French Camino Highlights

The complete camino in 10 days

About the Journey

Easy to moderately difficult. Daily walks between 10 to 15 kms a day (6.2 to 9.3 miles)

from 2950€

All Seasons

Self-guided

10 days / 9 nights

Crossing fields of sunflowers, wandering the narrow streets of medieval cities, rambling past rolling vineyards and olive groves: a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago is one of the most unforgettable journeys in the world.

Walking the entire French Way (“El Camino Francés) across the north of Spain route can take a month or so, so we have selected the best of the Camino to create an unforgettable itinerary perfectly suited to the needs of those who don’t have the luxury of a month’s holiday. In addition to enjoying the history and rich legacy of the pilgrim’s route, along the way you’ll have an opportunity to visit the archaeological dig at Atapuerca, the site of the oldest human remains discovered in Europe; enjoy a wine tasting at one of the Rioja region’s many fine wineries; and sample the diversity of the cuisine of northern Spain—excellent seafood; artisanal cheeses; delicious cured serrano hams; and the delights of nouveau Basque cuisine.

And each day you will get to stretch your legs and enjoy the magnificent scenery as you ramble along the Camino through six distinct regions: the Pyrenees Mountains and green hills of the Basque region of Navarre; the abundant vineyards of Spain’s world-famous La Rioja wine-growing region; the immense central plateau of Castile, with its vast fields of wheat; the rugged moors of the province of León; the rugged mountains of the Bierzo region, where the Romans once mined for silver and gold; and the deep, green valleys and mist-covered mountains and of Galicia, part of Spain’s magnificent Celtic region. And at the end of your journey lies the delightful city of Santiago de Compostela, with its magnificent cathedral and tomb of the Apostle St. James, the goal of millions of pilgrims across ten centuries of history.

DAY 1

Origin – Pamplona – Roncesvalles

Meet in Pamplona. Transfer to your hotel in Roncesvalles . Briefing to review your tour. Afternoon free to visit the monastery cloister and museum before attending the evening Pilgrim’s Mass and Pilgrim’s Blessing (optional) in the 13th-century monastery church before dinner.

DAY 2

Roncesvalles – Pamplona

First day of walk: Roncesvalles/Bizcarret ( 12 kms- 7,45 miles).
Evening for a free to stroll the pedestrian-only old city centre, relax in the cafés and bars of the Plaza del Castillo, or sample an endless variety of “pinchos” (freshly-crafted local appetizers) and local wines in the bars along the Estafeta & San Nicolás streets.explore the city of Pamplona.

DAY 3

Pamplona – La Rioja

Second day of walk: Uterga / Puente La Reina (10,5 kms- 6,5 miles)
Evening at your own leisure to explore Laguardia one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in Spain. It is also located right in Rioja wine country and is the perfect base for your wine tour of Spain’s most well-known red wine region.

DAY 4

La Rioja – Burgos

Third day of walk: Montes de Oca / Agés (9.7kms- 6 miles)
Burgos, still preserves important vestiges of its medieval splendour. The city, which was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture: the cathedral of Burgos, declared World Heritage. Aside from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take a quite interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. Great places to approach a delicious, varied cuisine.

DAY 5

Burgos – León

Fourth day of walk: Castrojeríz /Itero (9 kms -5,6 miles) (gain level 147 meters in 1. 7 kms)
Today you cross Tierra de Campos, an extensive agricultural area, renowned as the breadbasket of Spain, which is well served with rivers and canals irrigating its rich soils.
In Leon, you can visit the 13th century Gothic cathedral and the 11th century Romanesque Real Basilica de San Isidoro (whose treasury safeguards a goblet that once belonged to the Princess Urraca; a goblet which some believe to be the Holy Grail) or relax and enjoy a leisurely evening out in the lively tapas bars of the city’s Barrio Húmedo.

DAY 6

León – Astorga

Fifth day of walk: Puente de Orbigo/ San Justo de La Vega (13 kms- 8 miles)
Astorga, an important city founded by the Romans at the crossroads of the Via Trajana and the Via de la Plata, is famous for its chocolate, so if you have got a sweet tooth, you will certainly want to visit the chocolate museum, along with the city’s cathedral and d the bishop’s palace built by Antonio Gaudí

DAY 7

Astorga – Sarria

Sixth day of walk: Puente de Orbigo/ San Justo de la Vega ( 13 kms – 8 miles)
Ponferrada, for a short visit to its impressively well-preserved castle, belonging formerly to the Templar Knights, guardians of the Way to Santiago.
The landscape takes on a more mystical feel as pilgrims , uphill climb to O Cebreiro, a charming mountain top village that retains its historic character, Celtic feel, and provides wonderful open vistas of the green valleys of Galicia.

DAY 8

Sarria – Santiago de Compostela

Seventh day of walk: Sarria / Ferreiros (13,2 kms – 8,2 miles)
Sarria , just a little over the las 100 kilometres to Santiago de Compostela, the minimum distance that must be completed consecutively for pilgrims wishing to earn the “Compostela,” the official certification of completion of the pilgrimage granted by the authorities at the cathedral in Santiago.

DAY 9

Santiago de Compostela – Finisterre – Santiago de Compostela

Take a walk along the stunning Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) on the Atlantic, a full-day’s journey from Santiago de Compostela. This excursion is a combination of breath-taking landscapes, local gastronomy, authentic village life, and historical immersion. Return to Santiago for your last night on the journey.

DAY 10

Santiago de Compostela – Return home

Includes:

  • 9 nights lodging with breakfast included (Paradores in León & Santiago de Compostela)>(4 nights lodging with breakfast and dinner included + 5 nights lodging with breakfast included)Tasting dinner (parador)
  • Luggage transfer for all stages of your journey
  • Information packet with route descriptions, daily itinerary and travel insurance
  • Full support and telephone assistance from our office for the duration of your journey
  • Queimada experience in Galicia
  • Wine tasting in the Rioja region
  • 7 packed lunches for the walking stages
  • Private vehicle and driver for the transport of your group to and from your hotel to the trails’ head and end
  • A mobile phone for use on your journey, so you can contact your driver or our office in case of need

Not included:

  • Airfare and transport to and from the starting and ending points of your journey
  • Entrances for museum and local monument visits
  • Laundry services
  • Any extras not specifically mentioned in your itinerary or information packet

Includes:

  • 9 nights lodging with breakfast included (Paradores in León & Santiago de Compostela)>(4 nights lodging with breakfast and dinner included + 5 nights lodging with breakfast included)Tasting dinner (parador)
  • Luggage transfer for all stages of your journey
  • Information packet with route descriptions, daily itinerary and travel insurance
  • Full support and telephone assistance from our office for the duration of your journey
  • Queimada experience in Galicia
  • Wine tasting in the Rioja region
  • 7 packed lunches for the walking stages
  • Private vehicle and driver for the transport of your group to and from your hotel to the trails’ head and end
  • A mobile phone for use on your journey, so you can contact your driver or our office in case of need

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!

Do you have any questions? Contact us!

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About the Journey

Easy to moderately difficult. Daily walks between 10 to 15 kms a day (6.2 to 9.3 miles)

from 2950€

All Seasons

Self-guided

10 days / 9 nights

Crossing fields of sunflowers, wandering the narrow streets of medieval cities, rambling past rolling vineyards and olive groves: a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago is one of the most unforgettable journeys in the world.

Walking the entire French Way (“El Camino Francés) across the north of Spain route can take a month or so, so we have selected the best of the Camino to create an unforgettable itinerary perfectly suited to the needs of those who don’t have the luxury of a month’s holiday. In addition to enjoying the history and rich legacy of the pilgrim’s route, along the way you’ll have an opportunity to visit the archaeological dig at Atapuerca, the site of the oldest human remains discovered in Europe; enjoy a wine tasting at one of the Rioja region’s many fine wineries; and sample the diversity of the cuisine of northern Spain—excellent seafood; artisanal cheeses; delicious cured serrano hams; and the delights of nouveau Basque cuisine.

And each day you will get to stretch your legs and enjoy the magnificent scenery as you ramble along the Camino through six distinct regions: the Pyrenees Mountains and green hills of the Basque region of Navarre; the abundant vineyards of Spain’s world-famous La Rioja wine-growing region; the immense central plateau of Castile, with its vast fields of wheat; the rugged moors of the province of León; the rugged mountains of the Bierzo region, where the Romans once mined for silver and gold; and the deep, green valleys and mist-covered mountains and of Galicia, part of Spain’s magnificent Celtic region. And at the end of your journey lies the delightful city of Santiago de Compostela, with its magnificent cathedral and tomb of the Apostle St. James, the goal of millions of pilgrims across ten centuries of history.

+ Program

DAY 1

Origin – Pamplona – Roncesvalles

Meet in Pamplona. Transfer to your hotel in Roncesvalles . Briefing to review your tour. Afternoon free to visit the monastery cloister and museum before attending the evening Pilgrim’s Mass and Pilgrim’s Blessing (optional) in the 13th-century monastery church before dinner.

DAY 2

Roncesvalles – Pamplona

First day of walk: Roncesvalles/Bizcarret ( 12 kms- 7,45 miles).
Evening for a free to stroll the pedestrian-only old city centre, relax in the cafés and bars of the Plaza del Castillo, or sample an endless variety of “pinchos” (freshly-crafted local appetizers) and local wines in the bars along the Estafeta & San Nicolás streets.explore the city of Pamplona.

DAY 3

Pamplona – La Rioja

Second day of walk: Uterga / Puente La Reina (10,5 kms- 6,5 miles)
Evening at your own leisure to explore Laguardia one of the most perfectly preserved medieval villages in Spain. It is also located right in Rioja wine country and is the perfect base for your wine tour of Spain’s most well-known red wine region.

DAY 4

La Rioja – Burgos

Third day of walk: Montes de Oca / Agés (9.7kms- 6 miles)
Burgos, still preserves important vestiges of its medieval splendour. The city, which was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture: the cathedral of Burgos, declared World Heritage. Aside from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take a quite interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. Great places to approach a delicious, varied cuisine.

DAY 5

Burgos – León

Fourth day of walk: Castrojeríz /Itero (9 kms -5,6 miles) (gain level 147 meters in 1. 7 kms)
Today you cross Tierra de Campos, an extensive agricultural area, renowned as the breadbasket of Spain, which is well served with rivers and canals irrigating its rich soils.
In Leon, you can visit the 13th century Gothic cathedral and the 11th century Romanesque Real Basilica de San Isidoro (whose treasury safeguards a goblet that once belonged to the Princess Urraca; a goblet which some believe to be the Holy Grail) or relax and enjoy a leisurely evening out in the lively tapas bars of the city’s Barrio Húmedo.

DAY 6

León – Astorga

Fifth day of walk: Puente de Orbigo/ San Justo de La Vega (13 kms- 8 miles)
Astorga, an important city founded by the Romans at the crossroads of the Via Trajana and the Via de la Plata, is famous for its chocolate, so if you have got a sweet tooth, you will certainly want to visit the chocolate museum, along with the city’s cathedral and d the bishop’s palace built by Antonio Gaudí

DAY 7

Astorga – Sarria

Sixth day of walk: Puente de Orbigo/ San Justo de la Vega ( 13 kms – 8 miles)
Ponferrada, for a short visit to its impressively well-preserved castle, belonging formerly to the Templar Knights, guardians of the Way to Santiago.
The landscape takes on a more mystical feel as pilgrims , uphill climb to O Cebreiro, a charming mountain top village that retains its historic character, Celtic feel, and provides wonderful open vistas of the green valleys of Galicia.

DAY 8

Sarria – Santiago de Compostela

Seventh day of walk: Sarria / Ferreiros (13,2 kms – 8,2 miles)
Sarria , just a little over the las 100 kilometres to Santiago de Compostela, the minimum distance that must be completed consecutively for pilgrims wishing to earn the “Compostela,” the official certification of completion of the pilgrimage granted by the authorities at the cathedral in Santiago.

DAY 9

Santiago de Compostela – Finisterre – Santiago de Compostela

Take a walk along the stunning Costa da Morte (Coast of Death) on the Atlantic, a full-day’s journey from Santiago de Compostela. This excursion is a combination of breath-taking landscapes, local gastronomy, authentic village life, and historical immersion. Return to Santiago for your last night on the journey.

DAY 10

Santiago de Compostela – Return home
+ Includes

Includes:

  • 9 nights lodging with breakfast included (Paradores in León & Santiago de Compostela)>(4 nights lodging with breakfast and dinner included + 5 nights lodging with breakfast included)Tasting dinner (parador)
  • Luggage transfer for all stages of your journey
  • Information packet with route descriptions, daily itinerary and travel insurance
  • Full support and telephone assistance from our office for the duration of your journey
  • Queimada experience in Galicia
  • Wine tasting in the Rioja region
  • 7 packed lunches for the walking stages
  • Private vehicle and driver for the transport of your group to and from your hotel to the trails’ head and end
  • A mobile phone for use on your journey, so you can contact your driver or our office in case of need

Not included:

  • Airfare and transport to and from the starting and ending points of your journey
  • Entrances for museum and local monument visits
  • Laundry services
  • Any extras not specifically mentioned in your itinerary or information packet
+ Notes

Includes:

  • 9 nights lodging with breakfast included (Paradores in León & Santiago de Compostela)>(4 nights lodging with breakfast and dinner included + 5 nights lodging with breakfast included)Tasting dinner (parador)
  • Luggage transfer for all stages of your journey
  • Information packet with route descriptions, daily itinerary and travel insurance
  • Full support and telephone assistance from our office for the duration of your journey
  • Queimada experience in Galicia
  • Wine tasting in the Rioja region
  • 7 packed lunches for the walking stages
  • Private vehicle and driver for the transport of your group to and from your hotel to the trails’ head and end
  • A mobile phone for use on your journey, so you can contact your driver or our office in case of need
+ Questions

BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!

Do you have any questions? Contact us!

Click here to consult our F.A.Q , terms and conditions, and general information

Plaza Higa de Monreal 3, 3º A 31191 Beriain (Navarra)

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