Famous last 100km of Camino de Santiago
The Last 100km of the Camino de Santiago allows people who don’t have the time to walk the full Camino to get a taste of The Way. Walking over 100km also makes you eligible to receive the Compostela (Pilgrim Certificate). This stretch of the Camino de Santiago takes approximately one week, making it a very feasible trip for many.
All of the last 100km walks to Santiago de Compostela are predominantly through the undulating landscape of Galicia. Galicia is renowned for its rolling hills and lush vegetation and is a wonderful place to walk. This area is also rich in history that’s still visible today. Celtic tribes initially inhabited this land and it’s from them that the area’s name was derived. The region was then occupied by the Romans in the 3rd Century BC until the Middle Ages when Moorish invaders attempted to conquer these lands.
Ultimately, the Moors never obtained much control and the land soon fell back into the hands of the Christian Kingdom of Asturias. It was at this time that the tomb of St James was discovered and since then this area has been a pilgrimage destination.
Many people think of the Last 100km of the Camino de Santiago as the walk from Sarria to Santiago and this is no doubt the most popular section of the whole Camino. However, did you know that there are several other options to walk 100km to get your Compostela?
We have put together these different sections so that you can experience the various Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela.
The second most popular walk after the Camino Frances section from Sarria to Santiago would be on the Camino Portugues. Here, there are two options – either the traditional inland Camino Portugues from Tui to Santiago, or the Camino Portugues Coastal Route from Viana do Castelo to Santiago.
The Camino Ingles, when walked from Ferrol to Santiago, is also over 100km and is the walk we would recommend to anyone looking to experience a scenically rewarding route. Or, if you fancy tackling the Original Way to Santiago, the Camino Primitivo, the route from Lugo to Santiagois over 100km and enables you to receive your Compostela. Last, but by no means least, is the last section of the Via de la Plata, from Ourense to Santiago.
Check out one of these routes below or get in touch to find out more and receive a personalised quote for your Camino de Santiago holiday!
“I loved the whole experience. To my amazement, no matter how large or small the place, my baggage was always there to greet me.”
Lisa, Oregon, USA
“Overall my “Follow the Camino” walk was an excellent introduction to the pilgrim route I had read so much about. I was impressed with the scenery, the facilities along the route and the other walkers that I met. I will plan to walk other sections of the route as time permits. My main objective was a walking holiday but the spiritual dimension did not escape me.”