Spain 4 Day French Way (Arzua – Santiago de Compostela)

Durartion: 4 Days

Price: From $422 (excluding flights)

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The French Way is 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 Way 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).

During the Middle Ages, the French Way was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages. 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 4 day trip runs from Arzua to the Cathedral in Santiago through quaint rural hamlets, meadows and eucalyptus forests. It is the perfect Camino for those short of time and who would like a ‘taste’ of the experience before embarking on a longer route. This section is well signposted and has a good range of services (cafes, restaurants etc) for rest breaks. Please note: You will not be entitled to receive a Compostela as you need to walk a minimum of 100km.

As part of this trip you’ll find featured 3 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 notes that cover landmarks, distances and things to see over the course of your walk.

Optional extras include: airport transfers, an upgrade to the 5 Star Parador Hotel in Santiago and an additional ‘free day’ to explore the incredible Old Quarter of Santiago de Compostela.



Day 1 – Arrival day to Arzua

Day 2 – Arzua – O Pedrouzo (18.5km)

Day 3 – O Pedrouzo – Santiago (20.2km)

Day 4 – Departure day from Santiago de Compostela

Total Distance 38.7km



Mid Season

April, May, June and October

Price €350 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €120


High Season

Easter, July, August and September

Price €375 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €135



  • Add Airport Transfers
  • Upgrade to Luxury accommodation in the 5 star Parador Hotel in Santiago
  • Add an extra Free Day in Santiago

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.



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

At a glance:

  • 3 nights in 2 or 3 star Hotels/Rural Houses/Rural Pensiones
  • 3 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:

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress”

Barack Obama