Sarria to Santiago (7 nights)

Spain

Holiday overview

Destination

Spain


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate


Month

Mar - Oct


Price

£ 595 pp


Duration

7 nights


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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:

£595.00 per person sharing a room

£100.00 Single room supplement

£110.00 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.

We can book a taxi – cost is £90.00 (up to 3 people) payable to World Walks.  For larger groups please ask.

By Air:

Flights to Santiago from many places including London Stansted and Dublin, from where we can arrange a taxi to Sarria (approximate cost 90 euro for 2 people). The airline Veuling has daily flights from London Heathrow to La Corunna.  There is a bus connection to Sarria via Lugo or we can arrange a transfer for £90.00.

 

 

Day 1: Arrive and overnight in Sarria

A modern town with old quarter.

 

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 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 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. Overnight Santiago (dinner not included)

 

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.