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 and accomodation including welcome cocktail.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.
It is possible to do a guided city tour if you are interested.
7 nights of hotel with half board included
The trip includes an insurance of basic coverages
We pick you up and take you to the airport and hotel
All the trip you have a local guide
Includes tickets to boats, wineries and Santiago Cathedral
For most medieval pilgrims, Santiago was not the end of their journey. They would want to reach the mythical Finisterrae, the End of the World. Many modern pilgrims decide to walk to the end of the medieval world and enjoy the most amazing sunset over the ocean.
Today, the most traveled road after the French, follows the route that in the 15th century led the queen Isabel from Portugal to Santiago
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.