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Sarria to Santiago - May 2024


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May 2024
Hi fellow travellers,
We have booked our trip from Sarria to Santiago over 11 days purely to enjoy a slower pace and take in all the scenery.
I am now having some reservations after having read some threads on this site about the amount of pilgrims travelling this section. Of course I am completely aware that this is one of the most popular sections but should I be put off by what sounds like a very touristy populated hike?
We have chosen this trip as we really want to finish in Santiago but have time constraints. It also looks amazingly pretty. We plan to stay at many of the Casa Rurales so we can enjoy a local family's hospitality.
We would be interested to understand what like minded travellers allow for the cost of food, particularly lunch and dinners?
Also just trying to figure out the best way to get to Sarria from Madrid? I assume it is a train?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Train schedules can change, but there usually is a 10 am, 1:15 pm, 4:00 pm, and 8:30 pm train from Chamartin Train Station (Madrid) to Sarria. The 1:15 train is direct, and the others require a train transfer at Ourense. Switching trains in Ourense is very simple, a well-marked smaller train station.
Turga beat me to it. I really wouldn't worry about crowds, especially in May.

The cost of food is really dependent on how one wants to eat. The pilgrim menu many places offer is the cheapest option - filling but rarely gourmet. It's been a few years since I've walked that section and I expect that prices have gone up, but even accounting for that, I expect if you budget 10-15 euros for a three course meal with beverage you won't find yourself spending more. Next up is the menu del dia - a very similar offering with perhaps less monotonous options for a few euros more. If you want to spend less and are not as hungry, many bars have platos combinados. If you want to spend more you can go a la carte. Then it all depends on how fancy a restaurant you go to.

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