French Camino Tours

The French Camino or Camino Francés is the best known Camino route. Named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its rich heritage and cultural value, the French route starts at St. Jean pied de Port in the Pyrenees and covers 790Km until arriving in Santiago.

Most people walk much shorter sections of the route.The most popular section is the last 100Km (63 miles) from Sarria to Santiago, which is the minimum required to obtain the Compostela certificate of completion. Others choose to start in León, 100 miles away from Santiago, a city famous for its impressive Cathedral similar to Notre Dame in Paris. Pamplona with its famous San Fermín running of the bulls festival, Logroño with its renowned Rioja wines and Burgos are other cities that are well worth a visit when on route.

We have divided the route into separate tours that cover the most popular sections below, which can of course be combined and personalized for you. Both self-guided and guided-tours are shown below, so that you can select what works best.

French Camino: Sarria-Santiago (Short Stages)

pilgrim posing in front of statues along the Camino de Santiago

Embark on a transformative journey along the Camino de Santiago, starting from the quaint town of Sarria. With shorter, manageable stages, this tour is perfect for seniors and those preferring a relaxed pace. Traverse serene landscapes, charming hamlets, and historic monuments, savoring each moment of your journey. Meet fellow travelers, each with their own inspiring stories and let the Camino etch an unforgettable chapter in your life’s journey.


French Camino: León - Santiago

Cathedral of Leon on el Camino de Santiago
Travel back in time as you journey through Northern Spain walking the Camino de Santiago. Our Leon Camino is ideal for the adventurous spirit who enjoys learning about the history and culture of a place, while experiencing the best of Spain's local cuisine, staying in exclusive accommodations and finding those secret places that only local experts can provide. We have carefully chosen this unique journey to allow you to be immersed in a thousand-year-old tradition that has the power to transform the spirit and leave you with a memorable experience.

French Camino: O Cebreiro - Santiago

palloza in o cebreiro

O Cebreiro, known for its straw roof houses (pallozas), is located on the Galicia border, about 95 miles (150Km) from Santiago. This section of the French route will have you descend from the mountains from the highest point of the Camino in Galicia, through beautiful landscapes and fertile valleys to the city of Santiago. You will have the opportunity to visit sights along the way like the benedictine Monastery of Samos. It is a great route for those willing to explore the French camino beyond the last 100Km.


Last 100 Km: Sarria - Santiago

pilgrim walking along the camino

Sarria is a great starting point as it is a large town and has everything you need to set out on your journey. This route will take you 70 miles (115 km) along the French route in the Galician region, through green landscapes and lush forests to Santiago during a five-day walk. It is a great route to become acquainted with the Camino. This trip makes you eligible to obtain your Compostela certificate when you arrive in Santiago.


Easygoing Camino

pilgrims posing with picture along the Camino
Our easygoing Camino is perfect for those wanting to experience walking the Camino but are worried about keeping up with the daily distance and fitness level. We believe the journey is the destination and that’s why our popular Easygoing Camino allows travelers to break up the Camino into smaller stages, walking less than 10 miles a day, but still have the authentic experience and immersion into the beauty of Spain. Let us handle all the details to make your trip an unforgettable one.

Classic Camino

pilgrim group facing the camera on a hike the way tour on el Camino de Santiago
Our original and popular Camino, the Classic Camino, allows you to walk the last 100km of the French Way. We’ll stay at unique and historical hotels, sampling the best of local gastronomy and being immersed in the history and tradition of this amazing journey. Classic Camino allows you to walk comfortably with guided support while giving a truly authentic experience.