Camino de Santiago del Norte from Villalba to Santiago

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Villalba / Santiago de Compostela
  • Distance 129 km / 80 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $743

Overview

Enjoy an adventure of 129 km amid the beauty of lush forests, over mountain trails and through landscapes of traditional architecture in the interior of Galicia.

Discover the route, which joins the Camino Frances, walking from Villalba to Santiago de Compostela by A Terra Cha, the most extensive plains in Galicia; the beautiful village of Rua, with its roots in Celtic culture and heritage; until finally reaching the Plaza del Obradoiro.

  • Take delight in the delicious gastronomy in the province of Galicia.
  • Admire the ancient trees in Villalba and Baamonde.
  • Visit the Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes, an architectural landmark in the Galician Baroque style.
  • Wash in Lavacolla Creek, a place where pilgrims were stripped of their dirty clothes before arriving in Santiago.
  • 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
    • Travel insurance
    • Free cancellation due to Covid-19
    • Taxes

    Excluded

    • Unspecified lunches and dinners
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment

    Extras

    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Dinners
    • 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 nearest options to arrive are A Coruna approximately 50 minutes by car, or Santiago Airport at 1 hour and a half. From either city you can take a bus to Villalba.

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

    FAQs

    We suggest, whether you are an expert or not, that you begin to prepare 2 months before starting the route by walking daily, doing cardiovascular exercise and walks preferably through arid terrain.

    This route takes place amid some demanding ascents and descents with walks between 14 and 28 km per day on average. 

    The route is available at any time you choose, as the oceanic climate and its mild temperatures throughout the year ensure an ideal environment. However, between spring and summer you will have an amazing experience.  

    May is recommended as one of the best months to complete the route, because the temperatures are moderate as is the flow of pilgrims. In spring, the weather is usually cool and during the day the temperatures are pleasant.

    If you are passionate about pilgrimage walks in the middle of history, the Camino del Norte from Villalba has heritage, cultural and historical variety unique to Spain.

    You will also like this adventure if you enjoy touring cities that offer you a variety of typical Galician food.

    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.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    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.