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Sarria to Santiago de Compostela in four days

Shelby Pauletto

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Hello everyone,

I am looking for some advice. I would like to walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, and unfortunately with my school schedule, I only have four days to do so. Can anybody recommend four stages/cities to make it to for these days? Also, is it important to research what hostel or albergue I will stay in before arriving, or are they easy to find upon arrival?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much
 
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Sarria-Portomarín
Portomarín-Palas de Rei
Palas de Rei-Salceda
Salceda-Santiago de Compostela

If you had a 5th day (in other words, if you didn't depart from Santiago de Compostela on day 4 but on day 5), another option to consider would be:

Sarria-Portomarín
Portomarín-Palas de Rei
Palas de Rei-Arzúa
Arzúa-Monte do Gozo
Monte do Gozo-Santiago de Compostela

The walk from Monte do Gozo to downtown Santiago de Compostela is roughly 5kms long and could be made early in the morning of day 5.
 
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When I walked my first Camino the guidebook I had was based on walking the Camino Frances in 30 days and had the walk from Sarria to Santiago in four days as you plan on doing. It went as follows:
(1) Sarria to Gonzar (30 km)
(2) Gonzar to Melide (28 km)
(3) Melide to Pedrouzo (28 km)
(4) Pedrouzo to Santiago (17 km)
Those distances are approximate. Just wanted to say that before the amateur cartographers on here slam me. ;)
Hostels, albergues, hotels etc are all easy to find upon arrivals in the towns. Where you stay depends upon you preference and budget. They are quite varied in cost, comfort and amenities. Also availability will depend upon what time of year you walk the Camino.
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Hello everyone,

I am looking for some advice. I would like to walk from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, and unfortunately with my school schedule, I only have four days to do so. Can anybody recommend four stages/cities to make it to for these days? Also, is it important to research what hostel or albergue I will stay in before arriving, or are they easy to find upon arrival?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thank you very much
problem is that the cities don't fall comfortably if you want to even out your stages (maybe not a problem if you like tiny hamlets in some cases). i personally would try to spend the night in at least portomarín and/or melide.
i would research, but some pilgrms prefer to trust their luck and let things happen.
 

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Arzua to Santiago is doable. Lunch at Lavacolla or Villamaior, a rest at Monte Gozo before walking the last 5 km into town. On my first camino I stopped for the night in Arca waiting for hours for the last day to come. Since then I have always continued to SdC.
 
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Mark Lee

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Arzua to Santiago is doable. Lunch at Lavacolla or Villamaior, a rest at Monte Gozo before walking the last 5 km into town. On my first camino I stopped for the night in Arca waiting for hours for the last day to come. Since then I have always continued to SdC.
That's what I did on my first Camino. Left from Arzua, stopped for some lunch in San Marcos and went on in to Santiago. It was plenty doable.
 

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I walked Arzúa to Santiago, got in around 1600.
 

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