Some people ask where to start the Camino, thinking that there is only one route. There are many Camino routes, as shown on the Wise Pilgrim Camino Map pictured above. You can start your Camino at any point along these routes, and all roads lead to Santiago de Compostela.
The map below illustrates 12 of the most popular Camino routes.
Camino Primitivo 2018
Our Camino Primitivo Stages (Oviedo to Santiago)
Camino Inglés 2017
- Getting to the Camino Inglés
- A Coruña Beaches
- The Tower of Hercules
- A Coruña Old Town
- A Coruña-Mont San Pedro.
My Camino Inglés Stages (Ferrol to Santiago)
Camino Portugués 2016
- Pre-Camino Logistics: Getting from Lisbon to Camino Starting Point
- Bom Caminho: A Ponte de Lima Jazz Serenade
- Walking Day 1: Ponte de Lima to Rubiaes
- Walking Day 2: Rubiaes to Valença
- Walking Day 3: Redondela to Pontevedra
- Night 3: Pontevedra: A Peregrina Paradise
- Walking Day 4: Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis
- Walking Day 5: Caldas de Reis to Padrón
- Walking Day 6: Padrón to Santiago
- Friday night in Santiago
- Santiago Highlights: Hospedería San Martín Pinario, A Pilgrim’s Paradise
- Santiago Highlights: Free Walking Tour and Secretos de Galicia
- Santiago Highlights: Pilgrim Lunch at the Parador
- Santiago Highlights: Plaza del Obradoiro
- Santiago Highlights: The Cathedral, from Roof to Crypt
See My Camino Portugues Stages for post-Camino reflections and Porto memories.
Camino Francés 2017 by Cathy Seitchik Diaz:
Via de la Plata 2016 by Brien Crothers
Vía de la Plata with Camino Sanabrés Variant
Camino Inglés 2016 by James Portelli:
Be a Camino Route Reporter
If you have plans to walk a Camino and would like to be a Route Reporter for The Camino Provides, contact me. Routes are open for pilgrims with a desire to share useful tips and high quality photos of their Camino. This would be a good platform for those who don’t have a blog of their own and want a publicly visible page to refer to.
Camino Presentations, beyond the Francés
The Northern California chapter of American Pilgrims on the Camino held its annual Welcome Home celebration event on November 11th, 2017 in Oakland.
This year’s presentations included Camino routes “beyond the Francés.” First-time pilgrims and Camino veterans were given the opportunity to share highlights at a gathering, and it was a fun way to learn about less popular routes—off the beaten path. We presented in 10×10 format—ten slides in ten minutes. Seven routes were represented, and I presented on the Camino Inglés. It was challenging for all of us to select our photos and to speak for only ten minutes, because we are all very passionate about our experiences!