WAY OF ST JAMES FROM SARRIA

Already in Galicia, we started our march from Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, also known as “The Last 100 Kms of the French Way". This route was a melting pot where all forms of expression of European culture merged. Beautiful landscapes, endearing people, millenary culture, inner peace, excellent gastronomy, that can help you “find” what each one of you is looking for in this personal pilgrimage.

At Xacobeoo 2021 we will discover the essence of French Camino de Santiago, which seems to have left its mark in Galicia, after the massive passage of pilgrims who have traveled it for years.

This is the route that most pilgrims who go on foot travel, since it is the minimum number of kilometers required to get to "La Compostela."

Sarria
Portomarin
Rei's shovels
Melide
Arzúa
Pedro
Santiago de Compostela
IMPORTANT!!  Unlike other companies OUR RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL INSURANCE AND VEHICLE ASSISTANCE IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, for your safety and peace of mind.
If you want to do fewer kilometers per day, we can design this route for you with more days (suitable for the elderly or families with children).
Special discounts for groups of at least 4 people: Consult (Not combinable with other discounts)

 

STAGES CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM SARRIA

Day 1: Arrival in Sarria. Accommodation.

Day 2: Stage from Sarria to Portomarín (22,75 kms)

Day 3: Stage from Portomarín to Palas de Rei (25 kms)

Day 4: Stage from Palas de Rei to Arzúa (29,5 km)

Day 5: Stage from Arzúa to Pedrouzo (19,2 kms)

Day 6: Stage from Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela (19,9 kms)

Day 7: Breakfast – End of our services

Accommodation

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The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.

We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.

As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.

The Camino de Santiago from Sarria in 7 days

The generic route that we propose is done in 7 days – 6 nights – 5 stages, if you have fewer days we can also design the Camino de Santiago in 4, 5 days or 6 days.

We understand that your goal is still to reach the Cathedral of Santiago, we can choose different alternatives:

> Suggest that you walk more kilometers per day, as long as your physical condition allows it.

> Eliminate any stage that may be less attractive and advance those kilometers by car.

 

Last 100 km of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria (Short Stages)

The Camino de Santiago from Sarria, in the region of Lugo, belongs to the variant of the Camino Frances, and as you can see in the itinerary above it has 5 generic stages with an average of 22 km per day. However, at Viajes Mundiplus we can adapt the Kilometers based on your physical capacity, and the greater tranquility with which you want to face this ancient route.

This itinerary that we have designed from the Last 100 km of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria In stages with fewer kilometers than those established, it is designed for those who want to do this section of the French Way with even greater relaxation.

The breakdown of stages that we have prepared is ideal for families with young children and for the elderly who, due to physical aspects, can only or want to walk fewer kilometers than the general stages

This is how our new proposal would look like doing the Camino from Sarria in 10 days:

Adapted itinerary (10 days – 9 nights – 8 stages)

1 Day.- Arrival in Sarria. Accommodation.
 
2 Day.- Sarria – Ferreiros Stage (13,75 Kms). Accommodation.
 
3 Day.- Ferreiros – Gonzar Stage (17 Kms). Accommodation.
 
4 Day.- Stage Gonzar – Palas de Rei (17 Kms). Accommodation.
 
5 Day.- Stage Palas de Rei – Melide (15,2 Kms). Accommodation.
 
6 Day.- Melide – Arzúa Stage (14,3 Kms). Accommodation.
 
7 Day.- Stage Arzúa – O Junction (15 Kms). Accommodation.
 
8 Day.- Stage O Junction – Lavacolla (15 Kms). Accommodation.
 
9 Day.- Stage Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostela (10 Kms). Accommodation.
 
10 Day.- Breakfast. End of our services.

What to eat and typical dishes in The last 100 km of the French Way?

We know that one of the main incentives to do the Camino de Santiago with organized trips in Galician lands is to be able to enjoy its varied gastronomic offer: Lacon with turnip tops, octopus, tetilla cheese, empanadas, stews, etc.

Make the journey in the French Way It is an ideal alternative not only to learn about the customs of these towns steeped in history. Plus, it's the perfect excuse to taste a very varied gastronomy.

Also, as you know, this is the most popular route of all those that lead to the Cathedral of Santiago. What do we want to tell you with this? that you will find a Endless gastronomic offers as you pass through any town. So many that it is completely impossible to expose them all in these lines.

That's why we want to help a little in detail. If you do not know where to eat from the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago, We will give you some suggestions. Of course, we will also talk about the typical dishes that characterize this route.

Gastronomy on the French Way

Eating well during this journey is as important as carrying good equipment or sleeping in a comfortable hotel. Throughout the route of this route, you will be able to find different restaurants that have the Pilgrim's Menu. The vast majority include bread, drink, two dishes of traditional gastronomy and dessert.

In addition, the dishes have an excellent price. Best of all is that you can taste characteristic products of these towns among which stand out: cheeses, chestnuts or honey, as well as different typical dishes. Among the main ingredients are octopus, fish (eel), shellfish and game meat.

In the same way, be sure to try the main desserts, among which stand out: the tender biscuits from Samos and the Portomarín cake. The latter is made with a base of almonds and sweet gingerbreads, similar to a glazed donut typical of many Galician regions.

Typical dishes and products that you will find on the French way 

It is normal that if you plan to make such a long journey, you have thought about what to eat during this journey. And it is that those many kilometers deserve a good gastronomic reward. Of course, in all the towns from Sarria to Santiago you can get delicious products and typical dishes that you will love.

Sarria

Among the typical dishes that you can taste in Sarria we can highlight octopus a feira, potato tortillas and padrón peppers. They also offer a wide variety of meats such as ribeye or grilled entrecote.

Likewise, home-made croquettes They are delicious, as are game meats (partridge or wild boar). And as if that were not enough, you can try the celtic swine. This is a recovered autochthonous breed of pig with which they prepare excellent sausages (chorizo ​​or pressed pork rinds).

You should also consider visit the bread museum and the elaboration of tetilla cheeses. There you will have an incomparable gastronomic experience.

Portomarin

In this town you can taste quality Galician products such as chestnuts, breads, cheeses, pork and beef. In addition, you can taste the typical dish. This is made with eel, which is a teleost fish that lives between the sea and the river, so its meat is highly valued.

Likewise, you cannot ignore the exquisite eel patties accompanied with pomace spirits. And for dessert we recommend the typical paradela cake, made with flour, eggs, sugar and almonds.

king spades

This is a well-known town on the French Camino de Santiago. Unquestionably, his typical dish is Padrón and Herbón peppers. For this reason, you should eat some fried, toasted peppers and crowned with coarse salt.

It also stands out for the great variety of seafood (crab, shrimp, clam, octopus, carioca, trout, lamprey). It also includes among its special dishes cHunting harness in season and Galician beef.

It is important to mention that cheeses and products derived from pork are in great demand among its visitors.

Arzúa

The product par excellence of this town is the Arzua-Ulloa cheese. Its production is carried out in the municipalities of Arzúa, Melide, O'Pino, Monterroso and Palas de Rei. It is a soft cheese produced with matured cow's milk with a thin and elastic rind of bright yellow color.

Its aromas are of butter and yogurt with hints of vanilla, cream and walnuts. In addition, it has a sweet and sour taste at the same time. It is ideal to taste alone or accompanied, as well as with quince jam.

Pedro

On this site you can find products like cheese, wine from the riverside of the Ulla, honey, fresh food from the garden, and of course beef and pork. In addition, you can taste the rooster and hen of the piñeira breed, since it is an exalted dish in the gastronomy of this town.

Also, this town offers typical Galician dishes such as octopus, Galician stew and empanada.

Santiago de Compostela

In the capital of Galicia you can taste a wide variety of traditional Galician gastronomy dishes. We highlight the octopus, fish, shellfish, assortment of empanadas, raxo, lacon with turnip tops and broths.

In addition, you can enjoy the famous Santiago's cake, adorned with the Cross of Santiago. Also, you should try the jamon from Monterroso, the queixo do cebreiro or the biscuits from Samos.

Where to eat from Sarria to Santiago?

Restaurants with gastronomic specialties

Of course, on the Camino de Santiago there are establishments that deserve a must visit. For example, on the road from Sarria to Santiago there are restaurants with a wide variety of starters, wines, products, and specialties in typical dishes with an incomparable presentation.

In Sarria you can find the grocery store do Luis, Rome, and A Travesia Dos Soños.

In Portomarín it stands out O Mirador, the Pérez Restaurant and Posada del Camino.

Likewise, in Palas de Rei you will find To Parada das Bestas, Mesón Abrea and Convenience Store to Nosa Terra.

At Melide we highlight its well-known Pulperias Ezequiel and A Garnacha.

Similarly, in Arzúa there are restaurants that offer a wide menu to choose from is Casa Nene, Fonte do Picho and Casa Teodora.

Another excellent place in Pedrouzo is the local O KM19 and Café-Bar O Pedrouzo.

In Santiago de Compostela you have Abastos 2.0, Damajuana and O Gato Negro, one of the most popular establishments in Santiago.

How to get to Sarria to start the Camino

We indicate the different options for how to get to the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. Town that marks the minimum distance, if you do the Camino on foot, of 100 kilometers to obtain the "La Compostela" certificate

Option 1: you can arrive by private car:

> and park the vehicle in Sarria. You can park in the vicinity of the accommodation where you stay. It is a very safe and small town where to date there has been no security problem. Another option is to request private parking. When you finish The last 100 km of the Camino Frances, you can return to your vehicle by bus or request our optional exclusive vehicle transfer service for you or your group.

> or you can arrive in your vehicle directly to Santiago de Compostela y parking in Santiago de Compostela in private parking, which have very affordable costs, and once parked you can go by bus to Sarria (there is only one time available), or request our private transfer.

Option 2: Bus

Santiago>Lugo>Sarrià (There is no direct option). From Santiago, you must make 1 Transfer in Lugo and the total duration of both journeys is approximately 3h 15'.

– From Santiago de Compostela city or from its Airport, to Lugo you can travel with the Freire bus company.

– In Lugo you will have to transfer to Sarria with the Monbus bus company.

Madrid> Lugo> Sarria

– From Madrid to Lugo with the company Alsa, with frequent departures from the Madrid South Bus Station, and from the Madrid Airport (Terminal 4)

- From Lugo to Sarria with the Monbus bus company.

*We recommend you spend a few hours and visit Lugo and its walls before heading to Sarria

Option 3: Train (Renfe). Direct trains every day from Madrid and Barcelona. Currently on the section from Madrid to Sarria, you can get to Ourense by train and from here Renfe offers travelers a bus from Ourense to Sarria (approximately 1 h 15'). This is due to the completion of works until the month of July 2023 included.

Option 4: Plane

The closest airport to Sarria is Santiago de Compostela, approximately 1 hour 15 minutes by car.

From here there are two possibilities to get to Sarria:

- By bus, option previously seen.

- Private transfer with us: pick up at Santiago Airport and direct transfer to Sarria in approximately 1h 15 ′ Consult us for the service fee.

Upon your arrival in Sarria, an experience begins that you will never forget in which in the following point we recommend what to see and what to do on your Camino de Santiago from Sarria.

What to see and do on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria (Travel Guide)

STAGE FROM SARRIA TO PORTOMARIN

In Sarria we can see, among others, the Church of San Salvador, Romanesque and with a Gothic façade and the convent of A Magdalena. We will admire the tower of the old medieval castle, as well as the Rúa Maior.

We leave Sarria through the Ponte Aspera to continue towards Barbadelo and Ferreiros we have two Romanesque churches, the Church of Santiago (Barbadelo) and the Church of Santa María (Ferreiros)

Portomarín is a beautiful town bathed by the Belesar Reservoir, in which the ancient city is submerged (which can be seen in summer with the lower flow of the river)

The town is divided into two neighborhoods: San Nicolas and San Pedro. A visit to the Chapel of the Virgen de las Nieves, as well as the great church-fortress of San Nicolás, erected by the monk-knights of the order of San Juan de Jerusalem in the XNUMXth century. The church was built by a workshop of disciples of Master Mateo. Portomarín produces one of the most recognized brandies in Galicia and an annual festival is held.

The Romanesque façade of the Church of San Pedro, the Pazo de Berbetoros, from the XNUMXth century, and the Pazo del Conde da Maza, from the XNUMXth century, are other of the many attractions that you can find in this beautiful town.

In Sarria we can see, among others, the Church of San Salvador, Romanesque and with a Gothic façade and the convent of A Magdalena. We will admire the tower of the old medieval castle, as well as the Rúa Maior.

We leave Sarria through the Ponte Aspera to continue towards Barbadelo and Ferreiros we have two Romanesque churches, the Church of Santiago (Barbadelo) and the Church of Santa María (Ferreiros)

Portomarín is a beautiful town bathed by the Belesar Reservoir, in which the ancient city is submerged (which can be seen in summer with the lower flow of the river)

The town is divided into two neighborhoods: San Nicolas and San Pedro. A visit to the Chapel of the Virgen de las Nieves, as well as the great church-fortress of San Nicolás, erected by the monk-knights of the order of San Juan de Jerusalem in the XNUMXth century. The church was built by a workshop of disciples of Master Mateo. Portomarín produces one of the most recognized brandies in Galicia and an annual festival is held.

The Romanesque façade of the Church of San Pedro, the Pazo de Berbetoros, from the XNUMXth century, and the Pazo del Conde da Maza, from the XNUMXth century, are other of the many attractions that you can find in this beautiful town.

STAGE FROM PORTOMARIN TO PALAS DE REI

In Gonzar, we can visit the most important monument of this town: The Parish of Santa Maria.

In Castromaior, there is the small Church of Santa María, in a simple and rough Romanesque style but very well preserved. Inside, a Romanesque carving of the Virgin and an altarpiece from the XNUMXth century stand out.

In Ventas de Narón, we can see the Chapel of the Magdalena.

La Church of Santiago, in Ligonde, in neoclassical style, retains the Romanesque façade of its predecessor. Just before entering the town, there is the Lameiros crossroads (1670), where the four sides of the base represent Calvary or the death of Jesus (hammer, nails, thorns and skulls), while on the cross the relief of motherhood or life amazes.

STAGE FROM PALAS DE REI TO MELIDE

We start in San Xulián do Camiño, we find the Parish Church of San Xulián, Romanesque temple from the XNUMXth century.

In Leboreiro we can see the Romanesque church of Santa Maria, where the tympanum of the portal and the mural paintings from the XNUMXth century stand out.

In Disicabo highlight the small medieval bridge of the Magdalena.

At the entrance to Furelos we find a splendid medieval bridge with four arches. Next to her Saint John's Parish Church.

Close to Palas de Rei, although outside the route of our what to see on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria, is the Church of Vilar de Donas Romanesque style, former Priory of the Order of Santiago. It dates from the XNUMXth century. The Latin cross church has three vaulted apses and a transept with a ribbed vault. Inside we can see several tombs of important knights of the Order of Santiago, as well as some well-preserved frescoes. It is one of the best known examples of Galician Romanesque linked to the French Way.

El Pambre Castle, located in Ulloa, is one of the best examples of medieval military architecture that exists in Galicia. It was built at the end of the 5th century by Don Gonzalo Ozores de Ulloa. The castle is located on a rocky outcrop. It is surrounded by a defensive wall of about XNUMX m. of thickness. It is accessed through a small semicircular door. It has a square floor plan with four towers at the corners and the Torre del Homenaje in the center. Inside we find the Chapel of San Pedro.

In Melide as the closing town of this Camino de Santiago from Sarria, we recommend the following places to visit:

> In the first place, we cannot pass by without tasting its famous octopus, in any of its famous pulperías. It also has a magnificent ethnographic museum, Terra de Melide, recently built and unique in the area. The gastronomy on the French Way is one of the most famous not only on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria but also in Spain as a whole.

> In turn we highlight the Melide Cruiser They say it dates from the 10th century and they say that it may be the oldest in the entire Galician region. Next to this magnificent cross we find the Chapel of San Roque (Romanesque Jewel) and that many have found similar to the current € XNUMX ticket. The ticket simply reflects an example of a Romanesque in the strict sense and is not associated with any specific monument (thus avoiding problems). At least if we can say that the arcades and columns of the door of this chapel of Melide look out to the purity and perfection of the Romanesque style.

> It is also worth highlighting the Church of the Sancti Spiritus and Romanesque church of Santa María.

> In the vicinity of Melide we can also visit the pre-Romanesque Church of San Antoniño de Toques, located in a spectacular setting in the middle of a waterfall that runs along the side of the Church. The pre-Romanesque style church has a nave. Above the triumphal arch is a Romanesque carving of a Calvary dating from the XNUMXth century.

Already off the route what to see on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria but well worth a trip if we have time for it, in Sobrado dos Monxes, near Melide, is the Monastery of Santa María de Sobrado dos Monxes, it is one of the main monasteries of medieval origin in the province of A Coruña and throughout Galicia. It is believed that it dates from the XNUMXth century, since several writings have been found where it is cited. It has undergone numerous reforms from the XNUMXth century to the XNUMXth century.

Today the Church of the Monastery of Sobrado dos Monxes is preserved in good condition, as well as part of its monastic dependencies thanks to the work of the Benedictine monks who inhabit it. The Church dates from the XNUMXth century, in a baroque style. The spectacular façade with two slender towers stands out. Everything inside is worth admiring. The Monastery preserves three cloisters. It was declared a National Historic-Artistic Monument.

Pre-Romanesque Church of San Antoniño de Toques, located in a spectacular setting in the middle of a waterfall that runs along the side of the Church. The pre-Romanesque style church has a nave. Above the triumphal arch is a Romanesque carving of a Calvary dating from the XNUMXth century.

STAGE FROM MELIDE TO ARZUA

In Boente, its Church of Santiago stands out, presided over by a carving of the Apostle from the XNUMXth century.

In Ribadixo do Baixo, after passing the bridge of medieval origin, the Ribadixo pilgrim hospital, the last historical space that remained open to the pilgrim's service. In the recreational area of ​​Ribadixo we can stop along the way to refresh our feet in the river.

In Arzúa, the Church of Santiago stands out, with the Gothic Chapel of La Magdalena, belonging to a disappeared hospital. Along with a carballeira, the A Mota chapel also stands out.

And about 5 km away from the route of what to see on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria, stands out the Brandeso Manor, where Valle-Inclan placed part of his novel Autumn Sonata. The Pazo is privately owned and cannot be visited. It is a stately building with a chapel on its main façade.

STAGE FROM ARZUA TO PEDROUZO

At this stage, we can highlight the Parish Church of San Verisimo, in the town of Ferreiros.

In Santa Irene we can visit the Chapel of the Holy, which gives the town its name. Hermitage dedicated to this Portuguese Saint Martyr. It also highlights a baroque fountain that they say has healing properties for the skin.

We cannot miss the opportunity to taste the magnificent Arzúa teat cheese. Since 1989, this artisan cheese, made from natural and whole cow's milk, has received the name of Produto Galego de Calidade. It is produced in all the councils of the Arzúa-Ulloa region: Arzúa, Curtis, Melide, O Pino, Santiso, Sobrado dos Monxes, Toques, Touro and Vilasantar (in the province of A Coruña) and Friol, Monterroso and Palas de Rei ( in the province of Lugo)

 

STAGE FROM PEDROUZO TO SANTIAGO

Before reaching Santiago, about 4 Kms approximately, the Monte de Gozo offers an incredible panoramic view of the city.

In Santiago de Compostela we find the most important monument of our entire route, the Cathedral of Santiago whose façade has been recently restored, dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. And as details of the Cathedral the following:

> It was consecrated in 1128 and is a good example of a pilgrimage church.

> In the Romanesque style, with later Renaissance and Baroque elements from the XNUMXth century. With a Romanesque floor plan with a Latin cross, it has three naves divided by semicircular arches, a tribune, a transept and an ambulatory.

> Highlight, by master Mateo, the Pórtico de la Gloria, the best example of Spanish Romanesque.

As a tradition, all pilgrims who want and can attend the mass at 12 and 19.30:2019 pm in the Cathedral. In it, with a bit of luck, you will be able to see the magnificent botafumeiro in action. *Year 2020 and 2021 due to the works inside the Cathedral this mass will be held in other nearby churches. The Cathedral prepares its best finery for the next Holy Year 2022-XNUMX.

The entire old town is spectacular, it moves us without realizing medieval times. In he meets the Santiago food market. We also highlight the Galician pavilion in the San Lázaro neighbourhood, the Illustrious Gallegos Pantheon (adjacent to the museum), the As Animas Chapel, Cervantes Square, the Troya House Museum, etc.

On the other hand, you can also get to know the surroundings of Santiago and take organized excursions along the Costa da Morte and Rias Baixas.

Another of the traditions is the embrace of the image of the apostle Santiago and the visit to his tomb.

The Cathedral museum is a must, as is a visit to the cathedral roofs.

El Monasterio de San Martín Pinario, in front of the Plaza de la Azabachería.

La Portal of the Parador de los Reyes Católicos, in the Plaza del Obradoiro, which was founded as a hospital for pilgrims.

To finish our What to see on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago, now what we recommend is that you discover these incredible places for yourself and tell us what you think.
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Double room with breakfast
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Route Information
  • Distance from Sarria to Santiago: 111 kms
  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 stages
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
  • Special breakfast
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency
  • Informative digital dossier of the road
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
    • Galician Typical Product
  • No cancellation fees
    • Up to 15 days before starting the Camino
  • IVA

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Divide Stage Palas de Rei-Arzua (2 stages)
    • € 75 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 80 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)
  • 1-day excursions (Bus)
    • Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person