If you’re looking to take on your own pilgrimage — along a route filled with beautiful countryside and rustic villages of Northern Spain — start here, at the Camino de Santiago. On this eight-day camino, complete the last 100 km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a "compostela" at the finish to prove your accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers — it’s active but at a slower, more picturesque pace.
Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Meeting - Meet the St David's Hospice Care Chairman, Jim Thompson and the rest of the group. Trekking along the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela (6 days). Luggage transport throughout. Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- Duration: 8 days
- Accommodation included and can be arranged for single/twin/double
- Includes flights from UK to Northern Spain and transfers to and from the airport
- St David’s t-shirts
The challenge costs cover flights (excluding airport taxes and fuel surcharge, capped at £250), food, accommodation, transfers and luggage transportation, entry fees, first aid trained guides, and medical support, including a UK-registered doctor with expedition medicine training.
Please remember to budget for airport taxes and fuel surcharge (capped at £250).
Day 1: Transfer to Gatwick by coach. Flight from London Gatwick to Santiago de Compostela. Transfer by coach to Sarria and overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2: Sarria. There are no planned activities until the welcome meeting – relax and explore Sarria!
Day 3: Sarria to Portomarín: 6-8 hrs, 23 km
Day 4: Portomarín to Palas de Rei: 6 hrs, 22 km
Day 5: Palas de Rei to Melide: 4 hrs, 15 km
Day 6: Melide to Arzúa: 4hrs, 13km
Day 7: Arzúa to Amenal: 6 hrs, 26 km
Day 8: Amenal to Santiago de Compostela: 4 hrs: 14 km
Day 9: Santiago de Compostela: Depart for your return flight to London Gatwick (+ coach transfer back to Newport)
Jim and his team have a wealth of fundraising knowledge in order help you raise the required funds.
We ask that participants try to raise as much as possible for taking part in this epic 6 day trek on challenging terrain. Download a sponsorship form below or set up a Just Giving page.
To book your place on this exciting challenge or if you have any queries or would like to discuss the challenge, contact Jim Thompson by emailing email@example.com or by calling 07966 784148