“I want to do the Camino de Santiago, but I don’t know which route to choose”. I’m sure veteran pilgrims recognize this issue. And yes, this is one of the most frequent doubts that usually have all those who decide to do the Camino de Santiago.

The truth is that it’s a complicated question, because all the roads are beautiful! All the routes that reach Santiago have their charm, so when choosing a route we must take into account more factors than the beauty of the route.

If you are thinking about walking the Camino but are still not sure which route to choose, this article is for you. In the following lines we explain everything you should take into account when choosing Camino.

What are the routes of the Camino de Santiago?

Are you familiar with the expression: “all roads lead to Rome”? Well, similar to Santiago de Compostela! There is a wide variety of ways to get to Santiago.

Camino Francés

It is the most recognized and most traveled route. Consequently, it is one of the itineraries that has more services and accommodation. It is a path absolutely full of contrasts, as it starts in France, crosses the Pyrenees towards Navarre and crosses the entire Iberian Peninsula horizontally to Santiago. In its complete route, it accumulates 33 stages.

Portuguese Way

Another very busy and contrasting route. And it is not for less, since the route of the Portuguese Way allows you to walk stretches in two different countries, learning and enjoying every step of the different cultures. It consists of a inland itineraryanother along the coast of generally reduced difficulty.

All the routes of the Camino de Santiago
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Northern Way

This is undoubtedly one of the star routes for lovers of the coast. It is a long route, as it starts in Irún and runs along the Cantabrian coast until it reaches Galicia. It is a route of incredible green landscapes, in which you will be accompanied by the Cantabrian Mountains and t