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10-day Camino de Santiago hike via the French Way

Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago
Camino de Santiago

Follow AEGM certified guide Hugo on this amazing 10-day Camino de Santiago hiking adventure. Explore part of the French Way and discover wonderful landscapes!

Group

10 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Hike through one of the most famous trails in the world.
  • Visit Spanish areas of great historical and cultural value.
  • Enjoy beautiful and varied landscapes on an unforgettable multi-day trip.

Description

If you are looking for a long and unforgettable hiking experience, then  this trip is for you. Come with me and discover the beautiful and legendary French Way of the Camino de Santiago!

Also known as the Way of Saint James, this ancient route extends from different countries to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, Spain. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages, and a lot of people still follow its routes as a spiritual experience.

But this trail also offers an awesome hiking adventure for outdoor enthusiasts. It crosses beautiful and varied landscapes and many historical areas. On this 10-day trip (8 of hiking) we will explore part of the French Way, from Villafranca del Bierzo to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

The French Way is the most popular Camino de Santiago route, and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sights. We will cross breathtaking landscapes and historical churches, and enjoy delicious local food.

You can find the complete itinerary below. However, we can adapt it to the physical conditions of the group!

So, if you are up for this incredible hiking trip in Camino de Santiago, please contact me. I’ll be glad to guide you through this mythical route!

If you prefer mountain biking, check out this 8-day Camino de Santiago cycling adventure!

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 1800 Each

Group of 2

EUR 1280 Each

Group of 3

EUR 1280 Each

Group of 4

EUR 1280 Each

Group of 5

EUR 1280 Each

Group of 6

EUR 1280 Each

Group of 7

EUR 1280 Each

Group of 8

EUR 1280 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Luggage transfer

Price details

Min. group size: 4 // Not included in the price: Flights, Lunches (picnic or restaurants on the way), Dinner on the first day, Last day dinner in Santiago de Compostela.


Itinerary

Day 1: Getting to the starting point

Transfer to the starting point. Tour briefing. Time for questions.

Day 2: Villafranca del Bierzo - O Cebreiro (28km)

This might be one of the best-known stages in the whole pilgrimage. We start among vineyards
to leave Castilla y Leon and enter Galicia through the region of Os Ancares. For that we will ascend O Cebreiro, the pass dividing both regions. We will discover magical villages like Pereje and Trabadelo, the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, and the Serracín Castle.

Day 3: O Cebreiro - Triacastela (25km)

Most of the way we will descend crossing a landscape with more vegetation than the ones in Castilla. Stand out the Church of San Esteban, the Church of San Xoán and the Chapel of San Pedro, in the village of Biduedo.

Day 4: Triacastela - Sarria (18km)

From Triacastela we can choose between two fascinating itineraries: the Samos Benedictine Monastery or a beautiful forest. In Sarria we can relax and share experiences with other people.

Day 5: Sarria-Portomarín (23km)

We will perceive a larger concentration of pilgrims given that we will be at 100 km from Santiago. It is a varied
stage with many interesting stops in some Romanesque villages. You will not want to miss the visit to the parish of Concello de Sarria, Ferreiros and its Church of Santa
María, and Portomarín.

Day 6: Portomarín - Palas de Rei (24km)

We will cross Sierra de Ligonde and San Antonio’s Mount. If we feel like it, we can got to
Vilar de Donas to visit the Church of San Salvador.

Day 7: Palas de Rei - Ribadiso de Baixo (24km)

From Palas de Rei, the road will become more winding. We will enjoy the amazing local gastronomy of this region. Visits to
Romanesque churches like Santa María, the Nurses House and the Chapel of San Roque.

Day 8: Ribadiso de Baixo - O´Pedrouzo (22km)

This stage is less demanding than the previous one and it will end at the doors of Santiago de Compostela. Visit to the Chapel of Santa Irene.

Day 9: O´Pedrouzo - Santiago de Compostela (19km)

We will end our adventure at the beautiful city of
Santiago de Compostela. Views from the watchtower on the Gozo Mount. Visit to the Baroque Cathedral and the Obradoiro.

Day 10: Return trip

 

Details

Accommodation

7 nights in double room with half board meals included (breakfast and dinner) + 2 nights in a double room with breakfast included. (Single room extra: 210€).

More info

Required equipment:

Backpack (20-30L) Trekking boots or sneakers Telescopic poles. Technical clothes:
Socks. Short and long mountain pants. Thermal t-shirt (base layer) Fleece jacket or similar (second layer) Thin rain jacket Sunglasses. First aid kit and essential toiletries Sunscreen and SPF lip balm Camera

Meeting point

Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain

About the guide

Exploring Spain is part of the travel agency Muntania Outdoors S.L., (CICMA 2608) specialised in adventure trips and nature and mountain activities.

Muntania started off in 2011 and since then it has been successful in positioning itself in more than 30 countries around the world as well as getting the support of renowned sponsors. Last year more than 2000 customers chose Muntania for their trips.

Exploring Spain focuses all its activities in Spain, where its main office is located, hence the know-how, the experience and the local knowledge of Muntania´s team, necessary to create an exceptional trip to discover the most special locations. We offer a different way to get to know Spain with a great variety of trips where we combine nature and outdoor activities with the pleasures of savouring the best gastronomy and the cultural richness. We provide a multilingual service and personal attention so our customers leave with the best impressions.

Languages

English

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Spain


What people are saying about Exploring Spain -

Anonymous

5.00

October, 2019

This was a fantastic trip, and it exceeded all of our expectations! Our guide Alberto was amazing, as he was able to exactly pace our group as we needed. His experience and knowledge truly showed on this trip. I would highly recommend your company and Alberto as a guide to anyone wanting to see the Picos de Europa.

Heike Egberts

4.00

June, 2018

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