If you want to experience the Camino de Santiago, here we bring you very relevant information on the main routes, including maps and data on the most outstanding stages..
In this map we show you the main routes of the Camino de Santiago: here you can see the extension of each of them and choose the one you prefer according to the point of origin.
The French Way begins in France, in the town of St. Jean Pied de Port, although there are many pilgrims who prefer to advance a stage and start from Roncesvalles, avoiding the harshness of the Pyrenees. This is the most popular of the variants of the Camino de Santiago among pilgrims and the one with the most services along the way.The French Way
The Portuguese Way begins in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. From there it continues to Santiago along 25 easy stages, in which you will find all the necessary services. These and other characteristics make it an ideal route for all audiences, ages and physical conditions.The Portuguese Way
Starting in Irun, the Camino del Norte runs through some of the most important cities in this part of the peninsula and other charming towns: Donosti, Bilbao, Santander, or Santillana del Mar, Luarca and Ribadeo are just some of the stages that you will find walking along one of the oldest routes to the Galician capital.The Northern Way
From Oviedo and crossing the Asturian community, the Camino Primitivo is presented as one of the most difficult routes, but also one of the most beautiful due to the natural environment you will find if you walk this variant. Mountains, forests and valleys will accompany you during your journey.The Primitive Way
Whether you do it from Ferrol, or if you opt to start from A Coruña, the English Way is a short route that you can complete in a few days, while enjoying the green Galician landscape. Choose this option if you want to avoid the crowds so typical of the main Jacobean routes.The English Way
It is the longest route and starts in the south of the peninsula, specifically in Seville. It continues north through long stages that can be very hard during the summer. In exchange, you will enjoy all the beauty of cities like Seville, Mérida, Salamanca or Zamora during this route.Vía de la Plata
For those who do not have much time but do not want to miss the Jacobean experience, there is the alternative of doing the French Way from Sarria. You can walk the minimum 100 kilometers required to obtain your compostela on a very easy and popular route that will take you just 5 days.The Way from Sarria
The alternative to the traditional Portuguese Way begins in Porto and continues along the Portuguese and Galician coasts, passing through towns such as Viana do Castelo, Caminha or Vigo. If you choose this route you will enjoy fantastic views of the Atlantic coast, on a flat route with hardly any difficulties that is gaining pilgrims every year.The Portuguese Coastal Way
An ancient route in which you will walk between natural landscapes, away from the great masses of pilgrims. It starts at Ponferrada and runs through the four Galician provinces until it joins the Vía de la Plata before reaching Santiago de Compostela.Camino de Invierno
If you want to start from the Spanish capital, the Camino de Madrid is the perfect option. This route has little influx of pilgrims until it joins the French Way, so you can combine a first part of tranquility and solitude with the last stages of the Camino, in which you can share your experience with the rest of the pilgrims.Camino de Madrid
For those who prefer to start their pilgrimage from Santiago de Compostela, there is the alternative of the Fisterra-Muxía Way where you can continue your pilgrimage to the end of the world. Literally. Enjoy the best of the Costa da Morte in a unique tour.Camino Fisterra-Muxía
From Zamora, specifically from Granja de la Moreruela, the Sanabria Way extends over 13 stages dotted with monasteries and natural landscapes. Flat and long stages give way to more mountainous ones that will make this route much more entertaining until your arrival in Compostela.Sanabria Way
The Camino de Santiago is a set of routes with different points of origin whose final goal is the city of Santiago de Compostela, or more specifically, its cathedral, where the remains of the Apostle Santiago are found.
This set of routes and the tradition of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela date back to the Middle Ages, a time when walkers from all over Europe began this tradition that continues today and that you can also experience, either on foot with your dog, a caballo o by bike.
Whichever route you choose, here you will find all the information you need to know before starting your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.