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Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 days walking
Location: Camino de Santiago (Spain)
Price: Ask for net Price

The last section of the French Way, the famous Camino Francés, is the most popular Camino walking tour and perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino de Santiago. Meet fellow pilgrims, discover local traditions and enjoy the unique atmosphere of it all, rewarding yourself with good food after a day walking in Galicia’s green countryside. The Camino will take you across woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets, following tracks and paths lined by granite stone walls.
Starting in Sarria, the most popular Camino starting point, this section covers the last 100km of the Camino Francés, which means you can receive for your pilgrim certificate when you arrive in Santiago. The green rolling landscape of Galicia is part of each day’s walk, until you approach your final destination: the magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela. Get the ‘Compostela’ certificate and explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Day 1 :Arrive in Sarria . Sarria is the most popular starting point of the Camino de Santiago with thousands starting their journey here every year. Explore the town centre where you will find churches, chapels, monasteries and seven pilgrim hospitals. The main street, Rúa Maior, has a nice atmosphere, where you can relax while enjoying a drink or bite in one of the nice cafes around. Visit the Igrexa de Santa Mariña with its evocative pilgrim mural, the castle fortress and the Magdalena Monastery. Overnight in a friendly family run hotel ** HB.

    Day 2 : Walking time 6h, 14.5 miles/23.2kms
    Walk Sarria – Portomarin. Today, expect a calm walk through pretty villages and peaceful hamlets under the shade of oak trees and along quiet country roads. Along the way, you will spot many Galician traditional ‘hórreos’ (granaries). Visit the beautiful Romanesque church in the village of Barbadelo. Overnight in Portomarin hotel ** HB
    – Easy Walking Option: You can choose to split this walking day in two and stay in the hamlet of Morgade.

    Day 3 : Walking time: 6h15, 15.5 miles/24.8kms
    Walk Portomarin – Palas de Rei. Today the Camino will cross the river Miño (Galicia’s longest river) and rise uphill steadily towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass nice hamlets such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Stop to visit the Romanesque Church of Santa María in Castromaior and the Romanesque church in Eirexe, with its portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals, as well as Pilgrim Santiago. Overnight in Palas de Rei *** HB – Easy Walking Option: You can choose to split this walking day in two and stay in the hamlet of Ventas de Narón..

    Day 4 : Walking time 6h30, 18 miles/28.8kms
    Walk Palas de Rei – Arzua. Today, the Camino trail continues downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the delightful village of Leboreiro. You should take a break in the lively market town of Melide (454m), where you should try octopus, Galicia’s most classic dish, in one of the many ‘pulperías’. The Camino crosses several streams and follows a forest track bringing you to the village of Boente and the church of Santiago. Next is the pretty medieval hamlet of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa (389m), famous for its local cheese. Overnight in a family run hotel ** HB.
    – Easy Walking Option : this section can be split into two stages of 15km and 13km. You would stay overnight in a charming 2* hotel in the town of Melide.

    Day 5 : Walking time : 7h, 17.5 miles/28kms.
    Walk Arzua – Lavacolla. Today’s Camino will take you through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams for most of the day. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. The route continues to the small village of Lavacolla where pilgrims used to wash themselves in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Overnight Lavacolla in a traditional family run hotel ** HB
    – Easy walking option: This walk can be shortened by spending the night in Arca do Pino making the walk 20 kilometres to Arca instead of Lavacolla and the last day’s walk into Santiago is then 20 kilometres.

    Day 6 : Walking time : 4h, 7.5 miles/12kms.
    Walk Lavacolla – Santiago. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line your journey to Monte do Gozo (‘Mount of Joy’ 368m) and it is from here that will catch your first glimpse of the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. When you arrive in the city, explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s architecture and delight in the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural city. With only 12km to walk today, you should be in Santiago in time for the pilgrim mass (12pm). Overnight Santiago. B&B

    Day 7 : End of the tour after breakfast Before you head back home, take time to explore the beautiful old town in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO heritage site since 1985 and home to one of the oldest universities in Spain. Please ask us for additional nights, day tours of the historic centre or day trips to Finisterre.

  • Valid from : Daily from april to october
    Acces : Santiago airport, train station Sarria
    Departure : Santiago airport
    Net cost 2016 : from 412€ pp in double /twin room

    What’s Included : 6 nights comfortable and carefully chosen accommodations, double or single room occupancy with private facilities, 6 breakfasts, , 5 diners, luggage transfers, detailed route notes & maps, pilgrim passport and Camino shell, hotline 7/7 from 8:00 to 20:00, all tax and service charges.
    What’s not included : Entrance fees into museums, insurance, drinks, items of personal nature