CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
The Camino de Santiago (known in English as the Way of St James) is a network of pilgrims’ ways walked by pilgrims from all over the world to reach the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of the city Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. The phenomenon of pilgrimage is a relevant historical and a continuous movement. For more than 1000 years, people have made this impressive journey, which is the most ancient and popular route of the old continent (https://www.caminodesantiago.gal). Holy Years are celebrated every few years, which is the case in this Jubilee year of 2021+2022.
The city of Santiago was born around the Holy Tomb, which has greatly influenced the surrounding area. Several beautiful small towns, churches, hospitals, and monasteries were built near the Camino to attend and assist the thousands of pilgrims. The French Way of Saint James is the most popular route featuring in many documentaries, books and movies.
In order to walk a small part of this Camino in two days, we have selected a beautiful journey of 40 km between Arzúa and the Cathedral of Santiago, during which you will have the opportunity to enjoy and have a feeling of the strong mysticism of this way.
1st DAY: STAGE ARZÚA – ARCA
Departure from A Coruña by bus arrival
Arzúa. Departure on foot
Length: 18,4 km – Difficulty: Low – Estimated duration: 5 h
We will depart from the village of Arzúa by the Rúa do Carme. Arrival to the lodging and dinner
2nd DAY: STAGE ARCA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Length: 20 km – Difficulty: Medium – Estimated duration: 5 h 30 m
After breakfast we will continue on our way. In the last stage of the Camino, we will walk near Monte do Gozo (380 m.), a small hill where you will have the opportunity to see the Cathedral for the first time. The Camino enters the city through the Rua de San Pedro to the Porta do Camino, and continues along its final stage, through pedestrian streets and squares such as Casas Reais, Plaza de Cervantes and Acibechería, where we will access the Basilica (the alternative access in Holy Years will be the Puerta Santa in A Quintana Square).
Dates: Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd
Meeting point: PALEXCO
Depature: 10.00 am
Estimated Return: 06.00 pm
Price: 150 €/pax
We provide: Transportation, accommodation 1 night, dinner, breakfast and snack during the walk.
* Minimum number of participants: 20
* Registration deadline: 30th May
* If the activity is cancelled due to the pandemic, we will refund the registration fee.