The Camino de Santiago, also known by the English name, the Way of St. James, is a journey that thousands of pilgrims have taken since the 9th century to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. The purpose is to visit the tomb of the Apostle St. James the Great, one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. There are several routes that you can follow stretching across Europe. the most popular route, the French Way, runs almost 800km. Many walk the last 100km of the French Way from Sarria to Santiago, getting stamps in a special pilgrims passport along the route. At the end, you receive the Compostela, a special certificate.
Walking the Camino
Walk the Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino is a long walk, but there is an infrastructure of support to help pilgrims (peregrinos) with
navigation, food and accommodations. The Camino is a pilgrimage for everyone, young or old, fit or unfit, the solo traveler and groups. A journey on this ancient pilgrimage route will take you through medieval villages, lush countryside, and enchanted forests with gnarled oak trees. Along the way you pass Romanesque architecture, cross breathtaking beach vistas, wander down cobblestone streets, meet fellow pilgrims, and enjoy Galician cuisine. Whether you choose to Walk the Camino for spiritual reasons or not, it is a pilgrimage that stays with you long after you have completed it.
Walking the Camino is a huge undertaking, and we can help you prepare for and plan each step of your journey.