You made it to Santiago but still feel like walking a bit more? Do not worry! We have some amazing tours to extend your stay. You have the chance to walk through vineyards, a lighthouses Way or a lighter way through the Rías Baixas Estuaries landscape.
The Winter Way, the wine lovers way
The Winter Way arises from the need of the Medieval Pilgrims who walked during winter months. The Stage from Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro includes a big ascend right before reaching the picturesque village of O Cebreiro. The snow in O Cebreiro during the coldest months was one of the biggest fears for Pilgrims, so they found an alternative to avoid the 1.330m of altitude: the Winter Way.
The Winter Way which follows the course of Sil River is the only Camino that crosses the four provinces of Galicia (Ourense, Lugo, Pontevedra and A Coruña in this order) and it is without a doubt the perfect way for wine lovers. If you are a lover of nature, gastronomy and wine, this Camino (declared as an official Camino in 2015) is undoubtedly your best option. The Winter Way crosses nothing more and nothing less than Designations of Origin in terms of wines: D.O. Bierzo, D.O. Valdeorras, D.O. Ribeira Sacra and D.O. Rías Baixas. You will have the chance to indulge your palate with red’s and whites’ wines with 4 different characters.
Camiño do Faros – the lighthouses way
The Costa da Morte (Coast of death) in the Atlantic Europe is without any doubt one of the most spectacular and dramatic landscapes of Galicia (Northwest of Spain). One of the best ways to discover this destination is following the light of the lighthouses along the coast, known as Camiño dos Faros (the Way of Lighthouses). Those lighthouses that during decades had guided the ships and boats that plied these dangerous waters. Walking by the Atlantic Ocean from one lighthouse to the next one, will be such a different way to discover the Costa da Morte. You will taste the Gastronomy of the Costa da Morte, where seafood and fish stand out. You will visit Sanctuaries such as the Sanctuary Virxe da Barca in Muxía and enjoy the best sunset in the world at Cabo Fisterra, where this hiking trail ends.
Light Walking in Rías Baixas
For those looking for a few extra days of walking but do not want to make big efforts we have the perfect destination for you: Rías Baixas. The south coast of Galicia and its famous estuaries offers you different hiking tours along the Atlantic Coast like the Father Sarmiento tour that runs from the beautiful city of Pontevedra to Santiago de Compostela. Vineyards along the coastline, amazing seafood, beaches with white sand, fishing villages and quiet monasteries will allow you to walk on your own pace enjoying the Atlantic Ocean.