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Where does the El Camino start and end?

Where does the El Camino start and end?

The commonly agreed-upon route for El Camino de Santiago (a.k.a. the Way of St. James) begins at Saint Jean Pied de Port, France, and travels 500 miles through four of Spain’s 15 regions, ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

How many routes are there for the Camino de Santiago?

There are seven well-established routes of St. James; Camino Frances (the French Way), Camino Portugués (the Portuguese Way), Camino del Norte (the Northern Way), Camino Primitivo (the Original Way), Via de la Plata (the Silver Way), Camino Inglés (the English Way) and Camino Finisterre-Muxía.

Where does the Camino de Santiago take you?

The Camino de Santiago is a journey for the soul. This ancient trail is a network of historical pilgrimages that traverse across Europe and converge in Santiago de Compostela in Spain. It is here, in the Cathedral that the remains of St. James are said to be buried.

Which is the oldest route to Santiago de Compostela?

The Camino Primitivo, or Original Way, is the oldest route to Santiago de Compostela, first taken in the 9th century and which begins in Oviedo. [30] The Camino Portugués , or the Portuguese Way , is the second-most-popular route, [29] starting at the cathedral in Lisbon (for a total of about 610 km) or at the cathedral in Porto in the north

Which is the shortest route on the Camino Ingles?

The route goes essentially southward, first eastward around the Ferrol Estuary, then south to Pontedeume, through the incredibly beautiful countryside, on small roads, paths and country lanes through Betanzos, Bruma and Següeiro, on the way to Santiago. Even though the Camino Inglés is the shortest of all the Caminos, don’t be fooled!

Is there elevation gain and loss on Camino de Santiago?

From there, we will drill down to the individual stages. The elevation gain and loss is taken from my 2018 Camino using GAIA GPS. Gaia is one of our partners that provides a free premium membership to Pygmy Elephant hikers.