BEYOND CAMINO TREK
The French Way is the most popular of the routes of the Way of St. James, the ancient pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, our route is the last 115km from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela.
THE JOURNEY OF THE CAMINO TREK
We think the trip is about more than just Santiago de Compostela so we will take our time during the day and enjoy all that is around us.
There may be time for sightseeing around our destinations in the late afternoon/evenings, with so many old buildings and beautiful churches to look at, it will just enhance the experience of the trip, travel to these sites will be included but entrances fee's may be payable.
Or you can choose to sit in the sun and enjoy the local wine.
AN APPROXIMATE ITINERARY:
Day 1: Arrive Sarria and overnight stay. (Wednesday June 29th)
Day 2: Walk to Portomarin, 22 km (Thursday June 30th)
Day 3: Walk to Palas de Rei, 25 km (Friday July 1st)
Day 4: Walk to Arzua, 29.5 km (Saturday July 2nd)
Day 5: Walk to Rua, 18 km (Sunday July 3rd)
Day 6: Walk to Santiago de Compostela, 22.5 km (Monday July 4th)
(An evening meal and a few glasses of something lovely to celebrate our achievements)
Day 7: Onward travel (Tuesday July 5th)
If you are flying from Gatwick (UK) , the flights only leave and return on a Wednesday, so you will be staying in Santiago a further day.
Day 8:Onward travel (Wednesday July 6th)
Or you can choose to spend a few more days in Santiago de Compostela.
TRAVEL TO THE START LOCATION:
It is your responsibility to ensure you are at the start location for this experience.
This is in Sarria, Beyond Events do not organize your travel from Santiago to Sarria, although we can assist with transfers if required. (Fee applicable)
The total cost of the trip is £673.00 ( Including all the booking fee's ).
The initial payment through this webpage is a deposit of £100 (Plus the booking fee) this will then secure your place.
Further payments are due in staged intervals or you can pay the balance in full.
If you want to pay in full please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also email us if you make payments so they can be allocated correctly.
On entering the experience, you will receive a booking confirmation email.
If you don’t receive it, please check your Spam/Junk folder.
Further event details will be sent to your registered email address before the experience.
Experience updates will be sent at various intervals, but important information is contained within these event pages.
TRAVEL TO EXPERIENCES:
If there is a need to book flights, ferries or additional travel please contact us BEFORE you do this, the experiences have a limited number of entrants needed for the experience to take place, we will not be held responsible for any additional costs incurred booking these addition travel arrangements.
THIS EXPERIENCE HAS REACHED THAT LIMIT, SO WILL BE TAKING PLACE ( LIMITED PLACES REMAINING ).
OUR ETHOS IS ALWAYS TO BE ENVIRONMENTALLY AND CULTURALLY CONSCIOUS.
The standards, principles and responsibilities of all our Staff and Guides are to respect, protect and preserve our planet. We expect all our entrants to abide to the same rules allowing us to take lifelong memories away with us but leaving only our footsteps behind.
It may be difficult to find rooms that you will have to yourself, this can be done but will include extra costs (single supplement).
Unless otherwise stated you will be sharing a room and sometimes you may be in a dormitory of three (All of the same gender).
This is a very last resort we try very hard to ensure twin rooms, with single beds, this is not always possible in remote locations.
If you’re coming with a friend or a companion to share the experience with, we will room you together if you inform us first.
Getting to Sarria / from Santiago
We are able to arrange taxi transfers for you in Spain (bookable in advance at a supplement); these include from Sarria / Santiago to Santiago Airport/O’Cebreiro/Sarria/Vigo Airport/A Coruna.
Please get in touch to enquire about how we can help with transfer arrangements in Spain, its 131 km by road to Sarria from Santiago de Compostela
By rail from Madrid city centre to Sarria
If you are flying into Madrid, you can take the train directly to Sarria. It takes around 7-9 hours. You can check this on the RENFE website, but please note that on the website you have to book the train to Lugo (and get off at the stop before which is Sarria). German Rail (Deutsche Bahn) has a useful website for looking up train travel throughout Europe.
To reach Madrid city centre from the airport, you can take a train, a bus or the underground (see Madrid Airport's website)
From Santiago Airport to Sarria by bus and train
From Santiago city centre, catch the bus to Monforte de Lemos – timetables are available at http://www.alsa.es/
Then from Monforte de Lemos it is a very short train journey to Sarria by train – timetables are available at http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/index.html (Sarria is small so you will find your accommodation easily).
You can also travel from Santiago Airport to Sarria by road; you will need to change buses in Lugo. The Santiago-Lugo route runs between the airport and the city of Lugo with stops in the towns of Arca, Ferreiros, Arzúa, Mélida, Palas de Rei and Guntín. From the airport, departures are at 07:10, 09:25 (except Saturday and Sunday), 11:10, 12:55 (except Sunday), 16:10, 18:40 and 20:10 h (except Saturday). Please check for the most recent information on the Santiago Airport websiteand/or the Monbus website.
Empresa Freire run buses from Santiago to Lugo – please visit their website for timetables http://www.empresafreire.com/html/ingles/seccion3a.php
**Top Tip! As websites are not always available in English - use google chrome as your web browser, and use the ‘translate’ function (right click on the page then click ‘translate’)**
From Santiago Airport to city centre and vice-versa
From Santiago, you can arrange a private transfer through Macs Adventure, to ensure a smooth end to your Camino. Alternatively, a bus runs between the airport and Plaza de Galicia in Santiago, stopping at different points in the city (Pazo de Congresos, Capilla San Lázaro, the bus station, the railway station, Rúa da Rosa, and others). From the airport the bus departs from 00:00 to 23:30, every half hour (duration 20 mins). Please see the Santiago Airport website for current timetables.
From Santiago to Madrid by train
If you would prefer to travel by rail, you can take a train (fast trains are available, 6h30 duration approx.) from Santiago to Madrid with RENFE.
By Bus within Spain
There are good bus connections from Santiago to other cities within Spain – see http://www.alsa.es for bus schedules.