From Sarria to Santiago. Last 100 km of the Saint James Way
Sarria to Santiago de Compostela: one hundred are the essential kilometers for the pilgrim to achieve the desired "Compostela". Sarria is for many pilgrims the starting point of the Camino de Santiago, since it is at the limit of those one hundred kilometers. The route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is part of the traditional route of the French Way, which begins in Roncesvalles. It is also the busiest at the moment. There are two possible variables to do the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. On a seven-day tour, with a single stage from Palas de Rei to Arzúa, or dividing this stage and adding an extra night with a stop in Melide. This one hundred kilometer route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela is the shortest and most direct.The Way from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela does not offer great difficulties for pilgrims, although we must bear in mind that not every day (nor many continuous days) we walk an average of twenty kilometers. Therefore, it is advisable to habituate our legs and feet a few days before starting the pilgrimage with a small training. Good footwear is also essential. It will be our best friend during the Way and our feet will thank us once in Compostela.The route from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela runs through pleasant and lush forests that will offer us grateful shelter from the sun in summer, and it goes through towns that, just as it happens along the route from Roncesvalles, were born and grew up around the Jacobean tradition , like the town of Sarria itself, our starting point. Although the pilgrim's menu is often frugal at noon, we must not forget that we are in Galicia, an area of rich gastronomy, so it is advisable to try any of our delicious typical meals.Buen Camino!!!