Walking the Sarria to Santiago Camino: 3 Tour Options

Pilgrims walking the Camino in Spain | Sue Finn
Pilgrims walking the Camino in Spain | Sue Finn

Walking the Sarria to Santiago Camino: 3 Tour Options to Walk the Final Stage of the Camino de Santiago

If you want to do the most popular walking tour of the famous Camino de Santiago trail, you will undoubtedly need to walk the Sarria to Santiago section. 
The Sarria to Santiago stage is the last part of the longer Camino Frances route (also known as the French Way). This route starts in St Jean Pied de Port in France and winds through many charming Spanish villages before reaching the holy city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
Arriving in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela after completing the Camino Trail |  <i>Edwina Parsons</i>

Why is the Sarria to Santiago stage so popular?

Most pilgrims choose to walk the final stage from Sarria to Santiago because it's the minimum distance required to earn your Compostela (Pilgrims Certificate), which is an official document certifying the Camino has been completed. Sarria is 115km (72 miles) from Santiago which covers the 100km (62 miles) minimum. If you're interested in how to get a Compostela for other Camino routes, read our detailed article on the final stages of the Camino de Santiago.

Travellers enjoy walking or cycling the final section of the Camino de Santiago because it's ideal for those travellers who are short on time, as the final stage of the Camino de Santiago takes 8-11 days.

Lastly, the final stage of the Camino also highlights the essence of a Camino pilgrimage. You get to experience the day to day walking, the social atmosphere of your fellow pilgrims, the changing landscape of northern Spain, and get to enjoy the delicious regional cuisine.

Arriving in Santiago de Compostela on the final day |  <i>Sue Finn</i>

The UTracks Benefits 

Note that all UTracks trips (self guided and guided) include the following benefits:
  • daily luggage transfers so you only walk with what you need for the day (water, light jacket, fruit); 
  • provide comfortable accommodation full of local character; 
  • give you peace of mind with 24 hour support and back up; 
  • all breakfasts and dinners are included (except in Santiago);
  • and, if you're on a guided tour, the local guide will reveal cultural quirks not found in a guidebook. 
  • Click here to read all of the benefits for an organised Camino tour.
At UTracks, we offer three unique ways to walk the Sarria to Santiago final stage of the Camino.
Pilgrims walking the Camino in Spain |  <i>Sue Finn</i>

1. Camino: Sarria to Santiago Self Guided Walk

Our most popular Camino tour is the self guided Sarria to Santiago walk. This tour takes 8 days to walk the distance which is ample time to enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow hikers and soak up the atmosphere and scenery along the trail.
Walking along the Camino de Santiago trail in Galicia |  <i>@timcharody</i>

2. Guided Camino: Sarria to Santiago Walk

The guided version of the Sarria to Santiago tour adds in the great advantage of a local guide who will provide you with a wonderful appreciation of the historic significance of the route and really bring the Camino to life. There's also the benefit of travelling with a small group of like minded people with whom you'll undoubtedly form friendships. This is an 8 day tour of moderate grade.
Pilgrims walking the Camino in Spain |  <i>Sue Finn</i>

3. Camino: Sarria to Santiago Self Guided Rambler

Our popular rambler option increases the time and shortens the daily distances to be walked, giving you more time to walk at your own pace and smell the roses! This relaxed pace tour covers between 10-18km of walking each day and maintains the quintessential experience of hiking the Camino de Santiago. This is one of the easier Camino tours to walk as well, with the Rambler graded as introductory to moderate according to our honest trip grading system. This is an 11 day walking experience. There is also the option to upgrade to 3/4 star hotels and to stay in the iconic Parador hotel in Santiago.
Is walking the Camino de Santiago on your list? Let us know when you plan on hiking the Camino in the comment section below!
Camino, Camino de Santiago, Sarria to Santiago, Sarria to Santiago tour, Sarria to Santiago guided tour, Sarria to Santiago self guided tour

Comments (4)

Mario perez

can it be done in seven days, Friday - Thursday? I arrive in Sarria on 7/9/2023 and would start on 8/9 a Friday walking to Thursday, leaving on Friday for my flight back to US from Madrid on Saturday. Its a tight schedule but it is what I can do.

10 months ago

Hi Mario,

Thanks for reaching out. Our team will be in contact with you directly over email.

Buen Camino!

10 months ago
Amanda Castillo

It was one of our best decisions with my husband (6yrs ago 2016) to walk the Sarria to Compostela. My husband has passed on December 2018 and now I'm 80 yrs old and I have very fond memories of our Camino de Compostela.

last year
William from UTracks

It is wonderful to hear you have such cherished memories from the Camino, Amanda. It really is one of life's great experiences. Buen Camino!

last year
Your comment will be visible after the administrator's approval.

b i u quote

Save Comment
Join Newsletter
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ADS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Adventures South"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Adventure South</div>
Adventure South NZ is unrivalled in their geographic coverage, originality and overall quality of adventures holidays in New Zealand. Choose from walking, cycling, winter or multi-activity holidays, on either the North or South Island.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/AWH.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Walking Holidays"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Walking Holidays</div>
Australian Walking Holidays specialises in small group guided walking adventures. Since 1982 we have been guiding small groups of travellers on Australia's finest walks across our tropical, coastal or red centre landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GCT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Canadian Trails"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Canadian Trails</div>
Great Canadian Trails specialises in active holidays in Canada. With both guided and supported self-guided options available, our unique itineraries draw upon some of Canada's most inspiring parks, trails and landscapes from coast to coast.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/HUM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Humac Challenge"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Huma Charity Challenge</div>
Huma enables those with adventurous spirits to challenge themselves and make a difference for a cause close to their heart. Travel, fundraise and meet life-long friends on one of Huma's meaningful and unique challenges around the world.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WB.jpg?v2' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Walkers’ Britain"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Walkers' Britain</div>
Walkers' Britain (formerly Sherpa Expeditions) have specialised in walking and cycling trips in the United Kingdom and Europe since 1973. Explore iconic trails and destinations on a self guided or small group active holiday with Walkers' Britain.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TAS.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Tasmania Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Tasmanian Expeditions</div>
Tasmanian Expeditions is the most experienced operator of treks and adventure travel holidays in Tasmania. We own and operate the most comprehensive range of adventure holidays available across Tasmania's varied landscapes.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/UTX-new.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Utracks"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>UTracks</div>
UTracks are the active European holiday specialists. Whether you prefer cycling or walking, 2-star or 4-star, small groups or self guided, land, river or sea – UTracks can help you to explore Europe exactly the way you want.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WYA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions Schools"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions Schools</div>
World Expeditions Schools is our specialist division dedicated to organising tailor made overseas school group adventures. Specialists in Service Learning projects, choose from more destinations than any other school group provider.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/YOM.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Yomads"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Yomads</div>
Yomads offers adventures for the 20s and 30s on six continents. Designed as a way to bring young and likeminded travellers together, Yomads caters to those interested in lightly structured and active trips that allow freedom to roam and explore.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/ACT.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Australian Cycle Tours"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Australian Cycle Tours</div>
Australian Cycle Tours specialises in high quality self guided and guided cycling experiences in a selection of the most beautiful regions in Australia.
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/WEX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="World Expeditions"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>World Expeditions</div>
The pioneers of original, worldwide adventure travel holidays since 1975
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/TJX.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Trail Journeys"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Trail Journeys</div>
Self-guided cycling experts on New Zealand's Otago Rail Trail and more
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/BMAC.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Blue Mountains Adventure Company"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Blue Mountains Adventure Company</div>
The original Blue Mountains canyoning, hiking, climbing and abseiling experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/GWNZ.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="Great Walks of New Zealand"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>Great Walks of New Zealand</div>
Explore New Zealand's most spectacular wilderness regions with the self-guided hiking experts
<img src='/portals/World%20Expeditions/Icons/brands/small/NAA.jpg' class='brandPopoverIcon' alt="North America Active"> <div class='brandPopoverBrandName'>North America Active</div>
USA Canada hiking & cycling tour specialists, choose from self-guided or guided trips