The Way of St. James - El Camino - The French Route (A Walking Pilgrimage)
From Madrid To Burgos · Leon · Villadongos del Paramo · Astorga · Rabanal del Camino · Ponferrada · Villafranca del Bierzo · O Cebreiro · Triacastela · Sarria · Portomarin · Palas de Rei · Arzua · Arca do Pino/Rua · Monte do Gozo · Santiago de Compostela (St. James) - 18 Nights

Departing from:
Madrid
Destination:
Burgos · Leon · Villadongos del Paramo · Astorga · Rabanal del Camino · Ponferrada · Villafranca del Bierzo · O Cebreiro · Triacastela · Sarria · Portomarin · Palas de Rei · Arzua · Arca do Pino/Rua · Monte do Gozo · Santiago de Compostela (St. James)
Duration:
18 Nights
Offer:
This special walking pilgrimage has limited departures each year. Contact our office for dates.
Tour Operator:
206 Tours
Reference Code:
206-77

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Overview

Beginning in Leon and finishing in Santiago de Compostela, this route is a longer route in order to get a “Compostela” (El Camino Certificate). This will attract a more experienced Walker, or Pilgrims who have completed our Tour 70 and is up for a greater challenge. Referred to as the “French Route”, you will leave the plateau of Leon taking in the Leon mountains as you make your way to Astorga. This portion of your trip is charecterised by broom, heather, oak trees and conifer planta-tions. You will continue on towards Mount Irago before making your way down to the wealthy area of Bierzo. Make your way through the challenging steep climb to O‟Cebreiro as you stay the course into Sarria. From there you will enjoy the hilly lands of Galicia, which is known as one of the most beautiful parts of the Camino, and of course the most rewarding! There are numerous reminders of the pilgrims past who travelled the route including crosses, statues and grain silos. The gates of Galicia lead to the fabled Santiago de Compostela with its famous Cathedral, site of the tomb of St. James.

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