Spain 8 Day Budget French Way (Sarria – Santiago)

Durartion: 8 Days

Price: From $663 (excluding flights)

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The quintessential, most traveled and most documented of all the Camino routes.

Running from the eastern side of the Pyrennes at Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela in the Northwest of Spain, the French Way is the Camino par excellence. It is the most famous route to Santiago and the most walked (in 2018, 186,199 pilgrims from all over the world reached Santiago from the French Way).

Our 8 day trip from Sarria will take you through fairy tale like forests, quaint Galician hamlets, open countryside and historical towns to end at Plaza Obradorio in front of the spectacular Cathedral of Santiago in the medieval city of Santiago de Compostala, a distance of 115km. It is the perfect option for novice Camino walkers as it is the best signposted route and has a great range of services (cafes, restaurants etc) along the trail. It is also recommended for those looking to meet other pilgrims and enjoy the social aspect of the Camino. Daily distances are an average of 23km.

As part of this trip you’ll find featured 7 nights in comfortable locally-owned 2/3 hotels or rural guesthouses with breakfasts and luggage transport between accommodation. Around-the-clock emergency assistance is also included which adds confidence to the detailed walking route notes that cover landmarks, distances and things to see over the course of your walk.

Alongside the sense of achievement for all family members and numerous chances to taste the local Galician food, this walking trip entitles you to receive the pilgrim’s certificate of completion or ‘Compostela’.


Day 1 – Arrival day to Sarria

Day 2 – Sarria – Portomarín (22.2km)

Day 3 – Portomarín – Palas de Rei (25km)

Day 4 – Palas de Rei – Ribadiso (25.7km)

Day 5 – Ribadiso – O Pedrouzo (21.7km)

Day 6 – O Pedrouzo – Santiago (20.2km)

Day 7 – Free Day in Santiago de Compostela

Day 8 – Departure day from Santiago de Compostela

Total Distance 114.8km



Mid Season

April, May, June and October

Price €550 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €245

High Season

Easter, July, August and September

Price €575 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €280



  • Add Airport Transfers
  • Upgrade to Luxury accommodation at the end of your Camino in the 5 star Parador in Santiago
  • Add a Guided Day Trip to the Galician coast to visit Finisterre and Muxia

If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from/back to the airport.



Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to the end of October. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.



For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at

At a glance:

  • 7 nights in 1 or 2 star Hotels/Rural Houses/Rural Pensiones
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies

Quote of the day:

“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.”

Henry Miller