St.James Way : Primitive Way

St.James Way : Primitive Way

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.

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    Our proposal

    A 7-day tour departing from Lugo (104Km)

    day 1 Lugo

    Arrival in the oldest city in Galicia: Lugo, a city as little known as it is beautiful, with a past so splendid that it leaves no one indifferent. Hotel accommodation and free time to visit one of the cities with the most Roman remains in Spain, including its impressive Roman wall.

    day 2 Lugo -A Ponte de Ferreira

    We leave Lugo behind, the oldest city in Galicia, founded by the Romans in the 1st century and which is always worth a thorough visit, and we face the almost 26.5km that separate us from our destination. To Ponte de Ferreira. crossing forests and streams. Distance 26.5 km.

    day 3 Lugo -A Ponte de Ferreira

    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.

    day 4 A Ponte Ferreira-Melide

    Stage that takes us through small villages and native forests to empty into Melide, we go up to the highest level found in Hospital (its name is due to the fact that there used to be a Hospital for pilgrims formerly run by the Order of Saint John of Malta Following the course of the Furelos river we arrive at Melide, the undisputed capital of the Octopus. Distance 20 km.

    day 5 Melide - Arzúa

    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.

    day 6 Arzúa - Pedrouzo

    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.

    day 7 Pedrouzo - Santiago

    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.

    day 8 Santiago

    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. City tour included.

    What does this plan include?

    If you decide to contract this plan, you will be able to enjoy all these services that we detail below so that the experience is completely satisfactory


    Bed and breakfast in double or single room with bathroom



    The trip includes an insurance of basic coverages



    Transport of backpacks for each of the stages along the way (max. 20Kg per backpack - 1 bag per person)


    Additional features

    1 Tasting of Galician cheeses in Santiago (only available from Monday to Saturday)
    1 Guided tour of Santiago (old town): 2h in Spanish


    Pilgrim kit

    Stages map, pilgrim's credential and scallop shell

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