Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“
From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided Tour
Arrival in Sarria
Sarria – Portomarín
The first part of your walking tour leads you through Santiago de Barbadelo, where we recommend visiting the romantic church. The church from the 12th century has wonderful porches, which are decorated for instance with flowers and scallops. Via Brea with its 100-milestone the path leads to Ferreiros. After the visit of church Santa Maria de Ferreiros you continue to famous pilgrimage village Portomarin.
After your start in Portomarin you walk up to Monte S. Antonio and afterwards down to Toxibo and Gonzar, to church Santa Maria. Through green landscapes and past many romantic churches the route leads you into the small town of Palas de Rei. It is not definitely proved if Palas de Rei was a royal official residence in former times, the visit of the frescoes in church San Tirso is worth it anyway.
Palas de Rei – Arzúa
The pilgrimage path leads you through bewitching landscape, and past Leboreiro with its old pilgrims hospice to Mélide, where you can try the Galician delicacy “Pulpo á feira” (calamari). In the next village you reach, in Castañeda the lime for the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela was kilned. Via Ribadiso de Baixo, a village with rich pilgrim history you reach Arzùa, your goal for today.
On today’s hike you can see how the villages get bigger and more urban as you get closer to your destination of Santiago. The Way of St. James meanders like a green ribbon through the gently rolling landscape, you pass medieval stone bridges and the pazos (country houses) characteristic for this region. You will stay overnight in the small village of O Pino or in the neighboring town of O Pedrouzo.
Enjoy the final kilometres of your Camino de Santiago adventure. Follow the Camino to the heart of the Apostle City, to the Plaza de Obradoiro and its world-famous cathedral. At the Monte do Gozo you can already take a first look at the longed-for destination of all pilgrims. Arriving in Santiago de Compostela you will feel the unique atmosphere and spirituality at every corner.
Loop tour and visit of the impressing and antique cathedral of Santiago, a popular place of pilgrimage for Christians, with more than 75.000 pilgrims visiting yearly. Before you explore the historic old city, which is part of the UNESCO world cultural heritage, you should participate at the impressing pilgrim Mass.
Departure or extension
Characteristics of the route
A hilly path leads you through the green landscape of Galicia with numerous eucalyptus forests and cornfields. The route leads along walking paths and forest roads as well as along silent side roads. For the last 100 km of the Camino de Santiago with daily stages of up to 7 hours we recommend a good basic fitness level.
| Season 1 |
01.04.2023 - 31.10.2023
|Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés", 8 days, ES-JWWSS-08X|
|Base price|| |
|Surcharge single room||289.00|
Category: lovely middle class hotels, as well as good guest houses and inns
You can book extra nights for any day of your tour. Prices on request.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- 5 dinner (not in Santiago)
- Luggage transfer (1 piece of luggage per person)
- 1 pilgrim pass
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (English)
- GPS-data available
- Service hotline
- Transfer from Santiago airport to Sarria (max. 4 persons), cost per trip € 170, reservation required, payable in advance.
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Airport Santiago de Compostela. Take the bus to Lugo, duration approx. 2 hrs. (www.empresafreire.com). From Lugo by bus in approx. 30 min. to Sarria (www.monbus.es).
- Parking: Public parking spaces near the hotel. No reservation, costs payable on spot,
- Departure by bus from Santiago de Compostela to airport Santiago in approx. 30 min.
Things to note:
- Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
- Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!