Hike the Camino de Santiago

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Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims who have been making this journey for centuries.

 

Tackling the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St James) is a tricky adventure. Firstly, there is the obvious; it is an arduous trek through rough terrain to make it to Santiago de Compostella. The second is slightly more peculiar; it is tricky because it is such a diverse selection of routes that it can be hard to pick one. The reason for this diversity is that when the pilgrimage was a strictly religious undertaking any road to the cathedral where tradition has it the remains of St James are buried was a pilgrimage because people came from a range places by whatever means was most suited.

However, in modern times where the pilgrimage is as much an adventure as a religious test there is one that has become more commonly trod. It starts in St Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees and meanders through the Galician landscape for around 789km before arriving in Santiago de Compostella in western Spain.

This is the most commonly taken path, and we think the best. It passes through some of Spain’s best attractions and ties them together with an overall purpose and create this great adventure. Among our favourites are Pamplona, home of course to the bull running festival, Burgos, the home of El Cid, most famous for being played by Charlton Heston and Leon, home to a fantastic cathedral, world-renowned for the beauty of the stained glass windows.

Whether you are religious or not this is a great journey and one that anyone with a love of hiking or history will love.

For more information on the Camino de Santiago visit Follow the Camino.


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