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12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

12 day Camino de Santiago Highlights walk

St Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela.
Includes last 100kms
A Guided Pack Free 12 day walk

This Camino walk has been specifically designed for Australians who want to experience the famous Camino track with limited time. On this 12 day Pack Free walk, we follow the popular pilgrim route of the Way of St James from the French town of St Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees to the end of the camino at Santiago de Compostela in the Spanish province of Galicia. This tour consists of a 5 day highlights walk from St Jean de Pied de Port across Spain to Sarria plus 7 days walking the last 100kms of the route so you can receive the pilgrim certificate – the Compostela. Following in the footsteps of pilgrims over the past 1000 years, we will walk through the Pyrenees mountains, picturesque towns, pretty forests, farmlands and rustic villages. We have hand-picked each hotel along the journey to ensure you will stay in the best accommodation available in each town, where you will enjoy local produce and wines, as well as warm hospitality. Each day is flexible allowing our guests to opt-out of any day’s walking and travel with our host guide to explore the towns.

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A Pack Free Walk

Carry as little as your water, camera and lunch

This walk is designed as a Pack Free walking allowing our guests to enjoy the landscapes they walk, without the burden of carrying a heavy pack. After all, walks should be enjoyed not endured. Each day our guests will walk with a small day pack big enough to carry your lunch, water and camera and your bags will be transported to your accommodation each day.

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The best hand-picked hotels in each region

In each region we have walked we have handpicked the best accommodation in each area to ensure we provide a superb experience for our guests. From staying in at the Pamplona Catedral Hotel, a 4 star restored Medieval convent in the heart of the old city to the Palacio de Burgos, a 16th century Palace. In Arzua, we have a feature stay at the elegant Pazo de Brandesco Country Club a 14th century Spanish mansion. Whilst our last evening we spend at the exclusive Parador Hotel, these grand hotels offer the utmost in comfort and luxury as well as a superior dining experience.

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Walk the Highlights

Traditionally this whole walk takes between 30 and 35 days to complete involving long days of 23-27 kilometres per day. Our walks has been designed to take you to the best sections of the trail, walking comfortable distances each day and ensuring you won’t miss out on the highlights in a 12 day experience. You can walk a maximum of 184kms on our walk or enjoy shorter walking options, alternatively you have the choice to opt out of any day’s walk and spend time enjoying the quaint villages and towns along the way.

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Superb Guides and Support

Guides are essential in delivering the ultimate walking experience. You’ll be accompanied by a local Spanish guide who has a passion and enthusiasm for the area and a second host guide one of our experienced Senior Guides from Australia who will accompany you for the entire trip ensuring we deliver a world-class walk. We don’t outsource our operations, all tours are created and run by us, with staff on hand in Portugal and Spain to offer all the support you require.

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Fabulous meals featuring local produce

When you are travelling in another country, discovering the local cuisine is one of the delights of travelling. All our meals feature fresh local produce and wines from each region. In Pamplona enjoy dinner in the hotels’ luxury restaurant with its impressive vaulted ceilings. During your walk enjoy a feature dinner at the Parador Santiago de Compostela, you’ll enjoy fine a la carte dining accompanied by local wines in the grand vault restaurant.

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Flexible walks

Sometimes we understand circumstances can change your day. The weather may be hot, your leg’s are tired or maybe you just would prefer less walking. On each day we offer a shorter walk alternative, or if you want to take a break from walking you can enjoy a free day to explore the main town or city at your own pace.

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Personalised Tours

All tours are small and intimate with a maximum group size of 10 people. However, if you have a bigger group please contact us for details.

 

 

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Why Choose Us

Tour Itinerary

Inclusions
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Your 12 day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free fully supported walk with no heavy packs to carry
  • 1 night accommodation at the charming Les Chemins D’Elika, St Jean De Port or similar
  • 1 night accommodation at the Pamplona Catedral Hotel or similar
  • 1 night accommodation at the Palacio De Burgos or similar
  • 1 night accommodation at the Hotel Spa Vía de la Plata, Astorga or similar
  • 1 night accommodation at the charming Casa Caxiguero or similar
  • 1 night accommodation at the stylish Hotel Vistaglegre or similar
  • 2 nights accommodation at homely Casa Camino or similar
  • 2 nights accommodation at the grand Pazo de Brandesco Country Club or similar
  • 1 night accommodation at Parador Santiago de Compostela or similar
  • 11 x delicious lunches
  • 11 x Dinners every evening featuring local produce
  • Complimentary wines with evening meals
  • 11 x breakfasts
  • Pilgrims Passport and shell
  • Camino guidebook with maps (on book per couple)
  • Professional and passionate guides
  • Transfer from Bayonne to St Jean Pied De Port to start your walk
  • Luggage transported to your accommodation each day
  • Celebratory dinner at the grand and historic Parador Santiago in the vault restaurant
Day 1: Arrival day. Transfer from Bayonne to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-PortFrance
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Guests will need to organise their own flights into Biarritz airport (4kms from Bayonne) in France to meet the group. Direct flights operate throughout the day from Paris to Biarritz, France (1 hour 20 min flight).

Meet our representative in Bayonne at 12 midday in the foyer of the Mercure Bayonne Centre Le Grand Hôtel, from here we transfer (1 hour drive) to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, the capital of the historical Basque province in the Pyrenees . On arriving in the town you will be transferred directly to your hotel, the Les Chemins D’Elika. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this quaint walled town at your leisure. The town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port is located at the base of the Pyrenean Mountains and the name “Pied-de-Port” actually means “foot pass.” Enjoy time to stroll along the cobbled streets of this mountain town, with its quaint arts and craft shops meandering down the hill. Tonight join the rest of your group (and those completing our French Camino) for dinner in the Michelin star restaurant specialising in traditional Basque Food which is accompanied with regional French wines.

Note this walk can be added to our 8 day Camino walk to create a longer journey across Spain or our 8 day French camino to create a French & Spain Camino experience.

Day 2: Walk Auberge Borda to Roncesvalles - PamplonaFrance - Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Walk: Auberge Borda to Roncesvalles.
Distances: 16kms. 380m elevation gain over 9kms
Track notes: A strenuous uphill walk is rewarded with stunning views in all directions

Enjoy breakfast before departing our hotel. We farewell St Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port as we are transferred up the mountain to Refuge Auberge Borda at 870m altitude where we start our walk. The scenery today is magnificent as our walks crosses three mountain saddles and meander towards the French and Spanish border offering impressive views along the way of the Pyrenees. Challenging but rewarding, once we make it to the high point of the day, its a steep downhill into the historic village of Roncesvalles, high in the Pyrenees. This town is rich in history from battles between French Napoleonic troops and Anglo-Portuguese forces in the 1800s to the defeat of Charlemagne by local tribes. From here we transfer to the lively town of Pamplona (1 hour transfer). The city of Pamplona is most famous for the daring ‘Running of the Bulls’ spectacle where hundreds of people run in front of the bulls down a narrow stretch of the old town and into the bullring. Our accommodation for the night is at the Pamplona Catedral Hotel, set in a Medieval convent, this beautiful hotel has been transformed into a boutique 4-star hotel. After you settle in you can stroll around the old town with the lively Plaza del Castillo close by. Tonight enjoy a superb dinner featuring local produce and regional wines.

Day 3: Walk Cizur to Uterga - BurgosSpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Walks and Distances:
Total Walk: Cizur Menor to Uterga  11.8kms

Shorter Walk Option: Cizur Menor to Zariquiegui  6kms

Track notes: A steep climb past monuments featured in ‘the way’ film which is rewarded with views followed of course a steep descent through villages.

This morning we enjoy a relaxed day and explore the city of Pamplona. There is so much to explore in this city apart from it being the world’s bull-running nexus. This town, full of tradition and history, is the capital of Spain’s Kingdom of Navarre. The major epicenter of Pamplona is Plaza del Castillo. It has been the venue of military parades and stage bullfights for centuries. Afterwards we leave Pamplona and enjoy a short transfer to Cizur Menor (15 mins). We walk from the town of Cizur Menor, as soon entering the town we’ll spot the Church of San Miguel Archangel which once formed part of a monastery where pilgrims stayed en route to Santiago. Our track ascends to Sierra del Perdon from here you will appreciate magnificent views northwards to the Pyrenees and Pamplona. We pass the life-size installation called the ‘Monument to the Pilgrims Way’ depicting a group of pilgrims from different eras crossing the trail and make our way to Uterga. Afterwards, we transfer to the town of Burgos (2hrs). Burgos is famous for its intact medieval architecture such as its impressive gothic cathedral is a veritable jewel full of monuments worthy of exploration and appreciation and was home to the warlord El Cid. Tonight we spend the evening at Palacio de Burgos, once a 16th century Palace, this historic building has been tastefully restored with modern interiors. it is ideally located in the centre of the old town. Tonight enjoy a wonderful dinner featuring regional cuisine and wines.

 

Day 4: Walk Villares de Orbigo to Astorga
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Distances:
Total walk Villares de Orbigo to Astorga (14kms) 4.5- 5 hours

Shorter walk options:
Option 1: Walk Santibanez de Valdeiglesias to San Justo de la Vega (8kms)
Option 2: Go to the accommodation early

Track Notes: Track: Some gentle hills with sections of trees.

After breakfast, we leave Burgos and are transferred to Villares de Orbigo (2 hours). Today’s walk is between the villages of Villares de Orbigo and Astorga. We’ll pass the holm oak and chestnut tree-covered Colomba mountain and cross the Tuerto river to Astorga. This ancient city which still has some impressive Roman walls surrounding it as well as an eclectic mix of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture. Tonight we spend the night at the stylish Hotel Spa Vía de la Plata Astorga, ideally located in the heart of the old town. Enjoy a superb dinner in a nearby restaurant tonight including local produce and wines.

Day 5: Walk Acebo to Molinaseca - Sarria - Sabenche
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Walks & distances: 

  • Morning walk – Acebo to Molinaseca – 8.5kms (3 hours)
  • Afternoon walk: Sarria to Sabenche – 6kms
    Option to skip either walk and travel with the guide/driver.

Track notes:
Morning walk: Steep descent of 500m over 8kms
Afternoon walk: Undulating well-formed paths, trending upwards

After breakfast, we leave Astorga and transfer to Acebo (3o mins). The walk today is in the mountains with panoramic views over the plains below. Continue to the picturesque village of Molinaseca before strolling into Villafranca del Bierzo, nestling at the foot of the mountains. Afterwards we are transferred to the town of Sarria, where we enjoy a restaurant sit-down lunch. This afternoon’s walk takes us from the town of Sarria to the village of Sabenche. Sarria was a major medieval centre for pilgrims with several churches, chapels, monasteries and 7 pilgrim hospitals, these days it is a bustling modern city. We head out of town and on an uphill stretch to the countryside. We walk along peaceful country roads, past tiny villages and through charming woodlands to the tiny village of Sabenche.  Tonight our accommodation is at the charming Casa Caxiguero a 12th-century typical traditional Spanish farmhouse(or similar). Enjoy the warm hospitality and quaint atmosphere with wonderful home-cooked meals featuring organic food produced in the garden all accompanied with local wines.

 

 

Day 6: Walk Rente to PortomarinSpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Distances: 16.5kms. 4.5 hours walking. 
Shorter walk option: Rente to Ferreiros  9.5kms 
Track notes: Fairly flat with gentle undulation until our morning tea stop at Ferreiros. (Note:  To avoid the decline there is the option of being transported to Portomarin after morning tea. The largest hill climb for the day us into Portomarin).

After a delicious breakfast, we farewell our hosts and start our walk from the village of Sabenche to the town Portomarin. We follow country lanes through rural setting and shady wooded forests. We pass through many quaint hamlets and villages including Ferreiros with it cute church. The path ascends to Pena dos Corvos where you can enjoy magnificent views before descending into the Rio Mino valley. We cross the bridge and walk towards the historic town of Portomarin. The original town is now underwater due to a dam built in the 1960s to create a reservoir. A decision was made to move the most important of the old historic building to the new town higher on the hill. Painstakingly buildings were moved brick by brick and reconstructed. When the dam is low remnants of the old town can still be seen on the waterfront. Guests will love this quaint town with its cobbled-stone streets and homes decorated with colourful flower boxes. Our accommodation tonight is at the modern Vistalegre Spa Hotel. Here you can relax in the spa room and refresh after a day’s walking, or explore the town. Tonight we will dine in a local restaurant featuring fresh regional produce and wines.

 

Day 7: Walk Portomarin to Palas De ReiSpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Walk and distances:
Total walk Portomarin to Palas De Rei: 24kms 6 hours. 

Shorter walking options:
The day will be broken down into the following walks and you can take our transfers to do any of these.
Option 1: Portomarin to Morning tea stop (7.7kms)
Option 2: Morning tea to lunch stop (5kms)
Option 3: Lunch to afternoon tea stop(6 kms)
Option 4: Afternoon tea stop to the finish (5kms)
The flattest sections are  from morning tea to lunch and then afternoon tea to the finish.

Track Notes:
The walk this morning is challenging with an undulating ascent of 400m until Ventas de Naron (12.6kms)
After lunch there will be 8kms of undulating descent to our afternoon tea stop, with the last 5kms relatively easy going.

Overview: After breakfast we farewell Portomarin and head towards the town of Palas de Rei. Our day starts with a steady uphill climb taking in views of pretty Portomarin. The route takes us through the brooms, with their magnificent fragrance. Our path then follows the road to Gonzar and past Castromaior, known for its Romanesque church.  Along the path you will pass charming hamlets and calvaries. Over this stage, we will pass through Ventas de Naron, over the gentle Sierra de Ligonde, then downhill through Ligonde to see the church dedicated to the apostle St James. Emperor Charles V stayed here in the modest village of Ligonde in 1520. Our guide will meet us today towards the end of the walk for our short transfer (15 mins) to our accommodation for the next 2 nights at Pazo de Orban & Sangro. Tonight enjoy dinner in a local restaurant with local wines.

Day 8: Walk Palas De Rei to MelideSpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Depart hotel: 8.30am

Walk and distance: Walk Palas De Rei to Melide – 14kms
Shorter walking Option: Walk Campanilla morning tea stop to Melide – 6kms

Track notes: Good woodland wandering and trending down hill for the first 5kms. Some uneven forest paths in this section. We then reach the outskirts of Melide where the path is more paved and easy.

Enjoy breakfast before we transfer back to the trail (15 mins). Today’s walk takes us from Palais de Rei to Melide. We traverse the land encountering pretty woodlands of chestnut and oak. We pass hamlets and small towns of Casanova, O Coto and Leboreiro and travel through various valleys. We finally arrive in the 10th-century village of Melide with its historic churches and building. From here we will be met and transferred back to our accommodation at Casa Camino (20mins). Tonight enjoy wine tasting of some regional wines before enjoying a relaxing dinner at this charming location.

Day 9: Walk Melide to ArzuaSpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Walk and Distances:
Melide to Arzua total walk – 14.5kms

Shorter walking options: 
Melide to Morning tea stop – 5kms.
Morning tea to lunch stop – 7.5kms

Track notes: Easy, relatively flat walking up until morning tea through rural farmland and a nice forest. Short downhill section after morning tea and then undulating to the Arzua. Varied path of dirt tracks, forest path,cement footpath and roadside.

After breakfast, we farewell our hosts and transfer back to the trail at Melide. Today’s walk takes us from the town of Melide to Arzúa. The terrain becomes much easier today as we walk through the villages of Carballal, San Xuilan do Camino with its cute 12th Century church and the village of Lebereiro. We wind our walk through woodlands of oaks, pine and Eucalyptus trees. We will stop at one of the local villages along the way for lunch. Crossing over the River Seco on the Magdalena Bridge we will reach Furelos and continue on to Arzúa, in the province of La Coruña, famous for its local cheese. From here we are transferred to our accommodation for the next two nights at the nearby Pazo De Brandesco (10 min transfer).  This unique 17th Century grand mansion has been in the same family for the past 400 years. You’ll be amazed by its family collections that decorate the house. Enjoy time to wander the grounds and visit their small chapel or swim in the pool. Tonight dine in the grand dining room enjoying a three-course meal served with local wine.

Day 10: Walk Arzúa to San AntonSpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Walk and distances:
Arzúa to San Anton – 20.5 km

Easier walking options:
Option 1: Arzúa to morning tea stop – 8kms
Option 2: Arzua to lunch stop – 15.5kms
Option 3: Lunch stop to San Anton  – 5kms

Track Notes: Undulating trails with a long downhill to lunch.

Overview: After a good night’s rest, we enjoy breakfast in the dining room. Afterwards, we transfer back to Arzúa (10 mins) to recommence our walk to San Anton. We depart by the Rua do Carme. In this stage the landscapes of meadows and woods including Carballos oaks, eucalyptus, fruit trees and cultivated fields with stretches of roadside walking. We cross the River Raido and then pass through several hamlets some with Jacobean echoes a reference to the ancient trade of shoeing horses. After our walk, we are transferred back (20 mins) to our accommodation at Pazo De Brandesco where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing swim after another day walking. Enjoy dinner in the dining served with local wines and chatting about the day’s adventures.

Day 11: Walk San Anton to Santiago de CompostelaSpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Walks and distances:
We transfer an extra 3 minutes down the road from San Anton to start our walk today in Amenal.
Amenal to Santiago De Compostela – 16kms

Shorter walking options:
Option 1: Amenal to Morning tea stop – 4.5kms
Option 2: Morning Tea stop to lunch stop: 7.5kms
Option 3: Lunch stop to Santiago de Compostela. 4kms

Track notes: Mixture of rural and urban settings. We climb a large hill through a forest. 309m – 330m gains and losses in elevation during the day.

Overview: Today is the final leg of our Camino walk as we make our way to our destination at Santiago de Compostela. After breakfast we transfer back to the trail (20 mins) to start our walk. Today you will pass many ancient sites including monuments, chapels and bridges, all have a story to tell. Follow country lanes and forest paths through increasingly populated countryside. We walk through Lavacolla village, a place where pilgrims traditionally stopped to wash in the river and purify themselves before entering the city of Santiago. We reach Monte del Gozo (Mount of Joy) where we will see impressive views of the impressive Cathedral of Santiago. We walk into Santiago though the cobbled streets of the Old Quarter and feel the elation as we reach the Plaza del Obradoiro, one of the most beautiful and renowned squares in Spain and the end of our walk. Enjoy the views in front of you of the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago. To the left of the cathedral in the square is our impressive accommodation for the night at the Parador (also known as the Hostal dos Reis Catolicos.) Considered the oldest hotel in the world, in 1499 this building was a Royal hospital to house the walkers who were on the camino pilgrimage to Santiago. These days this accommodation is now an elegant hotel with the best location in the city offering a truly unique and exclusive place to stay. Tonight we join the pilgrims service at 7.30pm before enjoying a celebratory dinner in the historic restaurant at the Parador Hotel.

 

 

Day 12: Santiago de Compostela departure daySpain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

After breakfast your tour concludes. enjoy free time to explore Santiago de Compostela at leisure. Additional nights can be booked at the Parador hotel if requested.

Guests will need to organise flights from Santiago to Barcelona or Madrid to connect with international flights. The airport is a short 15 minute taxi from the city.

Tour Accommodation

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Les Chimens D'Elika, St Jean Pied-de-Port

Night One

Night one is spent in the charming Les Chemins D’Elika, centrally located in St Jean Pied-de-Port. All guest rooms in the guest house are fitted with a kettle. Featuring a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer, some units at Les Chemins d’Elika also have a city view.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Pamplona Catedral Hotel

Night two

Set in a Medieval convent, the beautiful Pamplona Catedral Hotel has been transformed into a boutique 4-star hotel. Located next to the Cathedral and 200 metres from the famous Plaza del Castillo the hotel is ideally located in the heart of the old quarter of town. Guests will enjoy comfortable modern rooms with ensuites with the choice of King or double beds with large window offering views over the town. In the evening we dine in luxury in the magnificent restaurant which was once the chapel with its impressive vaulted ceilings.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Palacio de Burgos

Night three

Situated in the heart of the old town opposite the impressive Cathedral and only a short walk to the Plaza Mayor lies the gothic Hotel NH Collection Palacio de Burgos. Once a 16th century Palace, this historic building has been tastefully restored with modern interiors using natural materials. Guests will enjoy stylish Superior rooms with ensuites with choice of king or twin beds. In the evenings dine in the award-winning restaurant savouring modern regional cuisine and wines.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Hotel Spa Vía de la Plata, Astorga

Night four

On the stone of the convent of San Francisco, the Hotel Spa Vía de la Plata was built in the centre of the city at Astorga. Within a short walk, you will find the Town Hall and the world heritage site of Gaudi’s Episcopal Palace This smart modern hotel has a relaxing spa area featuring a thermal pool, Finnish and Turkish saunas. Guests will enjoy modern and stylish rooms with ensuite including shower and bathtub with choice of double or two twin beds.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Casa Caxiguero

Night Five

Located in the village of Barbadelo lies the charming Casa Caxiguero. This charming historic accommodation built in the 12th century is a typical traditional Spanish farm house with pretty stone walls and exposed timber beams. Enjoy the warm hospitality and quaint atmosphere with wonderful home-cooked meals featuring organic food produced in the garden all accompanied with local wines.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Vistalegre Spa Hotel Portomarin

Night Six

This charming modern hotel is the best accommodation in the town of Portomarin and is ideally located to stroll around the town and across the road from the river. The hotel has a relaxing bar to relax and enjoy a drink, as well as a spa room to relax those tired feet amongst the bubbles. Rooms are decorated with stylish modern decor including ensuites. Choice of King or twin beds.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Casa Camino, near Palais De Rei

Nights 7 & 8

Spend 2 nights at the charming Casa Camino, a beautiful ancient farmhouse which has been loving restored to create a charming and homely accommodation. With beautiful scenic views across the valley, this property offers serenity and peace. Relax in the gatehouse room which has the feel of a medieval banquet hall a great place to relax with a glass of wine. Rooms are beautifully appointed all with ensuites and choice of double or single beds.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Pazo De Brandesco Country Club

Nights 9 & 10

The Pazo De Brandesco Country Club is a 17th Century grand mansion which lies on twelve hectares of property. This property has been in the same family for the past 400 years and is in the style of a grand hunting lodge. This tradition is reflected in the multiple hunting trophies which adorn the common areas. Recently converted into a hotel by the owners, you will be amazed at the collection of family items that still adorn the house and walls.  Guests will stay in private rooms each with their own decor and personality. All rooms have ensuites featuring both showers and baths, with the choice of King or twin beds. The expansive grounds featuring a historic chapel and a swimming pool in which to refresh after a day’s walk.

12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain
12 Day Camino de Santiago walk from France to Spain

Parador de Santiago de Compostela

Nights 11

In the main square of Santiago de Compostela overlooking the cathedral lies the Parador de Santiago de Compostela also known as the Hostal dos Reis Catolicos. Considered the oldest hotel in the world, in 1499 this building was a Royal hospital to house the walkers who were on the camino pilgrimage to Santiago. These days this accommodation is now an elegant hotel with the best location in the city offering a truly unique and exclusive place to stay.

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We run regular monthly tours from May to September every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

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SOLO TRAVELLERS
WILLING TO SHARE

If you are a solo traveller willing to share a room, we will attempt to match you with another solo traveller of the same gender. If we can’t find you a match of the same gender by around 12 weeks prior to the tour, you will be charged the single supplement cost of $1298 extra.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
WANTING THEIR OWN ROOM

For those wanting to guarantee their own room, a single supplement cost of $1298 extra will be charged at the time of booking

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TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Private Group Prices From
$ 9249 /p

Departure of your choice

Prices in Australian Dollars
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PRIVATE GROUPS
10 – 12 participants

Departure date of your choice

PRICES
Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discount rates.

Departure date of your choice is subjective to availability. A minimum group size of 10 required. Prices are equal to Past Travellers’ discounted rates. Additional Past Traveller’s’ discount not available for groups. Based on twin share – see details about Single Supplement and upgrade extras.

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Discount Information

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. This discount will automatically be deducted from future bookings when you book online using the same email address used for past bookings.

EARLYBIRD CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 13 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for all international bookings.  Travel Insurance covers items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $500 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Before you book please read our Booking Terms and Conditions. Click here

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    WALKING THE THREE CAPES:
    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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