Surely we have heard about the Cantar del Mío Cid or Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, the famous Cid Campeador. This song tells the story of this famous 12th century knight, his adventures and exploits throughout Spain. From the same book, as they detail the places where he walked, a rather curious itinerary was created to be able to go through it as The Camino de Santiago. A trip to Spain following the episodes that appear in the book, passing through the lands of Castilla y León, Castilla La Mancha, Aragón and the Valencian Community. The Way of the Cid.

This Spanish knight was born in Burgos, specifically in Vivar del Cid, the town from which this route will start until it reaches the territory he conquered from the Muslims in Alicante, precisely in Orihuela. It is a historical and literary route that will take us through places that have been declared World Heritage Sites as well as points that coincide with the Camino de Santiago along the French route.

All the routes of the Camino de Santiago
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Steps of the route

The Camino del Cid consists of about 2000 kms in total, the routes are usually 50 to 300 km long and are joined one after the other. The itinerary can be done either by road if we decide to opt for the car or motorcycle, or through roads and trails if we choose to go on foot or by bicycle.

Within the original itinerary there are other smaller routes that start from different points. These themed tours are called “rings” because they start and start at the same point. There are also “branch roads”, which are deviations made in the route for historical reasons. This time we will focus on and explain the five stages into which the original section is divided.