Duration:

13 Days / 12 Nights

Distance:

100 km / 62.1 mi

Difficulty:

Medium

Start / End

León - Santiago

Last 100 km of the French Way from Leon to Santiago

You will experience why the Ribeira Sacra is a paradise for the senses! This region located on the banks of the Sil and Miño rivers has an abundance of Romanesque monuments and ancient vineyards.
You will enjoy a marvelous gastronomic and wine experience where you can discover the exquisite flavors that the regions of Castilla y León, El Bierzo and Galicia have to offer. After our arrival in Santiago we will have an exclusive visit to Finisterre where we will eat a spectacular seafood lunch with the best local products.

You will walk the last 100 km of the French Way to obtain the Compostela!

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

Means and Assistance

Private support vehicle

You will have a support vehicle throughout your Camino. You can use it if you are tired or if you don’t want to keep walking for any reason, if you want to leave or take things during your walk or if you want to change your shoes. Our van is equipped with a first aid kit, medicines, snacks, water and fruits. This vehicle will cover any unexpected circumstances.

Guides

Our incomparable Camino guides are not just fountains of knowledge; they are pilgrims too! Your guide will be your friend on the Camino; a friend who will make you laugh with Camino stories and anecdotes, offer you encouragement and cure your blisters, and maybe even help you to find what you’re looking for along the way.

Insurances

All of our tours include travel insurance, which will be very useful in case you have an emergency during your Camino. Also, we offer cancellation insurance at a special price, which will vary depending on your Camino.

Pilgrim's Kit

We prepare you for your walk by sending you a packing list with recommendations on what to bring along on your trip, and provide a backpack with our Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view) that includes: Your Pilgrim's Passport, the shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections and waterproof Route Map, a waterproof pouch, notebook, snacks and more!

Dates & Price 2022:

5.525 €

Single Supplement + 1320 €

  • Sep 30 - Oct 12, 2022

Dates & Price 2023:

Single Supplement + €

Dates & Price 2024:

Single Supplement + €

The price includes:

  • Private Van Support & Luggage transfer
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Visit to the Extraordinary Portico of Glory (NOT included in the Ignatian Camino)
  • Carefully selected en suite accommodation
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • Informational program and route map
  • Photos of your Camino
  • Farewell dinner and surprise
  • Pilgrim´s Mass
  • Botafumeiro (Subject to availability). (Not included in the Ignatian Camino)
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Welcome cocktail in León
  • All Dinners
  • Two lunches in the Ribeira Sacra and one lunch in a vineyard
  • A picnic on the Camino
  • Guided visit in the Ribeira Sacra
  • Visits to vineyards in Ribeira Sacra and El Bierzo
  • Visit at the Rectoral de Gundivós to admire their beautiful pottery
  • Guided visits in Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil and Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil
  • Private cruise along the Miño and Sil rivers
  • Full-day trip to Finisterre with lunch
  • Guided visits in León and Santiago

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in León.
Guided visit in the city

Our meeting point will be in the beautiful city of León at the Hotel at 4:00 pm. We will enjoy a guided visit through this beautiful city, after which we will return to the accommodation for a welcome cocktail followed by a wonderful dinner where we will sample some of Leon's wonderful culinary delicacies.

Night in León

Day 2

Day of visits
Light walking

We head from León toward the region of "El Bierzo" stopping at the historic "Puente de Orbigo" bridge & the beautiful city of Astorga. We visit historic places such as Rabanal del Camino, Foncebadón, and the famous "Cruz de Ferro" (Iron Cross). We will meet a real Templar Knight at the Pilgrim's hostel in Manjarín. We will then enjoy lunch in Molinaseca to sample the local flavors enjoying a private wine-tasting in an eco-vineyard specializing in the Mencia and Godello varieties.

Night in El Bierzo

Day 3

Experiences in the Ribeira Sacra
Light walking

We now head to the Ribeira Sacra, right in the heart of Galicia. This place is a true treasure, where we will be able to feel the magic and history of a region that has been amazing humanity since Roman times. We will do a light walk along the Winter Camino before boarding our boat for a private cruise on the Miño River that will take us to a lovely vineyard where we will have lunch right on the banks of the river. We will cap off the day by sampling great wines at a lookout point with the breathtaking views.

Night at the Parador Monasterio Santo Estevo

Day 4

Experiences in the Ribeira Sacra
Light walking

We will start our day with a walk in an oak forest. We will admire the region's Romanesque jewels like: Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil y Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil. We will stop at a lookout point to enjoy the beautiful views of the Sil Canyon and its vineyards, and of course, we will be sampling delicious wines at a renowned local wine cellar. After an exquisite lunch, we will go meet a local artisan who will share with us his centuries-old pottery techniques.

Night in the Ribeira Sacra

Day 5

Experiences in the Ribeira Sacra
Light walking

We will travel to Sarria where we will be starting our walk tomorrow, but before we arrive, we will keep enjoying the Ribeira Sacra with a delightful cruise on the Sil river to appreciate its majestic rock formations and gravity-defying vineyards. We will then do a little hiking in the spectacular "Windmill route" along the Xábrega river. After lunch we will have a guided visit in Los Escolapios en Monforte de Lemos, which is known as the "Galician Escorial" after the famous Monastery in Madrid.

Night in Sarria

Day 6

Sarria (Barbadelo)- Portomarín
18.7 km / 11.6 mi

It's a wonderful day. We start our Camino! As we walk this stage, we will come across many little towns and villages like Barbadelo, Ferreiros, Vilachá, and Portomarín. We will be able to see essential monuments such as: The Church of "Santiago de Barbadelo", the Romanesque portico at the Church of Ferreiros, and the fortified church of St. Nicholas in Portomarín.

Night in Sarria.

Day 7

Portomarín - Palas de Rei
24.3 km / 15 mi

We will have the opportunity to see some gorgeous oak and eucalyptus forests while passing through the charming villages of Gonzar, Ventas de Narón, Ligonde and the lovely town of Airexe. We head towards Palas de Rei.

Night in Palas de Rei

Day 8

Palas de Rei - Boente
20.7 km / 12.9 mi

We will see the Romanesque portico of San Tirso's church. Our next destination is Palas de Rei. We will cross the border that divides the provinces of Lugo and La Coruña. We will see the church of "La Virgen de las Nieves" in Furelos and the church of Sancti Spiritus. Do you like octopus? We will be able to sample some of it at a "Pulpería" in Melide, a town that is famous for its octopus. In Melide we will also be able to see the beautiful Church of Santa Maria.

Night in Arzúa

Day 9

Boente - Salceda
19.5 km / 12.1 mi

We head to Boente, home of the spectacular church of Santiago. We will continue through the lovely towns of Arzúa, Ribadiso, and Castañeda, all of these towns are very closely linked to the Camino's history. In Arzúa, we can see the chapel of "La Magdalena." We will also enjoy some of Arzúa's delicious cheese, which was given Denomination of Origin. We will continue our walk to Salceda, passing by the town of Calzada.

Night in Arzúa.

Day 10

Salceda - Monte do Gozo
22.9 km / 14.2 mi

We will start our walk in the beautiful villages of A Brea and A Rua. We will have the opportunity to see the hermitage of St. Irene. We head to the town of Lavacolla, known for being the town where the ancient purification ritual needed to arrive in Santiago was performed. We end at one of the Camino's most emblematic places: Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy) and enjoy a marvelous view of Santiago.

Night in Lavacolla.

Day 11

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

The day has arrived! Our journey's most exciting day!
We will walk to our final destination: Santiago's Cathedral. We are scheduled to arrive before 12:00 pm. If you wish to attend the pilgrim’s mass and perform any pilgrim rituals like hugging the Apostle Santiago, you are welcome to do so. After that, we will have a wonderful surprise.

Night in Santiago de Compostela

Day 12

Day in Finisterre
Light walking

We will go on a tour to Finisterre. Pilgrims have ended their Camino de Santiago at this town's famous lighthouse for centuries, where in ancient times the Non Plus Ultra gate was believed to mark the end of the known world.

Night in Santiago de Compostela

Day 13

Day in Santiago
Light city walking

In the morning, we will have a guided visit by with an expert along the old city to understand the history of Santiago and the pilgrimages.

To celebrate our incredible pilgrimage we will have an exclusive tasting of traditional Galician products, you will get to know the origin of each product and plate in a delightful environment full of traditions and modernity.

Your Camino through life begins!

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