This 8-day Camino trip from Sarria will take you through fairytale-like forests, quaint Galician hamlets, open countryside, and historical towns to end at Plaza Obradorio in front of the spectacular Cathedral of Santiago in the medieval city of Santiago de Compostela.
The French Way is the perfect trip for novice Camino walkers as it is the most popular and best-signposted route and has a great range of services (cafes, restaurants, etc.) along the trail. It is also recommended for those looking to meet other pilgrims and enjoy the social aspect of the Camino. This trip is also great for traveling post-Covid, since it’s self-guided and out in the open air. Please note that the route is called the French Way because it was primarily used by French pilgrims in the middle ages to walk to Santiago; this specific part of the trail resides only in Spain.
As part of this trip, you’ll find featured 7 nights in comfortable locally-owned 2-3 star hotels or rural guesthouses with breakfast and luggage transport between accommodation. Around-the-clock emergency assistance is also included which adds confidence to the detailed walking notes that cover landmarks, distances, and things to see over the course of your walk.
Alongside the sense of achievement and numerous chances to taste the local Galician food, this walking trip entitles you to receive the pilgrim’s certificate of completion or ‘Compostela’.
- Quaint hamlets and villages, as well as fairytale-like forests
- San Xoán Church, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
- Pass through the village of Portomarin
- Eat regional delicacies like the Melide octopus and Arzua cheese
- Monte do Gozo viewpoint
- Visit the Medieval Quarter of Santiago Compostela
- Collecting stamps along the way in the pilgrim passport provided
- Collecting the Compostela (the certificate of completion that certifies you finished the Camino de Santiago walk with a minimum of 100kms on foot or 200kms on a bicycle)
Seasonal Notes: You can walk the Camino from April to mid-October. The best months are during the Mid-Season in April, May, June, and September as the weather is mild, ideal for walking and it is less busy than the High Season summer months of July and August. For details about weather including average temperatures, rainfall, sunshine hours, etc. please click on this link: Weather – Galicia region.