Camino de Santiago

The Way of St JamesThe Camino de Santiago walk, otherwise known as The Way of St James, is a pilgrimage to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in north-westernmost Spain where the apostle Saint James the Great is said to be laid to rest.

The Camino Frances part of the Camino de Santiago is a 780km walk, starting in St Jean Pied de Port in France and finishing in Santiago de Compostela. The walk has existed for over 1000 years and has attracted a growing number of modern-day pilgrims from all around the globe. Today, Pilgrims walk for many different reasons. Religious, spiritual, personal growth & for the challenge.

“You will cry and scream and shout and hate people, things and trees. You will rail against the world, yourself, your shoes and your pack. You’ll be jealous, petty, hungry, thirsty, furious, ecstatic, joyful, silly, sick, stupid, insane and perfect.

You’ll be intensely involved with the intricate workings and changes in your own body and you’ll be thrown up against a wide variety of people from all over the world. You’ll essentially be given a crash course in what it means to be human. Enjoy the hell out of it.”

– Lonely Planet Guide 

the-route-small(Click to Enlarge)