The Way of St James - Spain
By Alison Raju
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Guidebook to walking the Camino de Santiago pilgrim route, or Way of St James. A 778km trek through northern Spain from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela and onto Finisterre on the Galician coast. The camino usually takes between 4 and 5 weeks to hike. Guide to the Frances route, with maps and accommodation details.
SeasonsThe main season for this section of the Camino route is from May, in time to arrive at Santiago on 25th July. This can mean very hot weather!
CentresCentres passed through include Roncesvalles, Pamplona, Burgos, Leon, Astorga, Sarria, Santiago de Compostela, Finisterre.
DifficultyThe Way of St James is not technically difficult. A long walk in what can be difficult hot, dry conditions.
Must SeeArriving at Santiago de Compostela, crossing the Pyrenees, the cameraderie of the people you meet on the way, the architecture, history and ever-changing landscape.
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Alison Raju is a former teacher of French, German and Spanish to adults and is the author of three other guides published by Cicerone Press: 'Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago): Pyrenees - Santiago - Finisterre', 'Vía de la Plata (Seville to Santiago)' and 'The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros (Way of St. Olav): Oslo - Trondheim'.View author profile
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