FROM SARRIA TO SANTIAGO 5 STAGES (110 km)
If this is your first time as a pilgrim or you don’t have enough time… This is your Camino! The French Way From Sarria!
You will walk the last 110 km of the French Way, from the beautiful town of Sarria. The most popular and demanded route by pilgrims. A reputation that is due to the great variety of natural, historical and cultural resources that you will find along the route, as well as the quality of its infrastructure (accommodation, restaurants, stores, laundries…)
You will walk an average of 20 kilometers a day, entering the most authentic and rural Galicia, discovering its landscapes, its people and its gastronomy.
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!
Sarria – portomarín
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.
Portomarín – Palas de Rei
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.
Palas de Rei – Arzúa
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.
Arzua – Pedrouzo
Today you are in luck, your feet will hardly suffer as you will find a short and less complex stage than the previous ones. You will walk on flat and comfortable terrain, finding an abundance of bars, shops and places to rest. Santiago is getting closer and closer. The pilgrim ritual of this stage is to go to bed early in order to get up early and take advantage of the day in Santiago de Compostela.
Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela
As a relatively short stage and without difficulty, we recommend getting up a little early to arrive early at the pilgrim mass and visit Santiago de Compostela. 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 in the most magical moment of the entire Way: the entrance to the Square of Obradoiro.
We hope you enjoy strolling through the historic center, drinking a fresh beer accompanied by a delicious tapa, dancing and singing in a foliada, or trying some of its traditional liquors, 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.
* After leaving the accommodation our services will be over.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 7 days/6 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
- Single room supplement: 95 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago: 70€ double room / 55€ single room
- Breakfast: 45 €/pax
- Half Board: 130 €/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: 125 €
- From Santiago to Sarria: 135 €
- 185 € pax private shelters
- 299 € pax hostels
- 395 € pax Hotel or 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 option to do the French Way from Sarria.
** Real images of the accommodations we work with
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 category. 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. Our personal recommendation to do the French Way from Sarria
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 for the French Way from Sarria.