Spain 8 Day Primitive Way Lugo – Santiago De Compostela

Durartion: 8 Days

Price: From $717 (excluding flights)

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The Primitive Way is the oldest Camino de Santiago trail.

It runs from the city of Oviedo in Asturias to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, a distance of approximately 370km. The Primitive Way is the original Camino route as it is was the path taken by the first reported pilgrim, King of Asturias, Alfonso II when he went to visit the newly discovered tombstone of the apostle St James in the 9th century.

The section from Lugo takes in the final 100kms, through the provinces of Lugo and A Corunna, into Santiago de Compostela and merges with the French way in the village of Melide, famous for its octopus.

This 8 day trip is ideal for those who would like to end the Camino in Santiago de Compostela but want to start in a different place to the popular town of Sarria on the French Way. This trail offers beautiful scenery and the experience of travelling through relatively remote areas. Please note this is a hilly section with plenty of ups and downs but it allows for a relaxed pace with average daily distances of 20km.

As part of this eight day Primitive Way walking holiday, you’ll find featured seven nights in comfortable 2 and 3 star accommodation with breakfasts as well as luggage transportation between accommodation. Don’t forget to bring a day pack and refillable water bottle. Around-the-clock emergency assistance is also included which adds confidence to the walking route notes that cover landmarks, distances and things to see over the course of five days walking.



Day 1 – Arrival day to Lugo

Day 2 – Lugo to Ferreira (26.5km)

Day 3 – Ferreira to Melide (20km)

Day 4 – Melide to Arzúa (14.5km)

Day 5 – Arzúa to O Pedrouzo (18.5km)

Day 6 – O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela (20.5km)

Day 7 – Free day in Santiago de Compostela

Day 8 – Departure day from Santiago de Compostela

 Total Distance 100km



Mid Season

April (excluding Easter), May, June, September and & October

Price €595 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €210

High Season

Easter, July & August  

Price €625 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €245



  • Add Airport Transfers
  • Upgrade to Luxury accommodation at the end of your Camino in the 5 star Parador in Santiago
  • Add a Guided Day Trip to the Galician coast to visit Finisterre and Muxia
  • Add a Massage Treatment at the end of your walk

If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from/back to the airport.



Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to the end of October. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.



For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at


At a glance:

  • 7 nights in 2 or 3 star Hotels/Rural Houses/Rural Pensiones
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies

Quote of the day:

“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.”

Henry Miller