Are you thinking about walking the Northern Way, or Camino del Norte, but you do not have enough time to walk more tan 800 km? Do not worry, since you do not have to walk the full Northern Way to get your certificate once in Santiago de Compostela. You just need to walk its last 100 km, that is enough.
We recommend you to walk its last section, all in Galicia region, from Vilalba to Santiago. But you can start anywhere on the way, the itinerary is completely flexible.
This way, you will be able to enjoy the calm and the solitude of the Northern Way on the first stretches, and all the activity once in Arzúa.
From this point, the itinerary will join with the French Way (the most popular route of the Camino de Santiago). That is why the last walking days will be more sociable.
Please do not hesitate to request your custom-made itinerary.
Check in Vilaba
The walk from Vilalba to Baamonde will be quiet and pleasant.
We recommend to bring food with you, just in case, since facilities along the way can be quite limited.
Same as the previous day, the path passes through small rural areas. It is a very relaxing walk, but limited in terms of facilities and accommodation.
Today we will reach the highest point of the whole route, that is Marcela.
Highlight of the day: the impressive monastery in Sobrado dos Monxes.
We recommend you to enjoy the last walking day of peace and solitude, since the walk from Arzúa will join with the French Way.
The route will become more sociable until you reach Santiago de Compostela.
Some pilgrims walk from Arzúa to Santiago in one day, but we recommend to stop in O Pedrouzo and enjoy the last day of the walk peacefully.
Last day of the walk, before reaching Santiago de Compostela.
For so many pilgrims this can be described as a moment of euphoria, after a couple of days of walks and new challenges.
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