Day 1. Transfer to the starting point of the tour. Briefing of the trip.
Day 2. Villafranca del Bierzo-O Cebreiro. Distance 28 km.
This might be one of the best-known stages in the whole pilgrimage. We start among vineyards to leave Castilla y Leon and enter Galicia through the region of Os Ancares with beautiful landscapes. For that we will ascend O Cebreiro, the pass that divides both regions. It is an attractive stage, where we will discover magical villages like Pereje, Trabadelo, the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen and the Serracín Castle (S.XV Y XVI) located on a hill.
Day 3. O Cebreiro -Triacastela. Distance 25 km.
The day before we finished with an ascent, so is this stage, apart from a winding section, most of the way we will descend crossing a landscape with more vegetation than the ones in Castilla. Stands out the Church of San Esteban, the Church of San Xoán and the Chapel of San Pedro in the village of Biduedo.
Day 4. Triacastela-Sarria. Distance 18 km.
From Triacastela we could choose between two fascinating itineraries. The most southerly one includes the visit to the Samos Benedictine Monastery and a leafy environment. The northern one goes across beautiful deciduous forest.
Sarria is a good place to finish the journey, with a nice pilgrim atmosphere and a nice place for relaxing time and meditation, but also to share experiences with other people.
Day 5. Sarria-Portomarín. Distance 23 km.
We will notice a larger concentration of pilgrims as we are only at 100 km from Santiago, the minimum walking distance required to get the Compostela (Pilgrims’ credential). It is a varied stage with many interesting stops to take a break in some Romanesque villages. You will not want to miss the visit to the parish of Concello de Sarria, Ferreiros and its Church of Santa María and Portomarín with a lot of interesting places to spend the evening.
Day 6. Portomarín - Palas de Rei. Distance 24 km.
We will cross Sierra de Ligonde and San Antonio’s Mount. If we feel like, we will detour to Vilar de Donas to visit the Church of San Salvador.
Day 7. Palas de Rei - Ribadiso de Baixo. Distance 24 km.
From Palas de Rei the road will become more winding. We will not forget that we did not just come to walk and observe, but to enjoy the amazing local gastronomy of this region. Visits to Romanesque churches like Santa María, the Nurses House, the Chapel of San Roque…
Day 8. Ribadiso de Baixo - O´Pedrouzo. Distance 22 km.
This stage is less demanding than the previous one and it will end at the doors of Santiago de Compostela. We will pass small villages and we will visit the Chapel of Santa Irene that is not to be missed.
Day 9. O´Pedrouzo - Santiago de Compostela. Distance 19 km.
We will end our adventure and we will do it in a successful way, reaching the beautiful town of Santiago de Compostela. We will first enjoy its views from the watchtower on the Gozo Mount. We will go to the heart of the city to visit its Baroque Cathedral and the Obradoiro.
Day 10. Return trip.
- Bilingual guide with support vehicle during the whole tour. There is the option of including a guide walking together with the group (please consult).
- 7 nights in a comfortable high-quality accommodation in double room and half board regime (breakfast and dinner). Please consult for individual room.
- 2 nights in a comfortable high-quality accommodation in double room (breakfast included).
- Road transfer to the starting point. (Villafranca)
- Luggage transportation during the trip.
- Pilgrims’ Credential.
- Lunches. They will take place on the way (picnic or restaurant).
- Dinner of the first day. Depending on the arrival time it could be in any restaurant on the way.
- Last day dinner in Santiago de Compostela.
- Any drinks not included in the menus (dinner and breakfast).