The most popular stage of the Way of Saint James
From your accommodation in Sarria at the time you prefer. Usually, it starts early (around 8:00 a.m. in order to enjoy the walk).
There’s no end, the point is arriving at Santiago de Compostela
The french way of Saint James from Sarriá, is the most common and popular of all the sections and one of the simplest. It is the perfect opportunity to become a real pilgrim if it is your first time because it has the minimum distance required to apply for the Compostela certificate, 62 miles (100km). In addition, you will manage your time and activities at every point along the way to live the experience to your fullest satisfaction.
During this section you will be able to enjoy a spectacular landscape worthy of a postcard, meet other pilgrims and taste the authentic local gastronomy. 7 days of walking along the spectacular Way of St James from Sarriá where you will pass through forests, villages and paths.
The best thing is that you don't have to worry about anything, just walking and getting to your destination. Get ready to check it off your list of things to do at least once in your life.
Here is an example of how your experience can be:
Any time of the year is good to start the Way. Simply take into account the weather and wear appropriate clothing.
Spring (from March to June) is a very good time, because the weather is mild (not too cold, not too hot).
Summer (from June to September) is the ideal time for many pilgrims because it is when we have more hours of light to walk. That is why you can make the daily walk more leisurely and make the most of the day. The heat can be a problem, but keep in mind that in this area of Spain the summer is not very hot. However, there is more overcrowding in the hostels.
Autumn (September to December) leaves behind spectacular scenery in this area and, as in spring, takes us away from extreme temperatures. A factor against it, can be the increase in rainfall.
Winter (from December to March) is the season with the least number of visitors to the Camino de Santiago all year round. It is when there is more peace and quiet but there can be more rain.
In general, think that the French Way of Saint James from Sarria does not go through mountain areas, so the weather conditions are mild.
Whether you do regular physical exercise or are a sedentary person, you must be prepared to do the Camino de Santiago. Bear in mind that you will have to walk between 9 and 13 miles (15 and 20 km) every day.
If you do not usually exercise, we recommend you taking 20 minute walks two or three times a week and increase the time until you reach 2.5 miles (4km) every hour.
If you exercise normally, you can start by walking for 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres.
Normally, we recommend starting training three months before starting the Way.