Travel Planning & Stages
Day 1 – Arrival in Sarria (Lugo)
We will all meet at the established meeting point and you will be given your location days before the start of the trip through the whatsapp group or by email.
At 7:00 p.m. We will introduce ourselves among the participants and give a talk to tell you what the Stages will be like, resolve doubts and distribute the Pilgrim’s Credentials (which you must seal during the tour to obtain the Compostela when you arrive in Santiago) and we will also give you the labels for the transport of luggage.
After settling in the accommodations you can enjoy the pilgrim atmosphere of the town walking through the cobbled streets of its old area, or have a drink on the Malecon promenade in one of its terraces next to the river. A day to rest, mentalize and prepare to live an unforgettable experience.
Good Way Pilgrim Runners!
Day 2 – Sarria – Portomarín
Low difficulty – 23 km
We will begin our first day of Running with a really beautiful first stage due to the majesty of its forests, rivers and small rural villages surrounded by green vegetation. We will run through a comfortable and almost flat terrain … (some small slopes, especially at the beginning of the tour). We will see some monuments such as the Church of Ferreiros and Barbadelo. A few kilometers before reaching the end of the stage you will see the Belesar reservoir in the distance, an indicator that we are already reaching our end of the stage, Portomarín.
Day 3 – Portomarín – Palas de Rei
Low difficulty – 25 km
It is possible that for some this stage is less beautiful than the previous one, and we run sections close to the road and others in nature. We will climb some slopes and we recommend taking a detour of less than 1 km to visit the Castro de Castromaior, a Celtic town that records the past of the Galician community. After passing several villages, you can visit the monastery and church of Vilar de Donas, declared a National Monument in 1931. In Palas de Rei, we will go to our accommodation and after lunch we can rest and discover the wonders of the town.
Day 4 – Palas de Rei – Arzúa
Medium difficulty – 29 km
This is the longest stage of the French Way within the Galician community, so we recommend taking it easy, running at a smooth pace and enjoying “being part of the environment”, as it is one of the stages with the most scenic beauty of the itinerary. Already in the province of A Coruña, we will run along dirt roads, lush forests and cross medieval bridges. A stop is almost mandatory in Melide, capital of “Galician octopus”, and taste this delicacy of gastronomy. After recovering strength, the last kilometers will not take much effort and once we reach Arzúa we will have the rest of the day to rest our body and mind and recover with a good lunch and, why not … some “caprice in the form of dessert” , since we have consumed many calories in this stage of running!
Day 5 – Arzúa – Pedrouzo
Low difficulty – 19 km
We are accumulating fatigue and our legs will appreciate this “short” stage! We will run almost everything in plain and we will see many bars, shops and places in which to make a “brief refreshment” if necessary. Santiago is getting closer … less than Half Marathon away! It will be a good idea to go to bed early to rest well and be able to give everything in the final stage to get our best to Santiago de Compostela.
Day 6 – Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela
Low difficulty – 19 km
We run the last 19 km towards our Goal: Santiago de Compostela! Upon reaching Monte do Gozo, we will be separated about 5 km from the towers of the Cathedral that we will see from the great esplanade. If we deviate a few meters we can also visit the 2 statues tribute to the Pilgrims and as we descend towards the city, we will forget the inconvenience and fatigue accumulated because we will be attentive following the signs of the shells that are drawn on the ground, and that They will guide us to the Plaza del Obradoiro.
WE COME TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA RUNNING FROM SARRIA!
Soon we will enjoy a relaxing massage END OF ROAD of 30´in a Physiotherapy Center where we will choose if we treat our back or legs and feet. We still have to discover the beauty of the city, its streets, enter the Cathedral, visit the Saint and go in search of our Compostela at the Pilgrim Reception Center.
Day 7 – Breakfast in Santiago de Compostela and farewell …
A special day and full of emotions.
Some have came accompanied, others have done it alone, but when you are part of a Group, we all integrate from day one, and more if we share this “wonderfull hobby of Running!”
Because Running unites people, and with a pair of sports shoes, we are all the same!
This experience can mark the END of a Path and the PRINCIPLE OF ANOTHER …
And really along the way many new friendships will have been forged that will accompany us or not, in the various paths of our life.
Our wish is that you have enjoyed this sport, the life, travel experience and that you do not forget it, because for many people, this has been the 1st. Camino de Santiago.
After leaving our Hotel, we will have concluded the provision of our services.
See you soon!