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Rua to Santiago

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Make the most of the shade in the dense eucalyptus forests before you get closer to the city.  Many pilgrims join the route for this day into Santiago.
Distance 22.5 km
5:10 h
260 m
282 m

Today you can look forward to a fabulous day walking to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino leads first to San Paio and Lavacolla, where it was traditional for pilgrims to wash in the river before reaching Santiago.

Tall eucalyptus trees sway in the wind as you make your way to the ‘Mount of Joy’ of Monte del Gozo (368 m). From here, catch sight of your goal - the impressive spires of Santiago de Compostela’s cathedral. The final kilometres of your walk take you through the beautiful streets of Santiago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: December 18, 2017
Highest point
391 m
Lowest point
244 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSPSCDS8days

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPSCDSfull

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPCDS4&5

WSPSCDS5

Start

Rua (280 m)
Coordinates:
DD
42.915601, -8.350512
DMS
42°54'56.2"N 8°21'01.8"W
UTM
29T 553011 4751647
w3w 

Destination

Santiago

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
42.915601, -8.350512
DMS
42°54'56.2"N 8°21'01.8"W
UTM
29T 553011 4751647
w3w 
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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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Rating

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jpcullen@talktalk.net Cullen
October 09, 2021 · Community
Gentle hike but an amazing day. No words are needed for this one....
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Dawn
Photo: jpcullen@talktalk.net Cullen, Community
Santiago de Compostela
Photo: jpcullen@talktalk.net Cullen, Community
City limits
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St James
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Try and make it to the sea for sunset
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Martin Potter
June 23, 2019 · Community
A very good days walking not many steep hills and everyone smiling as they knew it was the final day. The journey and Santiago are amazing and met great people along the route.
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Santiago de compostela Cathedral
Photo: Martin Potter, Community

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Dawn
Santiago de Compostela
City limits
St James
+ 2

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Distance
22.5 km
Duration
5:10 h
Ascent
260 m
Descent
282 m

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