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Camino de Santiago from Sarria

French Way from Sarria Superior

5/5
Organized pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
| Autoguided Tour

Tour Description

Walk the French Way in style

If you wish to have a more comfortable and pleasant experience on the French Way, we can upgrade your accommodations and include extra services.

Walk the best well known and social part of the Camino with Galiwonders.com. The Camino Francés is walked by thousands of pilgrims from all over the world ever year, and the most popular route. 60% of the Pilgrim Certificates issued each year, are given to pilgrims who have walked the French Way. Moreover, it is the Camino de Santiago route we can see on the movie “The Way”.

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Experience details
Lodging in private room with private bathroom
Luggage transfer between stages
Half board: breakfast and dinner
Travel insurance
Walking notes
Pilgrim passport
24/7 telephone assistance

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Sarria is the starting point of this adventure, the beginning of the last section of the French Way.

Sarria – Portomarín (22 km)

First walking of the last 100 km of the French Way: pilgrims walking this route will discover religious constructions such as Romanesque churches, small hamlets, and the amazing landscapes of the countryside of Galicia region. The path will take us to Portomarín, one of the most picturesque villages on the Camino Francés.

Portomarín – Palas de Rei (25 km)

The walking day from Portomarín to Palas de Rei is divided by the Ligonde Mountains, and the Rivers Miño and Ulloa. There is a combination of paved roads and rural paths. There are a few examples of Romanesque churches along the way.

Palas de Rei – Arzúa (29 km)

The walk from Palas de Rei to Arzúa (29 km) is the longest of the last 100 km of the Camino Francés. For these reason, we offer the possibility of staying overnight in Melide. Melide also a very popular spot on the Camino, all pilgrims who stay there try the delicious octopus. It is said to be the best of Galicia region! If you continue to Arzúa, we strongly recommend you to buy some cheese, it is delicious!

Arzúa - Pedrouzo (20 km)

There are almost 40 km from Arzúa to Santiago, that is why it seems more logical to break up the stretch in two, and stay in O Pedrouzo (or Rúa, Amenal or Lavacolla). The walking day from Arzúa to O Pedrouzo is quite comfortable, through unpaved paths, and easy ups and downs. Most of the time, close to the Road N-547. Entre Arzúa y la catedral de Santiago median casi 40 kilómetros y lo más lógico y prudente es dividir el tramo en dos jornadas haciendo parada y fonda en Santa Irene u O Pedrouzo. El Concello de Arzúa cede el testigo al de O Pino en un trayecto cómodo, con pendientes más fáciles y por pistas siempre cercanas a la N-547.

Pedrouzo – Santiago (20 km)

The leg from O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela is the last one of the French Way. It is quite peaceful, through unpaved rural paths, oak & eucalyptus woods. Once at the Airport (Lavacolla) pilgrims will approach the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela. The highlight of the walk? Monte do Gozo. From this point the landscape will become more urban, as we approach our final destination: the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Standard category

1* and 2* hotels

These hotels offer private rooms with private bathrooms as well as other additional services that may vary depending on the type of category: restaurant service, television, room service, dry cleaning, ironing service, etc. It is common to stay in this type of hotels in the cities along the Camino.

Hostels and pensions

These accommodations have the necessary services to cover the basic needs of cleanliness and rest at a more moderate price than the hotels . Officially, hostels and guesthouses are 1-star accommodations. However, this rating should not be taken into account when evaluating the level of comfort and quality of their services.

Superior category

3*, 4* and 5* Hotels

Typical in the large cities along the El Camino. They can be family hotels or international hotel chains. They are perhaps the most expensive alternative, although you can find different price levels according to the category and services they offer.

Hoteles Boutique

These are small accommodations characterized by having few rooms and providing personalized attention. They are hotel concepts with a modern style and their own character. They can be between 1* and 5*.

National Paradores of Spain

This is a public hotel chain that manages a network of almost 100 charming hotels distributed throughout the Iberian Peninsula. The establishments are located in buildings of cultural interest and great historical value, and stand out for their scenic, artistic or natural interest (including ancient palaces, monasteries, fortresses, convents, fortresses…).

Rural tourism lodgings

Rural houses, pazos, inns, rectories, castles, monasteries, farmhouses… These are historic buildings of great architectural and patrimonial value. So much so, that this characteristic sometimes gives them the status of “luxury accommodation” despite of the fact that they are often rustic constructions in which natural stone and wood predominate.

Trip cancellation insurance
Upgrade to superior room
Extra night at the beginning of the tour
Extra night at the end of the tour
Private transfer airport-starting location
Private transfer Santiago-Airport
Other private transfers
Organized visits and excursions
Pilgrim massage

Route map

Frequent questions

From Santiago de Compostela Airport

  • Car or cab: 116km with an estimated duration of 1 hour and 25 minutes.
  • Bus: Take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the bus station. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 45′. Another option is to take a cab to the station, with an estimated duration of 15′. Then, we must take a bus (monbus) to Sarria (1 hour and 50 minutes). For schedules and more information visit: https://tussa.org/ and www.monbus.es

From Madrid Airport

  • Car or cab: 500km with an estimated duration of 5h.
  • Plane: Take a flight to Santiago de Compostela, a 1h trip. Once at the airport take the bus (LINE 6A) from Santiago de Compostela airport to the bus station. Frequency every 15′ and with an approximate duration of 20′. Another option is to take a cab to the station, with an estimated duration of 15′. Then, we must take a bus (monbus) to Sarria (1 hour and 50 minutes). For schedules and more information visit: https://tussa.org/ and www.monbus.es 
  • Train: From T4 take the suburban train (LÍNEA C1) towards Chamartín (17′ trip). Once there, transfer to the train towards Sarria (journey time 4h and 30 minutes) To consult timetables and more information visit: www.renfe.com
  • Bus: From T4 take the bus to Lugo (ALSA), journey time 6h and 20 minutes. In Lugo transfer to the bus (MONBUS) to the Sarria stop, journey time 40 minutes.  For schedules and more information visit: www.alsa.es and www.monbus.es

From Porto Airport

  • Car or cab: 280km with an estimated duration of 3 hours.
  • Bus: Take a bus (REDE EXPRESSOS) to Santiago de Compostela, journey time 3h 45 minutes. Once there, transfer to the bus (MONBUS) to Sarria, journey time 1h and 50 minutes. For schedules and more information visit: https://rede-expressos.pt/es and www.monbus.es

FromOther nearby airports

  • From Vigo Airport: It is 160km with an estimated duration of 2h by car. Another option is to take the train (RENFE) from Vigo Guixar station to Ourense and there transfer to take the train to Sarria (total journey time about 5h). You can also take a bus (MONBUS) from Vigo Urzaiz station to Santiago, and once there, transfer to take a bus (monbus) to Sarria (journey time 1h and 50 minutes). For schedules and more information visit: www.renfe.com, www.monbus.es
  • From A Coruña Airport: It is 125km with an estimated duration of 1h and 20 minutes by car. Another option is to take the train (RENFE) from San Cristobal station to Sarria (2h and 30 minutes). You can also take the bus (ARRIVA) to Lugo and transfer to take a bus (MONBUS) to Sarria (total time 3h). For timetables and more information visit: www.renfe.com, www.monbus.es and https://arriva.es/es/galicia

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TOUR SUMMARY

DISTANCE: 106 Km
STAGES: 5 Stages
DURATION: 6 Nights
DIFICULTy: 3/5
START: Sarria
PRICE: desde 750€

Why book with Galiwonders?

Taylor-made Camino

We will design an itinerary tailored to your needs, preferences and budget and book all services for you. You enjoy the road.

We are on the Camino

Galicia is our home. We have traveled all the routes of the Camino and we have direct contact with the service providers on the Camino.

We are also travellers

We speak several languages, have lived abroad and have years of experience organizing trips for people from all over the world.

An unforguettable experience

Hundreds of pilgrims repeat year after year the experience of traveling with us. We want you to be one of them. And that is why we will strive to make your trip unique and unforgettable.

If you have any questions or want to plan your Camino de Santiago trip, our team will assist you in a personalized way!

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