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Camino Frances Final Stage with Trisha Lewis – SOLD OUT!

About This Walk

6 Days Walking the Camino & 2 Nights in Santiago with Trisha Lewis

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Departs: August 28th – Sept 4th

Non Refundable Deposit of €100 per person + Booking Fee

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Join Trisha Lewis and walk the last 100km of the classic French Way of the Camino to Santiago de Compostela (the minimum required to earn your Compostela).  This tailormade trip specially designed for Trisha and her followers includes two Uwalk guides, additional support, coach transfers and a custom itinerary for a thoroughly enjoyable Camino journey.

The French Way is often viewed as one of the most historic routes, as you will walk through many varied landscapes, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos. This final section of the walk takes you through the region of Galicia in Northern Spain to Santiago for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever through the undulating landscapes of Galicia. Enter the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela and relish the end of your journey at the Cathedral!

 

Highlights:

    • Self Guided Trip
    • Trisha Lewis and two Uwalk Guides will accompany the group along the Camino, however please note that this is a Self Guided Walking Trip. Walking Notes will be provided with your documents to help you along the way.
    • Walk the Camino with like minded people – great way to make new Irish hiking friends!
    • 24/7 Emergency Support
    • Traverse the most popular section of the entire Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago
    • Meet like minded pilgrims and fellow hikers from Ireland along the route
    • Enjoy mouth watering local cuisine
    • Sarria is 100km from Santiago, which is the minimum distance required for pilgrims to receive the “Compostela” certificate
    • The main street of Sarria, Rúa Maior, has a picturesque atmosphere where we suggest you enjoy a good coffee during the afternoon.
    • Varied landscapes with forests, farmlands and rustic villages
    • Beautiful green landscape that is a characteristic of Galicia
    • In Santiago de Compostela you can visit the beautiful old town, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    • After finishing in Santiago, you can choose the optional excursion to take a day trip to Finisterre from Santiago* (Subject to availability & demand)

     

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Sarria/Morgade to Santiago
(100 Km)
7 Nights - B&B
€949 pp

Aug 28th - Day 1: Travel to Lugo

After arriving into Santiago de Compostela, a scheduled coach transfer* at 17.00pm will take you to Lugo where you will be based for 3 nights.

After making your way to Lugo you could possibly visit the old town, and you can choose to sample some of the local cuisines in one of the restaurants in Lugo.

*Transfer Included: Coach transfer departs Santiago Airport at approximately 17.00pm to connect with the with Aer Lingus flight from Dublin

Transfer Time: 1 Hr 15 Mins approximately.

**Late Transfer NOT Included – Available at an Additional Cost of €50 per person. Late coach transfer departs Santiago Airport at approximately midnight.

Overnight Hotel: Lugo

Aug 29th - Day 2: Sarria/Morgade to Portomarin – 15km

Breakfast: 7am

Bus leaves: 7.30am – Morning coach transfer from Lugo to Sarria/Morgade
for the start of the first day’s walk.
Route: Walk to Portomarín, (15Km)

Start Walk: Sarria/Morgade

This first stage goes through different towns where you can visit some Romanesque churches along paths and forest tracks. On reaching Portomarín we have the opportunity to visit the Romanesque church of St. Nicholas and this pretty village with its peculiar history.

Finish Walk: Portomarín

Afternoon coach transfer: from Portomarín to Lugo. (Approx 30 mins)
Bus leaves: Approx 4.30 / 5pm
Bus Stop Location: Location to be confirmed at hotel reception each morning.
Transfer Time: 25 Mins

Overnight Hotel: Lugo

Aug 30th - Day 3: Portomarin to Palas de Rei – 23km

Breakfast: 7am

Bus leaves: 7.30am – Coach transfer from Lugo to Portomarín to start your walk.
Route: Walk from Portomarín to Palas de Rei, (23Km)

Start Walk: Portomarín

First, we descend to the reservoir and then we’ll start climbing the hill to the Monte San Antonio, from where we will reach the villages of Toxibó and Gonzar. Then we will go through different villages and small towns like Hospital de la Cruz, Ventas de Naron and Eirexe until Palas de Rei.

Finish Walk: Palas de Rei

Afternoon coach transfer:
Palas de Rei to Lugo.
Bus leaves: Approx 4.30 / 5pm
Bus Stop Location: Location to be confirmed at hotel reception each morning.
Transfer Time: 30 Mins

Overnight Hotel: Lugo

Aug 31st - Day 4: Palas de Rei to Melida – 14km

Breakfast: 7am
Bus leaves Lugo: 7.30am – Coach transfer from Palas de Rei.
Route: Walk from Palas de Rei to Melida, (14Km)

Start Walk: Palas de Rei

Enjoy a shorter walk today as you travel from Palas de Rei to Melide walking through little villages and woodland areas. When leaving Palas de Rei you can have a leisurely walk through forests to Coto.

About noon you will reach Melide, halfway along this stage, where you can taste the octopus “pulpo” in one of its typical local cuisine restaurants called “pulpería”.

Finish Walk: Melida
Afternoon coach transfer: from Melida to Arzua. (Approx 30 mins)

Overnight Hotel – Arzúa

Sept 1st - Day 5: Melida to Arzua – 15km

Breakfast: 7am
Bus leaves Lugo: 7.30am – Coach transfer from Arzúa to Melida.
Route: Walk from Melida back to Arzúa, (15Km)

Start Walk: Melida

Crossing eucalyptus forests today you will reach the village of Boente.
The residents of Boente are famed for making the best cheese in the
area. Take in a visit to its cross, the fountain of Saleta and, the
beautiful church of Santiago before heading off for the village of Ribadiso. Ribadiso is a traditional Galician village where you can savour the tranquillity of a beautiful rural environment and a genuine pilgrim atmosphere before reaching Arzúa, your final stop for the evening.

Finish Walk: Arzúa
No afternoon coach transfer. You will walk to Arzúa where your hotel is situated.

Overnight Hotel – Arzúa

Sept 2nd - Day 6: Arzúa to Arca/Lavacolla – 20km

Breakfast: 7am

No morning coach transfer

Route: Walk from Arzúa to Lavacolla (Arca), (20Km)

This morning walk from Arzúa through eucalyptus forests which
bring us even closer to our destination. We’ll pass through different
towns, including Santa Irene and Arca.

Afternoon coach transfer: From Lavacolla (Arca) to Santaigo.

Bus leaves: Approx. 4.30 / 5pm
Bus Stop Location:
Location to be confirmed at hotel reception each morning.
Transfer Time: 20 Mins

Overnight Hotel – Santiago

Sept 3rd - Day 7: Arca to Santiago de Compostela – 15km

Breakfast: 7am

Bus leaves: 7.30am – Coach transfer from Santaigo to Lavacolla (Arca) and walk back to Santiago de Compostela.

Route:
Walk Lavacolla to Santiago de Compostela, (15Km)

As we get closer to our destination we pass through the Monte del Gozo, whose name comes from the joy felt by the pilgrims when seeing the city for the first time.

Overnight Hotel: Santiago

Sept 4th - Day 8: Depart Santiago

In Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast: 7am

Free morning in Santiago before your transfer to the airport. Spend the morning visiting this beautiful city, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.  You can visit the market town, Plaza de Abastos or one of its museums e.g. the Museum of Pilgrimages and the Cathedral Museum.

Then it’s time to make your way to the airport for your journey home.

Coach transfer will depart your Santiago hotel at approximately 1.30pm to service the Aer Lingus flight departure.

Transfer Included: Coach transfer at approx 1.30pm. (Check hotel reception to confirm departure time).

For those requiring a later transfer, taxi and public transport is readily available from Santiago. See links below.

Depart Santiago de Compostela for home.

7 Nights from €949 per person sharing

Non Refundable Deposit of €100 per person + booking fee

 

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Price from €949 per person includes:

  • French Camino Final Stage with Trisha Lewis
  • Meet and greet on arrival in Santiago and private coach transfer to your accommodation.
  • Trisha Lewis and two Uwalk Guides will accompany the group along the Camino, however please note that this is a Self Guided Walking Trip. Walking Notes will be provided with your documents to help you along the way.
  • Two local guides will accompany the group for six days self-guided walking to Santiago averaging approximately 15-25 Kms per day.
  • 7 Nights 2/3* Hotel accommodation with private facilities. We have chosen popular family run hotels along the route. Accommodation is generally simple, tried and tested and in line with a typical Camino experience mostly on or beside the Camino route.
    • 3 Nights in Lugo
    • 2 Nights in Arzúa
    • 2 Nights in Santiago
  • Rooms are based on twin share with private facilities. Solo travellers can opt to be paired with other solo travellers for room sharing. Single rooms are generally not available.
  • Breakfast included daily
  • Scheduled Airport Transfers* at 17.00pm approximately included with Aer Lingus flight. Transfers required later than the scheduled 17.00pm transfer are available at an additional cost. .
  • 1 x 20kg Bag transferred daily – 20 kilos and maximum size is 65 x 50 x 40 cm.
  • Daily Coach Pick Up and Drop off transfers for all walking points. Please clearly mark all your belongings with your name and contact details. Labelling your belongings prevents mix ups, delays and loss. We will provide Uwalk baggage labels when you arrive at the first hotel.
  • Walking Notes – A hard copy of each day’s walking notes will be available at your hotel.
  • Pilgrim Passport – You will receive on arrival at your first hotel.
  • All local taxes and charges.
  • 24/7 Emergency support in the event of a problem
  • Uwalk – Walking guide throughout trip
  • Uwalk Support team along the Camino.
  • Emergency back up from our local office in Santiago.

Departs: August 28th – September 4th

Note:

  • Final payment is due on June 28th 2024.
  • Travel Insurance: **It is compulsory to have travel insurance for this trip**. You must confirm you have adequate travel insurance and provide a copy of your insurance to Uwalk by June 28th. 
  • We recommend European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) lets you get healthcare abroad for free, or at a reduced cost while on holiday. Apply HERE
  • Single Trip travel insurance can be purchased HERE €35 per person.
  • Transfers are available on day of arrival at approximately 17.00pm and day of departure at 1.30pm for flights arriving/departing in at the same time as the Aer Lingus flights.
  • Transfers required later than the 17.00pm transfer, are available at an additional cost.
  • This is a holiday. You might decide to take a chill day from walking. It is perfectly ok to take a taxi back to the hotel if you want to take a break.
  • Accommodation is in hotels with private facilities. We have chosen popular family run hotels along the route. Accommodation is simple and follows the character of the area.
  • Rooms are based on twin share. Solo travellers can opt to be paired with other solo travellers for room sharing. Single rooms are not guaranteed, have limited availability and are available on request.
    • Twin Room – 2 Guests (Both names are required when booking)
    • Twin Room – Guaranteed Room Share (If you are a solo traveller and wish to share a room, we will match you up with someone to share a room).

Not included:

  • Flights not included
  • Travel Insurance is Compulsory for this trip. Travel insurance can be purchased HERE.
  • Transfer for Ryanair and other flights
  • Lunch, Dinner, Snacks – Enjoy on route.
  • Flights are NOT Included in this package. Please see the flight details below to book your flight for this trip.

 

Aer Lingus Flights are recommended (Not Included)

Transfers ARE Included for these flights. 

For Flight bookings: Click Here: www.aerlingus.com

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Wed 28th Aug  – Dublin to Santiago de Compostela
Flight number:
 EI 742
Depart: 13:30 Dublin (DUB), Ireland 2h 20m
Arrive: 16:50 Santiago de Compostela (SCQ), Spain
Flight Duration: 2h 20m

Wed 4th Sep – Santiago de Compostela to Dublin
Flight number: EI 743
Depart: 17:30 Santiago de Compostela (SCQ), Spain
Arrive: 18:40 Dublin (DUB), Ireland
Flight Duration: 2h 10m

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Ryanair Flights (Not Included)

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PLEASE NOTE: Transfers are NOT Included for these flights. 

  • Ryanair Flights arrive into Santiago at 23.15 on the day of arrival (please not you will have an early start the following morning). Transfers are not included for these flights and are limited.
  • You can purchase an optional transfer to take you to Lugo on arrival for €50 if you book Ryanair flights.
  • Transfers on the day of departure will not be available for this flight, but Taxis and Buses are readily available to bring you to the airport from Santiago de Compostela City.
  • Click here to book Ryanair Flights: www.ryanair.com

Accommodation is in hotels with private facilities. We have chosen popular family run hotels along the route. Accommodation is simple and follows the character of the area.

Hotels:

  • 3 Nights in Lugo
  • 2 Nights in Arzúa
  • 2 Nights in Santiago

 

Available Rooms:

  • Twin Room – 2 Guests (Both names are required when booking)
  • Twin Room – Guaranteed Room Share (If you are a solo traveller and wish to share a room, we will match you up with someone to share a room).
  • Triple Room – On Request (Not Guaranteed, Deposit Refund Available if room is not available)

Trisha Lewis and two Uwalk Guides will accompany the group along the Camino, however please note that this is a Self Guided Walking Trip. Walking Notes will be provided with your documents to help you along the way.

Camino Travel Tips

  1. Break in your walking boots and socks to prevent blisters. It is also a good idea to have worn any clothing on long walks before you travel to make sure they are comfortable.
  2. Bring runners or ideally flip flops for evening time to give your feet at chance to breath & recover
  3. Pack a sports bottle & fill it each morning before you leave the hotel at breakfast
  4. Bring spare (dry!) socks in your backpack
  5. Get your pilgrim passport stamped in hotels, shops & restaurants along the Way. You must have walked 100km in order to receive your Compostela certificate of completion, in Santiago.
  6. If you have luggage transport booked with us, put your name on your luggage label and attach it to your case on the first morning. This will enable the driver to identify your bag and its destination each day.
  7. Buy a scallop shell on your first day & attach it to your rucksack
  8. A poncho is fantastic for any wet days to keep you, your clothing & your bag dry
  9. If you run out of battery on your camera / phone along the way, charge it in one of the many restaurants / cafes that you stop at. Just bring your adapter & lead. Or take a charged battery pack with you.

What to pack in your rucksack?

  1. Plasters (incl. blister plasters)
  2. Safety Pins
  3. Sun Cream
  4. Lip Protection
  5. Snacks (Protein Bars, Glucose sweets or take a few pastries from the breakfast buffet!)
  6. Hiking Poles (if required)
  7. Plastic Bags for wet clothing
  8. Spare socks & t-shirt depending on the weather
  9. Water Bottles
  10. Tissues / Wipes
  11. Antibacterial Hand Gel
  12. Camera (Charge your battery fully & make sure you’ve plenty of memory!)
  13. Mobile Phone
  14. Sun Glasses
  15. Pilgrim Passport
  16. Emergency Phone number (on travel documents)
  17. Hotel Voucher & Directions to hotel
  18. Spanish Phrasebook

 

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