French Way 8/8 - Guided Sarria to Santiago
The route begins in Sarria and finishes in Santiago de Compostela. Traverse the hilly landscapes of Galicia, certainly some of the most beautiful of all the caminos. Reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St. James.
Everyday, during the walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy.
Important: Follow The Camino guided trips are guaranteed at a minimum of 7 people registered. In case we do not reach this number, the tour will continue as self guided and we will refund the price of the guide to you.
2019 Availability (Start – End)
20 Apr 19 – 27 Apr 19 (Available)
04 May 19 – 11 May 19 (Available)
11 May 19 – 18 May 19 (Available)
18 May 19 – 25 May 19 (Available)
25 May 19 – 01 Jun 19 (Available)
01 Jun 19 – 08 Jun 19 (Available)
31 Aug 19 – 07 Sep 19 (Available)
07 Sep 19 – 14 Sep 19 (Available)
14 Sep 19 – 21 Sep 19 (Available)
21 Sep 19 – 28 Sep 19 (Available)
28 Sep 19 – 05 Oct 19 (Available)
05 Oct 19 – 12 Oct 19 (Available)
12 Oct 19 – 19 Oct 19 (Available)
Day 1 – Sarria – Start of your journey
Make your way to your hotel in Sarria in time to enjoy your first evening meal.
Day 2 – Sarria to Portomarin (6h, 22km)
Expect a peaceful walk in shady oak woods, pretty villages and on quiet country roads. The village of Barbadelo (580m) has a beautiful Romanesque church that is worth a visit. The next significant village is Ferreiros. When you arrive in Portomarin (550m), you can chill out on one of the numerous terraces of the main plaza.
Day 3 – Portomarín to Palas do Rei (6h15 25km)
From the village, the Camino crosses the river Minho and climbs steadily uphill. On your way, you will be crossing Gonzar and passing the Romanesque Church of Santa María, Castromaior. The calm of the Galician Cemetery in Ligonde on a sunny day is a rest in itself. In Eirexe, the Romanesque portal of the church is a beauty and features a sculpture of Daniel and animals, as well as a statue of Santiago de Peregrino inside. You will then arrive in Palas do Rei (565m).
Day 4 – Palas do Rei to Melide (4h 15km)
Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties.
Day 5 – Melide to Arzua (3h30 13km)
The Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Then the medieval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arzua (389m). This small town has 2 churches that you can visit, Santa María and La Magdalena.
Day 6 – Arzua to Rua-O Pino (5h15 18km)
This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua/Opino is on a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7 – Rua to Santiago de Compostela (5h20 20km)
You are nearly there! The next stage will be Lavacolla where pilgrims traditionally washed in the river before reaching Santiago de Compostela. The tall eucalyptus trees line your way to Monte del Gozo (368m). From the “Mount of Joy” you can see your goal – the Cathedral of Santiago! After a descent to the city (264m, population 80000) you will be able to witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site up-close. Marvel at the architeture and relish the wonderful atmosphere in this cultural and spiritual mecca.
Day 8 – Santiago de Compostela, end of the Camino!
After breakfast we bid you farewell.
- Experienced Bilingual Guide
- 7 nights in 2* and 3* hotels and guest houses.
- Holiday Pack – sent to 1st Hotel
- Luggage Transfers
- 7 Breakfasts
- 7 Dinners
- Airport Transfer from Santiago Airport to Sarria
- Airport transfer from Santiago Hotel to Santiago Airport
- 24/7 Customer service
- Add extra night in Santiago
- Visit of Santiago City, Cathedral and pilgrim museum
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela airport with Aerlingus, Ryanair and Iberia/BA (can book return flights).