Camino de Santiago del Norte from Ribadeo to Santiago

  • Duration 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Ribadeo / Santiago
  • Distance 200 km / 124 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    March - October
  • Price From $1,037

Overview

Travel the 195 kilometres on the final stretch of the Camino del Norte from Ribadeo to Santiago de Compostela, as you move away from Asturias and the sea to encounter the Galician mountains and lands.

Discover Ribadeo, the first Galician village on this stretch and try next to the estuary some great fish from the town of Burela. It crosses UNESCO-declared reserves and World Heritage Sites; visit the "land of cheese" in Arzua; travel along A Terra Cha, the largest area of plains in Galicia, and then culminate your tour in the Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela.

  • Discover a unique ecosystem in Ribadeo, declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO.
  • Explore Mondonedo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit Pazo de Caion, a canvas factory in 1738 and later residence of the poet Luis Pimentel in Mondonedo.
  • Visit the Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes, an architectural landmark in the Galician Baroque style.
  • Tour the ancient city of Santiago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels and country cottages
    • Rooms with private bathroom
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transport between accommodations
    • Camino de Santiago pilgrim credential
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Assistance vehicle in case of emergency
    • Taxes

    Excluded

    • Unspecified lunches and dinners
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Picnics

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    The best option is to reach Asturias or Ranon Airport (Aviles) about 133 km away. At a similar distance, there is also Alvedro Airport in La Coruna. 

    By train, you can reach the FEVE (Ferrocarril de Vía Estrecha) train station, which corresponds to the Ferrol-Gijon line and is a good alternative to get to towns between Oviedo and Ribadeo.

    If you prefer, you can take a bus from Asturias to the station located on Avenida Rosalia de Castro, on a trip of approximately 2.5 hours.

    For your return from Santiago de Compostela, take a bus or taxi to the city's airport.

    FAQs

    You must be in good physical condition to travel this route, as it is categorized with medium-high difficulty, due to some demanding ascents and descents. In addition, the walks are between 12 and 33 km daily, on average, with durations between 5 and 8 hours.

    If you have no experience in walking or don't enjoy an active lifestyle, we suggest preparing with daily walks or cardio exercises, approximately 2 months before starting the trip.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack.

    You will love this route if you are passionate about pilgrimage walks surrounded by coastal paths, forest trails, extensive plains and with towns and cities that preserve the spiritual roots of the Old Continent.

    It is also ideal for you if you enjoy the Galician landscape and experiences of cultural diversity while touring places full of history.

    Any time between March and October will give you an amazing experience. May is undoubtedly one of the best months to complete the route, as the temperatures are moderate, as is the influx of pilgrims.

    In spring, mornings and evenings are usually cool and during the day, temperatures are pleasant, with a sun that is not as scorching as in summer. However, at this time and in autumn, especially in the north where the ocean climate predominates, there are frequent rains, so we suggest you check the weather forecast.

    The pilgrim's credential can be found upon arrival at your first accommodation.

    This credential must be stamped in churches, restaurants and hotels during your journey on the Camino de Santiago. At the end of the trip in the city of Santiago, you can obtain the Compostela that certifies you as a pilgrim.