The Camino, A Walking Journey For The Soul
Join us for this inspiring walking pilgrimage covering the last section of the French St James Way from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. Since the 9th Century, pilgrims have walked to Santiago de Compostela to have their sins forgiven and to worship the relics of the Apostle James in the Cathedral built above his tomb. The Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) is considered a spiritual journey covering approximately 115 kilometers (72 miles) on foot in over the course of 6 days, with a local expert guide, hotel stays, and train transfers from Madrid to Sarria and from Santiago de Compostela to Madrid. After an overnight in Madrid, your walk will begin in Sarria through shady oak forests, pretty villages, and quiet country roads. Take the opportunity to visit the Romanesque church in Barbadelo before arriving in Portomarin for the night. Cross the Belesar Dam footbridge with a gradual climb to Ligonde. See the Cruceiro of Lameiros and the Monastery of Our Saviour of Vilar de Donas located approximately one mile off the Camino. Pass through the province of Coruña amid its fine eucalyptus, pine, and medieval bridges. Continue through some idyllic locations such as the Camino in Ribadiso do Baixo near Arzua, followed by a day of gentle slopes and woodlands. Feel a great sense of achievement for your last day on the Camino, making our last effort as you arrive in Santiago de Compostela.Your pilgrimage complete, spend two nights in the magical city of Santiago de Compostela. Explore the magnificent Cathedral built above St. James’ tomb. Discover the town center and squares surrounding the Cathedral, attend the Pilgrim Mass, and receive your Pilgrim Certificate upon reaching your destination. Take a full-day excursion by coach to the stunning Cape Finisterre peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean-believed in Roman times to be the end of the world. Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Boat in the coastal town of Muxia, and find out about local legends while enjoying delicious seafood dishes. Return to Madrid by train for one more night in Spain and reflect on your amazing experience that will stay with you always.
THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO (or ST JAMES’ WAY): A guided walking itinerary of approx. 115 km (72 miles) in 6 stages FINISTERRE AND MUXIA Full day excursionSANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Guided tourPILGRIM KITCOMPOSTELA CERTIFICATE Upon completion of the entire route on foot[M] Mass Services:available every evening at each overnight town/village and Pilgrim Mass in Santiago (all in local language and venues subject to change).
Madrid – Sarria
Sarria – Portomarin
Portomarin – Lestedo
Lestedo – Melide
Melide – Arzua
Arzua – Amenal
Amenal – Santiago De Compostela
Santiago De Compostela – Finisterre – Muxia – Santiago De Compostela
Santiago De Compostela – Madrid