THE LAST 100KMS OF THE CAMINO ESSENTIAL
Discover the Galician trail of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago. This is one of the most successful routes to step into the Camino since it can be made easily in 7 days and it will give you a great approach to these gorgeous landscapes, the habits and obviously Galician people.
For a full convenience Galician Roots suggests you this journey with all the services needed so as to enjoy the route.
- 7 days / 6 nights in hotels and guesthouses
- Luggage transfer during the trip (includes one suitcase of 15-20 kgs per person)
- Pilgrim passport (credencial del peregrino)
- Telephone assistance during your travel
- Travel journal
PRICE FOR A SINGLE ROOM: 505€
HALF-BOARD SUPPLEMENT: 90€ (dinner in Santiago not included)
You will arrive to Sarria where you will spend the night. The next day you will begin the first stage of this journey.
Sarria – Portomarín 24kms
This stage brings you closer to the last 100kms of this journey. After passing Sarria and walking through a wooded path you’ll face the first rise of the day until you arrive to Barbadelo. Passing through different towns you will have views on the green meadows until you start walking down a stony trail to reach at last Portomarín traversing the bridge with lake Miño sights. You will stay overnight in Portomarín.
Portomarín – Palas de Rei 25kms
Today’s stage will firstly take you to walk throughout a pine forest and then along the route through various villages, Castromaior stands out with its pre-Roman settlement remains. Before you reach Ligonde you’ll come across the Cruceiro de Lameiros, one of the most popular stone cross of the Camino. After passing the Ligonde mountains you will arrive to Palas de Rei where you will be able to visit the San Tirso church. You will sleep in Palas de Rei.
Palas de Rei – Arzúa 29kms
Despite being the longest stage you will enjoy the views of the different villages you’ll go through. You’ll cross Furelos village through its medieval bridge and stone houses until you reach Melide, once there you can visit the Terra de Melide Museum and the church if you wish to. After passing through a eucalyptus forest you’ll cross the Catasol stone path, one of the most famous and photographed places of the Camino. Your route continues through woods and paths nearby small towns. You will arrive to Arzúa where you’ll be able to taste popular Galician food such as Arzúa-Ulloa cheese, qualified with Protected Denomination of Origin, ham, empanada, a typical Galician pastry filled with tuna or meat and a large range of charcuterie from this area. Tonight we’ll be sleeping in Arzúa.
Arzúa – Pedrouzo 19kms
This stage defines by easy slopes, trails crossing fields and streams but still keeping in sight the road. Before we arrive to Pedrouzo you’ll be able to visit Santa Irene chapel dated of the Middle Ages. You’ll be resting and in Pedrouzo.
Pedrouzo – Santiago 20kms
Your last step to Santiago will take you to the Monte do Gozo hill from where you’ll have a panoramic view of the Cathedral before you continue your itinerary through urban paths. You’ll go across different residential areas until you arrive to the old part of town and finally the Obradoiro square with Santiago’s Cathedral will appear in front of you. If you wish to do so you’ll be able to apply for the Compostela certificate at the pilgrim office. You will stay in Santiago.
After breakfast our services will end. We suggest you to visit the Cathedral and if you wish to do so attend the pilgrim’s mass celebrated everyday at 12 a.m.
We can arrange travel insurance for your 9 days journey if you wish. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. Upon previous request we can also take you to discover the different Galician cities (Santiago, Lugo, Coruña or Ourense) or if you need so we can transfer you to the airport for your returning flight.
Luggage transfer includes one suitcase of 15-20 kgs per person. If you wish to add more luggage do not hesitate to contact us.