Duration:

8 Days / 7 Nights

Distance:

117km / 72.7 mi

Difficulty:

Medium / High

Start / End

Madrid - Sarria - Santiago

Self-guided walk: We help you organize the Camino so that you enjoy the adventure on your own.

You cover the last 100 km from Sarria to Santiago. We greet you in Madrid and then head to Sarria by train where you begin your walk the next day. You will have reserved accommodation at the end of each stage, but you walk independently and on your own each day. An organized adventure!

Tours all year round:
Are you interested in doing this route on another date? We can organize it for groups of 4 or more people. Write us an email here.

Want a New Challenge?
Fixed-date schedule tours. Any of our 8-day Caminos can be turned into a 10-day Adventure. Just ask us for details here.

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 2.6% of the value of the tour + extras.

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

Dates & Price 2020:

1090 €

Single Supplement + 330 €

Dates & Price 2021:

1090 €

Single Supplement + 330 €

  • Apr 06 - Apr 13, 2021
  • Apr 12 - Apr 19, 2021
  • Apr 19 - Apr 26, 2021
  • Apr 26 - May 03, 2021
  • May 03 - May 10, 2021
  • May 10 - May 17, 2021
  • May 17 - May 24, 2021
  • May 24 - May 31, 2021
  • May 31 - Jun 07, 2021
  • Jun 07 - Jun 14, 2021
  • Jun 14 - Jun 21, 2021
  • Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2021
  • Jun 28 - Jul 05, 2021
  • Jul 05 - Jul 12, 2021
  • Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2021
  • Aug 23 - Aug 30, 2021
  • Aug 30 - Sep 06, 2021
  • Sep 06 - Sep 13, 2021
  • Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2021
  • Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2021
  • Sep 27 - Oct 04, 2021
  • Oct 04 - Oct 11, 2021
  • Oct 11 - Oct 18, 2021
  • Oct 18 - Oct 25, 2021

The price includes:

  • Accommodations with private bathrooms
  • All breakfasts
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Daily transfer of ONE piece of luggage per person
  • Informational program with daily stages
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Transfer from Madrid to Sarria
  • Guided visit in Santiago (4+ groups)

Day-to-day Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Madrid
Light city walking

We meet in Madrid, Weare Chamartín Hotel at 11:30 am on the first day for a lovely welcome. The team greets you and hands you all the necessary material for you to go off on your own. Then the group heads to Sarria by train from where you will start your walk the next day.

Day 2

Sarria - Portomarín
18.9 km / 11.74 mi

As you journey through this stage you will come across many little villages and towns of which the most interesting are Sarria, Barbadelo, Ferreiros and Portomarín where you can see beautiful monuments such as: the convent of "La Magdalena” originally founded as a Pilgrim's hospital in the 13th century, the church of "Santiago de Barbadelo", famous for its beautiful architecture and unique chapels, the Romanesque portico at the church of Ferreiros and the legendary 100 km marker!

Day 3

Portomarín - Palas de Rei
24.3 km / 15 mi

Today's journey will take you through the towns of Portomarín, Ligonde and Vilachá, where you will have the opportunity to see the wonderful view of the Miño river valley right outside Vilachá, the fortified church of St. Nicholas and the famous Romanesque façade of San Pedro's church in Portomarín as well as the church of "Vilar de Donas", considered to be one of the best examples of Romanesque art associated to the Camino.

Day 4

Palas de Rei - Castañeda
22.3 km / 13.9 mi

On today's stage you will cross the border that divides the provinces of Lugo and La Coruña via an ancient Roman road. Once you get to La Coruña you will be able to enjoy true jewels of the Camino such as the church of "La virgen de las nieves" in the town of Furelos and the churches of Sancti Spiritus and Santa Maria de Melide in Melide.

Day 5

Castañeda - Salceda
17.5 km / 10.9 mi

Today's walk will take us through the lovely towns of Arzúa and Castañeda, both very closely linked to the Camino's history. In Arzúa you can see the beautiful chapel of "La Magdalena" built in gothic style and founded in the 14th century. You can also enjoy some of Arzúa's delicious cheese which was awarded Denomination of Origin.

Day 6

Salceda - Lavacolla
17.5 km / 10.9 mi

Our stage for this day will take us to the villages of A Salceda, A Brea, Santa Irene, A Rua and O Empalme mainly through wooded areas and forests until you finally reach Lavacolla, the place where the purification ritual needed to arrive in Santiago was performed in ancient times. Along the journey you will have the opportunity to see the hermitage of St. Irene, the Portuguese martyr saint and its baroque fountain whose water is said to have curative properties.

Day 7

Lavacolla - Santiago
10 km / 6.2 mi

You pass by Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy) where you can enjoy a marvelous panoramic view of Santiago in which you will be able to make out our final destination: Santiago de Compostela's Cathedral.

You spend the night in Santiago.

Day 8

Day in Santiago
Light city walking

In the morning we offer a guided visit through Santiago. The focus of the guided visit will be on the old city, where we will recall the history of the city and the pilgrimage to Santiago through its main monuments, squares and streets.

Are you ready to live this life changing experience?

Have a group of 6 or more? Want different dates?

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