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Camino Frances - Section Short Walking Days 115km

Camino Frances - Section Short Walking Days 115km map

The Last 100 km to Santiago: the final effort

From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela

This Walking Holiday explores the eighth and final section of the Camino Frances / French Way, the most traditional of all the pilgrims' ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally. However, it is an easier option for those who have more than a week and wish to have shorter walking days.
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DAY 1: Sarria

Sarria is a small city and its old quarter is tiny but the many bars, restaurants and terraces on the river banks are the ideal spot to chill out.

DAY 2: Sarria to Morgade (2h45 11.5km)

We begin this section with a very enjoyable day, at 111 kilometres from the Cathedral of Santiago. Straight after leaving Sarria, you will be deep into the Galician rural life and landscapes, walking through numerous typical Galician hamlets and farmlands. From Morgade, short transfer back to Sarria at 2pm (included).

DAY 3: Morgade to Portomarin (2h30 10km)

Short transfer to Morgade at 8.30am (included). Today is similar to yesterday's walk as we continue our way through rural Galicia, crossing a few typical hamlets and walking through farmlands. The day ends up when crossing over the Belesar dam, nested in the valley of Portomarin.

DAY 4: Portomarin to Ventas de Naron (3h30 12.5km)

Leaving Portomarin, we start the day with a long uphill bit through woodlands. The Camino meets up several times with the national road, nonetheless most of the day is spent through woodlands and briar. From Ventas de Naron, short transfer back to Portomarin at 2pm (included).

DAY 5: Ventas de Naron to Palas de Rei (2h45 11km)

Short transfer to Ventas de Naron at 8.30am (included). We continue through narrows country trails and along quiet country roads through a few hamlets, with many up and downhills until we reach Palas de rei.

DAY 6: Palas de Rei to Melide (4h 14km)

Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties.

DAY 7: Melide to Arzua (3h30 14km)

This is the perfect start as the stroll quickly leaves Melide and heads off to the quiet countryside, along forest track and through a few hamlets. At Boente de Ariba, you will pass by the ancient church of Santiago before continuing through a forest track and reaching Catanada. You will then cross a few streams, and the last stretch to Arzua is an long uphill bit. Once in Arzua, you can then relax in the hotel.

DAY 8: Arzua to Rua (4h30 18km)

This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua/Opino is on a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 9: Rua to Lavacolla (2h30 10km)

The first few kilometres after Rua are mainly spent through wood and farmlands, on forest tracks and quiet country roads. After passing through the hamlet of San Paio, a few steep uphill bits lead you to Lavacolla, a long established landmark on the Camino.

DAY 10: Lavacolla to Santiago (2h30 9.5km)

Lavacolla was once the last village crossed by pilgrims before reaching their ultimate goal in Santiago. Leaving it behind you, you continue up and down through the quiet countryside before reaching the famous Monte de Gozo where pilgrims used to see the cathedral for the first time after weeks of walking. Quickly after it, you will enter the city of Santiago!

DAY 11: Santiago de Compostella

After breakfast we bid you farewell. If you wish to stay in the area, we recommend that you:
- Take your time and visit the magnificent historic centre
- Continue with us along the wild "Camino Fisterra" (Finisterre Way), and stay overnight at the 2* hotel in the light house!
- or take a bus to Fisterra. (Bus to fisterra: 9am, 10am, bus back in Santiago 16:45 & 19:00. takes 3hours)
- Visit the unspoilt sandy coves and beaches of the west coast. With very few tourists, you are guaranteed a very special experience.

What you get

Camino de Santiago included tick box Great mix of comfortable accommodation in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
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What you can add

Camino de santiago can be included Great dinners with local food
Camino de santiago can be included Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
Camino de santiago can be included Extra nights
Camino de santiago can be included Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation
Camino de santiago can be included Airport transfers

Make it WOW

Try a day tour to Fisterra and Muxia
Visit Santiago and it's Cathedral with a Guide
Do it Camino Royal Way or
Add a quirky element to it like Yoga, aromatherapy, etc.

It is best to fly to Santiago de Compostela

Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct to Santiago de Compostela from the UK. Ryanair fly from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands
and Liverpool and Aer Lingus operates from Dublin.

Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia offer the best selection
of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from: Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao,
Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife, and Valencia.

Ryanair now operates a year round service from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, twice a day.

To start your walking holiday: Sarria

You must take two buses to reach Sarria from Santiago, but the process is straightforward (€15pp).
1 - Santiago airport to Lugo 16h10, 18h40 (1hr45). See timetables in English: www.empresafreire.com.
2 - Lugo to Sarria (30mins). Many buses every day, until late. See www.monbus.es and look for "Horarios" on the left.

From Monday to Friday Monbus operate a direct service to Sarria at 6pm (3hrs), but from the Bus station (20mins from the
airport). See www.monbus.es and check "Horarios" on the left.

Back home

Shuttle buses from Santiago city center to the airport (20mins).

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  • Grade:Camino Walking Package difficulty
  • Distance:115 km
  • Camino Trip Legend 1Duration:11 Days
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