Way of St James

Camino de Santiago, From Sarría to Santiago

From 395€
French Route Saturday 30/07/22 - Friday 05/08/22
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“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.

Our Programme👇

Saturday 30/07
We will leave in the early hours of Saturday morning towards Galicia, we will make several stops along the way to rest and stretch our legs. Then we will arrive in Sarria. We will check in at the hostel and we will be able to rest. Later we will visit this beautiful town, where you can already feel the atmosphere of the Camino. We will walk through the old town, where we can find historical places such as several churches from the Roman period. It is also worth mentioning the tower of the fortress of the Marquises. In the evening we can have dinner with the whole group in the centre of the village and get to know each other.
Sunday 31/07
We have breakfast and start the first stage of the route to Portomarín. It is a route of about 22 km approx. The path is easy, with several medium-level slopes. We will walk through meadows and fields and we will reach Vilei- Barbadelo, Molino de Marzán, Morgade, Ferreiros, A Pena, Mecadoiro, Vilachá, (rural village of peasants, where the ruins of monasteries are preserved) and finally arrive at Portomarín where there are many places to have a coffee and rest in our hostel.
Monday 01/08
We got up early to start the second stage of the route to Palas del Rei. It is one of the stages that are best prepared for pilgrims who are going to do the Camino de Santiago. The first half of the way you can see trails completely glued to the road and the second part there are asphalted tracks to be able to walk quietly without any problem. Along the way we will pass through several villages where we can rest and refresh ourselves. Once we arrive at Palas del Rei we will go to our new hostel to rest.
Tuesday 02/08
After breakfast we will start our third stage of the route in the direction of Arzúa. This stage of approx. 29.3 km will take us through winding roads and beautiful landscapes. Today’s route will be one of the most demanding, especially at the end of the stage. We will leave the province of Lugo to enter La Coruña, where Santiago de Compostela is located. Today we will have many slopes, but we will also pass through magical places with lots of charm such as the “correidoras”, narrow and deep rural roads with lots of vegetation and trees that offer plenty of shade. Once we arrive at our hostel in Arzúa we will be able to rest and taste the typical food of the area.
Wednesday 03/08
We have breakfast and set off again to complete our fourth stage, we are almost at the end of the road! Today we will walk about 19 km towards Pedrouzo. This stage is one of the easiest. We will walk along forest tracks, pass through small charming villages and spend the night in Pedrouzo. There you can find many bars, supermarkets etc. to do some shopping and dine on typical Galician dishes such as octopus or scallops.
Thursday 04/08
We are now in the final stretch of the Camino! Today we finally reach the finish line and arrive in Santiago de Compostela and its Obradoiro square, not forgetting the obligatory visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This stage is shorter, with a less demanding level, moderate slopes and beautiful trails. The route will be approximately 19.7km. Once we arrive in Santiago we will leave our backpacks in the hostel so that we can visit the city at our leisure.
Friday 05/08
After 5 days of walking and a well-deserved rest, we will start the day with a good breakfast and have free time to visit the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela with its cobbled streets, museums and churches. Around 14:00 we will be picked up by bus to return to Valencia. On our way back, we will stop several times and finally, we will arrive in Valencia after midnight. This is the end of a wonderful trip full of beautiful experiences.

Detailed programme of Camino de Santiago

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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. 
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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.
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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. 
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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
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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.
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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. 
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Protocolo Coronavirus VLE

In order to travel and enjoy safely we will have to follow these protocols to travel with VLE / CoAcad. First of all, if you feel some symptoms like fever / cough / respiratory problem you should not participate to the trip. Use of a mask will be mandatory at all times on the bus. The bus will be sanitized before and after each service. Before boarding the bus, temperature control will be done. We will give you a disinfecting wipe so you can safely clean your seat. Do not print a ticket to avoid handling paper, show us the QR code on your mobile or just tell us your name and surname. During the guided tour everybody will wear the mask.

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.

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