Day 1 | Arrival to Sarria
100 km from Santiago de Compostela, Sarria, the first and closest place for following the PILGRIM ROAD TO SANTIAGO and the Pilgrim’s Way stretching along the FRENCH PILGRIM ROAD. Hotel Mar de Plata is set on the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrimage Route. Hotel offers comfortable lodging, free Wi-Fi and free parking. It features a restaurant and a terrace.
Day 2 | Walk Sarria to Portomarin - 22 km, 5-6 hrs
Villajardín Hotel is located in Portomarín , one of the most emblematic places Camino de Santiago . Completely equipped with services and with very spacious and complete rooms, it is the ideal place both to relax after a hard day's journey and to spend a few days knowing the wonders of theLucense province, enjoying the comfort and tranquility provided by the Hotel Villajardín.
Day 3 | Walk Portomarin to Palas de Rei - 25 km, 6 hrs
Palas de Rei
Welcome to Casa Benilde, the rest on your way... Situated in the Heart of Saint James’s Way, in a quiet pedestrian area in the center of Palas de Rei, away from the noises of the road, the Hotel Casa Benilde offers you modern and welcoming installations, equipped with all the services you need. At some minutes from the big galician cities - Lugo, Santiago de Compostela, Ourense, A Coruña, Hotel Casa Benilde is the perfect place to make your stance in Galicia unforgettable.
Day 4 | Walk Palas de Rei to Melide - 15 km, 4 hrs
Berenguela 2 star pension has recently been opened. It offers customers 12 rooms (2 individual and 10 double with complete bathrooms)
Day 5 | Walk Melide to Arzúa - 14 km, 3.5 hrs
Santa Maria de Arzua
Old historical building in a beautiful setting. The rooms and bathrooms are large and well appointed. The lounge areas are gorgeous - beautifully furnished with lovely views and a welcome log fire on a cool night. The gardens are landscaped with seating to relax in and rolling hills for a view.
Day 6 | Walk Arzúa to Pedrouza - 18.5 km, 5 hrs
A break on the way to rest and enjoy nature in rural environment . An ideal environment to get your strength back.
Day 7 | Walk Pedrouza to Santiago de Compostela - 21.5 km, 5.5 hrs
Santiago de Compostela
Traditional and intimate, it recreates in every detail the charm of its bourgeois past, showing, from a large part of its rooms, spectacular views of the monumental Pazo de Raxoi and the top of the magnificent baroque façade of the Cathedral.
Day 8 | Departure Day
Camino Frances - Sarria to Santiago de Compostela (7 nights)
Double Occupancy - upgraded (5 upgrades):
Single Supplement (for 2 or more travelers, no solo bookings possible):
Optional dinners (5 dinners included):
- 7 nights accommodations in double room with private bath
- Daily breakfast
- All luggage transfers from hotel to hotel, 1 piece per person
- Local emergency support throughout your tour during daylight hours
- Arrival orientation by phone
- Route maps, route cue sheets customized to each hotel (1 per room) - shipped to first hotel
- All pre and post travel planning services
- A package of pre-travel documents sent electronically to help you prepare for your trip.
- Guidebook Everest "The Way of St James" - 1 per room
- Tourist taxes
- All other meals
- Arrival and departure transfers
- All other expenses not mentioned
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights;
Dates: Any date available on request from April through October. This is self-guided touring and offers total freedom of dates - you can choose whatever dates you wish. We can accommodate small parties of 2 persons up to large groups. For your safety, each booking needs a minimum of 2 participants, no solo traverlers. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire.
Level 3 - Fit - rolling countryside; some notable hills with longer distance walks. Daily walking distances around 20 km. These are available to most people of some experience and average fitness who are working out regularly. This is a self guided tour - see what all that includes!
Arrival & Departure: Sarria is accessible by train or bus. Travelers can into Madrid (take train, only two run daily, to Sarria) or Santiago (take daily bus, only one, by Monbus or via Lugo to Sarria). Take a taxi on your own from station to your first hotel. The tour concludes in Santiago. We recommend flying out of the Santiago airport when leaving.Other Services: Book a Car Rental in Spain or Throughout Europe
Gear Recommendations: - Hiking boots/trekking boots or trail shoes – sturdy, mid-weight, and well broken in. - Trekking poles - optional if you use them, bring them - Day pack - 1500+ cubic in (24 liter) with chest and waste straps A packing list is always sent at 60 days prior to travel. No other special gear or backpacking gear is required. Some things you may want to bring: - GPS - Smartphone with GPS app, and local SIM card for low cost calling
Our Destination guide will give you general travel info about this country; best time to travel, interesting sites, airports, weather, and more. We will include a PDF summary of this tour as well.