Primitive Way from Lugo415 €
Walking the last km of the Primitive Way it is a unique experience to taste the history, the art and the culture from close. In addition you could rest in our recommended accommodations. Unlike the other routes of The Way of St. James, this passage stands for being peaceful and adventurous.
The way of St James from Lugo.
Route for Pilgrims
Day 1: Arrival in Lugo. Accommodation.
You will reach in Lugo by your own. If you prefer we can arrange your transfer form the airport or station you have arrived. If you arrive with plenty of time, you could visit some relevant sites. To name a few: St María Cathedral, the squares and churches scattered along the town, as well as The Walls ( The most emblematic and representative monument in Lugo and declared by the UNESCO World Heritage)
Day 2: Lugo – San Romao da Retorta Stage19,7 km
You will wake up in your accommodation in Lugo to start the route with bells on heading the destination: San Romao de Retorta At the beginning of the stage you will walk by a combination of pavement and rural paths. Unlike the previous stages, today’s stroll will only take us 20 km. So relax and take it easy.
When you arrive to the end of today’s stage, some relevant places will be waiting for you like the local Romanesque Church named as the village which was reformed in the 18 century. Close to this church a roman milestone dated back to Caligula emperor days was found. Nowadays there is unfortunately a replica. When this visit is over, it’s time to go back to your accommodation to have a rest in order to face next stage with stamina
Day 3: San Romao da Retorta – Melide Stage27,7 km
After waking up in your San Romao accommodation you can face up the new stage towards Melide. Today, you will bump into French pilgrims as The French Way converges in Melide Through small charming villages, you will alternate rural and pavement paths clearly bonded to The St Jame’s Way . In this stage we will find two different paths. We honestly recommend you to take “the roman sidewalk” as it is shorter than the official one.
After arriving Melide, considered the geographical center of Galicia , you could try the tasteful octopus. When you finish your meal, there are some must visits: The Carmen and San Roque Chapel and The Sancti Spiritus Church
Day 4: Melide – Arzúa Stage15 km
As every morning you will start the stage from your local accommodation. Today we part from Melide to Arzúa. Not a long journey today but you can anyway make a stop while walking by Boente o Castañeda villages where you can try the local gastronomy.
You are finally in Arzúa and some relevant sites are waiting for you to be visited like The Brandesco Palace o the museums devoted to cheese & honey, Special mention deserves the local cheese as it has archived a Denomination of Origin ” Arzúa – Ulloa”
Day 5: Arzua – O Pedrouzo Stage19 km
Once again you will wake up in your lodgings in Arzúa, ready to head towards O Pedrouzo. We are just 40 km away from The Obradoiro Sq.and we have several options to move forward. We highly recommend you to rest in O Pedrouzo as you can find here all facilities. This way you can walk a small stroll to the final destination. In the two last stages you will have to hike over calm roads with no houses around. That entails a problem: Crossing the road by non-safe spots
Once arriving in O Pedrouzo, you could visit many historic spots linked to noble descents and honourlable families Religious architecture is present in this village as well . The St Eulalia de Arca is a clear example.
Day 6: O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela Stage20 km/ 12 miles
Santiago is waiting for us and that feeling is reflected on pilgrims attitude. Some of the pilgrims pick up the pace to reach the finish line but others slow down fearing the end of the way as they ignore what will come after that. But all of them equally excited for reaching the magnificent Obradoiro Square to look up and bump into the Baroque Facade of The Cathedral. In a nutshell, this stage is short, easy with gentle slopes
Day 7: Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast in your Accommodation A day off to visit all those monuments that, besides the Cathedral, have made this town so special. If you have plenty of time, do not hesitate to stay a couple of days more to enjoy this city. You could visit The Old Town and try the local gastronomy. Santiago joins a wide rage of attractions to charm the pilgrims
After breakfast our services will be finished.
Information of interest
General Terms and Conditions
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