Camino de Santiago
From Bilbao and La Rioja to Santiago along the French Camino
Day 01.- Bilbao
Then there will be the opportunity to visit the amazing Guggenheim Museum.
Day 02.- Bilbao – S. Sebastian
Day 03.- Bilbao – Haro – S. Domingo Calzada – Burgos
Time to have lunch in one of the many good restaurants with pilgrim menus. In the afternoon we go to the Yuso Monastery in San Millán de la Cogolla, where the oldest writings in the Spanish language are found. s
Day 04.- Burgos - Leon
In the afternoon we continue our trip to León, a city with a lot of history and a beautiful cathedral that you can visit on your own. You can not leave behind a walk through the "wet" part of the city, named after the many cozy bars in the area, where you can have some delicious tapas
At night you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the most beautiful Parador in Spain, located on the outskirts of the old town
Day 5. Leon - Astorga - Ponferrada
We visit the old cathedral and go to see the magnificent Episcopal Palace, built by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, who built the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. He built the episcopal palace for his good friend, the then bishop of Astorga. Then our bus takes us along the pilgrims' path and leaves us at the "Cruz de Hierro", one of the most emblematic points of the entire route at 1,485 m altitude, those who want to have the opportunity to travel a small section of the Camino , that is, 2.2 km to Manjarín, in one of the most beautiful sections of the route. We continue by bus along a beautiful mountain road to the medieval town of Molina Seca, where there will be time for lunch.
In the afternoon we continue to Camponaraya, where we visit the cooperative that produces “El Bierzo” wines of excellent quality, and also taste some local wines before continuing to Ponferrada, where we pass by the Knights Templar castle before arriving at the hotel.
Day 6. Ponferrada - Cebreiro - Samos - Sarria - Portomarin - Santiago
In the afternoon we headed along the Camino to Portomarín, a town that was moved to the heights because it used to be in a valley that was often flooded. It will be our last stop before reaching Santiago de Compostela, the goal of pilgrims for the last 1000 years. Pilgrims of all nationalities flock here. Many have walked approx. 800 km from the French border, while others have traveled the last 100 km from Sarria. However, everyone is entitled to a pilgrim certificate and everyone meets at the pilgrim fair which takes place every day at 12:00, and everyone is greeted in various languages. We are also welcome even though we have driven the whole trip and stayed in lovely hotels
Day 7.- Santiago
Portuguese Camino: from Porto to O Poriño (8 days)
Day 01.- Porto
Day 02.- Porto
Day 03.- Portocapela De Araujo - Sao Pedro De Rates 37km
Day 04.- Sao Pedro De Rates - Pedra Furada - Barcelos 15.5km.
Day 05.- Barcelos - Ponte Da Lima 33 km
Day 06.- Ponte Da Lima - Rubiaes. 16.2 kilometers
Day 7.- Rubiaes - Valenca Do Miño - Tuy. 19.5 kilometers
Day 8.- Tuy - Porriño
Team A (those who want to walk 100 km and obtain a diploma) start the pilgrimage route, and we meet again at night at our hotel in O Poriño (15.9 km).