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Last 100 in 5 days?

thomasr

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Camino(s) past & future
None
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone had a plan that would allow me to complete the last 100 from Sarria in 5-5.5 days?

I'm fit, have some experience walking and won't be carrying much baggage so I don't mind long days, but was wondering if there were obvious places I could stop/ accommodation en route for this timetable? most I find online are planned for 7 days.

Thanks in advance!
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Hi all,

I'm wondering if anyone had a plan that would allow me to complete the last 100 from Sarria in 5-5.5 days?

I'm fit, have some experience walking and won't be carrying much baggage so I don't mind long days, but was wondering if there were obvious places I could stop/ accommodation en route for this timetable? most I find online are planned for 7 days.

Thanks in advance!
Seems to me that 5 days should be pretty average. That's what Gronze.com suggests.


Forwalk.org also suggests five days.


You can also create your own stages on Godesalco

 

stratophile

Active Member
Hi @thomasr - something like this would be typical for a 5-day walk:

From Sarria
to Barbadelo (Sarria - Barbadelo) (4.3 km / 2.7 mi)
to Morgade (Barbadelo - Morgade) (7.7 km / 4.8 mi)
to Portomarín (Morgade - Portomarin) (9.9 km / 6.1 mi)
Stage 01 (21.9 km / 13.6 mi)

to Gonzar (Portomarin - Gonzar) (7.5 km / 4.6 mi)
to Ligonde (Gonzar - Ligonde) (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
to Palas de Rei (Ligonde - Palas de Rei) (8.3 km / 5.1 mi)
Stage 02 (24.3 km / 15.1 mi)

to Melide (Palas de Rei - Melide) (14.8 km / 9.2 mi)
to Boente (Melide - Boente) (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
to Castañeda (Boente - Castañeda) (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)
to Ribadiso da Baixo (Castañeda - Ribadiso da Baixo) (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
Stage 03 (25.6 km / 15.9 mi)

to Arzúa (Ribadiso da Baixo - Arzúa) (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)
to A Salceda (Arzúa - Salceda) (11.8 km / 7.3 mi)
to Santa Irene (Salceda - Santa Irene) (5.0 km / 3.1 mi)
to O Pedrouzo (Santa Irene - Pedrouzo) (3.2 km / 2.0 mi)
Stage 04 (22.1 km / 13.8 mi)

to Lavacolla (Pedrouzo - Lavacolla) (9.5 km / 5.9 mi)
to Monte do Gozo (Lavacolla - Monte do Gozo) (5.4 km / 3.4 mi)
to Santiago de Compostela (Monte do Gozo - Santiago de Compostela) (4.8 km / 3.0 mi)
Stage 05 (19.7 km / 12.3 mi)

Total: 113.6 km / 70.6 mi
 

thomasr

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Camino(s) past & future
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Hi @thomasr - something like this would be typical for a 5-day walk:

From Sarria
to Barbadelo (Sarria - Barbadelo) (4.3 km / 2.7 mi)
to Morgade (Barbadelo - Morgade) (7.7 km / 4.8 mi)
to Portomarín (Morgade - Portomarin) (9.9 km / 6.1 mi)
Stage 01 (21.9 km / 13.6 mi)

to Gonzar (Portomarin - Gonzar) (7.5 km / 4.6 mi)
to Ligonde (Gonzar - Ligonde) (8.5 km / 5.3 mi)
to Palas de Rei (Ligonde - Palas de Rei) (8.3 km / 5.1 mi)
Stage 02 (24.3 km / 15.1 mi)

to Melide (Palas de Rei - Melide) (14.8 km / 9.2 mi)
to Boente (Melide - Boente) (5.5 km / 3.4 mi)
to Castañeda (Boente - Castañeda) (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)
to Ribadiso da Baixo (Castañeda - Ribadiso da Baixo) (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
Stage 03 (25.6 km / 15.9 mi)

to Arzúa (Ribadiso da Baixo - Arzúa) (2.2 km / 1.3 mi)
to A Salceda (Arzúa - Salceda) (11.8 km / 7.3 mi)
to Santa Irene (Salceda - Santa Irene) (5.0 km / 3.1 mi)
to O Pedrouzo (Santa Irene - Pedrouzo) (3.2 km / 2.0 mi)
Stage 04 (22.1 km / 13.8 mi)

to Lavacolla (Pedrouzo - Lavacolla) (9.5 km / 5.9 mi)
to Monte do Gozo (Lavacolla - Monte do Gozo) (5.4 km / 3.4 mi)
to Santiago de Compostela (Monte do Gozo - Santiago de Compostela) (4.8 km / 3.0 mi)
Stage 05 (19.7 km / 12.3 mi)

Total: 113.6 km / 70.6 mi
thank you!
 

pjacobi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015, St. Jean Pied de Port to Burgos
2016, Burgos to Ponferrada
2017, Ponferrada to Atlantic Ocean
There is no magic in Sarria that will enable you to suddenly walk 100K! Walk at home in you local neighborhood park to determine how much you can comfortably walk. How may miles can you walk in a weekend? It's a great way to train your body and test out all your equipment. Don't wait until you get to Spain to start walking!


-Paul
 

Roland49

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019 July
Yup, easy.
Walked from Triacastela (23.07.19) to Santiago (27.07.19) in 5 days. Sarria to SdC is doable in 4 days.
From Sarria to Portomarrin (24.07., 19,8km), Portomarrin to Ponte Campaña (25.07., 27,4km), Ponte Campaña to A Rua (26.07., 38,6km) and finally A Rua to SdC (27.07., 22,9km).

If you do not want to walk in 2021 (holy year) just set off in Sarria and walk. If you can't find accomodation, walk further. You will find an albergue, hostel or small hotel to rest.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances SJPP-Fisterra (2014_18). Burgos-Astorga (2019). Sarria-Santiago (Jan 2020). CF 2020
It also depends on the time of the year. I did it in January this year in five days and accommodation was very limited. Portomarin was first option after Sarria, then Palas del Rey. Melide had options, otherwise it was Arzua, followed by Pedrouzo. Longest day was Palas del Rey to Arzua at 29km. Have also done this stretch in June in five days, avoiding stopping at the ‘Brierly’ stages and always getting a bed. ¡Buen Camino!
 

Juspassinthrough

in our minds, we're vagabonds, you and I
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Inglés 2019
Leon-Sarria, June (2019)
Camino Aragonés (2023?)
It also depends on the time of the year. I did it in January this year in five days and accommodation was very limited. Portomarin was first option after Sarria, then Palas del Rey. Melide had options, otherwise it was Arzua, followed by Pedrouzo. Longest day was Palas del Rey to Arzua at 29km. Have also done this stretch in June in five days, avoiding stopping at the ‘Brierly’ stages and always getting a bed. ¡Buen Camino!
We did the same PdR-Arzua in June 20, 2017...long day, HOT day. I’d do it again though. 😎
 

Island

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues 2019
Pilgrims' Way 2020
Via Francigena 2020
California Mission Trail 2020
As others have stated, five days is exceedingly do-able; however, if you are walking for the purpose of obtaining Compostela, please be mindful of the queue process. You may need to stay in SdC an additional 1/2 day or longer to get the Compostela during peak times.
 

Guy Strachan

Alba Guido
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('13/'14), Portugues ('15), Finisterre ('16/'19); Ingles ('17); Sanabres ('18); Invierno '20
5 days is the norm, amigo - with a decent amount of training and planning you’ll be fine.

As others have said Palas de Rei to Arzua is the hardest stretch (with long hill to finish at end of the day) but just start early and take it a step at a time.

The good thing about CF is that there are plenty of “pit-stop” options.

Buen Camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2017
As noted on another thread in the Forum, I was purposely slow. Technically, I qualify for "geezer" status. Five days from Sarria to Santiago? Easy. I'll have "super geezer" status when I return to the C.F. in 2022. I'll report again then. Meanwhile, I'm going to order the appropriate T shirt signifying the cohort of which I am part. :cool:
 

Pepper_E

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP - Finisterre/Muxia, April/May 2019
SJPP - Santiago, April/May 2020
Porto - Santiago, May 2020
Coming from SJPdP, I met my son in Sarria - our five days from Sarria to Santiago...
Sarria - Portomarín - Palas de Rei - Arzua - Pedrouzo - Santiago
Km - 22.7 - 24.6 - 29.4 - 20.6 - 20.1
 

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