Millions of pilgrims in recent centuries have travelled along Camino de Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important routes of Christianity apart from Rome and Jerusalem.
Today the Camino de Santiago is a World Heritage Site open to anyone who wishes to enjoy it by foot or bicycle. The spirituality and magic of the Camino remains intact. And, over the centuries, places full of history, magical legends and a first-rate artistic and cultural heritage have been forged.
Day 1: Arrival day
Transfer from Madrid Airport to Burgos.
Day 2: Rioja wine region
The region of La Rioja boasts Mediterranean forests, high mountain landscapes and desert-like landscapes that are sometimes described as “lunar.” Here you will visit Santo Domingo de la Calzada followed by a trip to a winery to enjoy a wine tasting.
Day 3: Hiking in the Oca Mountains
Hike along the Oca Mountains and visit the monastery of San Juan de Ortega.
Day 4: Transfer to Leon
Transfer day to Leon. Along the way, view the evocative landscapes of the great plains of Castile and visit the Roman church of Fromista.
Day 5: The Treasures of Leon
Enjoy a trip through the former Roman garrison of Leon and explore the Gothic cathedral. With its impressive stained glass windows, which rival those of Chartres Cathedral in France, Leon Cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic style in Spain.
Day 6: Somiedo National Park
Travel to the beautiful region of Asturias and visit the Natural Park of Somiedo in the foothills of Picos de Europa.
Day 7: Sightseeing
Today you will see Puente de Orbigo, Ponferra, Astorga and Cruz de Hierro - one of the oldest monuments on the Way of St. James trail (one of the routes leading to Santiago de Compostela).
Day 8: Vineyard and village walk
From Camponaraya to Cacabelos, where you will walk to Villafranca del Bierzo and see the Iglesia de Santiago.
Day 9: Hike until Triacastela
In Galicia you will discover the pre-Roman church. Afterwards you will walk along the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) trail towards Triacastela.
Day 10: Hiking and Portomarin
Sarria, the starting point of the most popular section of the pilgrimage: the "Camino last 100 km". Walk until Lavandeira, transfer to Portomarin and Santiago de Compostela.
Day 11: Santiago de Compostela
Visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and enjoy the afternoon in town.
Day 12: Cape Finisterre
Visit Cabo Finisterre, or "the end of the world" where you will have a breathtaking view over the never-ending ocean from the lookout on the cape.
Day 13: Departure day
Transfer to the airport of Santiago de Compostela.
May to June and September to October
12 to 14 days
all levels possible