Today’s stage begins with a dilemma as two alternatives are presented. Choosing will not be easy, but whatever decision you make, we assure you that you will get it right.
The official route through San Xil is 18.1 km to Sarria, during which you will pass through lush forests of chestnut, oak and birch trees and small villages with hardly any services. Undoubtedly the best option if you want to enjoy a fully rural day.
A little longer is the Camino through the variant of Samos, which has 25 km to the end of the stage. As it is a secondary route, a large part of the journey is by road until you reach Samos, where you will find its spectacular monastery, one of the most important in Galicia.
Once in Sarria, you can enjoy the pilgrim atmosphere of the town by strolling through the cobbled streets of the old town, or relaxing on the Malecón promenade in one of its riverside terraces. Sarria, a place of ancient population, will allow you to make several cultural visits to its various heritage elements, ranging from prehistoric times to the present day.