The Last* 100 kilometers of the Camino de Santiago (this time over a couple more shorter walking days).
Dates next tour:
June 4th - 13th, 2020
Following tour dates:
September 10th - 19th, 2020 / June 3rd - 12th, 2021 / July 8th - 17th, 2021 / September 2nd - 11th, 2021
6 - 15
115km (72 miles)
Santiago de Compostela
- 9 nights’ accommodation in great hotels, “casas rurales” and “pazos” – typical manor house accommodation
- All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners, including wine
- Pick up in Madrid
- Water and snacks along the way
- All baggage transport and van support if your legs need a break…
- English and Spanish speaking guide/s
- Guided tour of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
- The Pilgrim Credencial or Pilgrim´s Passport and scallop shell
- Exclusive Andaspain Camino Guide Book
why 9 nights not 6?
This is a gentler pace than our regular Last 100KM Tour as we have 7 days to walk! Over the walking days we will cover the same Last 100KM from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. However, we walk an average of 15KM a day, rather than over 20KM a day. Because sometimes you want to take it easy and walk fewer distances each day!
As always, we have our support vehicle which means you can break up the walking days whenever you like. To make getting to the start a bit easier, we will pick you up in Madrid. That first evening in Madrid you have a short walking tour and dinner in the heart of the city. Then we have a private bus transfer to the start of the Camino.
We spend two or three nights in the same accommodation to make the burden of packing bags a little less.
why 115 km?
Walking the Last 100km means that you can request your Compostela, or certificate of completion of the pilgrimage. Sarria happens to be just to the East and makes for a convenient starting point.
The walk starts right out of the hotel lobby and quickly reaches beautiful oak woodlands, fragrant eucalyptus forests and traditional Galician villages. This region of Spain is famous for its great seafood, its cheeses and its wines, and we will be tasting them all on this walk!
At the end of the Laid-Back Last 100 Kilometers all walkers are presented with a Compostela certificate issued by the Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela and the Pilgrim’s Office. This is true about all of the walks that complete at least the Last 100KM.
It’s not necessarily the last
Over the years we have found that many of the pilgrims that walk Laid-Back Last 100 Kilometers do so to fit time and budget constraints, or because they feel that 100km is enough of a challenge and that more would be too much.
By the end of their journey they realise that they have only begun to explore wonderful Spain and the joy of unbridled walking. They call us up the next year to find out what other trail we can show them to.
This is normal. Do not be alarmed to find that you have made friends in Spain with a desire to share their enthusiasm. Do not be afraid to keep on walking!
Laid-Back Last 100 Kilometers is walked during a 10 day period. We have divided the journey into days of similar length, and deliberately try to leave the last day a bit shorter than the others so that we arrive in Santiago de Compostela with energy enough to walk about town. Below is the city to city itinerary. Please note that specific hotels vary between dates and are therefore not published here. They are provided at the time of booking, along with a more detailed schedule that you can share with your friends and family.
Day 1: Meet at our boutique hotel in Madrid and have a private walking tour of the old town with our local city tour guide. Welcome dinner and meeting. – Accommodation in Madrid
Day 2 : Drive north from Madrid to Sarria stopping en route for lunch in the Camino town of Astorga. – Accommodation in Sarria
Day 3: Sarria to Ferrerios – 13.9km : 8.6m – Accommodation in Portomarín
Day 4: Ferrerios to Gonzar – 16.5km : 10.2m – Accommodation in Portomarin
Day 5: Gonzar to Palas de Rei – 17km : 10.5m – Accommodation near Palas de Rei
Day 6 : Palas do Rei to Melide- 14.4km : 9m – Accommodation near Palas de Rei
Day 7: Melide to Tabernavella – 19.5km : 12m – Accommodation near Arzua
Day 8: Tabernavella to Amenal – 17km : 10.5m – Accommodation near Arzua
Day 9: Amenal to Santiago de Compostela – 16.3km : 10m – Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela
Day 10: Private guided tour of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Tour ends.
Let´s hear from some Happy Andaspain Pilgrims
All of the accommodation is carefully chosen for its charm and for the quality of service provided. In Madrid we use a great boutique hotel right in the centre of this lively city. On the Camino we stay in small rural farmhouses or manor houses wherever possible. These are similar to bed and breakfasts and are usually traditional houses typical of the region, full of character and run by local people. On some nights we use hotels so you will experience a mix, always of good quality! The amenities vary from location to location, meaning that not all places will necessarily have a bathtub. They are all up to our standards. Extra days before or after – If you are traveling at a busy time of year it´s best to reserve. For hotels in Santiago de Compostela it´s certainly better to reserve in advance. We can help if you need advice or assistance booking a room – just let us know.
Included in the Laid-Back Last 100 Kilometers:
- All Breakfasts
- 5 Lunches with wine
- 7 Dinners with wine & water
- Water and snacks throughout the day
From the starting point in Madrid, to the ending point in Santiago de Compostela, we take care of all luggage handling and transportation.
For the luggage this means leaving your bags by the hotel door and starting your walk. we handle the details of getting them into the next hotel room. We also find it handy to keep a small bag in the van with stuff you might need throughout the day.
We have our support vehicle which means being able to take a rest by shuttling ahead to the lunch spot, or if the need arises to get you straight to your room.
Preparing for a walk of this magnitude can be a daunting task. Part of our booking process involves ensuring that all of the details are considered. We’ll discuss transportation to and from the starting point too.
You do the walking, we’ll take care of the rest.
Laid-Back Last 100 Kilometers is a fully supported walking tour along the Camino de Santiago. That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Everyone at Andaspain was a pilgrim before they became a guide. In fact most of us spent a few years returning to the Camino before setting out to help others do the same. For all of us the Camino de Santiago was a life changing experience. We consider the act of walking purposefully to be one of our most cherished activities. Laid-Back Last 100 Kilometers, and every other walking tour we offer, is always led by a qualified guide/s.
Our Booking process
Complete the form on the right to schedule a phone call. We’re kind of sticklers about this step and promise to make it the best phone call you ever had.
After we’ve gotten to know each other, we will email you a link to our top-secret and very secure booking page. That of course is why we are asking for your email address in step 1. By the end of this step you will have confirmed your place on your chosen trip, and the places of anybody that will be joining you. This is done by means of a deposit of 300€ or 600€ per person (depending on trip length).
Once your booking is confirmed you will immediately be presented with step 3, which can be completed at any time but at least 1 month prior to the departure date. You will get this link in your booking confirmation in case you are a procrastinator. In step 3 we collect a bit more personal information to make sure that everything on the trip goes smoothly. This includes any medical allergies, old injuries that might give you grief, and lastly your passport number for the sake of expediting our hotel check-ins.
BEFORE THE WALK, WE TALK
This is STEP 1
The journey to Santiago de Compostela is one of many steps. We feel strongly that learning more about your expectations should be the first. To make sure that AndaSpain is an ideal fit for the adventure ahead tell us when you can be reached by phone and we will call you up. If you prefer to call us, scroll all the way to the bottom of this page and pick a number.