Do you have very few days to do the Camino de Santiago but you don’t want to give up the experience? We recommend you to do the French Way from Sarria in only 4 stages. A journey of 6 days and 5 nights in which you will enjoy all the magic of the most famous Jacobean route.

Arrival in Sarria 

Once you have arrived in Sarria on your own and have settled in the accommodation, you can enjoy the pilgrim atmosphere of the village by walking along the cobbled streets of its old area, or relaxing along the promenade of the Malecón on one of its riverside terraces. A day to rest, mentalize and prepare to live an unforgettable experience.

Buen Camino, pilgrims!

Start the journey and discover Sarria in this post!

Sarria – Portomarín

Dificultad LowTiempo estimado 5h 30’Distancia22,75 Km

You will begin your first day as pilgrims with a first stage characterized by the majesty of its forests, rivers and small rural villages surrounded by pastures. You will walk on a comfortable terrain without many unevenness, discovering at your pace some monuments such as the Church of Ferreiros or Barbadelo. You will also find many places where you can refresh yourself and rest. A few kilometres before reaching the end of the stage you will see in the distance the Belesar reservoir, an indicator that you are already reaching the end of your stage, Portomarín.

Portomarín, a town born at the foot of the Miño river, is a place as beautiful as it is peculiar. It is a village that had to be relocated from its original enclave to a higher point in the valley. This is due to the construction of the Belesar reservoir on the river Miño, which caused the flooding of the old enclave of the village. If you have a day with good lighting, you will be able to see the remains of the old Portomarín at the bottom of the river. In this small village you will have the opportunity to enjoy the local gastronomy, relax and be able to rest.

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Etapa Portomarín – Palas de Rei

Dificultad LowTiempo estimado 5h 30’Distancia25 Km

In this stage you will combine road and mountain for 25 kilometers. After climbing some slopes, it will be worth making a small detour on the way to visit the castro Castromaior , a Celtic village that leaves a record of the past of the Galician community. After passing several villages, you can visit the monastery and church of Vilar de Donas, one of the main examples of Romanesque style in the area, which was declared a National Monument in 1931.

In Palas de Rei, you will have all the services, you will only have to worry about resting and discovering the wonders of the town. A place with castrexas roots, Palas de Rei has several archaeological remains such as mámoas, dolmens or castros, witnesses of this culture.

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Etapa Palas de Rei – Arzúa

Dificultad MediumTiempo estimado 7h 30’Distancia28,8 Km

This is the longest stage of the French Way within the Galician community, 29 kilometers separate you from your destination. We recommend taking the stage with calm and enjoying the environment, since it is also one of the most beautiful stretches of the itinerary. Already in the province of A Coruña, dirt roads, lush forests and medieval bridges will guide your way to Santiago de Compostela. All pilgrims must make a stop in Melide, capital of the Galician octopus; in any of its many pulperías you can taste this delicacy of Galician gastronomy.After recovering strength, the last kilometers will not involve much effort and once reached Arzúa you will have the rest of the day to rest body and mind.

Once you arrive in Arzúa, don’t miss the typical cheese they give their name to: Denomination of Origin Arzúa-Ulloa; accompanied by other typical products of the area.

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Arzúa – Santiago de Compostela

Dificultad HighTiempo estimado 12hDistancia40 Km
*Optional Transfer

For those who do not wish to walk the 40 kilometres of this stage, we offer a free taxi service that will pick you up at your accommodation in Arzúa and take you to the small town of Santa Irene, located just 20 kilometres from the Plaza del Obradoiro.

In this last stretch the landscape will be marked by the forest of eucalyptus and oaks. When you arrive at Monte do Gozo, you will discover the reason for the name of this place: the tingling, that pleasant sensation that will invade you when you see from afar the towers of the cathedral, closer and closer. As you descend towards the city, the blisters and fatigue will disappear until they disappear completely in the most magical moment of the entire Way: the entrance to the Plaza del Obradoiro.

You have arrived in Santiago de Compostela, the city where the rain makes magic on the wet stones. After having stamped your credentials in each stage and having collected your Compostelas, after all the effort, it will be time to enjoy the city, you will have earned it. We hope you will enjoy strolling through the historic quarter, enjoying a fresh beer accompanied by a delicious tapa, dancing and singing in a foliada, or trying some of its traditional liqueurs, among a thousand and one things that this small but great city offers.

Santiago de Compostela

This is a day of farewells for many, the end of a road, and why not, the beginning of many. The last day will dawn with a road more in your lives, but not a road of miles, but of experiences, emotions and new friendships, a journey that will project into your lives and help you to continue walking free towards your own goals.

Congratulations pilgrims!

* After leaving the accommodation our services will be over.

You did it! Congratulations pilgrims!


  • 6 days/ 5 nights in the chosen accommodation
  • Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
  • Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
  • Telephone assistance service 24/7
  • Travel assistance insurance
  • Extra night in Santiago: 25 €/pax
  • Single room supplement: 85 €/pax
  • Extra night in Santiago: 70€ double room / 55€ single room
  • Breakfast: 35 €/pax
  • Half Board: 105 €/pax
  • Single room supplement: 110 €/pax
  • Extra night in Santiago: 90€ double room / 70 € single room
  • Breakfast: 40 €/pax
  • Half-Board: 140 €/pax
  • From airport to Sarria: 125 €
  • From Santiago to Sarria: 135 €


  • 175 € pax Private Shelters
  • 285 € pax Hostels and Guesthouses
  • 365 € pax Hotels and Superior Accommodation


Accommodation in Private Shelters

The perfect choice if you are travelling alone, have a small budget or feel like experiencing the Camino 100%. The hostels are the perfect accommodation to meet other pilgrims. They have mixed rooms organized in bunk beds, bathrooms separated by sexes, equipped kitchens, laundry and common areas where you can relax and rest. It is the most authentic experience for this French Way from Sarria in 4 stages.

Accommodation in private hostels and guesthouses

The option most demanded by our pilgrims. If what you are looking for is intimacy and a familiar treatment we recommend this option. Rooms with private bathroom, simple, comfortable and without great luxuries, but very cozy. You can choose between double, double, triple or even quadruple rooms for those who travel with their families. This is our personal recommendation for this French Way from Sarria in 4 stages.

Hotels and high quality accommodation

Do you want a quality bonus? We put at your disposal the best hotels and rural houses in which we assure you the maximum rest and comfort after each stage. You can choose between single, double or triple rooms. Some have a swimming pool, garden and large common areas. A plus of comfort in this French Way from Sarria in 4 stages.