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Easy Camino Frances – Final Stage

About This Walk

Sarria to Santiago: 9 Days Walking & 1 Night in Santiago

Walk the last 119 km of the classic French Way of the Camino from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela (the minimum required to earn your Compostela). This is often viewed as one of the most historic routes, as you will walk through many varied landscapes, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos.

This final section of the walk takes you through the region of Galicia in Northern Spain to Santiago for a unique experience you’ll treasure forever through the undulating landscapes of Galicia.   Enter the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela and relish the end of your journey at the Cathedral!

Highlights:

  • From Sarria to Santiago is the most popular section of the entire Camino de Santiago
  • Enjoy mouth watering local cuisine
  • Sarria is 100km from Santiago, which is the minimum distance required for pilgrims to receive the “Compostela” certificate
  • The main street of Sarria, Rúa Maior, has a picturesque atmosphere where we suggest you enjoy a good coffee during the afternoon.
  •  Varied landscapes with forests, farmlands and rustic villages
  • Beautiful green landscape that is  characteristic of Galicia
  • In Santiago de Compostela you can visit the beautiful old town, which has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site
  • After finishing in Santiago, you can continue walking to Finisterre, it will take 3 – 4 more days
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Sarria to Santiago
(119 Km)
10 Nights - B&B
€759 pp

Day 1: Sarria

After making your way to Sarria you could possibly visit the old town, and you can choose to sample some of the local cuisines in one of the restaurants in Sarria.

Day 2:

From Sarria to Morgade, (13Km). 

This first stage goes through different towns where you can visit some Romanesque churches along paths and forest tracks.

Day 3:

From Morgade to Portomarin, (11Km)

On reaching Portomarín we have the opportunity to visit the Romanesque church of St. Nicholas and this pretty village with its peculiar history.

Day 4:

From Portomarin to Ventas de Narón, (13Km)

First, we descend to the reservoir and then we’ll start climbing the hill to the Monte San Antonio, from where we will reach the villages of Toxibó and Gonzar. Then we will go through different villages and small towns like Hospital de la Cruz before we arrive in Ventas de Naron.

Day 5:

From Ventas de Narón to Palas de Rei, (12Km)

Continue on from Ventas de Naron passing through Eirexe until you reach Palas de Rei.

Day 6:

From Palas de Rei to Melide, (14Km). 

When leaving Palas de Rei we’ll have a nice walk through forests to Coto.

About noon we will reach Melide, halfway along this stage, where you can taste the octopus in one of its typical local cuisine restaurants called “pulpería”.

Day 7

From Melide – Arzua (15km)

This stage goes through eucalyptus forests and brings us even closer to our destination. We will pass through the village of Boente, from where we’ll walk to the village of Ribadiso before reaching Arzúa.

Day 8

From Arzua to A Salceda, (15km).

In this stage, the Camino again passes among meadows together with oak and eucalyptus trees. We cross the River Raído and then pass through several hamlets such as A Calzada, A Calle, Ferreiros until we reach A Salceda.

Day 9

From A Salceda to Lavacolla, (15km).

Enjoy a mix of fields of flowers, forests, farms and churches with the ever present scallop shell signs marking the way as you pass through different towns, including Santa Irene and O Pedruzo close to Lavacolla.

Day 10

From Lavacolla to Santiago, (11km).

As we get closer to our destination we pass through the Monte del Gozo, whose name comes from the joy felt by the pilgrims when seeing the city for the first time.

Day 11

In Santiago de Compostela

Spend a day visiting this beautiful city, proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.  You can visit the market town, Plaza de Abastos or one of its museums e.g. the Museum of Pilgrimages and the Cathedral Museum. Then it’s time to make your way to the airport for your journey home.

Price of €759 per person includes:

10 nights accommodation in private hotels / pensions
Breakfast daily
Daily baggage transfers
Walking Notes
Pilgrim Passport
Emergency support in the event of a problem

Single Supplement: €320

 

We have chosen popular family run hotels / pensions along the route. Accommodation is simple and follows the character of the area.

Single Supplement: €320

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