There are four main routes to Santiago.
- The Camino Frances (The French Way) starts at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port France. Your 800km walk takes you over the Pyrenees and continues through the La Rioja region and along the rolling hills of northern Spain, before finishing in Santiago de Compostela, the burial place of St. James. The Hollywood film “The Way” starring Martin Sheen was filmed on the French way. The Camino Frances is the most popular route to walk.
- The Camino Portugues ( The Portugues Way) Starting in Lisbon the 597km walk follows the Atlantic coast north through Portugal to Spain and onto Santiago.
- The Via De La Plata (The Silver Way) At 1000km this is the longest route. Starting at Serville Spain heading north to Santiago.
- The Camino Ingles (The English Way) Ferrol is the starting point for to 120km walk. Following the shoreline southwards through Galicia. The Camino Ingles then climbs inland into rolling farmland, past old chapels and churches and, tree-lined paths until reaching the city of Santiago.
You don’t need a map to walk the camino. You can’t get lost the Camino is well signposted. Follow the yellow arrows & shell signs.