Spain Self Guided Package – French Way Accommodation – 8 Days
Price: €525 (excluding flights)
FRENCH WAY (SELF GUIDED)
SARRIA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
The quintessential, most traveled and most documented of all the Ways.
Running from the western side of the Pyrennes at Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela in the Northwest of Spain, the French Way is the Way par excellence. It is the most famous route to Santiago and the most walked (in 2017, 180,000 pilgrims from all over the world reached Santiago).
The French Way was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages, its entire length being 780km. It follows earlier Roman trade routes and traverses the Pyrennes, beech and pine forests of Navarre, the vineyards of La Rioja, the meseta of Castile until it reaches the mountains and the oak and chestnut forests of Galicia.
Our 8 day trip runs from Sarria to the cathedral of Santiago through medieval towns, meadows, small villages, past rivers and eucalyptus forests. 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). It is also recommended for those looking to meet other pilgrims and enjoy the social aspect of the Camino. However, it can get busy in July and August, so if you are looking for a quiet Camino at this time – this route is not for you. 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.
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 – Departure day from Santiago de Compostela
Total Distance 117.3km
PRICE – 2019
April, May, June, September & October
Price €525 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €210
July & August
Price €550 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €245
LOW COST TRIPS FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS
Please note that the accommodation standard will be a 1-2 star rating compared to a 2-3 star rating in our ‘standard’ packages. All rooms will be private with private bathrooms. Everything else will be the same as in our standard packages.
The prices are as follows:
For further information about our Low Cost Trips for Solo Travellers, please click on this link: https://www.magichillholidays.com/solo-travellers/
CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP
- Add Airport Transfers from and to Santiago Airport
- Upgrade to Luxury accommodation in the 5 star Parador in Santiago
- Reduce package length by 1 day without affecting your walking stages
- 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 the 30th March to the 20th October 2019. 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:
- 7 nights in 2 or 3 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
“I recently did the final section of the French Way with my husband. We used Magic Hill and I found Bronagh to be so helpful with my many questions before we travelled! When we arrived it was such plain sailing! Accommodation was fabulous and very easy to find. I particularly loved the walking notes- very informative and it was great to read up on all the villages and towns we were walking through. We will definitely use Magic Hill again as I can’t wait to return to walk some more!”
Irene Gavin, Galway, Ireland – April 2019
Quote of the day:
“Live your life by a compass, not a clock.”