Camino Frances Articles

The Camino Frances or French Way is the most famous of all the Camino de Santiago routes. It has featured in many documentaries, books, and movies including ‘The Way‘ and ‘I’ll Push You‘. The Camino Frances passes amazing cities and areas of natural beauty such as Pamplona, famous for its bull run; La Rioja wine region and its capital Logroño; Burgos with its magnificent cathedral; elegant Leon and Ponferrada with its Templars Castle. From Ponferrada, the Camino de Santiago enters Galicia through the mountains and picturesque village of O Cebreiro. Read our Camino Frances articles to help inspire your next Camino de Santiago adventure.

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Best Starting Points for the Camino Francés

Embarking on the Camino Francés offers a unique blend of cultural immersion, historical exploration, and personal challenge. This journey, part of the larger Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes, weaves through some of the most stunning landscapes and captivating towns of Spain. Whether you’re a seasoned pilgrim or a first-timer, choosing the right starting point can […]

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The Fascinating History of Portomarín on the Camino Francés

Portomarín’s Historical Charm Portomarín, nestled in the heart of Galicia, Spain, stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of history and culture. As a vital stop on the Camino Francés, one of the Camino de Santiago‘s most traversed routes, this town captivates travellers with its rich heritage and picturesque setting. In this blog, we

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Burgos Cathedral, Camino Francés

Burgos | The Camino Frances

Burgos | The Camino Frances Burgos, on the Camino Frances,  is situated at the edge of the central plateau and is the capital of the province of the same name, in the autonomous community of Castile and León. The city forms the principal crossway between north Spain and the Camino de Santiago, which goes through

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The Road to Santiago

The Road to Santiago There are three questions hikers and pilgrims ask each other when walking the 1,600-kilometre Santiago de Compostela, or Camino, pilgrimage trail. Where are you from? How far have you walked? How are your feet? The Road to Santiago. A fourth question, “Why?” usually only comes after you’ve shared a bottle (or two)

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León: An Insider’s Guide

León: An Insider’s Guide While walking or cycling on the Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela, one should consider a welcome rest in Leon and try to allow themselves some time to visit and absorb the magnificence that is Leon. Much of the surrounding region has escaped the tourist boom and remains wooded or

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Pamplona on the Camino Frances

Pamplona | The Camino Frances

Pamplona | The Camino Frances Pamplona is the capital city of the former kingdom of Navarre, on the Camino Frances, Spain. The city is located in the middle of Navarre, in a rounded valley known as the Cuenca de Pamplona, that links the mountainous North with the Ebro valley and is 92 kilometres from the

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