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The way of Saint James – Lectoure to Aire sur l’Adour

The way of Saint James – Lectoure to Aire sur l’Adour

Via Podiensis is one of the four main pilgrimage routes to the Spanish sanctuary of Santiago de Compostela from Le Puy en Velay, a Marian sanctuary since the fifth century. Since the Middle Ages, millions of pilgrims have left from Le Puy to journey to the Spanish Galicia, at the extremity of the Iberian Peninsula, to venerate the relics of Saint James, one of Christ’s apostles. This pilgrimage is today registered on the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
This part of Saint James way takes place mainly in the Gers department, the heart of Gascogne. You are in the country of bien vivre, land of Armagnac and foie gras. Gascogne has a rich history, famous for the Cadets de Gascogne who were immortalized by Alexandre Dumas and his hero d’Artagnan. The region is cris-crossed by the pilgrimage routes which run from Arles and Le Puy, joining together in the Pyrenees Mountains. Chapels, abbeys, churches, and other vestiges – such as the Bridge of Artigues and the Abbatial of La Romieu – stand as a symbol of the faith that urged the pilgrims to Compostela.

STANDARD : accommodation in 2 star hotels with terroir dinners

COMFORT : accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels with gourmet dinners

Standard tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Lectoure
Day 2: Lectoure – La Romieu (19 km)
Day 3: La Romieu – Condom (16 km)
Day 4: Condom – Montréal (20 km)
Day 5: Montréal – Eauze (18 km)
Day 6: Eauze – Nogaro (20 km)
Day 7: Nogaro – Aire sur l’Adour (28 km)
Day 8: Aire sur L’Adour – End of the tour after breakfast.

Comfort tour description

Day 1: Arrival at Lectoure
Day 2: Lectoure – La Romieu (19 km)
               Taxi transfer from La Romieu to Lectoure for overnight
Day 3: La Romieu – Condom (16 km)
               Taxi transfer to la Romieu in the morning
Day 4: Condom – Montréal (20 km)
Day 5: Montréal – Eauze (18 km)
Day 6: Eauze – Nogaro (20 km)
Day 7: Nogaro – Aire sur l’Adour (28 km)
Day 8: Aire sur L’Adour – End of the tour after breakfast.

Tour prices

Standard

Price per person double occupancy: 905 Euros
Price per person in a single room: 950 Euros
Price for solo walker: 1170 Euros

Comfort

Price per person double occupancy: 1545 Euros
Price per person in a single room: 1920 Euros
Price for solo walker: 1930 Euros

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