Camino Francés from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with Melide
From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with Melide is a variant of the Sarria “shortest route” to get the longed for “Compostela”, the accreditation that confirms that the pilgrim has walked to the tomb of the Apostle Santiago. In this variant of the route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela we will spend one night in Melide, which means another day of travel, but divides the route from Palas de Rei to Arzúa into two shorter stages. We can also enjoy a well-deserved serving of “Pulpo á Feira” (Octopus), as Melide has some of the most traditional “Pulperias” in Galicia. Indispensable here to treat yourself to this gastronomic pleasure. Our body has earned it.
The variant from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with Melide is part of the French way, the most popular route for pilgrims to Compostela, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.Many of the cities that the Camino crosses (starting from Roncesvalles) are due to the Jacobean tradition emerged and grown. All you have to do is watch the riot of pilgrims once we get to our starting point in Sarria. It is a very busy route where we will meet people from all over the world who will share the wonderful experience of a pilgrimage to Compostela.
This variant of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with Melide, in particular with the division of the stage from Palas de Rei to Arzúa with the stop in Melide, does not require much effort from the pilgrim. In any case, it must be taken into account that not all feet are used to running an average of twenty kilometers for several days in a row. It is therefore recommended to exercise a little before starting the hike and, above all, to wear the right footwear. The beautiful Galician landscapes with their lush forests will no doubt compensate us.