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  • Marta Pomati...

    Marta Pomati...

    "This time, I'm walking along alone and I'm not well physically, which is why it's so hard for me to walk the Way..."

  • Roger Dubief and Lucie

    Roger Dubief and Lucie...

    "The Way of St. James is a special experience because of what we are, not what we do in life..."

  • David Kurten

    David Kurten...

    "When I walk four or five days, with only my backpack, I feel the peace and quiet of nature..."

  • Gabriela Ayestarán, Pilar Miranda and Andrea Torroba

    Gabriela Ayestarán, Pilar Miranda and Andrea Torroba

    "On the Way you learn a lot and it enables you to distance yourself from life forever. The atmosphere is incredible..."

  • Darvy Scott

    Darvy Scott

    "Walking the Way, I found an inner peace that comes out, and you realise you're completely in agreement with what you're doing..."

  • Adela González, Fernando Piedrafita and Fernandito

    Adela González, Fernando Piedrafita and Fernandito

    "When you get to Santiago, you are happy to have arrived, but you feel sorry because you've finished..."

  • Carlos Calafell Brucart and Carlos

    Carlos Calafell Brucart and Carlos

    "And the first time I did it, I realized what a person can do if you try..."

  • Joaquín Ibáñez

    Joaquín Ibáñez

    "I'm 60 years old, the fatigue takes its toll and my feet hurt, and maybe I'm a bit inconsistent, so I always intend to finish the Camino..."

  • Lidia Cuasés and Antonia Campos

    Lidia Cuasés and Antonia Campos

    "Antonia encouraged me, I got curious and came to see. My intention is to meditate, but it is not easy..."

  • Lola and Javier

    Lola and Javier

    "This time it was an opportunity to learn more about Lola. To live an experience on the edge, but of a certain harshness..."

  • David Domínguez

    David Domínguez

    "There are very hard times, too. Last year my bike broke down three times, and I was on the verge of walking away..."

  • Marie Danielle and Marie Pierre

    Marie Danielle and Marie Pierre

    "The Way is an experience of simplicity and joy, communion with nature and with all the faces or beings that live in my heart..."

St. James Way...

Route of the Sea of Arousa and River Ulla

This sea route reaches Santiago entering the Ría de Arousa (estuary of Arousa), widest of the Rías Baixas, and sailing up the River Ulla.


From Aguiño and Ribeira to Rianxo on the north shore, and from O Grove to Carril on the south bank, sailing boats and rowing boats, and today motor boats too, work the estuary to supply us with the very best seafood and fish. From the island of Cortegada onwards, there are a series of cruceiros placed on islets or on the shores of the Ulla estuary, marking the Way, passing the mythical Torres de Oeste in Catoira and the unspoilt area of the Brañas de Laíño, until reaching Padrón and from here, going on to Compostela.

Padrón is a modern town, which according to the legend, is the spot where the boat containing the remains of the Apostle Saint James from Jerusalem moored. The boat was tied to a stone,  “O Pedrón”, in reality a Roman altar which can be seen below the altar of the church of Santiago. Padrón, with the name of Iria Flavia, was one of the great Roman metropolises of Galicia. There are also reminders of Saint James at the Fuente de Santiago and in Santiaguiño do Monte, where a hermitage and some megalithic remains remind us of the first preaching of the Apostle.

This sea route was also followed by the Portuguese, who were overjoyed to be following the exact route taken by the disciples who brought the relics of Saint James 


My trip

A miña viaxe

Preparing the trip...

Stores all necessary information to organize your trip: museums, monuments, attractions, lodgings, restaurants...

Once you do, you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations

During the trip...

Already enjoying Galicia, here you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations

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After the trip

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