Come join experienced long-distance hiker and Camino de Santiago, French Way walker Mark Flagler on this trip of a lifetime! This exciting nine day trip introduces you to the most famous walking route in the world.
The entire French Way of the Camino de Santiago route begins at the French boarder and travels 800km across Spain. We will spend 6 days walking the final 116km / 72 miles of the French Way. The walk begins in Sarria, Spain and finishes at Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Mark will meet you at the airport in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After everyone arrives we will take a private shuttle to Sarria, Spain where we will begin our trekking. We will stay at hotels, pensions and hostels during the trip. The en-suite accommodation all have excellent traveler ratings, located close to the route and in the heart of the towns. Each morning we leave the town by 9am and slowly walk along the route, stopping by the many historical landmarks, old churches, scenic viewpoints, picturesque villages and cafes along the Camino. This itinerary provides a relaxing and enjoyable experience of walking the French Way.
Day 1 – Leave airport, arrive in Spain, private shuttle to Sarria
Day 2 – Sarria to Portomarin, 22km / 13.6 miles
Day 3 – Portomarin to Palas de Rei, 25km / 15.5 miles
Day 4 – Palas de Rei to Melide, 14.5km / 9 miles
Day 5 – Melide to Arzua, 14.5km / 9 miles
Day 6 – Arzua to O Pedrouzo, 20km / 12.4 miles
Day 7 – O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela, 20km / 12.4 miles
Day 8 – Relax in Santiago de Compostela
Day 9 – Leave Spain and arrive home
This trip is for all levels of fitness. The route is well-marked and follows a nicely graded path across the rolling Spanish countryside. There are only a few steep sections along the route. We will be walking for six days in a row so arriving in good physical shape/condition is recommended. Arriving in good fitness will limit sore bodies and lower the risk of injuries. Mark can provide a good Camino training programme and/or offer some advice to help you better prepare for this trip.
Why choose Mark Flagler to guide you on this Camino Trip
Mark has trekked over 17,500km / 10,800+ miles on five continents. Mark has already walked the final 116km section from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela in May 2022. He had such an amazing time he is planning to walk the entire 800km Camino de Santiago, French Way in March 2023.
Mark has plenty of experience leading groups in the outdoors. He runs and leads long-distance walking and outdoor videography workshops in Ireland. Mark is also a former mountain rescuer so understands the importance of preparation, planning (organization) and safety.
What is included in trip
- 7 nights en-suite accommodation (typically 3*)
- Breakfast for two mornings (Sarria and Arzua)
- Airport transfers (in Spain)
- Personal bag transfer (one bag per person each day)
- Guided by Mark Flagler
- Pilgrim Passport (from Camino Society of Ireland)
What is not included in the trip
- Flights to Spain and return flights
- Meals, snacks, drinks (except the two breakfasts)
- Travel insurance
- Official Camino Certification (after successfully walking 100km of route)
*Trip dates and trip costs will be available before January 2023.
The French Way is the most popular Camino route of them all! This trip is the perfect introduction to walking on one of the Camino’s. Come experience what make this route the most popular walking destination on the planet.
Get in touch today! Contact Mark Flagler at email@example.com