A Orixe

Santiago Way A Orixe

Organized pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
| Autoguided Tour

Tour Description

Descubre el Camino de Santiago A Orixe (el Origen) 

La ruta conocida como A Orixe (la palabra gallega para “el origen) hace referencia a los inicios del Camino de Santiago. Cuenta la leyenda que los restos mortales del Apóstol Santiago llegaron a Galicia desde Palestina a través del mar, en una barca de piedra. Una vez en la costa atlántica, se adentraron en el interior de Galicia a través de la Ría de Arousa y el Río Ulla. Siguieron la senda que hoy en día se conoce como la Traslatio.

El itinerario de A Orixe ofrece la variante que da comienzo en el Faro de Corrubedo. A través de sus 120 km, te adentrarás en la región de Galicia conocida como el Barbanza, descubriendo los secretos de las villas costeras de Ribeira, Boiro, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Rianxo… Hasta llegar a Pontecesures, punto en el que el trazado se junta con el Camino Portugués, continuando por esta ruta hasta llegar a Santiago de Compostela.

Se trata de una ruta perfecta para quienes busques conocer rincones escondidos de la región de Galicia, pequeños pueblos marítimos, y dejarse impresionar por los paisajes y la gastronomía de esta zona más desconocida. La elección perfecta para los peregrinos que busquen huir de las rutas más masificadas, y encontrar pequeños tesoros por el camino.

Experience details

Included Services

Accommodation in a private room with private bathroom
Luggage transfer between stages
Half board: breakfast and dinner
Travel insurance
Route notes
Pilgrim's credential
24/7 phone support

Check in Corrubedo

Arrival at Corrubedo (Ribeira). This coastal village is distinguished by its famous lighthouse, located at Cape Corrubedo.

Corrubedo - Aguiño (22 km)

This is an accessible stage from Corrubedo to Aguiño, in the heart of Barbanza. The trail will take us through areas of great attraction, starting with the Corrubedo lighthouse. We will continue through protected natural areas, such as the Corrubedo dune complex and the Carregal and Vixá lagoons. In addition to views such as those offered by the Mirador de Os Castelos.

Aguiño - A Pobra do Caramiñal (21 km)

This second stage is also affordable both in terms of distance and the nature of the terrain. Always accompanied by the pleasant coastal views, we will leave behind Ribeira and Palmeira, to get into A Pobra do Caramiñal (or Puebla del Caramiñal).

A Pobra do Caramiñal – Abanqueiro (23 Km)

We continue our journey through small chapels, cruises, pazos, ports and fishing villages. Abanqueiro, in the municipality of Boiro, is a small coastal village that stands out for its beach (Praia de Suigrexa) and the Church of San Cristovo de Abanqueiro.

Abanqueiro – Rianxo (23 km)

The stage from Abanqueiro to Rianxo does not involve great technical difficulties. It will also take us through small coastal villages, churches and cruceiros. It is a very maritime path, bordering the coast, which will take us to Rianxo. There, the chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the church of Santa Comba stand out.

Rianxo – Padrón (30 km)

This day is the longest stage of this route, almost 30 km long. It is advisable to be mentally prepared for a long but rewarding walk. Here we will be able to see the maritime route that gives its name to the route, “A Orixe”, known as the Traslatio.

Padrón – Santiago de Compostela (24 km)

Final stage, which overlaps completely with the Portuguese Way. From this point we will see how the number of pilgrims increases significantly with respect to the previous days, and even more so as we approach Santiago de Compostela, our final destination.

Check out

Your last day with us. Before leaving, we recommend you to follow your Camino to Finisterre, known as the end of the world and one of the most beautiful places in Galicia.

Standard category

1* and 2* hotels

These hotels offer private rooms with private bathrooms as well as other additional services that may vary depending on the type of category: restaurant service, television, room service, dry cleaning, ironing service, etc. It is common to stay in this type of hotels in the cities along the Camino.

Hostels and pensions

These accommodations have the necessary services to cover the basic needs of cleanliness and rest at a more moderate price than the hotels . Officially, hostels and guesthouses are 1-star accommodations. However, this rating should not be taken into account when evaluating the level of comfort and quality of their services.

Superior category

3*, 4* and 5* Hotels

Typical in the large cities along the El Camino. They can be family hotels or international hotel chains. They are perhaps the most expensive alternative, although you can find different price levels according to the category and services they offer.

Hoteles Boutique

These are small accommodations characterized by having few rooms and providing personalized attention. They are hotel concepts with a modern style and their own character. They can be between 1* and 5*.

National Paradores of Spain

This is a public hotel chain that manages a network of almost 100 charming hotels distributed throughout the Iberian Peninsula. The establishments are located in buildings of cultural interest and great historical value, and stand out for their scenic, artistic or natural interest (including ancient palaces, monasteries, fortresses, convents, fortresses…).

Rural tourism lodgings

Rural houses, pazos, inns, rectories, castles, monasteries, farmhouses… These are historic buildings of great architectural and patrimonial value. So much so, that this characteristic sometimes gives them the status of “luxury lodging” despite the fact that they are
“luxury accommodation” despite the fact that they are often rustic constructions in which natural stone and wood predominate.

Trip cancellation insurance
Upgrade to superior room
Extra night at the beginning of the tour
Extra night at the end of the tour
Private transfer airport-starting location
Private transfer Santiago-Airport
Other private transfers
Organized visits and excursions
Pilgrim massage

Route map

Frequent questions

From Santiago de Compostela Airport

  • Car or cab: 86km with an estimated duration of 1h.
  • Bus: Take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the station stop. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 45′. Another option is to take a cab, with an estimated duration of 15′. Once there, take a bus (MONBUS) to Ribeira, a journey of 1 hour and 40 minutes. For schedules and more information visit: and

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STAGES: 6 Stages
DURATION: 7 Nights
START: Corrubedo
PRICE: desde 700€

Why book with Galiwonders?

Taylor-made Camino

We will design an itinerary tailored to your needs, preferences and budget and book all services for you. You enjoy the road.

We are on the Camino

Galicia is our home. We have traveled all the routes of the Camino and we have direct contact with the service providers on the Camino.

We are also travellers

We speak several languages, have lived abroad and have years of experience organizing trips for people from all over the world.

An unforguettable experience

Hundreds of pilgrims repeat year after year the experience of traveling with us. We want you to be one of them. And that is why we will strive to make your trip unique and unforgettable.

If you have any questions or want to plan your Camino de Santiago trip, our team will assist you in a personalized way!

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