The Camino de Santiago from Sarria remains the most popular section of the entire Camino de Santiago, the Camino Frances being the most frequented route. From Sarria, you can complete the last 100 Km (62 Mi), the minimum distance to get the Compostela when you arrive in Santiago de Compostela.
It is an itinerary that begins in the province of Lugo and enters A Coruña through the village of O Coto, crossing beautiful forests of oaks and chestnut trees, and touring ancient villages that have seen tens of thousands of wishful pilgrims pass by to reach the Plaza del Obradoiro, in Santiago de Compostela.
The possibility of meeting several pilgrims along the Camino will give you a unique and authentic experience, which makes the Camino de Santiago from Sarria a very special section, beyond all the natural and monumental attraction present in each of its stages.
Arrival in Sarria, which will be your starting point. Sarria is a population with great movement of pilgrims for being the most popular starting point of the Camino de Santiago. From Sarria you can complete the last 100 Km (62 Mi) of the Camino de Santiago, in this case of the Camino Frances, which is the minimum distance required to obtain the Compostela certificate. We recommend that you visit the Church of San Salvador and take the opportunity to meet pilgrims of all ages and backgrounds.
Today's stage will begin with small ascents that will take you along beautiful corredoiras (dirt roads) or roads in a typical rural setting in Galicia. You will pass through picturesque villages and several Romanesque churches to continue descending until you reach the Miño River and the historic town of Portomarin, where you will stay tonight.
Short stages option, Easy Camino: If you choose this itinerary option you can divide this stage into two stages with less route , with a first stage of 12 Km until the village of Morgade , where you will spend the night, and a second stage of 10 Km until you reach Portomarin.
Your path continues along the Sierra de Ligonde, crossing the Miño river and beautiful villages with Romanesque churches such as Santa Maria de Castromaior or Eirexe. You will finish the stage in Palas de Rei, where you will rest tonight.
Short stages option, Easy Camino: If you choose this itinerary option you can divide this stage into two stages with less route , with a first stage of 13 Km until the village of Ventas de Naron , where you will spend the night, and a second stage of 12 Km until you reach Palas de Rei.
You will continue through villages of the deepest Galicia passing from the province of Lugo to that of A Coruña. You will cross beautiful forests and crops, cross a couple of bridges, and reach Melide, known for serving one of the richest octopus dishes in the region. From Melide, the route becomes more demanding, with small but frequent climbs until reaching Arzúa, the end of today's stage.
Short stages option, Easy Camino: If you choose this itinerary option you can divide this stage into two stages with less route , with a first stage of 14 Km until the village of Melide , where you will spend the night, and a second stage of another 14 Km until you reach Arzua.
After spending the night in Arzua, your path continues through meadows and forests through small villages until you reach Pedrouzo, where you will sleep tonight. From this stage you will walk with the pilgrims who come from the Camino del Norte, having the opportunity to exchange experiences.
From Pedrouzo this great stage begins with destination to the Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, where you will approach passing through Lavacolla and with a slight ascent to O Monte do Gozo, from where you can enjoy wonderful views of the city and contemplate the beautiful cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
It is time to explore the splendid city of Santiago de Compostela, its historic center, one of the best preserved in Europe, and the countless examples of history and culture that have led it to be part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site . We recommend including some extra night to have more time to discover the city with guided tours or to Finisterre.
All rooms are private, have their own bathroom and all kinds of amenities that will guarantee you a comfortable and pleasant stay.
The accommodations that we include in the travel packages can be Hotels, Rural Houses and Country Cottages, and are hand-picked accommodations. From CaminoTrip we know the importance of accommodation and choose the best options at each stage. Due to the reduced availability and having a continuous selection of the best accommodations, their name is provided 30 days before the start of your CaminoTrip.
Our Product department works together with our Reservations department to ensure that we offer the highest level of quality and service in the accommodations booked year after year by making periodic visits to them.
Below you can see a sample of selected accommodations on the different routes of the Camino de Santiago, all of them with an excellent level of service and comfort.