The French Camino, which connects Saint Jean de Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela, is the most important and busiest route of the Jacobean pilgrimages. Since the discovery of the tomb of the apostle in the ninth century, this route became the backbone of the pilgrims going to Compostela; the most important pilgrimage route of the medieval Europe. Of great cultural and scenic value, all other routes from Europe and Spain converge with the French Camino, perfectly signposted and documented.
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Sarria is a little bit more than 100 kilometers far from Santiago. That is the minimum distance necessary to obtain the Compostela; document that attest to have done the Camino de Santiago. That´s the reason why many pilgrims begin in this city his first pilgrimage to the Apostle.Book it now >>>
This stage starts in Roncesvalles, an important point in the French Camino in the Navarre Pyrenees. From there, we go down through the woods until Zubiri, Pamplona, Puente de la Reina, Estella and Los Arcos before entering La Rioja, where we will know the birthplace of the famous wine, to finish in Logroño.Book it now >>>
This part of the French Camino goes along vineyards of the well-known Rioja Wine to reach some historical places such as Nájera, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Montes de Oca, San Juan de Ortega y Atapuerca. We may visit both Romanesque churches and medieval castles. We finish our today´s route in the city of Burgos, where the Cid Campeador´s remains lie under the spectacular Gothic Cathedral.Book it now >>>
This stage connects the cities of Burgos and Leon through such plains fields that seem not to have an end. The route crosses historical places of the French Camino such as Frómista with its Romanesque church of St. Martin. We will have a break in Hontanas, Boadilla del Camino, Carrión de los Condes, Terradillos de los Templarios and el Burgo Ranero before arriving in León, with its spectacular Cathedral.Book it now >>>
We start this stage in Astorga. Asturica Augusta in Roman times and an important road junction in that period which keeps an important heritage. After passing through other small villages linked to the cult of St. James, we will finally reach the mythical Cruz de Ferro and Ponferrada. We get into the region of El Bierzo, well-known by their gorgeous food and wine and we calmly walk to O Cebreiro. The entrance of the French Camino in Galicia.Book it now >>>
This part runs inside Galicia from O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela, passing through beautiful villages very related to the French Camino and with local people accustomed to the steps of the pilgrims. We will go down from the mountains towards the beautiful woodlands in Triacastela, Sarria, Portomarín, Palas de Rei, Melide and Arzua before reaching our final aim, the Cathedral of Santiago.Book it now >>>