Camino Way

Join us, from the 16th to the 23rd of October, as we walk the final stretch of the Camino Francés in Northern Spain and raise much needed funds, to help us support older people who are lonely, isolated, frail, ill, homeless, living in poverty, or are facing other difficulties.

Walk the last 115 km of the classic French Way of the Camino from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela (the minimum required to earn your Compostela). This is often viewed as one of the most historic routes, as you will walk through many varied landscapes, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues, and grain silos.

This final section of the walk takes you through the region of Galicia in Northern Spain to Santiago for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever. Taking you through the undulating landscapes of Galicia before you enter the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela and relish the end of your journey at the Cathedral!

Itinerary

Dublin to Santiago – Sarria

After arriving into Santiago de Compostela, a scheduled coach transfer* at 17.00pm will take you to Sarria where we will be based for 1 night.

When you have reached Sarria you could possibly visit the old town, and you can choose to sample some of the local cuisines in one of the restaurants in Sarria.

*Transfer Included: Coach transfer departs Santiago Airport at approximately 17.00pm to connect with the with Aer Lingus flight from Dublin

Transfer Time: 1 Hr 15 Mins

Sarria to Portomarín, (23Km)

This first stage goes through different towns where you can visit some Romanesque churches along paths and forest tracks.

On reaching Portomarín we have the opportunity to visit the Romanesque church of St. Nicholas and this pretty village with its peculiar history.

Portomarín to Palas de Rei, (23Km)

First we descend to the reservoir and then we’ll start climbing the hill to the Monte San Antonio, from where we will reach the villages of Toxibó and Gonzar.

Then we will go through different villages and small towns like Hospital de la Cruz, Ventas de Naron and Eirexe until Palas de Rei.

Palas de Rei to Arzúa, (29Km)

When leaving Palas de Rei we’ll have a nice walk through forests to Coto.

About noon we’ll reach Melide, halfway along this stage, where you can taste the octopus in one of its typical local cuisine restaurant called “pulpería”

Then across eucalyptus forests we will reach the village of Boente, from where we’ll walk to the village of Ribadiso before reaching Arzúa.

Arzúa to O Pino (17Km)

This stage also goes through eucalyptus forests and brings us even closer to our destination. We’ll pass through different towns, including Santa Irene close to O Pino.

O Pino to Santiago de Compostela, (20Km)

As we get closer to our destination we pass through the Monte del Gozo, whose name comes from the joy felt by the pilgrims when seeing the city for the first time.

Day 7: Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Free to Explore the town of Santiago de Compostela.

Spend the days visiting this beautiful city, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. Why not visit the market town, Plaza de Abastos or one of its museums e.g. the Museum of Pilgrimages and the Cathedral Museum.

Depart Santiago de Compostela

Free morning in Santiago before your transfer to the airport. Coach transfer will depart your Santiago hotel at approximately 1.30pm to service the Aer Lingus flight departure.

Transfer Included: Coach transfer at approx. 1.30pm. (Check hotel reception to confirm departure time).

For those requiring a later transfer, taxi and public transport is readily available from Santiago.

Depart Santiago de Compostela for home.

For more information please contact 086 192 1523

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