FROM SARRIA TO SANTIAGO 5 STAGES (110 km)
Considered one of the busiest roads in the summer months, it is a good choice for those who wish to make the Way of St. James for the first time. In this trip you will travel the last 110 km of the French Way, one of the most ancient routes and loaded with history, 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.
Good Way 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: 120 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago: 35 € double room / 55 € single room
- Breakfast: 45 €/pax
- Half Board: 130 €/pax
- HOTEL OR SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION
- Single room supplement: 150 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago: 45 € double room / 70 € single room
- Breakfast: 55 €/pax
- Half-Board: 175 €/pax
- PRIVATE TRANSFER (CAPACITY 4 pax)
- From airport to Sarria: 130 €
- From Santiago to Sarria: 140 €
- 185 € pax private shelters
- 299 € pax hostels
- 420 € pax Hotel or superior accommodation
We offer three options:
Private Shelters 185 €
Priv. Hostels and Guesthouses 299 €
Hotels or sup. accommodation 420 €
* All the accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our clients.
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
OUR CUSTOMERS SAY OPINAN
Hicimos muchas paradas y disfrutamos del buen tiempo y los paisajes. Un viaje inolvidable y desestresante. Sin duda volveremos a repetir, pero esta vez un trayecto algo mas largo :).
Hemos hecho el camino desde Sarria con esta agencia por libre. Los hostales o pensiones muy acogedoras y el personal muy amable. El servicio de transporte de maletas muy bien, salvo un día q se equivocaron y lo llevaron a otro hospedaje pero enseguida lo solucionaron. Desde el momento q contacte con ellos muy atentos y solucionaban siempre muy dudas. Recomiendo esta agencia para hacer el camino de Santiago q ha sido un bonita experiencia
Hola, he hecho el camino de Santiago desde Sarria con 2 perros. La experiencia ha sido genial y lo recomiendo al 100%. Lo hicimos en 6 etapas y creo que fue lo mejor para mi y los dos perros. Al contratar con la empresa "Viajes camino de Santiago" nos ha resultado muy agradable al tener buenos alojamientos en los que no nos pongan pegas. Si estáis pensando hacer el camino no lo dudéis y con esta empresa lo tendréis mucho más fácil. ¡Buen camino!
Todo un acierto organizar el camino de Santiago con esta agencia, todo ha estado perfectamente organizado, te lo ponen muy fácil desde el principio, son muy amables y los guías lo mejor, Carmen y Momo son muy profesionales y mejores personas, además por las tardes había conciertos y actividades. Me ha encantado la experiencia y seguro que lo volvería a organizar con ellos. Enhorabuena por permitirnos disfrutar tan gratamente la experiencia del camino. Buen camino.