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Camino Frances
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Camino de Santiago from Sarria in 7 days

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
114 km
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5 steps
7 days
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199 €

Signposting on the Way of St. James
At the start of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria, 114 km separate us from the city of the apostle. After 5 comfortable stages, we will have fulfilled the requirement of the Compostela, the document that accredits those who make the pilgrimage to this city. Ahead lies a green landscape dotted with villages, towns and elements of architectural, ethnographic and cultural interest. And the chance to meet other people who, like you, are on pilgrimage following the way of the stars. This section of the Way of Saint James is the one that most people follow. And it is no coincidence.
Discover the most popular route of the Way of St James
7 days of scenery, gastronomy and self-improvement
Receives the mythical Compostela on arriving in Santiago
Signposting on the Way of St. James
Camino Frances
FR06

Camino de Santiago from Sarria in 7 days

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
114 km
●●○○○
5 steps
7 days
Discover the most popular route of the Way of St James
7 days of scenery, gastronomy and self-improvement
Receives the mythical Compostela on arriving in Santiago
from 199 €
At the start of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria, 114 km separate us from the city of the apostle. After 5 comfortable stages, we will have fulfilled the requirement of the Compostela, the document that accredits those who make the pilgrimage to this city. Ahead lies a green landscape dotted with villages, towns and elements of architectural, ethnographic and cultural interest. And the chance to meet other people who, like you, are on pilgrimage following the way of the stars. This section of the Way of Saint James is the one that most people follow. And it is no coincidence.

The recipe for great journeys

Natural, historical and ethnographic heritage, spectacular gastronomy, good company, slow pace and time for time. These are the ingredients with which we design trips in Viando. Are you staying at home? 

Is this trip for me?

Type of trip: Half distance
Journeys to savour slowly, with the best of each space and that indescribable sensation of overcoming your own limits.
Type of services: Configurable
You choose your category of accommodation, if you want breakfast or not, if you want us to carry your luggage, etc. You decide and we will make sure everything runs smoothly.
Travel style: On your own
Programmes designed so that you can travel the route on your own, at the pace set by your steps. Full autonomy and the peace of mind of knowing that we are with you if you need us.
Physical demands: Hiking
Routes of small or medium physical demand, of medium distance (20-30 km / day) and surfaces that facilitate walking, and that can be covered autonomously.

Services included

Accommodation
monitored

Full documentation

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24h travel assistance

Advanced travel insurance

VAT and taxes

And also...

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Breakfast
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Free if you book through our website

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Reinforced breakfasts
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Itinerary

Day 1. Welcome to the Way of Saint James from Sarria

The Camino de Santiago from Sarria is undoubtedly one of the most popular programmes of all those that make up the pilgrimage routes to Santiago. Your adventure will begin by arriving in the town of Sarria, 114 km from Compostela. The town has become famous for being one of the most popular starting points of the Camino today. Thousands of pilgrims begin their journey here to reach Compostela by fulfilling the distance requirement set by the church of Compostela.

Apart from touring the town and experiencing its authentic Jacobean atmosphere all year round, if you have time, we recommend a short trip to the neighbouring monastery of Samos. One of the Galician monastic jewels, which you can discover from the monks themselves.

Hostel: HR Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Pension DP Cristal or similar
Charming accommodation: La Casona de Sarria Inn or similar
Premium accommodation: Hotel Alfonso IX or similar

Day 2. Stage Sarria - Portomarín

Distance: 22.2 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Portomarín

The first stage of this Way of Saint James from Sarria will take you along rural roads and the famous corredoiras Galician forests, narrow paths under oak groves and other native species that connect the small villages that dot the landscape. This initial route will set the dominant tone of the landscape for the next few days: rural spaces and green nature, and a good number of walkers who will undoubtedly follow you along the Camino and with whom you will be able to chat and, who knows, make good friends.

At the gates of Portomarín you will cross the great river Miño, the most important river in Galicia and under whose waters the old town lies. The modern town was built in the 1960s, moving some emblematic buildings to save them from the waters of the reservoir (such as the church-fortress of San Nicolás) and building new ones in a unique mixture.

Hostel: Ferramenteiro Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Casona da Ponte or similar
Charming accommodation: Casa do Maestro or similar
Premium accommodation: Vistalegre Hotel or similar

Day 3. Stage Portomarín - Palas de Rei

Distance: 24.8 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
AccommodationPalas de Rei

A new stage to continue the Way of St. James from Sarria, leaving Portomarín behind and ascending first to Castro Maior - an ancient Celtic settlement - and then to the Ligonde mountain range, before gradually descending through the villages of Eirexe and Ligonde.

Once in Palas de Rei you will have the opportunity to visit the castle of Pambre, one of the castles that survived the destruction of the Irmandiñas revolts that the Galician peasants carried out in the 15th century.

Hostel: San Marcos Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hospedaxe Casa Avelina or similar
Charming accommodation: Hotel Trina 20 or similar
Premium accommodation: Leopoldo House or similar

Day 4. Stage Palas de Rei - Arzúa

Distance: 28.5 km
Difficulty: ●●●○○
Accommodation: Arzúa

On this fourth day of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria awaits the longest walk. There are almost 29 km that make many people decide to split the stage in two, spending the night in Melide, halfway.

Whether you do or not, the keynote of the day will be, once again, beautiful rural roads and medieval bridges such as the one you will find at the gates of Melide, where you should not leave without trying a portion of its famous polbo á feiraone of the most characteristic and special octopus dishes of popular Galician gastronomy.

From there, the Camino continues through an agricultural landscape that will lead you to cross the beautiful river Iso and, finally, to your goal and your well-deserved rest in Arzúa. If you still have strength left or if you have decided to start the stage, we recommend a visit to the neighbouring monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes. In any case, don't leave Arzúa without tasting its famous Arzúa-Ulloa cheese, one of the most highly prized cheeses in Galicia's cheese-making tradition.

Hostel: San Francisco Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Casa Elena Guesthouse or similar
Charming accommodation: La Casona de Nené or similar
Premium accommodation: 1930 Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 5. Stage Arzúa - O Pedrouzo

Distance: 19.3 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
AccommodationO Pedrouzo

Penultimate stage of this Camino de Santiago from Sarria, which offers more beautiful green landscapes and some small rural treasures such as the hermitage of Santa Irene. At the end of the day, you will find yourself in O Pedrouzo, a town that has grown in recent years, as you will see, and which offers a special hospitality to the thousands of walkers who visit it every year.

Hostel: O Burgo Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Pension Lo or similar
Charming accommodation: O Muíño da Pena Rural Guesthouse or similar
Premium accommodation: Pazo de Andeade (with transfer) or similar

Day 6. Stage O Pedrouzo - Santiago de Compostela

Distance: 19.1 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
AccommodationSantiago de Compostela

Now the last day of your adventure begins. The city of the apostle awaits you after less than 20 km. After leaving O Pedrouzo behind, you will climb up through O Amenal and descend towards A Lavacolla, the village that gives its name to Compostela's airport. From there, a new ascent will take you directly to Monte do Gozo, whose name reveals the joy of the pilgrims who, since the first millennium, arrived in Santiago by this route and saw, for the first time, the longed-for silhouette of the towers of the Cathedral.

Only four kilometres separate you from the city centre, which you will enter through the popular neighbourhoods of San Lázaro, Fontiñas or San Pedro and the famous Porta do Camiño. Here, in what the Compostela locals call the "zona vella", this route of the Way of St. James from Sarria ends. It will then be time to manage your Compostela and walk around the city at your leisure.

Hostel: The Last Stamp or similar
Standard accommodation: Hospedería San Martín Pinario or similar
Charming accommodation: Hotel Costa Vella or similar
Premium accommodation: Hotel Monumento San Francisco or similar

Day 7. Discover Santiago de Compostela

The last day is a tribute to your efforts. After a well-deserved and refreshing rest, you will have the whole day free to explore the Holy City: its Cathedral and the rest of its monuments. If you wish, we can also help you with this or, if you have time, we can suggest visits and excursions from Santiago.

Gain free cancellation
when booking on the website

Frequently asked questions

What to expect from this tour?
This programme is for you if you want to walk the most popular section of the Camino de Santiago, fulfilling the distance requirement to obtain the Compostela. It is a gentle route, with no major slopes. The main difficulty lies in the long stage between Palas de Rei and Arzúa, which can be divided if you tell us to do so, adding a day to your adventure. Be that as it may, thousands of people of all physical conditions do this route every year without major complications.
The French Way between Sarria and Santiago is open all year round. Although it can be done in the middle of winter, taking into account a series of technical conditions (more information here), the most advisable time is usually spring or the first half of autumn, when the weather is milder. It can also be done in summer, as Galicia generally has mild temperatures all year round.
All the stages of this route can be completed on foot, so there is no need for additional transfers. If you need transport to get to Sarria from Santiago airport or any other airport, or if you want to hire a transfer from Santiago to the airport for your return home, we can include them as an optional service.
Accommodation in the following categories is available on this route: hostels, standard accommodation, charming accommodation and premium accommodation. You can find more information about the categories of accommodation we use on Viando. in this link.

By default and compulsory, all our programmes include travel insurance with specific coverage for the Camino de Santiago. You can see the details in the section Insurance of our website. 

All our programmes include a 24-hour telephone support service, should you need help at any time during your experience. This means that you can also contact us outside office hours (when you are on pilgrimage). 

If you want to book this programme, you have the following options available a form where you can indicate the starting date, the type of accommodation and a series of optional services. The price will be updated according to the options you choose, so you have full control. Once you have configured your trip, click on "Book" to make the payment.

Once we receive your request, you will automatically receive a proof of purchase and within 48 working hours we will contact you to confirm the details of your booking and provide you with the documentation. 

In Viando we also work with tailor-made programmes (short stages, intermediate rest days, itineraries different from those proposed, etc.). If you are looking for a Camino that meets your needs/preferences, you can ask us for a quote. here.