Way of St James
Camino de Santiago, From Sarría to Santiago
“There is no path, you make the path as you walk”.
The Camino de Santiago is well known to hikers. You will enjoy magical landscapes, green forests, streams, small towns and rural villages with lots of charm and a unique and special atmosphere. The route will take you through areas where you can enjoy rural tourism and taste typical specialities such as Arzúa-Ulloa cheese and Galician empanada. Without a doubt the Camino de Santiago is not just a hike, it is much more! It is enjoying nature, it is meeting wonderful people, and it is making an inner journey where only you know what your limits are.
Our journey will start from Sarria famous famosa from there it is only 114 kilometres to our goal Santiago de Compostela. After passing 5 stages, we will get the “Compostela” that will certify the completion of our pilgrimage on the French Way.
Included: Transport + Private hostels 7D 6N + Assistance vehicle (road without backpack) + Monitor + Credential + Recommendations.
Included in the trip is private transport which, as well as taking you to Sarría, will always be available for 7 days with you to carry your backpacks from one stage to the next, so you can walk without carrying too much weight and worry.
The French Route
The French Route from Sarria is the most travelled section of the Way of St. James, and with more history and legends of all the routes that lead to Santiago de Compostela. There you will enjoy unbeatable views in lush forests, charming villages and a unique and special atmosphere. The route will take you through areas where you can taste typical specialities such as Arzúa-Ulloa cheese or visit ancient castles such as the fortress of Pambre. Only 100 kilometres separate you from your destination in Santiago, where you will receive the Compostela, which will certify the completion of your pilgrimage.
From: 380 €
Until: 23/06: 380 € (in two payments 80 +300)
Until: 30/06: 390 € (in two payments 90 +300)
Until: 07/07: 400 € (in two payments 100 +300)
After 07/07 if there is space left: 420€.
After this date we cannot guarantee the same conditions.
Detailed programme of Camino de Santiago
Day 1 SARRIA
When you arrive in Sarria, we recommend you visit the town and enjoy its monuments and streets, where you can already feel the atmosphere of the Camino. It has historical places worth discovering, such as the Monastery of La Magdalena or the castle. You can also stroll through the Chanto park, or have a coffee in the town centre.
This day we will stay in our hostel “Alma Do Camino”, accommodation with breakfast included.
Day 2 DE SARRIA A PORTOMARÍN
Your route will begin with this stretch that runs along peaceful paths between centuries-old oak trees and historic granaries. The village of Portomarín is located on the banks of the river Miño and has monuments worth visiting such as the church of San Nicolás, known for having had to be moved to another location when its original site was flooded by the waters after the construction of the Belesar reservoir.
Distance: 22.2 km
Time en route: 5 hours
Overnight stay: Portomarín in Ferramenteiro Hostel with breakfast included.
Day 3 DE PORTOMARÍN A PALAS DE REI
After leaving Portomarín behind, the route continues upwards through the Serra de Ligonde. You can visit the villages of Gonzar or Castromaior, where the beautiful Romanesque church of Santa María is located. You will then continue descending towards Palas de Rei, site of the famous castle of Pambre, a well-preserved 14th century fortress that will transport you to a dream world.
Route: 24.8 km
Time en route: 6 hours
Overnight stay: Palas de Rei in Albergue San Marcos with breakfast included.
Day 4 DE PALAS DEL REI ARZUA
This stage will take you through winding roads and beautiful landscapes whose protagonist is the river Iso. When you reach Arzúa, we recommend you visit the church of A Magdalena, although in this case the star of the show is a gastronomic product: the cheese of the Arzúa-Ulloa designation of origin, which you must try.
Given the length of this stage, we offer you the possibility of dividing it into two parts, spending a night in the town of Melide, where you can enjoy monuments such as the old pilgrims’ hospital, now converted into a museum, or the chapels of San Antonio and San Roque. We also suggest a gastronomic stop to taste the famous local octopus “á feira”.
Route: 28.5 km
Time en route: 7 hours
Night in: Arzúa in Via Láctea hostel with breakfast
Day 5 DE ARZÚA A PEDROUZO
This stage of the route begins with a descent that runs through magical forests and streams that form an idyllic landscape. This is an easy section where you can visit the chapel of Santa Irene or the church of Santa Eulalia de O Pedrouzo.
Route: 17.7 km (CHANGE)
Time en route: 4 hours (CHANGE)
Overnight stay: PEDROUZO in Albergue O Trisquel with breakfast.
Day 6 DE PEDROUZO A SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
When you leave O Pedrouzo, you will head towards the end of your journey via Lavacolla. You will then pass Monte do Gozo, where you can already see the towers of the cathedral on the horizon. You will arrive in Santiago through the San Lázaro neighbourhood and go down towards the historic quarter, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, until you reach the Obradoiro square to finally see Santiago Cathedral. If you wish and you have started your walk early, you can attend the pilgrim’s mass, celebrated at 12 noon.
Route: 19 km
Time en route: 5 hours
Overnight stay: Santiago de Compostela in Albergue Fin del Camino with breakfast included in a cafeteria in Santiago de compostela.
Todos nuestro viajes están organizado por agencia de viaje Wexcursion, con numero de licencia. CV-m-1881-V
All our trips are organised by Travel agency, Wexcurison under licence number CV-m-1881-V.