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Spend 5 days on one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes trekking across stunning countryside within Northern Spain, witnessing various reminders from the past of the pilgrims who have travelled along the path.
The challenge will finish at the famous Santiago de Compostela cathedral, the location of the tomb of St James the Apostle.
Day 1: UK - Santiago
Arrive in Spain and transfer to Sarria, the starting place of your adventure.
Day 2: Sarria to Portomarin (approx 14km trekking)
Gradually climb through rugged countryside and villages, passing the Church of Santiago de Barbadelo. Witness villages enclosed by typical slate walls or 'chantos', one of the most characteristic features of the area.
Day 3: Portomarin to Palace de Reis (approx 25km trekking)
A morning uphill trek through several villages towards Prebisa and then a downhill jaunt to the Ligonde river for lunch. In the afternoon, we trek into the small town Palace de Rei.
Day 4: Palace de Reis to Arzua (approx 14km trekking)
A mainly downhill trek takes us through San Xulian Pallota, crossing the river Pambre into the district of La Coruna at Campanilla. After lunch, we trek through a number of hamlets including Raido, Boente and Casteneda before arriving in Arzua.
Day 5: Arzua to Pedrouzo (approx 23km trekking)
Away from the busy roads, our penultimate day on the Camino takes us through rolling hills, beautiful forests and over streams. We enjoy lunch at a roadside restaurant and descend into our overnight hault.
Day 6: Pedrouzo to Santiago (approx 19km trekking)
Reach Santiago and take in the views from the summit of Monte do Gozo before our final descent into the city. Attend a Pilgrim's Mass and witness a rare spiritual spectacle. Tonight we'll celebrate our achievements together with a great Spanish meal.
Day 7: Travel
Pick up your certificate as an official Camino Pilgrim, before heading back to the UK.
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