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  • Region Brussels/Antwerp
  • Compiègne
  • Bourges
  • Lot & Garonne
  • Pamplona / Pampelune
  • Burgos
  • Léon
  • Compostela/ Compostelle
  • A Coruna/ La Corogne
  • Gijón
  • Santander
  • Bilbao
  • Les Landes
  • Tours
  • Northern France
  • Region Brussels/Antwerp

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)

After an extensive briefing you hop behind the wheel of your campervan, let's go! The first leg takes you to the Oise region in Northern France, a reasonably short drive so you can take the time to get acquainted with your new home for the following weeks.

Camping tip:
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)

From now on you avoid highways and choose byways to fully enjoy the majesty of your surroundings. Stop in Vézelay, the starting point of Via Lemovicensis, to officially inaugurate your Way of St James route!

Camping tip:
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)

Via the beautiful Périgord-Limousin Regional Nature Park and the famous wine town of Bergerac you reach authentic Lot et Garonne. Here you can enjoy canoeing, swimming or picnicking along the banks of the rivers at leisure as will stay here for 2 nights.

Camping tip:
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)

Today you cross the Pyrenees! The Camino Frances starts from the medieval town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. Via Roncevalles (known for its epic poem The Song of Roland) you reach charming Pamplona, a walled medieval city. Be sure to plan a trip to Puenta de la Reina and its awesome pedestrian bridge, pilgrim hospital, and to the old royal residence Estella. You have got the space and time as again you will explore this area for 2 days.

Camping tip:
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)

From Pamplona you travel southwest through the Rioja region. Take a break in the medieval towns of Logroño and Nájera. Ever seen live chickens in a cathedral before? Head to the one in Santo Domingo de la Calzada for the full story! Burgos, the City of El Cid, is your final destination today and one of the main stops on the Camino Frances. Its cathedral is a World Heritage Site.

Camping tip:
Camping Fuentes Blancas in Burgos: shaded campsite with (shallow) swimming pool, 3 km from the historic city.

Day 8 & 9 - Burgos > León (189 km)

Take some time to enjoy the staggering beauty of Burgos before driving out across the endless plateau of Meseta towards Frómista who harbours the most beautiful Romanesque church on the route. When you arrive at the royal town of León again its famous Gothic cathedral and the Renaissance San Marcos Monastery are true eye-catchers. Your camp here for 2 nights.

Camping tip:
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)

Before you will arrive in Santiago de Compostela and the Tomb of the Apostle James, the end of your pilgrimage, your first stop today is Astorga. This mid-Spanish historical town is the proud owner of a Roman-era city wall and a Gaudi-designed bishop's palace in which the Museo de los Caminos is harboured. A must-see for any true Jakob route aficionados. In Ponferrada, named after an 11th century iron bridge you will see the beautiful Mozarabic Iglesia de Santo Tomas de las Ollas. The oldest church on the route however can be found in O Cebreiro and dates back all the way to the 9th century. You will stay 2 nights Santiago de Compostela, an open-air museum.

Camping tip:
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)

After the many medieval towns and cathedrals along the route you will be delighted to feel a breath of fresh sea air. The coastal resort of Carnota is only a 1-hour drive from Santiago de Compostela and boasts the longest and most authentic granary in Galicia. It is located along a 7 km long sandy beach which is very popular among surfers. A must-see and feed your Instagram spot? The 'End of The World' lighthouse on the Cabo Finisterre peninsula. Head on through the Costa Verde towards A Coruña, where you will pick your spot for the night.

Camping tip:
Camping Los Manzanos: cozy campsite with swimming pool near a sandy beach east of A Coruña.

Day 13 & 14 - A Coruña > Gijón (313 km)

Numerous picturesque fishing ports, ancient farms, quiet bays with sandy beaches and impressive cliffs adorn your route today. Take your time to take in all the beauty and stop regularly. By the late afternoon you should reach Gijon where you will stay 2 nights. Enjoy a day at the beach or explore Oviedo.

Camping tip:
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)

It may be a good idea to start bright and early today as halfway between Gijón and Santander you may wish to turn inland and explore the amazing Picos de Europa National Park. Your boots are made for walking baby. Make sure you keep them at hand.

Camping tip:
Camping Suances: family campsite 32 km west of Santander on Playa de la Concha.

Day 16 & 17 - Santander > Bilbao (109 km)

In the morning go for a stroll along the seafront of the port and seaside town of Santander and visit the Palacio de la Magdalena, built at the beginning of the last century as the summer residence of the Spanish royal family. Then travel on to Bilbao, the largest city in Spanish Basque Country. Tomorrow on day 17 you have an entire day to explore the old town. Make sure you put the wise and famous Museo Guggenheim Bilbao on your programme.

Camping tip:
Autocaravaning Kobetamendi: Motorhome area at Bilbao Hostel, with beautiful views over the city and bus stop.

Day 18 & 19 - Bilbao > Landes (232 km)

The Basque coast has a phenomenal rugged coastline interspersed with numerous beautiful bays. By lunchtime, you should be around San Sebastian, a Belle Époque seaside resort known for its fine dining. From here to the Spanish-French border is a mere 25km, but the Atlantic coastline is weary of human border and just continues it fabulous settings on the other side of the border. Welcome back to the Landes and its abundance of sandy beaches, where your trip originally started and now officially ends with a two nights stay. From here it is up to you which route you take. We suggest 3 more stops.

Camping tip:
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)

On your way back to the north, there are still many fascinating places to take a break: Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Poitiers ... This way you can keep that holiday feeling linger longer!

Camping tip:
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)

Via Orléans and Paris, you continue your way to Northern France, for a last night in French Flanders.

Camping tip:
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)

A final drive to the depot, where you drop off your campervan and travel companion on wheels. Maybe it's a 'So long, pal' rather than a goodbye?

What's included?

  • 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.

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