Camino del Norte Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago Last 100km

Activity:
Walking or Cycling
Duration:
7 Nights
Distance:
122 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Time To Go:
April to October
Price:
From €695
Rating:

Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago Last 100km

The last stage of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago, the last 100km of the Northern Way, takes pilgrims from the market town of Vilalba and across Galicia’s farmland and lush countryside all the way to Santiago de Compostela.

On the last stage of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba, you will enjoy walking through the forest, basking in the green countryside, and visiting very scenic landmarks along the way. If you are interested in history, there are many historical monuments for you to visit.

One of the highlights of this trip is the magnificent 10th-century monastery in Sobrado dos Monxes. There are many old and interesting churches to visit along the way and you will learn much about the history of Spain and religion.

This first part of the Camino is very scenic and quiet and a perfect time to unwind and relax in nature.

In the second half of this Camino route, you will be joining the famous Camino Frances in Arzúa. Therefore, you get the best of both worlds: a less-travelled path on the Camino del Norte and the most popular and social trail on the Camino Frances.

Don’t forget to sample the delicious cheeses of Arzúa before you leave!

Then it is on to the famous Monte do Gozo (Mount of joy) where you will catch your first glimpse of the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela – your finish point.

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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Map of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago Last 100km

Itinerary of the Camino del Norte from Vilalba to Santiago Last 100km

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Vilalba
Vilalba
You arrive in Vilalba.
20 km
Baamonde
Baamonde

From Vilalba, the Camino del Norte takes walkers through the heart of the Terra Chá region of Galicia. Forest paths, small farming villages and lush countryside make most of today’s peaceful walk. In Baamonde, you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation for the night, a fantastic rural property in Miraz.

15 km
Miraz
Miraz

You will get a transfer from your accommodation back to Baamonde. Check out the medieval St James Church (Igrexa de Santiago) in Baamonde before you continue your journey across rural Galicia, following the Camino del Norte. Today is quite an easy walking day.

26 km
Sobrado dos Monxes
Sobrado dos Monxes

From Miraz, you will continue on your Camino del Norte journey across rural Galicia. You will reach the highest point of the trail at Marcela, so take a few minutes to enjoy the views. Your destination is Sobrado dos Monxes, home to an impressive monastery. The monastery dates back to the 10th century originally, although the current facade is baroque. You will be picked up at the monastery and stay the night in Miraz.

22 km
Arzúa
Arzúa

This morning you will be taken back to Sobrado dos Monxes to continue your Camino journey. Today you will walk the last stretch of the Camino del Norte before it joins the most popular Camino trail, Camino Francés, in Arzúa. Prepare yourself to meet many pilgrims in this busy market town. Arzúa is famous for its local cheese so make sure you give it a try!

18 km
Pedrouzo
Pedrouzo

Today’s Camino walk will take you through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams most of the day. Make sure you visit the chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago. You will stay the night in the town of Pedrouzo (310m).

21 km
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

Today is the last walking day of your Camino trip. Starting in the town of Pedrouzo. Your next point of interest is Lavacolla in the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims used to wash themselves in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line your journey to Monte do Gozo (‘Mount of Joy’ 368m) and it is from here that will catch your first glimpse of the Cathedral of Santiago. When you arrive in the city (264m, population 80,000), explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site architecture and delight in the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural mecca. The cathedral has a pilgrim mass everyday at noon.Your tour of the Camino del Norte ends after breakfast. Explore the old town in Santiago de Compostela before you head home. Please ask the team if you’d like to stay additional nights, take a day tour of the historic centre or a day trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands.

Superior Collection includes complimentary spa in Santiago.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Superior Collection

Stay in very special hotels and unique properties along the Camino.  We have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered. Rest assured when you select Superior Collection, you will enjoy the full experience of our best hotels and top guesthouses when and where this option is available, however, bear in mind, that sometimes due to location factors, only our choice of standard collection hotels and guesthouses may be available. All rooms are en-suite.

Access

How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

Vilalba

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.

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

Manage your trip online

Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

Have questions? Read our FAQ pages.

Darrell, USA - May
"If you ever want experience the Camino, CaminoWays is the partner you want. They organized our group of 12 perfectly. The accommodations exceeded our expectations, the food was top notch and the transportation arrangements were spot on! All of that combined to make our pilgrimage a stress free, enjoyable experience for everyone in our group which ranged in age from 17-75."
Sandra, UK - May
"This is my second Camino walk using Camino Ways. This year it was part of the Norte route and, as before Caminoways provide everything you could want, from the detailed map to luggage labels, but most of all, the really wonderful hotels they booked for us on the way and for our final stop in Finisterre. Thank you"
Angela, Germany - 05/2015
"Camino Ways was incredibly helpful in setting up a 115km hike of the Camino de Santiago. They were quick to answer questions and did everything they said they would. Thank you for making this experience an excellent one!"
John, United States - 07/2015
"This is my third trip through Camino Ways. They just keep getting better."
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