Walks Europe Camino de Santiago The French Way In Style

Camino de Santiago - French Way In Style / Self-Guided

7 days | From £979 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

The classic pilgrimage walking route of the Camino de Santiago along the French Way, but culminating with a 5* Parador in Santiago as well as other character hotels en route. A walking holiday with a bit of luxury!


7 days | From £979 | Self-guided, for 2 or more persons travelling together

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  • Walk The French Way with characterful accommodation
  • Complete your journey at the most enchanting and oldest Parador in Spain
  • Qualify for the official Pilgrims Certificate

Following the same route as our standard trip, you can enjoy all the benefits of a much in demand higher standard of accommodation to relax into when you arrive from your day's walk. Still walking the final 100 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago, you also qualify for the Pilgrim's certificate.

Starting in Sarria, this "Superior Collection" version of the final 100km of the French Way follows the classic Camino route. From Sarria you begin your journey over verdant hills and babbling streams to Portomarin and then Castaneda where you can relish the ambiance of traditional country hotels along the way. The penultimate night of your trip you overnight in a restored 18th century noble's home. Finally you arrive in Santiago de Compostela.

Map of The French Way
Day 1. Arrive Sarria
Arrive Sarria and make your way to your hotel.
Day 2. Walk to Portomarin
Experience one of the most beautiful stretches of the entire Pilgrims Way through verdant forests, grassy meadows, fertile orchards and simple stone-built hamlets. Your final destination is Portomarin.
Day 3. Walk to Palas de Rei
The Pilgrims Way continues on through lush Galician countryside to Palas de Rei. This is where the route you are walking on 'the French Pilgrims Way' meets with another route coming from the north called 'the Primitive Way'.
Day 4. Walk to Arzua
You continue along the ancient route over medieval bridges and through rolling green landscapes, dotted with cows, stone walls and tiny Romanesque churches before reaching Arzua.
Day 5. Walk to Rua
You walk along rural paths and through a series of vegetable patches, fields and oak groves before entering pine and eucalyptus woods towards the village of Rua.
Day 6. Walk to Santiago
From the Mount of Joy you have your first views of Santiago de Compostela. Downhill and into the city to the Plaza del Obradoiro where you receive your official certificate at the Cathedral office.
Day 7. Depart Santiago
Depart Santiago. Arrive UK.

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  • Trip grade: B/C - Moderate/demanding
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Trip Code: TFIS
  • Accommodation: Parador x 1 nt, 3* Hotels, Rural Inns and Manor Houses x 5 nts
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts and 4 evening meals included
  • Overseas Joining Point: Sarria
  • Important: Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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