Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

Distance:

112 km / 69 mi

Difficulty:

Medium

Start / End

Madrid - Santiago

Buen Camino - Sarria to Santiago

Our classic! The fantastic last and most important 100 kilometres of the French Way (Camino Francés) of the Camino de Santiago. We will pick you up in Madrid and take you to Sarria, from there you will begin the incredible walk along 6 beautiful stages from Sarria to Santiago. At the end of the trip you will be able to obtain the Compostela Certificate. We will provide complete support along the way and you will be able to enjoy the charm of The Camino and its beautiful landscapes while staying in carefully selected, authentic Galician rural manors.

Cancellation Insurance

With our cancellation insurance, you will be covered in case of cancellation of your travel due to health reasons, legal, labor or extraordinary reasons.

The cost of the cancellation insurance will be 2.5% of the value of the tour + extras.

If you need more information regarding our cancellation insurance and procedures, you can contact us here

Meals
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All breakfasts and all dinners are included in this tour. We have carefully chosen every meal so you can have a taste of the most typical and delicious, local cuisine. Lunches are not included to provide more flexibility during your walk, we encourage you to try the local foods in the towns you will walk by or have lunch at the end of the daily stage.

Vegetarians, vegans, or those with a special diet (e.g. gluten-free) can always find suitable options. Just let us know beforehand and we will be happy to provide great alternatives.

Accommodation
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We are sure you will absolutely love all the wonderful accommodations on our Buen Camino. We have personally selected all our accommodations to give you the best possible experience. During the Camino we will spend the night at the most charming Manor Houses. They are located in beautiful rural areas surrounded by lush, peaceful scenery to give you a complete cultural experience. All of our accommodations have en suite bathrooms. You can be sure to receive personalized attention and excellent service from the owners, who will make you feel right at home.

Walking
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On our Buen Camino from Sarria to Santiago, you can walk at your own pace. There is no one you have to follow or walk with, but our guides are always available to support you. We have meeting points along the way where our support vehicle will be waiting with snacks, fruits and water. We also offer assistance for any unexpected circumstances or simply to relieve muscular pain or cure blisters.

If you do not want to keep walking for any reason, you can hop on the support vehicle and be taken back to the hotel. Don't worry about getting lost as the yellow arrows always show the way. On the Camino you are never alone! After the daily walk you will have a much-deserved break.

Before and After
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Before: Our Buen Camino starts in Madrid. This city enjoys easy international access. We offer activities in Madrid and its surroundings for those interested. We recommend arriving at least one day before the starting date. Take advantage of our exclusive rate at the 5-star Paseo del Prado hotel where we meet the first day in Madrid for the two pre-tour nights.

After: Our tour ends in Santiago de Compostela on the last day at around 1:00 pm. Transportation back to Madrid is NOT included. We offer optional add-on activities once the tour is finished like our recommended one-day trip to Finisterre or culinary activities in Santiago. You can join one of our activities, stay in Santiago on your own, or leave on the last day of the tour. An extra night in Santiago is 75€ per night for this tour.

You can fly or take the train back to Madrid or elsewhere. The Santiago-Madrid flight is 1 hour long, and the train trip is 6-10 hours long. There are plenty of short flights throughout the day to Madrid and other cities. You can book online or through your travel agency. We would be happy to make recommendations.

Means and Assistance

Private support vehicle

You will have a support vehicle throughout your Camino. You can use it if you are tired or if you don’t want to keep walking for any reason, if you want to leave or take things during your walk or if you want to change your shoes. Our van is equipped with a first aid kit, medicines, snacks, water and fruits. This vehicle will cover any unexpected circumstances.

Guides

Our guides have an enormous human quality. They have lived the Camino experience themselves, being able to anticipate your needs and help you physically and emotionally during the Camino. Our guides share anecdotes that will help you better understand the meaning of the Camino. They cure blisters and accompany you to the doctor if needed.

Insurances

All of our tours include travel insurance, which will be very useful in case you have an emergency during your Camino. Also, we offer cancellation insurance at a special price, which will vary depending on your Camino.

Pilgrim's Kit

We prepare you for your walk by sending you a packing list with recommendations on what to bring along on your trip, and provide a backpack with our Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view) that includes: Your Pilgrim's Passport, the shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections and waterproof Route Map, a waterproof pouch, notebook, snacks and more!

Dates & Price 2019:

2140 €

Single Supplement + 375 €

  • Apr 23 - Apr 30, 2019
  • May 03 - May 10, 2019
  • May 25 - Jun 01, 2019
  • Jun 03 - Jun 10, 2019
  • Jun 15 - Jun 22, 2019
  • Aug 29 - Sep 05, 2019
  • Sep 04 - Sep 11, 2019
  • Sep 16 - Sep 23, 2019
  • Sep 21 - Sep 28, 2019
  • Oct 06 - Oct 13, 2019

Dates & Price 2020:

2220 €

Single Supplement + 465 €

  • Apr 27 - May 04, 2020
  • May 06 - May 13, 2020
  • May 26 - Jun 02, 2020
  • Jun 04 - Jun 11, 2020
  • Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020
  • Jul 01 - Jul 08, 2020
  • Aug 30 - Sep 06, 2020
  • Sep 05 - Sep 12, 2020
  • Sep 19 - Sep 26, 2020
  • Sep 26 - Oct 03, 2020
  • Oct 05 - Oct 12, 2020
  • Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2020
  • Oct 21 - Oct 28, 2020

Our Buen Camino includes:

  • Private Van Support & Luggage transfer
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Visit to the Extraordinary Portico of Glory (Santiago only)
  • Carefully selected en suite accommodation
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • Informational program and route map
  • Photos of your Camino
  • Farewell dinner and surprise
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Transfer from Madrid
  • Welcome lunch in Castrillo de los Polvazares
  • ALL dinners
  • 1 Picnic
  • Guided visit in Santiago de Compostela

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Madrid
Transfer to Sarria

We will meet at 8:30 am at the lobby of the 5-star hotel NH Paseo del Prado in Madrid. We head from Madrid to Sarria in our private vehicle. First stop: the stunning Astorga followed by a wonderful welcome lunch in the town of Castrillo de los Polvazares. We will then head to the charming town of O'Cebreiro, a place that marks the beginning of the Camino de Santiago in Galicia.

Night in Sarria

Day 2

Sarria (Barbadelo) - Portomarín
18.7 km / 11.6 mi

Today is a wonderful day because we start our Camino! As we walk this stage, we will come across many little towns and villages like Barbadelo, Ferreiros, Vilachá and Portomarín. We will be able to see important monuments such as: The Church of "Santiago de Barbadelo", the Romanesque portico at the Church of Ferreiros and the fortified church of St. Nicholas in Portomarín. We will also enjoy the breathtaking view of the Miño river valley right outside the town of Vilachá.

Night in Sarria

Day 3

Portomarín - Palas de Rei
24.3 km / 15 mi

We will have the opportunity to see some gorgeous oak and eucalyptus forests while passing through the charming villages of Gonzar, Ventas de Narón, Ligonde and the lovely town of Airexe. We head towards Palas de Rei.

Night in Palas de Rei

Day 4

Palas de Rei - Boente
20.7 km / 12.9 mi

We will see the Romanesque portico of San Tirso's church. Our next destination is Palas de Rei. We will cross the border that divides the provinces of Lugo and La Coruña. We will see the church of "La Virgen de las Nieves" in Furelos and the church of Sancti Spiritus. Do you like octopus? We will be able to sample some of it at a "Pulpería" in Melide, a town that is famous for its octopus. In Melide we will also be able to see the beautiful Church of Santa Maria.

Night in Arzúa

Day 5

Boente - Salceda
19.5 km / 12.1 mi

We head to Boente, home of the spectacular church of Santiago. We will continue on through the lovely towns of Arzúa, Ribadiso and Castañeda, all of these towns are very closely linked to the Camino's history. In Arzúa we can see the chapel of "La Magdalena" - a gothic church founded in the 14th century. We will also enjoy some of Arzúa's delicious cheese, which was given Denomination of Origin. We will continue our walk to Salceda, passing by the town of Calzada.

Night in Arzúa

Day 6

Salceda - Monte do Gozo
22.9 km / 14.2 mi

We will start our walk in the beautiful villages of A Brea and A Rua. We will have the opportunity to see the hermitage of St. Irene with its beautiful baroque fountain. Its water is said to have curative properties. We head to the town of Lavacolla, known for being the town where the ancient purification ritual needed to arrive in Santiago was performed. We end at one of the Camino's most emblematic places: Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy), and enjoy a marvellous view of Santiago and our final destination, the Cathedral.

Night in Lavacolla

Day 7

Monte do Gozo - Santiago de Compostela
4.8 km / 2.9 mi

The day has arrived! Our journey's most exciting day!
We will walk to our final destination: Santiago's Cathedral. We are scheduled to arrive before 12:00 pm. If you wish to attend the pilgrim’s mass and perform any pilgrim rituals like hugging the Apostle Santiago, you are welcome to do so. After that, we will have a wonderful farewell surprise accompanied by a delicious dinner to celebrate our arrival.

Night in Santiago de Compostela

Day 8

Guided visit of Santiago
End of tour

To culminate our Camino, a guided visit in Santiago awaits us in the morning, through the old city and its main monuments and squares.

Your Camino through life begins!

Pre/Post tours activities

with Marly Olé
Optional – Not Included in Price

Immerse yourself in the diverse traditions & culture of both Spain, Portugal, and France with our new expertly curated Marly Olé experiences. Everything is tailor-made and designed so that you can discover each region’s best-kept secrets, and with the “Marly touch” an unforgettable time is guaranteed.
Tapas tours, flamenco nights, wine-tastings, gastronomic tours, charming visits to Finisterre, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Bordeaux, the Douro river valley, we can arrange anything!
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