Walk the Camino De Santiago

The yellow scallop shell signing the way to santiago de compostela on the st james pilgrimage route
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Guided trails
Walking Grade: 3
from £1,379pp

The 1000-year-old pilgrimage route to the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela – believed to be final resting place of St James the Apostle – is one of the world’s most-walked network of trails. There are nine routes that make up the official Camino de Santiago, but our favourite is the so-called Camino Frances (the French Way). While the full trail measures a leg-aching 497 miles, the final 70-mile stretch is undoubtedly the most scenic. Pass through medieval villages in the golden countryside of Sierra de Ligonde and catch your first sight of the finish line from the hilltop monument in Monte de Gozo Park.

What you’ll love

  • Conquering one of the world's most-walked trails
  • Following a network of ancient pilgrimage routes
  • Exploring medieval villages and monasteries 
  • Marvelling at the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

What’s included

  • Full programme of guided walks led by local HF Holidays Leaders
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Half-board (one night bed and breakfast)
  • Group airport transfers
  • All transport and luggage transfers on walking days
  • Return flights from the UK including hold baggage and airport transfers

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

On Day 2 we will be using two different hotels. On the 8 April, 2 September and 23 September we will be using the hotel Pousada de Portomarin, Whereas on the 3 June we will use the Hotel Ferramenteiro. On Day 5 we are using three different hotels. On the 8 April and 2 September we will be using the Hotel Casa O Acivro. On the 3 June we will use the Hotel Vila Sen Vento. On the 23 September we will be using the Hotel O Pino.

Transfer from La Coruna Airport to Sarria, where you spend your first night.

Hotel Alfonso IX - Camino de Santiago

The Hotel Alfonso IX is a warm and friendly 4-star hotel located in the town centre of Sarria. It has a total of 60 rooms spread over 3 floors. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, hairdryers, telephones & TV.


Walk from the monastery of La Magdalena in Sarria to the Gallician vineyards and along the banks of the Mino River, to the delightful Portomarin. Our route is lined by shaded groves of chestnuts and oaks, fields enclosed by traditional Celtic 'chantos', and examples of Galician Romanesque architecture in a landscape little changed for centuries.

14.5 miles (23km) with 1,230 feet (375m) of ascent and 1,312 feet (400m) of descent

Hotel Pousada de Portomarin - Camino de Santiago

Located on the Camino, the Pousada has everything you need for a good night’s rest. Rooms are clean and spacious, while the restaurant and bar feature a panoramic terrace from where you can wind down and watch the sun go down. You can even dip your toes in the outdoor pool, too. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel plus there’s self-service laundry should you need it.


Enjoy panoramic views as we walk through undulating countryside. Our walk climbs gently to Hospital de la Cruz, and then winds through the pine groves and meadows of the Sierra de Ligonde.

16.1 miles (26km) with 1,640 feet (500m) of ascent and 951 feet (290m) of descent

Pensión San Marcos - Camino de Santiago

Boasting bright, vibrant rooms, Pensión San Marcos is located in Palas de Rei in the Galicia region. This stylish, modern property also provides a sun terrace, shared kitchen facilities, and a comfortable lounge area where guests can meet and mix. All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.


The Camino meanders through villages and river valleys, through wooded trails shaded by oak, pine and eucalyptus, leading us to the hustle and bustle of Arzua, and the ruined former convent of La Magdalena.

18.6 miles (30km) with 820 feet (250m) of ascent and 1,312 feet (400m) of descent

Hotel Arzúa, Arzúa - Camino de Santiago

A welcoming sight for walkers nearing the final stage of the Camino de Santiago, the Hotel Arzúa offers stylish, modern rooms that are fully air-conditioned. Each comes with its own private bathroom, free Wi-FI, and flat screen TV. Located near the edge of rural Arzúa, there are a host of low-key local bars and restaurants nearby, ideal for fuelling up before the final part of the journey. 


Tiny hamlets dotted with shingle houses, hidden amidst wooded glades and eucalyptus trees, line the trail to Rua. Visit the ancient church of San Verisimo and the 18th century chapel in Santa Irene.

11 miles (18km) with 1,181 feet (360m) of ascent and 1,509 feet (460m) of descent

Casa O Acivro - Camino de Santiago

Once a simple farmhouse, Casa O Acivro is now a gorgeous rural hotel in the Galician countryside. After a long day of walking, relax in comfortable rooms that have all mod cons and each back out onto an outdoor pool. When it’s time to eat, the hotel’s small-but-stylish restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients to create a wide variety of dishes including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options.

Please note, our September departure for this holiday will stay at the Hotel O Pino. This family run hotel is right on the trail and offers comfortable rooms, outdoor seating areas, and a bar.


A triumphant finale. Our first glimpse of the city is from the summit of Monte del Gozo, from where we descend and enter the city of Santiago de Compostela via the Porta do Camino. Your eagerly awaited goal awaits you at the impressive cathedral, the final resting place of the Apostle St James.

13.6 miles (22km) with 1,443 feet (440m) of ascent and 1,558 feet (475m) of descent

Hotel Alda Bonaval - Camino de Santiago

Hotel Alda Bonaval is a modern and elegant hotel from the 18th century, overlooking the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and next to the Bonaval park. It is located in a very quiet area and a step away from the historic centre. All rooms come with en-suite facilities as well as hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, air conditioning and heating.


Celebrate your journey’s end and explore this magnificent city.

Hotel Alda Bonaval - Camino de Santiago

Hotel Alda Bonaval is a modern and elegant hotel from the 18th century, overlooking the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and next to the Bonaval park. It is located in a very quiet area and a step away from the historic centre. All rooms come with en-suite facilities as well as hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, air conditioning and heating.


Transfer to La Coruna Airport


Itinerary map for Camino de Santiago

Hotel Alfonso IX - Camino de Santiago

The Hotel Alfonso IX is a warm and friendly 4-star hotel located in the town centre of Sarria. It has a total of 60 rooms spread over 3 floors. All rooms have Wi-Fi, air conditioning, hairdryers, telephones & TV.

Hotel Pousada de Portomarin - Camino de Santiago

Located on the Camino, the Pousada has everything you need for a good night’s rest. Rooms are clean and spacious, while the restaurant and bar feature a panoramic terrace from where you can wind down and watch the sun go down. You can even dip your toes in the outdoor pool, too. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel plus there’s self-service laundry should you need it.

Pensión San Marcos - Camino de Santiago

Boasting bright, vibrant rooms, Pensión San Marcos is located in Palas de Rei in the Galicia region. This stylish, modern property also provides a sun terrace, shared kitchen facilities, and a comfortable lounge area where guests can meet and mix. All guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, private bathroom, and free Wi-Fi.

Hotel Arzúa, Arzúa - Camino de Santiago

A welcoming sight for walkers nearing the final stage of the Camino de Santiago, the Hotel Arzúa offers stylish, modern rooms that are fully air-conditioned. Each comes with its own private bathroom, free Wi-FI, and flat screen TV. Located near the edge of rural Arzúa, there are a host of low-key local bars and restaurants nearby, ideal for fuelling up before the final part of the journey. 

Casa O Acivro - Camino de Santiago

Once a simple farmhouse, Casa O Acivro is now a gorgeous rural hotel in the Galician countryside. After a long day of walking, relax in comfortable rooms that have all mod cons and each back out onto an outdoor pool. When it’s time to eat, the hotel’s small-but-stylish restaurant uses fresh, local ingredients to create a wide variety of dishes including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. Please note, our September departure for this holiday will stay at the Hotel O Pino. This family run hotel is right on the trail and offers comfortable rooms, outdoor seating areas, and a bar.

Hotel O Pino - Camino de Santiago

With only 15 rooms at this family-run hotel, its home-from-home feeling provides a welcoming place to rest after a day’s walking. It’s located in O Pino, which is right on the Camino. They serve traditional Galician dishes in their restaurant, while an outdoor seating area is ideal for relaxing with a drink in the evening.

Hotel Alda Bonaval - Camino de Santiago

Hotel Alda Bonaval is a modern and elegant hotel from the 18th century, overlooking the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and next to the Bonaval park. It is located in a very quiet area and a step away from the historic centre. All rooms come with en-suite facilities as well as hairdryer, TV, Wi-Fi, telephone, air conditioning and heating.

Essential information

It's best to be prepared for all weather conditions. To make it easier, here is a list of items you should consider packing.   

Essentials  

  • Walking boots 
  • Waterproof jacket 
  • Waterproof trousers 
  • Insulated jacket/top 
  • Walking clothing  
  • Walking socks (plus spares)  
  • Sunhat 
  • Gloves/mitts and warm hat
  • Water bottle (minimum 2 litre capacity)  
  • Headtorch 
  • High-factor sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)  
  • Sunglasses with a dark lens 
  • Rucksack (15-30 litres)  
  • Mobile phone 
  • Personal first aid kit (containing your medication, blister plasters, etc.) 
  • Passport 
  • Visa (if applicable) 
  • Copy of your travel insurance policy 
  • UK Global Health Insurance Card (formerly known as EHIC

Recommended

  • Collapsible walking poles 
  • Swimwear and travel towel
  • Snacks
  • Dry bags
  • Rubbish bags
  • Insect repellent

Optional extras

  • Camera 
  • Sit mat
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box
  • Gaiters 
  • GPS device 

Guest reviews

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Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised prices listed below show the lowest economy flight price option for that departure. On holidays where we offer local UK airports, details will appear in the “Important Information” section below and available alternative flight options will be offered when you book. Seating upgrades may be available on request and at an additional charge, please call 020 3974 8865 for a quote.

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  • With flights holidays: Price includes return flights to La Coruna Airport, hold baggage and airport transfers
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer from La Coruna Airport - please contact us for prices
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Guided trails
Walking Grade:
3

7 nights from £1,379pp

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