Duration:

10 Days / 9 Nights

Distance:

150 km / 93 mi

Difficulty:

Medium / High

Start / End

Madrid - O'Cebreiro -Santiago

Self-guided Walk of St. James: Last 150k of the Camino de Santiago

You cover the last 150 km self-guided walk of St. James (Camino de Santiago) from O'Cebreiro to Santiago, the full Camino in Galicia in a total of 8 stages. We personally greet you in Madrid for an introduction and then head to O'Cebreiro where you begin your walk the next day. You will have reserved accommodation at the end of each stage, but you walk independently and on your own each day.

Tours all year round:
Interested in doing this route or another self-guided Camino in other dates?
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Cancellation Insurance

With our cancellation insurance, you will be covered in case of cancellation of your travel due to health reasons, legal, labor or extraordinary reasons.

The cost of the cancellation insurance will be 2.6% of the value of the tour + extras.

If you need more information regarding our cancellation insurance and procedures, you can contact us here

Dates & Price 2020:

1150 €

Single Supplement + 350 €

  • Sep 04 - Sep 13, 2020
  • Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2020
  • Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2020
  • Sep 26 - Oct 05, 2020
  • Oct 04 - Oct 13, 2020
  • Oct 10 - Oct 19, 2020

Dates & Price 2021:

1265 €

Single Supplement + 385 €

  • Apr 17 - Apr 26, 2021
  • Apr 24 - May 03, 2021
  • May 08 - May 17, 2021
  • May 22 - May 31, 2021
  • May 29 - Jun 07, 2021
  • Jun 12 - Jun 21, 2021
  • Jul 03 - Jul 12, 2021
  • Aug 28 - Sep 06, 2021
  • Sep 04 - Sep 13, 2021
  • Sep 11 - Sep 20, 2021
  • Sep 18 - Sep 27, 2021
  • Sep 25 - Oct 04, 2021
  • Oct 02 - Oct 11, 2021
  • Oct 09 - Oct 18, 2021
  • Oct 16 - Oct 25, 2021

The price includes:

  • Accommodations with private bathrooms
  • All breakfasts
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Daily transfer of ONE piece of luggage per person
  • Informational program with daily stages
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Transfer from Madrid to O'Cebreiro
  • Guided visit in Santiago (4+ groups)

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Madrid
Light city walking

We meet in Madrid, Weare Chamartín Hotel at 1:15 pm on the first day for a lovely welcome. The team greets you and hands you all the necessary material for you to go off on your own. Then the group heads North by train. We drop you off in O'Cebreiro from where you will start your self-guided walk of St. James on your own the next day.

Day 2

O' Cebreiro - Triacastela
21 km / 13 mi

Today your Camino beings! You will begin your walk in O’ Cebreiro, which is the beginning of the Camino de Santiago in Galicia. In this town, located 1300 meters above sea level, you will see 'Las Pallozas’ (buildings composed of stone and hay) presumably of Celtic origin. Stone houses are also some of the main structures of this mountainous area.

Day 3

Triacastela - Sarria
21.4 km / 13.29 mi

In this stage you will walk until you arrive to the town of Sarria, the start of the meaningful last hundred kilometers to Santiago. Along the journey you will pass through charming towns and villages like San Xil, A Balsa, Pintín and Furela in between forest paths that have a magical atmosphere.

Day 4

Sarria - Portomarín
18.9 km / 11.74 mi

As you journey through this stage you will come across many little villages and towns of which the most interesting are Sarria, Barbadelo, Ferreiros and Portomarín where you can see beautiful monuments such as: the convent of "La Magdalena” originally founded as a Pilgrim's hospital in the 13th century, the church of "Santiago de Barbadelo" famous for its beautiful architecture and uniqueness of its capitals, the Romanesque portico at the church of Ferreiros and the legendary 100 km marker!

Day 5

Portomarín - Palas de Rei
24.3 km / 15.09 mi

Today's journey will take you through the towns of Portomarín, Ligonde and Vilachá, where you will have the opportunity to see the wonderful view of the Miño river valley right outside Vilachá, the fortified church of St. Nicholas and the famous Romanesque façade of San Pedro's church in Portomarín as well as the church of "Vilar de Donas", considered to be one of the best examples of Romanesque art associated to the Camino.

Day 6

Palas de Rei - Castañeda
22.3 km / 13.85 mi

In today's stage you will cross the border that divides the provinces of Lugo and La Coruña via an ancient Roman road. Once you get to La Coruña you will be able to enjoy true jewels of the Camino such as the church of "La virgen de las nieves" in the town of Furelos and the churches of Sancti Spiritus and Santa Maria de Melide in Melide.

Day 7

Castañeda - Salceda
17.5km / 10.87 mi

Today's walk will take us through the lovely towns of Arzúa and Castañeda, both very closely linked to the Camino's history. In Arzúa you can see the beautiful chapel of "La Magdalena" built in gothic style and founded in the 14th century. You can also enjoy some of Arzúa's delicious cheese which was awarded Denomination of Origin.

Day 8

Salceda - Lavacolla
17.5 km / 10.87 mi

Our stage for this day will take us to the villages of A Salceda, A Brea, Santa Irene, A Rua and O Empalme mainly through wooded areas and forests until you finally reach Lavacolla, the place where the purification ritual needed to arrive in Santiago was performed in ancient times. Along the journey you will have the opportunity to see the hermitage of St. Irene, the Portuguese martyr saint and its baroque fountain whose water is said to have curative properties.

Day 9

Lavacolla - Santiago
10 km / 6.2 mi

You pass by Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy) where you can enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of Santiago in which you will be able to make out our final destination: Santiago de Compostela's Cathedral. We suggest you get an early start so you can get to Santiago in time for the Pilgrim's mass at noon! You spend the night in Santiago.

Day 10

Day in Santiago
Light city walking

In the morning we offer a guided visit through Santiago at 10 am. The focus of the guided visit will be on the old city, where we will recall the history of the city and the pilgrimage to Santiago through its main monuments, squares and streets.

Our tour comes to an end at about 1 pm.

Your Camino through life begins!

If you need guidance about what to do next, we'd be happy to help you!

OPTIONAL

Full-day Trip to Finisterre
Not Included in Price

You will need to extend your stay in Santiago by one or two nights to join this trip.
You meet your local guide in Santiago and, in our private van, head towards Muros, one of the most beautiful coastal towns in Spain, making a short stop in Alto de Paxareiras until we reach Ézaro & head to the famous Finisterre lighthouse. After breaking for lunch in Finisterre, we will drive to the town of Muxía and then back to Santiago.

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