Embark on an enriching pilgrimage along Spain's Camino de Santiago. Traverse captivating landscapes, immerse in local culture, and conquer challenges, ending in a triumphant arrival at Santiago de Compostela.

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18-24 September 2024



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The Difference You'll Make

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Embarking on the Orana Camino de Santiago 2024 is no easy feat, but the cause will drive you through the long trails and memorable days. Funds raised on this journey will go towards our Homes For The Homeless campaign to build The Foyer for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The help doesn’t end with just a roof over their heads, we will also provide wrap around support such as personal mentoring, coaching and access to opportunities needed for young people to lead fulfilling, independent and productive lives.

Each young person assisted by Orana Support, required case-by-case management. Every case worker is trained on a Trauma Informed Case Management model, to offer holistic support when people are facing the reality of homelessness. The young people who end up supported by Orana Support are usually unable to rely on the assistance of family. Orana Support accommodation provides young people with support and reliable help with their next phase of life. The Orana Support team is multi-skilled and qualified personnel, client focus, collaborative, respectful and inclusive of diversity and cultural awareness.

You will walk the Camino de Santiago knowing that your effects, and experiences, will raise the awareness and funds needed to take Orana Support Services to the next stage of growth.

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How it works


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Pay only $475 upfront to secure your place and pay the remaining balance in flexible instalments.

Cancel up to 90 days before travel with no penalty. For more details, see our FAQs.

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Make a difference

Commit to raising the minimum fundraising target and make a positive difference to worthwhile causes.

You'll be supported by our team of fundraising experts to reach and exceed your fundraising goals.


Be part of a team

Join like-minded travellers, and representatives from the charity, all united in their adventurous spirit and commitment to making a positive impact in the world. Make lifelong friends during a shared challenge experience.

Trip notes

Day 1, Wednesday, 18th September 2024: Arrive in Sarria

Day 1, Wednesday, 18th September 2024: Arrive in Sarria

Welcome to Spain! Your adventure begins in Sarria in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. This autonomous corner of the country has its own language, cuisine and culture, distinct from the rest of Spain, but is perhaps most famous for being the home of Santiago de Compostela, the finishing point of the Camino de Santiago. Over the next week, you will be walking the final 100km of this iconic and world-renowned pilgrimage. A briefing will take place at 6pm this evening where you’ll meet up with your local guide and the rest of your team. After your meeting, you may like to head out to a local restaurant for your first foray into the exciting world of Galician cuisine.

Accommodation: Pension

Meals: None

Day 2, Thursday, 19th September 2024: Sarria to Portomarin

Day 2, Thursday, 19th September 2024: Sarria to Portomarin

It’s time to hit the road! Kicking off from Sarria, we begin on a mostly asphalt path through beautiful countryside, passing forests of chestnut and oak trees, small farms, villages and wheat fields. You may like to stop for a breather at the Santiago de Barbadelo or the church of San Fiz de Reimondez – your guide will be on hand to share historical facts and interesting tidbits about the highlights you pass on your journey. Some of the little farms you pass will be selling lovely fresh produce like jams, bread and cheeses – perfect snacks to keep you going! After around 4.5 hours of walking (excluding stops), we finish up for the day in the delightful town of Portomarin. An excellent spot to recharge your batteries, the town features an inviting array of restaurants and lovely views of the Embalse de Belesar lake. 

Trekking Distance: 22km

Accommodation: Hotel (3 star)

Meals: B

Day 3, Friday, 20th September 2024: Portomarin to Palas de Rei

Day 3, Friday, 20th September 2024: Portomarin to Palas de Rei

Much of today’s route is along a gravel path alongside the road with little traffic, often cutting through gorgeous Galician forests and fields. We walk through the rural Monterroso region and pass by the little villages of Gonzar, Ligonde and Castromaior. There will be stalls along the way selling fruit, snacks and cold drinks, plus plenty of places to stop for a sit-down meal or a coffee. Around halfway, we climb a gradual hill to Sierra de Ligonde, followed by a gentle descent. Today’s trek wraps up in Palas de Rei, an interesting town dotted with historical buildings and Romanesque architecture. This evening, prepare for a real treat as we get up close and personal with one of Galicia’s most mystical and celebrated specialties. The Queimada, or “fire drink” has its roots in Galicia’s Celtic past, and is made with the liqueur orujo, lemon, and coffee beans, which is then set alight and said to ward off evil spirits. Not only is the result delicious, watching it come together is quite the show! 

Trekking Distance: 25km

Accommodation: Pension

Meals: B

Day 4, Saturday, 21st September 2024: Palas de Rei to Arzua

Day 4, Saturday, 21st September 2024: Palas de Rei to Arzua

Get ready for your longest day on this stretch of the Camino de Santiago, covering the distance from Palas de Rei to Arzua. Today’s terrain is undulating asphalt, so prepare for some ups and downs. First, we walk to the town of Melide – home to around 9000 people, this is one of the most populated spots on your journey. Melide is renowned for its fantastic food, specialising in polbo a feira, a flavoursome octopus dish. You and your group will gather together in Melide to tuck into a traditional polbo a feira lunch, which you may like to follow up with some melindres, mini glazed doughnuts popular in Melide. After lunch, we hit the road and continue the final stretch of today’s journey, crossing the Iso River and navigating a series of short but steep slopes. On arrival in Arzua, be sure to ask your guide about the revered cheese made in this region – definitely a must-try while here!

Trekking Distance: 29km

Accommodation: Private apartment

Meals: B L

Day 5, Sunday, 22nd September 2024: Arzua to O Pedrouzo

Day 5, Sunday, 22nd September 2024: Arzua to O Pedrouzo

This morning we depart Arzua and reach a split in the path, where the right follows the main road, and the left cuts through shady forest. As the saying goes, the road less travelled is often the most rewarding, so we’ll veer left and enjoy a day of peaceful strolling, mostly through endearing forests and past little villages and farms – this is some of the most wonderful scenery on the whole Camino de Santiago. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way to stop and fuel up. As we draw closer to O Pedrouzo, your base for the evening, pass by the Fountain of Santa Irene, the water from which was said to cure diseases of crops and illnesses of children.

Trekking Distance: 20km

Accommodation: Pension

Meals: B

Day 6, Monday, 23rd September 2024: O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

Day 6, Monday, 23rd September 2024: O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

Gear up for our final day of walking, with each step taking us closer to the awe-inspiring Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. We begin by walking through dense green forest – with no cars or houses around, you may like to take this time to quietly reflect on all you’ve achieved over the past week. Next, we follow a long stretch of road between Lavacolla and Monte do Gozo, then swap out rural landscapes for urban as we walk the final 5km. We’ll hear the sounds of Galician bagpipes welcoming us to the cathedral, marking the end of our journey along the Camino de Santiago, a truly massive accomplishment. Present your stamped pilgrim passport and receive your Camino certificate, proof that you have walked the 100km to Santiago de Compostela. On arrival, we’ll pay a visit to the Museum of Pilgrimage to learn about the history of the Camino de Santiago and other places of pilgrimage across the world. This evening, why not treat yourself to a final dinner with the group in town – you’ve earned it!

Trekking Distance: 20km

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: B

Day 7, Tuesday, 24th September 2024: Depart Santiago de Compostela

Day 7, Tuesday, 24th September 2024: Depart Santiago de Compostela

With no activities planned for today and the walking done and dusted, your adventure comes to an end after breakfast this morning, leaving you with memories to last a lifetime.

Meals: B

Includes: Transfers as per itinerary • Accommodation in pensions and 3 star hotels, based on twin-share • Meals as per itinerary • Local English-speaking guide • Entrance fees as per itinerary • Pilgrim Passport

Doesn’t Include:Airfares • Airport transfers • Travel insurance (compulsory) • Visas • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages • Tips and gratuities

Santiago de Camino

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Discover historical landmarks like Santiago de Barbadelo, the church of San Fiz de Reimondez, with the trail ending at the grand Santiago de Compostela
  • Experience the cuisines like a local, sample fresh local produce and snacks from little farms along the way
  • Traverse Spanish countryside trails through forests, villages, farms
  • Raise funds that enable more emergency housing and practical support to Australians at risk of homelessness

Frequently asked questions

Can't find the answer to your question? Get in touch via email (info@inspiredadventure.com.au) or phone (1300 905 188). We’re always here to help!

About the adventure

How challenging is this adventure?

This adventure is ranked 4/5. While no extensive trekking experience is required prior to registering, our adventures are specifically designed for people who are relatively fit and willing to train. The Camino trek is a physical challenge, involving trekking approximately 116 kilometres over 5 days. The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the experience. 

You will be well supported on the adventure, with the guides and your team all cheering you on. You are free to move at your own pace and we will take frequent breaks.

How many people will be on my adventure? 

We believe small group travel is better for the planet, and better for you. Our adventures average between 10 - 20 participants, connected by their commitment to the greater good.

Can I join an Inspired Adventure on my own?

Of course, most people do! Throughout your adventure journey, we will connect you with your fellow adventurers so you can get to know each other before you hit the road.

What is the general age range of participants?

The minimum age for this adventure is 18, however younger ages are considered on application. We have had participants aged 16–84+ take part in our challenges, all united by their sense of philanthropy and adventure.

Who is Inspired Adventures?

Orana Support Service has partnered with Inspired Adventures to bring you this adventure of a lifetime. Over the last 19 years, Inspired Adventures has taken over 7,000 people, just like you, on adventures all around the world, raising over $45 million for important causes. When you choose to travel with Inspired Adventures and Orana Support Service, you can be confident you’re in the best hands.

Fitness and training

How do I train for this adventure? 

We will provide you with information on how to prepare for your adventure when you register. In addition, we recommend that you consult your GP and a personal trainer to develop a training plan that will prepare you for the challenge.

As part of your training, we recommend making use of your free time to complete several day hikes. You should aim to be able to walk in hilly terrain for 6-8 hours comfortably and get up and do it again the next day.

It is sensible to start training as early as possible before you go on your trek.


What is the accommodation like? 

Accommodation on this adventure is twin-share in 1-3 star hotels and country cottages (pensions). Some of the hotels, particularly in small towns, are older buildings and may not have amenities like lifts. Hotels and cottages will have modern and clean amenities with toilet paper provided. 

Will I be sharing accommodation?

Accommodation on this adventure is based on twin-share. You will be paired with a teammate of the same gender and, whenever possible, age group. Single rooms are available at an additional cost and subject to availability.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we stay together?

Absolutely! If you’re travelling with a friend, please make note of this and we will pair you together.

What to expect

I have dietary requirements, will I be catered for? 

Of course, we will happily arrange for any dietary requirements you’ve noted during booking to be catered for. Please advise your local guide on Day 1 as well. You will be fed very well while you’re on the adventure, but if you have a very specific dietary requirement or severe allergies, often it’s best to pack some extra things as back-up.

What happens if there is a medical emergency?

Providing the safest possible environment is our highest priority and we have an outstanding safety record. All Inspired Adventures guides are first aid trained and well-equipped to handle any medical emergencies.


How do I fundraise?

Never fundraised before? Not sure where to start? No worries, we don’t expect you to do it alone. You will have regular support from the Inspired Adventures fundraising team, who will help you make a fundraising plan to meet your target. Alongside personalised coaching, we will also send you lots of ideas and resources on how to fundraise. From online fundraising to trivia nights, to bake sales and out-of-the-box ideas, we have years and years of tried and tested tips to make your fundraising a success.

What happens if I don’t meet my fundraising target? 

It’s normal to worry you won’t meet your fundraising target, but we know you can do it. In fact, with the support of Inspired Adventures, almost everyone goes on to raise far more than they imagined. 

By registering for the adventure, you agree to raise the minimum fundraising amount specified. Like you, we are looking to make a significant impact for our charity partners, so the goal is for each person to have met their fundraising target before departure. If you fail to raise the minimum fundraising target by this time, we will review the situation on a case-by-case basis.

I’m travelling with a friend, can we fundraise together? 

Absolutely! Fundraising with a friend is a great idea. Just remember the fundraising target is per person, so you will each need to meet the minimum fundraising goal to participate. We know you can do it.

Will the funds raised go directly to Orana Support Service? 

Yes, all of your fundraising will go directly to Orana Support Service. Only the travel costs are payable to Inspired.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

The funds raised for Orana Support Service are tax-deductible (conditions apply).

Payments, cancellations and refunds

How much does it cost to participate in this adventure?

The total cost to participate in this adventure is $2,980.

In addition, you are also committing to raising $3,500 (per person) for Orana Support Service.

What happens if I need to cancel?

If you find yourself unable to attend, please notify us as soon as possible.

  • Cancellation within 5 days of registration will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to departure will receive a full refund minus the $950 deposit.
  • Cancellations within 90 days of departure will receive no refund. Where applicable, we can provide assistance in making a travel insurance claim.

Travel insurance and visas

Do I need to have insurance?

Travel insurance is required for international travel to cover cancellation, hospital, emergency evacuation and lost luggage. We recommend purchasing your policy as soon as possible. It is up to you to ensure you have fully comprehensive travel insurance and you will need to share these details with our team before departure. For more information, please visit www.inspiredadventures.com.au/travel-insurance-information.

Do I need a visa to travel to Spain?

Australian passport holders do not require a visa to enter Spain. For the most current requirements, refer to the Smartraveller website.


All information is subject to change and will be confirmed upon your registration.

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