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Charity Walk from Sarria to Santiago

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Sarria - Start of your journey

When you all arrive in Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sarria to enjoy your first evening meal.

Sarria to Portomarin (6h,22km)

Indulge in a peaceful walk in shaded oak woods, picturesque villages on quiet unpolished roads. The village of Barbadelo (580m) has a Romanesque church that is worth a visit. The next symbolic village is Ferreiros. When you arrive in Portomarin (550m), take a relaxing break on one of the terraces in the main plaza.

Portomarín to Palace do Rei (6h15 ,25km)

From the village, the Camino crosses over the historic river Minho and climbs a steady gradient. Along the way, you will cross Gonzar and pass by the Romanesque Church of Santa María, Castromaior. The tranquility of the Galician Cemetery in Ligonde on a sunny day is bliss in itself. In Eirexe, the Romanesque portal of the chapel is breathtaking and features a sculpture of Daniel and animals inside. You will then arrive in Palace do Rei (565m).

 Palas de Rei to Melide (4h ,15Km)

Today, the Camino begins to decend, passing the village of Casanova and the plesant village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m),  we recommend you stop in one of the plentiful restaurants to try some local delicacies.

 Melide to Arzua (13km, 3h30)

The Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Then the medieval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arzua (389m). This small town has 2 churches that you can visit, Santa María and La Magdalena.

Arz?a to R?a-O Pino (5h15, 18km)

This shaded segment of the Camino passes through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Move at your own pace and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unrepeated statues of Santiago. The final leg to Rua/Opino is along a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.

Rua to Santiago de Compostela (5h20, 21km)

You are nearly there! The next stage will be Lavacolla where pilgrims traditionally bathed in the river before getting to Santiago de Compostela. Towering eucalyptus trees line your way along the route to Monte del Gozo (368m). From the "Mount of Joy" your goal is in sight - the Cathedral of Santiago! After an easy descent to the city (264m, population 80000) you witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the architeture and absorb the joyous atmosphere in this cultural and spiritual mecca.

Santiago de Compostela, end of the Camino for Charity tour!

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

What you get

Camino de Santiago included tick box 7 nights accommodation in Comfort 2-3* hotels with en-suite
Camino de Santiago included tick box 1 Experienced Bilingual Guide
Camino de Santiago included tick box Free Queimada
Camino de Santiago included tick box All Breakfasts and Dinners
Camino de Santiago included tick box Airport transfers
Camino de Santiago included tick box Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
Camino de Santiago included tick box Our Holiday Pack including walking maps, pilgrim passport, scallop shell
Camino de Santiago included tick box 24/7 Assistance

What you can add

Camino de santiago can be included Great dinners with local food
Camino de santiago can be included Extra nights
Camino de santiago can be included Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation
Camino de santiago can be included Your airport transfer

Make it WOW

Try a day tour to Fisterra and Muxia

It is best to fly to Santiago de Compostela

Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct to Santiago de Compostela from the UK. Ryanair fly from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands
and Liverpool and Aer Lingus operates from Dublin.

Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia offer the best selection
of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from: Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao,
Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife, and Valencia.

Ryanair now operates a year round service from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, twice a day.

To start your walking holiday: Sarria

You must take two buses to reach Sarria from Santiago, but the process is straightforward (€15pp).
1 - Santiago airport to Lugo 16h10, 18h40 (1hr45). See timetables in English: www.empresafreire.com.
2 - Lugo to Sarria (30mins). Many buses every day, until late. See www.monbus.es and look for "Horarios" on the left.

From Monday to Friday Monbus operate a direct service to Sarria at 6pm (3hrs), but from the Bus station (20mins from the
airport). See www.monbus.es and check "Horarios" on the left.

Back home

Shuttle buses from Santiago city center to the airport (20mins).

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  • Duration:8 Days
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