Breaks in the Country

Press release date: 22nd May 2012

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Take a break away from the usual sun, sea and sand and venture into the French countryside with a walking holiday from Camino Ways.

Country Cottage Tours with Camino Ways allow travellers to experience nature and local culture, as well as authentic accommodation choices.

With this tour, travellers will walk the last section of the French Way, the most popular pilgrimage route between Sarria and Santiago de Compostela. Split into 5 walking days and 6 nights, the walk is roughly 100km and along the way has sights such as the unique church of Melide, the Pope’s monument in Monte do Gozo and the holy city of Santiago de Compostela.

During the trip, travellers will stay in beautiful country lodges, as opposed to classic hotels. The stand out points of these accommodation choices lie in their character, authenticity, space, gardens, personal touches and use of authentic local produce.

Casa Brandariz is one such property. This 16th Century lord-house and farm consists of typical Galician-style buildings, including stables and their own chapel attached. Set within rolling hills, it is full of charm.

O’Muino di Pena, a water mill with a bourgeois house attached to it, is another accommodation choice along the route which travellers will stay in. Large rooms overlooking the mill and the river banks give a romantic feel to this property.

Walkers will also be treated to a night in Casa de Acivro, a small 18th century farm surrounded by authentic stone walls and an orchard. The property also boasts a swimming pool and is home to one of the best chefs in Galicia.

Finally, guests will arrive in Santiago de Compostela where they will stay in the Pombal Hotel. This accommodation offers travellers comfortable lodgings in peaceful surroundings. Located beside the botanical garden of the Paseo Da Ferradura, the hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the monumental and spiritual heart of Santiago de Compostela.

Camino Ways, the walking and cycling holiday specialists, are now offering this Country Cottages tour from just €530pp.

Price includes:Luggage transfers, en-suite rooms in selected hotels on a half-board basis, luggage transfers from hotel to hotel and a holiday pack.

More info: caminoways.com, country cottages tour

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