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Walking the Camino de Santiago: Camino Frances with Sandy Brown and Ivar Rekve

Discover community, history and culture on a pilgrim journey in northern Spain


As one of the most travelled pilgrim trails in the world, the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago is an unforgettable experience rich with history, culture and community. In 784km, the Camino Frances journeys from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain and visits some of Spain's most important artistic, architectural and religious sites.

In this episode of highlights from our Cicerone Live event, Cicerone author Sandy Brown provides an overview of the route and the pilgrim experience, while Ivar Rekve offers his insights gained from running the successful Camino Forum and shares updates on the renovations to the Cathedral of Santiago. Sandy and Ivar discuss the delights of the route as well as practicalities including accommodation options and the best time of year to walk the Camino Frances.

Find out more about Sandy's guidebook to the Camino Frances on the Cicerone website,, and read more about his pilgrim adventures on his blog,

You can explore almost 60,000 camino questions from around 90,000 members on Ivar's Camino Forum,, and visit the Camino Forum Store,

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