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DISTANCE

70 miles

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DURATION

11 days

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LEVEL

Easy

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ROUTE

Madrid - Sarria - Santiago

  • Welcome packet
  • 24/7 support

From:
$2,899

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Easygoing Camino - Last 100Km

Our easygoing Camino is perfect for those wanting to experience walking the Camino but are worried about keeping up with the daily distance and fitness level. We believe the journey is the destination and that’s why our popular Easygoing Camino allows travelers to break up the Camino into smaller stages, walking less than ten miles a day, but still have the authentic experience and immersion into the beauty of Spain. Let us handle all the details to make your trip an unforgettable one.

This route will take you at a slow pace through the last 70 miles (115 Km) of the French route, eligible for the Compostela certificate. Starting from Sarria, the most popular town on el camino, this route is the least demanding as you have to complete 10 miles/day at the most over 9 walking days so it is accessible to everyone.

Discover the beauty of the Camino with its ancient villages, churches and monuments, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for its unique cultural and historical value. Experience a journey of self-discovery and reflection while you enjoy the scenery, great food and build new friendships along the way. Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to live the pilgrimage experience with the comforts of modern life, as we take care of everything for you.

  • TOUR TYPE: Guided
  • GROUP SIZE: 10
  • AGE: 14+
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels & Rural Houses
  • TRANSPORTATION: Train, Walk
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Accommodations

You will stay at a mix of hotels, pensions and rural houses. All of them are very comfortable and have private en-suite bathrooms. In the smaller villages we'll stay at friendly, family run homes that will make your experience of the Galician culture more authentic.

tapa of raxo with fries
Meals

All meals are included. Picnic lunches are a welcome break during your walk. At the end of the day, enjoy the best of Galician cuisine as you try the staples of the region, from seafood to galician steak or delicious raxo.

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On the trail

You will be walking for 6-11 miles/day for 9 days, for a total of 70 miles, which is very achievable so this tour is rated as easy.  Nevertheless, it is important that you are used to walking and in good physical condition. Our guide and private vehicle will support you every step of the way!

Itinerary

Day 1: Meet in Madrid
Our team will meet you in Madrid where our journey will begin. Your welcome packet contains directions to the station and your meeting point. Our trip starts with a journey by train to Sarria, where we will have our welcome dinner and spend the night, resting as we prepare for the first walking day.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Sarria.

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Day 2: Sarria - Morgade (8 mi)
Our first day on el Camino! In Sarria we will see the first cross or cruceiro, located on a vantage point above the city. Then after we pass by Mary Magdalen's convent, we will leave the city through the medieval bridge Ponte Aspera. We will be walking through meadows and chestnut forests most of the way, perfect places to enjoy your picnic lunch. We will also see some of our first hórreos (granaries) along the way as we reach the official 100Km marker.

At the end of the stage we will transfer back to Sarria to spend the night.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Sarria.

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Day 3: Morgade - Portomarín (7 mi)
Today we will set out on foot for Portomarín, famous for its roman bridge and medieval churches. Our itinerary will take us through forest paths lined with oak and pine trees. We will pass by the Romanesque church of St Mary and cross several small towns until we start a sharp descent to the Mino river. We will enter the town through its old roman bridge rebuilt with steps that lead to a chapel. We'll enjoy a wonderful dinner and a well deserved rest.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Portomarín.

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Day 4: Portomarín - Ventas de Narón (8 mi)
Today we will leave Portomarin behind, as we make our way to Gonzar where we will see the romanesque St Mary's church which is very well conserved. Further on, we will visit the Castro of Castromaior, a series or celtic ruins from pre-roman times. We will stop when we reach Ventas de Naron, with a small chapel that seems to suggest the existence of an old pilgrim's hospital, just before the Sierra de Ligonde.

At the end of the stage we will transfer back to Portomarín.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Portomarín.

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Day 5: Ventas de Narón - Palas de Rei (7 mi)
Today we will leave Ventas de Narón. Before we enter the town of Ligonde we will see the famous cruceiro de Lameiros, from 1670, that represents Jesus' passion and death on its base. Towards the end of the stage we will visit the famous monastery of Vilar de Donas, with the Church of our Savior, where we will enjoy a guided tour. Back on el Camino, we will reach the larger town of Palas de Rei for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Palas de Rei.

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Day 6: Palas de Rei - Melide (10 mi)
Palas de Rei was the old residence of the visigoth king Witiza in the 8th century where you can visit the church of St. Tirso dating from the 12th century. We will set on foot for Melide today, an important town where both the Northern Camino and the Camino Primitivo merge with the French. For this reason, you'll find more pilgrims on the following stages until you arrive in Santiago.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Melide.

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Day 7: Melide - Arzúa (9 mi)
After enjoying the local food in Melide, we will make our way to Arzúa. The route is a mix of well conserved and repaired trails together with some more abrupt sections. You will cross the Iso river and reach the village of Ribadiso while walking through some of the most spectacular scenery in el Camino. We will make sure to try the renowned cheese varieties from this region (Arzúa-Ulloa). In March they hold a Cheese festival at the village dedicated to this local staple, famous enough to carry its own trademark.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Arzúa.

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Day 8: Arzúa - O Pedrouzo (12 mi)
After our stay in Arzúa, where you can visit the Convent of Mary Magdalen and the parochial church of Santiago, we'll get our pilgrim passports stamped and head out to the town of O Pedrouzo. This stage takes you through quiet forest paths with eucalyptus groves between villages that are so small with houses so spread out that it is hard to tell where one village ends and the next one begins. The scenery is one of the most beautiful throughout el Camino. Towards the end of the stage, we will visit the chapel and fountain of St Irene, built in the Baroque style.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: O Pedrouzo.

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Day 9: O Pedrouzo - Lavacolla (6 mi)
Today we will be crossing into the Santiago province, a reminder that we are getting close to our final destination. Beautiful eucalyptus forests will surround us during most of the stage. As we approach the main road, we'll see small crosses that travelers have attach to the barriers as symbols of their pilgrimage.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: O Pedrouzo.

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Day 10: Lavacolla - Santiago (7 mi)
Santiago is only a short distance from Lavacolla. Shortly after departing we will reach Monte de Gozo (Hill of Joy), the the first place from where you can see the spires in Santiago's Cathedral. Shortly after, you will arrive in Santiago where you will be able to visit the cathedral and have a chance to hug the apostle.

We will also collect our last stamp, our pilgrim certificate and enjoy our farewell dinner.

Meals: B,L,D. Overnight: Santiago

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Day 11: Visit Santiago
In the morning, we will have a guided tour of Santiago's main landmarks. Find out about Santiago's rich cultural heritage and visit its famous monuments and squares. Your Camino adventure ends here. If you would like to extend your tour with other activities, let us know and we'll arrange them for you. Congratulations, you did it!

Meals: Breakfast

  • pilgrims walking early morning fog
  • pulpo galician style
  • pilgrims on the obradoiro square
  • Church by el camino path
  • walking with hike the way shirts
  • filet mignon with fries
  • view of mino river in Portomarin
  • raxo with fries
  • small store on the way
  • pilgrims walking on el camino forest path
  • santiago almond cake on a display with typical desserts
  • sign at the entrance to Santiago de Compostela
  • cathedral of Santiago facade
  • Land tour only (No airfare)
  • Double Accommodations (10 nights)
  • Daily Breakfast (10)
  • Daily Lunch (10)
  • Daily 3-course dinners (10)
  • Luggage transfer
  • Expert guides
  • Support vehicle
  • All transfers on itinerary
  • All taxes, tips
  • Welcome packet
  • Pilgrim's Credential
  • Tour prices listed are per person, in double occupancy accommodations.
  • See OPTIONAL tab for individual supplement and other add-ons
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT: $549
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS: Request a quote
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$2,899

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Guides: Our guides are great! They speak both English and Spanish and are here to respond to your needs on the spot. They will teach you the local culture, the secrets of el Camino and in short, turn your trip into a memorable experience.

Luggage Transfer: Carry just a small backpack on the trail as we transfer your luggage to your hotel for you every day. It will be waiting for you when you arrive from your walk.

Support Vehicle: Our private support vehicle will meet you at checkpoints along the way to assist you in anything you need, whether you want to rest, drink water, or even be transferred the rest of the way to your hotel.

Welcome packet: Our complete information package includes your pilgrim credential, maps for the walk and hotels and all the information you need during the tour.