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Camino - French Route F6


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Sample Itinerary - Subject to changes

On our trips you are guaranteed a high level of comforts and gastronomy. The Camino is clearly marked with the “Scallop Shell” showing you the way. The walking can be physically demanding and will require a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding venture that includes numerous cultural highlights along the way!

French Route 6/8 - Walk From Leon to Ponferrada - 101km

Day 1: Leon – Start of your journey!
The historic center of Leon is well preserved and worth visiting. Over the course of time, Leon became the capital of the kingdom in the Middle Ages; a historic enclave on the pilgrim’s road to Santiago de Compostela. Don’t miss The Pulchra Leonina (the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of Spanish architecture) & the old Hospital de San Marcos.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Leon


Day 2: Leon To Villadangos del Paramo
Leaving Leon, the urban area continues almost as far as Virgen del Camino (7km). From this point on, the route becomes more interesting as you follow the historical Camino along the Plateau of Leon.
Distance: 20km  / approx. 5.5 hours (ascent: 110 m / descent: 50 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Villar de Mazarife


Day 3: Villadangos del Paramo to Astorga
You pass the famous “Puente de Orbigo” and leave behind the Plateau of Leon. The Leon Mountains can be seen up ahead and the end of this stage will bring you to Astorga, the capital of Maragateria. Not to miss in Astorga: Episcopal palace, the cathedral, and the city walls.
Distance: 28km  / approx. 6.5 hours (ascent / descent: 140 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Astorga


Day 4: Astorga to Rabanal del Camino
We are now deep in the region as we gradually make our way up to the first foothills of the Leon Mountains. This part of the countryside is characterized by broom, oak trees and conifer plantations.
Distance: 20km  / approx. 5 hours (ascent: 270 m / descent: 20 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Rabanal del Camino


Day 5: Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada
One of the most rewarding days. Enjoy the beautiful broom and heather surroundings as you ascent to “Mount Irago”. Witness the “Iron Cross” on the mountain pass before making your way downwards to the wealthy area of Bierzo.
Distance: 33km  / approx. 7.5 hours (ascent: 250 m / descent: 880 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Ponferrada


Note: Here we can split the day in two stages (24 km and 8 km). Accommodation is in a superb chalet hotel in Molinaseca.

Day 6: Ponferrada, end of the Camino
After breakfast we bid you farewell
Meals included: Breakfast


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Camino - French Route F6
Tour Code: ZZ-HK-ESCAM06
6 days / 5 nights ~$600.00
Dates: Available all Year

Level : Fitness Level
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
Activities:
Hiking, sighteseeing

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