The routes of Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is not just one. Although the French way is the most famous of all the pilgrimage routes to the city of Santiago de Compostela, it is not the only one. We will quickly tell you about the different options for your adventure arriving in Santiago.

Camino del Norte: Etapas, Mapas y Opiniones | Santiago Ways

French Way of Camino de Santiago 

It is the best known route, it leaves from Saint Jean Pied de Port, on the French border, entering Navarre through Roncesvalles, the first stop on French territory. From there, the following stages as followed:

  • Stage 1: Saint Jean Pied de Port - Roncesvalles 25 kms
  • Stage 2: Roncesvalles - Zubiri 21 kms
  • Stage 3: Zubiri - Pamplona 20 kms
  • Stage 4: Pamplona - Puente la Reina 23 kms
  • Stage 5: Puente la Reina - Estella 21 kms
  • Stage 6: Estella - Torres del Río 29 kms
  • Stage 7: Torres del Río - Logroño 20 kms
  • Stage 8: Logroño - Nájera 29 kms
  • Stage 9: Nájera - Santo Domingo de la Calzada 21 kms
  • Stage 10: Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Belorado 24 kms
  • Stage 11: Belorado - Agés 27 kms
  • Stage 12: Agés - Burgos 23 kms
  • Stage 13: Burgos - Hontanas 31 kms
  • Stage 14: Hontanas - Boadilla del Camino 28 kms
  • Stage 15: Boadilla del Camino - Carrión de los Condes 24 kms
  • Stage 16: Carrión de los Condes - Terradillos de los Templarios 26 kms
  • Stage 17: Terradillos de los Templarios - El Burgo Ranero 30 kms
  • Stage 18: El Burgo Ranero - León 37 kms
  • Stage 19: León - San Martín del Camino 26 kms
  • Stage 20: San Martín del Camino - Astorga 24 kms
  • Stage 21: Astorga - Foncebadón 26 kms
  • Stage 22: Foncebadón - Ponferrada 27 kms
  • Stage 23: Ponferrada - Villafranca del Bierzo 24 kms
  • Stage 24: Villafranca del Bierzo - O Cebreiro 28 kms
  • Stage 25: O Cebreiro - Triacastela 21 kms
  • Stage 26: Triacastela - Sarria 25 kms
  • Stage 27: Sarria - Portomarín 24 kms
  • Stage 28: Portomarín - Palas de Rei 25 kms
  • Stage 29: Palas de Rei - Arzúa 29 kms
  • Stage 30: Arzúa - Pedrouzo 19 kms
  • Stage 31: Pedrouzo - Santiago 20 kms

These are the stages that you do and we put on your maps. One last! The truth is that, although the most common way is to walk the Camino de Santiago, it is not the only way. Many of you have sent us your bike path, sometimes starting from León, or Burgos.

 

There are even those who dare to do half walking and the other half by bicycle. Congratulations to all! Here we show you some of the maps that you have asked us.

The central Portuguese Camino de Santiago & the Coast Portuguese Camino de Santiago 

The Portuguese Way is the second busiest route after the French Way, there are currently two variants: the Central Portuguese Way and the Portuguese Way along the Coast.

The central Portuguese Way passes through the interior of Portugal and Galicia, its route continues in part along the Via XIX which was one of the most important Roman roads that connected Braga and Astorga. Approximately 600 kilometers separate Lisbon from Santiago, from Porto the distance is about 240 kilometers and from Tui in Galicia there is a distance of 119 kilometers.

This last section from Tui is one of the most requested since it allows to request the Compostela and can be done in 5 stages of 20-25 kilometers a day that can be completed in just 7 days and 6 nights.

Below we break down the stages of the Central Portuguese Camino de Santiago with its corresponding kilometers

  • Stage 1: Lisbon - Alhandra 33 kms
  • Stage 2: Alhandra - Azambuja 24 kms
  • Stage 3: Azambuja - Santarém 32 kms
  • Stage 4: Santarém - Golegã 30.5 kms
  • Stage 5: Golegã - Take 22 kms
  • Stage 6: Tomar - Alvaiazere 32 kms
  • Stage 7: Alvaiazere - Rabaçal 33 kms
  • Stage 8: Rabaçal - Coimbra 32 kms
  • Stage 9: Coimbra - Mealhada 23 kms
  • Stage 10: Mealhada - Águeda 31 kms
  • Stage 11: Águeda - Albergaria a Velha 19.5 kms
  • Stage 12: Albergaria to Velha - Oliveira de Azeméis 23 kms
  • Stage 13: Oliveira de Azeméis - Grijó 33.5 kms
  • Stage 14: Grijó - Porto 23.5 kms
  • Stage 15: Porto - Vilarinho 37 kms
  • Stage 16: Vilarinho - Barcelos 16.4 kms
  • Stage 17: Barcelos - Ponte de Lima 33.6 kms
  • Stage 18: Ponte de Lima - Rubiães 17 kms
  • Stage 19: Rubiães - Tui 19 kms
  • Stage 20: Tui - O Porriño 18 kms
  • Stage 21: O Porriño - Redondela 15 kms
  • Stage 22: Redondela - Pontevedra 18 kms
  • Stage 23: Pontevedra - Caldas de Reis 23 kms
  • Stage 24: Caldas de Reis - Padrón 18 kms
  • Stage 25: Padrón - Santiago 25 kms

 

The Portuguese Way along the Coast begins in Porto and joins the Central Portuguese Way in Redondela entering Galicia through A Guarda, below we break down its stages
  • Stage 1: Porto - Labruge 24 kms
  • Stage 2: Labruge - Póvoa de Varzim 16 kms
  • Stage 3: Póvoa de Varzim - Marinhas 25 kms
  • Stage 4: Marinhas - Viana do Castelo 24 kms
  • Stage 5: Viana do Castelo - Caminha 29 kms
  • Stage 6: Caminha - Mougás 25 kms
  • Stage 7: Mougás - Ramallosa 16 kms
  • Stage 8: Ramallosa - Vigo 20 kms
  • Stage 9: Vigo - Redondela 17 kms

The Camino de Santiago across the North of Spain

The Camino del Norte is the third busiest route on the Camino de Santiago and one of the oldest. It has always been said that this is the toughest version of the road. It runs along the coast of Asturias and enters Galicia through Ribadeo. From Irún to Santiago the approximate distance is 825 kilometers.

Below we break down all the stages of the Camino del Norte from Irún:

  • Stage 1: Irún - San Sebastián 27.6 kms
  • Stage 2: San Sebastián - Zarautz 20.5 kms
  • Stage 3: Zarautz - Deba 22 kms
  • Stage 4: Deba - Markina 24.3 kms
  • Stage 5: Markina - Gernika 25 kms
  • Stage 6: Gernika - Lezama 22 kms
  • Stage 7: Lezama - Bilbao 11 kms
  • Stage 8: Bilbao - Portugalete 19.7 kms
  • Stage 9: Portugalete - Pobeña 12.3 kms
  • Stage 10: Pobeña - Castro Urdiales 23.5 kms
  • Stage 11: Castro Urdiales - Laredo 30.6 kms
  • Stage 12: Laredo - Güemes 29.5 kms
  • Stage 13: Güemes - Santander 20.5 kms
  • Stage 14: Santander - Santillana del Mar 37 kms
  • Stage 15: Santillana del Mar - Comillas 22 kms
  • Stage 16: Comillas - Colombres 25.6 kms
  • Stage 17: Colombres - Llanes 20 kms
  • Stage 18: Llanes - Ribadesella 28 kms
  • Stage 19: Ribadesella - Sebrayo 31.5 kms
  • Stage 20: Sebrayo - Gijón 34 kms
  • Stage 21: Gijón - Avilés 22.7 kms
  • Stage 22: Avilés - Soto de Luiña 38 kms
  • Stage 23: Soto de Luiña - Cadavedo 24 kms
  • Stage 24: Cadavedo - Luarca 17 kms
  • Stage 25: Luarca - La Caridad 29 kms
  • Stage 26: La Caridad - Ribadeo 22 kms
  • Stage 27: Ribadeo - Lourenzá 29 kms
  • Stage 28: Lourenzá - Abadín 25 kms
  • Stage 29: Abadín - Vilalba 21 kms
  • Stage 30: Vilalba - Baamonde 21 kms
  • Stage 31: Baamonde - Sobrado dos Monxes 41 kms
  • Stage 32: Sobrado dos Monxes - Arzúa 21.5 kms
  • Stage 33: Arzúa - Pedrouzo 19 kms
  • Stage 34: Pedrouzo - Santiago 20 kms

 The primitive route of Camino de Santiago 

Did you think that the French way was the oldest? This is a generalized thought, but the reality is that it is not like that. The Primitive Way is the oldest pilgrimage route as its name suggests and was recognized as a World Heritage Site in 2015.

This route that connects Oviedo with Santiago de Compostela was used by the illustrious King Alfonso II El Casto to confirm the discovery from the tomb of Santiago Apóstol. The Primitive Way from Oviedo has an approximate length of 322 kilometers and connects with the French Way in Melide, if you want to start from Galicia the section from Fonsagrada to Santiago has an approximate distance of 160 kilometers and can be done in just 9 days and 7 stages . This route of the Camino de Santiago has some stages of complex profile with landscapes of great beauty passing through such emblematic cities as Oviedo and Lugo.

Below we break down the stages of the Camino Primitivo

  • Stage 1: Oviedo - San Juan de Villapañada 30 kms
  • Stage 2: San Juan de Villapañada - Rooms 20 kms
  • Stage 3: Salas - Tineo 20 kms
  • Stage 4: Tineo - Pola de Allande 28 kms
  • Stage 5: Pola de Allande - La Mesa 22 kms
  • Stage 6: La Mesa - Grandas de Salime 17 kms
  • Stage 7: Grandas de Salime - A Fonsagrada 28 kms
  • Stage 8: A Fonsagrada - Cádavo Baleira 26 kms
  • Stage 9: Cádavo Baleira - Lugo 30 kms
  • Stage 10: Lugo - San Romao da Retorta 20 kms
  • Stage 11: San Romao da Retorta - Melide 28 kms
  • Stage 12: Melide - Arzúa 14 kms
  • Stage 13: Arzúa - Pedrouzo 19 kms
  • Stage 14: Pedrouzo - Santiago 20 kms

Via de la Plata

This route of the Camino de Santiago runs along part of the Roman road that connected Mérida and Astorga, with the advance of the Christian conquest the Jacobean itinerary was extended to Seville. This itinerary of the Camino de Santiago connects with the French Way in Astorga. From Seville to Santiago there are approximately 965 kilometers, this distance can be done in 33 stages. 

Below we break down the stages of the Vía de la Plata

  • Stage 1: Seville - Guillena 23 kms
  • Stage 2: Guillena. Castilblanco de los Arroyos 17.5 kms
  • Stage 3: Castilblanco de los Arroyos - Almadén de la Plata 29 kms
  • Stage 4: Almadén de la Plata - Monesterio 34.5 kms
  • Stage 5: Monesterio - Cantos Fountain 21.5 kms
  • Stage 6: Cantos Fountain - Zafra 24.5 kms
  • Stage 7: Zafra - Almendralejo 36.7 kms
  • Stage 8: Almendralejo - Mérida 29.6 kms
  • Stage 9: Mérida - Alcuéscar 36 kms
  • Stage 10: Alcuéscar - Valdesalor 25.7 kms
  • Stage 11: Valdesalor - Casar de Cáceres 23 kms
  • Stage 12: Casar de Cáceres - Cañaveral 33.2 kms
  • Stage 13: Cañaveral - Galisteo 28 kms
  • Stage 14: Galisteo - Cáparra 29.5 kms
  • Stage 15: Cáparra - Baños de Montemayor 28.5 kms
  • Stage 16: Baños de Montemayor - Fuenterroble de Salvatierra 33 kms
  • Stage 17: Fuenterroble de Salvatierra - San Pedro de Rozados 28 kms
  • Stage 18: San Pedro de Rozados - Salamanca 23.5 kms
  • Stage 19: Salamanca - The Cube of the Land of Wine 35 kms
  • Stage 20: The Cover of the Land of Wine - Zamora 31.5 kms
  • Stage 21: Zamora - Montamarta 18.5 kms
  • Stage 22: Montamarta - Moreruela Farm 22.7 kms
  • Stage 23: Moreruela Farm - Benavente 25.5 kms
  • Stage 24: Benavente - Alija del Infantado 22 kms
  • Stage 25: Alija del Infantado - La Bañeza 20.5 kms
  • Stage 26: La Bañeza - Astorga 24 kms
  • Stage 27: Astorga - Foncebadón 26 kms
  • Stage 28: Foncebadón - Ponferrada 27 kms
  • Stage 29: Ponferrada - Villafranca del Bierzo 24 kms
  • Stage 30: Villafranca del Bierzo - O Cebreiro 28 kms
  • Stage 31: O Cebreiro - Triacastela 21 kms
  • Stage 32: Triacastela - Sarria 25 kms
  • Stage 33: Sarria - Portomarín 24 kms
  • Stage 34: Portomarín - Palas de Rei 25 kms
  • Stage 35: Palas de Rei - Arzúa 29 kms
  • Stage 36: Arzúa - Pedrouzo 19 kms
  • Stage 37: Pedrouzo - Santiago 20 kms

Camino Walks – Follow the Camino

These are the five best known types of the Camino de Santiago, but did you know that there are two English versions that arrive by boat from the British island? Really the options to make this trip historically recognized and known by all, are many.

It is really a special trip, not only because of the path, the landscape, the culture and the gastronomy that we can find along our way, but also as a unique experience. 

What are you waiting for? Prepare your Camino de Santiago, we wait here to make a map of that unique stellar journey!


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