CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WAY OF ST JAMES THROUGH FRANCE & SPAIN

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WAY OF ST JAMES THROUGH FRANCE & SPAIN 2013 SELF-GUIDED WALKING ALONG THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES From Le Puy in France to Santiago in ...
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CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WAY OF ST JAMES THROUGH FRANCE & SPAIN 2013

SELF-GUIDED WALKING ALONG THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES From Le Puy in France to Santiago in Spain - daily departures from 1st May to 30th October 2013 Walks of 7 to 15 days from $795 per person including accommodation, luggage transfer and meals

The Camino de Santiago or Chemin St Jacques - the route to the shrine of St James the Apostle in northwest Spain - has attracted pilgrims from all over Europe since the 12th Century when an estimated two million people each year walked, rode or were carried along the route to the city of Santiago de Compostela. One of the major pilgrimage routes in France was from Le Puy crossing the Pyrenees at the Roncesvalles Pass, joining other trails at Puente la Reina in Navarra (near Pamplona) to form a single path across northern Spain to the shrine at Santiago de Compostella. The Spanish part of El Camino de Santiago runs some 800km (about 500-miles) from the Roncesvalles Pass through Puente la Reina, La Rioja, Burgos, Leon and finally crossing Galicia to Santiago Today, it is possible to experience the same route as the medieval travellers, walking the most unspoilt sections of the route on a self-guided ‘inn to inn’ walk – staying mostly in 1 or 2-star hotels usually with your own bathroom / toilet - and with your baggage transferred each day. We offer one or two week easy to moderate walking sections from Le Puy in central France, south to the Pyrenees and along the northern coast of Spain to Santiago, on the road to Compostela…….. Share in the sheer scale, the mystery and the history of this great medieval pilgrimage phenomenon. Take a journey where you can imagine the hardships, the pleasures and interests of those early pilgrims. Follow an infinitely varied succession of paths and trails that link cities and villages, great cathedrals, fine churches and ancient monuments. Travel through the wooded valleys of central France, cross the Pyrenees and the great Navarre plains, see the Montes de Leon, the vineyards of Rioja and the Bierzo, before reaching the fertile valleys of Galicia and - like millions of others through history - the sacred shrine of St James.

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Suggested itineraries from 7-days to 11-weeks with daily departures & extra nights on demand

LE PUY – NASBINALS – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days walking in France) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAY 7

Arrive at Le Puy in time for dinner. Le Puy – St Privat d’Allier, 24km St Privat d’Allier – Saugues, 20km Saugues – Les Faux, 25km Les Faux – Aumont, 19km Aumont – Nasbinals, 26km Trip ends after breakfast.

Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: Le Puy en Velay. Nearest train station: Le Puy en Velay Departure point: Nasbinals Difficulty: 4 to 7-hours easy to moderate walking each day (with 150m - 500metres of elevation) Accommodation: 6-nights: 1 or 2-star hotels, half board (breakfast & dinner)

From $855 (twin share) From $220 (as available) From $25 per person (as available)

NASBINALS – CONQUES – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days walking in France) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAY 7

Arrive at Nasbinals in time for dinner. Nasbinals – St Chély d’Aubrac, 17km St Chély d’Aubrac – Espalion, 24km Espalion – Estaing, 13km Estaing – Espeyrac, 24km Espeyrac – Conques, 13km Trip ends after breakfast

Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: Nasbinals Nearest train station: Aumont-Aubrac or St Christophe Departure point: Conques Difficulty: 3 to 6-hours of easy to moderate walking each day (with 150m - 450metres of elevation) Accommodation: 6-nights: 1 or 2-star hotels, half board (breakfast & dinner)

From $855 (twin share) From $155 (as available) From $25 per person (as available)

CONQUES – CAHORS – 8-days / 7-nights (6-days of walking in France) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAY 7 DAY 8

Arrival at Conques in time for dinner Conques – Decazeville, 17km Decazeville – Figeac, 32km Figeac – Cajarc, 32km Cajarc – Limogne, 17km Limogne – Lalbenque, 22km Lalbenque – Cahors, 19km Trip ends after breakfast.

Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: Conques Nearest train station: Rodez, then bus for Conques Departure point: Cahors Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours easy to moderate walking each day (with 50m - 350m of elevation each day) Accommodation: 7-nights: 1 or 2-star hotels, half board (breakfast & dinner)

From $995 (twin share) From $275 (as available) From $25 per person (as available)

CAHORS – LECTOURE – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days of walking in France) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAY 7

Arrival at Cahors in time for dinner Cahors - Montcuq, 32km Montcuq - Durfort, 26km Durfort - Moissac, 14km Moissac - Auvillar, 19km Auvillar - Lectoure, 34km End of the trip after breakfast

Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival Point: Cahors Nearest train station: Cahors Departure: Lectoure Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours easy to moderate walking each day (with 50m to 150metres of elevation) Accommodation: 6-nights: 1, 2 or 3-star hotels, half board (breakfast & dinner)

From $935 (twin share) From $280 (as available) From $25 per person (as available)

LECTOURE — AIRE-SUR-ADOUR – 8-days / 7-nights (6-days of walking in France) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAY 7 DAY 8

Arrival at Lectoure in time for dinner Lectoure - La Romieu, 19km. La Romieu - Condom, 16km. Condom - Montréal du Gers, 16km. Montréal du Gers - Eauze, 17km Eauze – Nogaro, 20km Nogaro - Aire-sur-Adour, 30km Trip ends after breakfast.

Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: Lectoure Nearest station: Agen or Auch, then bus to Lectoure Departure point: Aire-sur-Adour. Difficulty: 4 - 8-hours easy to moderate walking each day with 50m to 150m of elevation Accommodation: 7-nights, 1 or 2-star hotels or in a country cottage, half board (breakfast & dinner) each day

From $1005 (twin share) From $280 (as available) From $25 per person (as available)

AIRE-SUR-ADOUR – ST JEAN PIED DE PORT – 8-days / 7-nights (6-days walking in France) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5

Arrival at Aire-sur-Adour in time for dinner Aire - Adour - Arzacq, 32km Arzacq – Maslacq, 40km (shuttle included) Maslacq - Navarrenx, 22km Navarrenx - St Palais, 30km (optional Shuttle at extra cost) DAY 6 St Palais - Larceveau, 15km DAY 7 Larceveau - St Jean Pied de Port, 18km DAY 8 Trip ends after breakfast. Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: Aire-sur-Adour Nearest train station: Aire-sur-Adour Transfers: Arzacq-Maslacq & return shuttle-bus included in cost. Departure point: St Jean Pied de Port Difficulty: 4 to 10-hours of easy to moderate walking each day (elevations of 50m to 150m) Accommodation: 7-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels, half board (breakfast & dinner)

From $950 (twin share) From $175 (as available) From $80 per person (as available)

ST JEAN PIED DE PORT – LOGRONO 8-days / 7-nights (7-days of walking from France into Spain) DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 DAY 4 DAY 5 DAY 6 DAY 7 DAY 8

Arrival St Jean Pied de Port before dinner St Jean Pied de Port – Roncesvalles, 25km Roncesvalles – Zubiri, 22km Zubiri – Pamplona, 21km Pamplona - Puente La Reina, 24km Puente La Reina – Estella, 22km Estella - Los Arcos, 22km Los Arcos – Logrono, 28km. (Walk ends in the afternoon)

Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: St Jean Pied de Port Nearest train station: St Jean Pied de Port Departure point: Logrono Difficulty: 6 to 8-hours of moderate walking daily (300m except on DAY 2 with a climb of 1300m). Accommodation: 7-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels, with half board (breakfast & dinner) - except Pamplona where we provide B&B only. Optional extra night in Logrono at extra cost

From $1055 (twin share) From $205 (as available) From $45 per person (as available)

LOGRONO – BURGOS – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days of walking in Spain) DAY 1 Arrival at Logrono in time for dinner DAY 2 Logrono – Najera, 29km DAY 3 Najera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 21km DAY 4 St Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado, 23km DAY 5 Belarado - San Juan de Ortega, 24km (Return by taxi to Belorado - included) DAY 6 Taxi to San Juan de Ortega (included) then walk San Juan de Ortega – Burgos, 28km DAY 7 Trip ends after breakfast.) Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: Logrono Nearest train station: Logrono 2 transfers ex Belorado included in tour cost. Departure point: Burgos Difficulty: 4 to 7-hours of flat easy walking each day Accommodation: 6-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels, 3-nights half board (breakfast & dinner) & 3-nights B&B only (in Logrono, Santo Domingo, Burgos).

From $935 (twin share) From $280 (as available) From $265 per person (as available)

BURGOS – LÉON – 8-days / 7-nights (7-days of walking in Spain) DAY 1 Arrival at Burgos in time for dinner DAY 2 Burgos - Castrojeriz, 39km (optional shuttle) DAY 3 Castrojeriz – Fromista, 25km DAY 4 Fromista : Carrion de los Condes, 19km DAY 5 Carrion – Moratinos, 30km (taxi from Moratinos to Sahagun included) DAY 6 Taxi Sahagun to Moratinos included, then walk Moratinos - El Burgo Ranero, 28km DAY 7 El Burgo Ranero - Mansillas d/l Mulas, 22km DAY 8 Mansillas – Léon, 19km. (walk ends in the Afternoon. Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

Arrival point: Burgos Nearest train station: Burgos 2 transfers ex Sahagun included in tour cost Departure point: Leon Difficulty: 6 to 8-hours of moderate walking each day (except DAY 2 where the 11 hours walk may be shortened with the use of the shuttle bus) Accommodation: 6-nights in 1 & 2-star hotels with half board with 1-night B&B only in Burgos & 1-night in a room without an ensuite. Upgrade to Parador available in Léon – or extra nights at extra cost

From $1090 (twin share) From $185 (as available) From $365 per person (as available)

LÉON – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 15-days / 14-nights (13-days of walking in Spain) DAY 1 Arrival at Léon in time for dinner DAY 2 Léon - Hospital de Orbigo, 34km (Optional local bus at extra cost) DAY 3 Hospital de Orbigo – Astorga, 14km DAY 4 Astorga - Rabanal del Camino, 20km DAY 5 Rabanal - Ponferrada: 33km DAY 6 Ponferrada - Vilafranca del Bierzo, 25km DAY 7 Vilafranca del Bierzo - O Cebreiro, 30km DAY 8 O Cebreiro – Triascastela, 21km. DAY 9 Triascatela – Sarria, 21km DAY 10 Sarria – Portomarin, 22km DAY 11 Portomarin – Palas de Rei, 25km DAY 12 Palas de Rei – Arzua, 29km DAY 13 Arzua – Lavacolla, 29km DAY 14 Lavacolla – Santiago de Compostela 10km DAY 15 Trip ends after breakfast

Arrival point: Léon Nearest train station: Léon Departure point: St Jacques de Compostelle Difficulty: 4 to 8-hours of easy to moderate walking daily (there are 3 long days that may be shortened using a shuttle-bus at extra cost - ask for details) Accommodation: 14-nights, 1 & 2-star hotels, half board (breakfast & dinner) except in Santiago where we offer B&B only. Upgrade to the Parador Hotel in Santiago at extra cost - ask for details Costs per person: From $1855 (twin share) Single room supplement: From $315 per person Solo Traveller supplement: From $560 per person

SARRIA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – 7-days / 6-nights (5-days of walking in Spain) Itinerary is Days 9 – 15 of the route from Léon to Santiago Costs per person: Single room supplement: Solo Traveller supplement:

From $795 (twin share) From $135 (as available) From $205 per person (as available)

Tour cost includes: * Self-guided Inn-to-Inn walking * 1, 2 or 3-star accommodation as shown * Local shuttle-bus transfers as indicated

* Daily baggage transfers from Inn to Inn * Mostly breakfast & dinner each day as indicated

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