Our Newest Tour – The French Way On The Camino de Santiago!

June 27, 2017 by
Alex hiking in Connemara
POSTED BY June 27, 2017

Our newest tours along the French Way (Camino Frances) are currently being prepared and perfected by our Product Team. Of all of the routes leading to Santiago, this route is by far the most popular. In order to achieve your Compostela (certificate of completion), you must walk at least 100km of any Camino route.

Luckily, our tours cover the last 160km of the Camino Frances!

Walking the Camino Frances

The French Way

The French Way begins in French side of the Pyrenees before crossing the border into the north of Spain. The entire route, ending in Santiago, is approximately 800km in length. The final 160km is ideal for walking – it includes woodland, laneways, tracks through villages and small rural roads. It really is a walker’s paradise!

Start in O Cebreiro and make your way towards Santiago, where you will see the wonderful cathedral and experience everything that the city has to offer.

Cathedral Santiago de Compostela - Camino Frances

Share stories and adventures with fellow pilgrims over a glass of wine and some traditional Tarta de Santiago!

Absorb the lifestyle of the Camino Frances, as you chill out in superb accommodation and tuck in to delicious Galician food.

How Long Does It Take To Walk The French Way?

The entire 800km route can be completed in four to five weeks, whereas our tours can range between 4 and 13 days.

The average distance walked each day will completely depend on whether you’re doing a gentle, moderate or challenging tour – it’s up to you how easy or how challenging you make it!

Sign up to our waiting list and decide how far and how long you want to walk!

Dusty Trail on the Camino Frances

The Scallop Symbol

The scallop is the world-recognised symbol for the Camino de Santiago. Many people walk the Finisterre route, 70km beyond Santiago, and collect a scallop shell from the ocean there.

Before America was discovered, Finisterre was believed to have been the end of the world – ‘Finisterre’ translates to that.

The scallop is purely symbolic nowadays, but in days gone by it was used to scoop up water and food in lieu of any utensils.

Scallop Shell symbol on the Camino

What People Are Saying

The Camino has glowing reviews on TripAdvisor – take a look at some of the comments below!

“Great hike filled with surprises”

“One of the most amazing weeks of my life”

“Can’t Wait to do it Again”

“Experience of a Lifetime”