French Way – Section 8: This is the most popular walking tour of the Camino de Santiago. Perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino: a nice walk, good food and wine, discovering local customs, meeting fellow pilgrims and enjoying the unique atmosphere of it all. You won’t forget a single minute of it! This section of the Camino de Santiago starts in Sarria and covers the last 100km of the Camino Francés, the minimum required to apply for your Compostela certificate. The Camino will take you across woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets, following tracks and paths lined by granite stone walls. The green rolling landscape of Galicia is part of each day’s walk, until you approach your final destination: the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela. Get your ‘Compostela’ certificate and explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
VIEW OUR TOUR OPTIONS
- 7 days/ 6 Nights. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.
- Split – 8 days/ 7 Nights. This tour includes an extra walking day to split the long 28km on day 4, in 2 days of 14km.
- Easy Walking
- Last 100km – 11 days/ 10 Nights. Same itinerary but with 12km walking per day in average.
- Last 70km – 8 days/ 7 Nights. Starts in Palas de Rei with 12km walking per day in average
- Last 35km Short Break – 4 days/ 3 nights. Starts in Arzúa.
- Superior Collection: Best accommodation available including the Parador.
- Country Cottage: Boutique properties in rural settings. Pick up included.
- Guided tours
- Standard: 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes split day 4 all dinners, English speaking guide and airport transfers. Departure every Saturday from Mar to Nov.
- Support bus: 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes split day 4 all dinners and airport transfers. Bus with you. Departure Sep 5th 2015.
Meet fellow pilgrims in Sarria
Savour Galicia's most famous dish: octopus
Explore the hidden gems of Santiago's Old Town
Gain your 'Compostela' certificate
Hotels & country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food, and friendliness of the staff. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard of comfort & price. Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability.
Flying IN and OUT
Best Option: Santiago de Compostela airport (100km)
Aer Lingus serves flights from/ to Dublin; Ryanair from/ to London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo) and Frankfurt (Hahn), Vueling from/ to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Munich, Dusseldorf, Rome and Zurich; Easyjet from Geneva, London (Gatwick), Rome and Basel; Swiss to Zurich; Turkish Airlines to Istambul. Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport also has many flights to Spanish cities; with many daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other Options: A Coruña airport (120km)
Direct flights from London, Madrid, Barcelona. See: www.skyscanner.com. – Vigo Airport (120km) from Madrid, Barcelona. See: www.skyscanner.com. TO and FROM the Airports
TO and FROM the Airports
From Santiago Airport to Sarria:
Fastest is to take a combination of 2 buses: First, from Santiago airport to Lugo bus station (1h50, everyday at 7:10, 11:10, 16:10, 18:40 + 20:10 except on Saturday). See: www.empresafreire.com. Then, take a local bus from Lugo bus station to Sarria bus station (30min). Total cost for journey roughly €10pp. – Alternatively, a taxi from Santiago Airp. to Sarria cost approx €120. Or a taxi from Lugo to Sarria cost approx €20 – Other alternative is a direct bus between Santiago de Compostela bus station and Sarria depart once a day (except on Sunday), approx. 2h30 travel time. See www.monbus.es.
From A Coruna Airport to Sarria:
There is a direct train connection between Sarria and A Coruña (4 times/ day, 2h-2h30). See www.renfe.com. In A Coruña, there is a bus connection between the train station (Line 443 stop: Avenida A. Molina) and the airport (departing every 30 min), see www.autoscalpita.es.
From Vigo Airport to Sarria:
You will have to commute through Santiago de compostela by bus (1h) www.movilia.es or train www.renfe.es.
From Madrid by train or bus:
There is a night train from/to Madrid Chamartin available (once a day/ 8h30), see: www.renfe.com. In Madrid, you have is a train that links the train station (Chamartin) and the airport (Terminal 4). See www.renfe.com. – It is also possible to take a bus to the airport in Madrid via Lugo. A train line between Lugo and Sarria is served 4 times/ day and takes ca. 30min. The bus route is served 3 times a day, taking 6h30-7h30. The distance between the bus and train station is approximately a 1km walk (Taxis are also available at the stations).
Santiago de Compostela to/from Santiago airport:
There is shuttle bus from/to Santiago city centre from/to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: bus station (Estación de Autobuses), train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) or city centre (Plaza de Galicia). See: www.empresafreire.com. We can also arrange a taxi transfer, if you prefer.
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*Prices quoted below are based on low season - please use the get quote form for a more accurate price if you are unsure. (A single traveller supplement also applies)
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