Spain Self Guided Package – Hotel Accommodation – 8 Days
Price: €575 (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 quite overcrowded 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.
Transfers from the airport at Santiago place you directly at the heart of western Galicia so you can immediately settle into life in the pretty town of Sarria. 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 – Airport transfer from Santiago – 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
Day 8 – Transfer from hotel in Santiago to Santiago airport
Total Distance 117.3km
PRICE – 2019
April (excluding Easter), May, June, September & October
Price €575 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €220
Easter (13th – 20th April), July & August
Price €595 per person, based on two people sharing a room
Single Room Supplement of €245
MAKE IT CHEAPER!
To make it cheaper you can:
- Exclude airport transfers
- Reduce package length by 1 day without affecting your walking stages.
If you choose to exclude airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from /back to the airport. Please email us and we will send you a revised quote.
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.
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 2/3 star hotels & high quality rural houses
- 7 breakfasts
- Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
- 24 hour phone assistance
- Transfer in case of emergencies
- Camino Information Pack & Detailed Itinerary Pack
- Pilgrim’s Passport
- Airport transfer return from/to Santiago Airport
- EXCLUDES – Flights
Quote of the day:
“Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased”