Women’s day group: French Way from Sarria (110km)
The Way of Saint James is not only an experience of pilgrimage and meditation, but the daily coexistence with other pilgrims makes it an experience of true coexistence and social interaction. In this modality you will do the last 110 kilometers of the French Way in a group formed only and exclusively by the feminine gender, perfect to claim the day of the women. The goal will be to arrive together on March 8th to the Obradoiro square.
You will share the stages with other women who, like you, are looking for an unforgettable journey in the French Way, both physically and emotionally. You will also benefit from exclusive services such as the support vehicle and the accompaniment of qualified monitors who will be available to the group for whatever is necessary. Even though the trip is a group one, it is not mandatory to follow the rhythm of the others, so you will be able to enjoy moments of solitude during each stage.
Dare to walk with us!
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 7 days / 6 nights in the chosen accommodation
- Dates: From March 3rd to March 8th
- Support Vehicle between Stages
- Professional Tour Guide 24h
- Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Travel assistance insurance
- Gift: Camino shell and camino T-shirt
- PRIVATE SHELTERS
- Extra night in Santiago: 20 €/pax
- Single room supplement: 120 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago: 35€ double room / 55€ single room
- Breakfast: 45 €/pax
- Half Board: 130 €/pax
- HOTEL OR SUPERIOR ACCOMMODATION
- Single room supplement: 150 €/pax
- Extra night in Santiago:45 € double room / 70 € single room
- Breakfast: 55 €/pax
- Half-Board: 175 €/pax
- PRIVATE TRANSFER (CAPACITY 4 pax)
- From airport to Sarria: 130€
- From Santiago to Sarria: 140€
Arrival in Sarria (Lugo)
The group will be summoned around eight o’clock in the afternoon for an informative meeting in which the guides will give a talk about the itinerary, resolve your doubts and hand out the pilgrim’s credentials and luggage labels, as well as some other gift.
Once you have settled in the accommodation, you will be able to enjoy the pilgrim atmosphere of the village strolling through the cobbled streets of its old area, or relaxing on the promenade of the Malecón on one of its terraces next to the river. A day to rest, mentalize and prepare to live an unforgettable experience.
Good Way pilgrims!
Sarria – Portomarín
The departure time will be after breakfast, the guide that will give us some details about the stage. After the introduction, it’s time to start walking.
The first part of the stage is characterized by landscapes and nature. A very comfortable path for the pilgrim who will not only find beauty in the landscape but also will have the opportunity to see some monuments such as the Churches of Ferreiros and Barbadelos, or the Fortress of San Nicolás. A few kilometers before reaching the end, we will find the Belesar basin near to Miño River, an indicator that we are already arriving. Finally we will reach Portomarín. End of the stage and arrival at the accommodation.
Portomarín – Palas de Rei
This second stage is a bit more difficult than the first one, we will propose 7:30 am as departure time. We will start our journey after the guide’s speech. We will find some paved areas in contrast with the green landscapes.
During the walk we will have the chance to see the famous cruceiros and also we can contemplate two Monasterys: Vilar de Donas and San Salvador. It is an easy walk until getting to Palas de Rei.
Palas de Rei – Arzúa
The difficulty gradually increases so we will leave earlier than the previous phase. We will start our journey after the guide’s speech.
We are in the province of A Coruña. This stage is characterized by dirt roads, medieval bridges and leafy forest. Difficulty increases due to the distance and the differences in ground level. Once in Melide we have covered half way, from Melide there are only 14 kilometers to reach Arzúa, the end of the stage.
Arzúa – Pedrouzo
After the previous stage, we deserve a good rest so the starting time will be around 8 AM. It is the shorter and easiest stage of the entire tour. Its beauty will make us invest the time saved in stopping to look carefully at every detail. We will find amazing landscape and historical monuments before to arrive at Pedrouzo and find the accommodation.
Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela
Even being the shortest stage we will start around 7 AM to take advantage of the day in Santiago. This is the last and the most exciting of the stages, after 5 hard days walking we will finally arrive to our goal, Santiago de Compostela. The shortest stage but one of the most exciting. We highly recommend to start walking early in order to arrive to Santiago as soon as possible to enjoy the rest of the day in the city.
Monte Do Gozo its a strategic point, located just 4 km from the Cathedral. Once there we will observe in the distance the towers of the long-awaited Cathedral of Santiago and we will feel a great personal satisfaction. We must let ourselves be guided downhill, the end of our Camino is near. We will arrive at Obradoiro Square, where the Cathedral is located.
Santiago de Compostela
Mission completed. After sealing our credential at every stage and collecting our Compostela, we deserve this great reward. A good opportunity to get to know the city, enjoy its culture, people and gastronomy, after all the effort invested you’ve earned it.
** After leaving the accommodation our services will be concluded.
We offer three options:
Private Shelters 250 €
Hostels and guesthouses 395 €
Hotels or superior accommodation 480 €
* All the accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our clients.
Accommodation in private shelters
The private hostels have perfect facilities to rest. Along the French Way, in these hostels we can have safe spaces for women. The rooms are usually organized in bunk beds of 8 to 10 beds approximately (depending on the hostel), the mattresses are of good quality, and they also provide us with covers, disposable pillows, as well as blankets if we need them. The bathrooms and showers are divided by gender and the facilities include equipped kitchens, laundry, leisure rooms, etc.
Accommodation in private hostels and guesthouses
Accommodation in Hostels or Guesthouses has double, triple or quadruple rooms, always with private bathroom. If you don’t feel safe for being women in a strange environment, in the French Way there is this option. They are simple, comfortable and without great luxuries, but very cozy, ideal to sleep and rest.
* For Individual rooms it is necessary to pay a supplement.
Hotels and high quality accommodation
In this third option, we will stay in Hotels, Pazos or Rural Houses. As in the hostels or pensions, they are double or triple rooms, the only difference is the quality of the accommodation, clearly superior. It is a great option if you want to do the French Way, being the safest and most comfortable place to stay, whether you are men or women.
*For Individual rooms it is necessary to pay a supplement