Explore Camino de Santiago Frances - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the "Pilgrimage of Compostela" or the Way of Saint James is a network of pilgrims' paths travelled as a pilgrimage to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where legend has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Every spring and summer, many people follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The French Way (Camino Francés) and the Routes of Northern Spain are the courses which are listed in the World Heritage List by UNESCO. The full trail can be found here: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/spain/palencia/camino-de-santiago-frances

Camino de Santiago Frances Map

This trail ended up being day 4, 5, and 6. It was absolutely a long and daunting hike. We had such a wonderful time together. I might be losing a toenail but it will be fine. I'm beside myself with how much training I did for this hike and put almost 60 something miles into breaking in a new pair of boots and still had a foot issue. if you decide to walk the Camino I highly recommend doing four to six mile day hikes to prepare yourself.

This is our third day on the Camino and I was under the impression it would be very hard to to the elevation. I was pleasantly surprised to find out it wasn't as bad as I thought, yesterday was much harder. The hotel we are staying at tonight has an in-house masseuse. my wife and I are getting 15 minute lower body massages.

Today is our second day on the Camino. It is more challenging than yesterday. My feet are killing me. We are excited amd having a blast

Today is our first day on the Camino and is also the longest hike I've ever done. It was very challenging just because of the distance. My feet are killing me but the hotel we're staying at has a foot massage chair and worth the 2 Euros. We were invited by our sweet friends to the Camino as a marriage retreat. we are excited to see how far we can push ourselves physically and mentally.

Really easy and nice walk through oak forest. And partly along a quite road

Started in Roncesvalles, stopped in Bizkarreta-Gerendiain for lunch and made it to Zubiri. Pretty easy hike but you need endurance. Some elevation gains. The downhill portion at the end was a little tricky with the uneven footing (like walking on rails). Took about 6.5 hours in total with the stops. Completed today in mid-October, so the weather was absolutely gorgeous (45 F at start to 65 F at finish). Lots of shade provided and sweet views of cattle, sheep, horses, mountains and towns. A bunch of towns available for the first 8 miles if you need to rest.

Wonderful part of the Camino, true to the rating of moderate

Load More