Pilgrims 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.