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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.