The Camino de Santiago from Sarria

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Sarria / Santiago

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All year

111 Km
Distance
7 days / 6 nights
Duration
Half Board or Only Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
From 416 € per person
Price


Distance
111 Km

Duration
7 days / 6 nights

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
From 416 € per person
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The Camino de Santiago (or Way of Saint James) from Sarria is the most popular section of the entire Camino de Santiago. This section, from Sarria to Santiago, is perfect for those pilgrims who want to capture the essence of the Camino de Santiago.

In this section, we will have the opportunity to venture off on many pleasant hikes, all while getting to enjoy the wonderful local cuisine. This route is ideal for meeting other pilgrims and immersing ourselves in the incredible natural setting that will accompany us throughout the entire Camino.

We depart from the Galician town of Sarria, which is located about 100 km away from Santiago. The distance of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago is around 100 km, which is the minimum distance required for pilgrims to receive the traditional “Compostelacertificate, verifying they have done the Camino de Santiago.

In this section we will walk through beautiful forests, farmlands and rustic villages following trails and paths that are surrounded by stonewalls. We will be able to admire the beautiful green landscape that is so characteristic of Galicia. At the end of this stage we will reach our destination: Santiago de Compostela.

In Santiago de Compostela we can receive our “Compostela” certificate and visit the city’s beautiful old town, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Sarria

Once you arrive in Sarria, we recommend you to visit the town centre where you can discover churches, chapels, monasteries and hospitals of pilgrims that will connect you from the first day with the essence of the Camino de Santiago.

The main street of Sarria, Rúa Maior, has a picturesque atmosphere where we suggest you enjoy a good coffee during the afternoon.

It is advisable to visit the Church of Santa Mariña with its evocative pilgrim mural, the Castle and the Fortress of Sarria, as well as the La Magdalena Monastery.

Overnight: Sarria

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From Sarria to Portomarín

For your first day of walking, you will have a quiet route through beautiful villages and hamlets under the shade of oak trees along extensive rural roads. Along the trail you will find traditional Galician barns.

It is advisable to visit the Romanesque Church in the village of Barbadelo. If you want to make your hike much shorter, we suggest that you divide this route into two stages and spend the night in the beautiful hamlet of Ferreiros.

More information on the stage from Sarria to Portomarín.

Length: 22,2 km

Duration: 5 hours

Overnight: Portomarín

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From Portomarín to Palas de Rei

Once you leave the beautiful town of Portomarín, the Camino de Santiago crosses the River Miño and you will begin the ascent towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass through charming little villages such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón.

We suggest a stop at the Romanesque Church of Santa María de Castromaior and the Romanesque Church of Eirexe where you can see a sculpture of the Pilgrim of Santiago.

If you want to take a shorter route, we suggest that you divide it into two stages and stay overnight in the hamlet of Ventas de Narón.

More information on the stage from Portomarín to Palas de Rei.

Length: 24,8 km

Duration: 5 hours and 45 minutes

Overnight: Palas de Rei

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From Palas de Rei to Arzúa

The Camino de Santiago on this journey will start on the descent and take you inside beautiful rural trails to Coto. You will continue uphill and downhill through beautiful places like that formed by the River Iso, in Ribadiso.

Once in Arzúa, we suggest you try its famous local cheese, as well as visit the churches of Santa Maria and A Magdalena.

If you want to make this route a little easier, we suggest that you divide it into two stages and stay overnight in a charming hotel in the town of Melide.

This route is ideal if you want to walk at a more relaxed pace.

More information on the route from Palas de Rei to Arzúa.

Length: 28,5 km

Duration: 6 hours and 45 minutes

Overnight: Arzúa

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From Arzúa to A Rúa

On this stage of the Camino de Santiago you will start walking downhill and then pass through beautiful forests, quiet villages and several streams throughout the day.

When you are in A Calle de Ferreiros you should take an exit to the right and cross the village of Boavista.

You will have the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene, with its famous statue of Santiago, just before making the last stretch of the stage before entering A Rúa.

More information on the route from Arzúa to A Rúa.

Length: 17,7 km

Duration: 4 hours

Overnight: A Rúa

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From A Rúa to Santiago de Compostela

Once you leave A Rúa, the next point on your route will be O Pedrouzo. Once there, you will have to take Calle Concello and, when you pass by the football field, turn left onto a dirt track.

You will cross San Paio, just after bordering Santiago Airport and, a little further on, you will pass in front of the Church of Lavacolla.

You will continue the pilgrimage to Monte do Gozo from where you can contemplate the majesty of the Cathedral of Santiago.

Once you arrive in Santiago, you will be able to admire its rich local architecture and delight in its historic centre declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

We suggest that, if you want to attend the Pilgrim's Mass, in Santiago de Compostela, start your route very early in the morning so that you will have finished your Camino before noon.

If you want to make this route easier, you can choose to stay overnight in the village of Lavacolla.

More information on the route from A Rúa to Santiago de Compostela.

Length: 21 km

Duration: 4 hours and 50 minutes

Overnight: Santiago de Compostela

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Santiago de Compostela

In Santiago de Compostela, the Camino Frances ends. It is advisable to walk around the city centre before returning home and not missing any details of its history and its churches.

We advise you to spend an extra night in Santiago to discover with greater tranquillity its cultural and historical richness.

Also, take some of the guided tours in the historic centre of the city. We can book them for you if you wish.

And if you have been left wanting to know much more about the magic of the Camino, we recommend you take the excursion to Finisterre or the excursion to the Cíes Islands. They will be the best way to finish your Camino de Santiago.

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General information

All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to make the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort.

Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to live a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.

Availability

When working with quality accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.

All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Single rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:

Sarria

Sarria

Portomarín

Portomarín

Palas de Rei

Palas de Rei

Arzúa

Arzúa

Rúa

Rúa

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Included Services

checkAccommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels.

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkLuggage transport between stages.

checkComplete itinerary of the route.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

checkVAT.

Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: €165 per person.

checkSupplement of 5 picnics (sandwich, drink and dessert): 63€ per person.

checkExtra night in Santiago(breakfast included): €65 per person. 

checkTransfer from Santiago (includes airport) – Sarria: 145€.

checkTravel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

checkCancellation insurance: €18 per person.

In order to resolve the doubts of all pilgrims, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your inquiries.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.

General Information

What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.

How do I get to my starting point on the Camino?

The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.

Once you confirm your Camino, you will send us the arrival information for your flight, train or bus and, from there, we organize a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino.

Can I travel alone?

Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.

Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.

We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.

On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.

In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.

Am I going to have an accompanying guide on el Camino de Santiago?

Most routes on the Camino de Santiago are done in a self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace along the routes marked on the complete itinerary of the route, which is sent one month before starting the Camino.

However, we also offer organized groups with accompanying guide on the stretch from Sarria to Santiago. We have specific dates already established, and we carry them out in groups of up to 15 people, with guaranteed departures. The guides in charge of these routes speak English and Spanish.

We already have all the dates published until 2021, so you are encouraged to reserve your place before the groups are filled.

What does the complete route itinerary consist of?

The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.

The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.

When do I get the complete route itinerary?

You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.

How many kilometres should I walk on each stage?

In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.

On average, a stage of the Camino de Santiago has 15 to 20 km. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino so that you walk fewer kilometres, dividing some stages into two parts, depending on what is most comfortable for you.


Advice

What should I consider to prepare physically?

Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.

Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.

People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.

Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.

Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.

What clothes and hiking equipment are indispensable?

For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.

Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.

Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).

For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.

How does the baggage transfer between stages work?

Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.

Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.

Should I take out travel insurance?

To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.

To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.


Accommodation

Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.

Can I sleep alone in a room?

Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.

Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.

When will you tell me where I am going to stay?

We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.

The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.

Am I going to share a room with strangers?

No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.

Is the accommodation close to the route that I should follow?

All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.

When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.

What type of accommodation do you reserve?

All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.

We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.

We bring you a guide on Camino de Santiago from Sarria. In it, we will talk about the most noteworthy aspects of this route as well as the characteristics that make it unique and ahead of others.

At the same time, we also provide a number of places of interest and sites to sleep and eat. All this from the experts at Santiago Ways and the best way to complete the Camino de Santiago enjoying an unforgettable adventure.

Why choose the Camino de Sarria to Santiago?

1.- It is a very simple route: The Camino de Santiago from Sarria is a perfect choice for those who want to start on pilgrimage routes. It is ideal for those who do not want to risk trying a more difficult path.

2.- partly related to the previous reason, it must be said that the Camino from Sarria to Santiago has a very simple profile. As detailed below, it is not excessively high nor has too many slopes. This is why it is ideal for any age, both young and old.

Camino de Santiago con ninos

3.- It has very good infrastructure: one of the most noteworthy things about the route from Sarria to Santiago is the good infrastructure with which it counts. Indeed, it is a very well prepared way for pilgrimage, it has enough shelters, good signs, good places to eat and, in general, all the attention that should be required by pilgrims.

4.-It can be done very quickly: Another reason why it is a good idea to complete the Camino from Sarria to Santiago is that it takes very little time to complete. In fact, you may complete it in just five days. This can be reduced to 3 days or even 2 in the case of completing it on the bike route. For those who walk with a tight schedule, it is also a good alternative.

Camino de Santiago en bicicleta

5.- The monuments: The monuments that we can see on this route from Sarria to Santiago make it a highly recommended option.

To give you an idea of what we say, only in Sarria, we have impressive places such as the Tower of the fortress or the Church of Santa Marina, of which we will talk later (along with other places of interest) in the section dedicated to it in our Guide to the Camino de Santiago from Sarria.

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Information about the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

Sarria is a municipality in the province of Lugo and from where we can start the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. In fact, between the two cities, there is a distance of 100 kilometres. This distance has a special meaning because with it we can get the Compostela that credits us as accomplished pilgrims.

Therefore, it is a very practical and affordable route for those looking for a few days alternative and simple to do. Its popularity is on the rise although it does not have as much crowding as other possible routes of the Camino de Santiago.

Also, we want to say that this route is ideal for practising with children and also for older people thanks to the low-level difficulty that it implies. It is, therefore, a great way to get into the world of the Camino de Santiago. They are the last 100 kilometres of many of the routes that, from further back, form the Camino de Santiago.

The quietest routes on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

In the case of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria, there is a unique alternative that you can enjoy to the maximum with the organization of Santiago Ways.

In fact, we offer you the possibility to elaborate your plan from Sarria to Santiago offering you not only the best accommodation in houses and rural hotels where you will be treated with the best attention and comfort, but also given detailed planning of the whole route.

The total distance will be about 100 kilometres that are divided into five stages that can be completed in a simple way.

Route of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

Maps of the route of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago

Here we offer the maps of the route of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. They are crucial for you to establish good planning and of course, so you can get an idea of all the experiences that are waiting for you around the corner if you decide to join us in this adventure

Sarria – Portomarín

Mapa de Sarria a Portomarin

Map stage from Sarria to Portomarin

Portomarín – Palas de Rei

Mapa de Portomarin a Palas de Rei

Map stage from Portomarin to Palas de Rei

Palas de Rei – Arzúa

Mapa de Palas de Rei a Arzua

Map stage from Palas de Rei to Arzua

Arzúa – O Pedrouzo

Mapa de Arzua a O Pedrouzo

Map stage from Arzua to O Pedrouzo

O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela

Mapa de O Pedrouzo a Santiago de Compostela

Map stage from O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

Profile of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

Perfil Camino de Santiago desde Sarria

Profile of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

As part of our guide to the Camino de Santiago from Sarria, we want to talk about the profile of this route between Sarria and Santiago. With this, we refer to aspects such as the average altitude, its difficulty and also its infrastructure. All this will help us to get an idea of whether it is advisable to do it, or not, depending on the experience we have as pilgrims.

In general, we must say that the Camino from Sarria to Santiago has a great position for sharing with the majority of routes between the different places of departure and Santiago de Compostela. At the same time, it doesn’t have a lot of uneven land, and none of its stretches are complicated. The terrain is good and well kept.

Stages on foot of the Camino from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Stage from Sarria to Portomarin.

Stage from Portomarin to Palas de Rei.

Stage from Palas de Rei to Arzua.

Stage from Arzua to O Pedrouzo.

Stage from O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela.

How long does it take to go on the Camino de Santiago Frances from Sarria?

As we have said, with Santiago Ways, the planning for the Camino de Santiago from Sarria gives us a total of five days of pilgrimage. That includes his six nights, of course. However, the time that we take in doing this and any other route can always be subject to change.

These changes can depend on a number of factors: weather conditions, our own rhythm or our own desire to stay at some particular point to enjoy more of the scenery. The choice of how long you want to take depends on you: The important thing is that you enjoy it.

The best time to do the Camino from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

Also within this guide, we want to talk about the best time to make the way from Sarria to Santiago. We will talk about what the advantages and drawbacks of each one are. Either way, you also have to keep in mind that each person is an individual and everyone has their preferences.

Spring

Spring is the best time to complete the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. In fact, the weather will be calm and the extremes of winter and summer will be far away. However, we must also bear in mind that the weather can sometimes be unstable.

This can always be avoided with more planning as well as with the services of Santiago Ways: willing to take care of you at all times.

Summer

Summer is the ideal time for many pilgrims when it comes to making the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. It is in the first place because it is when usually have more time to complete a route of several days. Secondly, it is also popular because it is the time of year in which more hours of daylight are available at the end of the day.

With this, we can organize the stages at a slower pace thanks to having more time. However, one drawback of the summer is that it has greater overcrowding in the lodgings.

Autumn

Autumn is another of the ideal times along with the spring to do the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. Again, we will be far from the extreme temperatures and at the same time, we can enjoy a beautiful landscape thanks to the typical colours of this season.

Camino de Santiago desde Sarria en otoño

One negative factor can be the instability of this season that can always be avoided with better planning and especially with the help of Santiago Ways.

Winter

Winter is the season with the least influx of the whole year for the Camino de Santiago. It is therefore when we can encounter more peace and tranquillity. It must be said that, in the case of the Camino from Sarria to Santiago, the climatic conditions will be calmer because in those 100 kilometres there are no mountain areas.

The rain on the Camino to Santiago can be a negative point which we must always take into account in spite of everything.

Guide to the places you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

In this guide of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria we wanted to include also some places of interest that you cannot miss. Also, we’ll tell you about the best places to eat. On the topic of accommodation, we have to say that everything is in the hands of Santiago Ways.

As we have said before, we offer you the best accommodation in houses and rural hotels of the highest quality so that you have all the comfort you deserve.

Places of interest

Torre de la Fortaleza

The officials put in charge by the King to impart justice in the region lived in this house from medieval times until the 18th century. It is, therefore, an architectural, historical and cultural complex that you cannot miss on this route between Sarria and Santiago.

Monasterio de la Magdalena

Already in the section that it shares with the Camino Frances is this 12th-century Monastery, a key enclave on the Camino de Santiago and its history.

Monasterio de la Magdalena en Sarria

Valle de Lóuzara

As for natural landscapes, this is, without a doubt, one of the most spectacular on this route. It is especially advisable to enjoy it during the autumn, admiring the great symphony of colours that are produced.

Where to sleep – The best lodgings

With Santiago Ways, you will always stay in the best hotels and cottages. We take full care of your experience so you don’t have to go through a bad experience that happens if you find bad accommodation throughout your pilgrimage.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

We also want to recommend a number of restaurants to eat. It is a very important aspect in the Camino de Santiago from Sarria if we want to replenish our strength and enjoy all the rich gastronomy of this region.

Restaurant Matías Locanda: Located in Sarria, offers the best of the region’s gastronomy at an affordable price and in a very pleasant atmosphere.

Restaurante Matias Locanda en Sarria

Arzúa Cheese Fair: during the month of March, normally throughout the first week, we will be able to enjoy in Arzúa, its cheese fair. If you go during those dates, try to match your visit with this event. You won’t regret it.

Mar de Plata Restaurant: Also located in Sarria, offers the specialities of seafood and Octopus prepared with all the tradition and character of Galician cuisine.

In general, in the Malecón Promenade area, we can find very good and decent places to eat with good value for money.

Origin of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

The Camino de Santiago from Sarria is as old as the Camino de Santiago itself. In fact, we could say that it is actually just a stretch of it. In particular, the last 100 kilometres.

So, we will talk a little about what their origins are in general to understand what has been the historical importance of both of them and of course the Camino from Sarria to Santiago.

This route began after the discovery of the Holy Sepulchre of James the Apostle. It was with King Alfonso II that he moved the Sepulchre and began the pilgrimage to the city of Santiago.

The first pilgrim was King Alfonso II himself. Although the first pilgrimages that followed those of King followed the Camino Primitivo, it later gave way to a much more passable route that is precisely what we know today as the Camino Frances.

It is here precisely where the Camino de Santiago from Sarria makes its appearance: it consists of the last 100 kilometres of the most popular way of all the options available when completing the Camino de Santiago.

With time, and as the Reconquista progressed, the road was branching as it gained ground. The Camino Frances and of course the route from Sarria to Santiago was one of the most important and it was also linked forever to the history of Europe as it also became a major commercial route.

Since its inception, there have been millions of people who have made the pilgrimage. Join the Experience!

The Camino de Santiago from Sarria with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

Other sections of the Camino de Santiago Frances

Other users’ opinions about the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

We also enclose the opinions of other users who have completed the Camino to Santiago from Sarria.

Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
LUCIA CARABINE
LUCIA CARABINE
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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