How long is the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago is a network of pilgrimage routes. Most of these historic journeys converge in Santiago de Compostela. Because there are so many routes it’s impossible to say how long the Camino is. To get the true answer we need to combine the different Camino routes.

Camino routes have been split over the years for ease of reference. For instance, The Paris and Tours Way joins the Camino Frances in St Jean Pied de Port. The Vezelay, Cluny and Geneva Way also connect to the French Way ion this small French town.

How long is the longest Camino?

The longest route is The Paris and Tours Way and Camino Frances, which stretch from Paris to Santiago. The full distance is 1,717 km and takes roughly 75 days to complete. The shortest route is The Englis Way which can be completed in 6 days and is 119km in distance.


Via Francigena

The via Francigena is a popular alternative to The Camino. This monstrous pilgrimage actually begins in the U.K. Stretching from Canterbury in England, all the way to Rome, it takes nearly  100 nights to complete. Each year hundreds of pilgrims complete the full walk, covering 2019km on two feet!

Getting your Compostela

In order to achieve your Compostela, you will need to walk a minimum of 100km into Santiago. For this reason, the last 100km of all routes have become extremely popular. If you are cycling, you’ll need to cover 200km to get that certificate! The French Way Last 100km is the most popular route into Santiago,

The longest Camino Routes

  1. Paris and Tours/Camino Frances – 1717km
  2. Vezelay Way/Camino Frances – 1, 669 km
  3. Le Puy Way/ French Way – 1, 511 km
  4. Arles Way/ Camino Frances – 1, 468 km
  5. Catalan Way/ Camino Catalan 1,068 km
  6. Via de la Plata 1,030 km
  7. Northern Way – 827 km
  8. Camino Frances Full Route – 772km

For more information on any of our walking or cycling tours, please contact the travel specialists.



  1. By Maria

    Dear Conrad, thank you for getting in contact, you can find all details for the full Camino Portugues from Lisbon here:, let us know if you need any additional information or a quote, our team will be deligthed to help. Kind regards.

  2. By conrad

    could you please send me information about the full camino portugues…thank you

  3. By Maria

    Dear Ann, thank you so much for getting in touch. We have a good number of guided tours scheduled for 2019, they would be perfect for you. We even have a couple of women-only tours on the Portuguese Coastal Camino route, if that would be of interest. You can see all departure dates here: Let us know if you’d like to receive a quote or itinerary. We have a 10% discount at the moment for 2019 bookings. Kindest regards.

  4. By Ann Denehan

    Can you tell me if there are any group walks. I would be nervous doing it on my own.

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