El Camino de Santiago

Date:From 10th June 2023 - June 17, 2023

Location: Northern Spain

A 5-day spectacular trek through one of the world’s oldest pilgrimage routes.

The El Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as ‘The Way of St James’, is one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the world and is a World Heritage Site. A journey millions of pilgrims have completed over thousands of years. The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores.

This 5-day trek takes in a section of this incredible route and enables you to experience the beauty of rural northern Spain.

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Depart Edinburgh on a flight to Santiago de Compostela
Day 2: Transfer to Sarria and afternoon trek
Day 3: Sarria to Portomarín, 22km (6hrs trekking)
Day 4: Portomarín to Palas de Rei, 22km (6hrs trekking)
Day 5: Palas de Rei to Arzúa, 28km (7hrs trekking)
Day 6: Arzúa to Amenal, 23km (6hrs trekking)

Day 7: Amenal to Santiago de Compostela, 14km (4hrs trekking)
Day 8: Depart Santiago de Compostela on flight to Edinburgh

What is Included

  • Internal road transfers
  • Local mountain guides
  • Shared accommodation in hotels, hostels and Albergue
  • All food unless otherwise stated
  • Celebration dinner
  • UK doctor (depending on final numbers)

What is not Included

  • Lunch on day 2 and 8
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Flights to/from Scotland

You are expected to raise an additional £1000 or more in sponsorship for St. Vincent’s Hospice over and above the trip costs (£1575).

Sign up here – https://www.ultimatechallenges.co.uk/challenges/europe/st-vincents-hospice-trek-spain-2023-el-camino-de-santiago/

Once you’ve signed up please email – lesley.campbell@svh.co.uk