Our forefathers used to say “He who visits Santiago but not Oviedo, visits the servant but not the master”. This route follows the path of the first known itinerary taken by Alfonso II in the 9th century to visit the newly discovered tomb of the Apostle Saint James.
We leave behind Lugo, the oldest city in Galicia, founded by the Romans in the 1st century and which is always worth a visit, and we face the almost 20km that separate us from our destination San Román da Retorta, crossing forests and streams. Distance 19.5 km.
We are facing a short walk (14km) following the old Roman road, but not by it free of difficulty where we reach levels of almost 700mts, which will give us the opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes we arrive to Casacamiño that receives us with its white rocks. Distance 14km.
Another short but hard walk that ends in Melide, we climb to the highest point that is in Hospital (its name comes from an old Hospital for pilgrims run by the Order of St. John of Malta). Following the banks of the Furelos River we arrive at Melide, well-known thanks its restaurants where is possible to try octopous. Distance 14 km.
Crossing Melide and its interesting medieval area, we begin our walk where we will find churches as impressive as the one of Santa María de Melide until arriving at Arzúa capital of Galician cheese. Distance 15km.
We started from Arzúa not without having tasted its famous cheese and we begin a walk in which we cross beautiful forests and livestock farms until we reach Pedrouzo. Distance 19km.
Today we face our last walk that will take us to the very medieval Compostela goal of pilgrims, but not before stopping at the famous Mount del Gozo from where, as medieval pilgrims did, to see the towers of the cathedral.
Free day to visit one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the world. With one of the most beautiful historical centers of Spain, Unesco heritage since 1985, Santiago is a city that leaves no one indifferent and proof of this are the thousands of pilgrims and tourists who visit it every year. Possibility of a guided tour.
6 nights of hotel with half board included
The trip includes an insurance of basic coverages
We pick you up and take you to the airport and hotel
All the trip you have a local guide
Includes tickets to boats, wineries and Santiago Cathedral
Today, the most traveled road after the French, follows the route that in the 15th century led the queen Isabel from Portugal to Santiago
This was the preferred route by the pilgrims of northern Europe faster, more comfortable and less dangerous. Got its climax on the XIV and XV centuries and most of its users were from England hence the name. They arrived by sea to one of the Galician ports and then on foot to Santiago.
Starting in France, hence the name, it is the most popular route (more than 60% of all pilgrims choose it). And yet, it maintains all its charms as corroborated by the many pilgrims who repeat the journey.