St.James Way : French Way

St.James Way : French Way

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.

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Our proposal

A 7-day tour departing from Sarria and arriving in Santiago

day 1 Arrival in Sarria

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

day 2 Sarria - Portomarín

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.

day 3 Portomarín - Palas de Rei

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.

day 4 Palas - Melide

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

day 5 Melide - Arzúa

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.

day 6 Arzúa - Pedrouzo

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.

day 7 Pedrouzo - Santiago

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.

day 8 Santiago de Compostela

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.

What does this plan include?

If you decide to contract this plan, you will be able to enjoy all these services that we detail below so that the experience is completely satisfactory

7 nights

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)


Additional features

1 Tasting of Galician cheeses in Santiago de Compostela (from Monday to Saturday).
1 Guided tour of Santiago (old town) in Spanish


Pilgrim kit

Stages map, pilgrim's credential, scallop ...

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