The Camino Frances is the most well known of all the Caminos, and is the most popular due to its fantastic infrastructure. Many movies have been made and many books have been written about this one.
It begins in a tiny hamlet on the French side of the Pyrenees and winds its way across northern Spain to Santiago. It has been a major pilgrimage walk since medieval times and traditionally ends at the Cathedral where it is believed the body of St James is interred. Accommodation is plentiful, there are cafes everywhere, and as with all Caminos, it provides a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world. This Camino takes about 4-5 weeks, but you don’t have to walk the whole length. Many people walk it in stages from year to year. However, if you want a Compostela Certificate, you MUST walk the last 100kms by foot (or ride 200kms on horse or bicycle).
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