Complete French Camino

780 Kilometers (35 days- 34 nights)

About the Journey

Easy to difficult. Daily walks between 10 to 33 kilometres a day (6.2 to 20.5 miles)

35 days from 2.583€ in double room

From March to November

Self-guided

35 days / 34 nights

The French Way to Santiago, el Camino de Santiago Francés, has been the most travelled of all the pilgrim’s routes to Santiago since medieval times. Three of the main Jacobean routes in France converge on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains in the village of St. Jean Pied-de-Port, before crossing into Spain at the Roncesvalles Pass in Navarra. Once in Spanish territory, the pilgrim’s road crosses the north of the Iberian Peninsula to Galicia, in Spain’s mountainous and misty northwest. Along the way, it connects with numerous other Jacobean routes, picking up pilgrims making their way to Santiago de Compostela from all over Spain.

For most people, walking the 780 kilometer route requires between 30 to33 days, comprising an average daily walking distance of between 22 to 28 kms per day. Here we present a standard itinerary; the distances and ends of each day’s stages being defined mainly by the availability of services in the different locales and provinces along the way, and the geography of the terrain.

This itinerary can be adapted to your particular needs. Depending upon the time you have available and your level of physical preparation, the distances covered each day can be shortened or lengthened as desired. Add extra nights for rest, skip some sections with point-to-point transfers, or begin your journey at any point along the way. Whatever your particular needs, we can help you plan your journey accordingly, so that you are free to start on the date you want and walk at your own pace, while we monitor your progress and ensure the availability of the services and support you require.

DAY 1

Origin – Pamplona – Roncesvalles

DAY 2

Roncesvalles – Zubiri (22 kms / 13,6 miles)

DAY 3

Zubiri / Pamplona (20,4 kms / 12,6 miles)

DAY 4

Pamplona – Puente la Reina (23.5 kms / 14.6 miles )

DAY 5

Puente la Reina – Estella (22 kms / 14 miles)

DAY 6

Estella – Los Arcos (21 kms / 13 miles)

DAY 7

Los Arcos – Logroño (28 kms / 17.4 miles)

DAY 8

Logroño – Nájera (29 kms / 18 miles)

DAY 9

Nájera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada ( 21 kms / 13 miles)

DAY 10

Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado (22 kms / 14 miles)

DAY 11

Belorado – San Juan de Ortega (24 kms / 15 miles)

DAY 12

San Juan de Ortega – Burgos ( 29.3 kms / 18.2 miles)

** As the entrance to Burgos involves crossing ring roads and a long walk along sidewalks traversing industrial parks and city streets, an optional transfer by taxi from the village of Castañares to your hotel in Burgos is available upon request.

DAY 13

Burgos – Hontanas (29.5 kms / 18.3 miles)

DAY 14

Hontanas – Boadilla del Camino (28.6 kms / 17.8 miles)

DAY 15

Boadilla del Camino – Carrión de los Condes (25.2 kms / 15.7 miles)

DAY 16

Carrión de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza (17,5 kms / 10,8 miles)

DAY 17

Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagun (22.3 kms / 13,7 miles)

DAY 18

Sahagun – Burgo Ranero (18 kms / 11,1 miles)

DAY 19

Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas ( 19 kms / 11,8 miles)

DAY 20

Mansilla de Las Mulas – León ( 20 kms /12, 4 miles )

**As with the entrance to Burgos, the entrance to León involves a long stretch along the N-601 highway through industrial parks, as well as a dangerous crossing before entering the city. Thus, an optional transfer by taxi from the Alto de Portillo to your hotel in the city will be available upon request.

DAY 21

León – Villadangos del Páramo ( 21,8 kms / 13, 5miles )

DAY 22

Villadangos del Páramo – Astorga – (27,1 kms /16,8 miles)

DAY 23

Astorga – Rabanal del Camino ( 20.7 kms / 12.8 miles)

DAY 24

Rabanal del Camino – Molinaseca (25 kms / 15,5 miles)

DAY 25

Molinaseca – Villafranca del Bierzo – (31,8 kms / 19,7 miles)

DAY 26

Villfranca del Bierzo – O Cebreiro (27,9 kms / 17,3 miles)

DAY 27

O Cebreiro – Triacastela – (20.4 kms / 12,67 miles)

DAY 28

Triacastela – Sarria – (21,5 kms / 13.3 miles)

DAY 29

Sarria – Portomarín (21,6 kms / 13,4 miles)

DAY 30

Portomarin – Palas de Rei (24,5 kms / 15,2 miles)

DAY 31

Palas de Rei – Arzúa – (28,7 kms / 17,8 miles)

DAY 32

Arzúa – Pedrouzo (A Rúa) (19.2 kms / 11,9.3 miles)

DAY 33

Pedrouzo – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (20.2 kms / 12,5 miles)

DAY 34

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

(Free day to explore the city or optional day trip to Finisterre)

DAY 35

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – return home.

Includes:

  • 34 nights accommodation breakfast included
  • Travel insurance
  • Trip dossier
  • Continuous assistance from our office
  • Daily Luggage transfer.
  • 1 cellphone ( basic range) for local calls

Not included:

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the stages contracted.
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments visited.
  • Laundry
  • Any extras not otherwise indicated

Optional:

  • Transfer from Pamplona to Roncesvalles
  • Transfer in/out
  • Full Day Finisterre.
  • Available accommodation along the Camino varies from village to village. Your accommodation may be in one (*) or two (**) star hotels, bed and breakfast style accommodation or similar, monastic guest houses etc (previously selected and approved by clients). All rooms contracted have private bathrooms.

  • The breakfasts included in the price of accommodation are generally simple breakfasts of coffee, tea or hot chocolate; pastries, toast, marmalade, juice, etc.

  • Where contracted, dinners are set-price menus that include an appetizer, a meat or fish entreé, dessert, bread, water or wine. After dinner coffee and drinks are not included. Dinners are reserved and served in the restaurants of the contracted hotels wherever possible. In some cases it may be necessary to reserve dinner in nearby restaurants.

  • Where contracted, the luggage transport service gives each individual traveler the right to the transport of one (1) piece of luggage or no more that 15 kilos (33 lbs).

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About the Journey

Easy to difficult. Daily walks between 10 to 33 kilometres a day (6.2 to 20.5 miles)

35 days from 2.583€ in double room

From March to November

Self-guided

35 days / 34 nights

The French Way to Santiago, el Camino de Santiago Francés, has been the most travelled of all the pilgrim’s routes to Santiago since medieval times. Three of the main Jacobean routes in France converge on the French side of the Pyrenees Mountains in the village of St. Jean Pied-de-Port, before crossing into Spain at the Roncesvalles Pass in Navarra. Once in Spanish territory, the pilgrim’s road crosses the north of the Iberian Peninsula to Galicia, in Spain’s mountainous and misty northwest. Along the way, it connects with numerous other Jacobean routes, picking up pilgrims making their way to Santiago de Compostela from all over Spain.

For most people, walking the 780 kilometer route requires between 30 to33 days, comprising an average daily walking distance of between 22 to 28 kms per day. Here we present a standard itinerary; the distances and ends of each day’s stages being defined mainly by the availability of services in the different locales and provinces along the way, and the geography of the terrain.

This itinerary can be adapted to your particular needs. Depending upon the time you have available and your level of physical preparation, the distances covered each day can be shortened or lengthened as desired. Add extra nights for rest, skip some sections with point-to-point transfers, or begin your journey at any point along the way. Whatever your particular needs, we can help you plan your journey accordingly, so that you are free to start on the date you want and walk at your own pace, while we monitor your progress and ensure the availability of the services and support you require.

+ Program

DAY 1

Origin – Pamplona – Roncesvalles

DAY 2

Roncesvalles – Zubiri (22 kms / 13,6 miles)

DAY 3

Zubiri / Pamplona (20,4 kms / 12,6 miles)

DAY 4

Pamplona – Puente la Reina (23.5 kms / 14.6 miles )

DAY 5

Puente la Reina – Estella (22 kms / 14 miles)

DAY 6

Estella – Los Arcos (21 kms / 13 miles)

DAY 7

Los Arcos – Logroño (28 kms / 17.4 miles)

DAY 8

Logroño – Nájera (29 kms / 18 miles)

DAY 9

Nájera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada ( 21 kms / 13 miles)

DAY 10

Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado (22 kms / 14 miles)

DAY 11

Belorado – San Juan de Ortega (24 kms / 15 miles)

DAY 12

San Juan de Ortega – Burgos ( 29.3 kms / 18.2 miles)

** As the entrance to Burgos involves crossing ring roads and a long walk along sidewalks traversing industrial parks and city streets, an optional transfer by taxi from the village of Castañares to your hotel in Burgos is available upon request.

DAY 13

Burgos – Hontanas (29.5 kms / 18.3 miles)

DAY 14

Hontanas – Boadilla del Camino (28.6 kms / 17.8 miles)

DAY 15

Boadilla del Camino – Carrión de los Condes (25.2 kms / 15.7 miles)

DAY 16

Carrión de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza (17,5 kms / 10,8 miles)

DAY 17

Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagun (22.3 kms / 13,7 miles)

DAY 18

Sahagun – Burgo Ranero (18 kms / 11,1 miles)

DAY 19

Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas ( 19 kms / 11,8 miles)

DAY 20

Mansilla de Las Mulas – León ( 20 kms /12, 4 miles )

**As with the entrance to Burgos, the entrance to León involves a long stretch along the N-601 highway through industrial parks, as well as a dangerous crossing before entering the city. Thus, an optional transfer by taxi from the Alto de Portillo to your hotel in the city will be available upon request.

DAY 21

León – Villadangos del Páramo ( 21,8 kms / 13, 5miles )

DAY 22

Villadangos del Páramo – Astorga – (27,1 kms /16,8 miles)

DAY 23

Astorga – Rabanal del Camino ( 20.7 kms / 12.8 miles)

DAY 24

Rabanal del Camino – Molinaseca (25 kms / 15,5 miles)

DAY 25

Molinaseca – Villafranca del Bierzo – (31,8 kms / 19,7 miles)

DAY 26

Villfranca del Bierzo – O Cebreiro (27,9 kms / 17,3 miles)

DAY 27

O Cebreiro – Triacastela – (20.4 kms / 12,67 miles)

DAY 28

Triacastela – Sarria – (21,5 kms / 13.3 miles)

DAY 29

Sarria – Portomarín (21,6 kms / 13,4 miles)

DAY 30

Portomarin – Palas de Rei (24,5 kms / 15,2 miles)

DAY 31

Palas de Rei – Arzúa – (28,7 kms / 17,8 miles)

DAY 32

Arzúa – Pedrouzo (A Rúa) (19.2 kms / 11,9.3 miles)

DAY 33

Pedrouzo – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (20.2 kms / 12,5 miles)

DAY 34

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

(Free day to explore the city or optional day trip to Finisterre)

DAY 35

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – return home.
+ Includes

Includes:

  • 34 nights accommodation breakfast included
  • Travel insurance
  • Trip dossier
  • Continuous assistance from our office
  • Daily Luggage transfer.
  • 1 cellphone ( basic range) for local calls

Not included:

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the stages contracted.
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments visited.
  • Laundry
  • Any extras not otherwise indicated

Optional:

  • Transfer from Pamplona to Roncesvalles
  • Transfer in/out
  • Full Day Finisterre.
+ Notes
  • Available accommodation along the Camino varies from village to village. Your accommodation may be in one (*) or two (**) star hotels, bed and breakfast style accommodation or similar, monastic guest houses etc (previously selected and approved by clients). All rooms contracted have private bathrooms.

  • The breakfasts included in the price of accommodation are generally simple breakfasts of coffee, tea or hot chocolate; pastries, toast, marmalade, juice, etc.

  • Where contracted, dinners are set-price menus that include an appetizer, a meat or fish entreé, dessert, bread, water or wine. After dinner coffee and drinks are not included. Dinners are reserved and served in the restaurants of the contracted hotels wherever possible. In some cases it may be necessary to reserve dinner in nearby restaurants.

  • Where contracted, the luggage transport service gives each individual traveler the right to the transport of one (1) piece of luggage or no more that 15 kilos (33 lbs).

+ 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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