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    Walking the Camino Frances from Ponferrada to Sarria

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    Mountainous & Traditional Galicia - Camino Frances 7/8

    This Camino Walking Tour explores the seventh section of the Camino Frances / French Way, the most traditional of all the pilgrims' ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally. Read more

    French Way 7/8 Day 1Day 1 - Ponferrada- Start of your journey

    You will be pre-booked into a traditional hotel in the heart of the town.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 2Day 2 - Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo (6h, 23km)

    Today you will cross the region of Bierzo, a sunken plain nestled within a ring of mountains. It is a fertile land, whose agreeable climate allows the cultivation of many types of fruit and vegetables. In Villafranca, don't miss the garden of the "Iglesia de Santiago".

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 3Day 3 - Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro (7h, 30km)

    Prepare for a challenging day with an ascent of 1000m. You will pass through the narrow valley of the river Valcace before tackling the ascent of O Cebreiro. Situated between the ranges of "Los Ancares" and "La Sierra do Courel", this stage involves a steep climb in the course of only a few kilometers.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 4Day 4 - O Cebreiro to Triacastela (5h30, 21km)

    From O Cebreiro the trail passes through the "Sierra de Ranadoiro" (Ranadoiro Mountains) and, after crossing the Alto do Poio, it descends into the valley to the village of Triacastela.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 5Day 5 - Triacastela to Sarria (5h30, 19km)

    Of the two Camino options, the "San Xil" Camino offers scenery that will uplift your spirits and encourage you on your way. It has many "Corredoiras" (narrow forest routes) with paved pathways that cut through typical Galician oak woods. If you wish to visit Samos, you will pass through the narrow valley of the river Ouribio, mostly following the road.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 6Day 6 - Sarria, end of the Camino

    After breakfast we bid you farewell.

    What you get

    Camino de Santiago included tick box A mix of comfortable accommodations in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
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    What you can add

    Camino de santiago can be included Great dinners with local food
    Camino de santiago can be included Extra nights
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    Camino de santiago can be included Your airport transfers

    Make it WOW

    Try to cycle or horse ride it!
    go via Samos

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    It is best to fly to Santiago de Compostela or to Madrid / More info: http://www.spanish-airport-guide.com/

    1 - Fly to Santiago de Compostela, Spain


    Ryanair
    and Iberia/BA fly direct to Santiago de Compostela from the UK. Ryanair fly from Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands
    and Liverpool and Aer Lingus operates from Dublin.

    Many of the flights that arrive at the airport are from internal Spanish destinations. Iberia and Spanair offer the best selection
    of flights and you can fly to and from Santiago De Compostela from: Frankfurt, Paris and Rome and Barcelona, Bilbao,
    Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Seville, Tenerife and Valencia.

    2 - Fly to Madrid, Spain


    Virtually every company flies to Madrid
    Spanish national company: www.iberia.com
    Spanish low-cost: www.spanair.com

    To start your walking holiday: Ponferrada

    1 - From Santiago.


    - Take a shuttle bus to the bus station. Then a direct bus to Ponferrada (3-4hrs). See: https://www.alsa.es/en/
    - Take a train to Ponferrada. Takes 4hrs, 2 per day. See: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html/

    2 - From Madrid. Train (5-6hrs)


    See: https://www.alsa.es/en/bus-schedules

    Back home, from Sarria

    1 - Bus to Lugo (30mins) and then to Santiago (1hr45), direct to the airport.
    2 - Train to Madrid (8hrs)

    Spanish train information and booking: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html


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    • Distance:96 km
    • Duration:6 Days
    • Trip style:Self Guided
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