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Camino Frances

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Your Self-Guided Hiking Tour Includes:

  • Top-Choice Accommodation
  • Detailed Itinerary, Maps & GPS Tracks
  • Baggage Transfer
  • Breakfasts
  • Insider Tips
  • 24/7 Support
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  • Day 1 Arrival in Arzua

    From your point of arrival, use the public transport information we provide to make the journey to Arzua.

  • Day 2 Arzua to A Rua

    11 Miles / 18 Km 4-6 Hrs 380 Metres

    As other routes join the Camino Frances you will find more and more pilgrims sharing the walk towards Santiago with you. The walk leads you through quaint hamlets and, as the vegetation becomes more Mediterranean, the oak and chestnut woodlands of eastern Galicia slowly give way to eucalyptus and pine forests and even the occasional palm tree. Stay and relax in the tranquil settlement of A Rua before continuing to Santiago de Compostela tomorrow.

  • Day 3 A Rua to Lavacolla

    7 Miles / 11 Km 3-4 Hrs 270 Metres

    The second last day of the Camino brings you once more through little villages, woodlands and open country along quiet paths and tracks. Not far from Santiago de Compostela you come to the village of Lavacolla where it is said that, after weeks or months of travelling, pilgrims traditionally bathed in the local stream to purify themselves before their arrival in Santiago.

    Please note that, in order to create a gentle walking tour, this day and the following hike from Lavacolla to Santiago are very short and can each be completed in 3 hours. If you feel that this may be too short, you should have a look at our moderate level Camino tours.
  • Day 4 Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela

    6.5 Miles / 10 Km 3-4 Hrs 190 Metres

    From Lavacolla the Camino soon reaches the top of Monte do Gozo, the Hill of Joy. Here is the place where pilgrims can get their first view of their destination, the spires of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The end of your walk then leads you through medieval streets and past grand squares, fountains, palaces and churches before you arrive at the magnificent cathedral.

  • Day 5 Departure from Santiago de Compostela

    There are regular flights from Santiago Airport as well as bus and train services from Santiago to other Spanish cities and airports. Full details provided upon booking.

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