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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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.
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.
Distance: 15 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Miraz.
Distance: 28 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Sobrado dos Monxes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.