Camino de Santiago



Price per couple

$1,900 USD



For over a thousand years, pilgrims have been walking the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St James). Here’s your chance to follow the trails of medieval pilgrims bound for Santiago de Compostela and have all the details taken care of – all you need to do is pack your bags!


Start: Sarria, Spain

Finish: Santiago de Compostela, Spain              

Countries: Spain

Theme: Explorer

Physical Rating: 4 out of 5



Why you'll love this trip

  • Enjoy the freedom and independence of a self-guided journey without having to organise the finer details.
  • Departing from Sarria, walk the last 60 miles of the historic Camino de Santiago in just one week and earn your Compostela certificate. Don't forget to stamp your Pilgrim Passport twice a day!
  • Walk through typical Galician countryside, passing many quaint hamlets, original bridges, and of course the beautifully preserved hórreos (traditional granaries on stilts).
  • Enjoy a well-earned feast in Lestedo, staying in a gorgeous old building of original stonework with a modern touch.
  • The glorious facade of the Cathedral de Santiago is one of many rewards for conquering this legendary route. Explore the marvels of the medieval old town at your own pace.


Is this trip right for you?

  • This is a self-guided trip, with accommodation, route notes and a map provided. Your bags will be transported from one hotel to the next. While this affords you the freedom to go at your own pace, bear in mind there will be no group and no leader.
  • You will need to be in good health and able to walk for hours at a time. There are some up-and-down sections, and the terrain varies from well-defined paths to rocky trails.
  • Confidence in reading maps is essential. The maps provided are as accurate as possible and are checked regularly.
  • On this trip, you will have an opportunity to visit a numerous religious sites and this requires a level of modesty. You will need to bring clothes that cover the arms and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot.
  • Your route notes contain a 24-hour emergency assistance telephone number, should you need it. In emergencies, the hotels are usually able to dispatch a taxi or pick you up themselves (this may incur a charge).

Departure Dates

Start: 05-May-2018 Finish: 12-May-2018 Trip Code: TT-GUSI180505
Start: 09-Jun-2018 Finish: 16-Jun-2018 Trip Code: TT-GUSI180609
Start: 07-Jul-2018 Finish: 14-Jul-2018 Trip Code: TT-GUSI180707
Start: 04-Aug-2018 Finish: 11-Aug-2018 Trip Code: TT-GUSI180804
Start: 01-Sep-2018 Finish: 08-Sep-2018 Trip Code: TT-GUSI180901
Start: 06-Oct-2018 Finish: 13-Oct-2018 Trip Code: TT-GUSI181006

How to book

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  • Full name, as per passport
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Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago



On arrival at Santiago airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel in Sarria, the province of Lugo – just over 60 miles from Santiago de Compostela. There is no walking scheduled for today, so you can arrive at any time. In your hotel upon check in, you will receive a Welcome Pack. It is a pack of essential information and documents for your trip including very detailed Travel Book with updated itinerary, route notes and maps, Pilgrim Passport, which you need to receive Camino certificate upon completion of your trip!), hotel and meal vouchers, luggage tags and some extra information about the places you are going to visit on your route. This Welcome Pack is an essential piece for your trip, so please make sure you will check all included information and make yourself familiar with details of exciting route that lay ahead. For dinner, the charming restaurant at Hotel Roma in Sarria is highly recommended.

Accommodation Style – Hotel

Begin the first stage of your walk. Throughout the course of the week you will become familiar with the yellow arrows and scallop-shell symbols that guide you. For centuries, this shell has been the symbol of the Camino and there are a few different interpretations of its meaning, ranging from mythical and metaphorical to practical. The walk today takes you past many small hamlets. As you walk along the Rua Maior (Maior Street) to the Magdalena Monastery and cross the beautiful Bridge of Aspera, bid farewell to Sarria. Continuing through beautiful countryside and crossing a small idyllic stream, an uphill climb takes you to the villages of Vilei and Bardadelo. Barbadelo’s church is a perfect example of rural Galician Romanesque architecture. The Camino then winds along a dirt track through farming fields flanked by trees. Pass through the hamlets of Leimán and Peruscallo. The section from Peruscallo to the village of Brea (the official 100 km mark) is one of the most beautiful sections of the route. Continue through Mirallos and arrive at Penas, then take a downhill stone track to Moimentos, followed by Mercadoiro, Moutros, Parrocha and Vilachá. A steep descent brings you to the historic town of Portomarin, your base for the night.

Walking Distance: 14 miles (approx. 5-6 hours)

Accommodation Style – Pension

With the Church of San Nicolás in your shadow, you will leave Portomarin today and make your way to Lestedo. Following a beautiful uphill track, then a road for a short section, an ascent takes you to a local farm and then to the town of Toxibo. At this point you will come to a very well preserved 'hórreo', which is a granary on stilts, typical to northern Spain. At the village of Gonzar you can stop at a peaceful rest area for pilgrims. After you pass through Gonzar, a steep uphill trail takes you to the small village of Castromaior. Soon you will reach a milestone that marks 80 kilometres. From Ventas de Narón, a short ascent takes you to Monte de Ligonde. Once at the top, take a downhill trail to Ligonde and then ascend to Eirexe. From here, make your way to Lestedo – a tranquil spot and the location of your 'feature stay' for this trip.

Walking Distance: 13 miles (approx. 4-5 hours)

Accommodation Style – Guesthouse

Today the Camino follows the path from Lestedo to Melide. An uphill climb takes you to Os Valos before you descend slowly to the pretty town of Palas de Rei, one of the most important towns on the pilgrim’s route in Galicia. Its large and partially canopied town square is the focal point of the town, home to a town hall made of granite and whitewash render (a typical example of the region's architecture). Leaving Palas behind, you will enter the beautiful countryside on your approach to the lovely village of San Xulián. The trail then leads you through oak groves to Casanova, and you are soon at the border of the provinces of Lugo and A Coruña. When you reach Leboreiro you will notice its modest Romanesque church. Inside is a carved image of the Virgin Mary. In Furelos you will see a four-arch medieval stone bridge. Your final destination today is Melide, one of the largest towns on the pilgrim’s route in Galicia.

Walking Distance: 12 miles (4-5 hours)

Accommodation Style –  Pension

Bid farewell to Melide and wind your way along the quiet country roads and through beautiful countryside en route to the city of Arzúa – the point at which the Camino Frances (French Way) meets the Camino del North (North Way). Along the way, you will pass the ancient pilgrimage villages of Boente, Barona and Vilantime. Cross a bridge and follow the downward path that leads you to the restored village of Ribadiso on the banks of the Iso River. Continue and arrive at Arzúa, your base for the night. A small park in the town is a popular meeting point for the locals and provides an interesting insight into local village life. Some of Arzúa’s main monuments include the 14th-century Capilla de la Magdalena and the 20th-century Iglesia de Santiago. Be sure to try some of the famous local cheese (‘queixo’ in Galician or ‘queso’ in Spanish) – it’s available for sale in many of the town’s shops and restaurants.

Walking Distance: 9 miles (approx. 3-4)

Accommodation Style – Pension

Today you will complete one of the final stages of the Camino de Santiago. This stretch of the walk takes you through agricultural meadows, landscapes of oak and eucalyptus and a collection of sleepy villages such as Ferreiros, Boavista, O Castro and Salceda. Soon after Salceda, you will pass a monument dedicated to the pilgrim Guillermo Watt who died at this point when making his journey to Santiago. Next you will pass through Xen and Ras into Brea. From Brea, continue along the road to Santa Irene. A highlight of the day is a visit to the beautiful chapel of Santa Irene, a beautiful building with unique statues of St James (Santiago). A continuous, quiet country road then takes you eventually to your next stop, Rúa, one of the quieter places before Santiago de Compostela.

Walking Distance: 12 miles (approx. 4-5 hours)

Accommodation Style – Hotel

Embark on the final and key stage of the Camino de Santiago, with your ultimate goal, the city of Santiago de Compostela, in your sights. After leaving Rúa, pass through San Paio and the village of Lavacolla. Pilgrims in ancient times would wash in the stream here before continuing to Santiago. An uphill climb takes you to the village of Vilarmaior, then a gradual ascent sees you reach Monte do Gozo. It’s at this point that ancient pilgrims experienced their first views of the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago. This is a great spot to sit back, reflect and enjoy a well-earned rest before leaving the rural landscapes behind and heading into the urban sprawl of the city. As you come to the end of the final leg, you will walk through the town to the magnificent Plaza del Obradoiro and then to the gates of the marvelous Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. After you’ve rested and rejuvenated, take the time to wander around the historic quarter of the city. Perhaps obtain your Compostela certificate while here – provided you have stamps in your Pilgrim Passport as proof of completion of the last 60 miles (see your detailed route notes for more information).

Walking Distance: 12 miles (approx. 4-5 hours)

Accommodation Style – Hotel

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast in Santiago de Compostela. You may wish to book additional nights' accommodation to explore the city some more. You can also book an optional departure transfer to the airport if you wish.

More about your trip


  • Hotel – 3 nights
  • Pensions – 3 nights
  • Guesthouse – 1 night


Meals not included

  • Host Couples are responsible for the full cost of group meals, not included in the itinerary, and will be reimbursed by WinShape Marriage upon return from their trip.
  • Additionally, Host Couples are responsible for billing all meal time non-alcoholic drinks to a separate tab which will also be reimbursed upon return.


  • Walking



  • None – this is a self-guided trip. Maps and instructions are provided


Airport Transfers

A group arrival transfers are included in the trip price. Those wishing to arrange a departure transfer, or arrival transfer outside the scheduled group transfer, can purchase private transfers at an additional cost.


  • International airport departure tax
  • Any visas required
  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Early check in or late check out at hotels
  • Tips for leaders, guide and driver
  • Expenditure of personal nature
  • Personal Insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Host Couples will be reimbursed for all additional expenses upon return*



Package Price

In order to book, a non-refundable deposit of USD 800 per couple is required and the remaining balance is due 60 days prior to departure. Single supplements must be requested at the time of booking. All transfers, pre-trip and post-trip accommodations must be requested 90 days prior to departure.

Pricing per couple: $1,900 USD

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