This version of the final stage of the Pilgrim Route from Sarria to Santiago is a slightly longer duration with the distances covered each day condensed into more manageable sections.
9 days, 8 nights, 7 days walking.
Dinner each night except in Santiago. – pilgrims who walk this section are entitled to the Pilgrim’s Certificate.
This version of the final stage of the Pilgrim Route from Sarria to Santiago is a slightly longer duration with the distances covered each day condensed into more manageable sections. 9 days, 8 nights, 7 days walking. This walk has stays in Melide and O Pino and the last night before Santiago is spent in Lavacolla meaning the last day’s walk into Santiago is short – just 7.5 miles or 12 kilometres of easy walking. This allows the walker to arrive into Santiago in time for the midday Mass and time to explore the beautiful city of Santiago in the afternoon.
£670.00 per person sharing a room.
£110.00 Single room supplement.
Arrival: From Santiago de Compostela – take a bus to Lugo (this bus also stops at the airport but you are not guaranteed a place and it is sometimes full by the time it arrives. The journey is nearly 1h30 to Lugo. From Lugo you take a bus to Sarria – approx. 1 hour. You may need to wait for a connection so this can be a long journey.
By Air: Fligths to Santiago from many places including London Stansted and Dublin, from where we can arrange a taxi to Sarria (£90.00 for up to 3 people). The airline Veuling has daily flights from London Heathrow to La Corunna. There is a bus connection to Sarria via Lugo. We can book a taxi – cost is £90.00 (up to 3 people) payable to World Walks. For larger groups please ask.
Luggage: Your luggage is transferred from accommodation to accommodation every day.
Day 1: Arrival Sarria
Arrive in Sarria, a modern town with old quarter. You will be given a package with your route notes, luggage labels and pilgrim passport.
dinner and overnight Sarria
Day 2: Walk Sarria – Portomarin. 14.5 miles/23.2kms.
The walk between Sarria and Portomarin is one of the quietest and most peaceful of the Camino. During the summer there are plenty of places for lunch and drinks along the way.
Dinner and overnight in Portmarin
Day 3: Walk Portomarin – Palas de Rei 15.5 miles/24.8kms.
There are several miles of road walking along this stretch but the roads are quiet and you pass through some small villages – i.e. the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria in Gonzar is 5 miles into the walk. There is a lovely Galician cemetery church in Ligonde which is about another 3 miles.
Dinner and overnight in Palas de Rei
Day 4: Walk Palas de Rei – Melide 9 miles/15kms.
The route takes you to Melide – this is a pleasant town with a former monastery Church Sancti Spiritu, along with a pilgrim hospital and the Church of San Pedro and the church of Santa Maria as you leave the town.
Dinner and overnight Melide
Day 5: Walk Melide – Arzua 8 miles/13.9kms.
Leave behind the bustling Melide and cross several shallow river paths before winding through shaded forest, oak and chestnut giving way to eucalyptus and pine.Arrive in Arzua, the last major centre before Santiago and known as well for its haphazard layout as its cheese production.
Dinner and overnight Arzua
Day 6: Walk Arzua – Arca O Pino 11 miles/19kms.
Leave Arzua through the old quarter of the town and along alternating tracks and country lanes. Pass through a number of small hamlets and enter Arca O Pino where you will overnight.
Dinner and overnight Arca o Pino
Day 7: Walk Arca O Pino – Lavacolla 6 miles/9 kms.
The route continues to the small village of Lavacolla where traditionally pilgrims used to cleanse themselves before the final walk into Santiago de Compostela. Dinner and overnight Lavacolla
Day 8: Walk Lavacolla – Santiago 7.5 miles/12kms.
The last day’s walk short so pilgrims can arrive in the Plaza de Obradoiro and enter the Cathedral by midday when the pilgrims are blessed. Choose where to have dinner in this lovely city.
Overnight Santiago B&B.
Day 9: The tour ends after breakfast.
Accommodation is in small local hotels, see list below. When these hotels are not available we book similar hotels.
Hotel Roma – Sarria
Hotel Villajardin – Portomarin – upgrade to the Pousada de Portomarin possible at extra cost.
Hotel Complejo La Cabana – Palas de Rei
Hotel Xaniero – Melide
Casa Teodora – Arzua
Hotel O Pino – Rua
Hotel Jacabeo – Lavacolla
Hospederia San Martin or Hotel Fonte San Roque.
Upgrades to the Parador or similar hotels possible at extra cost. Please ask.