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 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).
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 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 also allows you to qualify for the pilgrim’s certificate or ‘Compostela’.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
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
PRICE – 2020
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
BUDGET 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 are private with an ensuite bathroom. Everything else will be the same as in our standard packages.
The prices are as follows:
For further information about our Budget Trips for Solo Travellers, please click on this link: https://www.magichillholidays.com/solo-travellers/.
CUSTOMISE YOUR TRIP
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
“Just back from an incredible week walking from Sarria to Santiago. Everything about it was spot on from the superb accommodation, daily luggage transportation to the detailed walking notes to keep us right and Bronagh’s advise and encouragement along the way! Thank you so much Bronagh and Victor for making our first Camino experience so special – already looking forward to booking another one”
Karla Cagney, Scotland – September 2019
“Honestly cannot recommend Magic Hill enough for anyone wanting to do the Camino. Bronagh has been absolutely amazing, really looked after us all week. We were a group of 14 with some coming over in different dates and everyone was sorted, transfer/hotels/ luggage were taken care of so all we had to do was focus on walking and laughing. Accommodation was super, well above what anyone was expecting, cutest and charming hotels. Cannot express just how happy we all were with everything Magic Hill did for us, thank u so much, made our Camino experience the best ever we are already planning our next one”
Priscilla Danagher, Ireland – October 2019
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