DAY 1. ARRIVAL BY OWN ACCOUNT AND OVERNIGHT IN O CEBREIRO
DAY 2. O CEBREIRO – TRIACASTELA (21 KM)
The Galician stretch of the French Way begins in O Cebreiro, between the mountains of O Courel and Os Ancares. This first stage is characterized by a continuous path of steep ascents and descents, which first will lead to the top of San Roque where the statue of Pilgrim welcoming us. From here, always contemplating a barren landscape of high but gentle mountains, dotted with abandoned villages, churches that make up a typical landscape of stone and austere Romanesque style; traverse Hospital, O Padornelo and Fonfría, to continue down by stony paths up to Fillobal and later to Triacastela.
DAY 3. TRIACASTELA – SARRIA (18 KM)
The route that we undertake today offers beautiful scenery and numerous examples of Galician architecture. He addresses the Monastery of Samos, one of the oldest Western (s. VI) and from there to the town of Samos. Before reaching this population we will cross Renche beautiful, Ballasts, Freituxe and San Martino. Once on Samos and after a visit to the monastery and Cypress Chapel; we went to Teiguín and Pascais with the church of Santa Uxía and the rectory. From here, we can only cross Gorolfe, and Reiriz guided to get into the Villa de Sarria.
DAY 4. SARRIA – PORTOMARÍN (22 KM)
The twenty-seventh day is for a good part of the walkers, as Sarria is very close to the mythical last 100 kilometers and the mínimum distance to be traveled on foot to win the Compostela. The stage does not disappoint at all the first or the experienced pilgrim. It offers countless villages of the Concellos of Sarria, Paradela and Portomarin, good examples of Romanesque neighborhood paved tracks, trails and rural corridors, medievales bridges, rustic bridges
DAY 5. PORTOMARÍN – PALAS DE REI (24 KM)
The stage is fractionated between Ligonde mointain, which in turn divides the basins of the rivers Miño and Ulloa and Concellos of Portomarín and Monterroso. Although the beginning is promising and offer a relax climbing of Mount San Antonio, the rest is throu modest, provincial and even national roads. However they enliven the journey good examples of Romanesque churches, including the possibility of deviating to Vilar de Donas to visit San Salvador, ancient pilgrim hospitals and valuable cruise of Lameiros.
DAY 6. PALAS DE REI – MELIDE (16 KM)
The French Route leaves Palas by the Campo dos Romeiros; traditional meeting place for pilgrims to enter the medieval village of Leboreiro. Among Leboreiro and Melide, crosses the village of Furelos and its river through a medieval bridge into the urban area of Melide.
DAY 7. MELIDE – ARZÚA (14 KM)
After Melide, the road passes through Boente and Castaneda then reach Arzúa, cheese villa. The Camino is presented in this docile stage and in very good condition, mixing earth and stone with small little road between villages, with mild climbs and descents alternating with flat sections.
DAY 8. ARZÚA – O PINO – AMENAL (19 KM)
Between Arzúa and the cathedral of Santiago there is nearly 40 kilometers and the most logical and prudent way to divide the section is by doing stop and in Santa Irene or in O Pedrouzo. The City Council of Arzúa gives the baton to O Pino in a comfortable way, with easier slopes and tracks always close to the N-547.
DAY 9. O PINO – AMENAL – SANTIAGO (22 KM)
We ‘re almost at our goal. Walking becomes peaceful, maybe by fear of ending and not knowing or not wanting to do next. Among tracks full of leafs, between the last patches of pine and eucalyptus trees, close together and symmetrical, in some areas, also some oak, reaching the last villages. Today’s stage is short and takes us to the town of Lavacolla. Upon reaching the top, you pass by the airport and begin the gentle descent to Lavacolla. By Lovacolla passes a stream that the ancient pilgrims used to wash and purify themselves before reaching Santiago de Compostela. Lavacolla, as in the term of Santiago, is located close to the Monte do Gozo, a small hill from which pilgrims have the first view of the Cathedral of Santiago. The Monte do Gozo, converted into the Xacobeo 93 in a area for pilgrims, has a large monument on its summit, the source and the chapel of San Marcos. From here, the journey is almost urban, coming to the Cathedral through the San Lázaro neighborhood, Rúa de San Pedro, Door of the Camino, Rua das Casas Reais and Plaza de Cervantes, loss and directly access to the cathedral through the Holy Door, or if no Holy Year from the Azabachería.
DAY 10. CHECK OUT AND END OF OUR SERVICES.
- Accommodation and breakfast in double or single room with bathroom.
- Backpacks transportation for each stage along the way (max. 15 kg per-bag)
- Accommodation along the way: Hotels, Farmhouses, Hostels and Pensions
- P3 to visit Santiago (historical center / self guided)
Does not included
- Support car / Transfer IN / Transfer OUT
- 3rd person discount in extra bed sharing room with 2 adults on request
- Half Board supplement on request
- 8 picnics supplement (sándwich + drink + dessert) – 58,00€
- Transfer Supplement airport Santiago – O Cebreiro (max 4 pax) *185,00€
- Transfer Supplement Santiago city center – 33,00€ Santiago airport (max 1 to 3 pax)
- Transfer Supplement Santiago city center – 51,00€ Santiago airport (max 4 to 7 pax)
- Private Transfer and/or support car during the way: on request.
- * For flight delays or waiting for baggage claim 20 € / Hour