The French Way

Stage: Triacastela - Sarria (through Samos)

  • Length 25.1 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-Low
  • Estimated Duration 4h 40min

From Triacastela, passing through San Xil, the Way goes in the direction of Sarria through a chain of small towns in the Jacobean tradition such as A Balsa, Montán, Pintín, Calvor and San Mamede do Camiño.

The variant of Samos turns south through the area of the River Sarria, which has beautiful landscapes and numerous examples of popular Galician architecture. It then goes in the direction of the Monastery of Samos, one of the oldest monasteries in the western world (VI century).

Triacastela- San Cristovo do Real

  • Length 4.3 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-Low
  • Estimated Duration 45min

Leaving the municipality and the monument to the pilgrim on the left, we go down to the road crossing a little bridge over the River Sarria.

We then continue by the main highway, passing a snack bar and a recreational area on the banks of the river, until we reach San Cristovo do Real where, just at the entrance to the town, it is necessary to take a diversion signposted to the right. This goes down to the lower art of the town beside the river.

Triacastela - San Cristovo do Real

San Cristovo do Real- Samos

  • Length 5.6 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 1h 10min

Leaving the Church of San Cristovo on the left, the Way crosses the River Sarria by two little bridges, one with a washing place. We then move on leaving the cemetery on the left taking the route to the right which runs between leafy chestnut trees.

Once we have passed Renche, Lastres and Freituxe (where there is a snack bar), we reach San Martiño do Real and, after a number of steep downhill stretches, Samos, where, besides the spectacular monastery, there are all the services a pilgrim might require.

San Cristovo do Real - Samos