Cork Motorcycle Racing & Vintage Club Ltd – the Cry Run, Barretts Bar, Innishannon, Co Cork.
For more information call Tony Kelly on 086 8180263.
Join CRY for our annual Camino Trek!!
FUNDRAISING TARGET- €1995
DEPOSIT- €250 (PHASED PAYMENTS, TAX RELIEF APPLICABLE AND FUNDRAISING SUPPORT FROM CRY)
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT- €160
Camino de Santiago in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY Ireland)
French Way (Camino Frances)
From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Date: 3rd to 10th September 2016
You will be walking an average of 18 km a day for 6 days in one of the most beautiful
parts of Spain from 3rd to 10th September 2016 to walk the last 113km of the French
Way into the city of Santiago de Compostela. Accommodation will be basic lodgings (no hostels)
and your meals will be included. We will be spending part of Friday and Saturday (9th and 10th Sep) in Santiago allowing you to see the magnificent Cathedral & the beautiful
winding streets. We fly home on Saturday (10th Sep) afternoon. You will be issued
with a Pilgrims passport which you get stamped in towns we pass through and you
present this in the city to be given your Pilgrim Certificate.
Day by Day
Day 1: Departure from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela
Aerlingus EI742 13:10-16.20
Day 2: Sarria to Portomarin – 22 km
Day 3: Portomarin to Palas de Rei - 25Km
Day 4: Palas de Rei to Melide – 15km
Day 5: Melide to Arzua - 13Km
Day 6: Arzua to Rua/O Pino - 18Km
Day 7: Rua to Santiago de Compostela – 20km
Day 8: Free Morning in Santiago de Compostela
Back to Dublin EI743 17.00 – 18.10
7 nights / 8 days / 6 walking days
2* and 3* hotels and guesthouses.
All Breakfast and Dinners
Gala Dinner on the last night
24/7 Customer service
CRY trekking Gear
Pilgrim Passport (Holiday Pack)
• Water for the hike. People will be asked to purchase water in advance, or at a local shop, or refill at the hotel.
• Alcoholic drinks
• Travel Insurance
Map attached – here a link to detail map: http://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=9908200
Day to Day
Day 1 - Sarria - Start of your journey
Make your way to your hotel in Sarria in time to enjoy your first evening meal.
Day 2 - Sarria to Portomarin (6h, 22km)
Expect a peaceful walk in shady oak woods, pretty villages and on quiet country roads. The village of Barbadelo (580m) has a beautiful Romanesque church that is worth a visit. The next significant village is Ferreiros. When you arrive in Portomarin (550m), you can chill out on one of the numerous terraces of the main plaza.
Day 3 - Portomarín to Palas do Rei (6h15 25km)
From the village, the Camino crosses the river Minho and climbs steadily uphill. On your way, you will be crossing Gonzar and passing the Romanesque Church of Santa María, Castromaior. The calm of the Galician Cemetery in Ligonde on a sunny day is a rest in itself. In Eirexe, the Romanesque portal of the church is a beauty and features a sculpture of Daniel and animals, as well as a statue of Santiago de Peregrino inside. You will then arrive in Palas do Rei (565m).
Day 4 - Palas do Rei to Melide (4h 15km)
Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties. Later today, the Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Then the medieval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arz?a (389m). This small town has 2 churches that you can visit, Santa María and La Magdalena.
Day 5 - Melide to Arzua (3h30 13km)
The Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Then the medieval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arzua (389m). This small town has 2 churches that you can visit, Santa María and La Magdalena.
Day 6 - Arzua to Rua-O Pino (5h15 18km)
This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua/Opino is on a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7 - Rua to Santiago de Compostela (5h20 20km)
You are nearly there! The next stage will be Lavacolla where pilgrims traditionally washed in the river before reaching Santiago de Compostela. The tall eucalyptus trees line your way to Monte del Gozo (368m). From the "Mount of Joy" you can see your goal - the Cathedral of Santiago! After a descent to the city (264m, population 80000) you will be able to witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site up-close. Marvel at the architeture and relish the wonderful atmosphere in this cultural and spiritual mecca.
Day 8 - Santiago de Compostela.
You will be given the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela and can attend mass in the Cathedral also before flying home that afternoon.