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Beyond Camino Trek - June 2021

1 race scheduled · 30 participants · Wed 16th Jun 2021 · Lugo
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About this event

Experience the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela on this 6-day, 115km trek starting in Sarria. Sleep overnight in small rural hotels and hostels, and walk between 20-30km each day along the ancient route, stopping in beautiful small towns and immersing yourself in the culture.

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Tickets available until Sat May 15 2021

What's included:

The total cost of this trip is either £473.00 or £515.82 depending on your travel/flight schedule.

Because of EasyJet flight schedules, flights only arrive and depart on Wednesdays - since the trek ends on Tuesday, if you need an extra night accommodation that can be arranged for you for an added cost of £42.82, bringing your total to £515.82.

If you do not need to stay an extra night, your total will be £473.00.

The deposit of £100 made here will secure your spot on the adventure.

Included:

  • 6 nights accommodation in small rural hotels and hostels (7 if necessary - please see above)
  • 5 breakfasts
  • Baggage transfers (during the trek only)
  • Detailed information pack including route notes, maps, and local information
  • Guidebook including detailed maps
  • Emergency support from local team who will be walking with and supporting you along the route

Not Included:

  • Travel to Sarria and from Santiago back to home country
  • Evening meals, lunches, snacks or drinks
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Equipment
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you miss a stage
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Route description
Route description

The Camino de Santiago, or the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela, is a network of pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the later Middle Ages.

The route of this trek follows that of the French Way of ancient pilgrimage for the last 115km from Sarria to the end point of Santiago de Compostela. The route traverses the hilly landscapes of Galicia, through medieval villages and pass the Mount of Joy, providing trekkers with incredible opportunities to immerse themselves in the culture of the route.

An approximate itinerary is outlined below:

Day 1: Arrive Sarria and overnight stay. (Wednesday June 16th)
Day 2: Walk to Portomarin, 22 km
Day 3: Walk to Palas de Rei, 25 km
Day 4: Walk to Arzua, 29.5 km
Day 5: Walk to Rua, 18 km
Day 6: Walk to Santiago de Compostela, 22.5 km
Day 7: End of walk either onward travel or stay another night in Santiago.
Day 8: Onward travel - if flying back to Gatwick on EasyJet

Logistics and schedule

It is the responsibility of the participant to be ensure they are at the start location of Sarria on Wednesday, June 16th to start the trek on Thursday.

Each day, the trek will start in the morning, and will arrive at each destination between late afternoon and evening so that sightseeing and dinner is possible before retiring for the evening. The trek is doable for people of all abilities, and the route will be taken slowly to ensure that the surroundings are appreciated and everybody is able to keep up.

If you are flying to Santiago from Gatwick, please note that the flights are only on Wednesdays. Since the trek ends on Tuesday, you will either have to stay an extra night (outlined above in the What's Included section), or arrange alternative travel plans.

How to get there

Sarria, Lugo, Spain

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Start: Sarria, Spain.

The nearest airports are Santiago de Compostela or A Coruna airports. From either, there are public transport options to get to Sarria which consist of taking a bus then a train to Sarria.

End: Santiago de Compostela

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will I have to carry my bags for the Beyond Camino Trek?
No, there will be baggage transfer for the days of the trek. The only things you will need to carry are things that you require on the walk such as water, food, camera, any clothing you may way, and other optional items (camera, phone etc.)
FAQ
Will the Beyond Camino Trek be guided?
There will be a local team that will be walking with you and supporting you along the route. You will also be provided with detailed maps and information packs for the route along the way.
FAQ
Will we be able to stop for lunch along the route of the Camino Trek?
Yes, there will be lots of opportunities to stop and either buy food from the local villages or eat a lunch that you may have packed for yourself. In each of the towns that you stay in there will be places to buy food.
FAQ
Will I have to carry my bags for the Beyond Camino Trek?
No, there will be baggage transfer for the days of the trek. The only things you will need to carry are things that you require on the walk such as water, food, camera, any clothing you may way, and other optional items (camera, phone etc.)
FAQ
Will the Beyond Camino Trek be guided?
There will be a local team that will be walking with you and supporting you along the route. You will also be provided with detailed maps and information packs for the route along the way.
FAQ
Will we be able to stop for lunch along the route of the Camino Trek?
Yes, there will be lots of opportunities to stop and either buy food from the local villages or eat a lunch that you may have packed for yourself. In each of the towns that you stay in there will be places to buy food.
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