Discover the French way in 5 days, walking the Camino de Santiago at the lowest price. Disconnect from the stress of everyday life and experience an adventure on a journey of relaxation and self-discovery. You will travel through magical places that seem to be taken out of fairy tales, walking the different stages of historical roads, make a real pilgrimage along the Portuguese Way. You will come into contact with nature in a way that you will not forget.
Our routes of the Camino de Santiago are designed so that you can make the most of your experience. For this, there has to be a balance between the time you will have to see the towns along the way and the trekking time between the different points of the route.
Doing some routes of the Camino de Santiago is a must to do at least once in a lifetime. Every year more and more people become pilgrims to enjoy this great experience. It does not matter whether you are a believer or not, as it is about living an experience of your own, enjoying nature, meeting new people and ultimately, travelling in a different way.
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Route: French Way
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Departure from Sarria. Price from 265 €.
Important: This tour does not include a tour leader.
Backpack transport service is included so that you can enjoy the walk without weight.
French Way – Stage 1
From Sarria t o Portomarín – distance 22 km
The adventure begins!
You will start your tour on the date you have chosen, and you will have the indications that we will have sent you before the trip. Remember that you can add an extra night in Sarria to your trip so that you can start your journey earlier. To start this Camino de Santiago, today you will do 22 km. Don’t worry, you won’t encounter any difficult paths. You will pass through towns like Ferreira or Lavandeira, and you will find many hostels and bars You will manage to complete this stage in approximately 4 to 5 hours. Before finishing this section, you will cross the Miño river
When you reach Portomarín, it is worth visiting the Church of San Nicolás de Portomarín, which was rebuilt stone by stone. Afterwards, you can head to the indicated accommodation to rest.
French Way – Stage 2
From Portomarín t o Palas Del Rei – distance 24 km
Second day of the Camino de Santiago. After resting and having breakfast, 24 km are waiting for you, which you will take 5 or 6 hours to complete. After resting and having breakfast, 24 km are waiting for you, which you will take 5 or 6 hours to complete. When we arrive to Palas de Rei, we will have multiple supply points. We can recharge our batteries!
If you have some energy left… and I trust you do: We recommend you visit the Castle of Pambre. It is really worth it.
French Way – Stage 3
From Palas Del Rei to Arzúa – distance 29 km
Third day of adventure! We are already halfway through. Tighten your shoelaces and have a hearty breakfast, because today we have no more and no less than 29 km to go. Besides being the longest trip, the road is slightly steep, which makes it a challenge for the pilgrims. It is often referred to as the “leg-breaker” part. Here it is difficult to keep up the pace because of the many slopes and descents. But you will complete it without problems in about 6 or 7 hours.
At this stage, the pilgrimage connects with the pilgrims of the Camino del Norte and the Camino Primitivo, so the next points are busier than the previous ones. We recommend that you make a brief stop at km 15 in Melide, which offers all the necessary services, where you can (and should) try the traditional pastries and gastronomy. In Arzúa you can taste the delicious cheese with the Arzúa – Ulloa Designation of Origin and your Pilgrim’s Passport can be stamped in the Church of Santiago de Arzúa, before heading to your accommodation to rest.
French Way – Stage 4
From Arzúa to Pedrouzo – distance 19 km
The end of our Camino de Santiago is getting near. After a well – deserved and hopefully deep rest, we will have a nutritious breakfast to be ready for what is left. Today we will do 19 km.
From Arzúa to Santiago there is a distance of 40 km, so we don’t recommend you do them in one go, the most logical thing to do is to divide this route in two parts, stopping in Santa Irene, Rúa or O Pedrouzo. This section is not difficult. You can cover it in approximately 4 hours. In Santa Irene you have hostels, in Rúa you will find Bars, Pensions and Rural Houses to stay in and in O Pedrouzo, all the services. The last 2 km from Rúa to O Pedrouzo are walked on the N – 547 asphalt road, which is different from the usual and comforting rural roads.
French Way – Stage 5
From Pedrouzo to Santiago – distance 19 km
We made it! We reached the last day of this adventure. To finish strong today we will do 21 km. This part can be completed in approximately 4 to 5 hours. When we reach Monte do Gozo at km 15, we will be able to see the towers of the Cathedral for the first time. After walking the last 4 km, and with our arrival in Santiago, we will only have to cross the Porta do Camino, walk through the old part of Santiago de Compostela and enter the Cathedral of the city.
Afterwards we will go to the Pilgrim’s Office, located in Rúa das Carretas 33 to stamp the Pilgrim’s Passport and get the Compostela, which is free and the Certificate of Distance (which is optional). In this way, we can have an eternal memory of this unforgettable adventure!
We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did… And we’ll see you on the next adventure!