From October 5-15, students enrolled in the University of Virginia in Valencia Program will have the chance to wall part of St. James’ Way (Camino de Santiago) with us.

We start at Ponferrada (León), and for ten days, walk through the regions of Castille and Galicia, winding up in Santiago de Compostela, where the journey ends and the memories begin: memories stored up during our days of hiking, that will stay with us for many years.

“The Camino is not only about reaching Santiago, but also about the journey itself”.

On out trip, we will experience the architecture, the history, the food, and the culture…, forged over more than 12 centuries by all the pilgrims who, out of devotion, penitence or for other reasons, have made this way their own personal way of learning, of searching, of bonding friendships, of sacrifice.


You don’t hace to be an athlete to walt the Camino, just be in good physical condition. This menas than you are able to walk for 7 or 8 hours without many problems (getting tired is not a problem: everybody’s tired after walking for 7 hours!). Even the most veteran trekkers or runners at some point along the Camino end up with blisters, since it’s all part of walking the Camino.

It’s important to read the itinerary where it explaons: where you are goint to sleed, daily kilometer coverage, necessaty things to pack, and then decide wherher or not you are ready to walk 220km. in 10 days, with a loaded backpack on your shoulders.

If you’re interested you can get more information at: camsantiago@uvavalencia.org

There are a limited number of spots, so if you’re interested, sign up now! Students who are accepted on the trip will be selected from this signup list, strictly on a first-come-first-serve basis ultil the group is full.

Come along with us, and we’ll have a great time. The Camino de Santiago is a unique experience: days of hiking will make your body fell in tune with nature. We’ll se spectacular views; take in beautiful works of Roamensque architecture; enjoy the hospitality of “other kinds” of people who we’ll meet every day along the Way. No matter what your reason is for doing the Camino, in the end it will become a process of self-renovation that will make you look at life from a new angle.

One thing is for sure, and thatis you’ll never forget the days you spent on the Camino.





Departure: Thursday  – October 5 from Valencia towats León


1st Stage, Friday – October 6:
Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo  23,32km.

2nd Stage, Saturday – October 7:
Villafranca del Bierzo – O. Cebreiro  29.73km.

3rd Stage, Sunday – October 8:
O. Cebreiro – Triacastela  21,69km.

4th  Stage, Monday – October 9:
Triacastela – Sarria  24,50km.

5th Stage, Tuesday – October 10:
Sarria – Portomarin  22,75 km.

6th Stage, Wednesday – October 11:
Portomarin – Palas de Reí  25,06 km.

7th Stage, Thursday – October 12:
Palas de Reí – Arzua 29,52 km.


You pay the organization just 200.00€ at signup, for the transportation. Each participant will pay out remaining expenses on a daily basis of the trail.

Minimum: 3 people.

Payment period from March 1st to September 5th.

Contact person: Vicente Villanueva. camsantiago@uvavalencia.org


8th Stage, Friday – October 13:
Arzua – Pedrouzo 19,20 km.

9th Stage, Saturday – October 14:
Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela  19,98 km.

10th Stage, Sunday – October 15:
Return to Valencia.
10:00 a 21:00h.

* The days and time of this trip could be subject to change

  • Transportation by train Valencia – Ponferrada (point of departure); and by train form Santiago de Compostela – Valencia
  • Lodging and meals: We will sleep in pilgrims’ hotels along teh Camino. Approximate DAILY cost for meals per person: 30.00€, for breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodging. This price can vary according to where we spend the night.