Spain 12 Day Slow French Way (Sarria – Santiago de Compostela)

Durartion: 12 Days

Price: From $1,145 (excluding flights)

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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 12 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 11 nights in comfortable locally-owned 2/3 star 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.

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 1 – Arrival day to Sarria

Day 2 – Sarria – Morgade (12.5km)

Day 3 – Morgade – Portomarín (9.5km)

Day 4 – Portomarín – Ligonde (16km)

Day 5 – Ligonde – Palas de Rei (8.5km)

Day 6 – Palas de Rei – Melide (14.5km)

Day 7 – Melide – Ribadiso (11.5km)

Day 8 – Ribadiso – A Salceda (14km)

Day 9 – A Salceda – O Pedrouzo (7.5km)

Day 10 – O Pedrouzo – Lavacolla (10km)

Day 11 – Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostela (10km)

Day 12 – Departure day from Santiago de Compostela

Total Distance 114km



Mid Season

April, May, June and October

Price €950 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €440

High Season

Easter, July, August and September

Price €995 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €495



  • Add Airport Transfers
  • Add a Free Day to explore Santiago de Compostela
  • 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. 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

At a glance:

  • 11 nights in 2 or 3 star Hotels/Rural Houses/Rural Pensiones
  • 11 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack
  • Detailed Walking Notes
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies

Quote of the day:

“Experience, Travel - These are an education in themselves.”