Camino in Style

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  • Walk the final 100km of the Camino Frances in style
  • Stay in beautiful boutique hotels and "pazos" along the way
  • Feast on delicious Galician gourmet cuisine
  • Arrive in Santiago at a relaxed pace in time for the Pilgrim's Mass
  • Finish your walk with a stay in the iconic Parador hotel in Santiago
Walk the final 100km of the Camino Frances in style, finishing each day with an overnight stay in a boutique hotel or country manor house (pazo), and enjoy some of the finest Galician cuisine. The route takes you through rural Galicia, peppered with charming old churches and religious sites and finishes with a flourish at the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and an overnight stay in the famous Parador hotel. Whether you are walking the Camino for religious or spiritual reasons, doing it “in-style” like this makes for a very special experience, allowing you to sample beautiful Galicia at its finest.

What To Expect

If you would like to sample the world-famous Camino but perhaps don’t have the time to do the full walk and would like a slightly more ‘refined’ experience this is the trip for you! You still get the great sense of completion of walking the Camino - but add to that the luxury of staying in beautiful Spanish country mansions and hotels.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Pilgrim Trail | You will follow a historic pilgrimage trail, in the footsteps of generations of travelers

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travelers, Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Spiritual Journeys
  • Personal Growth
  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • Historical Journeys

Inspiration:

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Activity Level & Terrain

This walk is graded moderate overall and includes daily walks of 10-28 km per day. You can expect to walk for between two and eight hours each day. Whilst the days are quite long the paths you are following are mainly flat and the terrain is easy. It is also possible to shorten the longest day with an optional transfer (paid locally). You will follow a mixture of farm/dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths. In addition to the printed route notes you will receive in your travel pack, you will also have access to our Macs Adventure App, allowing you to follow the route on richly detailed mapping on your smartphone.

Navigation

The Camino is very easy to follow. The route is marked with yellow painted arrows and a yellow shell on a blue background. The detailed travel pack we supply includes a detailed guidebook including maps, a detailed information pack for planning and preparing for your Camino, detailed instructions of how to find your overnight accommodation and everything you need for your Camino.

In addition to the printed route notes, you will receive in your travel pack, you will also have access to our Macs Adventure App, allowing you to follow the route on richly detailed mapping on your smartphone.

Accommodations

6 Nights accommodation is included in stylish boutique hotels and country manor houses (pazos) close to the route of the Camino. You will always have a private room and en-suite bathroom. The accommodations we have chosen will make your Camino just that extra bit special with their focus on service, special little touches and elements of luxury!

Alternative Accommodation

If the listed hotels are not available we will offer alternatives of as close a standard as possible. There will be a reduction in price for your tour if this is the case which we will work out based on availability.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This trip is available to solo travellers to start on any day. You will need to pay a supplement for a single room (which is available on the Included tab of this tour).

Meals

A light continental breakfast is included each morning. Evening meals are included every day apart from Day 1 and you can expect delicious Galician cuisine in wonderful restaurants including the Restaurante O Mirador in Portomarin with its terrace overlooking the River Minho and the intimate Restaurante O Curro Da Parra serving the freshest market cuisine. All the restaurants have been chosen for their reputation for serving the most delicious food and fantastic service. On the first day in Lugo you are free to choose from the many local restaurants.

Included
  • 6 Nights accommodation in stylish hotels and country manor houses
  • 6 Breakfasts and 5 Evening Meals
  • Transfers to and from Santiago Airport
  • Baggage Transfers
  • Transfers as per the itinerary
  • A detailed information pack including guidebook, route notes, maps and local information
  • 24/7 emergency telephone support
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Santiago.
  • Lunches, snacks or drinks
  • Evening meal on Day 1
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage
Extras
  • Additional nights’ accommodation

When To Go

You can start your Camino in Style on any day of your choosing between March and October. As some of the accommodations used have limited rooms, we recommend booking this trip as far in advance as possible. April, May, June, September and October are the busiest months for walking the Camino and also some of the nicest months due to slightly cooler temperatures. July and August can get very hot.

Weather and Climate

The weather on the Camino will change slightly as you travel from the Pyrenees over to Galicia. The spring months of April and May tend to offer nice mild conditions for walking although the nights can be quite cold at this time of year and there can be quite a lot of rain in the region of Galicia at this time. The summer months of July and August can get very hot and humid. The autumn from late September through to October offers cooler temperatures again although daylight hours start to become less at this time. The region of Galicia in particular experiences higher rainfall than the rest of Spain so you should come prepared with waterproofs!

Getting to the Start

By Air:

The closest airport to Lugo is Santiago. From the UK Ryanair fly direct to Santiago from Stansted and Easyjet fly direct from Gatwick. From outside the UK, you can fly to Santiago via Paris with Vueling or from Madrid with Ryanair. From the US it is possible to fly to Santiago via Madrid with Iberia, American Airlines or Lufthansa.

Private Transfers: We include a private transfer from Santiago Airport to your accommodation in Lugo. A transfer is also included to take you back to the airport at the end of your stay.

Luggage Transfer

Baggage transfers are included (max 20kg per person). Your main bag will be transferred each day between your overnight accommodation so that you only need to walk with a day pack.

General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

You can also download our free guide to the Camino Frances or visit our Online Camino information page to give you all the tools you need to get started on your Camino adventure.

Pilgrim Passport and Compostela Certificate

The Compostela certificate is a certificate that pilgrims can get in Santiago after having completed the last 100km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago. This can be for any of the various routes leading to Santiago (Frances, Norte or Ingles, for example). As we provide a transfer from Pedrouza to Lavacolla on this particular itinerary this means that technically you will not have walked the full final 100km. If you would like to walk the entire route then just let us know and we can take this transfer out for you but this would mean a longer walk that day of around 30km.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Restoration

Please Note - due to restoration works on the interior of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, the Pilgrim Mass has been moved to an alternate location in 2019. For more information please read our blog post - Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Restoration 2019

Equipment

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothes, waterproofs and a day pack.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Lugo Day 2 Transfer to Sarria and walk to Portomarín 14.9 miles / 24 km Day 3 Portomarín to Palas de Rei 14.9 miles / 24 km Day 4 Palas de Rei to Arzúa 17.4 miles / 28 km Day 5 Arzúa to Pedrouza and transfer to Lavacolla 13 miles / 21 km Day 6 Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela 6.2 miles / 10 km Day 7 Onward Travel

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