The Way of St. James–Much More Than Just a Long Journey on Foot 3

Camino Santiago SpainPilgrims from all over the world have followed the Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago) for a thousand years. Originally a religious pilgrimage to the apocryphal tomb of St. James, the walk soon became a trade and cultural route, one of the first to unite the north and south of Europe. The pilgrimage remains alive today, and people come from every continent to enjoy the landscapes, the hospitality, and the challenges offered at every stage of the way. Many of them discover much more than a mere long walk. Whichever route you choose, the French one across the Pyrenees, or the Portuguese one that borders the Atlantic, the month of June is an ideal time to start walking!

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Greedy? Want to see more? Take a closer look at the French and Northern Routes of the Camino de Santiago.



  1. Although we spent only five days on the camino it had a great impact on us. The best part was the camaraderie. We met people from different parts of the world and formed what you might call long lasting friendships for the afternoon and evening and said “Buen Camino” the following morning and parted.

    • Glad you liked it, Pat. Granada is a ways off the camino but please make a little detour for us when you do your pilgrimage!

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