The French Way : the last 100 km in stages of 15km, 9 days/ 8 nights

Walk the last 100 km in shorter and comfortable stages with an average of 9 miles (15km) per day.

690.00 €

This is the most popular walking tours of the Camino de Santiago, organized in stages of approximately 9 mi (15km) per day for a more comfortable route. Perfect for those who are looking to capture the essence of the Camino but slowly.
A nice walk, good food and wine, discovering local customs, meeting fellow pilgrims and enjoying the unique atmosphere of it all. The Camino  is to enjoy the entire journey and not just the destination.

This itinerary covers the last 100km of the French Way. The minimum required to apply for your Compostela certificate.

-ITINERARY -

1st day: ARRIVAL TO  SARRIA.
2nd day: SARRIA – FERREIROS (13 Km- 3h15- difficulty 1/3).
3rd day: FERREIROS - GONZAR (14 Km - 3h30 - difficulty 2/3)
4th day: GONZAR – PALAS DE REI  (15,5 Km - 4h - difficulty 2/3)
5th day: PALAS DE REI - MELIDE (15 Km - 3h30 - difficulty 1/3)
6th day: MELIDE - ARZUA (14 Km - 3h30 - difficulty 2/3)
7th day: ARZUA - RUA (18.5 Km -5h - difficulty 1/3)
8th day: RUA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (18.5 km - 4h30 - difficulty 1/3)
9th day: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA


The Price Includes:
- 8 nights in handpicked hotels and inns, all with en-suite accommodation, on a bed and breakfast basis.
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 x max. 20kg bag per person)
- Transfer as indicated in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
- Pilgrim's passport
- Tips and maps
- 24/7 telephone assistance (English-speaking)

The Prices does not include:
- Lunches
- Single room supplement: € 190
- Dinners supplement:€ 210
- Superior category accommodations supplement: € 360
- Single room superior category supplement: € 240
- Dinners superior category  supplement:€ 240

PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE ROOM

DAILY DEPARTURES


DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY


1st day: ARRIVAL IN  SARRIA.
Sarria is the main town between Ponferrada and Santiago de Compostela. The Romanesque Church of Our Saviour, with its Gothic façade, and the convent of Magdalena are well worth a visit, as are the Rua Maior main street and the ancient medieval castle tower.

2nd day: SARRIA – FERREIROS (13 Km- 3h15- difficulty 1/3).
Expect a peaceful walk in shady oak woods through pretty villages on quiet country roads. The village of Barbadelo (580m) has a beautiful Romanesque church that is worth a visit. The village of Ferreiros is also on route.
At the end of the stage, you will be transferred to Sarria for an overnight stay in the same accommodation as the night before in Sarria.

3rd day: FERREIROS - GONZAR (14 Km - 3h30 - difficulty 2/3)
After breakfast, transfer to Ferreiros to begin the day’s stage.
 When you arrive in Portomarin, you can chill out at one of the numerous outdoor cafés in the main square
At the end of this stage, you will be transferred to Portomarin for your overnight stay in Portomarin.

4th day: GONZAR – PALAS DE REI  (15,5 Km - 4h - difficulty 2/3)
After breakfast, transfer to Gonzar to begin the day’s stage.
The day starts by crossing over the Belesar dam footbridge, followed by a gradual climb ending in the village of Ligonde. This stage runs mainly along andaderos (paths), next to the road, or in some cases along paved trails. There are many signs indicating that we are on a pilgrim route, including the famous "cruceiros" (crucifixes). Check out the Cruceiro of Lameiros and the Monastery of Our Saviour of Vilar de Donas (2 km detour off the Camino).

5th day: PALAS DE REI - MELIDE (15 Km - 3h30 - difficulty 1/3)
On this stage, you will move into the province of Corunna, where you will find expanses of eucalyptus and pine trees and numerous medieval bridges, such as those in Leboreiro and Furelos. Melide, which is famous for its octopus, is an obligatory stop for pilgrims and lovers of good food.

6th day: MELIDE - ARZUA (14 Km - 3h30 - difficulty 2/3)
Today the route is similar yesterday itinerary. You will find expanses of eucalyptus and pine trees and numerous medieval bridges, such as the most idyllic locations on the Camino in Ribadiso do Baixo near Arzua. Remember that it is a very long village.

7th day: ARZUA - RUA (18.5 Km -5h - difficulty 1/3)
Today’s route is a nice and easy walk over gentle slopes and through woodland, alternating with stretches near the road, which we will have to cross on occasions, before ending in Rua (500 m before the village of Pedrouzo). Don't miss the beautiful sculpture of Saint James the Pilgrim in the Church of the same name in Boente.

8th day: RUA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (18.5 k m - 4h30 - difficulty 1/3)
The last stage on your Camino de Santiago. The proximity of your goal will bring mixed feelings. On one hand, you will be eager to reach the desired end of the journey, yet on the downside, the feeling that comes to every pilgrim is that the journey is over. A stage of anxiety and joy, where distance does not matter, because you are “already there”. The route today is flat, except for the climb to San Marcos, from Lavacolla, passing Monte do Gozo and down to Santiago de Compostela. The entire city of Santiago de Compostela is magical, but especially its Cathedral, which deserves a special visit.

9th day: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast , run to exchange  your credential  if you haven’t  already done it. Alternatively we suggest you visit the cathedral and not miss surroundings or attend Mass pilgrim



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