This last 122km section of the Camino del Norte, the Northern Way route of the famous Camino de Santiago, starts in the market town of Vilalba and takes pilgrims across Galicia’s farmland and lush country side all the way to Santiago de Compostela. You will be also joining the famous French Way in Arzúa, so you get the best of both worlds: a less travelled path on the Northern Way and the most popular and social trail on the French Way.
One of the highlights of this trip is the magnificent monastery in Sobrado dos Monxes. Since you will be walking over 100km, don’t forget to stamp your pilgrim passport and request your Compostela certificate when you reach Santiago! You also have the option to start from the coastal town of Ribadeo, where you can explore the impressive Cathedrals Beach.
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- 8 days/ 7 Nights. Walking the last 100km from Vilalba to Santiago de Compostela. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.
- 11 days/ 10 Nights. From cathedral to cathedral: walk from the seaside town of Ribadeo, home to the Cathedrals Beach; to Mondoñedo, Vilalba and Santiago de Compostela.
Walk across Galicia's lush countryside
Treat yourself to delicious local homely food
Admire the monastery at Sobrado dos Monxes
Get your 'Compostela' certificate in Santiago
Hotels & country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food, and friendliness of the staff. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard of comfort & price. Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability.
How to Get There
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A Coruña Airport 57km: There is one bus connection (line 20) between Vilalba and A Coruña airport each day (taking 1h00-1h30). See: www.arriva.es.
Santiago de Compostela Airport 87km: The way from/ to the airport can be taken directly in 1h45 min by bus. Arriva Spain offers buses (line 13) between Vilalba and the airport departing twice a week. See www.arriva.es.
Vigo Airport 200km: Follow instructions to get to Santiago and then you can take a bus (3 times a day, just under 2 hours) to Vilalba. See: www.arriva.es.
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela Airport 11km: There is shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: city centre (Plaza de Galicia), train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and bus station (Estación de Autobuses). See: www.empresafreire.com.
Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see www.renfe.com) or a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every hour). You should then take a city bus from Travesia de Vigo to Vigo Airport (every 30 min).
A Coruna Airport 70km: From Santiago you can take a train to A Coruña (30 min approximately) and then take a bus from Alfonso Molina (line 4051) to the airport (every 30 min, takes 20 min approximately). Monbus has services from Santiago to A Coruña Airport (every 3 hours), see monbus.es/en for details.
Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) and Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.