Starting in France, hence the name, it is the most popular route (more than 60% of all pilgrims choose it). And yet, it maintains all its charms as corroborated by the many pilgrims who repeat the journey.
Arrival (on your own) and accomodation .Free time for discovering the medieval town on your own visiting the Magdalena
Monastery, the Royal Street… or just sitting and enjoying a drink by the Sarria River
After leaving Sarria medieval place founded by the King Alfonso IX as shelter for pilgrims and today starting point for many pilgrims, we ge tinto the Woods and enjoying beautiful landscapes we arrive to Portomarin.
Walking distance 23km.
We leave the new Portomarin (the old one is sleeping under the waters just the romanesque church of San Nicholas and couple buildings more where traslated Stone by Stone in the 60s when the village was floaded by the waters of the reservoir), we finish at Palas de Rei.
Walking distance 25km.
After leaving Palas de Rei (it was the capital of the medieval kingdom of Galicia) we get into the beautiful galician Woods.
We finish at Melide (popular because of its restaurans where it is possible to taste the famous “pulpo a la gallega”(octopous in galician style).
Walking distance 15km
After leaving Melide and ist charming medieval área, we start a beautiful day visiting churches so interesting as Santa Maria de Melide built at the XII Century and its amazing frescoes.
We end in Arzua where we can try the so-called Arzua’s cheese.
Walking distance 15km.
In Arzua we conect with the French route, so yhat we will see more pilgrims, after crossing quite beautiful small villages as Taberna Vella we arrive to O Pedrouzo.
Walking distance 19 km.
7th day Pedrouzo-Santiago
Today we arrive to Santiago de Compostela.Goal for pilgrims from Medieval Ages.But before we have to stop at the Joy’s Hill from that place the pilgrims used to see the towers of the Cathedral for first time so that the joy…
Walking distance 20km.
8th day Santiago de Compostela
Free day at Santiago, where you can discover on your own the beauties of one of the most visited place in Spain.
City tour included.
7 nights of hotel
The trip includes an insurance of basic coverages
Transport of backpacks for each of the stages along the way (max. 20Kg per backpack - 1 bag per person)
1 Tasting of Galician cheeses in Santiago de Compostela (from Monday to Saturday).
1 Guided tour of Santiago (old town) in Spanish
Stages map, pilgrim's credential, scallop ...
Es el camino que une Santiago con el sur de la península, sigue el recorrido de diversas “vías romanas” que unían el norte con el sur de la península. Un camino menos transitado pero no por ello menos bello.
Older tan the french route ,it was the route used by the former pilgrims,not the easiest but with amazing landscapes, when the christians started to push the moors to the south Little by Little was abandoned.
This was the preferred route by the pilgrims of northern Europe faster, more comfortable and less dangerous. Got its climax on the XIV and XV centuries and most of its users were from England hence the name. They arrived by sea to one of the Galician ports and then on foot to Santiago.