The Camino de Santiago from Vilalba

Start / Finish:
Vilalba / Santiago de Compostela

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Availability:
All year

129 km
Distance
8 days / 7 nights
Duration
Half Board or Only Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
From 539€ per person
Price


Distance
129 km

Duration
8 days / 7 nights

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
From 539€ per person
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The last section of the Camino del Norte (The Northern Way) starts in the historic commercial city of Vilalba and leads us through agricultural lands in the interior region of rural Galicia until reaching Santiago de Compostela.

In Arzúa the Camino del Norte and the Camino Frances (The French Way) join, meaning that throughout this section we will get to enjoy both the tranquility of the Northern Way and the more popular and social aspect of the French Way.

During this section of the Camino de Santiago we will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes.



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    Vilalba

    We will start the last leg of the Northern Way in the historic commercial city of Vilalba. This region is famous for its production of milk and high-end cheeses.

    We can also enjoy the local cuisine, and a visit to the Andrade Tower (now called Parador) is a must.

    Overnight: Vilalba

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    From Vilalba to Baamonde

    Once we leave Vilalba, we make our way into the heart of the Terra Chá region in Galicia. We will continue our journey on wooded hiking trails where we will cross small agricultural villages while enjoying the magnificent landscapes.

    Length: 20 km

    Overnight: Baamonde

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    From Baamonde to Miraz

    In Baamonde you should visit the Church of Santiago before continuing on our journey through rural Galicia.

    Length: 15 km

    Overnight: Miraz

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    From Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes

    We will continue on the Northern Way from Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes. Once in Marcela we must take a moment to enjoy the views from the highest point of the route.

    In Sobrado dos Monxes we will find an impressive monastery dating back to the 10th century with a Baroque façade.

    Length: 28 km

    Overnight: Sobrado dos Monxes

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    From Sobrado dos Monxes to Arzúa

    This is the last leg of the Northern Way before meeting up with the French Way in Arzúa. In Arzúa we must try the region’s famous cheese.

    Length: 22 km

    Overnight: Arzúa

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    From Arzúa to Amenal

    Today, our Camino de Santiago route will pass through beautiful forests, quiet villages and streams. We will have the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene with its famous statue of the pilgrim Santiago.

    We will also cross the beautiful village of Rúa. We will continue to follow rural roads until reaching Amenal. If you’d like to walk at a more relaxed pace, it’s possible to spend the night in Rúa.

    Length: 23 km

    Overnight: Amenal

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    From Amenal to Santiago de Compostela

    Once we leave Amenal, the next destination will be Lovacolla on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, where pilgrims usually wash themselves in the river as preparation for their arrival to the city of Santiago de Compostela.

    We will continue our pilgrimage along the Monte do Gozo hill, from where we can already see the Cathedral of Santiago.

    Once we arrive in Santiago, we can admire its rich local architecture and allow ourselves be captivated by its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We must make it to Santiago in time to participate in the Pilgrim’s Mass.

    Length: 21 km

    Overnight: Santiago de Compostela

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    Santiago de Compostela

    The Northern Way ends in Santiago de Compostela. We recommend thoroughly visiting the city center before returning home, so please feel free to ask us about additional nights or tours in the historic center of the city.

    Trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended.

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    General information

    All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to make the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort.

    Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to live a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.

    Availability

    When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.

    All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

    Single rooms

    Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

    Where am I going to stay?

    All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:

    Vilalba

    Vilalba

    Baamonde

    Baamonde

    Miraz

    Miraz

    Sobrado dos Monxes

    Sobrado dos Monxes

    Arzúa

    Arzúa

    Amenal

    Amenal

    Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela

    Included Services

    checkAccommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.

    checkRooms with private bathroom.

    checkMeal plan of your choice.

    checkLuggage transport between stages.

    checkComplete itinerary of the route.

    check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

    checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

    checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

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    Additional Services

    checkAdditional single room: €168 per person.

    checkExtra night in Santiago: €55 per person.

    checkTransfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Vilalba: €140.

    checkTravel assistance insurance: €21 per person.

    checkCancellation insurance: €14 per person.

    In order to resolve the doubts of all pilgrims, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your inquiries.

    If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.

    General Information

    What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

    The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.

    How do I get to my starting point on the Camino?

    The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.

    Once you confirm your Camino, you will send us the arrival information for your flight, train or bus and, from there, we organize a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino.

    Can I travel alone?

    Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.

    Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.

    We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.

    On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.

    In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.

    Am I going to have an accompanying guide on el Camino de Santiago?

    Most routes on the Camino de Santiago are done in a self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace along the routes marked on the complete itinerary of the route, which is sent one month before starting the Camino.

    However, we also offer organized groups with accompanying guide on the stretch from Sarria to Santiago. We have specific dates already established, and we carry them out in groups of up to 15 people, with guaranteed departures. The guides in charge of these routes speak English and Spanish.

    We already have all the dates published until 2021, so you are encouraged to reserve your place before the groups are filled.

    What does the complete route itinerary consist of?

    The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.

    The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.

    When do I get the complete route itinerary?

    You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.

    How many kilometres should I walk on each stage?

    In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.

    On average, a stage of the Camino de Santiago has 15 to 20 km. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino so that you walk fewer kilometres, dividing some stages into two parts, depending on what is most comfortable for you.


    Advice

    What should I consider to prepare physically?

    Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.

    Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.

    People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.

    Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.

    How far in advance should I make a reservation?

    There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.

    Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.

    What clothes and hiking equipment are indispensable?

    For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.

    Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.

    Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).

    For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.

    How does the baggage transfer between stages work?

    Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.

    Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.

    Should I take out travel insurance?

    To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.

    To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.


    Accommodation

    Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

    Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.

    Can I sleep alone in a room?

    Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.

    Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.

    When will you tell me where I am going to stay?

    We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.

    The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.

    Am I going to share a room with strangers?

    No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.

    Is the accommodation close to the route that I should follow?

    All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.

    When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.

    What type of accommodation do you reserve?

    All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.

    We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.

    We will talk to you about one of the possible itineraries of the Camino del Norte: the one which runs from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela. It is one of the most beautiful routes of all that is possible on the Camino de Santiago .

    Therefore we want to offer you as much information as possible to be able to undertake it alone or in the company of Santiago Ways . Among this information is the distance in kilometres of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela , the number of stages and also the main points of interest.

    Why choose the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela?

    On every route of the Camino, there are different reasons to choose each one. It is because each of them has specific characteristics and a special charm. So we want to offer you some of the reasons for completing the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela. They’ll surely help you convince you.

    1.-Gastronomy: One of the most important attractions in northern Spain, in general, is its powerful and rich gastronomy. This is true for the whole territory but especially for the province of Galicia. Not only is it a specialist in seafood and fish but also in meats, cheeses and sausages.

    On our route of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba we will visit some localities of rich gastronomy that will contribute to make you fall in love with them from the first day. And it is that as you will check throughout your stay on the Camino del Norte from Vilalba, mealtime becomes especially important after a hard stage.

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    2.- History and heritage: Another incentive that has this route from the North from Vilalba is that it possesses a rich variety of heritage, cultural and historical.

    Proof of this is places like the Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes, dating back to nothing more and nothing less than the 10th century. Also the beautiful village of Rúa will be an attraction for us as pilgrims to sink their roots in the mysterious Celtic culture and heritage.

    3.- Infrastructure: The Camino del Norte from Vilalba shares its last leg with the Camino Frances . This is the one that, in the long term, has the best infrastructure of all the possible routes of the Camino de Santiago.

    So, the Camino del Norte from Vilalba not only has excellent communications and routes for the pilgrim but also everything necessary for its supply and rest as well as excellent signposting. Another reason to select this route among all the possibilities.

    4.- Natural surroundings: Another of the most powerful reasons for completing the Camino del Norte from Vilalba is the beauty of its natural landscapes. We will make our pilgrimage surrounded by lush and beautiful forests, close to stretches of coastline and naturally between mountain stretches.

    In short, for those who are nature lovers, the Camino del Norte from Vilalba is a perfect choice.

    5.-Climate: Another reason to make the Camino del Norte in general and the Camino de Santiago from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela in particular is its climate. In fact, it is an area of oceanic climate with mild temperatures throughout the year.

    That means we won’t get cold during the winter or hot during the summer. Later, we will talk about the best time to make the Camino de Santiago , however, this point is one of the most favourable for doing the Camino del Norte from Vilalba .

    Information about the route of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba

    The Camino de Santiago from Vilalba to Santiago composes the last stretch of the so-called Camino de Norte. It Starts in the city of Vilalba, of great historical and economic importance in all of the north of Spain.

    From there, the route passes through the interior of Galicia showing us at every step the enormous beauty of this province until arriving in Santiago de Compostela: Our final objective after 120 kilometres.

    On this Camino del Norte from Vilalba we will be able to enjoy the union of the Camino del Norte with the Camino Frances in the town of Arzúa, famous for its delicious cheeses. It is a route where you can enjoy equal parts of solitude on the road and the opportunity to meet new people on the French section.

    Route of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela

    Maps of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba

    We would like to offer you here the maps of the route of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba so that you have all the necessary information to plan the route and to know in advance the places that you will travel to.

    Vilalba – Baamonde

    Mapa etapa de Vilalba a Baamonde

    Map stage from Vilalba to Baamonde

    Baamonde – Miraz

    Mapa etapa de Baamonde a Miraz

    Map stage from Baamonde to Miraz

    Miraz – Sobrado dos Monxes

    Mapa etapa de Miraz a Sobrado

    Map stage from Miraz to Sobrado

    Sobrado dos Monxes – Arzúa

    Mapa etapa de Sobrado a Arzua

    Map stage from Sobrado to Arzua

    Arzúa – O Pedrouzo

    Mapa etapa de Arzua a O Pedrouzo

    Map stage from Arzua to O Pedrouzo

    O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela

    Mapa etapa de O Pedrouzo a Santiago de Compostela

    Map stage from O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

    Profiles of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela

    Now we would like to talk about the Camino del Norte from Vilalba. We will talk about its average altitude as well as the inclines on the different stages. To make it more graphic, we enclose visually the information below.

    Vilalba – Baamonde

    Perfil etapa de Vilalba a Baamonde

    Profile stage from Vilalba to Baamonde

    Baamonde – Miraz

    Perfil etapa de Baamonde a Miraz

    Profile stage from Baamonde to Miraz

    Miraz – Sobrado dos Monxes

    Perfil etapa de Miraz a Sobrado

    Profile stage from Miraz to Sobrado

    Sobrado dos Monxes – Arzúa

    Perfil etapa de Sobrado a Arzua

    Profile stage from Sobrado to Arzua

    Arzúa – O Pedrouzo

    Perfil etapa de Arzua a O Pedrouzo

    Profile stage from Arzua to O Pedrouzo

    O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela

    Perfil etapa de O Pedrouzo a Santiago de Compostela

    Profile stage from O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

    Stages on foot on the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela

    So that you can know what are the different stages that we will face in this pilgrimage on the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago we also enclose the different stages that are traversed on foot.

    Stage from Vilalba to Baamonde

    Stage from Baamonde to Miraz

    Stage from Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes

    Stage from Sobrado dos Monxes to Arzúa

    Stage from Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

    Stage from O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

    How long does the Camino del Norte from Vilalba take?

    El Camino de Santiago from Vilalba It has a total length of 120 kilometres divided into 8 stages with its corresponding 7 nights. This duration makes it a fairly affordable option for any holiday period including Easter. With Santiago Ways, your accommodation will be in the best hotels available all the way.

    Best time to do the Camino del Norte from Vilalba

    While it is true that ultimately depends on each person’s taste choosing which time is best to make your way, there are some indications that we must take into account before starting our pilgrimage.

    This is because each road has its own characteristics that can make it better or worse depending on the season.

    Therefore, we want to talk about the different seasons of the year and their respective advantages and disadvantages when making the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela.

    Spring

    In general, in northern Spain Spring brings climate instability in the form of rain. While it is an oceanic climate, temperatures are mild throughout the year, the truth is that we have to consider this in order to plan our route as best as we can.

    At the same time, there are those who prefer to make the Camino del Norte from Vilalba in spring for two fundamental reasons. The first is that having a duration of more or less a week, you can take advantage of Easter to make this route. Second, spring brings to the abundant vegetation of the environment an explosion of life and colours difficult to resist.

    Summer

    The Summer is the favourite time for most pilgrims. It Is precisely because in these latitudes the temperatures are milder than in the rest of the peninsula. So many people are encouraged to make the Camino del Norte “fleeing” from the heat of their home cities.

    This is the reason why many pilgrims visit the Camino de Santiago especially in the stretch of the Camino Frances that we share when starting our journey from Vilalba.

    It can be a real problem to find accommodation, in that case, we recommend you to do the pilgrimage with Santiago Ways to be able to stay always in the best hotels with peace of mind. Remember that another point in its favour is that in Santiago de Compostela there are local holidays from the 15th to 31st July.

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    Autumn

    In autumn, climate instability increases by bringing a new risk of precipitations . That is why we must be more cautious when it comes to making the route at this time. However, in spite of this, it is possible that the ideal time to complete the road is the autumn: especially in the first days of September where we can still take advantage of the heat that remains of the summer.

    Likewise, another advantage of this station is that it is stained with beautiful colours as a result of the fact that most of the vegetation in this area is deciduous.

    Winter

    Winter is a season reserved for the bravest. On some sections of the road, we can find very cold mountain areas and high altitudes so we must go well prepared. But the Christmas break makes more and more people encouraged to walk the route this time of year.

    With Santiago Ways it is possible to do it all year round. Keep in mind that during most of the tour the temperature will be rather mild under the influence of the sea.

    Guide to the places that you cannot miss on the Camino del Norte from Vilalba

    We will now talk about the places of greatest interest in the Camino del Norte from Vilalba . Among them are not only sites of special interest cultural, artistic and historical but also the best restaurants on the route as well as the accommodation where you can rest with Santiago Ways.

    Places of interest

    We will begin by talking about the main points of interest from the patrimonial point of view. These are places you should not miss on your pilgrimage.

    Baamonde

    This magnificent town is surrounded by natural enclaves of great beauty crossed by small waterfalls, rivers and waters of all kinds. It Is a magnificent natural environment where a town like Baamonde stands out for the typical Galician architecture of moss-covered stone.

    Baamonde

    Arzúa

    The municipality of Arzúa is famous for its cheeses but at the same time for its great beauty. Indeed, it is a jewel of the architecture in the purest Galician style in which the Church of Santiago de Arzúa and the Pazo de Brandesco both stand out. A spectacular stop that you can visit on the route of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba.

    Iglesia de Santiago de Arzua

    Sobrado Dos Monxes

    Located in the same locality of Arzúa although a little removed from it, is located this imposing building of magnificent architecture and imposing aspect. Highly recommended to know some of the architectural movements in Galicia such as the Portuguese Baroque style.

    Where to sleep – The best hotels

    With Santiago Ways you can stay in the best hotel establishments. You can book all year round and we will be happy to take care that you receive all the pampering and attention you deserve. Here we leave a sample of some of the accommodation we propose.

    Where to eat – The best restaurants

    Now we talk about some of the most recommended restaurants on this route of the Camino de Santiago from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela .

    Restaurante Galicia

    In the town of Baamonde, we can find this cosy corner where to taste the best of the Earth. Pilgrims are treated exquisitely and we will be able to warm up with its hot specialities. A place that you cannot miss during your pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago from Vilalba.

    Restaurante Galicia

    Restaurante Casa Nené

    This Restaurant located in Arzúa offers us the best of Galician gastronomy. This includes not only products from the sea (the speciality of Galicia) but also products from the land and of course, livestock. All this we can taste in this wonderful site and in the locality of Arzúa, the meeting of the ways.

    Restaurante Casa Marcelo

    At our point of arrival, Santiago de Compostela, we will be able to give ourselves the homage that we deserve in this magnificent steakhouse, specialized in meats and other typical products of Galicia. Without a doubt, a deserved experience that you will enjoy, having the same taste of triumph.

    Restaurante Casa Marcelo

    Origin of the Camino de Santiago del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela

    The Camino del Norte from Vilalba shares its origin with the Camino del Norte , a route that after the Camino Primitivo is said to be the first of all. Indeed, this road was very popular during the entire Middle Ages because it allowed making the pilgrimage to Santiago ridding the dangers that the interior had.

    As the Reconquista was advancing, it was left to the side to take the Camino de Santiago Frances, something less rugged. Today, the Camino del Norte is an alternative that has adept pilgrims among those who have tried it: they always repeat the experience.

    The Camino de Santiago from Vilalba with Santiago Ways

    Ideal footwear for the Camino del Norte from Vilalba

    Other sections of the Camino del Norte

    Other users’ opinions about the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela

    We also offer you the opinion of other users so you can know what other people who have already done this section of the Camino del Norte with us think. In all probability, it will encourage you to live the experience yourself.

    Karin E
    Karin E
    Excellent company. They were super helpful in putting together my last minute trip to do the camino inglés. I will definitely use them next year when I do another route. Thank you SantiagoWays!
    Lisa B
    Lisa B
    Fabulous experience. Santiago Ways made this trip such a memorable trip. I will definitely be using their amazing service again for the next 200 km. The accommodations were super. The transfers and itinerary were perfect . Thanks Ylenia ans everyone at Santiago Ways!
    Fabiana Lima
    Fabiana Lima
    Very good service. Ylenia Conesa was the one who helped me and she was always very effective and courteous. Will definitely use them again!
    Christine Tranchina
    Christine Tranchina
    My husband and I hiked the Camino De Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño. We used Santiago Ways to help plan our adventure... booking our hotels, breakfast, picnic and dinner as well as transferring luggage during the hike. It was extremely helpful because we traveled in February which is not a popular time and all services are not available. The communication and service was excellent. Before, after and during the hike Angie Rinaudo kept in contact and answered all our questions in a timely manner. All the accommodations were excellent. We are planning to do more sections in the future and will definitely use Santiago Ways again.
    Karen Srajer
    Karen Srajer
    We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
    Diane Nunez
    Diane Nunez
    This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
    Richard Luna
    Richard Luna
    I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
    Mark Nichols
    Mark Nichols
    This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
    Kat Cust
    Kat Cust
    I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
    Richard Luna
    Richard Luna
    I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
    Richard Luna
    Richard Luna
    I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
    Rachel Mckeeve
    Rachel Mckeeve
    We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
    Eilish Bye
    Eilish Bye
    After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
    Kerry Mannette
    Kerry Mannette
    I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
    Karen Henderson
    Karen Henderson
    I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
    Alison McEvoy
    Alison McEvoy
    Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
    Chantal Ryan
    Chantal Ryan
    This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
    Jon Lucas
    Jon Lucas
    Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
    LUCIA CARABINE
    LUCIA CARABINE
    Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
    Jasmine Pantuso
    Jasmine Pantuso
    Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
    Yuko Fujita
    Yuko Fujita
    Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
    Yana Mileva
    Yana Mileva
    We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
    Peggy White
    Peggy White
    Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
    Tamir Shemer
    Tamir Shemer
    excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
    mary ellen canal
    mary ellen canal
    Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
    Winston Fernandez
    Winston Fernandez
    I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Marion Tilley-Vyner
    Marion Tilley-Vyner
    Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
    Tammy Shain
    Tammy Shain
    Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
    Sandi Frost Steensma
    Sandi Frost Steensma
    We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
    Sandi Frost Steensma
    Sandi Frost Steensma
    We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
    Beatriz Beltranena
    Beatriz Beltranena
    Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
    Jan Schubert
    Jan Schubert
    My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
    Jill Scher
    Jill Scher
    My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
    Kenneth E. Nowell
    Kenneth E. Nowell
    Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
    Margo Gosia Barker
    Margo Gosia Barker
    We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
    Patricia Bazán
    Patricia Bazán
    This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
    Roberto Canto
    Roberto Canto
    Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
    Edmee Flores
    Edmee Flores
    Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
    Barbara Melinska
    Barbara Melinska
    Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
    Hanna Ringel
    Hanna Ringel
    Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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    Photos and videos of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela

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