The Camino de Santiago has been around for about a thousand years. It began as a Catholic pilgrimage walk from western France, over the Pyrenees, across northern Spain, but now is walked by people of many faiths. There are even other routes, but the Camino Frances, the original, 508-mile walk, is still the most popular.
We flew into Bilbao and began at the traditional beginning of the route called Camino Frances, in St Jean Pied de Port, France — it’s just east of Roncesvalles, Spain, below.
Airports near the Camino route: Biarritz, Vitoria, Zaragoz, Pau, Bilbao, Pamplona, and farther away: Santander and Madrid.
Check out the Facebook Page of Camino Not Chemo!
See our clips of videos on the Camino de Santiago.
Movie trailer for Emilio Estevez’s “The Way,” starring Martin Sheen (released in October 2011).
Pilgrim’s Passport (required for hostels)