Camino Francés Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.
Sarria to Santiago de Compostela: 100 km are the minimum kilometers to be covered for the pilgrim to get the desired “Compostela“. For many pilgrims, Sarria is the starting point of the Camino de Santiago, as it lies on the border of these hundred kilometers.
The route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is part of the traditional route of the French Way that starts in Roncesvalles. It is currently also the busiest part. There are two ways of doing the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. In a seven-day tour with a single stage from Palas de Rei to Arzúa or dividing this stage by adding an extra night with a stop in Melide. This hundred-kilometer route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is the shortest and most direct route.
The section from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela presents no great difficulties for pilgrims. However, we have to keep in mind that although we don’t run an average of twenty kilometers for several days in a row every day. For this reason, it is advisable to get our legs and feet used to hiking with small training sessions a few days before the start of the pilgrimage. Good footwear is also very important. 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.
The route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela leads through pleasant and lush, green forests, which offer us shelter from the sun in summer and through villages that, like on the rest of the route from Roncesvalles, were created and grown due to the Jacobean tradition the city of Sarria itself, our starting point. Although the pilgrim menu at lunchtime is usually rather simple, we must not forget that we are in Galicia, an area with a rich gastronomy. It is therefore definitely a must to pay tribute to this, for example with a good cheese from Arzúa typical of the area we are crossing.