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The Full Camino de Santiago

It is possible to earn your pilgrim certificate from just walking the last 100km of any Camino trail, however, walking a full Camino route will allow you to fully embrace the Camino experience. Full Camino routes give you room to detach your mind from daily stresses and really settle into the mindset of a pilgrim or long distance traveler.

Many people consider the full French Way from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago “the real Camino”. But, there are many full routes to choose from and each Camino is a personal journey.

Take a step out of your every-day life and clear your head. This is your time to explore and discover. The full Camino routes can be challenging, but they are absolutely worth it.

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The Camino Frances is a pilgrimage from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France over the Pyrenees and across the north of Spain to Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St James. Passing through famous Spanish towns and cities such as Pamplona, Burgos, Leon and Ponferrada, you have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the unique culture of this region. The walk will have you traversing varying landscapes from the mountainous Pyrenees, to the flat plateau of Northern Spain to the undulating hilly landscape of Galicia. To complete the full French Way you do need to have a reasonable level of fitness and also more than a month free to give you the time to walk and incorporate a few rest days along the way.
This walking route is an alternative to the traditional Camino Portuguese which traverses an inland path to Santiago de Compostela. The Camino Portuguese Coastal Route, as its name suggests, takes you up the coastline of northwest Portugal. It crosses the border into the coastal region of Galicia, before moving back inland to join the traditional Camino Portuguese to Santiago de Compostela.
The Camino Portugues is a pilgrimage from Lisbon in Portugal that heads north through Portugal to cross the border into Spain, finishing at Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St James. Passing through famous Portuguese towns and cities such as Santarem, Tomar, Coimbra, and Porto, you have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the varied cultures of Portugal. The walk will take you along ancient paths, running through woodlands, farmlands, olive groves, vineyards, and historic towns.
The Camino del Norte is a pilgrimage from San Sebastian along the northern coastline of Spain to Oviedo. Passing through famous towns and cities such as Gernika, Bilbao, Santander, and Ribadesella you will have plenty of opportunity to experience both the Basque and Cantabria cultures, as well as the gastronomy, architecture, and historic sights of these regions. The walk will take you from along sandy beaches, cliff top walks with ocean views, woodland and farmlands, seaside towns, and into cosmopolitan cities.
The Camino Primitivo, or Original Way, is a pilgrimage from Oviedo through the Cantabrian Mountains to Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of St James. Passing through famous Spanish towns and cities such as Oviedo, Lugo, and Melide you have ample opportunity to experience Cantabrian and Galician culture. The walk is one of the most beautiful but also challenging as you pass through a mountain range that is 1,100m above sea level to descend to the hilly countryside of Galicia and on to the city of Santiago.
The Via de la Plata is a historic pilgrimage route in Spain that spans approximately 1,000km. It is also known as the Silver Way or the Camino Mozárabe. The route starts in the southern city of Seville and ends in Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the famous Camino de Santiago. The origins of the Via de la Plata date back to Roman times, when it served as a major trade route between the cities of Seville and Astorga. Over the centuries, the route gained significance as a pilgrimage path to Santiago de Compostela, joining the main Camino Francés in Astorga. The Via de la Plata offers a unique experience to pilgrims, showcasing the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty across the whole of Spain. The route takes travellers through a variety of landscapes, including vast plains, rugged mountains, and charming villages. Along the way, pilgrims can explore Roman ruins, mediaeval bridges, and impressive cathedrals. We offer customised holiday packages on the Via de la Plata to suit all budgets.
The Camino de Invierno, or Winter Way, traditionally developed as an alternative route for pilgrims to walk in Winter when the climb up to the summit of O Cebreiro would be impassable due to snow. This route is now the perfect, more peaceful alternative to the Camino Frances during peak season. The route followed by the Camino de Invierno has been in use since Roman times and was also used by Napoleon’s troops in the early 19th Century. The Camino de Invierno passes through all four provinces of Galicia. Starting from Ponferrada, which is just outside Galicia, the route quickly enters the province of Ourense and follows the Sil River. As you move closer to Santiago, the route passes through the southern part of the province of Lugo before briefly going through the Deza district (part of the province of Pontevedra) before finally arriving at Santiago de Compostela. Today, the solitude that can be experienced on this route appeals to people looking for a more reflective experience. Solitude is not all you will find on this route. Just one day walking from Ponferrada you will come upon the World Heritage site of As Médulas. Moving on, you then pass through parts of the Valdeorras and Ribeira Sacra wine regions.

Starting in Auvergne, famous for its green, dormant volcanoes, the Camino runs through green yet rocky, undulating landscapes. This leg may even seem to be more inhabited by grazing sheep and cattle than by man if it was not for its numerous medieval chapels, churches, towers and well-preserved towns that modern pilgrims encounter every day. 

The first section of the Via Francigena consists of walking through the countryside and passing quiet villages. During this section, experience the quintessentially English southeast coast of England and the north western coast and charming countryside of France.
The St. Francis Way, stretching from Florence to Rome, offers pilgrims a spiritual journey through picturesque landscapes and historic towns, following in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi.


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