Is it possible to do the Camino de Santiago in one week? This is a very common question among future pilgrims who have limited time to live this experience. If you fall into this group, we have good news for you. Yes, it is possible to do the Camino in one week, enjoy its magic and also obtain the precious Compostela. In this article we review what they are the different options and starting points available for a seven-day tour:

French Way from Sarria.

It is the route par excellence , the most demanded and acclaimed route by pilgrims. According to the data collected by the Pilgrim’s Assistance Office, every year more than 150,000 pilgrims choose this ancient route. But… what makes this road so popular?

From Sarria we will cover the last 110 kilometers of the French Way . A distance that is usually divided into 5 stages of approximately 20-25 kilometers per day where we can enjoy the splendor of rural Galicia with its lush forests and historic villages such as Portomarín, Melide or Arzúa among others.

The high existing demand makes it the route with the greatest offer and the best quality in the services offered to the pilgrim. Every few kilometres you will find bars and restaurants where you can rest and recharge your batteries to continue on your way. There is a wide range of accommodation to suit everyone from budget backpackers to those looking for top quality hotels.

If it’s your first time on the trail you won’t have to worry about signage. Every few meters you will find one of the features YELLOW ARROWS that will guide you to Santiago. And last but not least it is worth mentioning the pilgrim atmosphere you will find. If you are looking to meet new people and share this experience with other pilgrims this is your route.

Three pilgrims on the road