Camino de Santiago from Vilalba

The Camino de Santiago from Vilalba to Compostela combines the last stages of the Camino del Norte with the last kilometres of the Camino Frances. It is an ideal route for all those people who want to combine from the quiet atmosphere that gives the Camino del Norte, to Arzúa, with the lively atmosphere of the last stages on the Camino Frances.

The route crosses the interior of Galicia, a stretch of incredibly beautiful landscapes. Through intense green wooded areas, you will visit several charming villages and the impressive Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes.

This stretch of the Camino ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Once you have regained your breath, after those beautiful moments that are lived during the last stage of the tour, you can request the Compostela, a certificate issued by the Pilgrim’s Office that accredits your pilgrimage.

The Camino del Norte from Vilalba meets all the requirements so that you can ask for the Compostela: do at least 100 kilometres on foot and finish the pilgrimage at the Cathedral of Santiago.

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    Day 1
    Arrival in Vilalba
    On the day of your arrival in Vilalba, you can go for a walk along the river promenade of the town, to explore the recreational area at La Magdalena or to enjoy the Alligal swimming pool, to which they attribute healing properties.

    On its streets you can also visit the Torre de los Andrade. We recommend you to try the cheese that is produced in Vilalba, as it enjoys very good reputation in the region.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Vilalba.

    Day 2
    From Vilalba to Baamonde
    The tour starts with a beautiful stretch of the Terra del Cha that will take you across the Magdalena and Trimaz rivers. Then, following forest paths you will cross various villages such as San Xoan de Alba, Pedrouzos or Pigara.

    The day ends in Baamonde. On its streets you will find a chestnut tree that is more than a thousand years old that has been transformed into a work of art, do not miss it!

    Distance: 20 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Baamonde.

    Day 3
    From Baamonde a Miraz
    On this day you will continue to advance through the region known as Terra del Cha. First, through an oak forest and then, following narrow trails, you can visit various villages such as San Breixo de Parga or Carballedo.

    Distance: 15 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Miraz.

    Day 4
    From Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes
    On the tour you will find several villages of the Galician interior such as A Roxica and O Meson. The stage ends in Sobrado dos Monxes, where we recommend visiting the Monastery of Santa Maria.

    Distance: 28 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Sobrado dos Monxes.

    Day 5
    From Sobrado dos Monxes to Arzúa
    This is the last stage on the Camino del Norte, when you arrive in Arzua you will join the pilgrims who have been doing the Camino Frances. On dirt and asphalt tracks, dotted with some stretches of forest, you will pass through small villas such as Vilarchao, Madelos or Corredoiras.

    The day concludes in Arzua, where you can exchange experiences with the pilgrims who have chosen the Camino Frances for their pilgrimage. Cheese and honey in Arzua are highly valued in Galicia, so take advantage of your visit to try them.

    Distance: 22 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Arzua.

    Day 6
    From Arzua to Amenal
    Today the route is made along long forest tracks, in the company of the murmur of the streams. In your path, small villages with a lot of charm will come before you. One of these locations is A Brea, where we suggest visiting the Church of Santa Irene and the fountain with healing properties that is located next to it.

    Before reaching the end of the stage, and surrounded by the fragrance of the eucalyptus trees, you will find a detour that will allow you to visit O Pedrouzo. Amenal is a quiet town where you can rest comfortably before facing, tomorrow, the last stage of the Camino de Santiago.

    Distance: 23 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Amenal.

    Option: If you want to do a shorter stage you can stay overnight in A Rua. Please contact us for more information.

    Day 7
    From Amenal to Santiago de Compostela
    We advise you to start this last stage early, if you want to attend the Pilgrim’s Mass that same morning which is celebrated at 12 noon in the Cathedral of Santiago.

    In the first part of the tour you will pass next to villages such as Cimadevilla and Lavacolla. In the latter, you will find a monument to Santiago and a river where pilgrims usually clean before entering Santiago.

    In the last kilometres on this stage, you will live moments that will be forever engraved in your memory. The first will be when you see the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago rise from the top of Monte do Gozo. The other will be when you enter the Plaza del Obradoiro, with the sound of Galician bagpipes in the background.

    Distance: 21 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

    Day 8
    Santiago de Compostela
    The city of Santiago de Compostela is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Here, in addition to admiring the majesty of the Cathedral of Santiago and enjoying the lively atmosphere of the squares that surround it, you will find other places of interest such as the Mercado de Abastos and the Alameda.

    Another fantastic plan is to wander around in the narrow streets of the city centre, which are especially peculiar because of the dark colour of its cobblestones. Discovering the traditional taverns of the city and delighting in exquisite Galician seafood are also two essential activities in Santiago.
    If you want to fully enjoy all that the heart of Galicia has to offer, you can extend your trip by adding additional nights in Santiago de Compostela. From there you can make excursions to Finisterre and the Cies Islands, for example. Contact us for more information.


    Selection of hotels and cottages

    Our partner travel agencies only works with accommodation that have private bathrooms and that guarantee maximum comfort and convenience to those pilgrims who book with us.

    Since reservations are subject to availability, the name of the hotels and cottages you will stay in will be provided to you 1 month before you start your pilgrimage.

    Booking single rooms

    You can book your stay on the Camino de Santiago by staying in single rooms, which also include a private bathroom. Single rooms are subject to an additional charge for the selected route.

    Accommodation in single rooms is subject to availability in hotels and cottages as it is a highly sought-after service. Reservations must be made in advance.

    Commitment to quality

    To ensure the quality standards of the accommodation with which we collaborate, our partner travel agencies teams travels to each of them to check that their facilities and services, as well as the quality of their attention, are excellent. Only in this way, can we guarantee you the best rest and an unforgettable stay while you are on the Camino de Santiago.

    In addition, if due to the low capacity of some of the hotels or cottages with which we collaborate, there is no availability, we guarantee that they will offer you other accommodation of the same range or even of superior quality.

    Accommodation partners

    All hotels and cottages have been selected with the utmost care, to guarantee your rest and comfort on all stages of the Camino de Santiago

    • Staying in hotels and cottages.
    • Accommodation with a private bathroom in your room.
    • Detailed itinerary of the reserved route.
    • Selected meal plan.
    • Baggage transfer between stages.
    • Personal assistance 24/7, by phone, throughout the trip.
    • Emergency assistance car available
    • Information dossier for the Camino de Santiago from Villalba.
    • Taxes included.
    • Booking of single rooms at an additional cost.
    • Picnics to go (includes sandwich, drink and dessert).
    • Additional night in Santiago de Compostela (breakfast included).
    • Transfer from Santiago (from the city or airport) to Villalba.
    • Transfers according to your needs.
    • Assistance insurance during the tour.
    • Travel cancellation insurance.
    Excellent and well organised walking
    We walked from Lugo to Santiago. All of the accommodation was very good, good meals and drink. All in all a very good holiday and walking experience. We’ve already booked to do another walk next year as they make it so easy to do.
    Well done!
    They arranged all accommodation and transport of luggage flawlessly. Not a single glitch was experienced. Well done!
    Camino Trail
    Amazing experience and I was very satisfied. I would highly recommend booking with this company as they were organized, helpful and I never had to worry about anything other than enjoy hiking the Camino.
    They really are excellent!
    The tour was really superb! We were impressed with all aspects of communications both during the booking and planning stage as well as during the trip. Transfers were flawless and the standard of accomodation excellent! Highly recommend… And will surely use them again!
    Fabulous experience
    Fabulous experience. Walks in Spain were a very good company to travel with. Highly recommend them. Accommodation was very good and food excellent.