After breakfast we return to Triacastela and start our walk through the woods towards Sarria, making our way through the beautiful Galician countryside.
As we work our way into Sarria, we keep an eye out for the perfect spot for our Fresco Tours picnic, featuring fresh ingredients to keep us going.
Later that evening, we will hop on the bus and explore the famous Royal Benedictine Monastery of San Julián de Samos. As we will learn from our guides, this structure dates back to the 6th century, making it one of the oldest monastic complexes in Spain. Over the centuries, it has been reconstructed and expanded, resulting in a unique architectural blend of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles.
For pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, the Monastery of Samos holds a special significance, having traditionally offered hospitality to weary travelers, providing them with food, shelter, and guidance. We finish the day at a small local restaurant to try some of the local fare and then get a good night’s sleep for our next day along the Way.