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Camino

French Camino: Sarria to Santiago

From €764pp sharing / €960pp single
Flights not included
Depart From
Sarria, Spain
Departure Date
Multiple departure dates throughout the year
Duration
7 Nights
Destination
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Price
From €764pp sharing / €960pp single
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If you are looking for the classic Camino experience, the Camino Frances Last 100km is the perfect tour for you!

This is our most popular Camino de Santiago trip and perfectly captures the essence of the Camino: Meet fellow pilgrims, discover local traditions, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of it all, rewarding yourself with good food after your day’s walk.

You begin your Camino trip from Sarria, the most popular Camino starting point, and you walk the last stage of the Camino Francés over a week. This means you can receive your pilgrim certificate at the Pilgrims Office when you arrive in Santiago. With your ‘Compostela’ certificate in hand, it is time to explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a wonderful UNESCO World Heritage city.

*This is a standard week-long package, however, you can add extra days to shorten your walking stages or stay additional nights in Santiago. 

Day 1: Sarria

You arrive in Sarria

Day 2: Sarria to Portomarín (22km)

After your night in Sarria, 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.

Day 3: Portomarín to Palas de Rei (22km)

After your night in Portomarin, your 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.

Day 4: Palas de Rei to Melide (15km)

After your night in Palas de Rei, 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 (454m), 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. 

Day 5: Melide to Azura (13km) 

Leave the lively market town of Melide (454m), famous for Galicia’s most classic dish Octopus.  Continue along the marked Camino path through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams until you arrive in the town of Arzua.

Day 6: Arzúa to Amenal (23km)

After your night in Arzúa, your 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) where you can choose to stay tonight and split this walking day. The rest of the route to Amenal is along a mix of good and calm country roads and forest tracks.

Day 7: Amenal to Santiago de Compostela (14km)

After your night in 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 (12pm). After visiting Santiago Cathedral and recovering from your walk, take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Its old town will enchant you. In Santiago the Compostela you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, enjoying a few bites and socialising over a glass of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes.

Day 8: Santiago de Compostela 

Arrive in Santiago de Copostela

  • Price per adult sharing: from €764
  • Price per adult in a single room: from €960

Price for this self - guided tour is per adult and includes:

  • 7 nights en-suite accommodation
  • Luggage transfers (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Dinner each night
  • holiday pack and maps
  • 24/7 support number during your trip
  • GPS files.

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Bike rental
  • Choose a superior package for a complimentary spa in Santiago
  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply. Prices based on May departures.

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