Sarria to Santiago (7 nights)

Spain

Holiday overview

Destination

Spain


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Mar - Oct


Price

£ 695 pp


Duration

7 nights


This is the final stage of the Pilgrim route, but with an additional day to further break up the journey for those wanting a more leisurely walk. – Pilgrims who walk this section are entitled to the Pilgrim’s Certificate. 8 days, 7 nights, 6 days walking. Dinner each night except in Santiago.The walking is over […]

This is the final stage of the Pilgrim route, but with an additional day to further break up the journey for those wanting a more leisurely walk. – Pilgrims who walk this section are entitled to the Pilgrim’s Certificate. 8 days, 7 nights, 6 days walking. Dinner each night except in Santiago.

The walking is over 6 days and the distances are spread more evenly in this version of the Sarria – Santiago route.

 

Price:

£695.00 per person sharing a room

£120.00 Single room supplement

£160.00 additional cost for one person walking alone

 

Included:

  • 7 nights accommodation in family run hotels in rooms with private bathrooms,
  • 7 breakfasts,
  • 6 dinners (dinner not included in Santiago where there is a wide choice of restaurants).
  • luggage transfers between hotels,
  • route notes, pilgrim passport  and emergency back up if required.

 

Getting There:

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.  Please check to make sure that the bus is running.

We can book a taxi – cost on request.

 

 

 

Day 1: Arrive and overnight in Sarria

On arrival you will be given a package containing route notes, pilgrim shell, pilgrim passport and luggage labels

Dinner and overnight in 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.

Overnight and dinner 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.

Overnight and dinner in Palas de Rei

 

Day 4: Walk Palas de Rei – Melide

10 miles/16kms.

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.

Overnight and dinner in Melide.

 

Day 5: Walk Melide – Arzua

8 miles/12.8kms.

As you leave the town of Melide, the Church of  Santa Maria is worth a visit. Walk the short distance today to the small village of Arzua where you will spent the night.

Overnight and dinner in Arzua

 

Day 6: Walk Arzua – Arca do Pino

12.5 miles/20kms.

The route continues to Arca do Pino, where you will spend the final night before the final section of the walk into Santiago – making the walk today only 12.5 miles, with the same distance to cover in the morning to Santiago.  Overnight and dinner in Arca do Pino.

 

Day 7: Walk Arca do Pino – Santiago

12.5 miles/20kms.

The last day’s walk is not as short as the 6 night version, but if you leave early enough it is still possible to reach the Plaza de Obradoiro and enter the Cathedral by midday when the pilgrims are blessed. Collect your pilgrim passport and enjoy this beautiful city.  Overnight Santiago (B&B))

 

Day 8: End of the tour after breakfast

Accommodation is in small local hotels, see list below.  Here is an example of the hotels we use:

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

Hospederia San Martin or Hotel Fonte San Roque.

Upgrades to the Parador or similar hotels possible at extra cost.  Please ask.