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Camino de Santiago Francés


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Camino de Santiago Francés


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Camino de Santiago Francés


Sections

¿Where do you want to start your Camino de Santiago Francés?

We have divided the road into sections, each with its own characteristics, advantages and levels of difficulty. Click on each section for more information.

Camino de Santiago Francés

Saint Jean Pied de Port - Pamplona

Level: 4.00

Distance: 66.00 km

Number of stages walk: 3

Number of stages on bike: 0

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Pamplona - Logroño

Level: 3.00

Distance: 95.00 km

Number of stages walk: 4

Number of stages on bike: 2

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Logroño - Burgos

Level: 2.00

Distance: 124.00 km

Number of stages walk: 5

Number of stages on bike: 2

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Burgos - León

Level: 1.00

Distance: 195.00 km

Number of stages walk: 8

Number of stages on bike: 3

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León - Sarria

Level: 3.00

Distance: 194.00 km

Number of stages walk: 8

Number of stages on bike: 4

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Sarria - Santiago de Compostela

Level: 2.00

Distance: 116.00 km

Number of stages walk: 5

Number of stages on bike: 2

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Travels

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Camino Francés Clásico (León - Santiago)

(Stages 21-33): 15 days, 309 km's pilgrimage (192 miles). Camino de Santiago Clasico. Spain is More's most popular pilgrimage. A real Classic.

From 830 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Camino Francés Clásico (León - Santiago)

Camino Francés Light (Sarria - Santiago)

(Stage 29-33): 9 days, 127 km's pilgrimage (100 miles). A great taste of the Camino. Last chance to gain the 'Compostela'.

From 625 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Camino Francés Light (Sarria - Santiago)

Camino Francés (St-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Logroño)

(Stage 1-7): 9 days, 161 km's pilgrimage (100 miles). Across the Pyrenees to Rioja's vineyards.

From 675 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Camino Francés (St-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Logroño)

Camino Francés (Logroño-Burgos)

(Stage 8-12): 7 days, 124 km's pilgrimage (77 miles). Through Rioja's vineyards to the Cathedral of Burgos.

From 450 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Camino Francés (Logroño-Burgos)

Camino Francés (Pamplona - Burgos)

(Stage 4-12): 11 days, 219 km's pilgrimage (136 miles). Through vineyards, historical kingdoms and impressive cathedrals.

From 785 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Camino Francés (Pamplona - Burgos)

Camino Francés (Logroño - León)

(Stage 8-20): 15 days, 319 km's pilgrimage (198 miles) among Spain's most impressive Cathedrals.

From 845 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Camino Francés (Logroño - León)

Camino Francés FULL WALK (St-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Santiago)

(Stage 1-33): 36 days, 789 km's pilgrimage (489 miles). Complete the Camino in one trip.

From 1.995 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Camino Francés FULL WALK (St-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Santiago)

Along the Camino on Bicycle (León-Santiago)

(Bike stages: 8-13): 9 days, 309 kms. A historic pilgrimage by bicycle to Santiago.

From 795 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Along the Camino on Bicycle (León-Santiago)

Along the Camino on Bicycle (Pamplona-Santiago)

(Bike stages: 1-13): 16 days, 701 kms. A historic bike tour from Pamplona to Santiago.

From 1.245 €/pers. Per person in a double room.

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Along the Camino on Bicycle (Pamplona-Santiago)

History of the Camino de Santiago Francés

This Camino is by far the most favoured, most traditional and internationally the most celebrated. A Camino experience of a lifetime.
  • Length: 779 km. / 484 miles.
  • Start: St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France. 
  • End: Santiago de Compostela.

El Camino Francés  - Considered the main thoroughfare in Europe, this Jacobean trail is definitely the most traditional route. Its tracks can be traced back to the IX century, shortly after the discovery of the remains of the Apostle St. James. Even though it was not the first route used for the pilgrimage, and despite the fact that St. Jame's tomb and the subsequent cathedral were at the far Western end of Europe, hundreds of pilgrims from Germany, Italy and France soon began to arrive at Compostela. The accessible terrain found along the French route caused it to become the most popular of the various pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela over the centuries. The richness of its landscape and artistic qualities has remained the same since the IX century. As a result, people from all over the globe, from some 150 counties, walk or bike this pilgrimage from France each year.

After that time, Santiago de Compostela evolved into a final destination for millions of walkers on a journey where they would encounter thieves and a number of other dangers. For this reason kings and nobility endeavoured to make the Camino safe by protecting the travelers and providing them special help along the way. This, in turn, brought about the birth of new towns and villages all along the route. 

By 1135, the French Way had become an established route, as is confirmed by the publication Codex Calixtinus, the first travel guide in history. Attributed to the French cleric Aymeric Picaud, this medieval guide for pilgrims on their way to Santiago, describes in detail the towns, rivers, hospitals and churches that pilgrims would find.

The popularity of the route continues on the agenda of the masses until the XVI century (1434 marks its first documented Year of Jubilee,) with up to a thousand pilgrims arriving to Santiago de Compostela daily.  By the mid-twentienth century, however, it began to decline, bit by bit.

In the middle of the twentieth century, a hard postwar time, the Camino begins to notice the arrival of new pilgrims traveling the old route in search of that old symbol of European unity. Associations of Friends of the Camino is founded and the route is pointed out or marked by the characteristic yellow arrows.  The Holy Year, 1993, is a turning point for the Camino when the regional government, the Junta, of Galicia shows strong support to recover and provide new interest for the pilgrims reaching Santiago, whether for religious, cultural or physical/sports related reasons. From that time, the French Route continues to grow, with numbers each year exceeding the previous.

The advantages of traveling this ancient route are indisputable. On one hand, there's its artistic value, with countless examples of the best Romanesque or Gothic art. And on the other hand, there's also its unique and great natural beauty, which allows the traveler a wide range of experiences, from a chain of enchanting French towns, the rugged Pyrenees, the fortressed villages of Navarra, the wine region of La Rioja, the silent strong Castilian plateau, the beautiful historic city of León, Astorga's Maragata region and Galicia’s green hills. The route also crosses through memorable Spanish  towns such as Pamplona, ​​Logroño, Burgos and León with their beautiful cathedrals, and small historic villages such as Puente la Reina, Santo Domingo de la Calzada and Sahagún.

In addition, its very well marked with multiple services adapted for walkers.

Buen Camino.

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