Routes to Santiago

On these pages, we aim to cover only the most popular routes, but Peter Robins once listed over 100 routes on his website. Click here to visit his website archive, although this information has not been maintained for some time.  It is still useful as a starting point for locating routes which may then need further research for up-to-date details.

Another CSJ member runs http://www.santiago-compostela.net , which gives a comprehensive overview of the main routes in Spain, including the Camino Francés, Aragonés, Inglés, Finistere, Primitivo, Portugués, Via de la Plata, Camino del Norte, and the Tunnel route, with a useful map at http://www.santiago-compostela.net/caminomap.html . Each route is covered stage-by-stage in a page with 20-40 pictures. The captions of most pages are in English and Spanish, and often other languages; the Camino Francés pages are translated into 6 European and 3 Far Eastern languages. Alternatively, the pictures can be viewed as a slideshow without captions. You can send any of the pictures as electronic postcards to your friends, and you can register your Camino when you reach Santiago. There is also a growing index of links to other websites classified by what they contain.

The Confraternity publishes Guides to most of the routes described on this page, which are frequently updated on the basis of reports from pilgrims who have followed them. They are your best source for more detailed information on any of the routes and are available from our online shop.

The Camino de Santiago Forum run by Ivar Rekve has discussion threads about all the major routes.

For brief advice on maps, see our FAQ section.

 

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