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The Whole Camino Frances

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The Camino Frances is a pilgrimage from St 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.

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Day 1 - Arrival into Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Day 2 - Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port To Roncesvalles (8h,25km)

Day 3 - Roncesvalles to Zubiri (7h, 22km)

Day 4 - Zubiri to Pamplona (6h, 21km)

The French Way starts in France at St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. It follows the 'Route Napoleon' over the Roncesvalles Pass (1500m), and then crosses the Basque country onto more gentle terrain. This first section finishes in Pamplona, the town famous for its Bull Run festival.



Day 5 - Pamplona to Puente de la Reina (6h15, 24km)

Day 6 - Puente de la Reina to Estella (6h15, 22km)

Day 7 - Estella to Los Arcos (6h30, 21km)

Day 8 - Los Arcos to Logrono (8h, 29km)

Starting your walk in Pamplona this section finishes in Logrono at the heart of the Rioja wine region. Enjoy an attractive hike in hilly Navarra with its 12th-century castles, picturesque villages, and vineyards.



Day 9 - Logrono to Najera (8h, 29km)

Day 10 - Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada (6h, 21km)

Day 11 - Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado (7h15, 23km)

Day 12 - Belorado to St Juan de Ortega (7h15, 24km)

Day 13 - St Juan de Ortega to Burgos (5h15, 26km)

The third section of the Camino Frances starts from Logrono in the heart of the famous Rioja region and finishes in medieval Burgos. This section is slightly flatter than the previous; it crosses the hilly province of Burgos, passing typical villages, vineyards and ruined castles.



Day 14 - Burgos To Hornillos del Camino (5h15,21km)

Day 15 - Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz (5h,19km)

Day 16 - Castrojeriz to Fromista (6h30,25km)

Day 17 - Fromista to Carrion de los Condes (5h,20km)

Day 18 - Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza (4h45,17km)

Day 19 - Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun (5h30,22km)

Starting from Burgos, the medieval city and hometown of "El Cid", this section finishes in Sahagun, a town renowned for its unique Roman churches; this Camino is certainly one of the most rewarding in terms of culture and natural surroundings.



Day 20 - Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero (5h, 18km)

Day 21 - El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mullas (5h15, 19km)

Day 22 - Mansilla de las Mullas to Leon (5h, 19km)

The fifth section starts in Sahagun, a medieval town renowned for its architecture, and finishes in Leon, one of the greatest cities in Spain. The Camino de Santiago, or Way of Saint James, crosses the vast Castilian Plateau (900m) and passes through its wealthy villages.



Day 23 - Leon To Villadangos del Paramo (5h45, 20km)

Day 24 - Villadangos del Paramo to Astorga (6h30, 28km)

Day 25 - Astorga to Rabanal del Camino (5h, 20km)

Day 26 - Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada (7h30, 33km)

Starting in Leon, one of the greatest cities in Spain this section finishes in Ponferrada, built by the Templars in the 12th century. The Camino here starts on the central high plateau, and traverses the untouched and peaceful Leon Mountains.



Day 27 - Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo (6h, 23km)

Day 28 - Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro (8h30, 30km)

Day 29 - O Cebreiro to Triacastela (5h, 20km)

Day 30 - Triacastela to Sarria (5h, 19km)

The second last section starts in the mountain-hugging town of Ponferrada and finishes in Sarria, a bustling market town. This Camino crosses the magnificent O'Cebreiro Mountains before winding down to a more gentle terrain.



Day 31 - Sarria to Portomarin (5h15, 22km)

Day 32 - Portomarín to Palas do Rei (6h15 25km)

Day 33 - Palas do Rei to Arzua (7h 29km)

Day 34 - Arzua to Rua-O Pino (5h 18km)

Day 35 - Rua to Santiago de Compostela (5h 20km)

Day 36 - Santiago de Compostela, end of the Camino!

The final section of the Camino Frances begins in Sarria and finishes in Santiago de Compostela. Traversing the hilly landscapes of Galicia you are rewarded with some of the most beautiful views of all the caminos before arriving at your final destination on the Camino, the Cathedral

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