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Arles Way: the Sunny Camino to Santiago

Press Release: 17th June 2013

Saint-Guilhem-caminoways-arles-wayDiscover the Arles Way route of the Camino de Santiago which takes pilgrims from sunny Languedoc in France into Spain across the breath taking landscapes of the Pyrenees.

The Arles Way was the Camino route preferred traditionally by pilgrims from the South of France and Italy on their way to Santiago. Starting in the trendy city of Montpellier, the Arles Way is divided in five stages.

Walk a section at the time, enjoying the amazing landscapes of Southern France or embark on a great outdoor adventure, from the Med to the mighty Pyrenees or even all the way to the Atlantic and Santiago de Compostela!

Montpellier to Castres (12 day holiday)

The first section of our Arles Way departs from the city of Montpellier on the Mediterranean. Over 12 days, the Arles Way heads up to the rugged heights of the rocky Larzac plateau, passing the impressive monastery village of St Guilhem le Desert (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and finishing in the pretty town of Castres.

Castres to Toulouse (8 day holiday)

On the way from Castres to Toulouse, following the second section of the Arles Way, the Camino de Santiago crosses the vineyards of Languedoc-Rousillon and follows the Canal du Midi for three walking days, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural importance.

Toulouse to Oloron Sainte Marie (11 day holiday)

Section 3 of the Arles Way starts in vibrant and arty Toulouse, called the ‘Pink City’ for its brickwork, and takes pilgrims to Oloron Sainte Marie, across the lands of the Cathars with its castles dotting the landscape.

Oloron Sainte Marie to Jaca (6 day holiday)

From Oloron Sainte Marie, the Arles Way heads up towards the Pyrenees, enjoying magnificent mountain views as the trail reaches the town of Jaca, across the Somport pass. The Somport pass was the most popular route among pilgrims heading to Santiago until the 12th century.

Jaca to Puente de la Reina (7 day holiday)

From Jaca, the old capital of the Kingdom of Aragón, the Arles Way reaches its final point at Puente de la Reina, joining the French Way, from here it is only 800km to Santiago de Compostela.

These walking packages are available all year round from (the best time to travel for mountain sections is Spring to Autumn) from just €539pp (price based on section 4 in July, August or October). Discounts available when you book more than one section.

Price includes: Accommodation on a half-board basis and luggage transfer.

Price does not include: Flights or insurance, dinner on first or last night.
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