Follow the Camino's Best Sellers Camino de Santiago Tours
At Follow the Camino we have many Camino de Santiago Tours that cater to the varying needs of our clients. Each of our tours gives you the opportunity to experience first-hand this inimitable spiritual and personal journey. Like most things, when there are options some prove to be more popular than others.
Our top three popular routes (Camino Frances, Camino Portugues and Camino del Norte) have been tried and tested by many over the years and they remain popular for good reason. Walking any of these routes you will follow in the footsteps of tradition and share in an experience that has touched the lives of many ? and continues to do so.
These Camino routes are the most popular because:
- Well marked with yellow arrows
- Wide range of accommodations
- Picturesque landscape
- Rural countryside and little villages
- Great atmosphere
No. 1 Camino Frances or French Way
Undoubtedly the most widely known and thus popular route to walk to Santiago de Compostela. The start of this route is in St Jean Pied de Port, France and crosses through northern Spain ending at Santiago de Compostela. The full French Way covers 777km but like all the Ways it can be walked over more manageable sections. The most popular section of the French Way would be from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela as it allows you to not only get your Compostela (Pilgrim Certificate) but also allows you to experience walking into Santiago as a pilgrim.
No. 2 Camino Portugues or Portuguese Way
This route is 598km long starting in Lisbon and continuing up the coast of Portugal before turning inland in Spain to reach Santiago de Compostela. Like the French Way we have broken this Way into manageable sections and have also developed the growingly popular Portuguese Coastal Route.
No. 3 Camino del Norte or Northern Way
This route is 466km long, but unlike the other two routes this way does not end in Santiago de Compostela. Starting in San Sebastian this route follows the northern coastline of Spain through the Basque before turning inland to end in Oviedo, where if you want to continue onto Santiago you would join the Original Way.
I booked with this company. 30 days hotels along the way (I know not cool, but I am to old to say dorm style). All the hotels were excellent. Also I rode a bike for 5 days and they provided that seamlessly. Overall, I did not encounter a single inconvenience along my Camino from St.Jean Pied de Port to the “end of the world” via Santiago.
We had such a lovely trip on the Camino Portguese. The walk, along tree-line paths and past hamlets and vineyards, was so pleasant (and well-marked!). The warm welcome and personal treatment we received in the Casas Rurales was the icing on the cake. My mother and I enjoyed ourselves immensely — we’re even talking about taking on the French Way next!
Marion P. – United States