Camino Francés from Sarria to Finisterre begins in what for many pilgrims is the starting point of the Camino de Santiago: Sarria. One hundred kilometers separate Sarria from Santiago de Compostela, but this variant of the Camino de Santiago will take us far beyond the Compostela goal. Once we have reached the feet of the Apostle, we will continue on our way to Finisterre.
Camino Francés from Sarria to Finisterre is part of the traditional route of the French Way, which begins in Roncesvalles. It is also the busiest at the present time because it adds up the necessary kilometers for the pilgrim to achieve the desired “Compostela“.
Difficulty of the French Way from Sarria to Finisterre
The Camino Francés from Sarria to Finisterre does not offer great difficulties for pilgrims, although we must bear in mind that not every day (or many days in a row) we walk an average of twenty kilometres. It is advisable to accustom our legs and feet a few days before beginning the pilgrimage with small training sessions. Good footwear is also essential. It will be our best friend during the Camino and our feet will thank us when we arrive in Compostela.
From Sarria to Compostela, the most popular route, now to Finisterre
The Camino Francés from Sarria to Finisterre runs through pleasant and leafy forests that will offer us grateful shelter from the sun in summer, and runs through towns that, just as happens along the route from Roncesvalles, have been born and grew up around the Jacobean tradition, like the town of Sarria itself, our starting point. Although the pilgrim’s menu is often frugal at noon, we must not forget that we are in Galicia, an area of rich gastronomy, so it is advisable to pay homage along the way, such as with a good Denomination of Origin cheese, Arzúa-Ulloa, typical of the places we will cross.
Until Finisterre, the end of the world
Legend has it that, long before the tomb of the Apostle Santiago was discovered in the Bosque Libredón, many were already the curious that walked along a path like what is now the Camino de Santiago. It is said that people from what is now Europe already came to these lands seeking to discover the End of the World and also the mysteries of how the sea ate the sun every night. The Ara Solis, the ancient altar of the sun, is also located on Cape Finisterre.