Northern Routes – including Camino Francés

The Northern routes:

Camino Francés, the most well-known and the most popular way, starting at St Jean Pied de Port in France (continuing the routes from Le Puy and Vézelay), and going on to cross the Pyrenees, the meseta and the Montes de León to reach Santiago.  779 km, 100 km start point Sarria.

Camino Aragonés, starting at Somport in the Pyrenees where it meets the Arles route, and then meets the Camino Catalán at Jaca.   The Camino Aragonés in turn joins the Camino Francés at Puente de la Reina. 853 km from Somport.  See the Arles Route overview for more details of this route.

Tunnel Route (also known as Via de Bayona or Camino Vasco del Interiór).  Continues the Voie Littorale and starts in Hendaye, joins the Camino Francés at Burgos or Domingo de la Calzada.  763 km from Hendaye.

Camino del Salvador leaves the Camino Francés at León to head to Oviedo for a pilgrimage to the Cathedral of San Salvador, then heads back to Santiago via the Camino Primitivo, rejoining the Camino Francés at Melide.

Camino de Invierno leave the Camino Francés at Ponferrada to take a southern loop, joining the Camino Sanabrés at Laxe.

Camino del Norte (also known as La Ruta de la Costa) starts at Irún and joins the Camino Francés at Arzúa.  825 km.

Camino Vadiniense leaves the Camino del Norte at San Vicente de la Barquera, crosses the Picos de Europa mountains and joins the Camino Francés at Mansilla del la Mulas.

Camino Inglés (starting at Ferrol, or possibly A Coruña with proof of distance walked in your home country). 119 km from Ferrol.

Santiago to Finisterre/Muxía is a journey to the “End of the World” and the final physical end of all the routes heading into Galicia.