The Camino Way

About the Experience

To the far northwest coast of Spain, stands the grand finale of your journey: Santiago de Compostela. You will beam at the sight of it, at the place where legend says St. James was laid to rest. For over a thousand years, pilgrims have walked these very same steps. Still, it is each and every step you will take leading up to the cathedral that calls to you today.

On this trip, you will traverse the final 108 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage by foot, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and villages of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together with your wild sisters, you’ll move at a more leisurely pace so you may enjoy every moment and rest at well-chosen rural hotels without the pressure of time. This portion of the trail will take you along the most beautiful footpaths of green Galicia, exploring farming villages where time has stood still.

At the foot of the Cathedral you will receive your Compostela – the official certificate of completion for this epic journey. So too, at the foot of the journey, you will have received nine days of time. To think. To breathe. To connect with the steps you take and the direction they take you in.

After all, it is your Camino that waits.

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The Camino Way

About the Experience

To the far northwest coast of Spain, stands the grand finale of your journey: Santiago de Compostela. You will beam at the sight of it, at the place where legend says St. James was laid to rest. For over a thousand years, pilgrims have walked these very same steps. Still, it is each and every step you will take leading up to the cathedral that calls to you today.

On this trip, you will traverse the final 108 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage by foot, immersing yourself in the stunning landscapes and villages of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Together with your wild sisters, you’ll move at a more leisurely pace so you may enjoy every moment and rest at well-chosen rural hotels without the pressure of time. This portion of the trail will take you along the most beautiful footpaths of green Galicia, exploring farming villages where time has stood still.

At the foot of the Cathedral you will receive your Compostela – the official certificate of completion for this epic journey. So too, at the foot of the journey, you will have received nine days of time. To think. To breathe. To connect with the steps you take and the direction they take you in.

After all, it is your Camino that waits.

Day One: Touchdown in Lugo

Welcome to the ancient Lucus Augusti, today known as Lugo, the only city in the world to be surrounded by intact Roman walls. Your Wild Women Pilgrimage will begin here with a meeting in your hotel lobby at 4PM. Once you become acquainted with your fellow pilgrims, you’ll take to the “walls” for a stroll around the town and explore the 71 towers and 10 gates. These 3rd century walls are protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. After your paseo you’ll dip into one of many cafés for a sampling of local tapas and a refreshing wine of the region. Do as Spaniards do and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this classic city and dine at a local favourite restaurant.

Day Two: Starting in Sarría

At 9:00AM, you’ll board your bus for a 40-minute ride to Sarría where you begin your Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage by following the yellow arrow symbol and the scallop shell along the beautiful green paths of Galicia. As the final 110-kilometres, you will be trekking the most popular section of the 800-kilometre trail. One of the great joys of walking the Camino will not only be the stunning landscapes you take in, but also the variety of people you meet. Join pilgrims from all over the world and all walks of life. Bonus is that we have a support van available if you feel you need some assistance while on this journey.

  • Hiking Distance: 23 kilometres

Day Three: Portomarin – Airexe

Starting from Portomarin, you will climb up through woodland and then over your high point for the day, the Sierra Ligonde, on quiet country roads. Views abound in every direction, far reaching hill and mountain-scapes in every shade of green imaginable. The villages you pass through have long standing associations with the Camino and ancient pilgrim’s hospices are now just whispers of the past. A final climb will bring you to the small village of Airexe where day of walking ends. From here, you will hop on a group shuttle to your hotel.

  • Hiking Distance: 17 kilometres

Day Four: Airexe – O Coto

Begin your day by passing through the town of Palas de Rei, named after an 8th century Visigoth king who once ruled the lands. Your route from here becomes more undulating as you meander through the village of San Xulian, a classic Camino village with its 12th Century church, and walk through forested trails over two river valleys. Then you drive, once more, to your hotel for dinner and a sweet night of rest.

  • Hiking Distance: 16 kilometres

Day Five: O Coto – Castañeda

After breakfast, your day begins with a walk through the Leboreiro, a quintessential Camino village, then the medieval village of Furelos, both of which have incredible medieval bridges. The next stop is the town of Melide. You will want to stop here in the famous Pulperia to sample one of Galicia’s specialties—Pulpo Gallego- steamed octopus prepared by the locals and enjoyed by pilgrims! After lunch, ascend and descend through small villages and woodland paths to end your walk at Castañeda, the village where the limestone carried from Triacastela was fired in the kilns before being taken to Santiago to build the cathedral.

  • Hiking Distance: 17 kilometres

Day Six: Castañeda – Salceda

Shuttling back to the trail, you will climb then descend to beautiful Ribasdiso, home to the oldest albergue on the Camino, then climb to the town of Arzua, famous for its creamy cow cheese. Onwards, your walk is dotted with small hamlets hidden within tall eucalyptus forests and behind moss-covered stone walls. Villages named Rua, Calzada, and Calle all refer to the word ‘road’, recognizing that this pilgrimage trail has been leading pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela for centuries. You end your day of walking at the village of Salceda, from where you will travel to your hotel.

  • Hiking Distance: 19 kilometres

Day Seven: Salceda – Lavacolla

Continue westwards on the Camino today, descending from Alto de Santa Irene, through serene stands of eucalyptus trees and the small villages of Rua and Amenal before embarking on one of your final climbs of the route. At the top, you walk around the airport to arrive in Lavacolla, a place where pilgrims, in days gone by, would wash themselves in the shallow stream before entering Santiago. Here, you shuttle to your hotel for your penultimate evening together.

  • Hiking Distance: 17 kilometres

Day Eight: Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostela  

Wake up refreshed this morning as you take to the trail one last time. You will climb from Lavacolla to the famed Monte del Gozo, Mount Joy, where, if you are lucky, will catch your first glimpse of the towers of the cathedral of Santiago. Tradition claims that if you were the first one in your group to sight the church towers, you could officially change your name to King (Rey, Leroy, Le Roi). Your Camino journey ends at the steps of the cathedral today. You will gather for a celebratory dinner together.

  • Hiking Distance: 11 kilometres

Day Nine: Tour End – Buen Camino

After a leisurely breakfast and before saying goodbye, a local tour guide and historian will show you the main sights on a two-hour guided walking tour of the city and the cathedral.

 

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