Day 32 Arzua to Santiago de Compostela

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Arzua to Santiago de Compostela MapDay 32 Arzua to Santiago de Compostela – 38.7km

This is a very long day and if you walk this whole day into Santiago it is likely you will drop in your accommodation and not move again, while your mind will want to get out and see Santiago, the cathedral, and other pilgrims you have met along the way.  Because of this many decide to stop after 33km at Monte del Gozo, known as Mount of Joy, as this was the first place where it was possible to view the holy city of Santiago.  There is a huge hostel at Monte del Gozo with modern faculties.

However if you have only started walking at Sarria it is better to stop further back at perhaps Arca where there are lots of sleeping places in the large hostels.

As with the previous few days there are lots of villages and towns along the way for food and water.

If you decide to walk to Monte del Gozo it will take about 7hrs at about 5km per hr, which is not slow, or about 8hs at 4km per hr – which is more like my usual hill walking pace when taking it easy.  This is a hard day if you walk the whole day with an elevation gain of nearly 700 meters over the day.

Underfoot the path is easy.

Arzua to Santiago de Compostela Elevation Map

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