If you are looking to experience the French Way but you don’t have many days to walk on your pace, the French Way from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is the perfect trip for you.
You will be walking or cycling the picturesque stages of the French Way from Sarria to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Santiago de Compostela. This stretch has an approximate distance of 63 miles.
- 1 Why walking the Way form Sarria?
- 2 Itinerary overview
- 2.1 Day 1. Accommodation in Sarria
- 2.2 Day 2. Stage from Sarria to Portomarín, 14 miles
- 2.3 Day 3. Stage from Portomarín to Palas de Rei, 15 miles
- 2.4 Day 4. Stage from Palas de Rei – Arzúa, 18 miles
- 2.5 Day 5. From Arzúa to Rúa, 12 miles
- 2.6 Day 6 Stage Rúa- Santiago de Compostela, 13 miles
- 2.7 Day 7. After breakfast, is the end of our services
Why walking the Way form Sarria?
On the Camino de Santiago everyone is welcome. In fact, during your journey you can experience sensations and experiences that are being forgotten: helping each other, solidarity, humanity, or chatting with others about everyday life.
Day 1. Accommodation in Sarria
Sarria is in the province of Lugo in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain. Here you will spend your first night so you can arrive early and visit the village. Sarria has an important cultural heritage, characterized by churches, essential to the Camino. You can visit the mnastery called in galician language “Monasterio Convento de la Magdalena”.
Day 2. Stage from Sarria to Portomarín, 14 miles
You will walk rural areas and small villages such us Lavandeira or Ferreiros. Once you are reaching Portomarín you will see the scenery of the Miño River. In Portomarín you can visit the famous church San Nicolás de Portomarín.
Day 3. Stage from Portomarín to Palas de Rei, 15 miles
During this stage you will discover archaeological sites like Castromaior, a pre-roman fortification. Then you will walk through the mountain range of Ligonde and then go down to the village Eirexe or Ligonde.
Day 4. Stage from Palas de Rei – Arzúa, 18 miles
Walking towards Arzúa, you will discover the essence of the traditional Galician villages and the exquisite cheese of this region. The Arzúa-Ulloa cheese is protected designation of Origin.
Day 5. From Arzúa to Rúa, 12 miles
This stage stands out the green hills and churches dedicated to the Camino. Once you reach Rúa you can stroll around this village and visit the main attractions.
Day 6 Stage Rúa- Santiago de Compostela, 13 miles
This is the last stage you will walk until reaching the apostolic city. You will go up until the mount Monte do Gozo. From here, you can see the towers of the Cathedral. 3 miles separate you from Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7. After breakfast, is the end of our services
This is your perfect Camino, free of luggage and walking the last miles of the Camino de Santiago, from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.
Moreover, once you visit the tomb of the Apostle, you will get your Compostela. The Camino will take you from the interior of Galicia to Santiago through a green and picturesque landscapes, traditional villages and towns. Making this trip is an excellent way to get in touch with the Camino de Santiago.