A Guided Walking Tour of the Camino de Santiago
Walking the Camino de Santiago offers a Pilgrim the opportunity to join a community of hikers on a journey of spiritual and personal endeavour to Santiago de Compostela.
The French Way, or Camino Francés, is the most popular of the pilgrim trails to Santiago de Compostela. We opt to begin in Sarria and walk the final 100 kilometres of this Camino route. This is the minimum distance required for a Compostela, which serves as proof of your incredible accomplishment.
Taking a guided walking tour means much less planning is required on your part, knowing that an expert is leading the way and planning all your logistics for you. It also allows you to walk with just a day pack, reducing the strain and stress of having to carry your large pack every day.
If you’d prefer to undertake this challenge on your own, take a look instead at our self guided walking tours of the Camino de Santiago. Even our self-guided tours include luggage transfers and accommodation bookings to ease your burdens. But you’ll walk on your own, which some Pilgrims prefer to do for added introspection.
Of course, we’re always happy to chat about our walking tours, so do get in touch if you have any questions at all.
Prices / Dates
Price: €629 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€220
Thursday 16 September to Thursday 23 September 2021
Thursday 15 September to Thursday 22 September 2022
Tour Grade: Moderate
Accommodation: Guesthouse (en suite)
Included / Excluded
Camino de Santiago Walking Tour Itinerary
Following your arrival into Santiago Airport we will transfer to Sarria, your starting point on the way.
Following breakfast in Sarria, your first day on the Camino Way takes you to the banks of the River Miño and the walled town of Portomarín. The church fortress of San Nicolás, Portomarín also contains the church of San Pedro and the Pazos of Conde da Maza.
Distance: 21.5 km / 13.5 miles, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours
Starting out after breakfast, you will rise from the riverbank on your journey to Palas de Rei, a bustling town with strong artistic heritage and home of the church of San Tirso.
Distance: 25 Km / 15.5 miles, Approximate walking time: 5 / 6 hours
Leaving Palas de Rei after breakfast, your day on the Camino Way Pilgrimage moves you forward to the hub town of Melide.
Distance: 14.5 km / 9 miles, Approximate walking time: 3 / 4 hours
Day 5 from Melide winds down country lanes, through fields and along gravel tracks and through the hamlet of Ribadiso before finishing in Arzúa.
Distance: 16 km / 10 miles, Approximate walking time: 3 / 4 hours
Following breakfast in Arzúa, you will depart for your final overnight before Santiago in O Pedrouzo. Home of the distinctive Chapel of Santa Irene.
Distance: 20 Km / 12.5 miles, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours
Departing O Pedrouzo, you are now on your last day of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. When passing Monte del Gozo you will have your first glimpse of Santiago and in its centre, the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro Santiago de Compostela.
Distance: 20 km / 12.5 miles, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours
Our guided tour end with breakfast but not before a visit to the Pilgrim Office to collect your Compostela!