Galicia has retained numerous historic paths that have allowed people to travel across these lands since the times of the most ancient cultures. This programme promotes Galicia’s paths by revealing the natural setting of our community step by step... sharing the feelings down time of those who have walked these routes. Coastal paths along the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, riverside paths through historic areas – Ribeiro, Riberia Sacra - leafy woodlands, vineyards and meadows..., these are the photos that the traveller will take away with them, the great diversity of Galicia’s scenery. Guided tours with specialised experts offer an insight into the culture and traditions of the people, and a view of the challenges and hopes for the future. This is a journey into feelings: feel the sea breeze or the dew on the meadow and enjoy the flavours of these lands from the best local gastronomy after the rewarding activity.
That is why we invite you to take the challenge to discover, from a spa, the most spectacular Historic Atlantic Paths around the Way of St. James. A very complete week in which, in addition to a journey through history and nature – delving back to the times of the Celts or the Middle Ages – you will be able to relax with the treatments we offer at the Laias and Arnoia Spas, and savour the best dishes from Galicia’s gastronomy.
The 6 night/7 day programme includes a boat trip along the coast to visit one of the rafts where the renowned Rias Baixas mussels are farmed, with a chance to taste them on the way, followed by a seafood lunch in the town of O Grove.
DAY 2. Ourense Route
Breakfast at the Spa / Transfer to the start of the "Loria-Santome-Miño River Route" / Visit to the cathedral of Ourense / Transfer to the Spa / Lunch at the Spa / Treatments at the Spa / Dinner at the Spa / Accommodation
This route runs along the banks of the rivers Lonia and Miño, with a stop at the Celtic site at Santomé, about 15 Km. It ends with a visit to the Historic Old Town of Ourense, the hot water As Burgas springs, the Cathedral and the Roman Bridge.
DAY 3. Ribeira Sacra Route
Breakfast at the Spa / Transfer to Loureiro for the Ribeira Sacra Route / Lunch at a typical restaurant / Visit to the monasteries of Santo Estevo and San Pedro de Rocas and to a winery and the historic town of Castro Caldelas / Transfer to the Spa / Dinner at the Spa / Accommodation
This route runs for 15 kilometres through a woodland area of the Ribeira Sacra, between Loureiro and Cabezoás, with spectacular views of the Sil Canyon from its viewpoints. There are visits to the monasteries of San Estevo, San Pedro de Rocas and the town of Castro Caldelas, as well as to a winery for a tasting.
DAY 4. Ribeiro Route
Breakfast at the Spa / Transfer to the start of the Avia route at O Ribeiro / Lunch at a typical restaurant (Carballiño), specialised in local style octopus "a feira" / Transfer to the Spa / Treatments at the Spa / Dinner at the Spa / Accommodation
This 15-km path runs through the vineyards of the Ribeiro district near to the River Avia, between Pazos de Arenteiro and Beade. The trip includes a visit to Ribadavia, the capital of Ribeiro, a tasting at a winery where they make the local wine and lunch of octopus in Carballiño.
DAY 5. Stone and Water Route
Breakfast at the Spa / Transfer to the Armenteira Convent for the Stone and Water Route to Cambados / Trip in catamaran from O Grove (with mussel tasting) / Lunch in O Grove (Seafood) / Visit to Pontevedra / Transfer to the Spa / Dinner at the Spa / Accommodation
This 7-kilometre path starts at the Monastery of Armenteira and descends to the town of Cambados, passing through several Galician seaside towns. The trip includes a boat trip in the estuary of Arousa with a food tasting. There is also a visit to Pontevedra, the capital of the Rias Baixas area.
DAY 6. Santiago Route
Breakfast at the Spa / Transfer to Santiago for the Santiago Route / Lunch in Santiago / Visit to Santiago de Compostela / Transfer to the Spa / Dinner at the Spa / Accommodation
This 10-kilometre path forms a part of the Camino de Finisterre, one of the Ways of St. James to Santiago and runs along the banks of the River Sarela. The trip includes a visit to the city of Santiago and its Cathedral and a typical lunch at a restaurant in the historic old town.
DAY 7. BREAKFAST AND CHECK OUT
6 nights accommodation in standard double room.
Full board regime.
Free use of thermal pools.
Load of bath robe and towel.
Steam Bath/Finnish Sauna.
Partial relax massage.
Programme price per person in double standard room: 715 €
Programme price per person in individual room: 834 €
A 25% discount will be applied to a la carte spa services, except beauty treatments and medical check-ups. Services contracted directly at the Spa.
Special program for groups of 15-25 people.