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Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“

From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.

The last hundred kilometres of the Camino de Santiago are meant to be the “classic” section of the popular pilgrims route, which leads through half of Europe. Along this part you cross Galicia, the green and westernmost province of Spain. A diversified landscape, pleasant temperatures and friendly people are accompanying you. And the Galician cuisine is pampering you with regional delicacies from the countryside and sea. Enjoy it with a glass of local Ribero white wine. Take your time, to visit the biggest cultural places of interest. The goal of all pilgrims, Santiago de Compostela, together with its outstanding cathedral is also the last station and highlight of your journey. While eating a “Tarta de Santiago” (cake with almonds) you look back on your walking week along the Camino Francés.

Details on the hiking holiday Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“

In eight days experience the green and westernmost province in Spain. Here in Galicia are the final one hundred kilometres of what is probably the most famous pilgrimage route in Europe. The Camino de Santiago inspires numerous hikers every year and is considered a particularly active experience. Starting from Sarria, the route takes you first to the pilgrimage site of Portomarín and then to Palas de Rei the following day. On the next day of your hiking tour to Arzúa, numerous historic towns with a long-standing history of pilgrimage await you. When hiking to O Pino or O Pedrouzo, you are getting closer and closer to the highlight of your hiking tour, the pilgrimage city and at the same time the capital of Galicia: Santiago de Compostela. Now it is only a few kilometres to your final day finish. You follow the path to the city of the apostles and to the Plaza del Obradoiro with the famous cathedral. On the final day of your hiking holiday you have the opportunity to visit the historic old town and the cathedral of Santiago. An unforgettable end to this pilgrimage.

Highlights of the walking tour Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“

  • This is what Galicia tastes like: On the fourth day of your hiking holiday, you can try a typical Galician speciality in Melide. The “pulpo feira” (cooked squid) is particularly tasty here.
  • Pilgrim city with history: In Santiago de Compostela, the final stage of your hiking holiday, you have the opportunity to visit the historic centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and cathedral. Did you know that more than 75,000 pilgrims travel to this special place every year?
  • Great hiking climate: Our hiking holiday on the Camino de Santiago can be booked from April to October. During this time you find a marvellous hiking climate in this region.

Things to know about walking along the Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés“

This hiking holiday on the Way of St. James in Spain is assigned our level of hiking ‘Walking’. You experience the final one hundred kilometres of the famous pilgrimage route on hilly hiking paths and quiet side streets. The daily stages are scheduled to last around 4 to 6 hours and we recommend a basic fitness level and stamina for this tour.

Walking
Walking
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
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Itinerary

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.

ca. 5 to 6 hours
23 km
300 m
640 m

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.

ca. 5 hours
20 km
450 m
370 m

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.

ca. 3 to 4 hours
14 km
90 m
840 m

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.

ca. 5 hours
19 km
120 m
540 m

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.

ca. 5 to 6 hours
23 km
375 m
570 m

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.

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.

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Sarria
  Season 1
01.04.2023 - 31.10.2023

Arrival daily
Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés", 8 days, ES-JWWSS-08X
Base price
759.00
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.

Season 1
Apr 1, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023
Arrival daily
Camino de Santiago „Camino Francés", 8 days, ES-JWWSS-08X
Base price
Surcharge single room
759.00
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.

Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 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

 

Optional extras:

  • Transfer from Santiago airport to Sarria (max. 4 persons), cost per trip € 170, reservation required, payable in advance.
Infos

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!

 

Contact & booking
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Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Jakob Gosen DE | 01.07.2022
Wandern am Jakobsweg
Es war schon immer ein Traum von mir, einen Teil am Jakobsweg zu wandern. Und dieses Jahr erfüllte ich mir diesen endlich und ich war mehr als begeistert. Der Weg gut zum Gehen, die Hotels sehr sauber und nette Mitarbeiter, der Gepäcktransfer hat reibungslos funktioniert und das Wetter hat auch noch super mitgespielt. Ein echter Traumurlaub.
Astrid Maislinger
Astrid Maislinger answered:
Vielen Dank Herr Gosen für das positive Feedback. Wir freuen uns besonders darüber, dass Sie sich Ihren Traum mit Eurohike erfüllen konnten. Hoffentlich sieht man sich bald wieder auf einer anderen Wanderreise mit uns.
5 stars
Heidemarie H. AT | 13.05.2022
Ganz tolle Organisation
Wir waren wirklich positiv überrascht über die reibungslose Abwicklung dieser Reise. Am Flughafen mit Namenszettel sofort beim Ausgang abgeholt und ohne Verzögerung zum Starthotel befördert zu werden, war schon ein guter Anfang. Die Hotels alle supersauber und der Gepäcktransport reibungslos und immer waren unsere Koffer schon vor uns da! Echt topp! Im 2. Hotel gab es zwar keine Halbpension, wir sind aber nicht verhungert :)
4 stars
Werner Lindpointner AT | 03.07.2018
Jakobsweg
Trotz schlechtem Wetter war der Weg gut zum gehen Ich werde ihn nochmals gehen Bestens organisiert
4 stars
Esther F. DE | 13.04.2018
Buen Camino
Gute Beratung und Betreuung auch im Vorfeld, auf individuelle Kundenwünsche wurde eingegangen und diese auch umgesetzt. Die gebuchten Unterkünfte waren alle sehr schön und gut ausgewählt. Die gebuchte Halbpension war auch sehr gut, es gab in der Regel ein dreigängies Abendessen und gutes Frühstück. Verlaufen ist auf dem Camino ja unmöglich bei der guten Beschilderung. Ein wirklich schöner Urlaub.
Valerie Haring
Valerie Haring answered:
Lieber Wandergast, herzlichen Dank für Ihr tolles Reisefeedback! Schön zu hören, dass Sie unsere Wanderreise am Spanischen Jakobsweg in vollen Zügen genossen haben. Besonders freut es uns natürlich, dass Sie mit unserer Beratung und Betreung vorab sehr zufrieden waren. Bis zur nächsten Reise!
4 stars
Cornelius Drachsler AT | 11.05.2017
Spanischer Jakobsweg
Wer nur die letzten hundert Kilometer wandern möchte macht hier nichts verkehrt. Die Unterkünfte sind komfortabel (Merhbett Lager sind nicht unser Ding) und liegen direkt am Jakobsweg. Die Pilgermesse in Sarria ist besonders sehenswert.
5 stars
Hans Richard Müller DE | 29.05.2016
Traumurlaub
Gut organisiert. Gute Hotels. Es hat alles ohne Einschränkungen funktioniert. Betreuung vor Ort sehr gut.

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