Traverse the most famous pilgrimage way in the world, spanning almost 800 km
Learn the ways of the Spanish countryside in its purest form, crossing Navarre, La Rioja, Castilla y León, and Galicia
Feast your taste buds on luscious gastronomy and wine featuring world-class meat and fish dishes
Cross Roman-built bridges, enter medieval churches and gaze upon centuries-old Catholic monuments
Ascend to stunning viewpoints across Spain’s heartland and fill your memory bank with unforgettable sceneries
Enjoy a life-altering experience on a route walked by 350,000 pilgrimages annually
Day 1: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port – Roncesvalles
On your first day on the Camino Frances, start on a challenging yet picturesque journey from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, ascending steeply through pastoral landscapes and mountain meadows with stunning views of the Pyrenees, before descending into Roncesvalles, home to the historic Collegiate Church. This route, often starting early for the lengthy trek, traverses the Roncesvalles Pass, where you’ll cross ancient Roman bridges and experience the diverse natural beauty of the Franco-Spanish border region.
Day 2: Roncesvalles – Zubiri
On the second leg of your Camino Frances, venture from Roncesvalles through the Alto de Mezquiriz and Alto de Erro passes, weaving through lush beech and oak forests. Your path leads to the medieval ‘Puente de la Rabia’ on the River Arga in Zubiri, with the picturesque backdrop of the Pyrenees.
Day 3: Zubiri – Pamplona
On the third stage of your Camino Frances journey, follow the serene path along the River Arga, weaving through hills dotted with beech, oak, and Scots pine. This segment offers a blend of tranquility and historical depth, featuring stops like the Santa Marina Hermitage in Arleta, and concludes amidst the lively streets of Pamplona, inviting you to explore its rich culture, from delicious local cuisine to Hemingway’s cherished haunts in Plaza del Castillo.
Day 1: Pamplona – Puente la Reina
Departing from Pamplona, the route leads you towards the Jacobite city of Puente la Reina. En route, a notable climb brings you to the iconic ‘Alto del Perdón’ (Hill of Forgiveness), where a famous pilgrim sculpture and breathtaking panoramic views of the valley await. Your day concludes in the medieval charm of Puente la Reina, with its impressive 11th-century bridge spanning the River Arga.
Day 2: Puente la Reina – Estella
Today’s journey from Puente la Reina to Estella winds through rolling farmlands, with the Camino flanked by olive groves, almond trees, and vineyards. Highlights include the well-preserved Roman road in the hilltop village of Cirauqui and the historic charm of Estella, a town rich in culture and history, once a haven for the Knights Templar.
Day 3: Estella – Los Arcos
As you leave Estella for Los Arcos, a unique detour presents itself at the Irache Monastery, famous for its ‘wine fountain,’ offering both wine and water to pilgrims. Your path then unfolds through the Rioja region of Navarra, a landscape adorned with olive trees, cereal fields, and extensive vineyards, leading to the small yet welcoming town of Los Arcos, where a few cafes and bars provide a quaint setting for rest.
Day 4: Los Arcos – Logroño
Transitioning from Navarra to the renowned La Rioja wine region, your Camino journey leads through rolling countryside, with a striking view of the Clavijo Castle ruins en route. Your destination is Logroño, a vibrant city celebrated for its exquisite tapas scene, particularly in Calle Laurel. The city’s strategic location, rich in history and nestled in the heart of Rioja, offers a delightful mix of culinary delights and cultural experiences.
Day 1: Logroño – Nájera
Leaving Logroño through the historic Puerta del Camino, the trail weaves through vineyard-laden landscapes, leading you to the 12th-century town of Navarrete, founded by the ‘Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.’ In Navarrete, take a moment to admire the Baroque splendor of the Church of ‘La Ascensión’ before continuing to Nájera, a medieval town perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of La Rioja region and a rich history intertwined with the Camino.
Day 2: Nájera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Your Camino journey from Nájera meanders through serene country roads, flanked by the majestic Cantabrian and La Demanda mountain ranges, leading to the quaint village of Azofra. This village, devoted to La Rioja’s patron, La Virgen de Valvanera, also serves as a gateway to the revered ‘Monasteries route,’ including the Yuso and Suso monasteries in San Millán de la Cogolla. The day’s walk concludes in Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
Day 3: Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado
Navigating through woodlands and crop fields, today’s walk from Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado offers views of the Oca Mountains on the horizon. In Belorado, explore the Santa María Church and the quaint main square, and along the route, visit the 16th-century church of San Juan Bautista in Grañón, known for its stunning Altarpiece.
Day 4: Belorado – San Juan de Ortega
The stretch from Belorado to Villafranca Montes de Oca presents a peaceful trail through enchanting oak and pine woodlands, leading into the captivating Oca Mountains. Your day’s ascent rewards you with breathtaking views and a visit to San Juan de Ortega, where the Gothic Mausoleum is a must-see.
Day 5: San Juan de Ortega – Burgos
Your journey from San Juan de Ortega or Atapuerca leads through quaint villages to the historic city of Burgos, renowned for its stunning Gothic cathedral and the Monastery of Las Huelgas. In Burgos, immerse yourself in the city’s charm with a stroll along the river promenade, explore the UNESCO World Heritage prehistoric caves of Atapuerca, and savor the local tapas in the vibrant old town.
Day 1: Burgos – Hornillos del Camino
Departing Burgos, Camino Frances traverses expansive crop fields characteristic of the region, interspersed with small woods of holm oak and conifers, remnants of one of Europe’s largest ancient forests. This sun-drenched stretch, offering minimal shade, leads to Hornillos del Camino, a quintessential Camino village with medieval roots and a population of just 70, nestled in the heart of the rural Meseta landscape.
Day 2: Hornillos del Camino – Castrojeriz
Today’s journey from Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz unfolds through the tranquil expanse of the Meseta, surrounded by vast wheat fields. Notable landmarks along the way include the Convent of San Antón and the 9th-century hilltop castle in Castrojeriz, a town also famous for its Garlic Festival in July. The route ascends to a plateau, then descends into the valley of the River Bol, presenting a pleasant blend of pastoral and agricultural landscapes.
Day 3: Castrojeriz – Frómista
Departing from Castrojeriz, your Camino route ascends to Alto Mosterales, the highest point of the Meseta and the gateway to the Palencia province. Crossing the Pisuerga River, you enter the vast plains of ‘Tierra de Campos’ (Land of Fields), leading to Boadilla with its 14th-century church ‘La Asunción,’ renowned for its Gothic architecture and intricately carved baptismal font. The journey concludes along the Canal de Castilla, guiding you into the historic town of Frómista.
Day 4: Frómista – Carrión de los Condes
From Frómista, the Camino takes a relatively straight path through the open landscape, leading you to Villalcázar de Sirga and its impressive 13th-century church. The journey then continues to Carrión de los Condes, where you’ll encounter an array of historical monuments reflecting the rich heritage of this region influenced by the Camino.
Day 5: Carrión de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza
Your next stage on the Camino Frances aligns with the historical “Via Aquitania,” an ancient Roman road that once connected Bordeaux and Astorga, frequently traveled by French pilgrims. After visiting the remarkable San Zoilo Monastery, this 13km stretch from Carrión de los Condes takes you through isolated countryside, past verdant woods, and over several irrigation channels, following a path steeped in centuries of pilgrimage history.
Day 6: Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagún
Leaving Calzadilla de la Cueza, your journey initially takes you uphill and through a series of ‘cuezas’ or small valleys, leading to a somewhat more challenging walk. The path meanders away from the road, winding through peaceful oak woods and then opening out to cereal fields. After crossing the river Valderaduey, you’ll enter the León province and reach Sahagún, where the 12th and 13th-century Church of San Lorenzo, built in the distinctive Mudéjar style, awaits your exploration.
Day 1: Sahagún – El Burgo Ranero
Departing Sahagún, the route leaves the ‘Tierra de Campos’ behind, transitioning through the grain and cereal-covered plateaux of León. It takes you through the charming village of Reliegos and towards El Burgo Ranero. After crossing the bridge over the river Cea and arriving at Calzada del Coto, there’s an option to follow the ‘Vía Traiana,’ an alternative trail leading to Santiago. You’ll take the path through Bercianos del Camino to reach your destination near El Burgo Ranero.
Day 2: El Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas
Today’s stage from El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas presents a straightforward walk, predominantly through open landscapes with few villages en route. Along the way, the picturesque Reliegos offers a pleasant interlude. As you approach Mansilla de las Mulas, near León, the path descends gently, bringing you to a town where the two branches of the Camino converge.
Day 3: Mansilla de las Mulas – Leon
As you depart Mansilla de las Mulas and pass irrigated fields, the landscape transitions to signs of industrial activity, signaling your approach to León. From Portillo Hill, enjoy panoramic views of this historic city, renowned for its medieval significance and architectural marvels like the Pulchra Leonina and the Cathedral. León’s rich history, shaped by Romans, Moors, and the Knights Templar, is evident in its preserved old city, including the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro and Roman-medieval Town Walls.
Day 1: Leon – Villar de Mazarife
Exiting León, the path leads through the city to Virgen del Camino, a site revered for a vision of the Virgin in 1506, and continues across the exposed landscape of the Paramo. The path to Villadangos del Paramo, a town with Roman roots and a historic battlefield from 1111, offers a chance to explore its streets and the Parish Church, home to an 18th-century image of the Apostle Santiago. Your day concludes in Villar de Mazarife amidst a backdrop of grain, corn, potato fields, and apple orchards.
Day 2: Villar de Mazarife – Astorga
Camino Frances leads from Mazarife to the enchanting Hospital de Órbigo, where you’ll cross the iconic Puente de Órbigo bridge. Leaving the Plateau of Leon behind, the landscape transitions, with the Leon Mountains emerging on the horizon. This stage culminates in Astorga, the capital of Maragateria, where you can explore notable sites such as the Episcopal Palace, the Cathedral, and the well-preserved city walls, situated at the crossroads of the Spanish Camino and the Roman Silver Road.
Day 3: Astorga – Rabanal de Camino
Ascending from Astorga, the path involves a steady climb to Rabanal del Camino, a journey best started early to avoid the heat. The route takes you through Murias de Rechivaldo and the villages of Santa Catalina de Somoza and El Ganso, leading to a scenic transition into dense oak forests, heather, and conifers as you approach the Montes de Leon. Your climb culminates at Rabanal del Camino at an altitude of 1200 meters deep within the lush Bierzo region.
Day 4: Rabanal de Camino – Ponferrada
Ascending from Rabanal del Camino, this stage is one of the most rewarding, taking you through landscapes adorned with broom and heather up to Mount Irago. A key highlight is the Iron Cross, a symbolic site on the Camino where pilgrims often leave mementos. After visiting the nearby St James chapel, you’ll descend into the lush Bierzo area, passing through the picturesque town of Molinaseca and eventually reaching Ponferrada, where you can explore its historic old town, the impressive 12th-century Templars Castle and indulge in local culinary delights like botillo and Spain’s finest cured meats.
Day 1: Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo
Today you traverse the lush Bierzo region, a fertile area encircled by mountains, ideal for growing a variety of fruits and vegetables. In Villafranca del Bierzo, often called ‘little Compostela,’ explore the Iglesia de Santiago and its notable garden and pass through the ‘Forgiveness Gate,’ specially opened during Holy Years. The region’s agreeable climate makes it a perfect spot to sample local delicacies like summer cherries and cured meats.
Day 2: Villafranca del Bierzo – O Cebreiro
Here comes one of the most challenging yet beautiful stages, leading to O Cebreiro at 1300 meters. The route meanders through woodlands of chestnuts, conifers, and oaks alongside the narrow valley of the River Valcarce. This stage, positioned between the Os Ancares and Serra do Courel mountain ranges, involves a steep ascent, rewarding you with spectacular views.
Day 3: O Cebreiro – Triacastela
Today’s stage leads through the Sierra de Ranadoiro, culminating at the Alto do Poio, where you’ll find a pilgrim statue and can relish panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. This segment includes an initial ascent through pine-covered slopes and a walk through forested areas, including birch forests after Fonfria. Key points along the way include Padornelo, with its convenient fountain, and the village of Biduedo, before the descent into Triacastela.
Day 4: Triacastela – Sarria
Today’s shorter journey from Triacastela presents two options: the scenic ‘San Xil’ Camino, rich in ‘corredoiras’ (narrow forest tracks) and native Galician oak woods, or a route leading to the impressive Samos Monastery, winding through the valley of the River Ouribio. Both paths converge as you head towards Sarria, a town perched on a hilltop with rivers on either side, offering splendid views of the region.
Day 1: Sarria – Portomarín
As you depart from Sarria, you’ll weave through serene oak forests, leading to charming villages like Barbadelo, where a noteworthy Romanesque church invites a visit. Continue through the Lugo Plateau, admiring traditional Galician ‘hórreos’ (granaries) and the scenic blend of cultivated lands, pastures, and woodlands. Your descent into Portomarin reveals the Dam and remnants of the ancient flooded village.
Day 2: Portomarín – Palas de Rei
Your journey from Portomarin begins with a climb from the river Miño, taking you through fragrant broom-covered landscapes. Along the way, visit noteworthy sites like the Romanesque Church of Santa María in Castromaior and the church in Eirexe, adorned with sculptures of Daniel and animals and a statue of Pilgrim Santiago. The route passes through quaint hamlets like Gonzar and Ventas de Narón and crosses the serene Serra de Ligonde. Your day concludes in Palas de Rei, where Emperor Charles V once stayed in 1520.
Day 3: Palas de Rei – Arzúa
As you set off from Palas de Rei, the Camino eases into a more gentle terrain, winding through villages like Carballal, San Xuilan do Camino, and Lebereiro amidst the refreshing scent of eucalyptus trees. Along the route, take the opportunity to stop in Melide, a lively market town renowned for its octopus dishes, a Galician culinary staple. The path crosses the River Seco via the Magdalena Bridge and leads to Furelos, then through forest tracks, picturesque hamlets like Ribadiso, and the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Your destination is Arzúa in La Coruña province, a town celebrated for its local cheese and home to the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena.
Day 4: Arzúa – Rua
Your walk from Arzúa is characterized by a peaceful journey through shaded woods, alongside streams, and into tranquil villages. Along this serene path, make sure to visit the chapel of Santa Irene, notable for its unique statue of Santiago. The remainder of your route to Rúa-O Pino unfolds on quiet country roads, a quaint and less crowded stop before reaching Santiago de Compostela.
Day 5: Rua – Santiago de Compostela
On this final day of your Camino journey, the trail to Santiago de Compostela is lined with history, from ancient monuments and chapels to storied bridges. You’ll reach Lavacolla, where pilgrims traditionally cleansed themselves in the river. The path, bordered by tall eucalyptus trees, leads to Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy), offering the first glimpse of Santiago’s cathedral spires. Descending into Santiago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you have the opportunity to explore its rich architecture and vibrant cultural atmosphere. This memorable day culminates in the city, inviting you to celebrate your journey’s end and experience the local dining scene.
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Walk the Camino Frances, a pilgrimage route that carves through the heart of Spain‘s majestic landscapes and ancient towns, from Pamplona’s lively streets to the spiritual Santiago de Compostela.
This historic route unfolds a panorama of changing vistas. Beginning in the picturesque French town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, it ascends the awe-inspiring Pyrenees and traverses through the rich cultures of Navarre, La Rioja, Castilla y León, and Galicia.
Camino Frances offers a tapestry of experiences: the Gothic wonders of Burgos, the historical richness of Léon, and the rustic charm of Galicia’s O Cebreiro. Along the way, you’ll encounter architectural marvels like the Iron Cross, the Cathedral of León, and the quaint beauty of towns like Astorga and Sarria.
Spanning almost 800 kilometers, the Camino Frances is often too large a commitment given the logistics and time people usually have on their hands. Recognizing its organizational challenge, we have meticulously divided this iconic pilgrimage into eight manageable stages.
This flexibility allows our travelers to experience the Camino at their own pace, selecting sections that suit their time and fitness levels. Whether you choose to walk a single stage or combine several, our tailored approach ensures that the Camino’s wonders are accessible to all.
While our tours traditionally begin with walking on the first day and conclude with walking on the last day, we understand that some travelers may wish to extend their stay. We can arrange additional days before or after the walking tour, complete with accommodation bookings.
Our comprehensive service takes care of every detail, ensuring a seamless journey. From handpicked accommodations to daily luggage transfers, we provide comfort after each day’s trek.
You’re never alone on this journey, with 24/7 support, GPS navigation, and an in-depth travel booklet guiding you through the Camino Frances’ rich tapestry of history and culture.
In the spirit of the Camino, take the first step with us. Leave the heavy lifting to our expert team and focus on what truly matters – the journey, the scenery, and the reflection.
Absolutely, many people embark on the Camino as solo travelers. There is a unique appeal in starting the Camino alone, as the journey’s nature often leads to forming new friendships with other pilgrims along the way. Walking alone offers flexibility and freedom in your schedule, allowing you to start and stop as you please and bond with a diverse range of people. Additionally, many find that starting the journey alone enhances the personal and spiritual aspects of the Camino experience.
The ideal times for walking the Camino are April/May, when spring flowers are in bloom, and September/October, known for their pleasant colors. The summer months (June, July, August) can be quite hot, which may be challenging for those unaccustomed to walking in high temperatures. Conversely, winter months see a significant drop in temperatures and some accommodations may close for the season.
The Camino routes, particularly the Camino Francés, Le Puy, and Camino Portugués, are well-marked and easy to navigate. The paths are marked with two main symbols: a yellow arrow or a seashell. These symbols guide you through every turn and twist of the path, making it straightforward to follow the routes. This excellent waymarking means that even those who are not experienced hikers can confidently navigate these routes without the fear of getting lost.
If you find yourself unable to walk a stage for any reason, there are several alternatives available. Public transport, such as buses or trains, may be accessible to help you reach the next destination. Alternatively, you can request the hotel reception to arrange a taxi for you. It’s important to listen to your body and utilize these options if needed, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable journey.
The Camino offers a gastronomic adventure, with each region presenting its distinct cuisine. Even the smallest villages en route typically have restaurants or shops where you can purchase food. The ‘Menu del Dia’ (Pilgrim’s Menu of the Day) is a common and affordable option available along the Camino, usually including a starter, main course, dessert, bread, and local wine. The Camino Francés has numerous places for lunch. However, on quieter routes, it’s advisable to plan ahead and carry provisions, especially for remote sections. Also, note that in Spain, dinner is often served later in the evening, so it’s useful to have snacks for the interim period after a day’s walk.
You can read more thoroughly about food in our comprehensive guide about Camino de Santiago.
While it’s possible to complete the Camino with minimal physical preparation, preparing beforehand can significantly enhance your experience. Activities like hill walking or aerobic exercises in the months leading up to your trip are recommended. For cycling the Camino, comfort with cycling 60km daily over varied terrain is ideal. Starting with a moderate fitness level is beneficial, but for those starting from a lower fitness base, it’s crucial to begin training slowly and steadily increase intensity. Regular exercise, including walking, running, cycling, or swimming, and incorporating longer weekend activities with some hills, can greatly aid in preparing for the Camino.
Luggage transfers are arranged to move your bags from your current accommodation to the next overnight stop as per your itinerary. You are generally required to leave your bags at the accommodation reception by 08:00, and they will be delivered to your next stop before 17:00. This service allows you to walk unencumbered by heavy luggage, enhancing your walking experience.
While many travelers opt for baggage transfer for convenience, carrying your own bags is also a choice for those seeking a more traditional pilgrim experience. If you opt to carry your bags, packing light is essential, and you may need to do occasional laundry. Alternatively, the baggage transfer service can provide the comfort of a lighter load and a wider range of clothing options.
The Camino routes, especially the Camino Francés, are known to have good mobile signal coverage, considering their somewhat remote nature. However, it’s important to note that there might be occasional areas with weak or no signal, particularly in more secluded or mountainous sections. The coverage is generally better on the more popular routes and sparser on less-traveled paths. It’s recommended to inform loved ones about these possible communication gaps and to plan accordingly.
Walking the Camino as a solo female traveler is generally considered safe. The locals along the Camino routes are known for being respectful and helpful towards pilgrims. It is, however, always prudent to take standard safety measures, such as concealing valuables, particularly in larger cities. The Camino Francés, being the most popular route, is often recommended for solo travelers who may feel apprehensive, as it tends to have more fellow travelers to accompany you. Nonetheless, it’s always advisable to stay aware of your surroundings and exercise the usual travel safety precautions.
Yes, most accommodations in larger towns and cities along the Camino offer Wifi access. Be aware that in some places, there might be charges for using Wifi. However, in more rural and remote locations along the Camino, Wifi access becomes sparse. You may occasionally find Wifi in local cafes or eateries along the route, but it’s not guaranteed. It’s advisable for travelers to prepare for limited internet access in these areas and perhaps download necessary information or maps in advance.
The most challenging part of the Camino Francés is the first section, starting from St Jean Pied de Port, which involves navigating through the Pyrenees. This section includes steep inclines and declines and is considered the toughest part of the entire route. The first day’s walk is particularly demanding, with a majority of uphill walking. However, the breathtaking scenery and tranquil environment make the effort worthwhile.
Access to drinking water is relatively easy along the Camino. The tap water in Spain is safe to drink, though it may not always taste pleasant. Bottled water is readily available for purchase, and there are numerous water fountains along the route, as noted in guidebooks. Uniquely, there’s even a wine fountain on the Camino!
If you’ve arranged for a private transfer through a service like Macs Adventure, the journey from Santiago Airport to Sarria typically takes around 1.5 hours. This direct route is a convenient option for those looking to start their Camino experience smoothly, especially after a long flight.
Customization of your Camino journey is possible, with options including additional rest days, airport transfers, and adjustments to walking itineraries. However, due to limited accommodation options in certain areas, it might not be feasible to modify every single itinerary detail. It’s best to consult with Camino travel specialists to tailor your trip according to your preferences and needs.
The Camino features a diverse array of paths, making it difficult to characterize by a single type. The journey takes you through a variety of landscapes, from shaded woodlands and picturesque vineyard trails to rolling countryside dotted with medieval villages. There are also urban stretches where you may find yourself walking through less scenic outskirts of cities. This variety is part of the Camino’s unique charm, with each section offering a different experience. Paths range from farm and dirt tracks to minor roads and footpaths.
It’s advisable to book your Camino trip as far in advance as possible due to its high popularity, especially during Holy Year (when July 25 falls on a Sunday) as pilgrim numbers can increase significantly.
While bed bug encounters can occur in shared facilities and hostels along the Camino, the accommodations used by tour operators like Camino de Santiago Tours, typically comprising small hotels and guest houses, maintain high cleanliness standards and are less likely to have bed bug issues. Nevertheless, since bed bugs can be carried by people, there’s a small chance of them appearing in hotels, but such occurrences are quickly addressed by the accommodation providers.
Essential equipment for the Camino includes good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothing suitable for varying weather conditions, waterproof gear, and a daypack. For a comprehensive list of recommended gear, refer to the information pack provided or consult resources like blogs specializing in Camino preparations.
Once your Camino journey has begun, altering your accommodation bookings and itinerary can be challenging due to the limited availability of alternative lodging on short notice. It’s important to have a well-thought-out plan before starting your walk.
While not essential, having some knowledge of Spanish can significantly enhance your experience on the Camino. Local inhabitants appreciate the effort, and it can facilitate smoother interactions. In Northern Spain, the Camino traverses regions with unique languages and cultures. Acknowledging and respecting these cultural nuances can enrich your journey. For routes outside Spain, like the Camino Portugués and Le Puy, learning basic Portuguese and French phrases can be beneficial for engaging more deeply with locals and fellow pilgrims.
In Santiago de Compostela, Mass is held at two different times: a midday Mass at 12:00 and an evening Mass at 19:30. Both Mass times can attract large crowds, so arriving early is recommended. The service is in Spanish, but attending is highly encouraged to celebrate the completion of your Camino journey.
The Pilgrim’s Passport, or credential, is a document carried by walkers on the Camino de Santiago. It’s typically included in your arrival package, but if not, it’s easily obtainable at pilgrim offices and churches along the route. As you journey to Santiago, you collect stamps in this passport from various locations like bars, hotels, churches, and even police stations. Upon reaching Santiago, presenting this passport at the Pilgrim Office certifies your pilgrimage, earning you the Compostela certificate if you’ve walked the last 100km. For other trail sections, the passport serves as a colorful and memorable souvenir of your journey.
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