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Last 100km of the Camino de Santiago

For many pilgrims, the last day of their pilgrimage walking into Santiago de Compostela is one of the highlights of their lives. A popular option for those who can’t take a whole month out of their normal lives to walk a full Camino route is walking the final stage of one of the routes – the last 100km into Santiago de Compostella.

Walking the last 100km (62 miles) of a Camino trail makes you eligible to receive your Pilgrim Certificate (Compostela). It is a great way to get a taster of the Camino, and you can always come back and do other stages of the routes later!

There are a number of amazing options for 100km journeys that finish in Santiago de Compostela.

Here are the 6 routes that end in Santiago de Compostela 

Last 100km of the Camino de Santiago map

All of the sections on this map cover between 100km and 128km (60 to 80 miles) with varying degrees of difficulty and give you a great feel for the region of Galicia, home of Santiago de Compostela.

Expect rolling hills and lush vegetation as you pass through typical, rural Spanish towns and villages with their varied histories and delicacies.

Explore the routes below or get in touch to find out more and ask about your own custom made Camino de Santiago holiday!

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Most Popular Last 100km of the Camino

For those who are short on time, but still want to experience the beauty of completing the Camino, you can walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela through the beautiful hilly landscapes of Galicia in just 5 days. You will still receive your certificate of completion, or Compostela, upon arrival at Santiago Cathedral. Take an extra day or 2 to experience the magical city sights at the end.

The final stage of the famous Camino Frances (or French Way) is the most popular Camino package.

This second section from Oia to Santiago de Compostela takes you along the coast around to the Vigo estuary. You will get the opportunity to stay in the beautiful coastal cities of Baiona and Vigo before rejoining the traditional Camino Portuguese from Redondela to Santiago de Compostela. This region is known for its seafood, in particular its oysters and scallops. Wash it down with the local Albarino wine for a true gastronomic delight.

This walking holiday explores the Camino Portugues, or Portuguese Way, of the iconic Camino de Santiago de Compostela. This Camino, which was used by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 13th Century, heads north following the Atlantic coast of Portugal and Spain. The Camino Portugues gently winds along ancient paths, running through woodlands, farmlands, vineyards and historic towns. Every day during the walk you’re guaranteed scenic views and local gastronomic delights. This section requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights.
Starting in Ourense and reaching the city of Santiago de Compostela, this section of the Camino runs through both farmland and the green low mountains of Galicia. As you approach the final destination of the Way of Saint James you can feel the buzz and appeal it has created over the centuries, as the rich heritage evidenced in the chapels, crosses, and statues linked to the Camino can be seen every day during the walk to you final stop.
Beginning in the walled Galician city of Lugo, this section of the Camino Primitivo meets the Camino Frances in Melide, where both routes then finishes in Santiago de Compostela. You will walk through heavily forested rural Galicia, witnessing the Roman influence on Spain’s roads and bridges. You will also experience the culture typical in the north-west of Spain, before finishing your trip in the iconic city of Santiago.
Traditionally, English and Irish pilgrims arrived by sea at the port town of Ferrol. The English Way starts by following the rugged hilly coastline, then moves inland to the lush, wooded countryside. Passing through the mediaeval village of Betanzos is like travelling back in time with its hill-perched marketplace. It is quieter than other routes so for those trying to get away from the more popular French Way, the Camino Ingles presents a great alternative to reach Santiago and get your pilgrim certificate within a week.
Welcome to the remarkable Last 100km of the Camino de Invierno, leading pilgrims from the picturesque town of Monforte de Lemos, known as the capital of the Ribeira Sacra wine-making region, to the sacred destination of Santiago de Compostela. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Ribeira Sacra region, where natural landscapes harmonise with a rich tapestry of archaeological wonders. Here, pilgrims can marvel at an extraordinary collection of Romanesque religious buildings, making it the epitome of Europe's Romanesque heritage. Upon completing the Last 100km of the Camino de Invierno, you will be eligible to receive your Camino Pilgrim Certificate at the prestigious Pilgrim Office in Santiago.

The last stage of the famous French Way is the most popular route with most pilgrims. Departing from Sarria, you will cross the beautiful mountainous landscapes of Galicia and marvel at Santiago de Compostela as you enter the city to claim your certificate of completion, or Compostela, upon arrival at the Cathedral This can be completed in 6 days of walking with your furry best friend at your side.


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