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Charity Walk from Sarria to Santiago

Summary

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Raise Funds for your Charity by walking the Camino

  • An inspirational Journey – easy to promote for fundraising
  • All inclusive packages including accommodation, meals, luggage transfers, dedicated guide and pilgrim passport!
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  • Dedicated Camino for charity consultant to help you all the way
  • 24/7 assistance on the ground
  • Countless charity fundraising success stories

Trail highlights
The route begins in Sarria and ends in Santiago de Compostela. Traverse the rolling hills of Galicia, certainly some of the most majestical  of all the Caminos. Reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St. James and get your Compostellana (certificate of the Camino).

The Camino de Santiago is clearly marked with the “Scallop Shell” guiding you all the way. This walk can sometimes be physically challenging so, requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it?s a very rewarding walk that includes so many cultural highlights. Of course we?ll throw in a surprise for you to open up Galicia to you and your group.

Itinerary


Charity Walk from Sarria to Santiago map
Sarria – Start of your journey
When you all arrive in Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sarria to enjoy your first evening meal.

Sarria to Portomarin (6h,22km)
Indulge in a peaceful walk in shaded oak woods, picturesque villages on quiet unpolished roads. The village of Barbadelo (580m) has a Romanesque church that is worth a visit. The next symbolic village is Ferreiros. When you arrive in Portomarin (550m), take a relaxing break on one of the terraces in the main plaza.

Portomarín to Palace do Rei (6h15 ,25km)
From the village, the Camino crosses over the historic river Minho and climbs a steady gradient. Along the way, you will cross Gonzar and pass by the Romanesque Church of Santa María, Castromaior. The tranquility of the Galician Cemetery in Ligonde on a sunny day is bliss in itself. In Eirexe, the Romanesque portal of the chapel is breathtaking and features a sculpture of Daniel and animals inside. You will then arrive in Palace do Rei (565m).

 Palas de Rei to Melide (4h ,15Km)
Today, the Camino begins to decend, passing the village of Casanova and the plesant village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m),  we recommend you stop in one of the plentiful restaurants to try some local delicacies.

 Melide to Arzua (13km, 3h30)
The Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Then the medieval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arzua (389m). This small town has 2 churches that you can visit, Santa María and La Magdalena.

Arzua to Rua-O Pino (5h15, 18km)
This shaded segment of the Camino passes through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Move at your own pace and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unrepeated statues of Santiago. The final leg to Rua/Opino is along a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.

Rua to Santiago de Compostela (5h20, 21km)
You are nearly there! The next stage will be Lavacolla where pilgrims traditionally bathed in the river before getting to Santiago de Compostela. Towering eucalyptus trees line your way along the route to Monte del Gozo (368m). From the “Mount of Joy” your goal is in sight – the Cathedral of Santiago! After an easy descent to the city (264m, population 80000) you witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the architeture and absorb the joyous atmosphere in this cultural and spiritual mecca.

Santiago de Compostela, end of the Camino for Charity tour!
After breakfast we bid you farewell.

Included

Included

  • 7 nights accommodation in Comfort 2-3* hotels with en-suite
  • 1 Experienced Bilingual Guide
  • Free Queimada
  • All Breakfasts and Dinners
  • Airport transfers Santiago Airport to Sarria
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Our Holiday Pack including walking maps, pilgrim passport, scallop shell
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Optional

  • Extra nights in Santiago
  • Airport transfer

Not Included

  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Transport

Fly In

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

Getting Home

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

Map


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  • Grade: Camino Difficulty Rating image 
  • Distance: 115 km
  • Duration: 8 Days Camino Trip Legend 1
  • Trip style: Guided/Self GuidedCamino Trip Legend 2
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