Information on Immanuel's 2023 Camino Trip
Basic info: We will depart from the US on June 18, 2023, arriving in Santiago de Compostela airport on the 19th. Each will choose his/her/their own flights. There are no direct flights, at least one stopover will be needed. Be sure to leave time to change planes at your stopover; one hour recommended for international flights; at least that for Madrid. We return on June 29, 2023. DO NOT BOOK FLIGHTS UNTIL OUR CAMINO IS CONFIRMED. After booking your flights, let us know your flight number and arrival time. We will schedule the bus to meet the greatest number of pilgrims.
In the itinerary below, you will see that the longest days from the previous itinerary have been divided. June 27 is now our longest day.
ITINERARY June 19-29
19 June. Arrive at Santiago, transfer to Sarria hotel
20 June. Sarria to Morgade 12.1 km/7.5 mles
21 June Morgade to Portomarin 9.8 km/6.1mi
22 June Portomarin to Ventas, with transfer back to Portomarin 12.7.5km/7.9 mi
23 June transfer back to Ventas. Walk to Palas de Rei 11.5km/7.1 mi
24 June. Palas de Rei to Melide14.7km/9.1mi
25 June Melide to Arzua 14.3km/ 8.9 mi
26 June Arzua to Rua 17.5km/ 10.9mi
27 June Rua to Santiago 20.5km/12.7 mi
28 June. extra day in Santiago.Covid test if necessary. Optional tour of the Cathedral and Historic Center or trip to Finesterre [Land’s End- the ocean]. Not included in price of trip.
29 June. onward travel after breakfast. End of covered costs.
Regular bus service to the airport from downtown. Group could order taxi.
ALREADY REGISTERED? CLICK HERE to read some important info!
Hiking Preparation (all open to everyone, pilgrim or not!)
Click here for our current hike itinerary (printable PDF format).
Timing for the Wednesday hikes: Leave from the meet-up location at 8:00am and walk four miles into Georgetown and return. Those who wish to can have breakfast/snack/coffee at Leopold’s or coffee at Peets/Capital One Café. Anyone is welcome to return and not stay for snacks. Restrooms are open at Fletchers Cove, about 2 miles below the bridge.
Each Wednesday walk will start at the bridge under the GW parkway, on Glebe Road, just above Chain Bridge on Glebe road. Coming down 123/Dolley Madison, turn right at the light at the intersection with Glebe Road. The parking lot is just over the bridge on the right. There are several spaces. Should they fill up, continue up Glebe road for several feet and take the first right toward Military Road. Then at the stop sign, turn right on Randolph and go down to the black railing on a bike path leading down to the first parking lot. There is plenty of room to park on Randolph.