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    Famous last 100km of Camino de Santiago

    The last 100km of Camino de Santiago allows people who don't have the time to walk the full Camino to get a taster of the Camino.  Walking over 100kms also means you will be eligible to get the Compostela (Pilgrim Certificate).  The last 100km of Camino de Santiago generally takes approximately 1 week and so is a much more feasible trip for many.

    All of the last 100km walks to Santiago de Compostela are predominantly through the undulating landscape of Galicia. Galicia is renowned for its hilly landscape and lush vegetation which makes it a wonderful place to walk.  This area is also rich in history that is still visible today.  Celtic tribes initially inhabited this land and it is from them that the area's name comes.  The area was then occupied by the Romans in the 3rd Century BC until the Middle Ages when the Moorish Invaders tried to conquer these lands.  Ultimately the Moor's never really had control and the land soon fell back into the control of the Christian Kingdom of Asturias.  It was at this time that the tomb of St James was discovered and since then this area has been a pilgrimage destination.

    Many people think of the last 100km of Camino de Santiago as the walk from Sarria to Santiago and this is no doubt the most popular section of the whole Camino.  But did you know that there are other options to walk over 100km to get your Compostella.

    We have put together these different sections so that you can experience the various Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela.

    The next most popular walk after the Camino Frances Sarria to Santiago section would be the Camino Portugues.  Here there is two options either the inland traditional Camino Portugues from Tui to Santiago or the Coastal route from Viana do Castelo to Santiago.

    The Camino Ingles when walked from Ferrol to Santiago is over 100km and so the walk we would recommend for anyone looking to walk a scenically rewarding route.  Or if you perhaps fancy tackling the Original Way to Santiago, the Camino Primitivo then from Lugo to Santiago is over 100km and enables you to receive your Compostela.  Lastly, but by no means least, is the last 100kms of the Via de la Plata, from Ourense to Santiago.

    So why not check out one of these routes below or get in touch to find out more and get a personalised quote for your last 100km of Camino de Santiago holiday.




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    Overall my "Follow the Camino" walk was an excellent introduction to the pilgrim route I had read so much about. I was impressed with the scenery, the facilities along the route and the other walkers that I met. I will plan to walk other sections of the route as time permits. My main objective was a walking holiday but the spiritual dimension did not escape me.

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