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Way of St. James

The last 100 km on the Camino Francés

Overview

Pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela


It is common knowledge:
Hiking in fresh air and beautiful
nature soothes the soul.

That is exactly what you will find here: A trip on the Way of St. James lets you explore vast landscapes,
admire magnificent historic old towns and sights, and enjoy delicious food along the way. As a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there is something for everyone thanks to the different levels of difficulty of the stages!

Services included:

  • Half-board accomodation with drinks (water and wine)
  • Tour guide for transfers IN & OUT and for all hikes
  • Transfer IN Santiago airport to hotel in Sarria - day 1, transfer OUT hotel in Santiago to Santiago airport - day 8
  • Luggage transfer from stage to stage (max. 20 kg per person)
  • 1 x map of the stages per person, 1 x pilgrim's card per person, 1 x pilgrim's shell per person
  • Guided tour, Entrance to the Cathedral and farewell dinner in Santiago old town - day 7

Dates:
15.04. - 22.04.2023, 13.05. - 20.05.2023, 03.06. - 10.06.2023, 14.10. - 21.10.2023

Add-on:
The Camino Finisterre prolongues your voyage by approx. 4 additional days.


Camino: 
Sarria - Portomarín - Palas del Rei - Arzúa - Amenal - Santiago de Compostela
Type: Group travel - 7 nights/ 8 days
Level of difficulty: easy
Distance: ca. 100 Km
Fare: 
from 849 EUR per person (double)
from 1.149 EUR per person (single)
72 EUR per dog (15 - 20 kg, upon request)

Itinerary

Pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela


On this tour you walk the last 100 km of the Camino Francés. These last 100 km run through Galicia and are required to obtain the Compostela. The Compostela is a pilgrimage certificate granted by the ecclesiastical authorities that certifies that the pilgrim has walked a minimum distance of 100 km on the Camino de Santiago.

Day 1: Arrival in Sarria
Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. At the train station or at the airport you will be welcomed by your tour guide. After the welcome you will have a transfer to the hotel in Sarria. Dinner and overnight stay in Sarria.

Day 2: Sarria - Portomarin (about 22,4 Km)
After breakfast you will start your first stage of the Way of Saint James. For many hikers this is also the first stage of the Camino de Santiago. From Sarria you will dive into beech, oak and pine forests, which you will cross on paths and trails. Here you will pass Barbadelo, Rente and Brea. Just past this last village is the marker with the inscription Kilometer 100. Dinner and overnight in Portomarin.

Day 3: Portomarin - Palas de Rei (about 25 km)
The second stage today will take you to Palas de Rei. Farmers, paths, pasture and hiking trails meet the pilgrim friendly in a well signposted labyrinth. At the exit of Portomarin you will cross the road and then a branch of the reservoir over a footbridge. Immediately after, you climb up the slope of this ford until you reach the village of Gonzar after 2 km along the course of the road. As in yesterday's stage, you will pass through the towns of Castromayor, Hospital de la Cruz, Ventas de Naron, Ligonde and Eireche at intervals of 3 km each. Dinner and overnight in Palas de Rei.

Day 4: Palas de Rei - Arzúa (about 30 km / about 6 hours / very easy)
The final destination is not far. Now it is time to enjoy every step.
The march towards Pambre begins. After 2 km, take a left turn that leads to Casanova through the villages of San Xulian and Pontecampañas. Half an hour later you enter the province of A Coruña. The first towns here are Leboreiro, Furelos and Melide. At the exit of Melide, the road enters a dense forest that leads to the village of
Parabispo. Immediately after that, we reach Boente, and from here we go up and down to Arzua. Before that we will pass by Castañeda and Ribadiso da Baixo. Dinner and overnight in Arzua.

Day 5: Arzúa - Amenal (about 22 km)
This is an exciting but also a stage full of serenity. The pilgrim feels that Santiago is now within reach. The terrain is very reminiscent of the previous stage. A lot of ups and downs through small towns and villages, which offers variety to the hiker. Dinner and overnight in Amenal.

Day 6: Amenal - Santiago (about 19 km)
In the past, the pilgrims, overwhelmed with joy, fell to their knees.

Impressions

Pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela


Packing List

Pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela


Apparel    
    backpack (incl. rain protection): 35-50 l - max. 2 Kg/ 4.4 lbs
    sleeping bag (alterntively a thinner sleeping bag made of silk or cotton) - 0.2-1.0 Kg/ 0.4-2.2 lbs
    2 pair of trekking pants: 1 convertable with zipper & 1 shorts
    2 shirts (functional material such as merino wool)
    1 long sleeve (best merino wool)
    2 pairs of hiking socks (compression socks are also recommended)
    (possibly also nylon stockings - under the hiking socks against blisters)
    2 funtional underpants
    hiking boots (no seakers)
    1 sweater
    flipflops or crocs and/ or sandals
    rain jacket & pants (or poncho) - max. 0,5 Kg/ 1.1 lbs
    wind stopper
    small travel towel
    sun hat
    possibly tent & camping mat - max. 2 Kg/ 4.4 lbs
    poss. swimming clothes (for the portugese and spanish Camino de la Costa)
    
Sanitary Articles    
    washbag (or big Zip-Lock-Bag)
    shower gel (small travel version)
    toothpaste (small travel version) & dental floss
    toothbrush
    disinfectant, needle & thread (best to treat blisters) or blister pads
    deer cream (to prevent blisters) - 50-100 ml
    magnesium
    sun cream - 50-100 ml
    deodorant
    headache pills (preferably Ibuprofen 400)
    razor
    ear plugs
    tissues
    tiger balm
    
Technical Equipment    
    headlamp
    ebook-reader
    phone
    camera
    pocket knife
    
Documents & Money    
    purse
    cash
    credit card
    passport (for non-europeans) or ID
    train tickets
    health insurance ID (or travel health insurance for non-europeans)
    emergency phone numbers of your insurance and bank
    
Miscellaneous    
    Pilgrim Guide & Itinerary
    Pilgrim’s Credencial
    diary & pen
    St. James's scallop
    sunglasses
    drinking system (e.g. camel bag) - max. 2 l
    zip lock bags or 10 liter freezer bags (for the modular pack system)
    first aid kit
    trekking poles or hiking/ pilgrim stick
    stone as symbol (especially for the Camino Francés)

Notes

Pilgrimage from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela


Notes
You can choose your travel period individually. We recommend a travel time between mid-April to mid-October. Please try to register your trip with us up to 6 weeks before departure.
Arrival arranged independently on your own. We would be happy to help you find a suitable train connection.
Transfers to/from the train station are not included unless otherwise stated. On request, we would be happy to organize a transfer from/to the train station or airport (price for a maximum of 3 people with luggage). Upon request, we can help you book a private transfer for departure. Otherwise, we recommend taking a taxi or public transport to your first (or from your last) accommodation. For more details see the recommendations in our itinerary.
Changes to the pilgrimage route according to individual wishes are possible, such as stage combinations for instance. Price on request.
Remember your identity card or passport.
We recommend - depending on the level of difficulty - to ensure that you are in good physical condition. Sure-footed mountaineering boots are also necessary. A head for heights is also advantageous.
Please note the current entry and health regulations and recommendations, according to which a corona vaccination is also essential.
Take a look at the health and entry regulations of your travel country.
There is no minimum number of participants.
The organizer of this trip is SLOWTRAVEL.