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Last 100 km French Way

Pilgrim - 7 days

  • Last 100 km French Way
  • 7 days / 6 nights
  • Max. group: 0 Persons
  • Difficulty: Easy
Overview
Route
Included
Accommodation
Safety
Packing List
Pilgrim Travel
FAQ
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Overview

> Visit Pambre Castle
> Enjoy Melide's Cuisine
> Walk this legendary trek to Santiago de Compostela

Travel the last 100 km of the Camino Frances and stay in the best guesthouses, in double or single rooms with private bathroom. This a unique experience, full of the history, art and culture born in this magnificent and legendary route.

Route

What's the plan?

Day 1: Arrival in Sarria

You will arrive at Sarria on your own or through the means we have managed to make your transfer to the beginning of the Camino to start walking. From here and depending on the time of arrival, you can visit various points of interest, such as the Monastery of Magdalena, the Tower of the Fortress or the Chapel of St. Lazarus. We start walking to Sarria and depending on the arrival time, you can visit many interesting things such as the Escalinata da Fonte staircase that is used by pilgrims to go to the center of the village and also visit the Monasterio de la Magdalena monastery.

Day 2: Sarria – Portomarín (22,75km/14 miles)

After breakfast at Sarria’s accommodation, you will start the first stage of the route that will take you to Portomarín. Stage with a duration of 22 km and a low difficulty.

After crossing beautiful landscapes and villages such as Ferreiros, you will arrive at Portomarín, where you will be able to visit different points of interest such as the Escalinata or the Capilla das Neves that will welcome you as soon as you enter the village or the Church of San Nicolás (or also known as the Church of San Juan).

Day 3: Portomarín – Palas de Rei (25 km/ 15miles)

After breakfast at Portomarín’s accommodation, you will begin the second stage of your Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago in the direction of the town of Palas de Rei. The stage has a duration of 25 km and an average difficulty.

After arriving at Palas de Rei, you will be able to visit different points of interest in the area and enjoy emblematic places such as the imposing Pambre Castle, just a few minutes from the Way.

Day 4: Palas de Rei – Arzúa (29 km/18 miles)

The stage that will lead you to Arzúa is the longest of this experience, as it consists of 29 km long and medium difficulty. You will cross the town of Melide, famous for its octopus, an ideal spot to stop for a long walk. After walking through emblematic places such as the village of Boente or the Bridge of Ribadiso you will finally reach the village of Arzúa.

Day 5: Arzúa – O Pedrouzo (19,1 km/12 miles)

The stage between Arzúa and O Pedrouzo is the penultimate stage before the arrival in Compostela, it is a simple stage with a duration of fewer than 20 km.

When you arrive in O Pedrouzo, you can visit different points of interest such as the parish church of Santa Eulalia de Arca or even approach the beautiful scenery of the Fervenza del Río Noa.

Day 6: O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela (22,75km/14 miles)

After having breakfast in the lodging of O Pedrouzo you will face the last km that separate you from the Plaza de Obradoiro and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Strolling through the monumental area you will advance with the nervousness of reaching the Plaza del Obradoiro and feel the satisfaction of having fulfilled the objective.

Day 7: Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast in the lodging. Free day to visit all those monuments that, besides the Cathedral, make up the great capital of Galicia.

After breakfast our services will end.

Included

Included:

√ Accommodation
6 nights accommodation in private hostels/hotels/guesthouses are included in the price. The accommodation is in double rooms. If you want a single room, we can arrange that for you for an extra EUR 90,- / USD102,-

√Luggage transfer
We will carry your backpack during the day so that you only have to worry about your day-bag. The maximum is 20kg per person.

√ Breakfast
Breakfast is included during the trek. The rest of the meals are not included.

√ 24 hour help line
You will have access to a 24 hour help line. In case of any emergencies we will be ready to help you and assist you where needed.

√ Documentation
We will provide you with maps and useful information to guide you through every step of the way. We will make sure you don't miss any of the highlights of the Camino.

√ Pilgrim Passport
Your pilgrim’s passport is a document that identifies you as a pilgrim, and provides proof that you have walked at least the last 100kms into Santiago necessary to obtain your Compostela certificate, the official testament to your journey. It also provides a wonderful record of the places that you stayed, and makes for a beautiful, soulful reminder of this special journey.

Excluded:

× Airfare
The plane tickets are not included.

× Guide
This trek excludes a guide, but our maps will definitely help you through.

× Travel Insurance
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel.

×Meals
On the Camino the Santiago you will find plenty of little bistro’s and cosy restaurants on your way where you will meet a lot of other pelgrims as well. Breakfast will be included.

×Personal Expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

×Entrance fees
Museum entrances & other paid visits are not included.

Optional Services

Supplement half board: EUR 120 / USD 136

Private transfer Santiago - Sarria: EUR 25 / USD 29

Accommodation

Accomodation

During your trek to Santiago de Compostela you will spend 6 nights at hostels/hotels/guesthouses on the way. We will book the best accommodation possible depending on your dates and availablility.

The accommodation is in double rooms. If you want a single room, we can arrange that for you for an extra EUR 90,- / USD102,-

Safety

Safety

The Camino de Santiago is completely safe, especially the French Way. It is well signposted, with yellow arrows and shell symbols to guide the pilgrims during their stages. Bear in mind that many people travel on the Camino, so it is necessary to be aware of your belongings.

With Pilgrim, you will have access to a 24 hour help line. In case of any emergencies we will be ready to help you and assist you where needed.

 

Packing List

Packing List

Do you know what things to pack for the Camino de Santiago? Here is our Camino de Santiago packing list. Want a complete detailed list? Then you should definitely have a look at our blog post with all the details.

Essentials:

– Backpack
– Shoes
– Flip flops
– 2x Socks
– 2x Clothing
– Reusable water bottle
– First aid kit
– Toiletries
– Travel towel
– Paper tissues
– Utility knife
– Plug adapter
– Lightweight sleeping bag
– Cash
– Sewing kit

Extra’s:

– Camera
– Guidebooks and maps
– Gaiters
– Hiking poles
– Ear plugs and eye mask
– Flashlight/headlamp
– Power bank
– Plastic ziplock bags
– A spork
– Snacks
– Expandable tote bag
– Novel
– Journal

Pilgrim Travel

Pilgrim Travel

Pilgrim is the largest company specializing in the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago. We have the largest selection of our own and collaborative services designed especially for you, the best experience packages programmed for you to enjoy this adventure to the fullest, and the best possible attention from our specialized team. We have walked every corner of the Camino and organized everything so that you only have to worry about enjoying the magic that hides in each step. Trust Pilgrim, we walk with you.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Best season
The best seasoan to do the trek to Santiago de Compostela is in Spring, form May to June. During these months the weather starts to get better and there are not that many trekkers in the hotels along the way. September is also a good month to do it, but the weather can be quite unpredictable, unlike during Summer. Only 4% of the trekkers choose to do the trail in winter (October to April) because of the cold, rain, and even snow.

Training
This trek is an easy one, children and old people complete the trail, and you probably won’t have problems. However, you will be trekking many days, so it is better if you get ready for it. Try walking a few hours a day the weeks before your trekking and try wearing the same shoes you will be wearing during the trek, that way you prevent getting blisters or hurting your feet. Another good idea is to walk with a backpack on your shoulders so that your back gets used to the weight.

Where does the Camino begin and end?
All trails lead to the same destination: Santiago de Compostela. Where they begin? Well, that is a harder question. When the remains of Santiago the apostle were found, people from all over the continent travelled to see them. Truth be told, there were many trails that the people at that time used, based on where they came from. So the answer to where the trail begins has no single answer. The most common one and world famous, is the one coming from France, but there are some also from Portugal and Spain itself. Which one to choose? Well, that is up to you.

How to Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company. Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking. After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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