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Northern Route on St James Way

Accommodations for Northern Route on St James Way

This is a progressive ride so nights are spent in different locations.

Accommodations will be in small hotels, guesthouses and rural inns along the way - most will have private bathroom facilities.
Free Wi-Fi internet and laundry facilities are available in almost all accommodations on the trail.

North Route Accommodations Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Mondoñedo
Night 2: Hotel in Abadín
Night 3: Hotel in Vilalba
Night 4: Hotel in Friol (horses stay in Baamonde)
Night 5: Hotel in Friol (horses stay in Sobrado dos Monxes)
Night 6: Hotel in Arzua 
Nights 7 & 8: Hotel in Santiago de Compostela

Hotel in Ribadeo
This elegant hotel has 42 guestrooms with a simple décor and modern facilities such as flat-screen TV, private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The hotel also has a small garden, a patio and a lounge.

Hotel in Mondoñedo
This small rural hotel has 17 bedrooms each with a unique décor. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, heating and ensuite bathrooms. There is a small garden with nice views over the surrounding mountains as well as a lounge where guests can relax.

Guesthouse in Abadín
This small guesthouse offers comfortable bedrooms fitted with a TV, private bathroom and free Wi-Fi access. There is also a lounge where guests can meet and chat.

Hotel in Villaba
This hotel offers accommodation in a historic Galician tower and a stone building annex. The rooms are decorated to remind guest of the medieval origins of the complex but all feature modern amenities such as air conditioning, private bathroom, free internet connection and flat-screen TVs. The hotel amenities include a small garden, a wellness center and laundry facilities (extra charge).

Hotel in Friol
This country hotel is set in a building that was built over 200 years ago and that almost completely disappeared until the actual owner decided to save it and transform it into a charming accommodation. Simple natural materials such as wood and stones were used in order to keep the original rustic charm. In total, there are 9 tastefully decorated bedrooms that all come equipped with private facilities, free Wi-Fi access and a TV. Visitors are welcome to relax in the small garden or in the cozy lounges.

Hotel in Arzúa
This small hotel offers 26 elegant bedrooms that all come fitted with a TV, air conditioning, free Wi-Fi access and full private bathroom. It has a small outdoor patio with nice views.

We use one of the following hotels in Santiago de Compostella:
- Option 1: This beautiful hotel is ideally located on a hillside, offering great views over the city. It has a big garden with an outdoor swimming pool and even a small chapel. The rooms are elegantly decorated and all feature air conditioning/heating, a safe, a TV, free Wi-Fi access and an ensuite bathroom.
- Option 2: This modern hotel is offering comfortable and well-designed accommodations, all with air-conditioning, private facilities, a safe box, cable TV, and free WiFi. In addition, the hotel has a small garden with an outdoor swimming pool and a small gym.

Room Occupancy
If we are unable to find another rider to share the room with you, the single supplement fee applies.

All meals are included with this trip and you will have the opportunity to try traditional Galician dishes in local restaurants.

Dietary Restrictions
We can cater to all dietary restrictions with prior notice.

This trip can accommodate special dietary requests.

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Northern Route on St James Way
Tour Code: IT-SPGA01-NR
7 days / 6 nights
Dates : March to October

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: English, Western can be arranged
Horses: Andalusian, Spanish and Arab/Spanish m...
Pace: Moderate with some difficult terrain a...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: Santiago de Compostela
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