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7-Day Sarria to Santiago Walking Tour

7-Day Sarria to Santiago Walking Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,040 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Itinerary
    Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    129.5 km
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    SASW0216
  • Operating Days
    All year round
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,040 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Walking tourWalking tour
  • Itinerary
    Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
  • Duration
    7 Days/6 Nights
  • Distance
    129.5 km
  • Level
    Moderate
  • Tour Code
    SASW0216
  • Operating Days
    All year round
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedTransfersTransfers Luggage transfer between hotelsMealsMeals Daily breakfast & dinnerOfferOffer Access to the Spa Circuit for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Includes massage treatments, sauna, showers & moreInclusionInclusion Pilgrim passportTourTour 7-day walking tour from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Summary

The last section of the French Way, the famous Camino Francés, is the most popular Camino walking tour and perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino de Santiago.

This walking tour starts from Sarria.

Itinerary

Day 1: Sarria
Sarria is the most popular starting point of the Camino de Santiago with thousands starting their journey here every year. Explore the town centre where you will find churches, chapels, monasteries and seven pilgrim hospitals. The main street, Rúa Maior, has a nice atmosphere, where you can relax while enjoying a drink or bite in one of the nice cafes around. Visit the Igrexa de Santa Mariña with its evocative pilgrim mural, the castle fortress and the Magdalena Monastery.

Day 2: Sarria to Portomarin (22.5 km)
Today, expect a calm walk through pretty villages and peaceful hamlets under the shade of oak trees and along quiet country roads. Along the way, you will spot many Galician traditional ‘hórreos’ (granaries). Visit the beautiful Romanesque church in the village of Barbadelo. Your destination for the night is the town of Portomarin.

Easy Walking Option: You can choose to split this walking day in two and stay in the hamlet of Morgade.

Day 3: Portomarin to Palas de Rei (25 km)
Starting from the lovely village of Portomarin, today the Camino will cross the river Miño (Galicia’s longest river) and rise uphill steadily towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass nice hamlets such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Stop to visit the Romanesque Church of Santa María in Castromaior and the Romanesque church in Eirexe, with its portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals, as well as Pilgrim Santiago.

Easy Walking Option: You can choose to split this walking day in two and stay in the hamlet of Ventas de Narón.

Day 4: Palas de Rei to Arzua (28 km)
Today, the Camino trail continues downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the delightful village of Leboreiro. You should take a break in the lively market town of Melide (454 m), where you should try octopus, Galicia’s most classic dish, in one of the many ‘pulperías’. The Camino crosses several streams and follows a forest track bringing you to the village of Boente and the church of Santiago. Next is the pretty medieval hamlet of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa (389m), famous for its local cheese. In Arzúa, you should visit the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena.

Day 5: Arzua to Amenal (22.5 km)
Today’s Camino will take you through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams for most of the day. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. En-route, don’t miss the lovely hamlet of Rúa (310m). The rest of the route to Amenal is along a mix of good and calm country roads and forest tracks.

Easy Walking Option: You can choose to stay in Rúa (18km) and walk to Lavacolla the next day (10km). Short Break Last 35km: Starts in Arzúa.

Day 6: Amenal to Santiago de Compostela
After Amenal, your next point of interest is Lavacolla in the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims used to wash themselves in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line your journey to Monte do Gozo (‘Mount of Joy’ 368m) and it is from here that will catch your first glimpse of the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. When you arrive in the city (264m, population 80,000), explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s architecture and delight in the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural city. With only 16.5km to walk today, you should be in Santiago in time for the pilgrim mass (12 pm).

Day 7: Santiago de Compostela
Before you head back home, take time to explore the beautiful old town in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO heritage site since 1985 and home to one of the oldest universities in Spain. Please ask us for additional nights, day tours of the historic centre or day trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands.

Inclusions

  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Ensuite accommodation in the centre of the towns
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Holiday pack (including Pilgrimage Passport)
  • Transfers from/to airport (For guided tours only or on request for self guided tours)
  • Walking notes

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks
  • Lunches

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