Camino Way Sarria To Santiago de Compostela

On the Camino Way Sarria To Santiago de Compostela you will Walk the last 100km of the Camino Frances This is the most popular stage of the Camino way. Walkers will get their Camino Passport stamped because you will have walked over 100km to Santiago.

When walking the Camino Way Sarria To Santiago de Compostela, expect to cover on average 20 to 25 kilometres per day walking between five and eight hours each day. You do not need high levels of fitness, however the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the experience. If you are a regular walker you should have no difficulty. Get in training be doing regular walks during the week of 30-45 mins and longer walks at the weekend. You should do as much walking as possible prior to your walk as this will simply add to your enjoyment. That said if you are not at peak fitness you will find you will soon walk yourself fit.

We recommend April/May when the spring flowers are at there best and September/October when the what the autumn leaves are turning. It can get very hot in June, July and August.

Highlights

  • Experiencing a sense of timelessness and freedom amongst the rolling green hills.
  • Enjoying an endless succession of beautiful churches and buildings on the route.
  • Experiencing the buzz and bustle of some of Northern Spain’s most beguiling cities.
  • Meeting fellow pilgrims, hearing their stories and travel tips along the way.

Includes

  • 7 nights accommodation as per Itinerary
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers available at €75 supplement
  • Detailed route notes and maps
  • Camino passport
  • 24/7 local support
  • Private airport transfers (supplement)
DetailDescription
Destination Camino Way Spain
Holiday TypeSelf Guided Walking Holiday
Start/FinishSarria/Santiago de Compestella
Duration7 nights 8 days
GradeModerate
DistanceAverage 23km per day.
SeasonYear round. Recommend March – May & September – November

What we do

We put together the trip for you: reserve the hotels, transfer the luggage and organise your transfers to the start of your itineraries. Each tour includes a complete Road book with detailed itineraries, information for visits along the way, a detailed map and total peace of mind with our 24-hour local support.

We work with local operators through-out each destination that are passionate about their regions.

We can tailor make this tour, if you want to add an extra rest day, spend a few days relaxing before or after the trip just let us know and we will be happy to provide a quotation.

Fitness Levels
Expect to cover on average 20 to 25 kilometres per day walking between five and eight hours each day. You do not need high levels of fitness, however the fitter you are the more you will enjoy the experience. If you are a regular walker you should have no difficulty. Get in training be doing regular walks during the week of 30-45 mins and longer walks at the weekend. You should do as much walking as possible prior to your walk as this will simply add to your enjoyment. That said if you are not at peak fitness you will find you will soon walk yourself fit.

What type of trails will I be walking on?
A mixture of farm/dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths. The route is way-marked on rocks walls and buildings with yellow painted arrows and shells. There are always other walkers to ask for assistance if required.

When do I need to book?
We suggest you book as far in advance as possible as the Camino is very popular with up to 100, 000 people walking the route. Ideally you should not leave it later than 8 weeks before departure.

Why is baggage transfer optional?
Most walkers carry their own bags. If you pack lightly (10kgs) you can comfortably carry what you need. As you will be staying in hotels you will be provided with toiletries, towels etc. If you want to avoid washing you clothes along the way, or bring more clothes use the luggage transfer option.

When is the best time of year to go?
We recommend April/May when the spring flowers are at their best and September/October when the autumn leaves are turning. It can get very hot in June, July and August.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?
Public transport and taxis are available, if you are need of support our local partner in Spain will be more than happy to help.

Day 1
Fly to Santiago de Compostela : Public or private transfer to Sarria
Overnight: 3* Hotel Alfonso IX in Sarria

Day 2
Sarria – Portomarin

Passing Through

Sarria, Barbadelo, Rente, Peruscallo, Lavandeira, Ferreiros, Rozas, Mercadoiro, A Parrocha, Porto Marín

Porto Marin: The reservoir of Belesar, on the river Miño, flooded the old village of Portomarín. Its main historic buildings were rescued stone by stone: they are the Romanesque church of San Pedro and the monumental church fortress of San Nicolás.Some of the old medieval palaces were also placed in the main square of the new town of Portomarín, located on top of a hill. The medieval bridge stayed underwater and all that remains is the base and one of its arches at the entrance to the new bridge.The old Portomarín was formed by the medieval hamlets of San Pedro and San Nicolás (today San Xoán). The church of San Xoán or San Nicolao was built at the end of the 12th century by followers of the Maestro Mateo, -the façade is influenced by the Portico of Glory at the Cathedral of Santiago-, and has been declared a Historic-Artistic Site. The nearby church of San Pedro, which is Romanesque, dates from the 10th century. Close to the church of San Pedro are the palaces of Berbetoros and of the Marquis of Paredes. Out of town and away from the main group of historic buildings, it is worth mentioning other Romanesque churches: Cortapezas and Castromaior. Prominent among the popular architecture are the old slate houses and the traditional wine cellars, very common in this wine-growing region. But in Portomarín it is not the wine which is famous, but rather the local liquor, so renewed that they dedicate the Festa da Augardente to it on Easter Sunday.

Distance: 23 Km
Overnight: 2* Hotel Villajardin in Portomarín

Day 3
Portomarin – Palas

Passing Through

Portomarín, Gonzar, Castromaior, O Hospital, Ventas de Narón, Ligonde, Eirexe, Lestedo, A brea, Palas de Rei

Main difficulties
In winter the cold, frost, snow, rain, fog and the strong winds make the pilgrims’ route more difficult.

Flora, fauna and crops
In the area of Monterroso there are blackberries, raspberries, asparagus, chestnuts and wild mushrooms.

The fauna in the Portomarín area includes eels, trout, partridge, hare, rabbit, wild boar and deer; and the flora consists of oaks, chestnut and birch trees.

Craft products
Shotguns for hunting and wicker and reed baskets are among the typical products of Monterroso. In Portomarín, typical drinks are wine from the Ribeira Sacra area and the local brandy from Portomarín.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
Portomarín: eels, brandy and sweet tarts.

Rest areas
In Portomarín pilgrims can rest in: Ventas de Narón (with a hostel); Gonzar (hostel); Campo Fiesta in Portomarín; Parque Antonio Sanz; Portomarín viewing point

Distance: 23 Km
Overnight: 2* Hotel Benilde in Palas de Rei

Day 4
Palas – Arzua

Passing Through

Palas de Rei, Carballal, San Xulián do Camiño, O Mato Casanova, Couto, Leboreiro, Disicabo, Furelos, Melide, Santa María de Melide, O Raído, Bonete, Castañeda, O Pedrido, Ribadiso, Arzúa

Flora, fauna and crops

The local vegetation consists mainly of oaks, chestnut, pine, eucalyptus and birch trees. And the fauna includes trout, partridges, rabbits, and wild boar; and crops are mostly garden produce, corn, and tubers.

Craft products
This area is famous for its leatherwork (bags, belts, shoes and bracelets…)

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
The local gastronomic specialities are octopus, cheese, veal, sweet cakes and macaroons.

Rest areas
Recreational area of the Furls river, rest area on the industrial estate, rest area in Agüeiros, and the O Barreiro rest area.

Distance: 29 Km
Overnight: Cottage Hotel Fogar de Lecer close to Arzúa

Day 5
Arzua – Lavacolla

Passing Through
Arzúa, Cortobe, Ferreiros, Boavista, A Salceda, A Brea, Santa Irene, Arca, O Pedrouzo, (O Pino), Santo Antón, Amenal, A Lavacolla

Distance: 29 Km
Overnight: Cottage Hotel Xan Xordo in Lavacolla

Day 6
Lavacolla – Santiago

Passing Through
A Lavacolla, S. Marcos, S. Lázaro, Santiago de Compostela

Discover Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Region of Galicia. Millions of people from all over the world come to this city every year, many of them reaching the end of the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route. Its historic centre has been designated a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. This is not the only reason to come, however. Here you can discover the main reasons to visit Santiago.

Distance: 11 Km
Overnight: 1* Hotel Santa Clara in Santiago or 1* Hotel Bonaval

Day 7
Santiago de Compostela: Day at leisure

Day 8
Journey home: Flying from Santiago de Compostela Airport

Arrive on any day. Available year round.

Detail Price
Price per person sharing€419
Single supplement €153
Luggage transfers €75 per bag
Transfer Airport Santiago – accommodation Sarria (1-4 people) €205 per car
Accommodation Santiago – Airport Santiago (1-4 people) €30 per car

7 nights accommodation as per Itinerary
7 breakfasts
Luggage transfers available at supplement
Detailed route notes, maps and Camino passport
27/7 local support

Your Accommodation

Mix of 2,3 & 4 star hotels. Where you rest your head after an active day is hugely important to us. We go to great lengths to find properties that are unique expressions of the region you are travelling through. Think of them as the charming and intimate garnish atop your trip. 

Whether nestled in the heart of a village or lost in the countryside and surrounded by nature, all accommodations are chosen using a strict criteria of comforthospitality, and authentic charm. We like to use locally run independent small hotels, guest houses and B&Bs instead of the larger “chain” hotels.  All of them are hand-picked, visited, and re-visited by our local partners. On most of our holidays you will be staying in different hotels and their  uniqueness and individual character only adds to the enjoyment of your holiday. You will also benifit with knowledge that your trip is contributing to local economies, and supporting local family run businesses.

You will be welcomed in a double or twin room (2 beds) – based on double occupancy.
All of our rooms have private bathrooms.
Individual rooms are possible upon request when you book; they are subject to availability and incur a supplemental fee.
For biking trips, all of our inns have a safe place to keep bicycles for the night

Flights are not included in the price. Adventure Holidays do not book flights. We will  advise you on best times, dates and airfares to book.

Getting there
Sarria is a small town in Galicia and is approx 103km from the end of the Camino in Santiago de Compostela. It is a very popular village as it is the last place where you can walk to Santiago and collect your Compostela (passport to prove you have walked the last 100km into Santiago, which is issued by the catholic church and needs to be stamped along the way). The best way to reach Sarria is to fly into Santiago de Compostela airport and then catch the ALSA bus to Lugo (2hrs 15 mins) and then another local
bus to Sarria (35 mins) http://www.monbus.es/index2.htm. We can also organise private transfers

 

Getting Back
Take a bus or private transfer to Santiago de Compostela airport

From Price pp

€419

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