THE FRENCH WAY BY CAR: FROM RONCESVALLES TO SANTIAGO (700KM)
A different way to enjoy the camino, more relaxed and focused on visiting the cultural heritage that each city offers us. This option is good as a first contact with the way, if we don’t have much time or if we have any physical handicap. We will organize everything so you don’t have to worry about anything else than enjoying this wonderful journey. Along the 700 km you will visit emblematic cities with impressive cultural heritage and a huge gastronomic offer.
Arrival in Roncesvalles
The traveler is responsible to arrive at the given accommodation on the chosen date. This day is a good chance to visit Roncesvalles and to rest.
Roncesvalles – Viana
From Roncesvalles we will drive to the next city (Viana). This city belongs to Navarre, preserves most of its walls dating back to the thirteenth century, as well as countless historical monuments such as the medieval churches of San Pedro and Santa Maria. The cultural heritage is undoubtedly distinguished by its rich cuisine promoted by the numerous grills and cider bars of the place. You will enjoy all the traditional products and if you are a wine lover don’t forget to taste the local wine before leaving.
Viana – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
A stage much shorter than the previous one in which we can use this extra time to make several stops and be able to enjoy both nature and some historical points before reaching our destination. Among the monuments, the highlights are the monasteries of Suso and Yuso (we will find them shortly before reaching Santo Domingo de la Calzada). This village is the most linked to the pilgrim tradition of the Camino de Santiago because of the famous Pilgrim hospital.
Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Carrión de los Condes
This stage is much longer than the previous one. We will enter Palencia province to reach our goal, Carrión de los Condes. This village is well known in the Jacobean route due to its importance in the religious, political and commercial fields during centuries. The highlights of the stage are the Monastery of Santa Clara and the Church of Maria del Camino.
Carrión de los Condes – Astorga
We continue our journey to Astorga. Before arriving we recommend to stop at various points along the way, such as Sahagún. The city of Astorga offers a wide range of heritage and local cuisine. This city is home of important museums and monuments such as Gaudi palace or the famous Roman walls. Don’t forget to try their star dish, the famous “cocido maragato”.
Astorga – Samos
A few kilometers away from Astorga we will enter the province of Galicia. Green landscapes, abundant forests, nature predominates throughout the journey. We recommend stopping during the way, especially at O Cebreiro, one of the most beautiful places of the French way. From there we are close to Samos, our destination.
Samos – Santiago de Compostela
Perhaps it is the most beautiful stage. We have only a few kilometers left to complete our journey. We will be able to make stops at several key points along the way to enjoy landscapes, monuments and gastronomy. An example of where we can stop is Portomarín, a city with a lot of charm and one of the most beautiful in Lugo province. We will continue to finally reach our goal, Santiago de Compostela. Enjoy the city, its heritage, its people and its gastronomy.
Santiago de Compostela
Way completed. A good chance to enjoy the Galician capital, its culture, people and gastronomy, you’ve earned it.
** After leaving the accommodation, our services will be concluded.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 7 days / 6 nights of accommodation
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- Breakfast included
- Gift: T-shirt and “Vieira”
- Single room supplement: 130 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago: 80 € double room / 60 € single room
- 6 Dinner supplement: 160 €/pax
- Cancellation insurance: 20 €/pax
- 420 € pax double room
The accommodation will be in hostels, guesthouses and/or rural accommodations always in private room with its own bathroom.
Double room 420€
* All accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our customers.