Self-guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route

Spain
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
Panoramic view from Self-Guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route

Self-guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route

Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotel

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Highlights

Spend 7 magical days forging memories and friendships on the pilgrim's road to Santiago

Meet fellow travelers from all around the world on this popular stretch of the world-famous pilgrimage to Santiago.

Walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims as you visit historical architecture and discover local legends.

Enjoy the varied landscape of the beautiful Galician countryside compared with the vibrant, buzzing city of Santiago de Compostela.

Uncover the delicious cuisine of authentic Spain as you taste its local wines, tapas and delicacies.

The self-guided Spanish walking holiday is perfect for travelers that want to enjoy the social aspect of the French Way but only have a week for their Camino.

Meet pilgrims from all over the world while you walk the final 100 km of the Camino de Santiago through the gorgeous Galician landscape. Enjoy the architecture and cuisine of Northern Spain as you walk along the Camino Francés route.

This world-famous pilgrim route to Santiago is steeped in history, leading travelers to the great Cathedral of Santiago for nearly a thousand years. Your luggage will be transported between your comfortable hotels, leaving you to enjoy the delicious cuisine and historical architecture of the Spanish countryside without worrying about any of the logistics.

Self-guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route Itinerary

Day 1 Check in to Sarria

Today you will check in to your hotel in Sarria. You can spend the day exploring the local surroundings, from the castle, to the convent, to the churches and pretty shops overflowing with antiques. Sample some local dishes like Galician stew, octopus or quail before heading to your hotel for dinner and a good night’s rest.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Sarria
Distance
None
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Walking to Portomarín

After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you will set out for the beautiful town of Portomarín. This peaceful route will take you through sleepy hamlets, peaceful countryside and impressive Romanesque churches. Portomarín is a unique town, which was rebuilt after the original settlement was flooded by a reservoir. You can check out the San Juan church with was lovingly moved stone by stone by the residents, and in autumn months you might catch a glimpse of the old town’s ruins in the depths of the river Miňo! After exploring the local town, you can indulge in a wonderful meal at your hotel after a long day on the trail.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Portomarín
Distance
23 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Through the forests to Palas de Rei

Refreshed by a good night’s sleep, you will head out into the local forest, relishing the comforting smell of pine. You can visit the beautiful Romanesque church of Santa María de Castromayor in Ferreiros, a hamlet that was specially built to serve the pilgrims’ horses in times gone by. After leaving a message at the Ventas de Narón cross, you will arrive in Palas de Rei where you will stay for the night.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Palas de Rei
Distance
23 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 A long walk to Arzúa

Make sure you eat a hearty breakfast, because you have a long walk ahead of you today! There are plenty of delicious local dishes to help you reach Arzúa tonight. You can stop off in a little village to try sugared doughnuts, fried octopus or creamy local cheese. Check out the lovely medieval town of Ribadiso, before unwinding over dinner at Arzúa.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Arzúa
Distance
29 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 5 Over the streams to O Pedrouzo

Today’s pilgrimage will take you over gurgling streams, through charming villages and beneath the shade of eucalyptus forests. You can visit the famous fountain of Santa Irene which, according to legend, has the power to heal the ailing pilgrim on his journey to Santiago. Enjoy your penultimate evening meal at your hotel in O Pedrouzo and, if you like, you can attend the pilgrims’ mass at the Romanesque-Gothic church of St Eulalia.

Overnight Location
Hotel in O Pedrouzo
Distance
18 km
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 6 Arriving in Santiago

After 100 km on the Camino de Santiago, you will finally reach your destination. As you reach the top of Monte do Gozo, you will catch sight of the twin spires of the cathedral of Santiago. Take a moment to soak up this wonderful landscape, a view that’s been touching weary travelers for a thousand years! Reflect on the new memories and friendships that you have forged as you descend to Santiago to collect your pilgrims’ certificate, attend the pilgrims’ mass and visit the ancient relics and tombs.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Santiago
Distance
20 km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Checking out

Today you will bid your sad farewells to the French Way and your fellow pilgrims. If you would like to take some time to explore the vibrant city of Santiago, you can pre-book some additional nights in the hotel to relax and unwind. Alternatively, enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel before heading to your onward journey.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Self-guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route Price and Dates

This self-guided walking tour to Santiago de Compostela is always run as a private tour for your group only. The price always depends on the number of people sharing a room.

  • Price per person staying in single room: €625EUR
  • Price per person staying in double room: €495EUR
  • Price per person staying in triple room: €450EUR
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Accommodation on Self-guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route

You will stay at a different hotel every night, as you reach each milestone of the French Way (Camino Francés). Your accommodation is extremely popular amongst other pilgrims, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere after a day of walking. The rooms are double occupancy, so single travelers will pay a supplement unless they can be paired with another single traveler in the same situation.

All the hotels you will stay in are 2 and 3 stars, providing modern conveniences to ensure you have a pleasant and comfortable stay.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of €125EUR to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travelers up, where possible.

Hotel DP Cristal in Sarria

A budget-friendly hotel, DP Cristal rests on the outskirts of Sarria directly off the Camino and is walking distance to notable attractions.

Hotel Pensión Mar in Portomarín

Feel at home in Portomarín and enjoy 5-star service that includes welcoming staff and coffee, tea, and snacks available 24 hours.

Pensión A Fonte in Palas de Rei

Centrally located within Palas de Rei, top-rated restaurants and attractions are within walking distance.

Pensión Rua in Arzúa

Close to a supermarket and hiking supply store, Pensión Rua offers compact rooms and is a convenient stop en route to Santiago de Compostela.

Pensión Pedrouzo in O Pedrouzo

Off the main thoroughfare, Pensión Pedrouza is a modern hotel with large, quirky-colored rooms that overlook quiet greenery.

Hospedería San Martín Pinario in Santiago

Perfectly located near Praza do Obradoiro and other notable attractions, as well as a host of restaurants, enjoy your stay in this historic building.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s included in the Self-guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route?

Meals

6 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Accommodations

The accommodation for 6 nights along the tour is included.

Transportation during the Tour

This tour includes luggage transfers only.

Also Included

  • Luggage transfer
  • 24/7 phone assistance
  • Pilgrim passport
  • Walking notes and maps

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Transport
  • Extra accommodation charge for arriving to Santiago before St. James Day (July 25th)

Optional Extras

  • Extra night in Sarria before the tour
  • Extra night in Santiago after the tour
  • Upgraded accommodation

Frequenty Asked Questions about Self-guided French Camino Sarria to Santiago Route

How hard is the Self-guided Last 100km of the Camino de Santiago Route?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should have experience walking distances up to 20km. In summer, the heat can make this a more challenging walk, and we would rate it a 4/5.

Do I need a Visa to travel to Spain?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Self-guided Last 100km of the Camino de Santiago Route?

6 breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have Health and Medical insurance to join this trip. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Sarria to start this tour?

You can get to Sarria by train, bus or car. The closest airport is in Lugo, 45 km away.

Where does the Self-guided Last 100km of the Camino de Santiago Route end?

The tour ends in Santiago de Compostela.

Will I get lost without a guide?

The route is well maintained and clearly marked, and you will also be provided with detailed maps. However, you will also be given a support number that you can call at any time should you need any help or advice.

What will I do for lunch?

There are many places where you can buy some lunch along the Camino Frances. By organizing this for yourself, you can stop to rest when you personally feel ready to eat, as well as having the opportunity to taste the authentic Spanish cuisine offered along the route. Alternatively, you can buy a picnic lunch at a local supermarket to enjoy in a pretty spot along the trail

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Spain?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Spain?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Spain for this tour?

The best time to travel to Northern Spain for this walking adventure is spring and autumn, though the tour can be completed year-round. Summer is the most popular time, but it can be quite warm.

Galiwonders is a specialist tour operator, focusing on pilgrimages along the Camino de Santiago in Spain and Portugal as well as the Via Francigena in Italy. They offer adaptable tours to suit a variety of client needs and focus on truly taking care of their guests.

The tour guides are local experts, living and working right along the Camino. They have visited each hotel and restaurant they recommend, ensuring each is up to standard.

Galiwonders offers constant contact with their guests, ensuring all concerns or questions are addressed immediately so you can relax and enjoy your trip.

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Prices

From $475USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotel

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. You should have experience walking distances up to 20km. In summer, the heat can make this a more challenging walk, and we would rate it a 4/5.


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Local guide

Margot

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

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+1 (587) 327-9828

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