Camino Frances - Section Short Days 65km

For those who are short on time, but still want to experience the beauty of the Camino, you can walk the last 100KM and still receive your certificate of completion, or Compostela.

The route begins in Sarria and finishes in Santiago de Compostela, traversing the hilly landscapes of Galicia. Reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St James

Cathedral Santiago
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Trip Highlights

Furelos - Ponte Velha

The Ponte Velha medieval stone bridge takes you across the river Furelos to the medieval town of Furelos. This bridge is one of the iconic bridges of the Camino. With trees flanking either side of the river and the medieval buildings of this small hamlet on the far side this is a must stop for an #instaworthy photo. Winding through the ancient streets be sure to visit the church of San Juan or stop in one of the small cafes for a light refreshment.

Melide

Here in this small town the Camino Frances is met by the Camino Primitivo. The epicentre of this town is the Sancti Spiritus Church which was built on the grounds of a monastery dating from the 14th Century. However Melide is not just known for it built heritage, in fact it is more famous for its typical dish ‘Pulpo á Feira’ (boiled octopus) which is a must try when here. Food is a big part of the identity of the town and every Sunday there is a fruit and cheese market and on the second Sunday in May they have a Sweet-Cake and Traditional Pastry-Making Festival.

Monte de Gozo

Just before arriving to Santiago you will pass the Hill of Joy (Monte de Gozo), here take time to get a stamp at the small church but also go over to your left to visit the Pilgrim Statues pointing at the city. It is here that you will get your first glimpse at the Cathedral in the distance and be able to enjoy a moment of quiet contemplation before you final descent to Santiago. Here you will also see the monument erected to commemorate the visit by Pope John Paul II to celebrate World Youth Day in August 1989.

Itinerary

Day 1

Palas do Rei
(Arrival)

You will be booked in a hotel in the heart of the lively town of Palas do Rei. The rooms are en-suite.

Day 2
15km

Palas do Rei
to
Melide

Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties.

Day 3
14km

Melide
to
Arzua

This is the perfect start as the stroll quickly leaves Melide and heads off to the quiet countryside, along forest track and through a few hamlets. At Boente de Ariba, you will pass by the ancient church of Santiago before continuing through a forest track and reaching Catanada. You will then cross a few streams, and the last stretch to Arzua is an long uphill bit. Once in Arzua, you can then relax in the hotel.

Day 4
18km

Arzua
to
Rua-O Pino

This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua/Opino is on a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.

Day 5
11km

Rua-O Pino
to
Lavacolla

The first few kilometres after Rua are mainly spent through wood and farmlands, on forest tracks and quiet country roads. After passing through the hamlet of San Paio, a few steep uphill bits lead you to Lavacolla, a long established landmark on the Camino.

Day 6
10km

Lavacolla
to
Santiago de Compostela

Lavacolla was once the last village crossed by pilgrims before reaching their ultimate goal in Santiago. Leaving it behind you, you continue up and down through the quiet countryside before reaching the famous Monte de Gozo where pilgrims used to see the cathedral for the first time after weeks of walking. Quickly after it, you will enter the city of Santiago! (more info on Santiago)

Day 7

Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

Section 1

Palas do Rei
to
Melide

You will be booked in a hotel in the heart of the lively town of Palas do Rei. The rooms are en-suite.

Section 2

Melide
to
Arzua

Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties.

Section 3

Arzua
to
Rua-O Pino

This is the perfect start as the stroll quickly leaves Melide and heads off to the quiet countryside, along forest track and through a few hamlets. At Boente de Ariba, you will pass by the ancient church of Santiago before continuing through a forest track and reaching Catanada. You will then cross a few streams, and the last stretch to Arzua is an long uphill bit. Once in Arzua, you can then relax in the hotel.

Section 4

Rua-O Pino
to
Lavacolla

This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua/Opino is on a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.

Section 5

Lavacolla
to
Santiago de Compostela

The first few kilometres after Rua are mainly spent through wood and farmlands, on forest tracks and quiet country roads. After passing through the hamlet of San Paio, a few steep uphill bits lead you to Lavacolla, a long established landmark on the Camino.

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Fly In

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aerlingus, Ryanair and Iberia/BA.



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Getting Home

Regular shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to Santiago Airport, takes 45mins.



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