Camino Francés from Sarria

 

 

Camino de Santiago de Compostela French from Sarria from April 22 to 28

 

In MÁLAGA TOUR RUNNING we are organizing our next event of the “Camino de Santiago de Compostela Francés from Sarria” so that we “Runners of Spain and the world” complete this mythical tour and also the non-runner partners * can participate.

This is the 2nd event of Malaga Tour Running in Santiago de Compostela, and we are excited to plan trips for Runners and enjoy active, ecological and sustainable tourism joining our great hobbies that are running and traveling.

Challenge yourself by completing the 5 Stages of the Running Tour of the French Way of Santiago de Compostela: We will run the last 115 km from Sarria to Praza do Obradoiro arriving at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela!

Live this great experience with us, and fulfill your dream of doing the Camino de Santiago, but in a special way and running along side Málaga Tour Running!

 

 


 

INCLUDED SERVICES

 

  • 7 days / 6 nights in the chosen accommodation (hostel or private hostel) with breakfast.
  • Transportation if you cannot complete the stage.
    24-hour accompanying
  • Runner monitor.
  • Luggage transfer during the stages.
  • Full documentation.
  • Pilgrim’s credential.
  • Finisher Medal
  • Gift of a ticket printed on paper money of the Camino de Santiago.
  • FINAL ROAD Massage 30´in Physiotherapy Center in Sgo. of Compostela.
  • Travel insurance.

 


 

DATES

Group of 10 to 25 Runners

  • April 22-28, 2020
  • July 22-28, 2020
  • August 19-25, 2020

 


 

PRICE

€ 398 – Accommodation in Hostels double, triple or quadruple room with private bathroom. (€ 120 single room supplement)

 

€ 299 – Accommodation in private hostels

 


 

Services NOT included

 

  • Transportation to Sarria
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Cancellation Insurance (residents in Spain € 20 – foreign residents € 40)

 


 

The Camino de Santiago is an experience of pilgrimage, meditation, coexistence, adventure and a different way of doing tourism and each one will give it its personal meaning.

We also love running! … And what better way to make our way, than running through natural landscapes, trails, lanes and forests to reach the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

And as this is about sharing, if you have someone who wants to accompany you, but does not run *, you can do it because we form a hiking group to complete the Walking Path …. and you can share the rest of the day together!

 

 


 

The places for this trip are limited, so we need you to complete the Qualification Form sincerely to know if you are really prepared to live the adventure of running the Camino de Santiago.

I will get in touch with you in 24/48 hours and if you can join the group for this Runner’s Travel of the Camino de Santiago, you can complete the reservation of your place.

 

 

Read our Privacy Policy and at the end of the Form check the box.

 

 

 

 


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

Last stage!

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!

 

Reservations

The way to RESERVE your place is very simple.

  • You can complete the Qualification Form and we will contact you to know if you are ready to join the Group on this Trip and answer all your questions.

 

  • You can send us a whatsapp at +34 665 944476 indicating your full name and surname, age, city, country (if you do not live in Spain), telephone (country code in which you reside) and email.

 

 

Tell us if you want to stay in Hotel or Shelter. If you travel alone / alone and want to stay in Hotel, you will share a double, triple or quadruple room depending on the group. If you want a room just for you, you will pay € 120 extra.

If you want to contract the Cancellation Insurance, you will pay it at the time of making the booking and you will pay € 20 if you are a resident in Spain or € 40 if you reside abroad.

As soon as we receive your information we will send you the number Bank account in which you will enter the total payment or payment of 50% of the value of the trip, paying the remaining 50% about 35 days before the start of the Camino (we will remind you)

 

 

Cancellations

You will notify by email any problem that prevents you from traveling to: [email protected]

Residents in Spain can take out Cancellation Insurance for € 20 and those residing abroad may do so for € 40. This will be paid at the time of booking.

The Insurance will be valid until 1 day before the trip, so the insurer will pay you what you have paid if the reason you cancel is within the conditions of the Policy that you will receive after your contract.

If you do not hire the Insurance, here is our Cancellation Policy:

  • If you cancel between 1 and 30 calendar days after the payment of the Reserve: we refund 100% of the payment made.
  • If you cancel up to 35 calendar days before the start Way: we refund 80% of the reservation payment
  • If you cancel with less than 35 calendar days before the start of the Camino: we refund 50% of the payment made.
  • If you cancel with less than 15 calendar days before the start of the Camino: We DO NOT refund any amount. (keep in mind that by that time your accommodation has already been paid by the Company)

 

 

FREQUENT QUESTIONS

Do I need special physical preparation to make this trip?

You need to be a RUN with some experience having done at least a Half Marathon, Marathon and / or mountain races. Keep in mind that we will be running an average of 23 km per day for 5 days in a row. If you are a beginner you will not be able to recover well and you can injure yourself. But surely if you train correctly, you can do it in the near future!

At what rate do we run?

The idea is to enjoy the Camino by taking photos, videos, etc., and each one will go at the pace you want. If someone wants to run very fast, they can do it, but we recommend dosing the effort because we will not have rest days. Throughout the stages, it is normal for the Group to run more together or separately. The guide Runner will go at a medium pace and enjoy. Remember that when we reach the goal of Sgo. from Compostela you will have YOUR FINISHER MEDAL!

What should I take to run?

As in any Trail (which you will surely have done) you must carry:

– Trail backpack, hydration, gels, bars, nuts or whatever you usually take during your workouts, strips, compeed blisters, what you normally take for muscle and / or joint aches and pains, trail shoes (not necessary that are very technical because the terrain on which we will run is not), suitable clothes for running, sleeves (in the morning it may be cooler), windproof and mobile with the battery charged.

At what time will we start the stages?

After breakfast, between 08.00 / 08.30 hs. If someone wants to start sooner or later they can do so because throughout the morning they will receive the location of their accommodation in the destination town and can reach it without problem.

Why don’t we include meals?

We will finish the stages at different times, so we can´t have lunch arranged during a closed schedule.

Regarding dinner, as runners we know that there are those who prefer to dine lightly, or earlier or not eat certain foods, so we believe that it is better for everyone to dine when and how they prefer. This does not mean that it cannot be done in groups if many are the ones that match tastes and schedules.

Some Hotels have a restaurant or cafeteria and there are numerous places to take a full menu for € 10, tapas, etc.

What happens if I can’t finish a stage?

You should get in touch with the Monitora Runner (who may be a few kilometers away from you at that time) and send your location. She will contact the car service to pick you up at an established point and take you to your accommodation.

What happens if I get injured and can’t continue the Way?

This trip includes travel insurance with extensive medical and health coverage. In case of serious injury or illness that prevents you from continuing the Camino de Santiago, you will have covered all medical expenses and trips to the hospital.

Is it safe to travel alone?

Doing the Camino de Santiago alone is a very enriching experience on a personal level. If you do not have companions to make this trip do not worry! We encourage you to come with us because you will meet people who, like you, share the hobby of running and will soon form bonds of fellowship and camaraderie in the Group. And daily living will make new friendships forged at the end of our adventure!

How is the road signs? Can I get lost?

The French Way is one of the most popular and busy, so it is very well signposted and it is almost impossible to get lost. But if you get disoriented, call the Monitora, send your location and she will take care of you looking for you or sending a car to pick you up. The most usual signs of the Camino are the yellow arrows and the stone cairns that indicate the kilometers remaining to reach Santiago.

Staying in a Hotel or Shelter?

Whether you hire the option of the Hotel or the Shelter, you will enjoy quality accommodation. The Company that manages them has a long history working with these establishments.

Sleeping in a Hotel guarantees privacy and perhaps a better rest because you will sleep in a double, triple or quadruple room with private bathroom. If you go as a couple you can opt for a double bed.

Sleeping in a shelter is considered by many as “something more authentic” and sleeps in rooms with bunk beds where you will share the space with other pilgrims. For many this can be a problem, so we recommend the use of earplugs in order to have a better rest. In the bunk beds you will have a bottom sheet and blanket, but we suggest that you carry a sleeping bag to place on your bed (in summer it is not necessary and it is enough that you carry a sheet). Bathrooms and showers are also shared (women and men separately) and you must bring towels for your shower and personal hygiene.

When will I know where I am going to sleep?

Weeks before the start of the trip you will receive by email the information and details of them. This is because the choice of your accommodations will depend on the availability of them according to the date.

What is the transfer of luggage?

Before starting the stage, we will leave the luggage at the reception of the accommodation labeled according to the instructions we will provide about this service. While you run the stage the company in charge will move your suitcase or bag to the reception of the new accommodation, where it will be stored until your arrival. Only 1 package is transferred per person up to 15 kg.

How to gee to Sarria

BY TRAIN (www.renfe.es)
From Madrid:
At the Chamartin Station you take the train that lasts 6 hours approx.
From Barcelona:
There are different options to consult on the web. Journey time is 12 hours.
From Santiago de Compostela: There are two connections of 2 or 4 hours on the way.
From Malaga:
You can take El Ave to Madrid (2 hours drive) and at the Chamartin Train Station, the train to Sarria (6 hours ride)

BY BUS
From Madrid:
There is no direct connection to Sarria, but to Santiago de Compostela.
 The ALSA Company (www.alsa.es) offers the service from the Moncloa Stations, Estación Sur or Airport. The journey takes between 8 and 9 hours.
At the Sgo bus station. From Compostela, we will take a Bus for Sarria from the MONBUS Company (www.monbus.es) and the journey takes 2.30 hours. approx.
From Barcelona:
There is no direct bus from Barcelona to Sarria.
The ALSA Company (www.alsa.es)
offers the trip from different stations to Santiago de Compostela and Lugo (17 hours with 1 transfer)
From Santiago de Compostela, the MONBUS Company (www.monbus.es) offers the journey to Sarria in 2.30 hours. approx. and from Lugo the same company with a 30 minute journey approx.
From Malaga:
Bus to Madrid and train from Chamartin Station to Sarria. (6.30 pm)

FLIGHT
From Madrid Airport to Sgo. de Compostela direct flight of 70 minutes and from Sgo Airport. The FREIRE Company Bus (www.empresafreire.com) takes us to the Santiago Bus Station in 20 minutes. From there we will take another bus from MONBUS (www.monbus.es) to Sarria (2.30 hs. trip)
From Barcelona and Malaga there are also direct or 1-way flights to Santiago Airport with a journey of less than 2 hours. without stops)

BY CAR
The motorways are very well signposted and with a browser it is very easy to reach Sarria from anywhere in Spain.

 Allergies and special health circumstances

You must communicate by email to [email protected] any allergies or special circumstances that we should know about your state of health or physical and each person will be fully responsible for it.

Cancellation insurance

If you think that due to your personal situation you may have a problem that prevents you from making the trip, we recommend that you take out Cancellation Insurance that will be paid at the time of making the reservation payment.

Residents in Spain: € 20

Residents abroad: € 40

Its validity will be in operation until the day before the trip, and if you cannot travel for reasons that are included in the policy (illness, death of a family member, hospitalization, official exemptions …), it will be the Insurance who will be responsible for paying the travel costs receiving the refund of the same.