Camino de Santiago

Spain

4 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in A Rua

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to A Rua.

DAY 2: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 3: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 4: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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5 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Arzua

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Arzua.

DAY 2: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 3: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 4: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 5: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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6 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Melide

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Melide.

DAY 2: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 3: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 4: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 5: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 6: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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7 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Palas de Rei

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Palas de Rei.

DAY 2: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 3: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 4: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 5: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 6: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 7: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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8 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Sarria

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Sarria.

DAY 2: Gonzar – Palas de Rei

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
We will transfer you to Gonzar to begin with a climb towards Castromajor.This is the Sierra Ligonde, There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 3: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 4: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 5: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 6: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 7: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 8: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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9 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Sarria

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Sarria.

DAY 3: Ferreiros - Gonzar

Distance 16 km • Estimated 4 – 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 350 m
We will transfer you to Ferreiros to begin with a pleasant descent into the river Mino valley.There are ,as always,nice little stops along the way to take a rest and well deserved refreshment.Some of what we see today is not all as it seems,many of the historic monuments were shifted from their original positions to preserve them when the land was flooded to create the Belesar reservoir in 1962.Again ,depending on accommodation we may have a complimentary transfer arranged.

DAY 4: Gonzar – Palas de Rei

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
We will transfer you back to Gonzar to begin with a climb towards Castromajor.This is the Sierra Ligonde, There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 5: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 6: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 7: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 8: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 9: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

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10 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Sarria

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Sarria.

DAY 2: Sarria - Ferreiros

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 4 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 400 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through 5 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet, stretch the day out and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight. A free transfer to your overnight accommodation may be waiting depending on where you have been allocated to stay for the night.

DAY 3: Ferreiros - Gonzar

Distance 16 km • Estimated 4 – 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 350 m
We will transfer you back to Ferreiros to begin with a pleasant descent into the river Mino valley.There are ,as always,nice little stops along the way to take a rest and well deserved refreshment.Some of what we see today is not all as it seems,many of the historic monuments were shifted from their original positions to preserve them when the land was flooded to create the Belesar reservoir in 1962.Again ,depending on accommodation we may have a complimentary transfer arranged.

DAY 4: Gonzar – Palas de Rei

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
We will transfer you back to Gonzar to begin with a climb towards Castromajor.This is the Sierra Ligonde, There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 5: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 6: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 7: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 8: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 9: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 10: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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11 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Samos

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Samos.

DAY 2: Samos - Sarria

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
Another day on the Camino following shaded riverside tracks and small roads from one quaint village to the next before arriving in the town of Sarria,with its Celtic roots.This is a busy town but still retains that ancient feel in the old quarter.
Sarria is in fact the start of the trail for many because it is the town set at just over 100 kms from Santiago,the minimum distance required for a walking pilgrim to receive the Compostela ( certificate of achievement).

DAY 3: Sarria - Ferreiros

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 4 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 400 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through 5 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet, stretch the day out and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight. A free transfer to your overnight accommodation may be waiting depending on where you have been allocated to stay for the night.

DAY 4: Ferreiros - Gonzar

Distance 16 km • Estimated 4 – 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 350 m
We will transfer you back to Ferreiros to begin with a pleasant descent into the river Mino valley.There are ,as always,nice little stops along the way to take a rest and well deserved refreshment.Some of what we see today is not all as it seems,many of the historic monuments were shifted from their original positions to preserve them when the land was flooded to create the Belesar reservoir in 1962.Again ,depending on accommodation we may have a complimentary transfer arranged.

DAY 5: Gonzar – Palas de Rei

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
We will transfer you back to Gonzar to begin with a climb towards Castromajor.This is the Sierra Ligonde, There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 6: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 7: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 8: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 9: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 10: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 11: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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12 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Triacastela

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Triacastela.

DAY 2: Triacastela - Samos

Distance 10 km • Estimated Time 3 – 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 250 m
A short walk today along the northern route option towards Samos.This option has less climbing.4 km along the way you will come to the traditional village of San Cristobo do Real set on the banks of the river Oribio.Alittle further along lovely little woodland paths you will come to the next village Renche before reaching the 6th century Benedictine monastery town of Samos.The short day may allow you time to take a guided tour.

DAY 3: Samos - Sarria

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
Another day on the Camino following shaded riverside tracks and small roads from one quaint village to the next before arriving in the town of Sarria,with its Celtic roots.This is a busy town but still retains that ancient feel in the old quarter.
Sarria is in fact the start of the trail for many because it is the town set at just over 100 kms from Santiago,the minimum distance required for a walking pilgrim to receive the Compostela ( certificate of achievement).

DAY 4: Sarria - Ferreiros

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 4 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 400 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through 5 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet, stretch the day out and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight. A free transfer to your overnight accommodation may be waiting depending on where you have been allocated to stay for the night.

DAY 5: Ferreiros - Gonzar

Distance 16 km • Estimated 4 – 6 hours • Overall Height Gain 350 m
We will transfer you back to Ferreiros to begin with a pleasant descent into the river Mino valley.There are ,as always,nice little stops along the way to take a rest and well deserved refreshment.Some of what we see today is not all as it seems,many of the historic monuments were shifted from their original positions to preserve them when the land was flooded to create the Belesar reservoir in 1962.Again ,depending on accommodation we may have a complimentary transfer arranged.

DAY 6: Gonzar – Palas de Rei

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
We will transfer you back to Gonzar to begin with a climb towards Castromajor.This is the Sierra Ligonde, There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 7: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 8: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 9: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 10: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 11: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 12: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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13 Day Leisurely - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in O Cebreiro

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to O Cebreiro.

DAY 2: Alto San Rocque - Triacastela

Distance 16 km • Estimated Time 4 - 6 hours • Height Gain minimal -descent of 700 m
O Cebreiro is high in the misty mountains of Galicia at an altitude of around 1300 m. We will transfer you for 6 km as far as Alto de San Roque.The walk through the Sierra do Ranadoiro climbs gently for a few kilometres as far as Alto do Poio,so a gentle start to break you into your camino journey among the beautiful Galician hilltops before descending gently at first and then more steeply from Biduedo for a descent of almost 600 m. Idyllic Gallician villages along the way before reaching the town of the three castles ,Triacastela.

DAY 3: Triacastela - Samos

Distance 10 km • Estimated Time 3 – 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 250 m
A short walk today along the northern route option towards Samos.This option has less climbing.4 km along the way you will come to the traditional village of San Cristobo do Real set on the banks of the river Oribio.Alittle further along lovely little woodland paths you will come to the next village Renche before reaching the 6th century Benedictine monastery town of Samos.The short day may allow you time to take a guided tour.

DAY 4: Samos - Sarria

Distance 15 km • Estimated Time 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
Another day on the Camino following shaded riverside tracks and small roads from one quaint village to the next before arriving in the town of Sarria,with its Celtic roots.This is a busy town but still retains that ancient feel in the old quarter.
Sarria is in fact the start of the trail for many because it is the town set at just over 100 kms from Santiago,the minimum distance required for a walking pilgrim to receive the Compostela ( certificate of achievement).

DAY 5: Sarria - Ferreiros

Distance 13 km • Estimated Time 4 - 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 400 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through 5 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet, stretch the day out and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight. A free transfer to your overnight accommodation may be waiting depending on where you have been allocated to stay for the night.

DAY 6: Ferreiros - Gonzar

Distance 17 km • Estimated Time 4-6 hours • Overall Height Gain 340 m
We will transfer you back to Gonzar to begin with a climb towards Castromajor.This is the Sierra Ligonde, There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 8: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 9: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 10: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for the night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night.

DAY 11: A Rua – Lavacolla

Distance 11 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods today. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements, four in this short 11 km stretch. Close to Santiago we reach Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. It was as much for hygiene as symbolic purification!

DAY 12: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostella

Distance 10 km • Estimated 3 - 4 hours • Overall Height Gain 180 m
This is a day to savour, the memory will remain and sustain you through life. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountain

DAY 13: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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4 Day Moderate - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Arzua

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Arzua.

DAY 2: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 3: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.
It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 4: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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5 Day Moderate - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Melide

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Palas de Rei.

DAY 2: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 3: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 4: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.
It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 5: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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6 Day Moderate - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Palas de Rei

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Palas de Rei .

DAY 2: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 3: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 4: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 5: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.
It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 6: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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7 Day Moderate - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Portomarín

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Portomarín.

DAY 2: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance 25km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 590 m
Mixed terrain today as we climb away from Portomarín through woods around the reservoir (Embalse de Belesar).This is the Sierra Ligonde,our first village for a break is Gonzar.There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 3: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 4: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 5: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 6: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.
It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 7: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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8 Day Moderate - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Sarria

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Sarria.

DAY 2: Sarria - Portomarín

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 3: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance 25km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 590 m
Mixed terrain today as we climb away from Portomarín through woods around the reservoir (Embalse de Belesar).This is the Sierra Ligonde,our first village for a break is Gonzar.There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 4: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 5: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 6: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 7: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.

It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 8: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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9 Day Moderate - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Triacastela

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to triacastela.

DAY 2: Triacastela - Sarria

Distance via San Xil :18 km • Estimated Time 5 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 390m
Distance via Samos:25 km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 560m
We have two choices of how to reach Sarria, the shorter more direct Northern route via San Xil or the Southern detour route via Samos. The San Xil route has over 60 % natural path, some of which is through shaded woodland climbing the 905 m high Alto de Riocaba with great 360 views.
The longer Samos route does have lovely little villages along the way, the old Benedictine 6th century monastery but the down side is the section of busy roadway along the route. Either option has its merits.Sarria is in fact the start of the trail for many because it is the town set at just over 100 kms from Santiago,the minimum distance required for a walking pilgrim to receive the Compostela ( certificate of achievement).

DAY 3: Sarria - Portomarín

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 4: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance 25km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 590 m
Mixed terrain today as we climb away from Portomarín through woods around the reservoir (Embalse de Belesar).This is the Sierra Ligonde,our first village for a break is Gonzar.There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 5: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 6: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 7: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 8: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.

DAY 9: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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10 Day Moderate - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in O Cebreiro

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to O Cebreiro.

DAY 2: O Cebreiro - Triacastela

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Height Gain minimal -descent of 700 m
O Cebreiro is high in the misty mountains of Galicia at an altitude of around 1300 m. Today’s walk undulates through the Sierra do Ranadoiro for the first 10 km ,so a gentle start to break you into your camino journey among the beautiful Galician hilltops before descending gently at first and then more steeply from Biduedo for a descent of almost 600 m. Idyllic Gallician villages along the way before reaching the town of the three castles ,Triacastela.

DAY 3: Triacastela - Sarria

Distance via San Xil :18 km • Estimated Time 5 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 390m
Distance via Samos:25 km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 560m
We have two choices of how to reach Sarria, the shorter more direct Northern route via San Xil or the Southern detour route via Samos. The San Xil route has over 60 % natural path, some of which is through shaded woodland climbing the 905 m high Alto de Riocaba with great 360 views.
The longer Samos route does have lovely little villages along the way, the old Benedictine 6th century monastery but the down side is the section of busy roadway along the route. Either option has its merits.Sarria is in fact the start of the trail for many because it is the town set at just over 100 kms from Santiago,the minimum distance required for a walking pilgrim to receive the Compostela ( certificate of achievement).

DAY 4: Sarria - Portomarín

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 5: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance 25km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 590 m
Mixed terrain today as we climb away from Portomarín through woods around the reservoir (Embalse de Belesar).This is the Sierra Ligonde,our first village for a break is Gonzar.There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 6: Palas de Rei – Melide

Distance 15 km • Estimated 4 – 5 hours • Overall Height Gain 260 m
The ascent today is minimal, and the day is comparatively short. Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals. Melide is a lovely old Galician Town at the end of our trail today.You have to sample the famous Pulpo Gallega. You will see new faces today as pilgrims join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.

DAY 7: Melide – Arzua

Distance 14.5 km • Estimated Time 4-5 hours • Overall Height Gain 200 m
We have another short day today again shadowing the line of the motorway all the way into Arzua,however, the path is mostly on shaded paths.Oak and chestnut woods give way to eucalyptus.As today is short ,why not relax for a while beside the River Iso and its medieval bridge in Ribadiso da Baixo,we only have another few kms at most before reaching our destination for the evening,Arzua.

DAY 8: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 9: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.

It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the

DAY 10: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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5 Day Challenging - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Palas de Rei

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Palas de Rei.

DAY 2: Palas de Rei - Arzua

Distance 30 km • Estimated Time 7 -10 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
The ascent today is well measured the entire route and because of this is not very noticeable.Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way to Arzua. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals.Melide is a lovely old Galician Town half way along our trail today.Save lunch to here and sample the famous Pulpo Gallega alongside the new pilgrims who join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.We cross old medieval bridges and idyllic village settings before reaching Arzua.Try the local cheese which has its own dedicated festival in March.

DAY 3: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 4: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.
It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 5: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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6 Day Challenging - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Sarria

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Sarria.

DAY 2: Sarria - Portomarín

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas ( paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 3: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance 25km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 590 m
Mixed terrain today as we climb away from Portomarín through woods around the reservoir (Embalse de Belesar).This is the Sierra Ligonde,our first village for a break is Gonzar.There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 4: Palas de Rei - Arzua

Distance 30 km • Estimated Time 7 -10 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
The ascent today is well measured the entire route and because of this is not very noticeable.Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way to Arzua. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals.Melide is a lovely old Galician Town half way along our trail today.Save lunch to here and sample the famous Pulpo Gallega alongside the new pilgrims who join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.We cross old medieval bridges and idyllic village settings before reaching Arzua.Try the local cheese which has its own dedicated festival in March.

DAY 5: Arzua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 39 km • Estimated 9 - 13 hours • Overall Height Gain 840 m
NOTE: This is a big day walking but achievable if you are a really strong well experienced long-distance hiker. If unsure then it is advisable to go with a 9-day programme.
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements.
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 6: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

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7 Day Challenging - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in Sarria

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to Sarria.

DAY 2: Sarria - Portomarín

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas ( paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 3: Portomarín - Palas de Re

Distance 25km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 590 m
Mixed terrain today as we climb away from Portomarín through woods around the reservoir (Embalse de Belesar).This is the Sierra Ligonde,our first village for a break is Gonzar.There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 4: Palas de Rei - Arzua

Distance 30 km • Estimated Time 7 -10 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
The ascent today is well measured the entire route and because of this is not very noticeable.Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way to Arzua. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals.Melide is a lovely old Galician Town half way along our trail today.Save lunch to here and sample the famous Pulpo Gallega alongside the new pilgrims who join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.We cross old medieval bridges and idyllic village settings before reaching Arzua.Try the local cheese which has its own dedicated festival in March.

DAY 5: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 6: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.
It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 7: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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8 Day Challenging - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in O Cebreiro

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to O Cebreiro.

DAY 2: O Cebreiro - Triacastela

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Height Gain minimal -descent of 700 m
O Cebreiro is high in the misty mountains of Galicia at an altitude of around 1300 m. Today’s walk undulates through the Sierra do Ranadoiro for the first 10 km ,so a gentle start to break you into your camino journey among the beautiful Galician hilltops before descending gently at first and then more steeply from Biduedo for a descent of almost 600 m. Idyllic Gallician villages along the way before reaching the town of the three castles ,Triacastela.

DAY 3: Triacastela - Sarria

Distance via San Xil :18 km • Estimated Time 5 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 390m
Distance via Samos:25 km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 560m
We have two choices of how to reach Sarria, the shorter more direct Northern route via San Xil or the Southern detour route via Samos. The San Xil route has over 60 % natural path, some of which is through shaded woodland climbing the 905 m high Alto de Riocaba with great 360 views.
The longer Samos route does have lovely little villages along the way, the old Benedictine 6th century monastery but the down side is the section of busy roadway along the route. Either option has its merits.Sarria is in fact the start of the trail for many because it is the town set at just over 100 kms from Santiago,the minimum distance required for a walking pilgrim to receive the Compostela ( certificate of achievement)

DAY 4: Sarria - Portomarín

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas ( paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 5: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas (paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 6: Palas de rei - Arzua

Distance 30 km • Estimated Time 7 -10 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
The ascent today is well measured the entire route and because of this is not very noticeable.Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way to Arzua. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals.Melide is a lovely old Galician Town half way along our trail today.Save lunch to here and sample the famous Pulpo Gallega alongside the new pilgrims who join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.We cross old medieval bridges and idyllic village settings before reaching Arzua.Try the local cheese which has its own dedicated festival in March.

DAY 7: Arzua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 39 km • Estimated 9 - 13 hours • Overall Height Gain 840 m
NOTE: This is a big day walking but achievable if you are a really strong well experienced long-distance hiker. If unsure then it is advisable to go with a 9-day programme.
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements.
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 8: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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9 Day Challenging - Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

DAY 1: Arrival in O Cebreiro

Mountain ways Ireland will provide you with public transport information allowing you to make your trip to O Cebreiro.

DAY 2: O Cebreiro - Triacastela

Distance 21 km • Estimated Time 5 - 7 hours • Height Gain minimal -descent of 700 m
O Cebreiro is high in the misty mountains of Galicia at an altitude of around 1300 m. Today’s walk undulates through the Sierra do Ranadoiro for the first 10 km ,so a gentle start to break you into your camino journey among the beautiful Galician hilltops before descending gently at first and then more steeply from Biduedo for a descent of almost 600 m. Idyllic Gallician villages along the way before reaching the town of the three castles ,Triacastela.

DAY 3: Triacastela - Sarria

Distance via San Xil :18 km • Estimated Time 5 – 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 390m
Distance via Samos:25 km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 560m
We have two choices of how to reach Sarria, the shorter more direct Northern route via San Xil or the Southern detour route via Samos. The San Xil route has over 60 % natural path, some of which is through shaded woodland climbing the 905 m high Alto de Riocaba with great 360 views.
The longer Samos route does have lovely little villages along the way, the old Benedictine 6th century monastery but the down side is the section of busy roadway along the route. Either option has its merits.Sarria is in fact the start of the trail for many because it is the town set at just over 100 kms from Santiago,the minimum distance required for a walking pilgrim to receive the Compostela ( certificate of achievement)

DAY 4: Sarria - Portomarín

Distance 22km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 510 m
Today’s walk for a big part of the way follows beautiful tree lined wood land sendas ( paths) offering welcome shade from the weather. We pass through at least 8 small villages so many opportunities to rest those weary feet and have piece of fresh tortilla with café or freshly squeezed orange juice, a delight.

DAY 5: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance 25km • Estimated Time 6 – 8 hours • Overall Height Gain 590 m
Mixed terrain today as we climb away from Portomarín through woods around the reservoir (Embalse de Belesar).This is the Sierra Ligonde,our first village for a break is Gonzar.There is an optional 4.6 km round trip detour today which will take you to Vilar de Donas,ancient seat of the knights of Santiago.Towards the end of the day a gentler climb takes you around the side of ‘Rosary heights’ Alto Rosario before dropping down into Palas de Rei.

DAY 6: Palas de rei - Arzua

Distance 30 km • Estimated Time 7 -10 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
The ascent today is well measured the entire route and because of this is not very noticeable.Nice little woodland paths hide the fact that just out of sight we are shadowing the main road the entire way to Arzua. As always small hamlets and villages dot the route at well-spaced intervals.Melide is a lovely old Galician Town half way along our trail today.Save lunch to here and sample the famous Pulpo Gallega alongside the new pilgrims who join us here coming from the ‘Camino Primitivo’ route.Melide is where both paths meet.We cross old medieval bridges and idyllic village settings before reaching Arzua.Try the local cheese which has its own dedicated festival in March.

DAY 7: Arzua – A Rua

Distance 18 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 380 m
Towards the end of today’s walk you will find the people walking towards Santiago more plentiful as busloads have been dropped to make what for them is a one-day hike into Santiago, their own mini pilgrimages. We will rest for one final night in Arua and let them continue on their way. Enjoy this traditional hamlet for the night because tomorrow you will be joining many others as you make your way to become a true pilgrim of the Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 8: A Rua – Santiago de Compostela

Distance 21 km • Estimated 5 - 7 hours • Overall Height Gain 460 m
Pass through thick eucalyptus woods on this your last day walking. Again, you will come across many quaint and beautiful Galician settlements. Close to Santiago we pass through Lavacolla, so named because pilgrims of old used to wash themselves here before entering the city. Unavoidably the way becomes more city like as we begin the steady asphalt pull up onto Monte Gozo.

It’s all very much worth it as we follow the thread of pilgrims, each and every one with their own personal stories, their own emotional response. The old cobbled medieval streets, large squares, fountains and the sound of gaitas playing in the distance all lead to one place, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 9: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

There are regular bus and train services from Santiago de Compostela to connect with other Spanish cities and airports. Santiago de Compostela has its own airport with regular scheduled flights. Mountain Ways Ireland will be happy to help you plan your onwards journey

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Highlights on this trip include: 

  • The camaraderie of sharing this experience with people from all over the world, all walks of life and everybody there for their own individual reasons.
  • Quaint Spanish and Galician villages
  • Fantastic food and drink at very reasonable cost all along the way.
  • History, Culture, pleasant climate
  • A life changing experience for some but definitely a bucket list walk for all.

& so much more….

Grade
Leisurely - Challenging
Distance
790km (491 miles)
Duration
4 - 13 days
Dates
01 Mar - 12 Oct
Type
Self Guided
Rating
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Camino de Santiago - Overview

Mountain Ways Ireland Guide Lorraine walking with long road stretching ahead on the Camino,golden wheat fields

The Camino de Santiago and particularly the Camino Frances is one of the best long-distance walking experiences that you can find anywhere in the world. Join a route that has been carrying pilgrims for over 1000 years and more, you can sense the history and the people who have walked before you.

The terrain is varied from well-maintained paths, to quiet country roads and stunning Galician hills. Regardless of religion, your purpose there or indeed you may have no purpose at all apart from walking…regardless of all of that, there is undoubtedly a magic along the way.

You can walk for hours in complete solitude or indeed meet a new friend on every turn, it’s up to you.

If you want a trip to remember for a lifetime, trust the team at Mountain ways Ireland. Why …. because we have walked all 790 km of the way from France across the Pyrenees. We have stayed in the same accommodation as you. We carried our bags all of the way so know how much you’ll appreciate us transferring your luggage for you every day. We speak Spanish so can support you with any problems.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Camino de Santiago - Available Hikes

Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Leisurely Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Leisurely Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 12 – 16 km (7 – 10 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 3 – 5 hours

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Our Moderate Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Moderate Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 17-20 km (11 – 13 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 5 – 7 hours

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Enjoy the walk at your own pace

Our Challenging Hiking Tours are designed with the not so regular hiker in mind or for that matter the regular hiker who just wants to set an easy pace.

Challenging Hiking Days

Average Daily Hike: 23– 29 km (14 – 18 Miles)
Average Daily Hiking Time: 6 – 9 hours

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Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Camino de Santiago - Travel

Quirky bearded cyclist on Camino

Mountain Ways Ireland will provide all necessary public transport details so that you can easily travel within Spain to and from The Camino Frances for your hiking tour.

If you’re one of those people who just can’t wait, then by all means you can start planning yourself now…

Spain is a country in Europe that is very well served by all major worldwide airlines.

These are some of the airports that you might consider:

  1. Santiago de Compostela Airport
  2. Madrid-Barajas Airport
  3. A Coruna Airport
  4. Vigo Airport

The Public Transport Websites:

  1. ALSA Bus
  2. Monbus
  3. Empresa Freire Bus
  4. https://renfe.spainrail.com/

Please note that you may need to use a private taxi depending on time of arrival in certain destinations in order to arrive at your start point.

How to Get to travel onwards at the end of your Hiking Tour:

Santiago de Compostela itself is well connected with bus, rail and airport.

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Camino de Santiago - Accommodation

Santiago Cathedral - Camino walking holiday

We understand that a well selected Inn or guesthouse can make all the difference.

When we arrange accommodation in Spain then we expect a warm welcome the same as we would expect in Ireland. A friendly, welcoming smile is one thing that crosses all barriers and needs no translation.We have personally checked each accommodation you will stay at, we have in fact stayed in most of them ourselves. You will experience a mix of small family-owned hotels, boutique pensiones (guesthouses), casas rurales (country cottages) and traditional pazos (manor houses).

It’s one of the key ingredients that can make a good vacation into a great one.

A welcoming smile, a warm hello and a comfortable bed to take the weight off those feet is what you deserve.

Remember that we are hikers and we only want for you the same value for money standards that we would expect ourselves.

Mountain Ways Ireland have carefully selected the accommodations for a range of reasons; it may be their location, their reviews and what other customers tell us, or the all-around local and authentic Galician hospitality.

Wherever possible, rooms are generally en-suite, but if booked out already we will endeavour to have a private bathroom outside your own bedroom.

Because of limited accommodation options along the Camino, we may need to book you into the same location for more than one night, with transfers to and from the trailheads. These transfers are usually carried out by your host or a local taxi company, and the cost is covered in your tour price. This will not affect your trail itinerary.

We always try to book accommodation which is as close to the local amenities as possible if it meets with our high standards of course. If the accommodation is relatively remote (where access to local pubs/restaurants is not an option), the owner of the accommodation that you are staying at will ensure that you are well fed.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

Camino de Santiago - Additional Activities

Medieval 4 arched stone bridge Camino de Santiago walking holiday

Suggested Activities / Extra days

It pays sometimes to just take a rest for a day, The Camino Frances offers a wide range of ways to fill your day off, much too many to list but here are a few suggestions:

Sarria: Why not spend an extra night in this bustling modern but historical town with its Celtic roots and visit the old quarter to soak up the atmosphere. This is the starting point for many pilgrims as it is the town placed more than 100 km from Santiago,the requisite distance to achieve the ‘Compostela’.

Melide: This is a good halfway point between Sarria and Santiago and also a ‘junction’ town where pilgrims coming from Oviedo on the Camino Primitivo route join the path on the way to Santiago.The many ‘Pulperias’ serve delicious octopus served in the galician style,’Pulpo Gallega’ all along the medieval, narrow, winding streets.

Santiago de Compostela: Take a day off and spend it in this historical city that draws so many people year on year for centuries. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and it really is worth sitting down and people watching as new faces appear in front of the Cathedral, minute by minute, hour by hour, day on day. These ‘Peregrinos’ all have their own reasons, experiences, stories ,emotions.You all have one thing in common now.

Buen camino !

 

How to Book an Extra day or Activity:

  • Choose your activity or where you want to spend an extra night or two to make this happen.
  • Go to our BOOKING FORM and simply tell us about the additional nights required as part of your Walking Holiday package.

The price of an extra night on the Camino Frances depends on location and time of year but varies from € 45 – € 65 pps with a € 15 – € 25 single supplement.

We can give you a better indication when you are booking and we would ask you to contact us before committing to an extra night along the way so that you are happy with any extra costs incurred.

Please note that if you choose to book your own extra nights’ accommodation elsewhere and not listed as part of The Mountain Ways Ireland package then luggage and transfers must be arranged by yourself.

Overview Trail Details
  • Self-Guided Walking Holidays from € 299 per person
  • 22 different itineraries to suit all abilities
  • Choose Leisurely, Moderate or Challenging hiking itineraries.
  • Waymarking -excellent. Mountain Ways Ireland will provide detailed and comprehensive route notes.
  • Terrain: well-maintained paths, some asphalt, some ascent both gradual and steep.
  • Begin your hike anytime between 1st March – 12th October

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Camino de Santiago - Guide Price List

€295

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4 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €140

Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€365

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5 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €160

Book Challenging Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€425

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6 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €170

Book Challenging Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€495

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7 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €180

Book Challenging Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€595

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8 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €200

Book Challenging Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€685

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9 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €210

Book Challenging Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€765

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10 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €220

Book Leisurely Book Moderate

€815

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11 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €230

Book Leisurely

€875

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12 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €280

Book Leisurely

€925

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13 Days


Only €100 Deposit per person
Single supplement €340

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