The last section of the French Way, the famous Camino Francés, is the most popular Camino walking tour and perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino de Santiago.
Meet fellow pilgrims, discover local traditions and enjoy the unique atmosphere of it all, rewarding yourself with good food after a day walking in Galicia’s green countryside. The Camino will take you across woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets, following tracks and paths lined by granite stone walls. You won’t forget a single minute of it!
Starting in Sarria, the most popular Camino starting point, this section covers the last 100km of the Camino Francés, which means you can receive for your pilgrim certificate when you arrive in Santiago. The green rolling landscape of Galicia is part of each day’s walk, until you approach your final destination: the magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela. Get your ‘Compostela’ certificate and explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
VIEW OUR TOUR OPTIONS
- 7 days/ 6 Nights. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.
- Split – 8 days/ 7 Nights. This tour includes an extra walking day to split the long 28km on day 4, in 2 days of 14km.
- Easy Walking
- Last 100km – 11 days/ 10 Nights. Same itinerary but with 12km walking per day in average.
- Last 70km – 8 days/ 7 Nights. Starts in Palas de Rei with 12km walking per day in average
- Last 35km Short Break – 4 days/ 3 nights. Starts in Arzúa.
- Superior Collection: Best accommodation available including the Parador. Now including complimentary spa treatment in Santiago.
- Country Cottage: Boutique properties in rural settings. Pick up included.
- Guided tours
- Standard: 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes split day 4 all dinners, English speaking guide and airport transfers. Departure every Saturday from Mar to Nov.
- Walk and Coach (Leon to Santiago with support bus): 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes split day 4 all dinners and airport transfers. Departure 1st October 2016.
Meet fellow pilgrims in Sarria
Savour Galicia's most famous dish: octopus
Explore the hidden gems of Santiago's Old Town
Gain your 'Compostela' certificate
Hotels and country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food, and friendliness of the staff. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard, comfort, and price. Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability.
Flying IN and OUT
How to get to Sarria:
Best option: Santiago de Compostela Airport (100km)
Aer Lingus serves flights from Dublin; Ryanair from London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo) and Frankfurt (Hahn), Vueling from Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Munich, Dusseldorf, Rome and Zurich; Easyjet from Geneva, London (Gatwick), Rome and Basel; Swiss from Zurich; Turkish Airlines from Istambul. Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport also has many flights from Spanish cities; with many daily flights from Madrid and Barcelona. See www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative option (a): A Coruña Airport (120km)
Direct flights from London, Madrid and Barcelona. See: www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative option (b): Vigo Airport (185km)
Direct flights from Madrid, Barcelona. See: www.skyscanner.com.
How to get back from Santiago:
Best option: Santiago de Compostela Airport (12km)
Aer Lingus serves flights to Dublin; Ryanair to London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo) and Frankfurt (Hahn), Vueling from Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Munich, Dusseldorf, Rome and Zurich; Easyjet to Geneva, London (Gatwick), Rome and Basel; Swiss to Zurich; Turkish Airlines to Istambul. Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport also has many flights to Spanish cities; with many daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona.
See www.skyscanner.com or www.spanish-airport-guide.com
TO and FROM the Airports
How to get to Sarria:
From Santiago Airport to Sarria:
Fastest is to take a combination of 2 buses: First, from Santiago airport to Lugo bus station (1h50, everyday at 7:10, 11:10, 16:10, 18:40 + 20:10 except on Saturday). See: www.empresafreire.com. Then, take a local bus from Lugo bus station to Sarria bus station (30min). Total cost for journey roughly €10pp. Alternatively, you can book a taxi transfer from Santiago Airport to Sarria costing approx €120. Or a taxi from Lugo to Sarria cost approx €20. There is also a direct bus between Santiago de Compostela bus station and Sarria but only departing once a day (except Sundays), approx. 2h30 travel time. See www.monbus.es.
From A Coruña Airport to Sarria:
In A Coruña, there is a bus from the airport to the train station (Line 443 stop: Avenida A. Molina) departing every 30 min, see www.autoscalpita.es. There is a direct train from A Coruña to Sarria four times a day (2h-2h30). See www.renfe.com.
From Vigo Airport to Sarria:
From Vigo you will have to travel to Santiago de Compostela by bus (1h) www.movelia.es or train www.renfe.es; and then follow instructions from Santiago to Sarria above.
From Madrid to Sarria:
In Madrid, there is a train from the airport (Terminal 4) and the train station (Chamartin). There is a night train from Madrid Chamartin to Sarria (once a day/ 8h30), see: www.renfe.com.
It is also possible to take a bus from the airport in Madrid to Lugo (3 times a day, taking 6h30-7h30). From Lugo to Sarria you can take a bus from the bus station or a train from the train station (4 times/ day – 30min). The bus and train stations in Lugo are approximately 1km apart (taxis are also available at the stations).
How to get from Santiago de Compostela to Santiago Airport:
There is shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: city centre (Plaza de Galicia), train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and bus station (Estación de Autobuses). See: www.empresafreire.com.
We can also arrange taxi transfers, if you prefer. Let the CaminoWays.com team know.
Please select from our available tours below and proceed to booking. Contact the team if you have any special requests.
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