The Road to Santiago – The Way of St James
The Camino Frances (see map below) is the route we specialise in and by far the most popular camino, starting in Saint Jean de Pied de Port in France, and ending up about 30 days later in the town of Santiago de Compostela.
The origins of the Camino de Santiago goes back one thousand years and it was an important christian pilgrimage route during the middle ages, all walking to seek forgiveness from St James. It is thought that the remains of the apostle Saint James is buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
In modern times pilgrims walk it for many reasons, not only religious, and to be a pilgrim has changed its meaning. What attracts people to the Camino de Santiago today is the mix of adventure and seeing the real Spain and its culture and the camaraderie that builds up over several days or weeks of walking. Pilgrims that walk come from all over the world and that creates a great environment. Mix that with some great Spanish wine and food, and you have the perfect adventure.