Day 1 - Saturday 9th April 2022
Check-in at Dublin airport for your direct Aer Lingus flight to Santiago de Compostela. On arrival, you will be met
by your guide and transferred to your hotel in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lugo where you will stay in the 4
star Grand Hotel Lugo for 4 nights with breakfast and dinner.
Day 2 - Sunday 10th April 2022 - Walk 23km approx 6hrs
After breakfast depart your hotel with your walk guide for a transfer to the monastery of La Magdalenain on the
edge of the old town of Sarria. Here the group will celebrate Mass before taking our first steps of the final 100km
of the Camino. On passing the cemetery you cross the “Ponte Aspera” bridge towards a pleasant and peaceful
walk through many picturesque villages along quite country roads shaded by vast oak trees. On the latter stage of
the route you can see the ruins of the old monastery of Santa María de Loyo, the original building of the Order of
St James. Enter Portomarín over the river Miño via the modern bridge where you might get a glimpse of the old
site of the village. On crossing you can ascend the Escalinata de Nuestra Señora de las Nieves, the little chapel at
the top of the stairs before taking some time to relax and refresh in the town square before being picked up by
your coach and retuning to the hotel for dinner. Walk 23km approx. 6hrs
Day 3 - Monday 11th April 2022 - Walk 24km approx. 6hrs 30mins
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and take the coach back to Portomarin. Leave Portomarin across the Belesar
and around Monte San Antonio towards Ventas de Naron passing through the villages of Gonzar and Castromaior
where a small Romanesque Church dedicated to the Virgin is located. On crossing the sierra de Ligonde on the
Dorsal Galega (the Galicain Ridge) you enter the farming region of Ulloa where you begin to descend through oak
trees and meadows. On your decent the first eucalyptus trees come into view and after Brea you ascend the Alto
do Rosario, a traditional point for Pilgrims to stop for prayer, where you can see Monte Pico Sacro the mountain
that overlooks Santiago de Compostela on a clear day. Continue into Palas de Rei your finishing point and take time
to relax and explore before being collected by your coach and returned to the hotel for dinner.
Day 4 - Tuesday 12th April 2022 - Walk 29km approx. 7hrs 30mins
After breakfast you leave your hotel for Palas de Rei via coach. Leaving Palas de Rei you descend towards San Xulián
crossing over the river Ruxian. Continuing onward through the village of Casanova and many Galician hamlets. Before
crossing the Río Seco over the Magdalena bridge to Disecabo and the mediaeval Puente Velha which spans the Río Furelos you will reach the main town of Melide. Continue the day through forest tracks, meadows and cornfields till you reach the villages of Boente and Rivadiso before continuing to Arzua. Here you will meet your coach and return to your hotel.
Day 5 - Wednesday 13th April 2022 - Walk 22km approx. 5hrs 30mins
This morning you can celebrate Mass with the group in the beautiful Cathedral in Lugo. After you will check out
of the Grand Hotel Lugo and take the coach transfer to Arzua. Leave the coach and your bags to begin your days
walk of this shaded section of the Camino through more villages and hamlets such as Cortobe, Ferreiros and
Santa Irene. You make your way across numerous streams, through woods and along quite country roads before
reaching O Prdrouzo. Here you will be met by your coach and transferred to the 4 Hotel Hesperia Peregrino in
Santiago de Compostela where you will be reunited with your bags and checked in for 3 nights.
Day 6 - Thursday 14th April 2022 - Walk 20km approx. 5hrs
After breakfast you take the coach back to O Pedrouzo and walk via Amenal and Santiago airport to Lavacolla.
Here you can follow tradition, by washing in the river to prepare ourselves for our arrival to the Holy City. Continue
to Monte do Gozo, the mount of joy, here we will get our first glimpse of the Cathedral like so many pilgrims
before. Here we take time to enjoy lunch before continuing to our goal, Santiago de Compostela. Complete your
walk at The Obradoiro Square, here you can enjoy your achievement and witness the newly restored Cathedral
before entering to venerate at the tomb of St James. After you can collect your certificates with your official
Camino Passport or Credencial del Peregrino form your guide.
Day 7 - Friday 15th April 2022
Breakfast in the hotel followed by free day in Santiago at your leisure, visit the tomb of St. James again, absorb
the wonderful architecture of the Cathedral, explore the many narrow cobbled streets and enjoy the Galician
Day 8 - Saturday 16th April 2022
After breakfast you look to your transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
*It is our intention to follow the itinerary as outlined above, however due to many factors like local holidays, traffic or weather conditions it may be necessary to make changes to the order of events or even the cancelation of certain events.