El Camino de Santiago – Last 100km

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El Camino de Santiago – Last 100km

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For over 1000 years, pilgrims have traipsed wearily across the plains, hills and mountains of the Iberian peninsula to pay homage at the shrine of St James (Santiago) in Spain’s northwestern city of Santiago de Compostela. El Camino de Santiago de Compostela is one of the world’s most famous and greatest long-distance walks.

You definitely don’t have to be religious to make this journey, though. Along the way, you may encounter some who are faithful, but you’re equally as likely to meet a diverse mix of hikers, cyclists and horse riders, or just those on some kind of personal journey. If you are looking for the classic Camino experience, this is the perfect tour for you! You will be walking the last 100kms of the famous Camino Francés, the French Way, from Sarria to Santiago, across the green rolling landscapes of Galicia.

This part of the camino captures the essence of the Camino de Santiago. Meet fellow pilgrims, discover local traditions and enjoy the unique atmosphere of it all, rewarding yourself with good food after a day walking in Galicia’s lush countryside.

You will start your Camino trip in Sarria and over a week you will walk the last stage of the Camino Francés into Santiago de Compostela. This means you can receive your pilgrim certificate at the Pilgrims Office when you arrive in Santiago. With your ‘Compostela’ certificate in hand, it is time to explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage city.

This is YOUR trip and you can add extra days to shorten your walking stages or stay additional nights in Santiago to explore this fantastic city. Ask our team for advice.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN DATE FOR THIS ADVENTURE!

Description

Highlights Include:

    • Walking along El Camino de Santiago – a pilgrim’s route over 1000 years old
    • Trekking across the lush Galician Countryside
    • Receiving your “Compostela Certificate” in Santiago
    • Enjoying amazing food and wine along the Camino
    • Connecting and sharing with like-minded travellers
    • Exploring beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Day 1 Sarria
Welcome to Sarria, the start of your Camino! Relax today and soak up the atmosphere of this popular Camino town.

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Overnight stay: Sarria

Day 2 Portomarin
Your first walking day will take you on a calm walk along country roads through pretty rural villages and quiet hamlets. Your destination for today is Portomarin, on your way you will spot many traditional Galician ‘hórreos’ (granaries). Make sure to visit Barbadelo and its beautiful Romanesque church.

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Distance: 22km

Overnight stay: Portomarin

Day 3 Palas de Reis
Today’s destination is Palas de Reis. After breakfast you set off by crossing Galicia’s longest river; Miño and rise towards the Serra de Ligonde. There is plenty to see today, you will pass the beautiful hamlets of Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Stop in Castromaior and Eirexe to visit their Romanesque churches.

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Distance: 25km

Overnight stay: Palas de Reis

Day 4 Melide
A fairly short day ahead of you today. You will continue downhill on the trail passing the village of Casanova and Leboreiro. You will stay in Melide tonight, a lively market town with plenty of lovely food. Make sure to try Galicia’s most traditional dish, octopus, in one of the many ‘pulperias’.

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Distance: 15km

Overnight stay: Melide

Day 5 Arzua
After your night in Melide, your next village is Boente. You will get here by crossing several streams and walking through the forest, when arriving in Boente, have a look in the church of Santiago. After Boente you will pass through the pretty medieval hamlet of Ribadiso, to arrive in our destination of today; Arzúa. Don’t miss out on Arzúa’s local cheese, it is what the town is famous for after all. Pay a visit to the churches of Santa Maria and A Magdalena.

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Distance: 14km

Overnight stay: Arzua

Day 6 Amenal
A beautiful day ahead of you today through beautiful woods, sleepy villages and along streams. Visit the unique statue of Santiago in the Chapel of Santa Irene. Don’t miss out on the pretty hamlet of Rúa. You will reach tonight’s destination of Amenal via calm country roads and forest tracks.

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Distance: 23km

Overnight stay: Amenal

Day 7 Santiago
Today is your final walking day on the Camino. You have another lovely day ahead of you before you reach the city of Santiago. It is not a long day and you should be able to get to the city for the pilgrim mass at 12pm. Firstly, you leave Amenal behind you and stop at the outskirts of Santiago in Lavacolla. Traditionally, pilgrims used to stop here in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela and would wash themselves in the river. Catch your first glimpse of the cathedral in Santiago on the ‘Mount of Joy’ or the Monto do Gozo.

Welcome to Santiago! Time now to relax, collect your certificate and go to mass if you wish. Make sure to spend time wondering the streets of this beautiful UNESCO World Heritage site and delight in the spiritual and cultural atmosphere.

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Distance: 16km

Overnight stay: Santiago

Day 8 Departure Day or Option to Extend
End of your Camino de Santiago tour after breakfast. Check out and transfer to the airport or extend your stay! We can help you extend your adventure in Spain or Portugal.
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ACCOMODATION: Hotels and country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food and friendliness of the staff. They will be confirmed 1 month before departure, in your holiday pack.

Tour Inclusions:

    7 nights Standard accommodation in 3* hotels based on double occupancy
    Breakfast each morning
    Dinners in the smaller towns (5x)
    Luggage transfer 1 piece per person (20kg)
    Holiday pack with walking notes, pilgrim passport, luggage tags, hotel vouchers
    24/7 Ground assistance (assistance number provided in holiday pack)

    Tour Exclusions:
    Flights
    Mandatory Travel medical Insurance
    Transfers from/to airport (optional)
    Items of personal nature
    Services and entrances not mentioned above
    Passport and visa fees
    Tips/Gratuities for housekeeping, service staff, drivers, etc.

CHOOSE YOUR OWN DEPARTURE DATE!

from $875 USD per person based on double/twin occupancy

Please note these prices are based on a minimum of 2 participants.

Costs and Fee Schedule

Prices are based on double occupancy. Single supplement fee applies.
A 20% non-refundable (unless cancelled by us) deposit is required at time of booking to reserve your place. Please contact info@finisterra.ca for more booking information, Terms & Conditions and an invoice.

Credit Card: If you would like to pay by credit card or eTransfer please contact info@finisterra.ca

Final Payment
Full payment is due 60 prior to departure

Air Travel
Flights are not included in the tour price. DO NOT purchase any airline tickets until the trip is confirmed to take place. Pre and post tours can be arranged through available at an additional charge. Please contact Finisterra Travel for further details info@finisterra.ca

Important Information

Travel Visa requirements and passports are the responsibility of the participants.
All participants will be required to sign a release form prior to departure.

Program costs are based on a minimum number of participants and are subject to change without notice.
Passport Information
Please note that most countries require passports to be valid for 6 months from the date of your return flight. We are not responsible if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct passport, visa or other travel documentation.

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