May 01, 2016

The French Way (Section 8) is the most popular walking tour of the Camino de Santiago. Perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino: a nice walk, good food, discovering local customs, meeting fellow pilgrims and enjoying the unique atmosphere of it all. You won’t forget a single minute of it! This section of the Camino de Santiago starts in Sarria and covers the last 100 km of the Camino Francés, the minimum required to apply for your Compostela certificate. The Camino will take you across woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets, following tracks and paths lined by granite stone walls. The green rolling landscape of Galicia is part of each day’s walk, until you approach your final destination: the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela. Get your ‘Compostela’ certificate and explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit St. Francis’ monastery (it is believed that this route is the same St. Francis took when he went on pilgrimage.)

The tour will include all accommodations with breakfast and dinner daily, until Santiago with breakfast only daily, arrival transfer to starting point, and transfer to airport in Santiago de Compostelo, also luggage transfer (1 pc. per passenger). This is a 9 night/10 day trip with last 3 nights in Santiago de Compostelo. 

Nine Month Spiritual Formation Pilgrims Covenant

All pilgrims who commit to this program will meet 2-3 times beginning in September 2016 to build a sense of community, discuss physical training and spiritual formation (3 books will be read by all pilgrims). 
    
Projected Cost for the entire trip is $3,000 per person for the walk based on two in a room, air to and from Kansas City and the minimal cost of participating in the program. Grant monies will be available to all participants. A $500 deposit is required by August 2016. Every passenger will need a passport to travel. Space is limited.
    
All arrangements made by Deborah Mason Travel & Tours, LLC through CaminoWays.com. Pilgrimage led by Rev. Jenn Weekes Klein.