The Camino Francés The most popular pilgrimage trail to Santiago

The Camino Francés

The most popular pilgrimage trail to Santiago

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The Camino Francés or French Way is the most important and famous pilgrimage route among the Santiago itineraries. It is also the route with more historical tradition: it follows the ancient itinerary described in the "Codex Calixtinus" that pilgrims, in Medieval times, traveled to pay homage to the tomb of the Apostle James in Santiago de Compostela. It starts from Saint Jean Pied de Port, on the French side of the Pyrenees and crosses Navarre, La Rioja, Castilla Y León and Galicia: four splendid Spanish regions, rich in history and charm. Along the way, you see important art cities such as Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos and León, but also many nice small towns and places, rich in traditions, where pilgrims are very welcome. It is a well marked trail and does not present any particular technical difficulties, it is 484 ml long and can be covered in about 30/35 days. Other popular starting points are León, located exactly in the middle of the Camino, and Sarria, just about 62 ml from Santiago.

Map of The Camino Francés

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Plan your route with the The Camino Francés App

With our guides you will be able to personalize duration and difficulty of the routes based on your own wishes and walking pace. In a few clicks you can create your personalized hiking guides. Choose your starting point, your arrival point and, if you wish, even a middle point where to take a break.

Download or print the PDF guide of The Camino Francés

The Forwalk paper guide is an A5 format mini-book with all the information on your chosen paths, the detailed maps, the list of hotels and much more. It is very easy to consult and to carry along during your trip. This guide is completely personalized to your needs and made available to you digitally (Acrobat Reader PDF file), to be accessed through smartphones and tablets or printed by you. You can also order it already printed in color on glossy paper, and delivered to you as a finely bound book.

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