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 Buen Camino covers the essential final 100 km of the French Way (Camino Francés) to Santiago de Compostela. We will meet in Madrid and travel up to Sarria, from where you will begin your incredible walk from Sarria to Santiago over six beautiful stages. Once in Santiago, you will be able to obtain the famous Compostela pilgrim certificate. We will support you every step of the way, so you can relax and take in the unique magic and beautiful landscapes of the Camino de Santiago, and enjoy a well-earned rest each night in carefully selected, authentic Galician rural manors.

Cancellation Insurance

Our cancellation insurance covers you if you are forced to cancel your trip due to medical, legal, labor or extraordinary reasons.

The price of the cancellation insurance is 2.6% of your total tour package, including any extras.

If you would like 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 that you can enjoy the most authentic and delicious cuisine that the Camino has to offer! Lunches are not included to allow you more flexibility during your walk. We recommend that you try local specialties in the towns that you walk through, 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're sure that you will absolutely love all the wonderful accommodations on our Buen Camino. We have carefully hand-picked our accommodations to make sure that you enjoy the best possible experience. During the Camino, we will spend each night in charming traditional Galician manor houses. You will enjoy a truly authentic cultural experience in beautiful rural locations, surrounded by lush, peaceful scenery. All of our accommodations have en-suite bathrooms. You can be sure of warm, personal 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 are completely free to walk at your own pace. There is no-one who 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, fruit and water. Our guides are there to assist you with any unforeseen issues, or simply to help relieve muscular pain or cure blisters.

If you for any reason you decide that you don't want to continue walking, you can hop on the support vehicle and rest. Don't worry about getting lost: there is always a yellow arrow to show you the way. On the Camino you are never alone! After the daily walk we will head back to the accommodation where you can enjoy a well-deserved break in beautiful surroundings.

Before and After
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Before: Our Buen Camino starts in Madrid, where most international flights arrive. We offer a number of exciting tours and activities in Madrid and the surrounding towns. We recommend arriving at least one day before the tour start date. Take advantage of our exclusive rate at the 5-star Paseo del Prado hotel, where we meet on the first day of the Camino.

After: Our tour ends in Santiago de Compostela on Day 8 at around 1:00 pm. Transportation back to Madrid is NOT included. We offer optional add-on activities for after your tour, such as our daytrip to Finisterre (highly recommended!) 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.

You can fly or take the train back to Madrid or elsewhere. The Santiago-Madrid flight takes 1 hour, and the train takes around 6 hours. 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 incomparable Camino guides are not just fountains of knowledge; they are pilgrims too! Your guide will be your friend on the Camino; a friend who will make you laugh with Camino stories and anecdotes, offer you encouragement and cure your blisters, and maybe even help you to find what you’re looking for along the way.

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 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

Dates & Price 2021:

2530 €

Single Supplement + 530 €

  • Apr 14 - Apr 21, 2021
  • Apr 29 - May 06, 2021
  • May 08 - May 15, 2021
  • May 17 - May 24, 2021
  • Jun 02 - Jun 09, 2021
  • Jun 25 - Jul 02, 2021
  • Aug 29 - Sep 05, 2021
  • Sep 07 - Sep 14, 2021
  • Sep 18 - Sep 25, 2021
  • Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2021

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 (NOT included in the Ignatian Camino)
  • 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

It's a wonderful day. 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 essential 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.

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 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." 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. 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 marvelous view of Santiago.

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 surprise.

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 Spain, Portugal, and France.

Enjoy our new expertly curated experiences like Tapas tours, flamenco nights, wine-tastings, gastronomic tours, charming visits to Finisterre, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Bordeaux, the Douro river valley, we can arrange anything! Discover each region’s best-kept secrets, and with Marly Olé.

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