Camino de Santiago from Ponferrada to Sarria

  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Ponferrada / Sarria
  • Distance85 km/ 53 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $606

Overview

Live an unforgettable experience when travelling the seventh section on the Camino Frances from the city of Ponferrada, built in the 12th century by the Templars, to Sarria, well-known among pilgrims, as it is the most popular starting point on the Camino de Santiago.

  • Visit places with great historical wealth and travel back in time.
  • Delight in the postcard views that this stretch of the Camino de Santiago will leave you.
  • Discover beautiful mountain villages.
  • Enjoy the excellent local cuisine.
  • Walk along fascinating forest trails and mountain stretches.

Furthermore, by booking your Camino de Santiago from Ponferrada with Orbis Ways, you will stay in en suite rooms in charming hotels and country cottages and we will transfer your luggage between stages.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in en suite rooms in charming hotels and country cottages
    • Daily Breakfasts
    • Luggage transfers between accommodations
    • Camino de Santiago pilgrim credential
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Assistance vehicle in case of emergency
    • Travel insurance
    • Sustainable travel, we compensate the CO2 emissions of your trip
    • Taxes

    Extras

    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Dinners
    • Picnics

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    Our recommendation is to fly to Santiago de Compostela airport, as it is the closest airport to Ponferrada.

    From Santiago de Compostela, you can take a bus to Ponferrada. The company that operates this route is "ALSA"

    You can always check with your travel agent for private transfer options too.

    If you cannot find suitable flights to Santiago de Compostela, the second option is to fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas (MAD) airport.

    From Madrid, you can take a train from "Madrid Chamartín" station to Ponferrada. The train company that operates this line is "Renfe".

    At the end of your trip in Sarria, you can take a bus to Santiago de Compostela, the company that operates this route is ""Monbus"". Or direct train to Madrid, the train company that normally operates this line is "Renfe".

    FAQs

    Absolutely! Each traveller has included 1 piece of luggage that we will transfer between your accommodations. It's important that this piece of luggage meets the following criterias:

    • Maximum weight of 45 lbs (20 kg).
    • Must be only 1 piece of luggage without any attachments or accessories.
    • Should not contain valuables, fragile items, food or medications.
    • Must be correctly identified (booking reference of your trip and the full name of the trip holder).

    The approximate luggage delivery time will be at 4:00 PM.

    You can visit the Camino de Santiago at any time of the year. To choose the time that best suits your needs and tastes, you only have to take into account the season and the weather conditions.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack. 

    Yes, this is a requirement to book with us. It's important that this insurance covers your activities, emergency evacuation, and hospital care.

    Since it is a self-guided walking holiday, we will give you the instructions for the walking routes and provide you with detailed maps so you can enjoy them at your own pace, safely and with the certainty of always being accompanied by Orbis Ways.

    The full route itinerary will be sent to you one month before the trip, along with accommodation reservations and baggage transfers.

    There you can find maps, places of interest and route profiles.

    All rooms in all accommodations on this tour are private, have an ensuite bathroom and all the comforts necessary to spend an excellent night after a day of walking.

    Before setting off for the Camino de Santiago, it is recommended that both people who live a sedentary life, and those who exercise, physically prepare for a couple of months previously, taking daily walks or at least three times a week, and increasing the amount of time and kilometres that they travel.

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    The administration was good before our trip and our questions were answered quickly. The accommodation was also good. We had no problems with the baggage transfer too.
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    Excellent trip. Excellent communication with Orbis. Lovely accommodations. Luggage transfer was always done well and the overall trip was excellent. I cannot wait to do another walk in 2023 and will use Orbis ways 100%.
    Few days ago I finished Camino Francés. Orbis Ways planned the trip for me, arranged my routes and accommodations as well as luggage transfers. Everything went smoothly from the beginning in St Jean Pied du Port until the end in Santiago. Rooms with private bathrooms that they booked for me were comfortable and clean and luggage transfers underwent without mistakes. My daily routes were well planned. In 34 days I had only two problematic situations with accommodations and their 24 hours assistance team solved them in few minutes. I enjoyed every minute of my Way. I am planning to return and do some other route - Norte and Portugués gor sure. Orbis Ways will be my choice again.
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    Orbisways did an outstanding job of planning our trip along the Camino de Santiago. The provided voucher provided excellent information, the accommodations were awesome, never had any confusion regarding travel details and the staff I worked with prior to our trip were kind and very efficient. I highly recommend OrbisWays and will definitely be traveling with them again!!
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