What is the French Way tour?
The French Way tour or the Camino Frances tour is the most walked and demanded path of the Camino de Santiago. The French Way starts in Saint Jean Pied de Port in France and offers most services and accommodations, at Galician Roots, we offer different organized tours of the French Way of Saint James with all the needed services included so that you can discover this path without any worries.
Where does the French Way of Saint James start?
The Camino de Santiago Frances departs from the French town of Saint Jean Pied de Port in France and ends in Santiago de Compostela. The French Way has a total length of 795 kilometres. It is possible to start the French Way tour from any point of the route but you can find many options we offer on this page so you can choose the tour that best suits you both in difficulty and the number of kilometres.
Why should you choose the French Way tour?
As we explained previously this is the most walked route and it has most of the services and the largest number of accommodations, there are many types so we can adapt to your budget and needs and the variety of services is extensive. Choosing the Camino Frances organized tour is a safe bet as you will find everything you need along your trip and you will enjoy amazing sceneries.
Which tour of the French Way is easier?
The French Way starts in Saint Jean Pied de Port and has approximately 795 kilometres in length, the most walked and also the most accessible path in the number of kilometres and difficulty starts in Sarria, this stretch is highly demanded and booked. This tour starting from Sarria is also known as the last 100 kilometres of the Camino Frances
, it can be done in barely 7 days and allows you to apply for the Compostela certificate. There are many stretches until you complete the full route so have a look at our tour selection available on this page and if you cannot find what you are looking for do not hesitate to contact us.
What are the last 100 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago?
As discussed above the last 100 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago is the most popular route and the most walked by pilgrims, this stretch belonging to the French Way of Saint James starts in Sarria and has an approximate length of 114 kilometres hence its name. This route has become the most renowned since it is fairly easy and it is possible to complete it in only 5 stages, 5 days of walk. If you are unfamiliar with the Camino de Santiago this is the recommended option to start this adventure.
How many days do I need to do the French Way?
If you wish to walk the full Camino Frances on foot
then you will need to complete 33 stages at least, this means that you will need to walk 33 days. The stages range from 20 to 30 kilometres but if you prefer at Galician Roots we can organize your Camino Frances tour
and adapt it to the number of kilometres and days that you prefer. If you want to do the full Camino de Santiago Francés by bike this will require 14 stages ranging from 50 to 70 kilometres however we can adapt the route and the number of kilometres to your preferences.
How many stages does the French Way of Saint James have?
The Camino Frances has 31 official stages even though due to the length of some of them we would highly suggest doing between 33 and 36 stages to complete them comfortably as some of the official stages have more than 30 kilometres and we do not recommend exceeding this number of kilometres per day. We can customize the length of the stages depending on your physical condition so that your French Way organized tour is as comfortable as possible.
What is the Portuguese Way tour?
The Camino de Santiago Portugues
is the second most popular Jacobean route after the Camino de Santiago Frances
. The Portuguese Way
also known as the Portuguese Camino of the interior
or central path starts in Lisbon and goes across Portugal towards Santiago de Compostela passing through beautiful places such as Santarém, Coímbra, Oporto and Pontevedra. At Galician Roots, we offer different organized tours of the Camino de Santiago Portugues
with all the necessary services so that you only enjoy the path carefreely.
Where does the Portuguese Way start?
As we explained previously the Camino Portugues of the interior
starts in Lisbon even though you can start your Camino from another point to fit your holidays and budget. At Galician Roots we suggest different itineraries, you can, for example, walk the Portuguese Way from Tui
or if you prefer you can also complete the Portuguese Way from Oporto
. If any of these suggestions adjusts to your requirements do not hesitate to contact us and we can create your customized Camino de Santiago tour
Why should you choose the Portuguese Way tour?
Although it is the second most popular route among pilgrims this route is not overcrowded and has many infrastructures and services so if you have already done the French Way
then this is a great option to continue discovering new paths of the Camino de Santiago
. This Camino with few slopes passes by charming towns and cities without sacrificing authenticity with leafy woods. At Galician Roots, we offer you different tours of the Portuguese Way
so you only have to focus on walking and enjoying this beautiful route.
Which Camino Portugues tour is easier?
The vast majority of the Portuguese Way
is fairly flat and easy, only a few stages are difficult with some strong climbs. If you wish to complete an easy stretch with few slopes that would also allow you to apply for the Compostela certificate, then we recommend the Camino Portugues from Tui.
This itinerary of the Portuguese Way will allow you to become familiar with this route, in only 5 days you can complete this stretch.
How many days are necessary to complete the Portuguese Way?
Depending on the starting point of your itinerary you will need more or fewer days so that you can have an idea if you wish to complete the Camino Portugues from Lisboa
you would need 28 days taking into account the travelling time from your country. Keep in mind that you can start the Portuguese Way tour
with Galician Roots from different points of the route.
How many stages does the Portuguese Way have?
To complete the full Portuguese Way from Lisboa on foot you would need 26 stages/days. Some stages have a significant length, between 20 and 33 kilometres, but do not worry at Galician Roots we can adapt to your preferences and we can shorten the stages so that you can complete your Camino Portugues tour as comfortably as possible.
What is the difference with the Coastal Portuguese Way (Camino Portugues por la costa)?
There is another route of the Portuguese Way called the Camino Portugues por la costa / Coastal Camino Portugues and as its name suggests this route goes along the coast of Portugal, it starts in Porto and merges with the Camino Portugues of the interior in Redondela. This variant passes by the Portuguese litoral through places such as Povoa de Varzim, Viana do Castelo and Baiona. This quiet itinerary is perfect if you want to walk by beaches and cliffs and it is the perfect match if you wish to complete an easy trail with low difficulty.
Why should you book the Camino Portugues with Galician Roots?
We know how hard it is to walk for hours and arrive tired at the end of the stage this is why our tours include all the necessary services so that you only have to enjoy the experience and you do not need to worry to find accommodation once you arrive or you do not need to carry with a heavy backpack. Booking your Camino Portugues with Galician Roots means peace of mind and comfort since will take in organizing your Portuguese Way to Santiago from start to finish. We take care of booking the type of accommodation you prefer, we handle your luggage transfer, we organize all the transfers from and to the airport and we can also include dinners and any extra service you might require.