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Camino de Santiago from Sarria

French Way | Sarria to Santiago in 5 stages

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Organized pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
| Autoguided Tour
El Camino Francés | Sarria a Santiago

Tour Description

Walk the last 100 km of the French Way

Enjoy the French Way, the best well known and social part of the Camino with Galiwonders. The French Way is the most popular among pilgrims every year, and it is also the leading topic of many movies, books and documentaries.

You will be able to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the countryside of Galicia, and taste its wonderful cuisine during your journey; also, you will be able to meet many other fellow Pilgrims from all around the world along 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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Arrival to Sarria, beginning of the last 100Km of the French Way.

Sarria – Portomarín (22 km)

The peaceful route from Sarria to Portomarín will take you through small villages, lovely landscapes and past Romanesque churches. At the end of the stage (22Km) you will arrive in Portomarín, which is one of the most beautiful villages of this part of the Camino.

Portomarín – Palas de Rei (25 km)

Today you will start walking through a pine forest, and the route will take you through many picturesque hamlets. The most interesting Romanesque church you will find is Santa María de Castromayor, after Portomarin. By the end of the stage you will get to Palas de Rei, one of the most emblematic stops of the French Way.

Palas de Rei – Arzúa (29 km)

This is the longest stage, Arzúa is 29 km away from Palas de Rei. For this reason, many pilgrims decide to stay in Melide, a small town which is halfway. One of the most interesting points is the medieval town of Ribadiso, just before Arzúa, one of the pilgrim´s favorite places. Once you get to Arzúa we recommend you taste the local typical cheese!

Arzúa-Pedrouzo (20 km)

The walk will take you through eucalyptus forests, charming villages and across small rivers. We strongly recommend you visit the Chapel of Santa Irene, which is a very common stop among pilgrims. Pedrouzo is quite small and during high season most of the accommodation can be fully booked. But do not worry, we have many different options in the area, which are also very popular.

Pedrouzo – Santiago (20 km)

Finally, we get to the last walking day of the Camino. You will be able to observe from the top of the hill, “Monte do Gozo”, the lovely city of Santiago de Compostela, and its beautiful cathedral, your ultimate goal. Many pilgrims stop there just before descending, recalling the best moments of an adventure that is about to finish. When you get to Santiago do not forget to go to the Pilgrim’s Office with your Pilgrim Passport if you want to get your “Compostela” (Pilgrim Certificate). If you still have some energy left, we recommend you continue your route to Muxía – have a look to the Camino Finisterre- Muxía.

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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El Camino Francés | Sarria a Santiago

TOUR SUMMARY

DISTANCE: 106 Km
STAGES: 5 Stages
DURATION: 6 Nights
DIFICULTy: 3/5
START: Sarria
PRICE: desde 470€

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.

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