Camino - Sarria to Santiago
The last six days of the famous Camino pilgrimage route offers the chance for time starved travellers to walk the final 115kms into Santiago and gain a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route. To be eligible for the official Compostela certificate of completion, which is issued by the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago de Compostela, walkers must walk at least 100kms of the iconic pilgrim route. Walking through mixed landscapes, there are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos. The gates of Galicia lead on to the fabled Santiago de Compostela with its famous cathedral, site of the tomb of St James.
|DAY 1||Arrive Sarria|
|DAY 2||Walk through the hills of Galicia to Portomarin (6hrs)|
|DAY 3||To Palas de Rei (6-7hrs)|
|DAY 4||Leave Lugo to enter La Coruña and on to Melide (4.5hrs)|
|DAY 5||To Arzúa (4hrs)|
|DAY 6||To Rúa or Pedrouzo (5-6hrs)|
|DAY 7||Arrive Santiago (5-6hrs)|
|DAY 8||Trip concludes|
The most memorable part of my trip? The people we met, the Spanish countryside, the significance of the walk, the Santiago cathedral and UNESCO village.