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Camino Frances - Section Short Walking Days 115km

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Camino Frances Short Walking Days 11 Days Map
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Highlights

Portomarin

Portomarín, is a delightful medieval village, situated on the river Mino. Portomarin is famous for its 400M romanesque staircase that leads you to the town. An interesting fact about this town is that before the dam was created in the 60’s the town use be lower down in the valley. When they created the dam they moved the town, which was no small feat, as they had to painstakingly take down and rebuild the Church of St John which dates from the 12th century and was built by the workshop of Master Mateo who is responsible for the Portica de Gloria in the Cathedral in Santiago.

Celtic Ruins - Castro de Castromaior

A small detour off the Camino, approx 1km pass the town of Castromaior on the way to Melide, you will find the 2000 year old Celtic ruins of Castro de Castromaior. The recent excavations on this settlement has found proof of occupation from 4BC to when the Romans arrived. Watch out for this detour as it is great spot to get a photo and standing up on the embankment provides a splendid view over the Galician countryside.

Santiago de Compostela

Just before arriving to Santiago you will pass the Mount of Joy, 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 as the Cathedral in the distance. There are few feelings like the one of arriving to Praza do Obradoiro in front of the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela after your long pilgrimage. Once in the city, you can explore the bustling medieval streets, filled with market stalls, restaurants, bars and buskers, as well as the many interesting museums and Alameda Park for a relaxing stroll if you haven’t had enough of walking!

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Itinerary

Day 1

SARRIA (Arrival)

Make your way to your hotel in Sarria in time to enjoy your first evening meal, and get a good rest before you begin your Camino. If you are feeling energised before your walk, visit the town’s main religious sites, Convento de la Magdalena and Iglesia Santa Marina de Sarria.


Day 2
12.01km

SARRIA
to
MORGADE

We begin this section with a very enjoyable day of leisurely walking. Straight after leaving Sarria, you will head deep into the Galician rural landscapes, walking through numerous typical hamlets and farmland areas. Our destination is the tranquil hamlet of Morgade, which we should arrive in by mid-afternoon (depending on your pace).


Day 3
9.87km

MORGADE
to
PORTOMARIN

This section is similar to yesterday’s walk as we continue our way through rural Galicia, crossing a few typical hamlets and walking through farmlands. The day ends when crossing over the Belesar Dam, nestled in the valley of Portomarin.


Day 4
12.67km

PORTOMARIN
to
VENTAS DEL NARON

Leaving Portomarin, we start the day with a long (but steady) uphill trek through woodlands out of the valley of Portomarin. The Camino meets up several times with the national road, but nonetheless most of the day is spent going through woodlands and briar.


Day 5
11.57km

VENTAS DEL NARON
to
PALAS DE REI

We continue along narrows country trails through a few hamlets, with many gentle up and downhill sections until we reach Palas de Rei. While you are here, visit the town’s Castillo de Pambre and Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas and enjoy a nice meal in one of the town’s squares.


Day 6
14.73km

PALAS DE REI
to
MELIDE

Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (a steady elevation of 454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties such as octopus a la gallega (boiled octopus served with olive oil, paprika, and salt.


Day 7
14.3km

MELIDE
to
ARZUA

This is the perfect start as the stroll quickly leaves Melide and heads off into 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 then you are at the last stretch to Arzua . Once in Arzua, you can then relax in the hotel.


Day 8
17.83km

ARZUA
to
RUA

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-O Pino is on a quiet country road. Rua (at an elevation of 310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.


Day 9
10.28km

RUA
to
LAVACOLLA

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


Day 10
10.04km

LAVACOLLA
to
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Lavacolla was once the last village crossed by pilgrims before reaching their ultimate goal in Santiago De Compostela. 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. Soon after, you will enter the city of Santiago!


Day 11

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. If you wish to stay in the area, we recommend that you: – Take your time and visit the magnificent historic centre of Santiago. – Continue with us along the wild Camino Fisterra (Finisterre Way), and stay overnight at the hotel in the lighthouse! – Or take a bus to Fisterra to visit the unspoilt sandy coves and beaches of the west coast. With very few tourists, you are guaranteed a very special experience. Buses depart from Santiago Bus Station at 9am and 10am. Buses return to Santiago at 4:45pm and 7pm. The journey takes 3 hours.


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