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Camino de Santiago in the Spirit of St. James. Sarria to Santiago, the final 100km
Date Friday, March 22, 2024 Online Booking  
Depart from London Stansted  
Arrive to Porto  
Duration 7 nights  
Price £1053  
  • Return Ryanair flights London Stansted to Porto (Portugal) with a small personal handbag to carry on (40 x 25 x 20cm)
  • 10kg checked in bag
  • Coach transfers between Porto airport and hotels
  • 4 Nights in the Hotel Mercure Lugo in Lugo
  • 3 Nights in the Hotel Gelmirez in Santiago de Compostela
  • Group Masses in Sarria and along the Camino
  • Breakfast and evening meal each day in hotels
  • Coach transfers between hotel and walk stages
  • Marian Pilgrimages representative throughout
  • Option of selected shorter walks with coach transfers between
  • Official Cathedral de Santiago Passport (Credencial del Peregrino)
  • 5 Walking days and free day in Santiago de Compostela
  • *** NOT INCLUDED ***
  • Travel insurance
  • 20kg checked in bag �100


Day 1, Friday � Depart Dublin
Check-in at London Stansted for your direct Ryanair flight to Porto airport (Portugal). On arrival, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lugo where you will stay in the 4 star Hotel Mercure Lugo for 4 nights with breakfast and dinner.

Day 2, Saturday - Sarria to Portomarin
Walk 23km approx. 6hrs

After breakfast depart your hotel with your walk guide for a transfer to Sarria to begin your walk which will pass the monastery of La Magdalenain on the edge of the old town of Sarria. Here the group will have the option to celebrate Mass before continuing on the final 100km of the Camino. On passing the cemetery you cross the �Ponte Aspera� bridge towards a pleasant and peaceful walk through many picturesque villages along quiet country roads shaded by vast oak trees. On the latter stage of the route you can see the ruins of the old monastery of Santa Mar�a de Loyo, the original building of the Order of St James. Enter Portomar�n over the river Mi�o via the modern bridge where you might get a glimpse of the old site of the village. On crossing you can ascend the Escalinata de Nuestra Se�ora de las Nieves, the little chapel at the top of the stairs before taking some time to relax and refresh in the town square before being picked up by your coach and retuning to the hotel for dinner.
Selection of shorter walks - Sarria to Peruscallo 8km | Mercadoiro to Portomarin 5km

Day 3, Sunday � Portomarin to Palas de Rei
Walk 24km approx. 6hrs 30mins

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and take the coach back to Portomarin. Leave Portomarin across the Belesar and around Monte San Antonio towards Ventas de Naron passing through the villages of Gonzar and Castromaior where a small Romanesque Church dedicated to the Virgin is located. On crossing the sierra de Ligonde on the Dorsal Galega (the Galicain Ridge) you enter the farming region of Ulloa where you begin to descend through oak trees and meadows. On your decent the first eucalyptus trees come into view and after Brea you ascend the Alto do Rosario, a traditional point for Pilgrims to stop for prayer, where you can see Monte Pico Sacro the mountain that overlooks Santiago de Compostela on a clear day. Continue into Palas de Rei your finishing point and take time to relax and explore before being collected by your coach and returned to the hotel for dinner.
Selection of shorter walks - Portomarin to Gonzar 7.7km | Gonzar to Hospital de la Cruz 2km | A Brea to Palas de Rei 5km

Day 4, Monday � Palas de Rei to Arzua
Walk 29km approx. 7hrs 30mins

After breakfast you leave your hotel for Palas de Rei via coach. Leaving Palas de Rei you descend towards San Xuli�n crossing over the river Ruxian. Continuing onward through the village of Casanova and many Galician hamlets. Before crossing the R�o Seco over the Magdalena bridge to Disecabo and the mediaeval Puente Velha which spans the R�o Furelos you will reach the main town of Melide. Continue the day through forest tracks, meadows and cornfields till you reach the villages of Boente and Rivadiso before continuing to Arzua. Here you will meet your coach and return to your hotel.

Selection of shorter walks - Palas de Rei to O Cota 7km | Melide to Boente 5km or/and Boente to Ribadiso da Boente 8km

Day 5, Tuesday � Arzua to O Pedrouzo
Walk 22km approx. 5hrs 30mins

We pack up our bags and leave Lugo and take the coach Ribadiso da Baixo. Leave the coach and your bags to begin your days walk of this shaded section of the Camino through more villages and hamlets such as Cortobe, Ferreiros and Santa Irene. You make your way across numerous streams, through woods and along quiet country roads before reaching O Prdrouzo. Here you will be met by your coach and transferred to the centrally located Hotel Puerta del Camino Santiago in Santiago de Compostela where you will be reunited with your bags and checked in for 3 nights.

Selection of shorter walks - Ribadiso da Baixo to Salceda 11km | Santa Irene to O Pedrouzo 4km

Day 6, Wednesday � O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela
Walk 20km approx. 5hrs

After breakfast you take the coach back to O Pedrouzo and walk via Amenal and Santiago airport to Lavacolla. Here you can follow tradition, by washing in the river to prepare ourselves for our arrival to the Holy City. Continue to Monte do Gozo, the mount of joy, here we will get our first glimpse of the Cathedral like so many pilgrims before. Here we take time to enjoy lunch before continuing to our goal, Santiago de Compostela. Complete your walk at The Obradoiro Square, here you can enjoy your achievement and witness the newly restored Cathedral. We can begin by visiting the Tomb of the Apostle. After you can collect your certificates with your official Camino Passport or Credencial del Peregrino from your guide.

Selection of shorter walks - O Pedrouzo to Lavacolla 10km | San Marcos to the Cathedral in Santiago 6km

Day 7, Thursday � Santiago de Compostela
After breakfast we can leave for the Pilgrims Mass at noon in the Cathedral. Visit the tomb of St. James again, absorb the wonderful architecture of the Cathedral, explore the many narrow cobbled streets and enjoy the Galician cuisine. Return the short distance to the hotel for dinner.

Day 8, Friday � Day of Departure
After breakfast in the hotel we take the day for some free time around the city. Where you can take the time for one last venture into the Cathedral�s Square before our transfer to the airport for our flight back to London.

For those who do not wish to walk the full route, a selection of short walks (between 2.5km and 11km) will be available for each walk day. This can allow those who might not be able for the full exertion to get a good feel for the Camino.

bIt is advised that people wishing to partake in this walking pilgrimage consult their doctor on their fitness to take part before booking. Each walk day will consist of 5 - 8 hrs of moderately difficult walking with uneven and rough terrain in parts.

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