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Camino De Santiago - The French Route self-guided walk

8 day / 7 night package from $4645 per person share twin
Flights are additional
 

8 day / 7 night package from
$4645
per person share twinFlights are additional

Camino ​De Santiago - ​The French Route self-guided walk

 Follow in the footsteps of centuries of pilgrims along the path that was one of Europe’s busiest roads in the Middle Ages. Walking the entire route from the Pyrenees on the border of France and Spain to Santiago de Compostela could take as long as two months, so we have carefully selected the very best of the Camino combining shorter walks with transport provided to take you from the end of one stage to the beginning of the next.

Along the way sample regional specialties as you journey through the varied and contrasting landscapes of five provinces that create the rich cultural mosaic of northern Spain. From the distant peaks of the Pyrenees and the Basque towns of northern Navarre arrive at the vineyards of La Rioja, Spain’s most famous wine-growing region. Continue through the red brick towns and golden wheat fields of the central plateau in Castile and Leon, over misty mountains into the deep green valleys of Celtic Galicia till you tread the ancient stone streets of medieval Santiago de Compostela, the destination of pilgrims from around the world for over a thousand years.

Private Tour with Self Guided walking
8 days/7 nights from $4645 per adult share quad
Travel: 2018
Flights are additional 
Based on 4 passengers travelling together


Deal Includes

• 7 nights accommodation in charming 3 – 4* hotels and country inns 
• MEALS: breakfast daily, 6 packed lunches, 3 dinners (3 courses) 
• Driver and vehicle according to the number of passengers and their luggage 
• Route notes, maps and general information 
• ‘Queimada’ (local Galician cocktail) experience in Galicia with locals 
• Wine tasting and visit of winery in La Rioja 
• Local contact – local cell phone provided 

Day 1: Pamplona 
Stroll through the pedestrian-only old city, relax in the cafes and bars of the Plaza del Castillo, or sample an endless variety of ‘pintxos’ along Estafeta and San Nicolas Streets.

Day 2: Pamplona – Uterga / Puente La Reina - Rioja (10.5kms walking)
Walk past sunflower, white asparagus and wheat in the rich agricultural region at the heart of the ancient kingdom of Navarre. Stop in the medieval village and cross the famous 11th century Romanesque bridge.

Day 3: Laguardia – Emita de Valdefuentes in Villafranca Montes de Oca – Ages - Burgos (9.7kms walking)
Walk through pine and oak forests of the Montes de Oca, a section once populated by bandits who preyed on helpless travelling alone through its deep wood, now it’s a tranquil haven where deer, boar and raptors inhabit. Visit an 11th century monastery, a typical Castilian village, then enjoy free time exploring Burgos.

Day 4: Burgoes – Castrojeriz – Puente Itero – Leon (9kms walking)
Climb up the Mostelares Height for magnificent views of the broad Spanish meseta/plateau. Visit a 13th century Gothic cathedral.

Day 5: Leon – Villares de Orbigo – San Justo de la Vega – Astorga (10.8kms walking)
Follow a route through a rural landscape of farms to the village of Santibanez. Astorga is known for its’ chocolate and has a dedicated chocolate museum as well as a cathedral and bishop’s palace built by Antonio Gaudi.

Day 6: Astorga – Ponferrada – Las Herrerias – O Cebreiro - Sarria (8kms walking)
Visit a well conserved Templar castle. Continue by vehicle to the hamlet of Herrerias de Valcarce and across the border in the region of Galicia. The landscape takes on a more mystical feel. 

Day 7: Sarria – Ferreriros – Santiago de Compostela (13.2kms walking)
Leaving Sarria on foot pass the hilltop convent of St Mary Magdalene, dating from the 15th to the 18th centuries. The Way then descends to the Rio Pequeno, which is crossed by the medieval Ponte Aspera bridge. It continues through fertile pastures and small vegetable plots dotting the green hills surrounding villages and isolated farmhouses. Free afternoon to explore the cobbled streets and visit the magnificent cathedral.

Day 8: Santiago de Compostela
Tour ends after breakfast.


Cost increases during Feast of Santiago, 24 – 26 July and San Fermin Festival, Pamplona, 7 – 14 July.



> Read more about the Camino walk here
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Terms and Conditions

Valid for sales to 31 Oct 18. Travel you can start any day in 2018. Price is based on 4 passengers travelling together. Please ask us for other itineraries and prices. Prices are correct as at 30 Nov 17 and subject to change without notice and may vary due to currency exchange rates • All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation • Prices are per adult in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or cheque • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Specific booking conditions apply, please ask your House of Travel specialist for full details. We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking – ask your House of Travel specialist for information.  Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.

 

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