An adventure walking trip with Michele —
Not a retreat, and no yoga… well, maybe a little yoga… 🙂
This is a shared journey on a well-traveled spiritual path to Santiago de Compostela that I have simply pre-planned. I have not walked this route myself, so it could offer surprises, but I have put a lot of time into deciding on stops, accommodation and the magic of this route for people coming from Ireland (as it is the original Irish & English route of early pilgrims). We will start at the beginning of the Camino Ingles in Ferrol, but also go to the start of the shorter, Celtic Camino from A Coruña… allowing us the required 100km+ to earn the Compostela. (This is the certificate one can get when walking any of the Camino de Santiago paths and showing their pilgrim’s credentials) We will walk approximately 130km
Accommodation ranges from hotels to hostels, to a pilgrim’s albergue… providing us rest, as well as a true CAMINO experience. All accommodation is SHARED (twin/double rooms) with 1 night possibly in bunk beds in shared rooms.
Day 1-Leave Dublin Friday June 30th
on AerLingus @ 12:55
Arrive Santiago @ 4:15 & Transfer to Ferrol
Walk around this small, historic city, see Las Meninas- a large collection of street art, enjoy the waterfront, and beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Plus food options galore!
Sat/Sun — We will walk 2 days in a row- 24k then 22k approx and enjoy evenings in small Galician villages, with a chance to explore, swim, rest (maybe even do yoga)
Mon — 4th day we will bus to A Coruña & rest/sight-see/etc for the day– shopping, history, and beach are all available here in Galicia’s municipal capital — I also have some great food recommendations from a customers who is a native. 🙂
Tues — Day 5- start early– 33km walk will be our toughest day, and we finish in a very small village where we’ll spend our night with other pilgrims in San Lorenzo Albergue.
Wed — Day 6- 26km walk to Sigüero where we’ll stay in a small hotel with a garden and pool (above ground) – perfect to cool off, and even bbq if we’d like.
Thurs — Day 7- our final 17km walk to Santiago should be done by lunchtime… then enjoy the day in Santiago– celebrate-rest-sleep. Our accommodation is in the heart of the city centre, very near the cathedral & lots of shopping! Line up for your Compostela today in case there is a delay!
Friday Day 8- Explore Santiago/ get Compostela …
Flight departs 4:55pm- or feel free to stay on and return Sunday @ same time.
Price includes 7 nights accommodation(twins/doubles), taxi/bus/shuttle services to/from airport & to A Coruña, plus daily bag transfer…
€525. Space is limited
Not included: flights, insurance, food & drink
Walking distances are approx & may be more as distances are often from the edge of town, but they are all do-able…
We will travel with light bags and light hearts and do it all together! (DAILY BAG transfer for 1 bag each is included- 1 case or large backpack suggested, and carry a daypack while walking… or carry it all if you want the extra challenge!)
Scenery, art, culture, connection… and movement, on a spiritual path that many Irish have traveled before us. I love the Celtic history & culture that Ireland and Galicia share, and think you will too!
CONTACT MICHELE with any questions you might have!