Entire Camino Francés

Walk the full Camino Francés (Way of St James) from St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela. It takes 32 days to walk. The sense of achievement will be unrivalled.

Highlights

  • The stunning views crossing the Pyrenees
  • The historic town of Pamplona – avoid the running of the bulls in July!
  • The vineyards of the world famous La Rioja wines
  • The Gothic Cathedral of Burgos and the tomb of El Cid
  • The Cathedral in Leon – one of the most beautiful in Spain
  • The Gaudi designed Episcopal Palace in Astorga
  • The interesting and varied countryside coupled with excellent local food and wine
  • The first sight of the Santiago de Compostela from Monte de Gozo
  • Upgrading to the Parador in Santo Domingo
  • Upgrading to the 5* Parador in Santiago

What is Included

  • Return flights Dublin/Biarritz - Santiago/Dublin (This tour is based on a specific airfare – a surcharge may apply if the fare is unavailable at time of booking)
  • One carry on bag per person max 10 kg
  • 33 nights B&B in basic en suite hotels/pensions while walking
  • 2 nights B&B 4* hotel in Santiago
  • Luggage transfers throughout while walking (maximum 2 bags - one large/one small – per person)
  • Services of local English speaking-agent (emergencies only!)

What is Not Included

  • Single room supplement €895.00 for duration of stay
  • Travel insurance €58.00 (+ 66 years - double premium applies)
  • Checked in bag max 15 kg €80.00
  • Private transfer Biarritz/St. Jean Pied de Port and Santiago to Airport €185.00 (max 3 pax)
  • Pilgrim passport €12.00

Itinerary Details

Day 1 - Fly Dublin to Biarritz. Transfer to St. Jean Pied du Port

Day 2 - St Jean to Roncesvalles (21.8 km)

Day 3 - Roncesvalles - Zubiri (20.7 km)

Day 4 - Zubiri to Pamplona (23.5 km)

Day 5 - Pamplona to Puente la Reina (22 km)

Day 6 - Puente la Reina to Estella (21 km)

Day 7 - Estella to Los Arcos (27 km)

Day 8 - Los Arcos to Logrono (28 km)

Day 9 - Logrono to Najera (29 km)

Day 10 - Najera to Santo Domingo (22 km)

Upgrade your stay to the 4* Parador in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 11 - Santo Domingo to Belorado (24 km)

Day 12 - Belorado to San Juan (24 km)

Day 13 - San Juan to Burgos (27 km)

Day 14 - Burgos to Isar (20 km)

Day 15 - Isar to Castrojeriz (22 km)

Day 16 - Castrojeriz to Fromista (23 km)

Day 17 - Fromista to Carrion de los Condes (19 km)

Day 18 - Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla (20 km)

Day 19 - Calzadilla to Bercianos (29 km)

Day 20 - Bercianos to Mansilla (28 km)

Day 21 - Mansilla to Leon (20 km)

Day 22 - Leon to Villadangos (24 km)

Day 23 - Villadangos to Astorga (28 km)

Day 24 - Astorga to Rabanal (20 km)

Day 25 - Rabanal to Ponferrada (32km)

Day 26 - Ponferrada to Villafranca (23 km)

Day 27 - Villafranca to O Cebreiro (30 km)

Day 28 - O Cebreiro to Triacastela (20 km)

Day 29 - Triacastela to Sarria (17 km)

Day 30 - Sarria to Portomarin (21 km)

Day 31 - Portomarin to Palas de Rei (24,5 km)

Day 32 - Palas de Rei to Arzua (25,5 km)

Day 33 - Arzua to Pedrouzo (20 km)

Day 34 - Pedrouzo to Santiago (20 km)

Day 35 – Santiago de Compostela

Upgrade your stay at the Parador de Santiago de Compostela (see accommodation section for more details)

Day 36 - Morning at leisure before transferring to airport for return flight home

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be in 2/3* hotels/pensions while walking. Your en suite room will be simple, basic and clean. Facilities generally consist of a reception area and a breakfast room. Some have restaurant facilities. Breakfast is usually of the continental variety: coffee and croissants – anything else is bonus! As we use a wide range of accommodations in the various overnight locations you will be advised of names of all accommodation with your travel documents. The two final nights in Santiago will in a good centrally located 4* hotel in Santiago.


Upgrade to the 4* Parador in Santo Domingo de la Calzada (Day 10)

This Parador has been hosting pilgrims since the 12th century although not with its present 4 star comforts. Conveniently located in the heart of the old quarter, right next door to the cathedral it was built by Saint Dominic and boasts traditionally decorated, comfortable bedrooms. It has a sauna, jacuzzi, fitness area and a bar. Regional specialities are served at the restaurant all washed down with the world-famous local Rioja wines.

Click here for more information on the Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada>>


Upgrade to the Parador de Santiago de Compostela 5* De luxe (Final 2 nights)

Reward yourself at the end of your Camino by staying in the Parador for the last 2 nights. This historical 5 star deluxe hotel – built in 1499 and reputedly the oldest in the world! – is in a wonderful location right beside the Cathedral.

Click here for more information on the Parador de Santiago de Compostela


Contact us for our special pilgrim rates at the Paradores. They offer unique experiences and are a real treat!

Proposed Flights

Carrier

From / To

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Ryanair

Dublin / Biarritz

11.45 hrs.

14.50 hrs.

Aer Lingus

Santiago /Dublin

17.00 hrs.

18.10 hrs.

Dates & Prices

Start Date

End Date

Price PPS

Sat 06 Apr 2019

Sat 11 May 2019

€2,375.00

Tue 14 May

Tue 18 Jun

€2,430.00

Thu 06 Jun

Thu 11 Jul

€2,420.00

Tue 23 Jul

Tue 27 Aug

€2,430.00

Sat 03 Aug

Sat 07 Sep

€2,445.00

Sat 7 Sep

Sat 12 Oct

€2,430.00

Other departures can be organized on request from April to October

Important Information

  • Walking each day: you are “independent” which means you have maximum flexibility – set off walking in the morning whenever you are ready, walk at your own pace, choose when and where to stop for lunch en route and plan the day around your own agenda. You simply leave your packed luggage at reception and it will be awaiting you on arrival in your next accommodation!
  • If you cannot continue walking? – have no worries, public transport and/or taxis are available. Simply call our local partner in Spain who will be happy to assist – he speaks fluent English!
  • We can tailor-make your Camino to suit your personal preferences – pick your own dates, decide how many days walking you would like and even add in rest days along the way.

How to reserve a place(s): a completed booking form with deposit of €250.00 (+ cost of insurance if required) per person - payment by cash/cheque/debit or credit card - should be sent directly to MAP Travel. The balance will be due 10 weeks prior to departure - payment by cash/cheque or debit card only.