The second part of the Original Way leaves behind Asturian mountains and centers itself in the rural Galicia. In Melide the route merges with the crowded French Way.
Lugo is one of the 7 biggest towns in Galicia and it is the only city in the world to be surrounded by completely intact Roman walls, which reach a height of 10 to 15 metres (33 to 49 ft) along a 2,117-metre (6,946 ft) circuit. Before you start a real walking, a short evening walk along the top of the walls will be a unique experience to get a taste of this medieval town.
A nice and green stage on the Camino – 22 km (13,5 miles). You will leave Lugo through the oldest gate in the Roman wall. On your way you will see a few small churches. You will enjoy the rural Galician environment and the freshness of the air.
Today you will follow your route to Melide and join the pilgrims who are walking the French Route. Once in Melide you should search for a place called “pulpería” to taste the Galician specialty – the boiled octopus.
Today you will make it to Arzúa – famous for its regional cheese, so if you fancy a small tasting, ask for “queso” in Spanish or even better for “queixo” in Galician. Like Spanish wines, it has its certificate of origin: Arzúa-Ulloa.
The most important detail of this penultimate stage is the chapel dedicated to Saint Irene. The baroque fountain is famous for its healing waters.
Among the patches of eucalyptus and oaks you will meet the last villages belonging to O Pino. From the top of Monte do Gozo hill you will get the first view of Santiago de Compostela. Here begins a city tour that ends at the foot of the Baroque facade of the Cathedral. The Obradoiro Square is the end and the beginning. Congratulations! You’ve just made it!
|Standard Accommodation||6 nights|
||per person sharing a double room||350€|
|per person in a single room||500€|
|Lugo||per person sharing||75€|
|Santiago de Compostela||per person sharing||75€|
|1 or more bags|
|Luggage Transfer||5€ per day and item|
Check Flights to Santiago and A Coruña
|Transport to Lugo (Taxi 1-3px)|
|From A Coruña Airport to Lugo||120€|
|From Santiago Airport to Lugo||150€|
|Transport from Santiago (Taxi 1-3px)|
|Hotel to Santiago Airport||30€|
|Santiago to A Coruña Airport||120€|
|Santiago to Vigo Airport||150€|