Camino de Santiago from Ponferrada to Santiago

  • Duration 11 Days / 10 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Ponferrada / Santiago De Compostela
  • Distance 199,2 km / 123,8 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $881

Overview

Discover a stretch of the legendary Camino Frances to Santiago, the most important pilgrimage route in Europe, starting in the beautiful municipality of Ponferrada, located at the confluence of the Sil and Boeza rivers.

This incredible experience ends in the capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, after touring small and charming villages such as Villafranca del Bierzo, O Cebreiro, Triacastela and Sarria, among others.  

  • Visit the 12th-century Templar Castle in Ponferrada.
  • Discover the beautiful landscape in rural Galicia.
  • Get to know the beautiful Samos Monastery in Sarria.
  • Enjoy the variety of seafood and fresh fish that are part of Galician gastronomy. 
  • Finish your Camino in Santiago de Compostela, a 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
    • 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

    From Madrid you can take a train to Ponferrada, on a journey that takes approximately 4 hours. From other cities in Spain you will have to make the connection in the capital. 

    You can also get a bus to the Lydia Valentin Station which is a 5-minute walk from Ponferrada. The main connections are from Madrid. 

    At the end of your tour, you can take public or private transport from your accommodation to get to Santiago Airport. 

    FAQs

    You must have good physical endurance to be able to make the most of this walk.

    We recommend you take this walking holiday in spring or autumn. However, it is available also from February to November.

    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).

    Yes, we recommend purchasing full travel insurance before doing the trip.

    Yes, you can take this trip alone or accompanied. There are no restrictions.

    Yes, we can adjust the route to your needs and tastes. However, our routes are designed to bring out the best in each trip.

    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.