Self-Guided Camino Frances Route (Spain)

Camino de Santiago French Way Last 200km Walking Hiking Vacation

Walk the Camino de Santiago Francés Route

The Camino de Santiago can be walked via several different routes. This self-guided Camino Francés Tour lets you walk the final 100 kilometres from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, which is the minimum distance required for a Compostela certificate of completion.

Doing a self-guided walking tour on the Camino offers you total flexibility when you travel. You choose the dates and we will arrange all your accommodations, your luggage transfers, and all your daily logistics. You just prepare for your Camino!

You could also take a look at our guided Camino de Santiago walking tour if you’d prefer to travel with a small group of like-minded folks. Or check out this Camino de Santiago Portuguese Route for an alternative self-guided option.

Feel free to get in touch if you’re having any trouble choosing the right route for you. We’re always quite happy to chat about the options!

Self-Guided Camino French Route

Prices / Dates

Price: Low Season – October to March From €449 per person sharing

Price: High Season – April to September From €549 per person sharing 

Single Supplement: +€120

Tour Dates: All Year

Tour Grade: Moderate to Difficult

Accommodation: Guesthouse (en suite)


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Camino Francés Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival to Sarria

Following your arrival into Galicia, you will travel by public transport to Sarria. This is your starting point on the Camino Francés Way.

Day 2 - Sarria to Portomarín

Following breakfast in Sarria, your first day walking the Camino Francés takes you to the banks of the River Miño and the walled town of Portomarín. The church fortress of San Nicolás in Portomarín also contains the Church of San Pedro and the Pazos of Conde da Maza. Walking Distance: 21.5 km / 13.4 miles, Ascent: 670 m, Approximate walking time: 5 / 6 hours

Day 3 - Portomarín to Palas de Rei

Starting out after breakfast, you will rise from the riverbank on your journey to Palas de Rei, a bustling town with strong artistic heritage and home of the church of San Tirso Walking Distance: 25 Km / 15.5 miles, Ascent: 720 m, Approximate walking time: 6 / 7 hours

Day 4 - Palas de Rei to Arzúa

Leaving Palas de Rei after breakfast, your day on the Camino Way Pilgrimage moves you forward to the town of Arzúa passing the Rio Seco River and the busy hub town of Melide.

Walking Distance: 28 km / 17.4 miles, Ascent: 730 m,  Approximate walking time: 6 / 7 hours

Day 5 - Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

Following breakfast in Arzúa, you will depart for your final overnight before Santiago in O Pedrouzo. Home of the distinctive Chapel of Santa Irene.

Walking Distance: 20 Km / 12.4 miles, Ascent: 520 m, Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 6 - Arrival in Santiago de Compostela

Departing O Pedrouzo, you will begin your last day of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. When passing Monte del Gozo, you will have your first glimpse of Santiago and, in its centre, the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro Santiago de Compostela. Congratulations on completing the Camino Francés route! Walking Distance: 20 km / 12.4 miles, Ascent: 510 m,  Approximate walking time: 4 / 5 hours

Day 7 - Santiago

Our services end with breakfast but don't forget to visit the Pilgrim Office to collect your Compostela!

A few words from our customers...

Just arrived home from a great week on the Camino organised by Footfalls and their team. I was part of a small group on a guided tour. Philip was very organized, competent, quietly attentive to everyone's skill level and needs. All the accommodations were comfortable and clean, and his choice of restaurants was very good. Would highly recommend Footfalls for a guided tour.
What a fantastic journey, thank you Footfalls. Just home from a wonderful week in the Camino. We walked from Sarria and walked to Santiago de Compostela and it was brilliant. Everything was organised so well, the accommodation, restaurants, transfers and even the weather. We will see you all next year for another Footfalls trip 😊
Sophia & James