FROM RIBADEO TO SANTIAGO (190 Km)
The Galician Northern Way starts in the fishing village of Ribadeo, from where we will begin a two hundred kilometer walk to Obradoiro Square. We will cross through villages like Mondoñedo, Villalba, Lourenzá, Baamonde, Sobrado dos Monxes and Arzúa among others) A less known route but a really good option to enjoy an alternative Camino.
Arrival in Ribadeo
The traveller is responsible to arrive at the given accomodation on the chosen date. These day is a good chance to visit Ribadeo and to rest.
Ribadeo – Lourenzá
In this first stage we will leave Ribadeo following “Rúa de San Lázaro” and continue to Pastoriza de Obe and Vilela along local roads. The first rise will lead us to Ponte de Aranda. From there we enter the Council of Barreiros and then descend to Villamartin Pequeño. We are in the middle of the stage, we have to go up to Villamartín Grande where we will find a good place to stop and take a rest before continue the way. Once in Gondán, only ten kilometers separate us from our goal. In the final part we will cross the mountain of Calvary and then we will begin a descent towards Vilanova de Lourenzá. We will enter the city crossing the famous “Ponte da Pedra”.
Lourenzá – Abadín
This stage is shorter than the previous one but it is one of the hardest. We will leave from Lourenzá through its nucleus until reaching Arroxo. We will go to Grove, a village that belongs to the parish of Santa María de Vilamor and to the Concello de Mondoñedo. After a climb we will reach Mondoñedo. From there we will enjoy a comfortable wooded stretch until San Pedro da Torre. We will climb during 8 km to Lousada and continue on a dirt road to the hermitage of San Cosme da Montaña. A few kilometers away we will reach our goal: Gontán.
Abadín – Villalba
After leaving Gontan we will cross village of Abadín to start a slight descent until crossing the river. The road will continue to Martiñán. We will cross the Vella de Mariñan Bridge located on the Batán river. Our next stop will be Goiriz. From there we follow a few kilometers of dirt and flat path until reaching again the asphalt road. Once in the road we will see the crossing to Vilalba.
Villalba – Baamonde
We are facing one of the shortest and easiest stages of our itinerary. We will start the first part by making an effort until reaching A Torre. From there the path is flat until the end. We will cross Rodríguez bridge over the Magdalena river to reach Alba. From there we will follow the national road to get to Ferreira. After crossing this city, only a few kilometers separate us from our destination, the city of Baamonte.
Baamonte – Sobrado dos Monxes
In contrast with the previous stage, now we are facing one of the most difficult stages of our itinerary, both for the ups and downs of the path and for the distance. In the first section we will go to San Alberte, from this point we will cross the river. A climb on a dirt road leads us to Santa Leocadia. Once in Miraz we are in the half of the stage and the beginning of the second part, the most difficult. We must be attentive to all signs. From Miraz we should follow the road to Braña, after we have to walk a long climb to get to Roxica. The last kilometers will be more relaxed arriving at Sobrado dos Monxes.
Sobrado dos Monxes – Arzúa
Low 4h 30′21,4 Km
This stage connects the northern way with the French way. We will start our way following the road towards Castro. We will cross through villages like Bodelos, Corredoiras, Boimil or Sendelle, an indicator that we are close to the end of the stage. From Sendelle we will walk the last two kilometers uphill to reach our goal, Arzúa.
Arzúa – Pedrouzo
Low 4h 30′19,2 Km
It is the shorter and easiest stage of the entire tour. Its beauty will make us invest the time saved in stopping to look carefully at every detail. We will find amazing landscape and historical monuments before to arrive at Pedrouzo and find the accommodation.
Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela
Low 5h19 Km
The last and the most exciting of the stages, after hard days of walking we will finally arrive to our goal, Santiago de Compostela. We highly recommend to start walking early in order to arrive to Santiago as soon as possible to enjoy the rest of the day in the city.
Monte Do Gozo its a strategic point, located just 4 km from the Cathedral. Once there we will observe in the distance the towers of the long-awaited Cathedral of Santiago and we will feel a great personal satisfaction. We must let ourselves be guided downhill, the end of our Camino is near. We will arrive at Obradoiro Square, where the Cathedral is located.
Santiago de Compostela
Mission completed. After sealing our credential at every stage and collecting our Compostela, we deserve this great reward. A good opportunity to get to know the city, enjoy its culture, people and gastronomy, after all the effort invested you’ve earned it.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 10 days / 9 nights of accommodation
- Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- Single room supplement: 185 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago: 55 €/ind. // 35€pax/double
- Breakfast: 65 €/pax
- Half Board: 195 €/pax
- 495 € pax double room
The accommodation will be in hostels and/or guesthouses always in private room with its own bathroom.
Hostels and rural accommodation 495 €
* All accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our customers.