Duration:

10 Days / 9 Nights

Distance:

107 km / 66.5 mi

Difficulty:

Low

Start / End

Madrid - Santiago

Camino de Santiago Walking Tour - Light-paced!

Our Buen Camino Lite 2024 has some exciting new changes!

Our classic Buen Camino Lite is designed to walk the last hundred kilometers necessary to obtain the Compostela certificate from Sarria in 8 short stages, averaging just 13 kilometers (8 miles) per day.

We use some of our extra free time in the afternoons for wonderful visits and workshops to really immerse yourselves in the culture of Galicia and live a truly unique experience. Along the Way we will enjoy the charm of authentic Galician rural manors, which have been personally selected by us for their great hospitality and service. A classic Camino walking tour for any ages - anybody can walk the Camino.

Our 2024 itinerary now includes a visit to the magical Ribera Sacra - a hidden gem in Galicia that we want to show you!

Trip Insurance

Insurance Included
Our insurance offers you and us peace of mind. You will be covered during your stay so that if anything physical happens during this trip, you're taken care of in Spain.

We're happy to send you more information regarding coverage here

Our Love is in the Details

Private Support Vehicle

Experience comfort with our dedicated Camino support vehicle. Our equipped van is stocked with essentials like first aid, snacks, and water. It's your safety net for unexpected situations or when you need a break. Whether you're tired, want to switch shoes, or simply take a pause, our vehicle is at your service.

Our Guides like Family

Meet our exceptional Camino guides—knowledgeable and fellow pilgrims! Your guide is your Camino companion, bringing laughter, stories, and encouragement. They're here to heal blisters, offer advice, and help you discover the Camino in your own way.

Insurance got you Covered

We've got your back... and your feet! All of our tours include travel insurance, which will be very useful in case you have an emergency during your Camino. Rest easy with included travel insurance for Camino emergencies.

Incomparable Pilgrim's Kit

Embark prepared with our packing list and our Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view). This kit features essentials: Your Pilgrim's Passport, the iconic shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections, a waterproof Route Map, pouch, notebook, snacks, and more! Your Camino journey starts here.

Dates & Price 2024:

4200 €

Single Supplement + 870 €

Dates & Price 2025:

4200 €

Single Supplement + 870 €

  • May 07 - May 16, 2024 1 left! last spots!
  • Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2024
  • Oct 06 - Oct 15, 2024
Dates & Price 2026:

Single Supplement + €

Buen Camino Lite 2024 includes:

  • Private Support Vehicle
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • All transfers
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Carefully selected en-suite accommodation
  • Informational program and route map
  • Farewell dinner and surprise
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Pilgrims' Kit: small backpack filled with things that will come in handy on your Camino
  • Photos of your Camino
  • All Dinners
  • High-speed train from Madrid to Oursense
  • 1 Picnic
  • Guided visit in Arzua's honey museum
  • Traditional Cheese-making workshop
  • Visit to the magical Ribera Sacra
  • Guided visit in Santiago de Compostela including the Cathedral's majestic Portico of Glory
  • Pilgrims' Mass with Botafumeiro ceremony
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • The Marly Touch 😃

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Madrid
Transfer to the Ribeira Sacra

At 8:30 am, we will meet at the lobby of the Avani Alonso Martinez Hotel for a brief presentation. We will then go to Chamartín train station in our private vehicle.

We will travel to the city of Ourense by train where our vehicle will be taking us to a magical Ribera Sacra where we will enjoy a wonderful visit.

Night in the Ribera Sacra.

Day 2

Peruscallo - Portomarín
13.5 km / 8.4 mi

We start our Camino today! Along this stage, we will come across the towns of Ferreiros, A Parrocha, and Portomarín, where we will be delighted by fabulous monuments such as the Romanesque Portico at the church of Ferreiros, the fortified church of St. Nicholas in Portomarín and the legendary 100 km marker. We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful view of the Miño river valley right outside Vilacha.

Night in the Ribeira Sacra.

Day 3

Portomarín - Airexe
17.5 km / 10.9 mi

Today's journey will take us through the towns of Portomarín, Gonzar, Ventas de Narón and Ligonde until we reach Airexe. We will have the opportunity to visit the church of "Vilar de Donas", considered to be one of the best examples of Romanesque architecture on the Camino.

Night in Palas de Rei.

Day 4

Airexe - O Coto
16.2 km / 10 mi

Most of today's stage will be through beautiful forest paths passing by the towns of Palas de Rei, where we can admire the Romanesque portico of the church of San Tirso, San Xulián and Casanova before finally reaching the hamlet of O Coto. We will enjoy a wonderful traditional workshop where we will learn to make local artisanal organic cheese. Afterwards we will be able to sample our delicious creations.

Night in Palas de Rei.

Day 5

O Coto - Boente
12.3 km / 7.6 mi

Today we will cross the border that divides the provinces of Lugo and La Coruña via an ancient roman road. We will 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, a town famous for its octopus, which we can sample in one of its "Pulperías" (restaurants specializing in octopus). Today we might also visit a 14th century castle in the town of Pambre.

Night in Arzúa.

Day 6

Boente - Calzada
14.3 km / 8.9 mi

Today's walk will take us through the lovely towns of Castañeda, Ribadiso, Arzúa, and Preguntoño, all very closely linked to the history of the Camino. In Arzúa, we can see the beautiful gothic style 14th century chapel of "La Magdalena." We'll enjoy some of Arzúa's delicious cheese. After our walk, we will visit Arzua's honey museum, where we will learn about the life and work of the bee, one of our ecosystem's most important insects.

Night in Arzúa.

Day 7

Calzada - Pedrouzo
13.5 km / 8.5 mi

Our stage for this day will take us to the villages of Salceda, O Empalme, Santa Irene and A Rua to finally arrive in the town of Pedrouzo. Along the journey we will have the opportunity to see the hermitage of St. Irene and its baroque fountain whose water is said to have curative properties.

Night in Lavacolla.

Day 8

Pedrouzo - Monte de Gozo
15.1 km / 9.4 mi


Today's stage will take us mainly through wooded areas and forests until we finally reach Lavacolla, the place where the purification ritual needed to arrive in Santiago was performed in ancient times. We will end our walk in Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy) where we can enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of Santiago in which we will be able to make out our final destination: Santiago de Compostela's Cathedral.

Night in Lavacolla.

Day 9

Monte do Gozo - Santiago de Compostela
4.8 km / 2.9 mi

Today is our journey's most exciting day!
We will make our way to our final destination: Santiago's Cathedral.
In the afternoon we will enjoy our beautiful Pilgrim's mass!. 
In the evening, we will have a wonderful farewell surprise accompanied by a delicious dinner to celebrate our arrival.

Night in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 10

Guided visit of Santiago.
End of tour.

To culminate our Camino, a guided visit in Santiago awaits us in the morning, through the old city, its main monuments and squares.

Your Camino through life begins!

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Bespoke Experiences

We tailor every detail adding that special Marly touch so you can live your dream Camino.

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