Year after year, thousands of people from all over the world decide to come to Spain to travel the long and beautiful road that joins the border of France with the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.
The most curious thing is that most of them repeat this adventure over and over again throughout their lives. Every time you return, the road gives you something new to discover, a new experience to live and wonderful people to meet. Are you coming with us?
Many variants of this path pass through Spain, but we have chosen the most important and known worldwide, the famous French Way ( el camino frances) ,which runs from the French border to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela.
Its more than 700 km of route passes through important cities such as Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos, León, Astorga ... among many others. Its cultural variety and the beauty of the landscapes makes it one of the most outstanding roads worldwide.
In Trips to Dream, we have adapted this trip so that you can enjoy this unique experience by breaking up the road in three parts. In the first one, we will walk from Saint Jean Pied de Port, on the border of France, to the city of Nájera, in the heart of La Rioja. It will be around 191 km that we will travel along 8 stages. Because we also want you to enjoy the great cultural variety of the area, our expert danish-spanish-english tour guide, Lise Krantz Dalgård, will accompany you throughout the trip, showing the history and curiosities of the different areas.
In addition to this, considering we'll be in La Rioja, we will enjoy a visit to one of the most avant-garde wineries in the area. A spa session and an excursion to the beautiful city of Olite will put the icing on this fantastic trip.
Take a look at our others ways to Santiago:
On the first day of the trip we will travel by minibus, with our guide, from Madrid to the beginning of the route in Saint Jean Pie de Port. There we will take a rest to start the hike with energy the next day
The adventure begins. In this first stage of about 26 km where we intend to reach the city of Roncesvalles, we will test our strength in one of the toughest stages of the entire road, but at the same time one of the most beautiful. Going through it will make you discover this mountainous area that separates the two countries.
21 km are the ones we will travel on this day. It will be a more relaxed stage than the previous one and where we enter leafy forests. We will reach at this stage the beautiful town of Zubiri.
At this stage of about 20 km we will reach the city known worldwide by the San Fermines, Pamplona. There we will spend our next two nights to take a break the next day.
After 3 days walking, we will take a rest to regain strength and take advantage of the proximity of the city of Olite, to visit it and know its beautiful medieval castle
24 km Where we will find a climb to a small summit, and down again until we reach this beautiful town on the banks of the river .
This time it is about 22 km that will make us reach the city of Estella. It will be a semi-hard stage but as rewarding as all the others.
Vineyards and olive trees accompany us during this 29km stretch until reaching Torres del Río.
At this stage of 20 km we enter the region of La Rioja, lands of wines recognized throughout the world.
Last stage of our trip. We will travel the last 29 km to reach Nájera, heart of La Rioja. This day we moved to the beautiful Hotel-Spa in Laguardia. There we will spend our last two nights
This day we will start with a 90-minute Spa session at our hotel. After lunch we will go to one of the avant-garde and most recognized wineries in this area, where we will enjoy a guided tour and tasting of one of its wines. In our free time we will enjoy the beautiful town of Laguardia
Our trip is over. We have to return to Madrid where we will say goodbye. We hope you enjoyed this adventure and see you soon.
To enjoy an extra touch in this adventure, what better than knowing the history and art that we will find in this area of northern Spain. For this, we have our danish tour guide Lise Krantz Dalgård.
Passionate about travel, Lise has been working for different travel agencies since 2010, both as head of department in Spain for major danish travel agencies, as a group tour guide in different countries such as Cuba, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal and obviously, all of Spain.
Currently studying anthropology at the University of Madrid, she makes her great interest in culture become a way of life where she loves her job, and that, along with his kindness and sympathy, makes a wonderfull expierence in your trip. In addition, her great knowledge of spanish language after so many years living in Spain, will allow you to get much closer to the people and circumstances that you find along the way.
Our accommodations have been sought to secure a good service to our travelers. The accommodation will be varied, depending on the area we will be in, and will go from hostels to 4-star hotels. They are always double or single rooms.
Among our lodgings we can find: Sercotel Leyre Hotel, Ekolanda cottage, Hotel Jakue, and Hotel-Spa Laguardia, among others.
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6 694 DKK
Price per person in double room
1390 DKKSupplement single room