CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM SARRIA: LAST 100 KMS

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
Pedrouzo
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 suggest the following variant in shorter stages of the French Way from Sarria.
Special discounts for groups of at least 6 people: €15/person (Not combinable with other discounts)

 

STAGES CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM SARRIA

Day 1: Arrival in Sarria. Accommodation.

Day 2: Sarria – Portomarín stage (22,75 km)

Day 3: Portomarín – Palas de Rei stage (25 kms)

Day 4: Palas de Rei – Arzúa Stage (29,5 kms)

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

Day 6: Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela Stage (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.

How many stages are there on the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago?

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.

If you are older people, families with children, we can divide these generic stages as much as possible (see our section Sarria-Santiago in short stages)

The Camino de Santiago from Sarria in 7 days

The generic route that we propose is carried out in 7 days-6 nights- 5 stages, if you have fewer days we can also design the Camino in 5 days, 6 days and even more days as we have seen in the previous section.

I 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 a stage gap that may be less attractive and get ahead of those kilometers by vehicle.

 

Where to eat on the French Way starting in Sarria?

We know that one of the main attractions of doing the Camino de Santiago in Galician lands is being able to enjoy its varied gastronomic offer: bacon with turnip tops, octopus, tetilla cheese, empanadas, stews, etc.

We have a post dedicated exclusively to a wide selection of restaurants to eat on the route from Sarria to Santiago.

What to see on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria

👣 SARRIA-PORTOMARIN STAGE 👣

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.

 

👣 PORTOMARIN-PALAS DE REI STAGE 👣

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.

 

👣 PALAS DE REI-MELIDE STAGE 👣

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 El Monastery of Santa María de Sobrado dos Monxes, 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.

 

👣 MELIDE-ARZUA STAGE 👣

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 Pazo de Brandeso, 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.

 

👣 ARZUA-PEDROUZO STAGE 👣

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)

 

👣 PEDROUZO-SANTIAGO STAGE👣

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 on our entire route, the Cathedral of Santiago whose facade 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, from the teacher Mateo, the Porch of Glory, the best sample of Spanish Romanesque.

As a tradition, all pilgrims who want and can attend the mass at 12 noon and 19.30:2019 p.m. 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 clothes 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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Route Information
  • Distance Sarria-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.
  • Accommodation in hotels, cottages, cottages, hostels
    • Double room with private bathroom
  • 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 (for no reason)
  • IVA

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

  • Single room supplement: € 180
  • Divide Stage Palas de Rei-Arzua (2 stages)
    • € 70 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 70 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • Transfer Santiago Airport to Sarria: € 165
    • Up to 4 people included
  • 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