10 Day itinerary in Spain, Europe

Camino de Santiago: The French Way

Camino de Santiago or Camino Francés (The French Way) is, without doubt, one of the most famous long-distance walks in the world. Every year, pilgrims from all over the world will follow in the footsteps of St James and walk all or part of the way from the French border to Santiago de Compostela Cat... Read More

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English, Spanish


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Castile and León

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Outdoors & Nature







Walk among vinyards and enjoy a beautiful lanscape


Take in the Romanesque villages throughout the walk


Enjoy the amazing local gastronomy of this region


In Santiago de Compostela visit its Baroque Cathedral and the Obradoiro


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Day 1

place Arrival and Brief

Transfer to the starting point of the tour. Briefing of the trip.

Day 2

place Villafranca del Bierzo-O Cebreiro (Distance 28 km)

This might be one of the best-known stages in the whole pilgrimage. We start among vineyards to leave Castillay Leon and enter Galicia through the region of Os Ancares with beautiful landscapes. For that, we will ascend Cebreiro, the pass that divides both regions. It is an attractive stage, where we will discover magical villageslike Pereje, Trabadelo, the Church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen and the Serracín Castle (S.XV Y XVI) located on a hill.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

place O Cebreiro -Triacastela (Distance 25 km)

The day before we finished with an ascent, so in this stage, apart from a winding section, most of the way we will descend crossing a landscape with more vegetation than the ones in Castilla. Stands out the Church of San Esteban, the Church of San Xoán, and the Chapel of San Pedro in the village of Biduedo.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4

place Triacastela-Sarria (Distance 18 km)

From Triacastela we could choose between two fascinating itineraries. The most southerly one includes the visit to the Samos Benedictine Monastery and a leafy environment. The northern one goes across the beautiful deciduous forest. Sarria is a good place to finish the journey, with a nice pilgrim atmosphere and a nice place for a relaxing time and meditation, but also to share experiences with other people.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

place Sarria-Portomarín (Distance 23 km)

We will notice a larger concentration of pilgrims as we are only 100 km from Santiago, the minimum walking distance required to get the Compostela (Pilgrims’ credential). It is a varied stage with many interesting stops to take a break 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 with a lot of interesting places to spend the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6

place Portomarín - Palas de Rei (Distance 24 km)

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

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7

place Palas de Rei - Ribadiso de Baixo (Distance 24 km)

From Palas de Rei the road will become more winding. We will not forget that we did not just come to walk and observe, but to enjoy the amazing local gastronomy of this region. Visits to Romanesque churches like Santa María, the Nurses House, the Chapel of San Roque...

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

place Ribadiso de Baixo - O ́Pedrouzo (Distance 22 km)

This stage is less demanding than the previous one and it will end at the doors of Santiago de Compostela. We will pass small villages and we will visit the Chapel of Santa Irene that is not to be missed.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

place O ́Pedrouzo - Santiago de Compostela (Distance 19 km)

We will end our adventure and we will do it in a successful way, reaching the beautiful town of Santiago de Compostela. We will first enjoy its views from the watchtower on the Gozo Mount. We will go to the heart of the city to visit its Baroque Cathedral and the Obradoiro.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

place End

End of the trip, you can choose to stay longer.

Meals: Breakfast

What’s Included

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  • Breakfast (9)
  • Dinner (7)

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  • Transfer from Castilla y Leon to Meeting point

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  • Walk throughout the entire route

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  • International Flights
  • Meals not specified as included
  • Optional Activities
  • Tips for Guides
  • Travel Insurance

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