Spain Self Guided Package – French Way Accommodation – 14 Days
Price: €895 (excluding flights)
14 DAY FRENCH + FINISTERRE WAY (SELF GUIDED)
SARRIA – FINISTERRE
The quintessential, most traveled and most documented of all the Ways; the French Way, with the additional section of the Finisterre Way as the icing on the cake.
The French Way is the Way par excellence. It is the most famous route to Santiago and the most walked (in 2018, 186,199 pilgrims walked this route). From Sarria you will walk through medieval towns, meadows, small villages, past rivers and eucalyptus forests to arrive in the historic city of Santiago de Compostela. Here you will enjoy one day rest having time to explore this incredible city with its magnificent stone architecture, Cathedral, museums and great range of cafes, restaurants and bars.
The Finisterre section of this trip leaves Santiago and meanders west through the medieval town of Negreira, the rural village of Olveiroa, woodland and eucalyptus forests to the stunningly beautiful coastal towns of Corcubión and Finisterre to end at the Cape of Finisterre; which is regarded as one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world.
This is the perfect Camino for novice Camino walkers that have the extra time for a two week trip. It is the best signposted Camino route with a great range of services (cafes, restaurants etc) to allow for breaks. 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 20.9km.
As part of this trip you’ll find featured 13 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 interesting things to see over the course of your walk.
Alongside the sense of achievement and numerous chances to taste the local Galician food, this walking trip also allows you to qualify for two pilgrim’s certificates for both the French Way (Compostela) and Finisterre Way (Fisterrana).
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
Day 1 – Arrival day to Sarria
Day 2 – Sarria – Portomarín (22.4km)
Day 3 – Portomarín – Palas de Rei (25km)
Day 4 – Palas de Rei – Ribadiso (25.8km)
Day 5 – Ribadiso – O Pedrouzo (22.1km)
Day 6 – O Pedrouzo – Santiago (22km)
Day 7 – Free Day in Santiago de Compostela
Day 8 – Santiago de Compostela – Negreira (20.5km)
Day 9 – Negreira – Santa Mariña (21km)
Day 10 – Santa Mariña – Olveiroa (12.5km)
Day 11 – Olveiroa – Corcubión (21km)
Day 12 – Corcubión – Finisterre (14km)
Day 13 – Free Day in Finisterre
Day 14 – Departure from Finisterre
Total Distance 206km
PRICE – 2020
April, May, June, September & October
Price €895 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €390
July & August
Price €945 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €455
CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP
- Add Airport Transfers
- Upgrade to Luxury accommodation in the 5 star Parador Hotel in Santiago
- Reduce package length by 2 days without affecting your walking stage
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 2020. 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 email@example.com
At a glance:
- 13 nights in 2 or 3 star Hotels/Rural Houses/Rural Pensiones
- 13 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
“David and I really enjoyed our Camino experience (Sarria to Finisterre) helped significantly by the professional and very well organised package put together by Magic Hill Holidays.
Your attention to detail regarding accommodation, baggage collection, restaurant recommendations and the information packs you provided meant all we had to do each day was head out in the morning, put one foot in front of the other and follow the Camino signs allowing us the freedom to immerse ourselves in the tranquility and natural beauty of the landscape and its historic sites.
I would highly recommend Magic Holidays as a Camino travel partner and look forward to getting back on the Camino soon”.
Susan Whately, Dublin, Ireland – May 2019
“Your arrangements for our holiday were second to none, from start to finish. The accommodation you selected was very good, and in some cases outstanding. In all cases, the hosts were very welcoming. Breakfasts were, without exception, of a very high standard as were evening meals, where available. The collection and delivery of our luggage went without a hitch.We appreciated the personal touches, such as the email on our arrival in Finisterre to remind us to get the passport. We also appreciated the extensive documentation you supplied us with.You clearly put work and thought in putting together a Camino package for us. We hope to pay a return visit to the Camino and will definitely be in touch again. We would recommend your services without hesitation”.Catherine Sheridan, May 2019.
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