Camino de Santiago French

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The Camino de Santiago from Sarria is the most famous and popular, as it combines the beauty of its landscapes, villages, towns and cities, with a fantastic gastronomy. And it is the one that our expert recommends for your first Camino.

The French Camino de Santiago in group is a wonderful experience to meet new pilgrims and enjoy your fellow pilgrims.

In Viajeros Canallas we organise the French Way from Sarria, where you will walk 114kms in 5 stages, which will give you the right to get your Compostela at the end of the route and arrive at Santiago, the Galician city is famous for its beautiful historic centre, cobbled streets, atmosphere and gastronomy.

There is no better way to enjoy this experience than in a group. The reputation of our groups, good vibes, companionship, friendship, which many call "family" and our motto "You'll never walk alone".

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    See available dates for 2024 here.

    • 24 / 30 March
    • 28 April / 4 May
    • 12 / 18 May
    • 19 / 25 May
    • 20 / 26 May
    • 25 / 31 May
    • 2 / 8 June
    • 9 / 15 June
    • 23 / 29 June
    • 1 / 7 July
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    • 13 / 19 July
    • 21 / 27 July
    • 27 July / 2 August
    • 3 / 9 August
    • 10 / 16 August
    • 18 / 24 August
    • 24 / 30 August
    • 1 / 7 September
    • 8 / 14 September
    • 15 / 21 September
    • 22 / 28 September
    • 28 / 4 September
    • 6 / 12 October
    • 12 / 18 October
    • 20 / 26 October
    • Private hostels 7D / 6N in shared rooms
    • Half board (5 dinners / 5 breakfasts + dinner in Santiago de Compostela)
    • Credential
    • WhatsApp contact details of your travel coordinator
    • Tardeo (to get to know you better)
    • Barbecue Party
    • Queimada
    • Recommendations
    • Canalla Guide to make the most of your experience

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    Stages French Way Sarria - Santiago 114km

    In this section you will find everything you need to know about this route. Where the French Way of Saint James begins, how many stages this journey has, how far you will travel each day... At Viajeros Canallas we don't want you to have any doubts.

    STAGE 1


    Length: 22 km
    Difficulty: Low
    Time: 5 / 6 hours

    STAGE 2


    Length: 25 km
    Difficulty: Low
    Time: 5 / 6 hours

    STAGE 3


    Length: 27 km
    Difficulty: Medium
    Time: 7 / 8 hours

    STAGE 4


    Length: 21 km
    Difficulty: Low
    Time: 5 / 6 hours

    STAGE 5


    Length: 19 km
    Difficulty: Low
    Time: 4 / 5 hours

    Frequently asked questions about the French Way

    Which are the stages of the French Way?

    In Viajeros Canallas we do the French Camino de Santiago from Sarria in 7 days and 5 stages. Please note that the first day is reserved for a group meeting where all the participants of this trip will be able to get to know each other and follow the latest recommendations of our team in order to prepare for the Way.

    Below, we explain in summary form how each of the stages of the French Way of Saint James will be developed:

    Day 1: Meeting and accommodation in Sarria

    The first step of our Organised pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela will be a meeting of all the members of the group at the first hostel, in Sarria.

    The necessary information will be provided two days before the start of the trip via a WhatsApp group.

    Finally, there will be a welcome dinner to get to know each other a little bit before starting the Camino, so let's get started!

    Day 2: Stage 1, Sarria - Portomarín 

    Distance to be covered: 22 kilometres. Estimated time: 5-6 hours. Difficulty: Low.

    This first day of the pilgrimage will not be at all difficult. The stage does not involve any difficulty whatsoever as the terrain is gentle and undulating.

    The route from Sarria to Portomarín is particularly well known for crossing many forests in the rural part of Galicia. In this stage you will find some of the most beautiful landscapes of the French Way of St. James and we will have the added incentive of passing through the 100th kilometre of this millenary route.

    On this day you will see some examples of Romanesque art as well as medieval bridges and rustic footbridges. We will also be able to appreciate the Galician rural architecture and admire the hórreos (raised granaries) of the area.

    These constructions were used to store crops and were usually made of stone or wood. It is curious to see how they are raised from the ground by means of pillars.

    On the other hand, if we turn our eyes to nature we can appreciate masses of chestnut and oak trees as well as beautiful watercourses. The famous "corredoiras" will take us from village to village.

    The end of this stage shows us Portomarín, at the foot of the Belesar Reservoir, formed by the Miño River.

    Day 3: Stage 2, Portomarín - Palas de Rei

    Distance to be covered: 25 kilometres. Estimated time: 6 hours. Difficulty: Low.

    On this day we will continue to walk through rural areas and cross small villages. We will start the walk by crossing the Belesar reservoir over a footbridge.

    You should be aware that a large part of the route from Portomarín to Palas de Rei runs along paths close to the road. You will, however, be able to see good examples of Romanesque churches that brighten up the landscape.

    We will cross the village of Castromaior, where Castro de Castromaior is located. This is one of the most important archaeological sites of the Iron Age in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. We will also find many signs that indicate that we are in a pilgrimage area, such as the famous "cruceiros" (stone crosses).

    Day 4: Stage 3, Palas de Rei - Ribadixo de Baixo

    Distance to be covered: 27 kilometres. Estimated time: 7-8 hours. Difficulty: Medium.

    This is the longest and most beautiful stage of our route. We will pass through small villages of La Coruña and trails until we reach Melide.

    Among other things, we will find masses of eucalyptus and pine trees. There will also be numerous medieval bridges, among which the Leboreiro and Furelos bridges stand out. The cobbled pass of the Catasol River is considered one of the most idyllic spots on the Way, together with the village of Ribadiso do Baixo.

    Day 5: Stage 4, Ribadixo de Baixo - Pedrouzo

    Distance to be covered: 21 kilometres. Estimated time: 5-6 hours.

    The predominant vegetation of the stage is eucalyptus forests as well as pastures and meadows. On this day we will advance along quiet forest tracks linking small villages.

    In general, the terrain will be pleasant and easy to walk. We will walk through masses of trees with gentle swings alternating with areas close to the road. We will have to cross the road several times to reach Pedrouzo.

    The Ermita de Santa Irene hermitage and its baroque fountain are worth mentioning at this stage.

    Day 6: Stage 5, Pedrouzo - Santiago

    Distance to be covered: 19 kilometres. Estimated time: 5 hours. Difficulty: Low.

    Being the last stage of our French Camino de Santiago is one of the most special and emotional of the whole journey. It is not the most technically demanding stretch so pilgrims can concentrate on the view of the Cathedral of Santiago from Monte del Gozo.

    The climb to San Marcos from Lavacolla will require some effort. This place owes its name to the stop that pilgrims used to make before arriving in Santiago to wash themselves in the river that flows through it and to present themselves to the Apostle.

    From Monte de Gozo, only 5 kilometres from the end of the road, we can already begin to make out our destination: the imposing façade of the Obradoiro. At this point our deepest feelings will unconsciously come to the surface.

    Congratulations pilgrim, we have done it!

    Day 7: Farewell

    How long does it take to do the French Way?

    We will cover a distance of 114 kilometres from Sarria to Santiago. In Viajeros Canallas we do this route in 7 days, 6 nights, of which we will walk 5 stages.

    What is the Camino de Santiago in a group?

    Welcome to our star project. Enjoying the beauty of the Camino in a group and organised, will make this trip a unique experience, where you will only have to walk and enjoy.

    Thanks to more than 20 years doing the Camino de Santiago and 8 years organizing groups, you will avoid some of the mistakes that pilgrims make.

    You will have accommodation booked in each destination town and recommendations to make the most of this experience.

    Who is the Camino de Santiago for?

    Whether you come alone, alone, with friends, with your family: this is the trip for you.

    Imagine walking at your own pace, with the peace of mind of a monitor in the area who will be watching over you, and meeting time and time again or walking together with your companions in the group, who in some cases will be friends or even family.

    What is the preparation for the French Camino de Santiago?

    No great preparation is necessary. The key is to walk, enjoy, learn to stop and of course listen to the advice of our experts.

    But I'm sure you've always heard the expression "perseverance".

    Try to go for a 4 or 5 kilometre walk, and in some cases, a slightly more demanding stage, before you start your trip. With these training tips you will get your muscles and joints ready for this adventure.

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    Camino de Santiago in group from Sarria

    If you want to do the Camino de Santiago in group from Sarria, with Viajeros Canallas sign up alone, with friends or as you prefer and join one of our groups, where you will share this fantastic experience with companions from all over Spain, which will make this adventure even more special.

    You can choose the date that best suits you, as we organize groups from March to November, and enjoy with the greatest comfort, safety and security. We are the leading company on the Camino de Santiago and we have been organising groups for 8 years.

    All you have to worry about is walking and enjoying yourself.

    In this Map you can see the route illustrated step by step with images of the experience, enlarge the mapmake a reservation here.