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DISTANCE

70 miles

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DURATION

7 days

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LEVEL

Medium

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ROUTE

Sarria - Santiago

  • Welcome packet
  • 24/7 support

From: $ 849
$799

Last 100 Km: Sarria - Santiago

Last 100Km French route map

Sarria is a great starting point as it is a large town and has everything you need to set out on your journey. This route will take you 70 miles (115 km) along the French route in the Galician region, through green landscapes and lush forests to Santiago during a five-day walk. It is a great route to become acquainted with the Camino. This trip makes you eligible to obtain your Compostela certificate when you arrive in Santiago.

  • TOUR TYPE: Self-guided
  • DATES AVAILABLE: Year-round
  • ACTIVITY: Walking tour
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: Bed & Breakfast, hotels & Rural Houses
  • TRANSPORTATION: None
hotels on el camino
Authentic Accommodations

From family-owned B&Bs in the smaller villages to hotels in the larger towns, all accommodations are carefully selected to ensure they are comfortable, private and provide an authentic Camino experience. You will have your own private bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.

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Meals

Breakfast is included with your hotel reservations. Pilgrim breakfasts offer an assortment of delicious local products to prepare you for your walk. Our welcome packet includes recommendations on what to try for your main meals and where to stop. Prefer arranged meals? Add an optional dinners-included package to your tour.

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Lugagge Transfer

Travel light on the trail and leave your bag at your hotel when you leave every morning and we will transfer it to your next hotel for you. Live the pilgrimage experience comfortably.

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive in Sarria

You will arrive at Sarria by your own means on day 1 (transfers available upon request). Take the opportunity to visit the sights like the Monastery-Convent of la Magdalena and perhaps do some shopping for some last minute pilgrim items. Get a feel for this beautiful town by taking a stroll through the riverfront and enjoying delicious food sitting on one of many terraces along the river while you rest in anticipation of your first walking day.

Day 2. Sarria - Portomarín (14 mi)
Sarriá is strategically placed just over the 100Km mark away from Santiago which is the minimum distance eligible for the completion certificate (Compostela). It is the ideal starting place for new Camino walkers. The day starts at one of the most beautiful oak groves in El Camino. Along the way, you will see Romanesque building remains, rustic crossings and a medieval bridge together with several historical sites like the church of Santiago de Barbadelo or the church of San Fiz de Reimondez. As you reach the end of the stage you will cross over the Miño river.
Day 3. Portomarín - Palas de Rei (16 mi)
Portomarín dates back to the Roman invasion of Spain and was an important stop along the route in the Middle Ages. You can visit its 13th century church and see the ancient roman bridge when the river runs low. This stage will take you through the region of Monterroso and Palas de Rei, crossing renowned villages like Gonzar, Castromaior (with its famous Castro) and Ligonde.
Day 4. Palas de Rei - Arzúa (18 mi)
During this stage you will leave the Lugo province and enter A Coruña, where Santiago de Compostela is located. This stage goes through Melide, an important town where both the Northern Camino and the Camino Primitivo merge with the French. The route is a mix of well conserved and repaired trails together with some more abrupt sections. As we near the end of the stage you will find several short, but demanding slopes. You will cross the Iso river and reach the village of Ribadiso while walking through some of the most spectacular scenery in el Camino. At the end of the day you will reach Arzúa, where you should take some time to try the renowned cheese varieties from this region (Arzúa-Ulloa).
Day 5. Arzúa - O Pedrouzo (12 mi)
After our stay in Arzúa, where you can visit the Convent of Mary Magdalen and the parochial church of Santiago, we'll get our pilgrim passports stamped and head out to the town of O Pedrouzo. This stage takes you through quiet forest paths with eucalyptus groves between villages that are so small with houses so spread out that it is hard to tell where one village ends and the next one begins. The scenery is one of the most beautiful throughout el Camino. Towards the end of the stage, we will visit the chapel and fountain of St Irene, built in the Baroque style.
Day 6: O Pedrouzo / Santiago de Compostela (12 mi)
Ready with anticipation as this is the final stage of the journey on the Camino, some pilgrims eager to reach their final goal in Santiago usually make it through this stage pretty fast. Other pilgrims, sad to see their wonderful time on the Camino coming to an end, choose to take it easy through the leaf covered paths. Monte de Gozo (Hill of Joy) is the first place from where you can see the spires in Santiago's Cathedral. After that, you will arrive in Santiago where you can visit the famous Obradoiro square, the Cathedral and have a chance to hug the apostle.
Day 7: Santiago de Compostela

Your Camino adventure ends after breakfast today. Enjoy your morning in Santiago and visit the many landmarks around the city, or take the opportunity to attend the pilgrim's mass if you didn't had time the day before. Don't forget to stop by the pilgrim's office to request your Compostela.

If you would like to extend your tour with other activities, like a guided tour of Santiago, a day trip to Finisterre or a transfer to the airport, let us know when you make your reservation and we'll arrange them for you. Congratulations, you did it!

  • pilgrim walking along the camino
  • view of ribadiso before entering the town
  • pilgrim depositing rock on a Camino mile marker
  • church of st Nicholas of Portomarin
  • monument at Monte do Gozo
  • almond Santiago cake
  • cathedral of Santiago
  • Private accommodations (6 nights)
  • VAT included
  • Information packet
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag, 45 lbs)
  • Pilgrim's Credential
  • * Tour prices listed are per person, in double occupancy accommodations.
  • See OPTIONAL tab for individual supplement and other add-ons for your trip
  • SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT: $215
  • HALF-BOARD SUPPLEMENT(6 dinners): $170
  • TRANSFERS: Request a quote at checkout
  • AIRFARE: Request a quote at checkout
$799

Our self-guided caminos include:

24/7 Support: We understand that setting out on your own to walk on a foreign country can seem like a challenge, specially when walking on a trail. No need to worry! We provide a local emergency number where you will be able to reach us 24/7.

Information packet: Our complete welcome packet includes your pilgrim credential, maps for the walk, directions to your hotels, instructions for your luggage transfers, and all the information you need for your camino.

Expert Service: As the U.S.-based Camino specialist, we know that you have specific expectations and concerns. Our team brings you unparalleled knowledge of Spain and a unique perspective on how to approach the trip and ensure you have a wonderful experience.

Flexibility: Our trips are not one-size fits all. We offer multiple add-ons to our self-guided tours, from dinner packages to airport or inter-city transfers and extra hotel nights. Just let us know. We're here to support you on your quest.