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Triacastela to Sarria

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You have two choices today. Either a longer walk via the Benedictine monastery at Samos or a shorter but hillier and more scenic route via San Xil.
Distance 18.2 km
5:00 h
257 m
486 m
896 m
420 m

Make a decision today if you would like to walk the southern detour route via Samos or the northern direct route via San Xil, both options are detailed in your book.

The shorter northern route has new woodland paths which have increased the natural paths by 60% and it takes you up a steep climb to alto do Riocabo, which has beautiful views.  The southern route takes you along the busy LU-633 and via the Benedctine monastery of Samos which is one of the oldest and largest monastries in Spain.

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Minna Harshbarger
Update: January 08, 2018
Highest point
896 m
Lowest point
420 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:





Triacastela (663 m)
42.755793, -7.241951
42°45'20.9"N 7°14'31.0"W
29T 643863 4735195



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These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.


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42.755793, -7.241951
42°45'20.9"N 7°14'31.0"W
29T 643863 4735195
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Martin Potter
June 18, 2019 · Community
Took the longer route to see the Monastery which was worth the trip
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Samos Monastery courtyard
Photo: Martin Potter, Community

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Samos Monastery courtyard
Tuesday, June 11, our hotel
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 one more El Camino marker in Sarria
Entering Sarria. The old and the modern.
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18.2 km
5:00 h
257 m
486 m
Highest point
896 m
Lowest point
420 m


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