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Rúa to Santiago de Compostela

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  • The magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
    / The magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
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The last stretch to Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the Camino del Norte.
moderate
Distance 20.8 km
6:00 h
328 m
342 m
389 m
248 m
A poignant last day’s walking on this iconic Camino path leads first to San Paio and Lavacolla.  It was traditional for pilgrims to wash in the river at Lavacolla before reaching Santiago. Tall eucalyptus trees sway in the wind as you make your way to the ‘Mount of Joy’ of Monte del Gozo (368m).  From here, catch sight of your goal—the impressive spires of Santiago de Compostela’s cathedral.
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Author
Heleen Bosch
Update: November 23, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
389 m
Lowest point
248 m

Start

Rúa (278 m)
Coordinates:
DD
42.914483, -8.350435
DMS
42°54'52.1"N 8°21'01.6"W
UTM
29T 553018 4751523
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Destination

Santiago de Compostela

Turn-by-turn directions

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Coordinates

DD
42.914483, -8.350435
DMS
42°54'52.1"N 8°21'01.6"W
UTM
29T 553018 4751523
w3w 
///rocky.nominees.whichever
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.8 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
328 m
Descent
342 m
Highest point
389 m
Lowest point
248 m

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