Last 120 km (75 miles) of the French Route – the minimum you need to walk to be rewarded with the Compostela. Know Galicia with its green landscapes and Celtic and Roman architecture. Enjoy seafood, soft climate and company of the experienced pilgrims who finish here their Camino.
Sarria is quite a modern town. It is a melting pot of new and old pilgrims – those who are about to finish and those who are just starting the shortest of the possible Caminos.
Portomarín is located on the right bank of the River Minho. An access there looks like a stairway to heaven. The ancient Portomarín is submerged in a reservoir and the town was rebuilt on a safe hillside. The great fortress-church of St. Nicholas built in the XII century was dismantled stone by stone to be rebuilt in the center of the new settlement.
Palas de Rei was an important place in Middle Ages where the pilgrims used to gather to face the last stages of the pilgrimage route together. The artistic richness of its area is considerable: a dozen Romanesque churches like Vilar de Donas, Castelo de Pambre (Pambre Castle) or Pazo de Ulloa (Ulloa Palace).
The longest stage of the short Camino. It will be a big challenge to make 30 km (18,5 miles) in one day. The reward will be an excellent food. In the middle of the way – in Melide search for places called “pulpería” to try the Galician boiled octopus. In Arzúa do not forget to ask for a regional cheese. Like Spanish wines, it has its certificate of origin: Arzúa-Ulloa.
The most important detail of this penultimate stage is the chapel dedicated to Saint Irene. The baroque fountain is famous for its healing waters.
Among the patches of eucalyptus and oaks you will meet the last villages belonging to O Pino. From the top of Monte do Gozo hill you will get the first view of Santiago de Compostela. Here begins a city tour that ends at the foot of the Baroque facade of the Cathedral. The Obradoiro Square is the end and the beginning. Congratulations! You’ve just made it!
|Standard Accommodation||6 nights|
||per person sharing a double room||325€|
|per person in a single room||475€|
|Melide||per person sharing||50€|
|Sarria||per person sharing||50€|
|Santiago de Compostela||per person sharing||75€|
|1 or more bags|
|Luggage Transfer||5€ per day and item|
Check Flights to Santiago, Vigo or A Coruña
|Transport to the starting point (Taxi 1-3 px)|
|Santiago airport to Sarria||150€|
|Coruña Airport to Sarria||175€|
|Vigo Airport to Sarria||200€|
|Transport from Santiago (Taxi 1-3 px)|
|Santiago Hotel to Santiago Airport||30€|
|Santiago to Coruña Airport||120€|
|Santiago to Vigo Airport||150€|