The French Camino Way
Accomodation, Breakfast & Guided Tour
Sarria to Santiago £499*
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The Camino de Santiago, also known by a variety of English names including: The Camino Way and St. James's Way, is the name of any of the pilgrimages to the shrine of the Apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-western Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many take up this route as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual/personal growth. Often it is used as a time away for reflection and focussing on a new future. Many pilgrims finish the Camino at Finisterre (known as the end of the world) where pilgrims burned their clothes to represent the start of their new life. I did this walk alone in October 2015 when at a crossroads in my life and found it a beautiful walk, allowing space to breathe and find answers. Plus I met lots of 'pilgrims' from all over the world which opened my mind to new ideas and opportunities. I believe everyone should walk one of the Camino routes every year to 'break free'. This is my third visit and I would love you to join me on this enlightening and beautiful journey to remember for ever…
Following the Yellow Arrow of the Camino Way
Sarria to Santiago de Compostela 116kms in total
Day One Arrival at Santiago Airport with transfer to hotel at Sarria. Enjoy dinner and getting to know fellow pilgrims. Collect passports and shells.
Day Two Walk from Sarria to Portomarin; a beautiful build up walk meeting lots of other pilgrims starting their journey. apx 22 kilometres
Day Three Walk through woodland and quaint traditional Spanish villages to reach Palas de Rei. A beautiful town overlooking a large bridged estuary with a breathtaking view. Cool air awaits and a cold beer apx. 22 kilometres
Day Four Walk from Palas de Rei to Arzua. Your legs will be strong now and it may seem a long way but the fun and friendships you have built ensure you 'stroll through the door'. I promise a nice, paced walk with lots of breaks to drink and eat. apx 30 kilometres
Day Five Walk from Arzua to Pedrouzo a delightful little town. Your passport will be looking well worn now so keep it safe as tomorrow we hit Santiago.apx 28 kilometres
Day Six Pedrouza to Santiago apx 14 kilometres arriving in time for optional noon mass and to get your Camino Passport Certificate from the Pilgrim Office- well done.
Day Seven Optional bus trip to Finisterre on the coast, with a 4 kilometre walk to the end of the world. Photo shoot opportunity of the real end of the Camino at 0 kms
Day Eight Farewells
Some Tips This walk is light under foot but the distance is fairly long. We take a steady pace but you will need to be fairly fit. We tend to spread the walk over 7 – 8 hours including breaks for refreshments and lunch in the cafes along the way. I suggest you get a route map with tourist information as it's great to note sights along the route. Also why not watch ‘The Way’ with Martin Sheen to get you in the mood.
Enjoy a fabulous week of fun and friendship with like minded people and meet 'pilgrims' from all over the world.
Weather Most tourist information states the North Spain is much cooler that Southern with occasional summer rain. However usually we experience lots of nice warm sunshine. Our tour goes through lovely woodlands and shaded paths offering lots of cool fresh area.
Suggested Kit This will be sent out at the time of bookings but is only a guideline.
Level of Accommodation. Mainly 2 star plus but all are high quality and very clean.
What is included within the Tour:-
1. Pre-departure information, Camino Shell and Camino Passport
2. 7 Nights Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast.
3. Luggage Transfers along the Way. Maximum weight 20 kg (Check airline limits though)
4. Airport Transfer
*The price is based on sharing a twin room. If you choose a single room the cost is £160 extra per person per week. Please let me know at time of booking.
A non-refundable deposit of 20% is requested at the time of booking and payment in full 6 weeks prior to departure. PLEASE NOTE: Full travel insurance suited for the trip and a booking form must be provided at time of payment. Any health issues must be declared
Enjoy a fabulous week of fun and friendship with like minded people.
Thanks and hope to meet you soon
The Atlas Discovery Holiday Company Ltd (Company Number 8897008)
Sterling House, 32 St John Street, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1QJ