For centuries pilgrims from all over Europe have made the journey to Santiago de Compostela. These pilgrimage routes are therefore among the most imaginative-laden European trails. During this 21-day tour we will take you on the Via Lemovicensis variant starting from Vézelay.
In France, the road winds itself through the beautiful green scenery of the Dordogne, the Garonne and Landes. From the Pyrenees you join the main route, the Camino Frances, through Northern Spain towards the tomb of St. James in Santiago. Along the way imposing cathedrals and small Romanesque churches, the hilly landscapes of Navarra, the vineyards of La Rioja and Meseta plateau brighten up your path.
Your return journey glides along the Costa Verde, the Spanish north coast with picturesque fishing ports, long sandy beaches as well as impressive cliffs towards Basque country and the cultural city of Bilbao which is definitely worth a closer look. Via the French Côte d'Argent and Tours you will slowly but certainly head home.
Day 1 - Region Brussels / Antwerp > Oise region (250 km / 280 km)
Camping de L'Aigrette - Attichy: a smallsize campinglot near a lake on the river Aisne between Compiègne and Soissons
Le Coeur de la Forêt - Compiegne: at the edge of a forest, a straightforward and tranquil spot.
Day 2 - Compiègne > Bourges ( 395km)
Camping Robinson - Aquadis Loisirs in Bourges. Located amongst greenery a 15 min walk from Bourges and Lake Auron.
Day 3 & 4 - Bourges > Lot et Garonne (425 km)
Camping du Lac du Moulineau Lot et Garonne: Quiet location, on the edge of Lake Damazan and 800 m from the Canal de Garonne, surrounded by vineyards.
Moulin de Campech: with swimming pool in a beautiful setting with rivers and lakes all around; 10 km from the spa town of Casteljaloux.
Day 5 & 6 - Lot & Garonne > Pamplona (280 km)
Camping Izarpe in Arostegui: half an hour from Pamplona, recent and quietly located campsite with swimming pool.
Urrobi in Valcarlos is located at Roncevalles an hour's drive from Pamplona.Camping Izarpe in Aroztegi or Urrobi in Valcarlos
Day 7 - Pamplona > Burgos (247 km)
Camping Fuentes Blancas in Burgos: shaded campsite with (shallow) swimming pool, 3 km from the historic city.
Day 8 & 9 - Burgos > León (189 km)
Camping Ciudad de León: quiet campsite with swimming pool with easy access to the city.
Camping Camino de Santiago Villadangos del Páramo: half an hour's drive southwest of León, in a quiet location and with a swimming pool.
Day 10 & 11 - León > Santiago de Compostela (335 km)
Camping As Cancelas in Santiago de Compostela: : shaded campsite with extensive facilities and a large swimming pool, the historic center of Santiago de Compostella can be reached via a walkway (2 km).
Day 12 - Santiago de Compostela > A Coruña (185 km)
Camping Los Manzanos: cozy campsite with swimming pool near a sandy beach east of A Coruña.
Day 13 & 14 - A Coruña > Gijón (313 km)
Camping El Peñoso in Antromero: small quiet campsite half an hour northwest of Gijón, on the beach of San Pedro de Antromero.
Camping L'Amuravela in Cudillero: along the coast west of Gijón, in the proximity of beautiful sandy beaches.
Day 15 - Gijón > Santander (203 km)
Camping Suances: family campsite 32 km west of Santander on Playa de la Concha.
Day 16 & 17 - Santander > Bilbao (109 km)
Autocaravaning Kobetamendi: Motorhome area at Bilbao Hostel, with beautiful views over the city and bus stop.
Day 18 & 19 - Bilbao > Landes (232 km)
Camping La Paillotte Capfun: in the pine forests of the Landes, on the edge of a lake and 7 km from the ocean. There is a playground and a water park with pools and slides, ideal for families with kids.
Camping Naturéo Landes: Ecocamping with large swimming pool, 600 m from the beach, water sports facilities and wellness.
Day 20 - Landes > Tours (356 km)
Camping Le Bec de Cisse - Vouvray: shaded and well-kept campsite in the Loire Valley, 9 km from Tours.
Day 21 - Tours > Northern France (421 km)
Camping de la Sensée in Aubigny-au-Bac: well-kept campsite at Cambrai, a stone's throw from the Belgian border. Indoor tropical swimming pool and sun terrace, animal park and playground.
Day 22 - Northern France > region Brussels / Antwerp (169 km)
- Rental of a Ford Nugget Plus year 2021 2.0 EcoBlue 135 HP, Euro 6.2 standard
- Pick up / drop off in the Antwerp or Brussels region on Mondays and Fridays during low season (April/May/June/September/October) and on Fridays only during high season (July/August)
- 350 km/day (= 2450 km / week)
- Full-comprehensive insurance with a limited excess of € 700
- Vehicle equipment: rear view camera, cruise control, blind spot monitoring, navigation system, DAB, Bluetooth, Auxiliary parking heater, tinted rear windows
- Outside equipment: side awning, rear privacy tent, outdoor mat, outdoor lamp, BBQ, table and chairs
- Equipment inside: table, built-in toilet & basin, cooler box, kitchen sink, 2-burner stove, storage spaces and wardrobes
- Dining equipment, kitchen utensils, cleaning kit and towels, sheets and blankets
- Thule bicycle rack for up to 3 bikes
- Extensive professional briefing by Connections & Ford employees
- Extensive cleaning and disinfection before the start of each rental period
- 7/7 assistance with technical issues within Europe
- Parking for your personal car during duration of your campervan trip
What's not included?
- Booking costs and confirmation print-outs of pitches
- Additional mileage on top of the included 350 km/day (rate: € 0,25 / km)
- Deposit (blocked on Credit card) : € 700
Good to Know
NEWSFLASH: your Connections Campervan is equipped with a Thule bicycle rack fitted for 3 bicycles. Ideal for sports enthusiasts who also want to stretch their legs in these inspiring landscapes or for cycling from your campsite to the city center. The Connections Campanion campervan is equipped like a true boutique hotel on wheels with all the necessary amenities and options in order for your comfort to be assured! In addition Connections rentals are free from hidden costs and surcharges!
LOW SEASON = April/May//October > pick-up & drop off possible on Mondays and Fridays
SHOULDER SEASON = June/September > pick-up & drop off possible on Mondays and Fridays
HIGH SEASON = July/August > pick-up & drop off EXCLUSIVELY possible on Fridays
Both France and Spain are camper-friendly. We gladly extend some camping tips, but you are free to park in the wild or where you deem it suitable and allowed 😊 Please note: wild camping is prohibited in protected nature areas, in water abstraction areas, on the beach or within 500 meters of monuments.
Campanion 3 weeks Price per person