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Pilgrims Walking the Camino

Via de la Plata last 100 Km

Self-Guided Tour 5

Ourense ⇒ Santiago de Compostela

Starting in Ourense, this tour is just over 100 kilometers/62 miles along the Via de la Plata, passing through the green landscapes of Galicia and culminating with the arrival at the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

Tour Type: Self-Guided


Duration: 8 Days Total / 5 Days Walking

Total Distance: 110 km. (68.4 mi.)

Difficulty: moderate

Average distance: 22 km. (13.7 mi.) / Day

Prices (per person):

Double Room:
Starting from € 360

Single-Occupancy Room:
Starting from € 480

What’s Included:

7 nights in single / double room

En-suite facilities

English-speaking emergency assistance
Your full digital Travel Info Package
Details ⇒

We are proud to be working together with hand-picked, high quality and mostly locally owned and operated service providers.

Your journey will be booked through, and your Travel Package will include all the information you will need to access your lodging locations and to process your check-in.

Optional Add-ons:

Luggage transfer on walking days

Breakfasts (subject to availability)

Lodging for additional night(s) stays

Airport transfers (by taxi)
Details ⇒

On the Vía de la Plata, there is a luggage transfer company only in the last 100 kilometers/62 miles between Ourense and Santiago de Compostela. Upon request, we can also organize luggage transfers for this stage if you wish to walk your Camino Stages with a light backpack, carrying only the basic necessities.

Breakfasts are not available everywhere, and they are often served late, starting around 8 am. However, if you wish to include brekfasts, we will be happy to do so, where possible.

Spending an extra night in a given town throughout your journey is often a good idea: you give your body a rest, relax and enjoy exploring the town. In Santiago, two nights are included in most of our Tours by default as we believe it’s the least a Pilgrim would need to enjoy the City; however, you have the option to opt out of it.

We will be happy to arrange for an airport shuttle transfer for you from your airport of arrival to the starting point of your journey. The same goes for the departure, unless you end your journey in Santiago and fly out of Santiago Airport. In that case, a taxi can be easily arranged for the time of your choice directly at the Reception Desk at your Hotel.

What’s not Included:


Travel Insurance

Tour guide

Details ⇒

We do not book flights, nor organize any rail or commercial bus-line travel. However, if you need assistance in deciding how to get to and back from your Camino Tour, we will be happy to assist you with tips and ideas!

We strongly recommend to all our travelers to get a Travel Insurance; however, we do not sell any such policies. For our international clients, it is best to get a policy in their country of residence, as some countries offer insurances only to their own residents.

This is a date-flexible tour; therefore, it is self-guided – no Tour Guide will be accompanying you. If you are interested in joining a Group Tour with a Tour Guide, please check our Guided Tours page. (Note: our Guided Tours take place on set dates that are planned ahead.)


The distance from the beautiful city of Ourense to Santiago de Compostela is just over 100 kilometers/62 miles. Here, you will probably hike the most beautiful last 100 kilometers/62 miles of all pilgrimage tours. Galicia shows its most beautiful and relaxed side, and the hustle and bustle of other pilgrimage tours is rarely felt here while walking through green landscapes.

Enjoy the famous Galician pulpo (boiled octopus) and, after five days of hiking, arrive in Santiago to receive your pilgrimage certificate and visit the famous cathedral.

Impressions from the Camino


Day 1: Arrival in Ourense

Independent arrival in Ourense. We booked your hotel room. Proceed to your room, explore Ourense, and prepare mind and body for the Camino.

Day 1: Arrival in Ourense

Independent arrival in Ourense. We booked your hotel room. Proceed to your room, explore Ourense, and prepare mind and body for the Camino.

Day 2: Ourense – Viduedo/Cea • 20 km. (12.4 mi.)

Starting from Ourense, to reach Cea, there are two route options. To get to your accommodation located in Viduedo, you must follow the right-hand route that will take you past agricultural fields and pastures, and through small hamlets.

Distance: 120 km. (12.4 mi.)| Difficulty: Moderate

Day 3: Viduedo/Cea – O Castro Dozón – (Viduedo/Cea) • 21.5 km. (13.4 mi.)

In the morning, take a look at the old village center in Cea, certainly worth seeing. There are again two route options. We recommend the longer, but more beautiful right-hand route via the impressive monastery of Oseira. After arriving in O Castro Dozón, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Viduedo/Cea (not included in the price, 20 euros for one to four people for the round trip on that day and the next day.)

Distance: 21.5 km. (13.4 mi.) | Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: (Viduedo/Cea) – O Castro Dozón - Silleda • 27.8 km. (17.3 mi.)

The transfer back to O Castro Dozón will take place in the morning. The Way of Saint James takes you along the national road from time to time.

Distance: 27.8 km. (17.3 mi.) | Difficulty: Moderate, longer stage

Day 5: Silleda – Ponte Ulla • 20 km. (12.4 mi.)

Just before Santiago de Compostela, Galicia shows its beautiful and green side once again. Through a hilly landscape, you will arrive today to Ponte Ulla on small rural roads in the valley of the Ulla.

Distance: 20 km. (12.4 mi.) | Difficulty: Easy/ moderate, longer descent to Ponte Ulla

Day 6: Ponte Ulla – Santiago de Compostela • 20.7 km. (12.9 mi.)

The last kilometers/miles await you! Before arriving in the urban area of Santiago, you will initially hike through the eucalyptus forests typical of the region. Allow yourself to be amazed by the Santiago Cathedral. Congratulations, dear Pilgrim: You. Have. Arrived. Celebrate, and enjoy!

Distance: 20.7 km. (12.9 mi.) | Difficulty: Easy/ moderate, a longer ascent to Outeiro at the beginning

Day 7: Free Day in Santiago de Compostela

We strongly feel that, after this amazing journey, it is instrumental to spend (at least!) one full, extra day and another night in Santiago, which is why it is added in our program „by default“ (though you can opt out of it). This is both the time and the place to unwind, to reflect upon and enjoy your journey’s end and, most importantly, to take it easy on yourself with your post-Camino re-entry into the big, wide World. Aside from that, the UNESCO-listed city of Santiago is full of incredible places to explore, and you can collect your very well-earned Compostela (Certificate of Completion) as well as attend the Pilgrims’ Mass at the Cathedral.

Day 8: Departure from Santiago de Compostela

Farewell, Santiago; farewell, Camino – and sage travels on your journey back home or to your next adventure! And here is another option well-worth considering: to continue the Camino on to Finisterre (the „End of the World“) and / or to Muxía – two stunning, mystical places on the majestic Atlantic coast.

¡Buen Camino!

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Tour Combination Options

Our Via de le Plata: Self-Guided Tour 5 can be easily combined with:

Via de la Plata:
Self-Guided Tour 4

Zamora ⇒ Ourense

Starting from € 720

Duration: 14 Days Total / 12 Days Walking

Distance: 274 km. (170 mi.)

Difficulty: moderate/ challenging

Camino Fisterra:
Self-Guided Tour

Santiago de Compostela ⇒ Fisterra

Starting from € 310

Duration: 6 Days Total / 4 Days Walking

Distance: 90.5 km. (56.2 mi.)

Difficulty: easy/moderate

Camino Fisterra – Muxía:
Self-Guided Tour

Santiago de Compostela ⇒ Fisterra ⇒ Muxía

Starting from € 450

Duration: 8 Days Total / 6 Days Walking

Distance: 119.3 km. (74.1 mi.)

Difficulty: easy/moderate