The pilgrimage on the Camino from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is an unforgettable experience. The Camino de Santiago is an old pilgrimage route to the tomb of the Apostle St.James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
The history of the Camino de Santiago goes back to the 9th century when the actual tomb of the Apostle was discovered. The first officially documented pilgrimage to Santiago was made by the king of Asturias and Galicia Alfonso II in the 9th century on the Camino Primitivo or the Original Way from Oviedo to Santiago.
Nowadays more than 300 000 people from all over the world walk the Camino every year. The Camino Francés from Sarria is the most popular Camino de Santiago route. According to the Pilgrim’s Reception Office in Santiago in 2021, 55 792 people, or 31% of all pilgrims walked this route.
Camino from Sarria free downloadable PDFs
Download our free PDF files for the Camino Francés from Sarria with detailed walking stages and places to stay along the route.
Camino de Santiago from Sarria with a tour
If you’re concerned about planning the walk from Sarria yourself you can book your Camino through a company. They do all the planning and booking for you and provide you with a detailed itinerary. All you have t do is walk.
- 7-Day Tour of the French Way of Santiago from Sarria
- Private 8-Day French Way (Self-Guided Camino – Spain)
The Camino from Sarria to Santiago route overview
- Total distance – 116 km/72 mi
- Days required – 5 days
- Walking surface – 45 km/28 mi asphalt, 71 km/44 mi footpath/gravel road
- Total ascent (over 5 days) – 2373 m
- Total descent – 2587 m
- Average cost – 25-30 Euro per person per day (if staying in dormitories), 40-45 Euro pp. per day (is staying in private rooms).
- Accommodation – municipal and private albergues (hostels for pilgrims), hotels, and guest houses.
- Route marking – yellow arrows and shells painted on trees, walls, ground, etc. and distance poles that show how many kilometers are left to Santiago.
How long is the Camino de Santiago from Sarria?
The distance of the Camino walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is 116 km/72 mi. It takes 5-7 days on average to complete the route.
How hard is the walk from Sarria to Santiago?
The Camino from Sarria is a challenging route, especially for those who have never done multi-day walking/hiking before. It’s recommended to prepare for the Camino before attempting the walk.
This part is the busiest and the most crowded on the Camino de Santiago in season be ready to see hundreds of pilgrims. It’s better to book places to stay in advance if you’re planning to walk between May and September.
The last 100 km on the Camino Francés vs on any other Camino
The French Way from Sarria is not the only option for walking the required minimum of 100 km to Santiago in order to get the Compostela. In fact, you can walk it on any other Camino route e.g. Camino Portugués, Vía de la Plata, Camino Inglés, Camino Primitivo, or Camino del Norte (the last two merge with the French Camino in Melide and Arzúa respectively).
You can walk the last 100 km on any Camino de Santiago route
- Valença/Tui on the Camino Portugués – 124 km/77 mi to Santiago
- Lugo on the Camino Primitivo – 102 km/63 mi
- Baamonde on the Camino del Norte – 102 km/63 mi
- Ferrol the starting point of the Camino Inglés – 116 km/72 mi
- Ourense on the Via de la Plata (Camino Sanabrés) – 105 km/65 mi
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When is the best time for walking?
Heat is not the biggest problem in Galicia it might be quite warm in July and August. From our experience rain is more of a problem here May to September weather-wise is the best period for walking. The end of August and the beginning of September is the busiest time on the Camino Frances. The second half of May, June, and September are probably the best months to do the Camino de Santiago; the weather is nice (it might still rain), the days are long and there are not too many people.
If you walk this route off-season from October to April you might get quite a lot of rain and even snow in January – February.
The cost of the Camino Francés from Sarria
Accommodation. The cheapest option is municipal albergues a bed in one of them costs 8 Euro. It used to be cheaper between 5 and 7 Euro but now a bed in all public albergues in Galicia costs 8 Euro. Private albergues are more expensive 10-12 Euro per bed but they’re smaller and more comfortable. A single private room costs 25-30 Euro, a double room – 35-40 Euro.
Food. Menu del Día or Pilgrim’s Menu is the most popular set meal on the Camino you can get it for lunch and sometimes dinner. It’s a set menu that includes a starter (usually soup, salad, or pasta), the main dish (meat, chicken, fish, vegetarian, egg and bacon, etc.), bread basket, a drink (beer, house wine, cooldrink or water) and dessert or coffee. The average price is 10 Euro. Breakfast (coffee, juice, croissant/sandwich/toast) is between 3 and 4 Euro.
Shopping. It’s cheaper to buy food in a supermarket and cook for yourself, especially if you’re a couple of people cooking together, just make sure the place you’re going to stay has a kitchen. To buy food for lunch and dinner will cost 6-8 Euro per person on average.
Luggage transfer. 5 Euro per backpack per stage, for 5 days it’ll be more or less 25 Euro per person.
Transport. Train Madrid to Santiago 33 Euro one way. A one-way flight to Santiago from Madrid with Ryanair (if you buy it in advance) is about 15-20 Euro without check-in luggage. It’s more expensive and longer to get to Santiago from Barcelona, by train it takes about 10 hours, there are some flights for 20-30 Euro one way.
Laundry. 3 Euro per load for washing, 3-4 Euro per load for drying. The machines are quite big you can share a load between two or three people which is cheaper and better for the environment. I personally washed socks, underwear, and shirts by hand every day and every 4th or 5th day did machine laundry.
My detailed budget breakdown
For 5 days for 1 person
- Accommodation (5 nights) – 84 Euro, 3 nights in dormitories, and 2 nights in private. If you stick to dormitories the cost can be as low as 50 Euro.
- Eating out – 45 Euro, 1 Menu del Día, many sandwiches and tortillas
- Food shopping – 47 Euro
- Coffee, wine, beer – 10 Euro
- Laundry – 3 Euro
- Transport – 72 Euro; train Madrid-Santiago-Madrid – 66 Euro. Bus Santiago-Sarria – 6 Euro (online discount). Note! I took only Santiago-Madrid train I arrived in Sarria walking as I started the Camino in St.Jean Pied du Port.
Total: 261 Euro or 52 Euro per person per day including transport, accommodation, food, etc. If you use luggage transfer add 5 Euro to your daily budget.
What is the accommodation like on the Sarria to Santiago route?
There are different types of accommodation on the Camino you can stay in shared dormitory rooms which will be the cheapest option or in private rooms in hotels or guest houses/pensions depending on your budget. Special hostels for pilgrims on the Camino are called albergues, they can be municipal (subsidized by the municipality, the cheapest option) or private (a bit more expensive but usually with better facilities).
Albergues usually have one or two big rooms with several bunk beds each, shared toilets and showers and a shared kitchen. Sometimes more expensive private albergues have normal single beds instead of bunk beds. An albergue is basically is a hostel with dorm beds and shared facilities. Municipal albergues are exclusively for pilgrims to be able to stay there you have to present your Credential (pilgrim’s passport). Private albergues let anybody stay; pilgrims, tourists, students, etc.
Municipal albergues facilities
- Hot shower
- Kitchen (usually)
- Washing machine (sometimes)
- Blankets (usually but not always)
- Wi-fi (usually)
Private albergues facilities
- Hot shower
- Kitchen (usually)
- Washing machine (usually)
- Blankets (usually)
If you rather stay in a private room than in a dormitory there are many hotels and guest houses or pensions along the Camino. They’re more expensive but definitely more comfortable. When we walk the Camino we try to mix albergues and hotels and stay once or twice a week in private, It might be not a big issue if you walk for less than a week but when you walk a longer route that takes a month you get pretty tired of staying in dormitories.
My advice is if you’re planning to walk the Camino in peak season from May to September book private accommodation at least a couple of days in advance. In my experience of walking in September, sometimes it was difficult to find a private single room on arrival everything was fully booked.
What to pack for the pilgrimage?
A very important thing to remember is not to pack a lot of stuff if you’re planning to carry your backpack yourself. The lighter it is the easier the walk is. Take only the necessary things that you’re definitely going to need. If you’re planning on using a luggage transfer service you can pack as much as you wish (note that usually your luggage is limited to 20-25kg per person). You can find more details on what to pack for the Camino in our Camino de Santiago packing guide.
Footwear is the most important item for the pilgrimage. Make sure you choose comfortable shoes for walking the Camino and a good Camino backpack.
Backpack delivery on the Camino from Sarria
It’s possible to arrange luggage transfer from door to door every day. There are a couple of companies that deliver luggage on the Camino from Sarria e.g. Correos, Xacotrans, Pilbeo, and others. It’s a very simple system in the morning you put your backpack/suitcase in the reception area with an envelope that contains the address of your next place, your name, phone number, and 5 Euro for delivery. The courier comes in the morning to pick up the backpacks. Usually, by the time you arrive at the next place, your luggage is already there.
Sarria to Santiago route map
How to get to Sarria?
Madrid is probably the best city to fly into, there are many transport options from there. If you’re starting the Camino in Sarria the best option will be to fly to Santiago. A return flight from Madrid with Ryanair will cost 30-40 Euro (if you book in advance), this fare doesn’t include check-in luggage. There are flights from Barcelona as well for about 50 Euro return. There are many flights to Santiago from different cities in Spain and Europe. If you have an international flight you can fly to Madrid or Barcelona first and then catch a local flight to Santiago.
A train ride from Madrid to Sarria is 30-40 Euro one way, it can be booked online. There are no direct trains from Barcelona to Sarria. In order to get there from Barcelona by train, you’ll have to take a train from Barcelona to Santiago first and then take a bus from Santiago to Sarria. The train ride from Barcelona to Santiago is an exhausting journey, it takes between 10-12 hours, we’ve done it once.
From Santiago de Compostela you can take a bus to Sarria. The journey takes 2 hours, and costs 10 Euro sometimes they have special discounts if you buy online.
Where to stay in Sarria?
If you’re going to walk the Camino in the peak season (May-September) and going to arrive in Sarria after lunchtime I’d recommend booking a place to stay beforehand. There are many albergues and hostels in the town I’m sure you’ll be able to find a dorm bed but if you want to stay in a private room booking in advance is recommended. There is a municipal albergue in Sarria at Rúa Maior, 79. It can’t be booked in advance like most public albergues on the Camino. Price – 8 Euro per person.
Albergues and hotels in Sarria
- Budget | Obradoiro | Albergue San Lázaro | Pensión-Albergue Puente Ribeira |
- Middle price | Pensión O Camiño | Albergue La Casona de Sarria | PENSION SERRANO |
- Luxury | Hotel Novoa | Hotel Alfonso IX | Casa Baran |
Where to get a Pilgrim’s Passport (Credential) in Sarria?
Every pilgrim needs the Credential with stamps (two stamps per day for the last 100 km) from albergues, hotels, restaurants, or churches to get the Compostela in Santiago. You’ll need it as well as proof if you’re planning to stay in municipal albergues as they’re exclusively for pilgrims. Private albergues and hotels don’t require it. You can get a Credential in Sarria in Church of Santa Mariña de Sarria, Monastery La Magdalena, some private albergues sell Credentials as well.
Camino Francés from Sarria walking stages
|Camino de Santiago from Sarria|
Sarria – Portomarin
22 km/13,6 mi
Portomarin – Palas de Rei
25 km/15,5 mi
Palas de Rei – Arzua
29 km/18 mi
Arzua – O Pedrouzo
20 km/12,4 mi
O Pedrouzo – Santiago
20 km/12,4 mi
Day 1. Sarria to Portomarín, 22 km/13,6 mi
- Distance – 22 km/13,6 mi
- Time – 4h20min.*
- Walking on asphalt – 13 km/8 mi
- Walking on the road – 500m
- Ascent – 496m
- Descent – 570m
- Difficulty level – 2 out of 5
*All given times don’t include stops on the way, it’s pure walking time. I walk quite fast I’d suggest adding 1-2 hours to my time (depending on your fitness level).
If you start in Sarria and it’s the first walking day for you. I strongly recommend taking it easy, stopping for a rest on the way, drinking enough water, and don’t try to chase after other walkers. There will be some pilgrims who have been walking for weeks and they are definitely in better walking shape since they are already used to it.
On the way, there will be a couple of places (farms) selling local home-made products like jams, bread, cheese, etc. everything is very fresh and tasty.
- A nice and peaceful countryside scenery; chestnut and oak forest, small farms and villages, wheat fields.
- The beautiful town of Portomarín with its cozy streets, inviting restaurants, an interesting church, and stunning views over the lake Embalse de Belesar. A very interesting thing about the town is that in 1963 it was completely flooded, and some historical buildings like
San Nicolás Church or Chapel de la Nieves were moved higher uphill where you can find them nowadays.
- An easy walking day with several short ascents and descents mostly in the first half.
- A rocky and steep descent just before Portomarín.
More accommodation options in Portomarín*
- Budget | Municipal albergue de peregrinos | PortoSantiago | Ultreia | Albergue Aqua Portomarin |
- Middle price | Pensión Aqua Rooms Portomarin | A Fontana de Luxo |
- Luxury | Casona da Ponte | Guest House El Padrino |
*The complete list of accommodations along the route you can find in our free PDF file.
Day 2. Portomarín to Palas de Rei, 25 km/15,5 mi
- Distance – 25 km/15,5 mi
- Time – 4h30min.
- Walking on asphalt – 3 km/1,8 mi
- Walking on the road – not really walking on the road but quite a lot of walking on the gravel path next to the road
- Ascent – 580m
- Descent – 431m
- Difficulty level – 3 out of 5
It was a nice walking day a bit tougher and longer than Day 1 with many places on the way to stop for lunch or coffee. Most of the route goes through the forest and fields sometimes next to the road with very few cars.
- Beautiful Galician forest.
- A couple of stalls with fruit, snacks and cool drinks for donation.
- 350m ascent during the first half of the day.
- A couple of stretches of walking next to the road on the gravel path.
More accommodation options in Palas de Rei
- Budget | Municipal albergue de Peregrinos | Albergue Outeiro | Albergue a Casina di Marcello| Pensión Restaurante Casa Camiño II |
- Middle price |Pensión Residencia Barcelona | O Castelo | Pensión Palas |
- Luxury | Casa Carla | Pensión As Hortas | A Casa do Avó |
Day 3. Palas de Rei to Arzua, 29 km/18 mi
- Distance – 29 km/18 mi
- Time – 5h30min.
- Walking on asphalt – 11 km/6,8 mi
- Walking on the road – 0 km
- Ascent – 588m
- Descent – 724m
- Difficulty level – 3 out of 5
It’s the longest day on the Camino from Sarria to Santiago if you don’t feel strong enough you can split it into two days, walk 15km to Melide, stay there, eat pulpo, rest and the next day walk the rest 14km to Arzúa. The Northern Camino de Santiago merges with the French route in Arzúa.
- Melide is a pretty big town compared to the other places on the way. It’s famous for its pulpo a la Feira (cooked octopus tentacles served in olive oil and spices). It’s a must-try here, there are a couple of pulperias (restaurants that specialize in preparing pulpo) right on the Camino you won’t miss them. The Camino Primitivo merges with the French Way in Melide.
- Ribadiso de Baixo – a tiny village about 2km before Arzúa, might be a good option to finish the day if you don’t want to stay in a bigger and busier Arzúa. There are a couple of albergues here including one municipal.
- Many shorts ups and downs throughout the day.
- Quite a lot of walking on asphalt, about 11 km/6,8 mi.
More accommodation options in Arzúa
- Budget | Municipal albergue de peregrinos | O Albergue de Selmo | The Way Hostel Arzua | Abergue O Santo |
- Middle price | Albergue Pensión Cima do Lugar | Pensión Casa Frade | Pensión Begoña |
- Luxury | Pensión Luis | La Casona de Nené |
Day 4. Arzúa to O Pedrouzo, 20 km/12,4 mi
- Distance – 20 km/12,4 mi
- Time – 4h.
- Walking on asphalt – 7 km/4,3 mi
- Walking on the road – 2 km/1,2 mi next to the road
- Ascent – 341m
- Descent – 468m
- Difficulty level – 2 out of 5
To be honest we’ve walked this part from Arzúa 3 times (the end of three Camino routes is the same) and never walked this last part in two days. We usually walk in one day from Arzúa to Santiago but I know it’s very far and not many people want to torture themselves like this. So I split this day into two.
Right at the exit from Arzúa, there is a split the right route continues along the road, and the left goes into the forest, we´ve always taken the left one to be away from the busy road. A couple of kilometers after Arzúa the distance marking disappears you´ll see the word Complementario instead, don’t worry about it you’re still on the right way you’ll start seeing distances again after 2km or 3km.
For the most part of the day you walk through the forest from time to time the Camino goes next to the road but not for long. There are many restaurants and cafes on the way to stop.
Some pilgrims in order to make their last day shorter walk all the way to Monto do Gozo which is just 5km outside of Santiago and stay there for the night. We’ve never stayed there but from what I’ve heard from my friends who stopped there for the night it wasn’t nice, there were cockroaches and mice and it was kind of dirty. The place doesn’t look great from the outside either we’ve never felt like staying there.
If you want to walk an extra distance I’d suggest walking to Lavacollas which is 9km from O Pedrouzo, the total distance from Arzúa will be 29km and your last day will be only 11km to the cathedral.
- Beautiful forest, small villages, fields.
- Several ups and downs on the way though nothing steep nor long.
Places to stay in O Pedrouzo
- Budget | Municipal albergue de peregrinos | Albergue O Trisquel | Albergue O Burgo | Albergue Mirador de Pedrouzo |
- Middle price | PR Una Estrella Dorada|Pension 23-Vinte e Tres |
Pensión LO |
- Luxury | CASA SANTAIA | Pensión Residencial Platas | Apartamento Cefas |
Day 5. O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela, 20 km/12,4 mi
- Distance – 20 km/12,4 mi
- Time – 3h50min.
- Walking on asphalt – 11 km/6,8 mi
- Walking on the road – 3 km/1,8 mi along a very quiet road with no cars
- Ascent – 368m
- Descent – 394m
- Difficulty level – 2 out of 5
Many people start the last day very early to make it to 12pm Pilgrim’s Mass if you start from O Pedrouzo at about 7.00-7.30am you’ll make it in time. The very beginning of the walk is beautiful; green dense forest, no cars, no houses, very quiet.
The second half from the airport and after Lavacollas is not my favorite part on the Camino there is one long stretch between Lavacollas and Monte do Gozo along the road that feels like it takes ages to walk 4-5km. Once you’re at Monte do Gozo the last 5km go very fast, you start walking through the city and don’t really notice how you reach the cathedral.
- Forest at the beginning of the day.
- Arriving at the Cathedral with the sounds of the Galician bagpipe (from morning till late evening there is always a musician playing at the Palace Arch (El Arco de Palacio) a small tunnel that leads to the Obradoiro Square and the cathedral, keep some change ready to tip the bagpipe player.
- There are a couple of ascents and descents at the end of the walk, some of them are quite steep but not long.
- A stretch between 10 km and 15 km a bit monotonous, it always feels long but after Monte do Gozo you enter the city and the last 5 km are very fast.
Santiago de Compostela, the end of the pilgrimage
The Camino finishes at the Cathedral de Santiago on the Plaza Obradoiro.
You’re not allowed inside the cathedral with a backpack you can go to your hotel and leave it there or go to the luggage storage which is 5min. away from the square in front of the Pilgrim’s Office, there you can leave your backpack for 24 hours for 3 Euro.
Pilgrim’s Mass takes place every day at 12 pm in the Cathedral.
Places to stay in Santiago de Compostela
There are many places to stay in the city but many of the cheaper places are located outside the historic center. When you book a place, make sure it’s not too far from the cathedral if you’re planning to do some sightseeing or go out at night. We’ve been to Santiago 7 times and every time we stayed in different places (we like trying new things).
- Budget | Albergue Seminario Menor | Albergue The Last Stamp | Pensión Mar Azul |
- Middle budget | Hotel Alda Algalia | PR Fornos | Casa Douro |
- Luxury | Hotel Praza Quintana | Hotel Altaïr | Parador de Santiago – Hostal Reis Catolicos |
How to get the Compostela in Santiago?
To get your Compostela you have to go to the Pilgrim’s Reception Office located on Rúa das Carretas street, 5min. walk from the cathedral. You go there first and take a number depending on the season you might wait for 30min. to a couple of hours. You don’t have to sit and wait there you can follow the queue online.
You’ll need your Credential and passport or ID (for EU citizens), it’s free. The Compostela contains your name and the date it was issued. If you want more personalized paper you can get the Certificate of Distance (both can be obtained at the same time) which has more personal details e.g. how far you walked, where you started etc. It costs 3 Euro.
For the last 100 km you need two stamps per day in your Credential, one stamp you get at the place you stay (it can be an albergue or a hotel every place on the Camino has its stamp), the second stamp you can get in a cafe, restaurant, bar or a church on the way. If you want, you can put more stamps on your Credential there are no limits.
Things to do in Santiago
There are many great things to do in Santiago de Compostela to keep you busy for a couple of days. The number one, of course, is to celebrate the end of the Camino. If you want to go out to celebrate, Rua do Franco is one of the best streets in the city for it. There are several tapas bars with a huge variety of tapas and drinks. For those who love seafood and fish I can recommend tapas bars Petiscos do Cardeal and Taberna do Bispo they have some delicious tapas. It was not expensive I paid between 6 and 7 Euro for 3 amazing tapas and a glass of wine.
- Do a day trip to Finisterre & Muxía from Santiago.
- Visit the cathedral and its museum with a guide and get to know more about the history of Santiago de Compostela.
- Go on a day trip along the River Arousa and Rias Baixas.
The best guidebook for the Sarria to Santiago walk
John Brierly’s books for the Camino de Santiago in my opinion are by far the best and the most helpful guidebooks. For the Camino from Sarria, I can recommend his Pilgrim’s guide to the Camino de Santiago; Camino Frances.
Camino planning resources
- Learn more about the Camino de Santiago | The Camino de Santiago – detailed guide |
- Carry only essentials in your backpack | What to pack for the Camino de Santiago? |
- Learn what you need to get the Compostela | Getting the Compostela in Santiago |
- The cultural heritage of Santiago de Compostela | The Old Town of Santiago de Compostela a UNESCO Heritage site |
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Sunday 19th of March 2023
The most comprehensive guide I have ever found on this! Thank you very much x A question - Do you happen to know what it's like doing the last 100 km of the Camino Francés during Semana Santa? Would it be better to book things in advance or will I be able to get by with municipal albergues?
Sunday 19th of March 2023
Hello Meghana. Thank you for the comment. We have never walked the Camin during Semana Santa. We tried once to walk the Via de la Plata and couldn't even get a bus from Madrid to Seville or find any place to stay there. Seville is the top place to go for Semana Santa in Spain. I think many Spanish people might walk the Camino from Sarria during that period and probably many go to Santiago de Compostela as well. I would suggest rather booking private albergues to make sure you have a place to stay every night. It'll make your walk less stressful as you won't have to chase spots in municipal albergues. The price difference is not that big 2-4 euros per night but the facilities in private albergues are usually better. Buen Camino
Monday 6th of March 2023
we are traveling from U.S. Do you recommend a checked luggage and a backpack for the 5 day Sarria route if we utilize the Pilbeo, will they allow a checked luggage, backpack ? or will the backpack and carryon be enough to carry all the essential stuff?
Monday 6th of March 2023
Hello Jo. We always take a 30-40l backpack even for longer Camino routes but we always carry our backpacks ourselves so we pack as light as possible. If you're going to do the Camino Frances from Sarria a day pack and a carry-on should be enough unless you're planning to do more traveling in Europe then it's better to bring checked luggage. You pay per item if you have two items you'll have to pay for both of them. I can see on the Pilbeo website that the maximum weight is 20kg. If your checked luggage is not more than 20 km it should be fine. Buen Camino
Wednesday 16th of November 2022
Thank you for this very detailed info! On the route from Sarria, is there a good town which would be ideal for a day's rest break? My wife and I are planning for next Spring. we didnt want to make it a physically taxing on us, so were looking at either adding one or may be 2 rest days or, split the whole trip into 6-7 days will a little less daily miles...do you have any suggestions ? Thank you again and appreciate you sharing!!!
Thursday 17th of November 2022
Hello. Thank you for the comment. I would suggest splitting the first 3 walking days from Sarria to Arzua into 5 stages (Sarria - Mercadoiro, 16 km; Mercadoiro - Ventanas de Nalon, 19 km; Ventanas de Nalon - Palas de Rei, 12 km; Palas de Rei - Melide, 14 km; Melide - Arzua, 15 km) then your total walk will be 7 days. Or 4 stages (Sarria - Portomarin, 22 km; Portomarin - Palas de Rei, 25 km; Palas de Rei - Melide, 14 km; Melide - Arzua, 15 km), your total walk is 6 days. As for nice towns to stop I like Portomarin, it's small but nice and Melide, it's a bigger place with more things to do. You can use our downloadable PDF files (in the 4th paragraph) that contain walking stages and places to stay along the route to plan your itinerary. Buen Camino
Wednesday 29th of June 2022
Your attention to detail in giving helpful advices is just amazing. Those PDFs of the hotels and restaurants along the trail (including the distance from Sarria!) are just so instinctive in their significance, they just gave me a very clear picture of what it is like to walk the Camino from Sarria. Thank you, thank you.
Wednesday 29th of June 2022
Hello Liza. Thank you very much for the feedback. We're glad you've found our post helpful. We're sure you'll enjoy walking the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. Buen Camino
Saturday 12th of February 2022
We (my daughter and dog) are planning to start from Sarria 27th Feb. quite motivated and supported by your guideline. Strongly believe that is good choice to spend Belgian "krokusvakantie". Cross fingers for acceptable weather on our way...
Sunday 13th of February 2022
Hello, Raf. Good luck with your Camino walk from Sarria. I hope the weather plays along and you can enjoy the beautiful Galicia. Buen Camino