Way from Vilalba to Santiago

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Discover the Way from Vilalba to Santiago

The Way of Saint James from Vilalba is the starting point in the Terra Chá region. On this route, we will walk along medieval paths and royal tracks populated by masses of oaks, chestnuts, and birches. All of this mixed with examples of folk architecture and small villages and hamlets, as well as extensive areas of forest tracks. We will reach the highest point of the Northern Way from Villaviciosa, which is located at the Marco das Pias pass (710 meters above sea level). On our way through the town of Arzúa, we will join the route of the French Way to Santiago de Compostela.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Our rates include travel insurance and vehicle assistance in case of emergency, for your safety and peace of mind.

Customized Way

If you want to cover fewer kilometers per day, we can design this route with more days of duration (suitable for older people or families with children).

Special Discounts

Discounts available for groups starting from 4 people. Inquire. (Not combinable with other discounts)

More details

Origin

Vilalba
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Destination

Santiago
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Duration

8 days / 6 nights / 6 stages
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Total Kms

120
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Price / person

560€

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Services

Full and customizable services for a worry-free experience on the Wey of Santiago.

Services Included

Rooms with private bathroom

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Special breakfast

Travel Assistance Insurance in Spain

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg

Gifts

✓ Pilgrim Credential
✓ Pilgrim's Scallop Shell
✓ Typical Galician Product

No cancellation fees

✓ Up to 10 days before starting the Camino

IVA

Optional Services

Single Room Supplement

✓ Check

Dinner Supplement

✓ Check

Additional baggage

✓ Consult rate if you bring more than 1 suitcase per person

Extra night in Santiago

✓ Consult Rate.

bus

One-day Excursions (Bus)

✓ Finisterre (Costa da morte) and/or Rias Baixas.

Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)

Remember that the cost of the optional services chosen will be added to the base price of your route. We are committed to making your pilgrimage an unforgettable and carefree experience. Welcome to the Wey!

Stages

Discover the Wey of Santiago towards the majestic Santiago de Compostela.

Welcome to the beginning of your journey. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Duration: 4h 45m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage on the Camino de Santiago from Vilalba.

We will traverse royal paths, bridges, and ancient roads dotted with vernacular architecture.

The main attractions of this stage are the Pazo de Penas Corveiras, the medieval Bridge of Saa, and the Church of Santiago in the town of Baamonde.

Arrival in Baamonde. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 3h 45m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Parallel to the Parga River, we leave the town of Baamonde.

We reach San Alberto de Parga with its Chapel of Santo Alberte via forest tracks. Next, we pass through Santa Leocadia de Parga and Seixon, with its Romanesque Church, before arriving in Miraz.

Arrival in Miraz. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 6h 15m
  • Difficulty: Medium

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The stage mostly follows dirt roads and passes through small villages. We will ascend slowly but steadily to the summit of Marco das Pias, the highest point from Villaviciosa to Santiago on the Camino del Norte.

After the ascent, it’s time to descend towards our stage end in Sobrado dos Monxes. Here awaits the Cistercian Monastery, where, if you wish, you can join the monks in their daily prayers.

Arrival in Sobrado dos Monxes. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

This is probably one of the most interesting stages of this Camino.

We will traverse areas populated by masses of oaks, chestnuts, and birches, combined with extensive pastures and numerous stone villages.

From the town of A Gandara, the stage mainly follows tracks parallel to the road. The end of the stage in Arzúa marks our junction with the Camino Francés route.

Arrival in Arzúa. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 5h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Gentle terrain and dirt tracks lined with eucalyptus forests will dominate the day.

Arrival in Pedrouzo. End of the stage.

  • Duration: 5h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Heading towards the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, again on compacted dirt tracks accompanied by the pleasant scent of eucalyptus.

At the top of Monte de Gozo, we’ll catch sight of the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago on the horizon.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. End of our Camino de Santiago from Vilalba. If you have more days, you can extend the Camino to Finisterre-Muxia, to what was once “the end of the known world.”

We’re coming to the last day of your trip! Enjoy breakfast and conclude this unforgettable experience with us.
Thank you for being part of this adventure!

This itinerary will take you through the most popular stages, allowing you to experience the beauty and culture of the Wey of Santiago. Be sure to book accommodation in advance, as it can get crowded, especially in the high season.
Safe travels and Buen Camino!

Lodging

In our constant effort to provide the best experience to our customers, we want to assure you that we are committed to your rest and comfort. The accommodations we offer have been carefully selected and provide private rooms with private bathrooms, along with all the necessary services to make the most of your stay. It is important to note that we will never put you up in hostels.

Since these accommodations have a limited capacity, we will provide you with the exact name once you confirm your reservation and we verify availability on the dates of your choice. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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