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El Camino Special Trails 8 Days
An unique horse experience in Galicia following the pilgrim’s footprints to enjoy the best of the culture and the spanish Gastronomy.
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO 2020
8 DAS/7 NIGHTS/ 6 RIDES
Feel “El Camino” the original pilgrim’s path from O’CEBREIRO TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Transport from Santiago de Compostela airport to O’Cebreiro (1h45). 1 Group transfer to arrange pick up time with the whole group
O Cebreiro – Samos
After breakfast we start the ride from tiny but spectacular, stone village O Cebreiro, a village from Lugo located on 1300m and ride for 21 km through lush, green Galician hills with oak and chestnut trees, down to Tricastela where we stop for lunch. After lunch we continue for 9 km along the beautiful camino through a forest, enjoying the genuine Galicia and its variety of tracks and country roads to village famous for its 6th century Benedictine monastery – Samos, where we stop for diner and night.
Samos – Portomarin
After breakfast we start the ride15 km, mostly on concrete passing town of Sarria to Barbadelo, later after lunch we will pass mistic “100km” of Camino where many people start their walk and continue our 18km to new Portomarin, as an old – oryginal medieval village was floded by the waters of arificial lake in 1960. We stay here for dinner and night.
Portomarin – Palas de Rei
After breakfast we ride up the hill for 16,5 km to Ligonde where we stop for lunch. Here you can see how tough a four-week pilgrimage was for medieval people as this place have well preserved pylgrim cementery that was used to a nearby part of pylgrim hospital. After lunch we ride 8,5km to Palas de Rei where we stop for diner and night.
Palas de Rei – Arzuga
After breakfast we start the ride from Palas de Rei, ride for 16 km crossing to muncipio A-Coruña and arriving to modern village of Melide famous for its octopus dish – where we lunch in the famous local Pulperia Ezequiel. After lunch we ride up and down the hill for 14 km to Arzua where we stop for diner and night.
Arzua – Monte do Gozo
After breakfast we ride 20 km through forests and villages from Arzua to O Pino Pedrouzo where we stop for lunch. After lunch we ride last 15 km before reaching our Santiago de Compostella crossing river Amenal and arriving to Monte do Gozo where pylgims cry of happiness finally seeing towers od Santiago Cathedral. We stay for diner and night in nearby hotel.
Santiago de Compostela
On the last day we will enter the Obradoiro square, the monumental centre of Santiago de Compostela. We must start early start to enter the Plaza Obradoiro on horse before the crowds of piligims appear. We will ride through the city centre in and out the cathedral square. After the ride horses get loaded to the truck and return home and we can enjoy the Santiago de Compostella.
After Breakfast transfer to Santiago de Compostela Airport
Rural House Santa Mariña
Casa Rural Santa Maria
Hostal Mesón Antón
Posada La Cabaña
Posada Fonda Norte
Hotel Santiago Apostol *** 2 nights
Dates: ask for available dates
Pace: trail with long gallops, canters, trots.
Type of terrain: Single tracks, rocky areas, wide roads concrete and sandy areas.
Guide: the guide will be Xavi Pastoret, an experienced and talented rider, always accompanied by an English speaking back up guide
Horses: Spanish, Hispano-Arabians
Price per rider: 1915€ pp full board in double shared room
Price per non rider: 1200€ pp full board* in double shared room
Single Room: 175€
Non riders will have a Walking Guide to follow the Pilgrimage Path during half journey ( optional to do the whole bit) after lunch a Car will follow to transfer the non-riders to the hotel for the rest of the afternoon
Transfer: from Santiago Airport to O’Cebreiro (2h) included
Transfer from Santiago de Compostela to Airport in Santiago included (20 minutes)
All meals included (lunch: some Picnic type and some restaurant type/ Dinner: Restaurant type every night)
All transfers of luggage and logistic included as well as support vehicle the whole week.
FLIGHTS FROM /TO SANTIAGO ARE NOT INCLUDED ( Now the fees are about 100€ return flights)
Minimum riders: 4
minimum walkers: 4