Camino Frances: Sarria to Santiago Final Stage

Walk the last 100 km of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela on the famous Camino de Santiago. Our most popular Camino; this trip earns you your Compostela as you will have walked over 100 km to Santiago. 

There are many reasons to walk the Camino, religious, spiritual or just taking a break from the stresses of modern life, but whatever your reason, the feeling of satisfaction when you receive your Compostela certificate on completion is overwhelming. Walking the Camino is a unique experience as much about the people you meet as the places you visit.

The route takes you through rural Galicia and is peppered with charming old churches and religious sites and finishes at the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
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Hiking route · Sarria
Sarria to Portomarin
Difficulty easy
Distance 22.5 km
Duration 5:39 h
Ascent 387 m
Descent 452 m

Walk from Sarria to Portimarin, enjoy winding through small hamlets and the panoramic views from Pena dos Corvos.

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Hiking route · Portomarín
Portomarin to Palas de Rei
Difficulty easy
Distance 25 km
Duration 6:45 h
Ascent 486 m
Descent 321 m

Start in Portomarin, cross the Minho river and ascend up to the Church of Santa Maria before descending into Palas de Rei.

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Hiking route · Palas de Rei
Palas de Rei to Arzua
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 29.5 km
Duration 6:46 h
Ascent 500 m
Descent 675 m

Today's section is a long day's walk from Palas de Rei via Melide to Arzua.

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Hiking route · Arzúa
Arzua to Rua
Distance 18.1 km
Duration 4:21 h
Ascent 237 m
Descent 352 m

For half of the day's route follow natural pathways with good shade, and end the stage with a gentle climb around the alta de Santra Irene. 

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Hiking route · O Pino
Rua to Santiago
Distance 22.5 km
Duration 5:10 h
Ascent 260 m
Descent 282 m

Make the most of the shade in the dense eucalyptus forests before you get closer to the city.  Many pilgrims join the route for this day into ...

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