DAY 1. ARRIVAL BY OWN ACCOUNT AND OVERNIGHT IN LUGO
DAY 2. LUGO – A PONTE FERREIRA (29 KM)
You leave behind the Roman wall of Lugo, you will walk until Ponte Ferreira; the itinerary goes from Lugo to San Roman, Guntin and Pacio, reaching Ponte Ferreira. San Roman highlights the beautiful hermitage of San Román da Retorta. Of Romanesque origin, from the twelfth century, preserved only the front and side columns. Nearby is the church of Santa Cruz da Retorta, also Romanesque and from the same century. Upon reaching Ponte Ferreira, cross the small Roman bridge of a single arch.
DAY 3. A PONTE FERREIRA – MELIDE (20 KM)
Today we will get to the junction of the Primitive Way with French. Melide is our next destination. Melide is at the crossroads of the Ways of Santiago. In the center of the town and the French and the Original Way intersect. Traces of the history of the Camino passes through Melide; left a Pilgrim Hospital, from the year 1502, now a museum from Melide land. The Serra do Careón is the gateway to the Original Way in Melide land. The route of this road passes through the parishes of Vilouriz and Villamor, both rooted archaeological traces as forts, cruises and fragments of paved road within places where the natural landscape resembles to have stopped there on time. It will be in front of the old Pilgrims’ Hospital, a Museum today, where the Original Way intersects with the French Road, in the Plaza del Convento, the most important place of the town and where the Obra Pia de Santo Antón is, which includes also the Chapel and the Town Hall.
DAY 4. MELIDE – ARZÚA (14 KM)
After Melide, the road passes through Boente and Castaneda then reach Arzúa, cheese villa. The Camino is presented in this docile stage and in very good condition, mixing earth and stone with small little road between villages, with mild climbs and descents alternating with flat sections.
DAY 5. ARZÚA – AMENAL (19 KM)
Between Arzúa and the cathedral of Santiago Medina nearly 40 kilometers and the most logical and prudent way to divide the section in two days doing stop and in Santa Irene or O Pedrouzo. The City Council of Arzúa gives the baton to O Pino in a comfortable way, with easier slopes and tracks always close to the N-547.
DAY 6. AMENAL – SANTIAGO (15 KM)
Walking becomes peaceful, maybe by fear of ending and not knowing or not wanting to do next. About tracks litter, between the last patches of eucalyptus and oak trees reach the last village of O Pino. The municipality of Santiago waits on a high, close to the airport, and leads the pilgrim by the parish of Sabugueira. From the vantage point of the Monte do Gozo the first overview of Santiago de Compostela is obtained and starts a city tour that ends at the foot of the Baroque facade of the cathedral. The Obradoiro is the end and the beginning.
DAY 7. CHECK OUT AND END OF OUR SERVICES
- Accommodation and breakfast in double or single room with bathroom.
- Backpacks transportation for each stage along the way (max. 15 kg per-bag)
- Accommodation along the way: Hotels, Farmhouses, Hostels and Pensions
- P3 to visit Santiago (historical center / self guided)
Does not included
- Support car / Transfer IN / Transfer OUT
- 3rd person discount in extra bed sharing room with 2 adults on request
- Half Board supplement per person/night on request
- Private Transfer and/or support car during the way: on request.
* For flight delays or waiting for baggage claim 20 € / Hour