Camino de Santiago from Lugo

The Camino de Santiago from Lugo to Compostela combines the last stages of the Camino Primitivo with the last kilometres of the Camino Frances. It is an excellent tour for all those people who want to combine the tranquility of the first route on the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Primitivo, with the lively atmosphere that there is, from Melide, on the Camino Frances.

The route crosses the northeast of Galicia through a beautiful environment of enormous landscapes and has exquisite traditional gastronomy. The tour departs from Lugo, a beautiful walled city that is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and runs through interesting places such as Ferreira, Melide and Arzua.

The Camino de Santiago from Lugo ends at the Cathedral of Compostela. There, once you have regained your breath, after the exciting moments that are lived in the last stage of the tour, you can ask for your Compostela, a certificate issued by the Pilgrim’s Office and that accredits your pilgrimage.

The Camino Primitivo from Lugo meets all the necessary requirements to apply for the Compostela: make a route of at least 100 kilometres on foot and finish the pilgrimage at the Cathedral of Santiago.

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    Day 1
    Arrival in Lugo
    Lugo is, after Oviedo, the most important city on the Camino Primitivo. On the day of your arrival you can visit the rich medieval heritage that you will find in its streets. The most prominent is its Roman wall, which, with more than 2,000 years of history, more than 2 kilometres is still conserved.
    Other attractions in the city include Lugo Bridge, Rosalía de Castro Park or the Cathedral of Santa Maria. However, in Lugo you will find many more tourist attractions and a lively pincho atmosphere, but to discover the city in depth, you will need to spend more than one night in it. Ask us if you want to add an extra night in Lugo.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Lugo.

    Day 2
    From Lugo to Ferreira
    The stage starts from the Plaza Mayor de Lugo. From there, along comfortable paths you will cross various towns such as San Lazaro and its Roman bridge, San Vicenzo do Burgo, where we recommend visiting its church, or Taboeiro.

    The day ends in Ferreira, a town that is almost abandoned and is practically only visited by pilgrims. That gives the place an air of another time!

    Distance: 26 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Ferreira.

    Day 3
    From Ferreira to Melide
    Today you will complete the last stage on the Camino Primitivo, from Melide the route converges with the Camino Frances. The tour today is made over asphalt roads and dirt trails, surrounded by a rural environment, which will take you to visit numerous charming villages.

    The day ends in Melide, a town famous among pilgrims and Galician locals for its huge rations of Galician octopus and cloudy wine served in small porcelain cups. The city is very entertaining; it is one of those stops that pilgrims remember with special affection. In the beautiful old centre of the town you can visit various chapels and churches. We also recommend you to approach its iconic fountain.

    Distance: 21 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Melide.

    Day 4
    From Melide to Arzua
    From Melide to Arzua you can exchange experiences with other pilgrims who have chosen to follow the Camino Frances in previous stages. Today, you will walk through green meadows and on your path you will find various rivers and streams. The route will take you through several charming villages such as Boente, where we recommend visiting the Fonte A Saleta.

    The stage ends in Arzua, a town famous for its cheese and honey. In this town also the Camino del Norte converges, so from tomorrow the atmosphere will be much more lively.

    Distance: 14 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Arzúa.

    Day 5
    From Arzua to Amenal
    This stage is carried out by long forest tracks, in the company of whispering streams. On the tour you will find small villages with a lot of charm. One of them is A Brea, where we suggest visiting the Church of Santa Irene and the fountain with healing properties that is located next to the temple.

    In the last kilometres of the stage, you will find a detour that will allow you to visit O Pedrouzo. Amenal is a quiet village where you can relax before facing, tomorrow, the last stage of the Camino Primitivo.

    Distance: 23 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Amenal.

    Day 6
    From Amenal to Santiago de Compostela
    If you want to attend the Pilgrim’s Mass held at 12 noon in the Cathedral of Santiago, we advise you to start the day early.

    On the first kilometres of the stage you can visit villages such as Cimadevilla and Lavacolla. In Lavacolla you will find the monument to Santiago and a river where pilgrims usually cool off, before entering Santiago.

    On the last leg of the stage you will live moments that will always be part of your memories. The first will be when you see the majestic towers of the Cathedral of Santiago from the top of Monte do Gozo. The other will be when you arrive at the Plaza del Obradoiro, accompanied by the sound of Galician bagpipes.

    Distance: 21 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.

    Day 7
    Santiago de Compostela
    The city of Santiago de Compostela is declared 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 through the narrow streets in 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 Lugo.
    • 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 Lugo.
    • 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.