FROM SARRIA TO SANTIAGO 4 STAGES (110 Km)

For those who only have a few days to do the Way of St. James, you’re in luck! We offer you the possibility to do the last 110 kilometres, necessary to get the Compostela, in only four stages. A trip of 6 days and 5 nights in which you will have the opportunity to enjoy all the magic of the most famous Jacobean route, the French Way.

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.

Good Way pilgrims!

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.

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.

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.

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.

THIS TRIP INCLUDES

  • 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
  • PRIVATE SHELTERS
  • Extra night in Santiago: 25 €/pax
  • HOSTELS
  • Single room supplement: 105 €/pax
  • Extra night in Santiago: 35 € double room / 55 € single room
  • Breakfast: 40 €/pax
  • Half Board: 110 €/pax
  • HOTEL OR SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION
  • Single room supplement: 125 €/pax
  • Extra night in Santiago: 45 € double room / 70 € single room
  • Breakfast: 50 €/pax
  • Half-Board: 145 €/pax
  • PRIVATE TRANSFER (CAPACITY 4 pax)
  • From airport to Sarria: 130 €
  • From Santiago to Sarria: 140 €

PRICE

  • 175 € pax Private Shelters
  • 285 € pax Hostels and Guesthouses
  • 400 € pax Hotels and Superior Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION

We offer three options:

Albergues privadosPrivate Shelters 175 €
Hostales y/o pensionesHostels and guesthouses 285 €
Hoteles y alojamiento superiorHotels and sup. accommodation 400 €

* All the accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our clients.

H O T E L

Accommodation in Private Shelters

The rooms are arranged in bunk beds, from 8 to 10 people approximately. The mattresses are of good quality, blankets and disposable cushions are provided.  The bathrooms and showers are divided by gender and the facilities are equipped with kitchen, laundry, leisure rooms, etc. It has the perfect facilities to rest.

Accommodation in private hostels and guesthouses

Accommodation in private hostels or guesthouses includes double, triple or quadruple rooms, always with private bathroom. They are simple, comfortable and very welcoming, ideal for sleeping and resting.

  * For Individual rooms it is necessary to pay a supplement.

Hotels and high quality accommodation

The third option is to stay in hotels or superior rural accommodations. As in Private hostels and guesthouses the rooms are double or triple. The only difference is the quality of the accommodation, clearly superior.

*For Individual rooms it is necessary to pay a supplement