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Camino - French Route F8

Camino - French Route F8
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The El Camino de Santiago has existed for over a thousand years!

Inspiring pathways through the pristine Spanish countryside combined with carefully selected and comfortable rural accommodations, tasty and traditional meals and no worries about carrying your own luggage around - make this one of the top self-guided (guided  option available) walking holidays throughout Europe! There is no single way to follow the Way of St. James, also known in Spanish as El Camino de Santiago!  In fact, there are a number of pilgrimage routes you can follow, however, some of these routes are better known than others. Santiago is considered a most important pilgrimage destination due to its association with James the Great and during the Middle Ages, the route was highly traveled by his followers. Today the route has again attracted a growing number of modern-day pilgrims from around the globe, whether celebrating for religious reasons, historical merit or simply for the awesome grandeur of the natural world all around. The route was declared the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in October 1987; it was also named one of UNESCO s World Heritage Sites in 1993.  It was considered one of three pilgrimages on which a plenary indulgence could be earned (the others are the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem). At the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, legend has it that the remains of Saint James the Great, are buried there.  At the end of the trip you will receive "The Compostela" - a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims on completing the Way (min. of 100 km).

Our trips focus on the "French Way" - the most traditional of all the pilgrims routes to Santiago, and the best known internationally. The route, which crosses the north of the Iberian Peninsula, was established in the late 11th century thanks to the efforts of monarchs like Sancho III the Greater and Sancho Ramirez de Navarra y Aragon, as well as Alphonse VI and his successors, who took care of its construction and promotion. The principal routes of the Way in France and Spain were described in detail around the year 1135 in the Codex Calixtinus, an essential reference work providing details of the pilgrimage tradition.

We offer 8 sections of the French Way for your self-guided exporations, while each year several guided trip options are set for Section 8 of the Camino.

This Camino explores the eighth and final section of the Camino Frances (French Way 8/8), the most traditional of all the pilgrims' ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally. The route begins in Sarria and finishes in Santiago de Compostela. Traverse the hilly landscapes of Galicia, certainly some of the most beautiful of all the caminos. Reward your efforts in Santiago de Compostela, the heart and hub of all pilgrimages on the Way of St. James. Everyday, during the camino walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy. The Camino de Santiago is clearly marked with the "Scallop Shell" showing you the way. This walk can be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it's a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights and a tremendous feeling of achievement when you get your Compostela, the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Certificate.

Walking Tour
Meeting: Sarria
Airport:   Santiago de Compostella
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Camino - French Route F8
Tour Code: ZZ-HK-ESCAM08
7 days / 6 nights ~$605.00
Dates: Available all Year

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Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Santiago de Compostella
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