Santiago’s Road



This is the most popular walking route on the Camino de Santiago, which allows you to cover the last 100 km of the Camino Frances, the minimum necessary to get the Compostela and perfect for those who seek to capture the essence of the Camino while enjoying a unique atmosphere, accompanied by a guide and being part of a group of maximum 15 participants.


Day 1 • Santiago de Compostela / Sarria

Arrival at Santiago airport and transfer to the hotel in Sarria by private minivan with driver. Before dinner, the guide who will accompany them during the Camino will contact the Participants to provide instructions for the start of the next day’s stage.

Free time to walk around Sarria, a small but charming town, where it is worth noting the Santa Mariña Church, the Magdalena Monastery, the tower of the old medieval castle or the Rúa Maior. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 2 • Sarria / Portomarín (22 km)

Breakfast and start of the stage. We will take a leisurely walk through pretty towns and quiet hamlets, shaded by oak trees along country lanes. On our route we will find traditional Galician barns. It is advisable to visit the Romanesque church in the town of Barbadelo. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 3 • Portomarín / Palas de Rei (25 km)

Breakfast and start of the stage. Once we leave the beautiful town of Portomarín, the Camino de Santiago crosses the Miño river and we will begin the ascent towards the Serra de Ligonde. We will cross beautiful villages such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. We will have to make a stop at the Romanesque church of Santa María de Castromaior and at the Romanesque church of Eirexe, where we can see a sculpture of the Pilgrim of Santiago. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 4 • Palas de Rei / Melide (14 km)

Breakfast and start of the stage. We enter this stage in the lands of the province of La Coruña, where we will see masses of eucalyptus and pine trees, as well as medieval bridges such as those of Leboreiro and Furelos. We arrive at Melide, famous for its octopus and a mandatory stop for pilgrims. The most interesting places that we can find here are the Church of Santa María de Leboreiro, the Church of Santa María de Melide and the Melide Museum. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 5 • Melide / Arzúa (14 km)

Breakfast and start of the stage. We will continue uphill and downhill through beautiful landscapes such as the one formed by the Iso river in Ribadiso.

Arrival in Arzúa. The most interesting places that we will find are the Ribadiso do Baixo Bridge and the Church of Santiago. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 6 • Arzúa / Rúa (18 km)

Breakfast and start of the stage. Today our Camino de Santiago will pass throughout the day through beautiful forests, quiet towns and streams. We will have the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene with its famous statue of Santiago. We will continue along rural roads until we reach Rúa. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 7 • Rúa / Santiago de Compostela (21 km)

Breakfast and start of the stage. Once we leave Rúa, the next destination point will be Lavacolla, on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela, where pilgrims usually wash in the river, preparing for their arrival in the city of Santiago de Compostela. We will continue our pilgrimage along Monte do Gozo and from here we will be able to contemplate the Cathedral of Santiago. Once we arrive in Santiago we will make a visit to enjoy its rich local architecture and delight ourselves with its historic center declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We must arrive in Santiago on time to be able to participate in the Pilgrim’s mass. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 8 • Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast. The French Way ends in Santiago de Compostela.

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