Short Break on the Camino Frances from Melide to Santiago
If you want to experience the Camino de Santiago in just a few days, a short break on the Camino Frances is the best way to go. On this 3-day and 4-night break, you can walk the last 53km of the most popular route of the Camino in 3 walking days and 4 nights.
This is a more relaxed Camino and it’s a great option for a long weekend and for those with less time to spend on the Camino. It’s enough time to give you a taste of the Camino so that you might return to do the full route in the future.
However, please be aware that in order to get your official Compostela pilgrim certificate in Santiago, you’ll have to walk at least the last 100km into the city (or cycle the last 200 km). This is the only catch when it comes to a short break on the Camino as getting the Compostela is one of the most important aspects of the pilgrimage for many pilgrims.
Discover the Galician culture and meet fellow pilgrims, not forgetting to stop in the pueblos to taste delicious food while you enjoy the rolling hills of the countryside. Enjoy some fresh Pulpo (octopus) in Melide to prepare yourself for this journey and then make your way from the town across woods, villages, and towns in the rolling hills of Galicia.
In the end, the medieval town of Santiago waits for you for an always emotional arrival to the cathedral where pilgrims from the 4 corners of the world finish this adventure. If you get to Santiago and decide you would like to go further, there is always the option of the Camino Finisterre.
Click below to create your Short-break on the Camino Frances. You can walk or cycle.