Easy Camino de Santiago from Sarria

  • 11 Nights
  • From 975 Per Person
  • Flights available (optional)
  • Spain
Experience the Camino at a relaxed pace taking our Easy Camino de Santiago from Sarria, a self guided tour perfect for Camino beginners.

On this Easy Camino de Santiago tour you will join pilgrims from all over the world as you journey from Sarria over 12 days, walking a manageable distance of 10 to 15kms each day to complete the last 111kms of this wonderful Camino route.

The town of Sarria in Galicia is one of the pilgrims’ favourite starting points on the Camino Frances, as it is over 100kms away from Santiago de Compostela, the distance required to obtain your Compostela certificate at the Pilgrims Office.

Trails across wonderful oak groves, country lanes, green fields dotted with curious cows and small villages, farms and hamlets will be your landscape until you reach Monte do Gozo, the Mount of Joy, in the outskirts of Santiago.

You will be stopping every 10-15kms approximately, staying in country towns such as Palas de Rei and Melide, as well as tiny little hamlets where you will get a taste for life in rural Galicia.

Yellow arrows and scallop shells painted on buildings, roads and stone markers will guide you towards Santiago de Compostela, the city of Saint James. Our Easy Camino de Santiago tour is designed to capture the magic of the Camino de Santiago at a gentle pace, so you can enjoy and appreciate the experience fully.

The Camino is a personal journey for each pilgrim; giving us the opportunity to connect with others but also with ourselves; walking ancient trails that have seen pilgrims pass by for many centuries.

Along the Camino de Santiago, pilgrims from across the world will become friends and companions; possibly for the day, maybe for life.

You will also enjoy a full day in Santiago de Compostela to explore this wonderful historic and charming city.

All our self guided Camino tours are flexible so talk to our travel experts if you’d like to adjust our Easy Camino de Santiago from Sarria itinerary, adding extra days or activities.

Easy Camino de Santiago from Sarria

Experience the Camino at a relaxed pace taking our Easy Camino de Santiago from Sarria, a self guided tour perfect for Camino beginners.

On this Easy Camino de Santiago tour you will join pilgrims from all over the world as you journey from Sarria over 12 days, walking a manageable distance of 10 to 15kms each day to complete the last 111kms of this wonderful Camino route.

The town of Sarria in Galicia is one of the pilgrims’ favourite starting points on the Camino Frances, as it is over 100kms away from Santiago de Compostela, the distance required to obtain your Compostela certificate at the Pilgrims Office.

Trails across wonderful oak groves, country lanes, green fields dotted with curious cows and small villages, farms and hamlets will be your landscape until you reach Monte do Gozo, the Mount of Joy, in the outskirts of Santiago.

You will be stopping every 10-15kms approximately, staying in country towns such as Palas de Rei and Melide, as well as tiny little hamlets where you will get a taste for life in rural Galicia.

Yellow arrows and scallop shells painted on buildings, roads and stone markers will guide you towards Santiago de Compostela, the city of Saint James. Our Easy Camino de Santiago tour is designed to capture the magic of the Camino de Santiago at a gentle pace, so you can enjoy and appreciate the experience fully.

The Camino is a personal journey for each pilgrim; giving us the opportunity to connect with others but also with ourselves; walking ancient trails that have seen pilgrims pass by for many centuries.

Along the Camino de Santiago, pilgrims from across the world will become friends and companions; possibly for the day, maybe for life.

You will also enjoy a full day in Santiago de Compostela to explore this wonderful historic and charming city.

All our self guided Camino tours are flexible so talk to our travel experts if you’d like to adjust our Easy Camino de Santiago from Sarria itinerary, adding extra days or activities.

Itinerary

The Easy Camino de Santiago self guided tour includes:

  • 11 nights in selected 3-star accommodation and guesthouses
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers on walking days, so your luggage will be delivered to your next stop
  • Pilgrim travel pack with holiday information, pilgrim passport and route notes

OPTIONAL

  • Flights
  • Dinners
  • Airport pick up
  • Hotel upgrades to boutique and luxury hotels or paradores where available
  • Travel insurance

EASY CAMINO DE SANTIAGO ITINERARY

DAY 1 – SARRIA

On the first day of your holiday you will make your way to Sarria. We recommend flying to Santiago de Compostela airport and taking the bus to Lugo, then a local bus to Sarria. Let us know if you’d like us to organise flights for you and/or private transport from Santiago Airport.

DAY 2 – WALKING FROM SARRIA TO MORGADE – 12KMS

Your first day walking the Camino de Santiago from Sarria is quite easy and you will be walking 12kms to the hamlet of Morgade along oak woods and quiet country roads. You will be crossing the medieval bridge of Ponte Aspera and the Romanesque Saint James Church in Barbadelo.

DAY 3 – WALKING FROM MORGADE TO PORTOMARIN – 10KMS

From Morgade the Camino trail continues to the small village of Ferreiros and along country roads mainly downhill until you reach the bridge over the River Mino. Across the river and up the steps you will enter the town of Portomarin, which was moved from the valley in the 1960s when the river dam was built.

DAY 4 – WALKING FROM PORTOMARIN TO VENTAS DE NARON – 13KMS

Today we leave Portomarin behind, cross the River Mino again and walk uphill towards Gonzar and the Castromaior with its lovely Romanesque Santa Maria Church and nearby ‘castro’ village.

Your stop for the night will be the hamlet of Ventas de Naron.

DAY 5 – WALKING FROM VENTAS DE NARON TO PALAS DE REI – 12KMS

Today you have an easy walking day ahead from Ventas de Naron, passing small hamlets such as Eirexe and Lestedo across the Serra de Ligonde. Your stop for the night is the market town of Palas de Rei.

DAY 6 – WALKING FROM PALAS DE REI TO MELIDE – 15KMS

Wonderful forest and country trails await today as you leave Palas de Rei behind. About 3kms from Palas, you will pass the pretty hamlet of San Xiao do Camino with its wayside cross and Romanesque Church.

Spot the iconic Galician granaries known as ‘horreos’ which are used to store grain and a constant feature in rural Galicia.

More Romanesque churches, farmland and country lanes make today’s journey. Your stop for the night is Melide, famous for its ‘octopus’ restaurants so make sure you taste this traditional dish.

DAY 7 – WALKING FROM MELIDE TO ARZUA – 14KMS

From Melide, the Camino continues today to the market town of Arzua, famous for its ‘tetilla’ cheese. You will walk along country lanes and pass the lovely hamlet of Ribadiso with its medieval bridge.

DAY 8 – WALKING FROM ARZUA TO RUA – 18KMS

From Arzua, the Camino de Santiago trail takes pilgrims again through more woodland and quiet little hamlets in rural Galicia.

Don’t forget to stamp your pilgrim passport twice each day, you can do that at churches (stop at the Santa Irene Chapel with the figure of St James), cafes, shops and hotels and guesthouses.

The trail to the pretty hamlet of Rúa, your stop for the night, offers pilgrims a good mix of country roads and forest tracks.

DAY 9 – WALKING FROM RUA TO LAVACOLLA – 11KMS

Today you have an easy walking day ahead, along forest tracks and small hamlets to the tiny village of Lavacolla, in the outskirts of Santiago.

DAY 10 – WALKING FROM LAVACOLLA TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 10KMS

Today is your last day walking the Camino de Santiago and you can sense the excitement.
From Monte do Gozo you will catch your first glimpse of Santiago Cathedral.

As you walk down the steps into Praza de Obradoiro this is the culmination of your Camino journey: you have arrived at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This is a wonderful and emotional moment for pilgrims, a day to remember, enjoy it!

DAY 11 – EXPLORE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

After your Camino walk, it is time to discover the wonderful city of Santiago de Compostela. The UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town can be easily explored on foot, enjoying its vibrant atmosphere.

Don’t forget to request your Compostela certificate at the Pilgrims Office.

After a visit to the Cathedral and its treasures, head to the Abastos Market where you will find all the Galician delicacies on display from seafood and fish to cheeses, meats, vegetables and sweet treats.

The market is the city’s second most visited attraction and there are lovely cafes and bars nearby, where you can enjoy a cafe con churros, a glass of wine or sit down for lunch.

Read our blog post: Things to do and see in Santiago de Compostela

DAY 12 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA AIRPORT

Today it is time to say goodbye to Santiago de Compostela as your Camino adventure comes to an end… for now. Many pilgrims return to the Camino to experience different routes and walk various stages each year. Maybe you will be one of them!

Our Easy Camino de Santiago self guided tour is flexible and can be tailored and adapted to your requirements, talk to our travel experts for advice.

  • Price per person sharing (twin or double room)
  • Single rooms available on demand
  • A non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking

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