Spain 8 Day Premium French Way (Sarria – Santiago de Compostela)
Durartion: 8 Days
Price: From $2,867 (excluding flights)
PREMIUM FRENCH WAY (SELF GUIDED)
SARRIA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
The French Way – the quintessential, most traveled and most documented of all the Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela.
It runs from the eastern side of the Pyrenees at Saint Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in the Northwest of Spain, a distance of 780km. This route follows earlier Roman trade routes and traverses the Pyrenees, beech and pine forests of Navarre, the vineyards of La Rioja, the Meseta of Castile until it reaches the mountains and oak/chestnut forests of Galicia.
This 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. 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.
As part of this trip, you’ll find featured 7 nights in beautiful 4 and 5 star hotels and comfortable locally-owned 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.
Alongside the sense of achievement 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 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 – Lavacolla (21.7km)
Day 6 – Lavacolla – Santiago (20.2km)
Day 7 – Free Day in Santiago de Compostela
Day 8 – Departure day from Santiago de Compostela
Total Distance 114.8km
April, May, June, September & October
Price €2,380 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €350
July & August
Price €2,495 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €420
Self guided, tailor made trips are available from mid March to 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 email@example.com
At a glance:
- 5 nights in a 4 star Hotel/High Quality Pazo House/Rural Country House
- 2 nights in the 5 star Parador Hotel in Santiago
- 7 breakfasts
- Executive Return Airport transfers from and to Santiago Airport
- Taxi transfers from the Hotel and the Camino (x6)
- Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
- 1 hour Massage treatment in Santiago
- Guided Day Trip to the Galician coast to visit Finisterre and Muxia
- 2 Dinners in the 5 Star Parador Hotel
- Pilgrim’s Passport
- Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
- 24 hour phone assistance
- Transfer in case of emergencies
Quote of the day:
“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”