EUR 760.00

Spain - Walking the Camino ➤ Sarria to Santiago

This is the most popular part of the walking route the Camino de Santiago. Perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino: a challenging trip with good food and wine along the pilgrim route, where you can experience local customs, meet other pilgrims and enjoy the unique atmosphere of it all. You will remember every single minute of it!

This part of the Camino de Santiago starts in Sarria and covers the last 100 km of the Camino Francés (French Way), which is the minimum required for the Compostela certificate. The Camino will take you across forests, farmland and rustic villages along tracks and paths flanked by stone walls. The green rolling hills of Galicia is a part of each walking day until you approach the trip's final destination: the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela.

Highlights on this tour

  • The most famous part of the pilgrims route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
  • The last 116 km of the camino qualify for Compostela certificate
  • Pilgrim Pass included
  • Taste of Galicia's most famous dish with squid seasoned with paprika
  • Hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses
  • A fantastic walking holiday in Spain
  • Delicious 3 course dinner (except in Santiago where only breakfast is included)
  • Transport of luggage from hotel to hotel included
  • Quaint villages, small churches and green landscape
  • Mass in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela


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Day 1 Arrival Sarria

Thousands of people start their pilgrimage in Sarria every year. Explore the old city center, where you will find churches, chapels, monasteries and ancient pilgrim hospitals. Visit the church Igrexa de Santa Marina, the old fortress, Magdalena Monastery and the main street Rua Maior, where you can enjoy a drink and tapas in one of the cozy cafes.

Hotel Example: Hotel Roma

Day 2 Hiking from Sarria to Portomarin

Walking: 23 km, about 6 hours

Today you can expect an easy walk through picturesque villages in the shade of old oak trees and along quiet minor roads. You'll pass the many "hórreos" which is traditional storehouses. Visit the church in the village Barbadelo. When you have arrived in Porto Marin you can relax on one of the many terraces on the square. The current Portomarin is new. The old town of Porto Marin was flooded . When the water level is low, you can get a glimpse of the remains of the flooded village and bridge.

Hotel Example: Hotel Ferramenteiro

Day 3 Hiking from Portomarin to Palas do Rei

Walking: 23 km, about 6 hours

Today the pilgrims route will first cross the river Miño and then it goes steadily uphill through ancient oak forests and across green meadows towards Sierra de Ligonde. You will pass neat little villages such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Do stop to visit the Romanesque church of Santa Maria in Castromaior. The small stone church in Eirexe with its stone portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals and the pilgrim Santiago.

Hotel Example: Rectoral De Lestedo

Day 4 Hiking from Palas do Rei to Arzúa

Walking: 28 km, about 7 hours

The Pilgrim route continues downhill past the village of Casanova and the lovely village Leboreiro. In Melide you should take a break and taste some local specialities in one of the many pulperias. The Camino crosses several streams and a forest road brings you to the village of Boente and the church, which has the patron Santiago. The next town is the village Ribadiso. From here it is not far up the hill to the town of Arzúa for your overnight stay.

Hotel Example: Pousada Chiquitin

Day 5 Hiking from Arzúa to Amenal

Walking: 23 km, about 5½ hours

Today's route goes most of the day through beautiful forests, sleepy villages and across streams. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. Along the way, you should not miss the charming and tranquil village Rúa with old stone houses and where traffic often stops when the cattle block the road. The rest of the route to Amenal follows a mixture of good and quiet minor roads and forest trails.

Hotel Example: La Casona de Nené

Day 6 Hiking from Amenal Santiago de Compostela

Walking: 16 km, about 4 hours

After Amenal the next interesting place is Lavacolla on the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims in the old days used to wash in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line the route up to the Monte do Gozo (Mountain of Joy), and it is from here that you get your first glimpse of the Cathedral of Santiago. With 23 kilometers of hiking today, you should arrive in time for the pilgrims mass at lunchtime.
Spend some time exploring Santiago's old town with its beautiful architecture that is protected as UNESCO World Heritage and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural mecca.

Hotel Example: Hotel O Pino

Day 7 Day of rest in Santiago de Compostela
Use this day to rest and see more of Santiago de Compostela. If along the way have made sure to get your pilgrim's passport stamped (your routes notes will remind you regularly about it), you can have a Compostela Certificate issued at the Pilgrim Office.
Hotel Example: Hotel Herradura
Day 8 Return

Your walking holiday along the Camino is now at its end. You check out from your hotel after breakfast.

Price includes

Not included
  • Transport to/from Spain
  • Local tax (if due)
  • Handling fee (20 euro)
EUR 760.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "single room" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

On this tour you will be on your own supplied with maps, route descriptions and luggage transfers. That means that your time is your own and you have plenty of time to enjoy the stages in your own pace.

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You can quickly check the price of your desired trip without having to fill in anything. Here's how:

  1. Choose your desired start date
  2. Click on the green button "See price and reserve your holiday" and go to the booking form
  3. Select number of people, add any optional extras and see the price at the bottom of the page (you don't have to fill in anything on the form).

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For example, if you want a flight included or changes to the trip, you can order a quote for this using the "Get a quote" button. Remember to describe in detail what, if anything, you want changed.

The process of your booking
When you book, we will start booking hotels and arranging all the practical details of the trip. This process typically takes 2-5 working days, but some bookings may take longer. If you are arranging your own transport, we recommend that you wait until we have confirmed your booking before arranging this.

If you can select the date in the tour calendar at the top of this page, this is a possible start date. We continually update the tours with sold-out dates, after which those dates will turn red and cannot be selected.

How to get there

The flights to/from Santiago de Compostela are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.
The easiest is to fly to and from Santiago de Compostela airport - but also arriving in A Coruña airport and departing from Santiago de Compostela works well. 

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

Transportation from the Airport
On the bookingform you can choose to include transfer from Santiago or Santiago Airport to Sarria. For the transfer back to the airport from Santiago de Compostela, we recommend that you get your last hotel to book you a taxi (around 25 euro)

Book a quote
If you prefer that we handle your flight, then we would be happy to arrange this for you. You simply book a quote below the map on this page and we will return with a quote as soon as possible (usually within 48 working hours). Please note that we add a handling fee of 45 euro to each flight and this means that the flight will be cheaper if you book it yourself.

Local transport
From Santiago airport to Lugo bus station. See:

From Lugo bus station to Sarria bus station you can take a local bus (30min). Total cost for travel around € 10 pp.

Direct bus between Santiago de Compostela Bus Station and Sarria. See

As the fastest and easiest solution you can also pre-book a private transfer from the airport in Santiago de Compostela to Sarria. The price is shown on the bookingform.


You will stays in family-run hotels and guest houses handpicked for their character and warm hospitality. They are 2-3 star tourist class.The hotels are centrally located in the towns and close to the Pilgrims' Route. In rare cases it may be necessary to book accommodation further from the route, but in those cases transfers will be included so as not to affect the walking programme.

It is possible to upgrade to "Casas Rurales" which are beautifully restored country houses in the heart of peaceful rural communities. They are known for their outstanding food, unique location and cozy atmosphere.

Extra night in Santiago de Compostela in double room with breakfast: 95 euro per person.

Food and beverages

The standard package includes half board except dinner the first and last evening.

The breakfast offered will depend on the hotel. Continental breakfast is the norm. A common solution will be a breakfast buffet that includes fruit, bread, pastries, cheeses, meats, coffee, tea and juice. If there is a special breakfast product that you are used to, we recommend that you bring it or buy it at the local supermarket.

Dinner will usually be a "Pilgrim Menu" where you can choose from three appetizers, three main dishes and dessert. Appetizers usually includes soup, salad or fish. Main dishes are usually meat or fish with french fries, potatoes and bread. Usually, there is the possibility of a vegetarian dish. Dessert may eg. be cheesecake, crème caramel or icecream.

The food will vary depending on the area, as each area has its own seasonal and local dishes and specialties. For example, the fish will be more common in Galicia, the northern coast and the Portuguese coastal regions than in other areas inside the country.

Regarding lunch, we recommend that you either buy it at a local store. You can also eat at small cafes along the way. Your route notes will contain guidelines for where you can get food and water.

Luggage transfer

Luggage transfer is included on this tour. Upon arrival at the first hotel you will be given luggage tags along with the rest of the welcome package. You fill out the luggage tags and put them on your bags where they will remain for the duration of the tour.

Your luggage is picked up from the hotel lobby around 9am every morning and will arrive at your next hotel at 6pm at the latest (often long before that). If there are any special exceptions to the luggage transfer you will be notified upon arrival.

Luggage transfer includes one bag per guest and the bags can weigh 20kg each.

Tour documentation

You will recieve the following documentation

Upon booking
You recieve practical information about the tour in a digital format

One month before arrival
You recieve your hotel list and your voucher (hotel list is often supplied upon booking)

Upon arrival
You recieve the welcome package which contains the printed version of the road book, luggage tags, local specific vouchers and if you have rented bikes then they will also be delivered and fitted at the first hotel.

Route & Difficulty

This tour has difficulty grade 2.

Grade 2
Easier walking at reasonable good paths. The walking time will be 4-6 hours usually in hilly terrain. Every one in good health and a normal physical fitness can participate. Luggage is mostly transported and you only go with a lighter backpack. Requires good footwear such as trekking shoes or hiking boots.

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Routes and elevation profile

Here you can get an overview of the entire route and the elevation profile for each day. The data shows the data from the GPX-files related to the tour. Notice that the routes are sometimes updated, which means that there might be small variations.

See a map of the whole route

See the elevation profile

Blue routes: The route as normal
Red routes: Variations/options (such as shortened or extended routes)


It can be difficult to plan a trip according to the weather, but to give an idea of the local climate, see data below:

Statistics for Santiago de Compestela as seen on

Climate Santiago de Compostela


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