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Camino de Santiago: Camino Frances

Guide and map book - includes Finisterre finish

Guidebook and map book to walking the 784km Camino Frances from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, including an additional route to Finisterre. Split into 6 sections and 36 customisable stages, the guide lists over 500 pilgrim hostels. The map book covers the entire route, which can be walked in 4-5 weeks.


The route is best experienced in spring or autumn, though summer months are most popular. Winter pilgrims may encounter snow at higher elevations.


The route passes through the energetic, world-famous city of Pamplona, the capital of Spanish wine country in Logroño, the historic cities of Burgos and León and culminates in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage site.


The walk is suitable for all walking levels. No special equipment is necessary and stages are graded from easy to difficult.

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The Camino Francés begins on the French-Spanish border and heads west across the Pyrenees, fertile valleys and vast plains of northern Spain to the tomb of St James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela.
21 Jan 2020
2 Jan 2024
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.70cm

A guidebook to walking the Camino Frances through northern Spain, the most popular version of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage or Way of St James. Covering 784km (487 miles), this pilgrimage route from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela takes 4–5 weeks and is suitable for any reasonably fit walker.

The route is described from east to west in 36 stages, each between 17 and 36km (12–22 miles) in length. An additional section from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and Muxia on the Galician coast is also included.

  • Includes a separate map booklet containing 1:100,000 mapping and route line
  • GPX files available to download
  • Handy stage planning tables and pilgrim lodging listings help you plan your itinerary
  • Detailed information about refreshments and facilities along the route
  • Advice on planning and preparation

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The Reverend Sandy Brown Cicerone author SBROWN

By The Reverend Sandy Brown

Sanford 'Sandy' Brown is a long-distance walker and ordained minister who lives in Lucca, Italy. He was born in California and his great-grandparents migrated to San Juan Capistrano from Mexico in the 19th century. Inspired by The Pilgrimage by Paulo Coelho, he trekked the Camino de Santiago in 2008 and since then has walked over 15,000km on pilgrim trails in Europe and the U.S. He records his pilgrim adventures in his popular blog at In 2020, Sandy joined Cicerone Press as Associate Publisher for Caminos and Pilgrimages.

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