Walk the famous last stage of Camino de Santiago, “The French Way” on our Compostela Camino.

Walking 115 km through Inland Spain

From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, the minimum distance required to achieve a Compostela . Commencing with your first accommodation you are required to stamp your   Credencial Passport twice a day. Each morning or on arrival have your accommodation stamp your passport then afterwards many bars, restaurants and churches offer this service.

This section of the “French Way” is noted for its diverse scenic landscape. Comprising of lush vegetation, rolling hills, waterways, distant mountain ranges and quaint villages. As you challenge yourself physically you also lap up the Spanish hospitality. Connecting daily with locals who feed and house you on your journey. Take in the sights and sounds of this historically rich land and imagine the Legends and Myths as you cross antique bridges, walk roman paths and witness architecture from a distant time.

“The French Way” on Camino de Santiago is well known for the diversity of Pilgrims who come from every corner of the world. Greeting one another with Buen Camino along the way, sharing stories of their journey, a meal or drinks in a terrace at the end of a long day. Camino is as sociable or solitary as you need.

Galicia is a land rich in gastronomy.

Of course, you are in Spain, known for wonderful fresh produce. Veal and Seafood are the specialities of Galicia. Locals will tell you with great pride that the seafood is noted to be the best in the world, due to the particular conditions of the sea. Don’t leave the country without experiencing some! There are many other incredible delights: Zorza (chorizo meat), Raxo (pig meat marinated with paprika), Lacon (natural ham served with oil and paprika), Pork (local Celtic variety), trout, eel, octopus, empanada gallega, Cheese (Arzua and Tetilla), Wines (Ribeira Sacra, Albariño, Ribeiro), Tarta de Santiago (almond tart) and the Galician bread is particularly good!!

Finishing in Santiago de Compostela where, in 1985, the city’s old town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This alone is worth the effort you have made, a spectacular city with so much to offer.

Buen Camino!
If you have Special Needs we offer

Tailor-Made Packages and Tailor-Made Group Packages 

  • Difficulty: Rest day
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Make your way to your hotel in Sarria, hopefully, you will have time to wander through the old city and enjoy a nice meal while in this iconic town. Have a good nights’ rest before you head off on the first walking day of your Camino


  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 22 km.
  • Hours: 6h.

Today you face a beautiful stage through Galician bushes, pretty villages and hamlets with its traditional “hórreos” (granaries). In Pina dos Corvos you will enjoy wonderful views of Belesar reservoir and surrounding countryside, from here there is a steep descent into Portomarín where you will cross the Miño River over its modern bridge into Portomarín.

The remains of the medieval town of Portomarín disappeared under these reservoir waters in the 1950s, Franco (Dictator) decided to build a hydroelectric dam 40 kilometres downriver and flooded the town of Portomarín. The most important monuments, the churches of San Nicolás, San Pedro and some of the cherished 16th and 17th-century manor houses or Pazos were transported stone by stone  high above the river to the new village of Portomarin that you will visit today. The square in the centre of town boasts most of the historic monuments including the Pazo Del Conde da Maza.



  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Length: 25 km.
  • Hours: 7h.

Today’s walk passes through similar landscapes as yesterday, you exit from Portomarin crossing the river Miño, Galicia’s longest river, you then begin a steady uphill walk from 350m to 725m for 12km a challenging yet not difficult section on and off the road.

In Ventas de Narón, you pass the small 13th century Ermita de Santa María Magdalena built by the Knights Templar, in Castromaior the circa 4BC to 1AD Roman ruins well worth the short detour off the Camino.

Your destination Palas de Rei, known as Palace of the King due to a king residing there, is a small country town with plenty of shops, bars and cafes, most of town life revolving around the Plaza del Concello. Visit la Iglesia de San Tirso originally built in the 12th to early 13th century. It has undergone numerous changes over the centuries with the only original part of the church, the Romanesque doorway.


  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 14.5 km.
  • Hours: 4h.

Today’s stage you will walk downhill for most of the way, crossing many creeks. This is a short day allowing you to enjoy the sights and gastronomy of Melide.

Melide is a mandatory stop to enjoy the most famous Pulpo (octopus) in Galicia, together with a Ribeiro wine. Two of the most renowned octopus restaurants in Galicia are found here, Ezequiel and Garnacha.


  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 14 km.
  • Hours: 4h.

From here pretty much most of the way to Santiago you will wind your way in and out of pine and eucalyptus forest with quite a steep descent into Ribadiso da Baixo.

Finally, you arrive at the town of Arzúa, the most significant city (6,000 inhabitants) before Santiago, famous for its local cheese Queixo Arzúa-Ulloa. Visit the 14th century Capilla de la Magdalena, all that is left of a former Augustinian monastery.


  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 19.5 km.
  • Hours: 5h.

A comfortable stage, quite flat, along prairies and bushes, alternating between track and county lanes, passing through several small hamlets.
Continue on woodland paths, passing a monument to Guillermo Watt who died at this spot, a day from completing his Camino. Reaching Alto de Santa Irene, the high point of today and a good picnic and rest area.
O Pedrouzo is a small busy town with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars and the last stage of the Camino before entering Santiago de Compostela.


  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Length: 20 km.
  • Hours: 5.5h.

Today you face your last walk day in Camino!

The first half runs through rural landscape, similar to days before.

From Lavacolla you walk through the airport, highways, urban and residential areas. Then you reach Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy) 5km before the city centre, from here you will glimpse the spires of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

The entrance to the old city of Santiago (100,000 inhabitants) is stunning, an incredible walk through the historic city streets leading you under the Arco del Obispo where you make your triumphant entrance into the Plaza del Obradoiro, Congratulations!

This night is one of celebration, the City will be brimming with Pilgrims and Locals alike enjoying the local cuisine and wines, sharing tales of their Camino and for many saying farewells to their Camino Friends.

*Don’t forget to go and get your Compostela. The location will be noted on your daily map


  • Difficulty: Rest day
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Today you will have your last breakfast as a Crossroads Travel Customer

If you were late arriving yesterday you can attend the midday pilgrims mass and look around the famous Cathedral of St. James which forms the city’s heart and watch the collection of pilgrims arriving into the square as they finish their epic journey as you did yesterday.

The end of this unique experience, unless of course, you are heading to Fisterra!

Whatever it is you do from here please go safely, thank you for choosing Crossroads Travel
We hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Buen Camino!!

Flexible. Set your own agenda

Inclusions Sarria – Santiago Camino:

  • 7 nights’ Superior accommodation, preferably rural and boutique hotels.
  • Private Bathroom in all rooms
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luggage transfer daily (1 x 20kg bag per person)
  • Maps of your accommodation locations
  • Pre-trip Camino guidance and planning
  • Australian and Spanish emergency phone numbers
  • local support person in Spain

Welcome Pack:

  • Pilgrim’s passport
  • Camino shell
  • Luggage tags
  • Full Camino walking guidebook with maps
  • Camino Journal with Pen
  • Other goodies for your Camino

Not Included 

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Additional bags transfer (will incur additional costs)
  • Single Supplement
  • Any meal not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Any other item not specified in the Inclusions list
  • Flights/Transfers/Extra Accommodations.

Optional Services: 

  • Airport transfers from the start point and end destination
  • Extra night accommodation in the start point and end destination
  • Extra luggage transfer or storage
  • Fisterra experience: Tour from Santiago to Fisterra return 2 days

Crossroads Travel; Our accommodation focus is to ensure your comfort at the end of a long walking day.

We have carefully and extensively researched accommodation options on Camino. Keeping a close eye on changes and new places for you to stay.

Our choice of accommodation is based first and foremost on location

We personally book your rooms and know exactly where they are located. Walking extra kilometres at the end of a long day is not an option. Being in the vibe of Camino is an essential element, housing you amongst the other pilgrims’, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Hospitality comes in a close second, it is a very important element to us. We meet regularly with the owners/management to communicate the need for our clients to be welcomed and taken care of. Your hosts have direct contact with us if any needs arise we can manage it immediately.

Finally, we choose accommodation preferably in charming and iconic hotels and rural Casas. The number of stars is not our criteria, your comfort is. Although, yes, we do throw in a few nights with lots of stars for a bit of indulgence.

Book 60 days in advance

To ensure we are able to secure the best possible accommodation we advise you to book a minimum of 60 days in advance. Camino de Santiago is a very unique destination with limited availability. Less than this we will do our utmost to secure the best available at the time of booking.

Examples of our chosen accommodation

Images below are examples of what you can expect from your booking. tailor-made bookings are available if you wish to stay 5-star all the way. Let’s start a conversation so you can get exactly what YOU want!


These are the main options

From Barcelona:

  1. Fly to Santiago (1:50 h). From Santiago take the bus to Sarria (2:45 h)

From Madrid:

  1. Fly to Santiago (1:15 h). From Santiago take the bus to Sarria (2:45 h)
  2. Take the train to Sarria (6:00 h)

Taxi from Santiago Airport to Sarria:

We offer this service for pilgrims arriving to Santiago Airport.

Price (up to 4 pax) = 215 AUD


  • From - To: Sarria to Santiago
  • Length: 115 km
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Cost: AUD$1,155
  • Dates:

    Flexible. Set your own agenda