In Sarria we will have the opportunity to visit the town center where we will find beautiful churches, chapels, monasteries and pilgrim hospitals. Sarria’s main street, rea Maior, is picturesque and serves as a great place for getting a coffee. We recommend visiting the Church of Santa Mariña with its evocative pilgrim mural, the Castle and Fortress of Sarria, along with the Monastery of La Magdalena.
From Sarria to Portomarín - 22km
6h | +230m / -300m.
We will go on a relaxed hike through beautiful towns and quiet villages walking along country roads under the shade of oak trees. Along the way we will find traditional Galician granaries. We recommend visiting the Romanesque church in the town of Barbadelo. If we’d like to make the walk easier, we can choose to divide this route in 2 and spend the night in the beautiful village of Ferreiros.
From Portomarín to Palas de Rei - 22km
6h15 | +633m / -407m.
Once we leave the beautiful town of Portomarín, the Camino de Santiago crosses the Miño River and begins its ascent to the Serra de Ligonde. We will cross through beautiful villages such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. We definitely have to make a stop at the Romanesque Church of Santa María de Castromaior and at the Romanesque Church of Eirexe, where we can admire a sculpture of Santiago the Pilgrim. We can make this route easier by dividing it in 2 and spending the night in Ventas de Narón.
De Palas de Rei a Melide – 15km
This route will allow us to walk at a more relaxed pace between Palas de Rei and Arzúa. We will spend the night in a charming hotel in the town of Melide.
De Melide a Arzúa – 14km
We will continue uphill and downhill for beautiful places like the one that forms the Iso river in Ribadiso.
5h30 | +371m / -460m.
Today’s section of the Camino de Santiago will pass through beautiful forests, quiet villages and lovely streams. We will have the opportunity to visit the Chapel of St. Irene with its famous statue of Santiago. We will also cross through the beautiful village of Rúa, following rural trails until we reach Amenal. There is also the possibility of making this route more relaxed by spending the night in Rúa.
4h | +296m / -306m.
Once we leave Amenal, the next destination will be Lovacolla on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, where the pilgrims used to wash in the river in preparation for their arrival to the city of Santiago de Compostela. We will continue our pilgrimage along the Monte do Gozo hill, from where we can already see the Cathedral of Santiago. Once we reach Santiago, we will get to admire its rich local architecture and let ourselves be captivated by its historic center that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We must arrive to Santiago in time in order to participate in the daily Pilgrim’s Mass.
A few meters to the right we walk uphill to Burió followed by Collado de Hoz, with a panoramic view of the beautiful Lamasón valley.
The French Way ends in Santiago de Compostela. We recommend visiting the city center before returning home, so please feel free to ask us about additional nights or day trips through the city’s historic center. Day trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended.
Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.
Rooms with private bathroom.
Meal plan of your choice.
Luggage transport between stages.
Complete itinerary of the route.
24 hours Telephone assistance on route.
Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.
Additional single room: €150 per person.
Supplement of 5 picnics (sandwich, drink and dessert): 60€ per person.
Extra night in Santiago: €55 per person. (Breakfast included)
Transfer from Santiago (includes airport) – Sarria: contact us for price.
Travel assistance insurance: €12 per person.
Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.