Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays
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Take a look at a typical Camino de Santiago walk

Day 1
Arrival Day collection from either Madrid or Santiago de Compostela airport

Walks in Spain is one of the few walking holiday companies to collect their guests direct from Madrid centre or Santiago de Compostela airport and transfer them to the start of the walk...at no extra charge! After leaving behind the Leon plateau, we approach the foothills of the Leon Mountains where we spend the first night of the tour in an 18th century residence of the Earl of Tepa in Astorga. Walks in Spain will provide a welcome dinner for all our guests along with a briefing on the week ahead.

* Madrid collection 10.30 Saturday


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Day 2
Foncebadon to Molinaseca

The walking starts here! From Foncebadon we leave the territory of Astorga and enter El Bierzo. The Camino climbs through rolling mountains to the 'Cruz de Ferro', a symbolic monument of a 5 metre tall bare trunk crowned with an iron cross sitting upon a heap of stones, and into the village of El Acebo where we will stop for lunch. The Camino winds it way down to the picturesque village of Molinaseca with its pretty riverside location and Romanesque bridge.

Molinaseca has been declared a 'Patrimonio Historico Artistico' as much of its original architecture has been saved. Our second night will be spent in Molinaseca in a very comfortable, modern, rural hotel.

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Day 3
La Faba to Tricastela
 
A short magnificent drive through the narrow valley of the river Valcarce, the second walking day starts from the tiny village of La Faba. A gentle climb along heather-banked paths takes you to O Cebreiro; a village with its traditional thatched stone buildings and an ideal stop off place for lunch. From O Cebreiro surrounded by rounded peaks and towering mountainsides, the trail passes through the sierra of Ronadoiro and, after crossing the Alto do Poio, it descends into the valley wherein lies Tricastela.

After refreshment in Tricastela we transfer you to the pre Roman town of Sarria where we will be staying for the night in the best hotel in town.

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Day 4
Sarria to Portomarin
 
Leaving the old town of Sarria, we pick up the Camino passing through many hamlets dotted along areas of cultivated land, grazing pastures and woodlands, crossing the great river Mino to Portomarin. A short drive takes us to a magnificent restored farmhouse where the owners will serve up a delicious homemade dinner with wine
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Day 5
Palas de Rei to Ribadiso
 
On entering the province of A Coruna we stop in Melide famous for the galician speciality, pulpo a la gallega, (octopus gallegan style) which can be seen boiling in large copper kettles. After lunch and a drop of Ribeiro wine the walk winds its way through small, stone-walled fields passing churches dating back to the 12th and 14th century to the town of Ribadiso. A short drive through forests of plain trees and eucalyptus takes us to a small rustic hotel known as a Pazo for tonights stop over and enjoy a fine meal cooked by our chef Joaquin.

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Day 6
Arca to Lavacolla

With the chance to visit the monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes in the morning we then continue the Camino with a beautiful walk through the rolling Galician hills passing small villages on the way and greeting the local Galicians as they wish us Bon Camino. Here we spend the night in a 17th century pazo.

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Day 7
Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela

Only 7 km and ahead in the distance the spires of the famous cathedral rise up to welcome you. The magical medieval city of Santiago awaits you. Here you will arrive before lunch and check in at the beautiful San Francisco Hotel Monumento (a converted convent) in the heart of the historical centre of the city. Leaving you with plenty of time to explore the city, in the evening you are treated to a magnificent farewell meal in our own private dining hall of the hotel.

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Day 8
Departure Day

Sadly, the end of the tour. Walks in Spain will transfer you to Santiago de Compostela airport.

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Camino de Santiago Walking Holidays