The Camino de Santiago, or Camino Frances, is the route that departs from Saint Jean Pied de Port and ends at the Cathedral of Compostela. It is the most famous and popular pilgrim route, as it was the first to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 1993, and the one with the best range of services.
Along the way, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most emblematic cities of Spain such as Pamplona, internationally known for the San Fermin festival, Logrono, capital of La Rioja and one of the most important wine regions of the country, or Leon, with its impressive Gothic cathedral. In addition, on your path, you will see many charming villages, clearly marked by pilgrim tradition.
Doing the Camino de Santiago Frances completely allows you to enjoy a most varied landscape. The Pyrenean mountain range and the beautiful French Aquitaine, in the first stages, give way to a landscape dominated by the vineyards of Rioja and Ribera del Duero.
Kilometres later, the environment is completely transformed to surprise the pilgrim with the immense plains of the Castilian plateau and the characteristic ochre colour of its many crop fields. On the latter stages of the Camino Frances, the landscape changes radically again, announcing that with the intense green of the Galician mountains that the goal is close.
The Camino Frances is a route of approximately 760 kilometres, which can be divided into 33 stages, if done on foot. Along the way, you can enjoy the excellent gastronomy of the regions that cross this route.
The most popular starting points to travel the Camino Frances are Saint Jean Pied de Port, Roncesvalles, Pamplona, Logrono, Burgos, Sahagun, Leon, Ponferrada and Sarria.
Most popular starting points on the Camino de Santiago Frances: