It is said the first ever pilgrim to complete the Camino de Santiago was King Alphonse II, the Chaste, who rode his horse from Oviedo in Asturias to pay respect to the Apostle Saint James the Great during the 9th century. Follow his track, but on the French Way, from the magnificent mountains of O’Cebreiro to the Holy city of Santiago de Compostela. Travelling on horseback allows you to cover a lot of ground, around 30km per day, and provides you with an elevated viewpoint from which you can admire the French Way scenery.
Priced at 1,995 euros (currently $2,661 USD/via Xe.com), the fully inclusive tour includes 7 days/6 nights, rustic charm B&B accommodation, lunches and dinners, transfers, guides, van support, and more.
2013 tour dates are as follows:
September 4 - 10, 2013.
September 22 - 29, 2013.
October 26 - November 2, 2013.
Follow the Camino is offering a 20% discount (valid through August 31, 2013) on all 2013 French Way Tours. Be sure to mention ‘French Way 2013’ when booking.
For information and bookings, visit followthecamino.com.
ABOUT FOLLOW THE CAMINO™
Follow The Camino™, a world-wide leading tour operator, founded in 2006 in Dublin, Ireland, specialises in organising walking, cycling and horse riding holidays along the Camino de Santiago and the Via Francigena. We invented a new approach to this ancestral pilgrimage, respecting its spirit and enhancing its values, while making it more accessible, enjoyable and achievable for all.
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