Way on foot: Ribadeo-Santiago

Ribadeo is the entry point in Galicia of the Camino del Santiago, in what is called "Northern Way", beginning in Irun. All the beauty of Galicia, with lush forests, corredoiras, Rural Houses and numerous rivers and streams will mark our route to Santiago.

In this part of the Camino del Norte, as points of special significance, we will visit the Monasteries of San Salvador de Lourenzá, Sobrado dos Monxes and the municipality of Vilalba.

In Arzúa, the Camino del Norte joins the Camino Francés, for the only itinerary, to finish in Santiago, our coveted destination.

Sobrado dos Monxes
Santiago de Compostela
Remember that in Mundiplus we can adapt the kilometers of the stages according to your needs and physical condition.
Any route can be planned both for individuals traveling alone, and for large groups or families.

Itinerary (11 days-10 nights-9 stages)

Day 1: Arrival to Ribadeo. Accommodation.
Day 2: Stage Ribadeo-Lourenza (27 kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 7h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

From Ribadeo, and taking as witness the Eo estuary, we began a stage with constant ups and downs, in a rolling terrain with large meadows, eucalyptus, asphalt, dirt tracks, to a large extent, along a ancient roman route.

We emphasize in Ribadeo: Santa Maria do Campo and the Convent of Santa Clara. In Lourenzá, its Baroque Monastery.

Arrival in Lourenzá. End of the stage.

Day 3: Stage Lourenza-Abadin (25 kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 6h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Following an old medieval path, we left Lourenzá.

Passing through numerous small villages, we reached Mondoñedodeclared Historic-Artistic set, being the seat of one of the most important historical centers of Galicia.

After a sharp rise, we reached the Alto da Xesta and Gontán, to then get to Abadín, already in Terra Chá.

We highlight in Mondoñedo: the Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum and the Barrio Os Muiños.

Arrival to Abadin. End of the stage.

Day 4: Stage Abadin-Vilalba (20 kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Flat stage, which runs entirely through the region of Terra Chá.

We will find wetlands, hamlets, cruceiros and magnificent bridges, as well as numerous streams.

We emphasize in this stage: Cemeteries of Castromaior and Goiriz, and in Vilalba, the Torre de los Andrade, today part of the National Parador and the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology.

Arrival in Vilalba. End of the stage.

Day 5: Stage Vilalba-Bahamonde (19 Kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 4h 45m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage very similar to the previous one. We will cross many old paths and paths, crossing many bridges, on beautiful water courses.

We can see the Pazo de Penas Corveiras, the Saa medieval bridge and the Church of Santiago, in Baamonde.

Arrival in Baamonde. End of the stage.

Day 6: EtapaBaamonde-Miraz (15 kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 3h 45m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that will delight us with beautiful landscapes. We left Baamonde, advancing parallel to the Parga River. On dirt roads we reach San Alberto de Parga with its Chapel of Santo Alberte. Next, Santa Leocadia de Parga and Seixon, with its Romanesque church, before reaching Miraz.

Arrival at Miraz. End of the stage.

Day 7: Stage Miraz-Sobrado dos Monxes (25 Kms)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 6h 15m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that runs almost entirely by dirt roads and small villages, in slow, but continuous climb to reach Marco das Pias, highest point from Villaviciosa to Santiago, on the Camino del Norte.

In slight descent, we will reach our destination today, Sobrado dos Monxes.

The most significant monument of the route is the majestic Cistercian Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes, where, if you wish, you can attend daily prayers with the monks.

Arrival at Sobrado dos Monxes. End of the stage.

Day 8: Stage Sobrado dos Monxes-Arzua (22 Kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h 30m
Breakfast and start of the stage.

One of the most interesting stages of this Path. It runs through forest tracks and pastures, with abundant livestock and numerous stone villages.

Starting from A Gandara, the route runs mostly along tracks parallel to the road.

The arrival to Arzúa, supposes the encounter with the French Way.

Arrival in Arzúa. End of the stage.

Day 9: Stage Arzua-Pedrouzo (19,2)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h
Breakfast and start of the stage.

Already in the French Way, this stage does not present any difficulty, passing by dirt tracks, with soft profiles. And abundant area of eucalyptus.

Numerous small villages we will meet on our way, highlighting Calle, Salceda, Brea and Santa Irene, before reaching Pedrouzo.

Arrival at Pedrouzo. End of the stage.

Day 10: Pedrouzo-santiago de Compostela Stage (19,9 Kms)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h
Breakfast and start of the stage.

Last stage, with the coveted reward of our long-awaited arrival in Santiago.

Until our arrival in Lavacolla, in the middle of the stage, our path goes through forest tracks of compact earth and eucalyptus, mainly.

Then, on a steep climb, we will reach San Marcos, and then the Monte do Gozo, from which we can see the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. End of stage.

Day 10: Breakfast-End of our services

The accommodations that we offer to our clients are from great quality and all rooms have a private bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort. All establishments have been supervised and selected by Viajes Mundiplus, based on the satisfaction expressed by our customers over the years. On our routes, we never offer hostels.

As they are dates of free election in which they can carry out the Camino, and when they are accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name of the same will be provided once they have made the firm reservation of their trip, and verified the availability in them.

Our primary objective is his tranquility, rest and enjoy the Camino de Santiago.

Then, you can see and display a wide selection of some of our usual accommodations where you could stay.


Double room with breakfast
€ 770 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check rate.
Double room with breakfast and dinner en route (Santiago breakfast only)
€ 950 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check rate.
Route information
  • Camino del Norte from Ribadeo
    • Total distance: 192 kms
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Applicable discounts:
    • € 25 for children under 12 in a shared room
    • € 20 / person for groups of 4 people or more
    • € 25 / person for groups of 10 people or more
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
    • (Double room with private bathroom)
  • Diet to choose:
    • Special breakfast
    • Half board (Breakfast and dinner, Santiago de Compostela breakfast only)
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Information dossier of the road / profiles stages
  • Telephone assistance en route
  • Transfer of luggage in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 23Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's Credential
    • Pilgrim scallop
    • Galician Typical Product
  • VAT

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Supplement single room
    • Consult
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 60 / person (Double room with breakfast)
  • 1 Day Excursions (Bus)
    • Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Insurance Cancellation (Foreigners)