Guided 2025: Sarria to Santiago and Bus to Finisterre

Stage 8 of 8

113.7km

12 days

Comfort

Popular time

september

Starting from

€1062

Overall

Distance:

16.1 min | 22.7km average | 29.1 max

Ascent:

323.2 min |504.8m average | 604.5 max

Cardio:

2   3.2   4

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For those who are short on time, but still want to experience the beauty of completing the Camino, you can walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela through the beautiful hilly landscapes of Galicia in just 5 days. You will still receive your certificate of completion, or Compostela, upon arrival at Santiago Cathedral. Take an extra day or 2 to experience the magical city sights at the end.

The final stage of the famous Camino Frances (or French Way) is the most popular Camino package.

Santiago cathedral - highlight

Santiago and Bus to visit Finisterre

Our guided tours are more than just walking holidays; they are the best medicine to reduce stress and boost endorphins. They can help you to disconnect from technology allowing you to connect with nature and yourself. They are a perfect way to make new friends.

Challenge yourself today to walk the final effort on the Camino de Santiago and continuing to Finisterre, by taking a guided bus tour!

Camino de santiago sign in stone - highlight

Description

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.

You’ll have same time to rest before taking the bus to visit Finisterre, once considered the end of the world. After spending the day there, you will return to Santiago de Compostela to go home.

Curious fact: Pilgrims of the past have been known to throw their shoes into the sea here to symbolise their new beginning in life after finishing the Camino.

Every day, during the walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy.

Important: Follow The Camino guided trips are guaranteed if a minimum of 7 people register. 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.

Finisterre lighthouse - highlight

Fisterra

Just beyond the town of Fisterra is Cape Finisterre known since Roman times as the ‘End of the World’. This is the final stop for many pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. The finality of the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic ocean provide a great backdrop to the end of a Camino journey. Here you will also find the famous Lighthouse that plays a vital role in safely guided ships along the coastline which is known as the Coast of Death (Costa da Morte)!

Guided 2025: Sarria to Santiago and Bus to Finisterre

Starting from € 1062

SARRIA

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

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Included in this package

Bed & Breakfast

Specially Hand-Picked Accommodation

Our Holiday or Pilgrim Pack

24/7 Customer Service

Virtual Face-to-Face Pre-Departure Briefing

Add-On

Premium Accommodation

Airport Pick-Up

Additional Nights

Dinners

Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel

Day Tours to Local Sites of Interest

Not included: Flights/trains, Insurance, Drinks/Lunch

Itinerary

Day

1

km

SARRIA

Make your way to your hotel in Sarria in time to enjoy your first evening meal, and get a good rest before you begin your Camino. If you are feeling energised before your walk, visit the town’s main religious sites, Convento de la Magdalena and Iglesia Santa Marina de Sarria.

Day

2

21.9 km

SARRIA PORTOMARIN

Expect a peaceful walk in shady oak woods and pretty villages on quiet country roads. The village of Barbadelo (at an elevation of 580m) has a beautiful Romanesque church that is worth a visit. The next significant village is Ferreiros. When you arrive in Portomarin (an elevation of 550m) you can relax on one of the numerous terraces of the town’s main plaza.

Day

3

24.3 km

PORTOMARIN PALAS DE REI

From the village, the Camino crosses the river Minho and climbs uphill. On your way, you’ll 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, featuring a sculpture of Daniel, as well as a statue of Santiago de Peregrino. You will then arrive in Palas de Rei (at an elevation of 565m).

Day

4

29.1 km

PALAS DE REI ARZUA

Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (an elevation of 454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialities. Later today, the Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente. Then, you’ll encounter the mediaeval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arzua (at an elevation of 389m). This small town has two churches that you can visit, Santa María and La Magdalena.

Day

5

22.3 km

ARZUA AMENAL

Arzúa is a charming town in the province of A Coruña, Galicia. It’s known for its cheese production – Arzúa-Ulloa cheese enjoys a reputation throughout Galicia for its exceptional creaminess and rich flavor. Similarly, the honey produced in this region is highly regarded, thanks to the favorable local flora and climatic conditions that contribute to its quality.

Day

6

16.1 km

AMENAL SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

The Camino de Santiago from Amenal to Santiago de Compostela is the final leg of the journey for many pilgrims on the Camino Francés, which is the most popular route to Santiago. This stretch is approximately 16 kilometers (about 10 miles) long and offers a mix of urban and rural landscapes. As you progress, you’ll notice a gradual transition from rural to suburban surroundings. The path takes you through small villages, open fields, and wooded areas, with increasing signs of urbanization. A significant landmark along the way is “Monte do Gozo” or “Mount of Joy.” This hill offers a panoramic view of Santiago de Compostela, and it’s a place where many pilgrims pause to savor their first glimpse of the city and the cathedral spires in the distance. After descending from Monte do Gozo, you’ll continue through urban areas, eventually leading you into the heart of Santiago’s historic district.

Day

7

km

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After breakfast, we bid you farewell.
If you wish to stay in the area, we recommend that you:
– Take your time and visit the magnificent historic centre of Santiago.
– Continue with us along the wild Camino Fisterra (Finisterre Way), and stay overnight at the hotel in the lighthouse!
– Or take a bus to Fisterra to visit the unspoilt sandy coves and beaches of the west coast. With very few tourists, you are guaranteed a very special experience. Buses depart from Santiago Bus Station at 9am and 10am. Buses return to Santiago at 4:45pm and 7pm. The journey takes 3 hours.

How to Get There

Getting to Sarria, Spain

It is best to fly to Santiago de Compostela. If flying from the United States, please check on Renfe the train timetables from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

Fly into Santiago de Compostela

Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct to Santiago de Compostela from the UK. Ryanair flies from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands and Liverpool and Aer Lingus operates from Dublin. Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia offers the best selection of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia.

Take two buses to reach Sarria from Santiago, or ask us about a private airport transfer.

1 – Santiago airport to Lugo. See timetables in English.
2 – Lugo to Sarria (30mins). Many buses every day.

    Getting home from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Fly from Santiago de Compostela

    Shuttle buses from Santiago city centre to the airport (20mins), or a private airport transfer from your hotel.

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