OVERVIEW

The Camino Finisterre or Camino de Fisterrais (Section 6 of the Camino) is one of the most beautiful Camino trails. Walk west out of Santiago de Compostela for 90km to Cape Fisterra and the stunning Atlantic Coast.  The Atlantic is the traditional end of the Camino at Cape Finisterre (Fisterra) – a swim in the sea is optional!

Pre-dating Christianity, the Camino Finisterre was once a pagan pilgrimage to the mythical Cape Fisterra on the Costa da Morte ('The Coast of Death'). The pagans believed this is where the sun died and the world of the dead and the living rubbed up against each other.  A magical place, rich in pagan rites and legends, and the location of Ara Solis – an altar dedicated to the dying sun.

Highlights

  • Visit the majestic cathedral at Santiago de Compostela before setting out
  • Walk alongside fellow pilgrims on this world-famous route
  • Pass through picturesque villages, and beautiful eucalyptus and pine forests
  • Panoramic views of the Terra de Xallas region
  • The charming village of Cee with its serene sandy cove
  • Breathtaking coastline views and the Finisterre's mythical lighthouse

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Chance to ride out on longer walks greater than 12km. A moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience is recommended.  C

PRICE FROM
$ 1055

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 310

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of a room when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
Arrive Santiago de Compstela

Arrive in Santiago and enjoy the spectacular atmosphere of this world-famous city. You can visit the Plaza de Obradoiro and the Cathedral built in honour of Saint James and depending on the day, you may even be able to attend mass. Often these 4 days of walking on the Camino Finisterre are part of the completion of a longer pilgrimage that continues from Santiago to the coast for pilgrims to bathe after their long journeys.

Accommodation: Hotel Lux Santiago

DAY 2
Walk to Negreira

Begin the day from the Santiago Cathedral and continue to walk west out of the city towards Negreira.  Follow the Camino out through the entrance of the Lost Pilgrims gateway, descending through eucalyptus and pine forests to the serene river Sar. Continue the walk, passing through the picturesque villages of  Villestro, Roxos and Alto do Vento. Upon reaching Augapesada, you will begin to climb to the summit of Mar de Ovellas, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the Amaía valley.  On the next stage traverse through Carballo, Trasmonte, Reino, and Burgueiros, until you finally arrive at the majestic River Tambre, crossing over the Ponte Maceira bridge. From there, follow a shaded trail that runs alongside the river, ascending towards Chancela, and ultimately reaching the destination of Negreira.

Walk: 21km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Negreira or Santiago

DAY 3
Walk to Olveiroa

Begin your journey from Negreira by crossing the tranquil Barcala River. The initial kilometres are littered with native vegetation, and then later, expansive cornfields which harmoniously blend with majestic pine trees. As you progress, you’ll witness the authentic charm of the region, characterized by traditional granaries like As Maroñas and Romanesque churches such as Santa Mariña.

Continue from Santa Mariña towards Mount Aro, standing tall at 556 meters. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to panoramic Terra de Xallas region views.  After descending from Mount Aro, the Camino route will take you through Campo Valado, Porteliñas, Abeleiroas, and the captivating Corzón viewpoint. Passing through Mallón, you’ll eventually arrive at Ponte Olveira, leading you into the heart of Olveiroa.

This is a long day so there is the option to reduce the walk by 10 – 14km with a morning transfer from Negreira. This requires a booking so please discuss with the office directly.

Walk: 31km / 21km or 17km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Olveiroa

DAY 4
Walk to Corcubión/Cee

From Olveiroa, the Camino gracefully follows the path alongside the Xallas and Hospital rivers, leading pilgrims towards the quaint village of Logoso. Along the way, pass by the Nosa Señora Chapel (Our Lady), bestowing its spiritual presence upon the journey.

Beyond the chapel, the trail gently descends through the enchanting pine groves of Alto do Cruceiro da Armada. Today’s walk treats walkers to a picturesque panorama of mountains, windmills, and lush forests. During this stretch, you’ll catch your first glimpse of the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the captivating Cape Finisterre.

As you ascend to the peak of San Pedro, take a moment to relish the surrounding vistas before making your leisurely descent down the steep hill towards the beautiful village of Cee. Discover the charm of a village adorned with colourful fishing boats, a serene sandy cove, and an atmosphere that invites tranquility.

Walk: 20km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Corcubión/Cee

DAY 5
Walk to Cape Fisterra

Start today in the captivating town of Corcubión, renowned for its historic quarter designated as a historical and artistic significance site. From Corcubión, brace yourself for a challenging ascent up a steep hill that leads to Campo de San Roque and the charming village of Vilar.

Continuing along the picturesque coastline, accompanied by the allure of the expansive and breathtaking Langosteira beach. Eventually, you’ll reach the coveted destination of Finisterre (Fisterra). As you approach this symbolic place, the mythical lighthouse awaits.

At this juncture, the ocean’s vastness unfurls before your eyes, resembling a wide-angle lens capturing this great cape’s essence at the world’s edge.  This may be the culmination of a much longer journey, and Cape Fisterra is a fantastical, magical place to end and a cause for celebration.

Walk: 16km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cape Fisterra

DAY 6
Onward Travel

Depending on your onward travel plans, you can spend the morning exploring further before heading off on your journey home, most likely back to Santiago.

There are two other options at your fingertips: walk back to Santiago or secondly along the coast for 28km to Muxia and get the 4:30 pm bus to Santiago from there.

Meals: Breakfast

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers as described
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • Walk the final traditional stage to the sea of the Camino from Santiago to the Sea
  • Spend each day walking alongside fellow pilgrims on this world-famous route

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour, you will stay in simple, small family-run hotels and guest houses that have been welcoming walkers of the Camino for many years. All rooms are ensuite and typically, in the style of the Camino, accommodations have a great atmosphere as the majority of other guests will be fellow walkers. As this walk is a very busy route it is usual for similar accommodations to be used other than that listed.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with family and/or friends but would like single rooms, we would advise booking as soon as your plans are finalised to secure your rooming preferences. Single rooms incur an additional single occupancy fee.

Dining
You will be provided with 5 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

You will find many of the accommodations have their own restaurant which serves regional dishes, using local ingredients. Although dinners aren’t included in this tour, dinners can be included each evening as a supplement if you wish. Lunches can be purchased locally – a great part of the experience. You can either order lunch from your accommodation or buy local cheeses and meats along with a wide variety of different breads you will find along the Camino.

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - ABOVE AVERAGE

Distance training is a major consideration in your overall training program. As you progress, incorporate longer walks into your training plan.

Schedule one or two long walks each week, gradually increasing the distance until you can comfortably cover 17-25 km in a single day. Also include walks on consecutive days to help your body adapt to the demands of walking for multiple days in a row. Take every opportunity you can to walk. If you have a fitness watch or phone, you should try to reach >15,000 steps every day.

Ensure you can comfortably walk the average distance per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

FLAT TERRAIN

Whilst training for walking on flat and hard terrain, you should focus on building endurance and ensuring you can maintain a comfortable pace.

Start with regular walks on sidewalks, roads, or paved paths to get used to the surface. Maintain a proper posture and engage your core muscles to support your back, keeping a steady gait. Ensure that you have comfortable, supportive footwear with adequate cushioning. If endurance is important, consider incorporating low-impact cross-training activities like swimming or cycling into your routine.

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This tour is available from the start of March through November. Regardless of when you travel there are often celebrations along the Camino, specific to the individual towns or regions. From Galician literature festivals through to the nationwide celebrations of Semana Santa, walking the Camino is a colourful experience.

THE WALKING

The Camino is a well-trodden route, so the trails are very well defined for the most part. You will follow an ancient pilgrim trail and therefore, whilst sections of the walk will take you deep into the picturesque countryside, you will also walk through urban environments and alongside roads, as you follow the truest route possible.

You should be used to walking up to 30km with up to 500m of ascent and descent. On any typical day you will hike on rocky trails, farm and forest tracks and cover long sections in the open countryside. You will make sustained climbs to hilltop towns, villages and across the rolling countryside. You will also walk on some roads, so please be mindful of road users at all times.

A moderately active lifestyle makes walking enjoyable: an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed, in addition to your usual walks. The route is very well waymarked by the iconic scallop-shell markers and with the many other walkers on the trail it’s very easy to find your way.

For each of the walks, you will be provided with daily walk notes, a map and the GPX tracks if you wish to use for your own device.

WEATHER

The route runs across northern Spain and through a variety of terrain. During the early and latter part of the season, conditions can be changeable from temperate warms days through to frosty mornings and very cool nights. From May to September, rainy days are less frequent and temperatures are steadily between 20-24 degrees, however, it is possible that you may experience a few cloudy days. See weather averages here.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The tour starts in Santiago. The best way to reach Santiago is by air arriving at Santiago de Compostela directly. If you are in Europe there are many connections by train, including from Madrid and Bilbao.

From Madrid, it is around a 7-hour journey from the main Chamartin train station and around an 8-hour journey from Bilbao Station

Cape Fisterra is very remote and you will need to get the bus back to Santiago – or conversely walk back if you have the energy! We can help with that.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1055

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $310
  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE
    from

    $1095

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $320

FAQS

Q: What happens if I don’t want to walk one of the days, can I travel with the luggage?

Unfortunately, walkers cannot travel with the luggage. The information you are provided with has details for local taxi numbers, bus and train timetables should you wish to not walk on any day. Your accommodation hosts will also have up to date information and advice should you wish to travel to the next destination by local transport. As always, you can call us in the office should you need help during your walk.

Q: Where would you suggest adding an extra night?

Santiago, of course! This city is worthy of an extra day and not just to further explore the grand cathedral. Santiago boasts a wealth of medieval architecture, tapas bars and restaurants. We can also arrange an onward walk to the coastal point of Finisterre. Regarded as the end of the world by the Romans, many pilgrims continue on walking for several days to reach Finisterre. Having completed the Camino, it is an extra 4 days to reach Finisterre with a transfer back to Santiago on the fifth day.

Q: Can you extend our stay in Santiago de Compostela?

Of course, please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to extend your time in Santiago.

Q: Can my children walk with me?

We don't allow children under the age of 16 to do this walk.

Q: We’re travelling as friends but would like single rooms?

Subject to a single occupancy payment, single rooms are available. However, due to the limited accommodation single rooms might not always be available for every night of the tour, but we will let you know your options throughout the booking process.

Q: Can we reduce the days walked?

We wouldn’t suggest completing the itinerary in less than 4 days of walking.

Q: Can we extend the days walked?

Of course, we’re happy to discuss your needs. If you feel you would prefer the ultimate Camino walk, you may wish to look at walking the full Camino route for 40 days or Leon to Santiago in 16 days.

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Overview

OVERVIEW

The Camino Finisterre or Camino de Fisterrais (Section 6 of the Camino) is one of the most beautiful Camino trails. Walk west out of Santiago de Compostela for 90km to Cape Fisterra and the stunning Atlantic Coast.  The Atlantic is the traditional end of the Camino at Cape Finisterre (Fisterra) – a swim in the sea is optional!

Pre-dating Christianity, the Camino Finisterre was once a pagan pilgrimage to the mythical Cape Fisterra on the Costa da Morte ('The Coast of Death'). The pagans believed this is where the sun died and the world of the dead and the living rubbed up against each other.  A magical place, rich in pagan rites and legends, and the location of Ara Solis – an altar dedicated to the dying sun.

Highlights

  • Visit the majestic cathedral at Santiago de Compostela before setting out
  • Walk alongside fellow pilgrims on this world-famous route
  • Pass through picturesque villages, and beautiful eucalyptus and pine forests
  • Panoramic views of the Terra de Xallas region
  • The charming village of Cee with its serene sandy cove
  • Breathtaking coastline views and the Finisterre's mythical lighthouse

WALK OVERVIEW

TYPE OF WALK
SELF GUIDED
TRIP LENGTH
6 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate

Grade 3 – Moderate

Short, steep hill sections. Chance to ride out on longer walks greater than 12km. A moderate active lifestyle and some walking experience is recommended.  C

PRICE FROM
$ 1055

per person twin/double share

SINGLE OCCUPANCY
$ 310

Accommodations charge the same price per room regardless of whether there are one or two people occupying it. To cover the cost of the accommodation when occupied by one person we need to charge the single occupancy fee.

per person

Book now
Itinerary

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6

DAY 1
Arrive Santiago de Compstela

Arrive in Santiago and enjoy the spectacular atmosphere of this world-famous city. You can visit the Plaza de Obradoiro and the Cathedral built in honour of Saint James and depending on the day, you may even be able to attend mass. Often these 4 days of walking on the Camino Finisterre are part of the completion of a longer pilgrimage that continues from Santiago to the coast for pilgrims to bathe after their long journeys.

Accommodation: Hotel Lux Santiago

DAY 2
Walk to Negreira

Begin the day from the Santiago Cathedral and continue to walk west out of the city towards Negreira.  Follow the Camino out through the entrance of the Lost Pilgrims gateway, descending through eucalyptus and pine forests to the serene river Sar. Continue the walk, passing through the picturesque villages of  Villestro, Roxos and Alto do Vento. Upon reaching Augapesada, you will begin to climb to the summit of Mar de Ovellas, where you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking vistas of the Amaía valley.  On the next stage traverse through Carballo, Trasmonte, Reino, and Burgueiros, until you finally arrive at the majestic River Tambre, crossing over the Ponte Maceira bridge. From there, follow a shaded trail that runs alongside the river, ascending towards Chancela, and ultimately reaching the destination of Negreira.

Walk: 21km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Negreira or Santiago

DAY 3
Walk to Olveiroa

Begin your journey from Negreira by crossing the tranquil Barcala River. The initial kilometres are littered with native vegetation, and then later, expansive cornfields which harmoniously blend with majestic pine trees. As you progress, you’ll witness the authentic charm of the region, characterized by traditional granaries like As Maroñas and Romanesque churches such as Santa Mariña.

Continue from Santa Mariña towards Mount Aro, standing tall at 556 meters. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to panoramic Terra de Xallas region views.  After descending from Mount Aro, the Camino route will take you through Campo Valado, Porteliñas, Abeleiroas, and the captivating Corzón viewpoint. Passing through Mallón, you’ll eventually arrive at Ponte Olveira, leading you into the heart of Olveiroa.

This is a long day so there is the option to reduce the walk by 10 – 14km with a morning transfer from Negreira. This requires a booking so please discuss with the office directly.

Walk: 31km / 21km or 17km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Olveiroa

DAY 4
Walk to Corcubión/Cee

From Olveiroa, the Camino gracefully follows the path alongside the Xallas and Hospital rivers, leading pilgrims towards the quaint village of Logoso. Along the way, pass by the Nosa Señora Chapel (Our Lady), bestowing its spiritual presence upon the journey.

Beyond the chapel, the trail gently descends through the enchanting pine groves of Alto do Cruceiro da Armada. Today’s walk treats walkers to a picturesque panorama of mountains, windmills, and lush forests. During this stretch, you’ll catch your first glimpse of the majestic Atlantic Ocean and the captivating Cape Finisterre.

As you ascend to the peak of San Pedro, take a moment to relish the surrounding vistas before making your leisurely descent down the steep hill towards the beautiful village of Cee. Discover the charm of a village adorned with colourful fishing boats, a serene sandy cove, and an atmosphere that invites tranquility.

Walk: 20km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Corcubión/Cee

DAY 5
Walk to Cape Fisterra

Start today in the captivating town of Corcubión, renowned for its historic quarter designated as a historical and artistic significance site. From Corcubión, brace yourself for a challenging ascent up a steep hill that leads to Campo de San Roque and the charming village of Vilar.

Continuing along the picturesque coastline, accompanied by the allure of the expansive and breathtaking Langosteira beach. Eventually, you’ll reach the coveted destination of Finisterre (Fisterra). As you approach this symbolic place, the mythical lighthouse awaits.

At this juncture, the ocean’s vastness unfurls before your eyes, resembling a wide-angle lens capturing this great cape’s essence at the world’s edge.  This may be the culmination of a much longer journey, and Cape Fisterra is a fantastical, magical place to end and a cause for celebration.

Walk: 16km
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Cape Fisterra

DAY 6
Onward Travel

Depending on your onward travel plans, you can spend the morning exploring further before heading off on your journey home, most likely back to Santiago.

There are two other options at your fingertips: walk back to Santiago or secondly along the coast for 28km to Muxia and get the 4:30 pm bus to Santiago from there.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack-free walking

  • 25+ years experience

  • Customised

  • Eco Travel

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers as described
  • Route Notes, Maps and GPX tracks
  • Walk the final traditional stage to the sea of the Camino from Santiago to the Sea
  • Spend each day walking alongside fellow pilgrims on this world-famous route
Accommodation & Dining

ACCOMMODATION & DINING

OVERVIEW

During this tour, you will stay in simple, small family-run hotels and guest houses that have been welcoming walkers of the Camino for many years. All rooms are ensuite and typically, in the style of the Camino, accommodations have a great atmosphere as the majority of other guests will be fellow walkers. As this walk is a very busy route it is usual for similar accommodations to be used other than that listed.

Single Rooms
If you are travelling with family and/or friends but would like single rooms, we would advise booking as soon as your plans are finalised to secure your rooming preferences. Single rooms incur an additional single occupancy fee.

Dining
You will be provided with 5 breakfasts. If you have any food allergies or intolerances, please let us know at the time of booking so we can let your hosts know. Should you have severe food allergies, it’s always worth bringing a few of your own snacks with you.

You will find many of the accommodations have their own restaurant which serves regional dishes, using local ingredients. Although dinners aren’t included in this tour, dinners can be included each evening as a supplement if you wish. Lunches can be purchased locally – a great part of the experience. You can either order lunch from your accommodation or buy local cheeses and meats along with a wide variety of different breads you will find along the Camino.

Fitness Guide

FITNESS GUIDE

It’s well worth investing some time and effort preparing for your walking holiday. The graph shows the average daily distance, elevation and terrain difficulty for your hike. The dotted line indicates the average across all our walks, which will give you a feel for how challenging your walk is compared to all – and the recommended type, and amount, of preparation needed.  Of course, you can adapt this according to your existing fitness levels and lifestyle.

The graph and the information below can be used in conjunction with the fitness guide to help you prepare for your walking adventure. Across all walks, average daily distance is 16.8km, average daily elevation is 448m, average terrain difficulty is 5/10.

ngraph

DISTANCE - ABOVE AVERAGE

Distance training is a major consideration in your overall training program. As you progress, incorporate longer walks into your training plan.

Schedule one or two long walks each week, gradually increasing the distance until you can comfortably cover 17-25 km in a single day. Also include walks on consecutive days to help your body adapt to the demands of walking for multiple days in a row. Take every opportunity you can to walk. If you have a fitness watch or phone, you should try to reach >15,000 steps every day.

Ensure you can comfortably walk the average distance per day displayed in the graph, at least one month before you undertake your hike.

ELEVATION - BELOW AVERAGE

Elevation is not a major consideration in your overall training program. However, you should still incorporate some form of resistance training to increase your endurance.

FLAT TERRAIN

Whilst training for walking on flat and hard terrain, you should focus on building endurance and ensuring you can maintain a comfortable pace.

Start with regular walks on sidewalks, roads, or paved paths to get used to the surface. Maintain a proper posture and engage your core muscles to support your back, keeping a steady gait. Ensure that you have comfortable, supportive footwear with adequate cushioning. If endurance is important, consider incorporating low-impact cross-training activities like swimming or cycling into your routine.

General Info

GENERAL INFO

AVAILABILITY

This tour is available from the start of March through November. Regardless of when you travel there are often celebrations along the Camino, specific to the individual towns or regions. From Galician literature festivals through to the nationwide celebrations of Semana Santa, walking the Camino is a colourful experience.

THE WALKING

The Camino is a well-trodden route, so the trails are very well defined for the most part. You will follow an ancient pilgrim trail and therefore, whilst sections of the walk will take you deep into the picturesque countryside, you will also walk through urban environments and alongside roads, as you follow the truest route possible.

You should be used to walking up to 30km with up to 500m of ascent and descent. On any typical day you will hike on rocky trails, farm and forest tracks and cover long sections in the open countryside. You will make sustained climbs to hilltop towns, villages and across the rolling countryside. You will also walk on some roads, so please be mindful of road users at all times.

A moderately active lifestyle makes walking enjoyable: an exercise regime of 2 to 3 times a week is needed, in addition to your usual walks. The route is very well waymarked by the iconic scallop-shell markers and with the many other walkers on the trail it’s very easy to find your way.

For each of the walks, you will be provided with daily walk notes, a map and the GPX tracks if you wish to use for your own device.

WEATHER

The route runs across northern Spain and through a variety of terrain. During the early and latter part of the season, conditions can be changeable from temperate warms days through to frosty mornings and very cool nights. From May to September, rainy days are less frequent and temperatures are steadily between 20-24 degrees, however, it is possible that you may experience a few cloudy days. See weather averages here.

HOW TO GET THERE AND AWAY

The tour starts in Santiago. The best way to reach Santiago is by air arriving at Santiago de Compostela directly. If you are in Europe there are many connections by train, including from Madrid and Bilbao.

From Madrid, it is around a 7-hour journey from the main Chamartin train station and around an 8-hour journey from Bilbao Station

Cape Fisterra is very remote and you will need to get the bus back to Santiago – or conversely walk back if you have the energy! We can help with that.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

Map

MAP

Departure Dates

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    PER PERSON
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • 1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1055

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $310
  • 1 Mar 2025 - 31 Oct 2025
    AVAILABLE
    Details
    from

    $1095

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    $320
Faqs

FAQS

Q: What happens if I don’t want to walk one of the days, can I travel with the luggage?

Unfortunately, walkers cannot travel with the luggage. The information you are provided with has details for local taxi numbers, bus and train timetables should you wish to not walk on any day. Your accommodation hosts will also have up to date information and advice should you wish to travel to the next destination by local transport. As always, you can call us in the office should you need help during your walk.

Q: Where would you suggest adding an extra night?

Santiago, of course! This city is worthy of an extra day and not just to further explore the grand cathedral. Santiago boasts a wealth of medieval architecture, tapas bars and restaurants. We can also arrange an onward walk to the coastal point of Finisterre. Regarded as the end of the world by the Romans, many pilgrims continue on walking for several days to reach Finisterre. Having completed the Camino, it is an extra 4 days to reach Finisterre with a transfer back to Santiago on the fifth day.

Q: Can you extend our stay in Santiago de Compostela?

Of course, please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to extend your time in Santiago.

Q: Can my children walk with me?

We don't allow children under the age of 16 to do this walk.

Q: We’re travelling as friends but would like single rooms?

Subject to a single occupancy payment, single rooms are available. However, due to the limited accommodation single rooms might not always be available for every night of the tour, but we will let you know your options throughout the booking process.

Q: Can we reduce the days walked?

We wouldn’t suggest completing the itinerary in less than 4 days of walking.

Q: Can we extend the days walked?

Of course, we’re happy to discuss your needs. If you feel you would prefer the ultimate Camino walk, you may wish to look at walking the full Camino route for 40 days or Leon to Santiago in 16 days.

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