French Way on horseback from O Cebreiro

1875 €

Your biggest hobby is horse riding? We offer you the option of enjoying a long route accompanied by a group of riders with whom you can share anecdotes and emotions, as well as getting to know a wide variety of places on the back of your most faithful companion: the horse.

French Way on horseback from O Cebreiro
Distance 163 km
Accommodation Hotels / Country cottages
Stay 7 days / 6 nights
Price per person Per person / room double room
Available dates Double check available dates in Services
Dead Line 31/12/2021

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Route for Pilgrims

Day 1: Arrival in O Cebreiro and lodging

From here, and depending on the time of arrival, you can visit different points of interest in the area, such as the Santo Milagro Chapel, the Gaiteiro Monument or the different expressions of the local ethnography, such as the mills or the typical and well-known pallozas of the town.

Day 2: Stage O Cebreiro – Samos – Sarria

38 km

You will wake up in the accommodation in O Cebreiro, where a good breakfast is included to start the day with your batteries fully charged, and you will begin the stage to Sarria. You will pass through a mountainous area, with a route open to the mountain ranges of Os Ancares and O Courel, where you will pass through towns such as Hospital da Condesa or Triacastela. Before heading towards Sarria, it is recommended to visit the town of Samos, which offers, in addition to incredible landscapes and views, a visit to the local monastery, one of the oldest in the Western countries.

After crossing beautiful landscapes and emblematic places, you will arrive in Sarria, where you can visit different points of interest such as the Monastery of La Magdalena, the Church of San Salvador or the Tower of the Fortress.

Day 3: Stage Sarria – Portomarín

22 km

You will wake up in the accommodation in Sarria, where a good breakfast is included to start the day with your batteries fully charged, and you will begin the stage to Portomarín. On the way you will start the day passing through some of the most impressive ‘carballeiras’ on the route. The route then descends to the banks of the river Miño, where for the first and only time on the French Route in Galicia, vineyards can be seen. It is necessary to cross an old bridge to cross the Belesar reservoir, on the river Miño itself, to reach Portomarín.

Day 4: Stage Portomarín – Palas de Rei

(24 km/15 miles)

On the way, you will pass through typical Galician villages such as Gonzar, Castromaior, Ventas de Narón and Lameiros, already in the municipality of Monterroso, to finally reach Palas de Rei, after passing through the town of Ligonde. After arriving in Palas, you can visit different points of interest in the area and enjoy emblematic places such as the church of San Tirso or taste the famous Arzúa-Ulloa cheese with designation of origin, typical of the region.

Day 5: Stage Palas de Rei – Arzúa

(39 km/24 miles)

You will start by leaving the town through A Ulloa, the land that lends its name to the designation of origin of the region’s cheeses (Arzúa-Ulloa). After a few kilometres you will reach the castle of Pambre, one of the few Galician castles that survived the Irmandiñas revolts and whose visit is a must. Finally, in the province of A Coruña, you will pass through typical villages such as Leboeiro and Furelos, before reaching Melide, considered the geographical centre of Galicia.

You will arrive in Arzúa, where you can visit different points of interest in the area, such as the Pazo de Brandesco or the different museums in the town, such as the Honey Museum or the Cheese Promotion Centre.

Day 6: Stage Arzúa – Santiago de Compostela

40 km

You will wake up in the accommodation in Arzúa where a good breakfast is included to start the day with your batteries fully charged and you will begin the stage to Santiago de Compostela, finally the destination is near and soon you will see for the first time the towers of the Cathedral from the surroundings of Monte do Gozo. Today’s section goes through meadows, oak and eucalyptus trees that surround small villages such as Calzada or Salceda, as well as the municipality of O Pino, the last one before Santiago. Once in the monumental area of Santiago you will walk with the nervousness of reaching the Plaza del Obradoiro and feel the satisfaction of having achieved your goal.

Day 7: Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast in your Accommodation A day off to visit all those monuments that, besides the Cathedral, have made this town so special. After breakfast our services will be finished.

Information of interest

General Terms and Conditions

The contractual relationship between the Organizing Agency and the client is governed by the present general conditions and by the technical data sheet of the trip which details its definitive content. The client has the obligation to check the documentation received from the Organizing Agency, and any questions must be notified before the start of the trip.

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Services

We will do everything we can, to make Your Way as comfortable as possible.

Available dates

March-April:

  • March 27th to April 2nd

May:

  • May 1st to 7th

July:

  • July 1st to 7th

August:

  • August 7th ot 13th

September:

  • September 1st to 11th

September-October:

  • September 27th to October 3rd

Services Included

Accommodation for 6 nights
6 full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Documentation: maps and useful information
Activity insurance and civil liability
Horses, equipment, saddle bags and waterproof clothing if necessary.
Horseback riding guide
Staff to look after the horses and deliver luggage daily between accomodations.
Backpack transfer (1 package – max. 20 kg.)
Transfers from the airport (Santiago de Compostela or Vigo), train or bus station to the starting point of the Camino.
Support vehicle
Truck prepared with boxes and spare horses, if necessary. We believe that since the horse is so important in this event, it may be necessary to take precautions and have them at hand.
Telephone assistance service 24 hours
Guided tour through the Old Town of Santiago de Compostela (available in English or Spanish)
VAT included

Optional services

Single room supplement: 200€
Cancellation insurance: 12 €/ person Non-residents: Consult
Extra night in Santiago de Compostela: 45 €/person (Double room in Guesthouse)
Santiago – O Cebreiro Transfer :160 € (up to 4 people)
Santiago – Airport Transfer: 25 € (up to 4 people)

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