All Spain’s Camino routes and which one to choose?
In total there are 12 Spain’s pilgrimage routes from which 5 are the most popular.
But we are going to list all of them now:
- Camino Frances (790km ; St. Jean – Santiago)
- Camino Northen Route (830km ; Irun – Santiago)
- Camino Finisterre (87km ; Santiago – Finisterre)
- Camino Portugues (241km ; Lisboa – Porto ; Porto – Santiago)
- Camino English Road (110km ; Ferrol – Santiago)
- Camino Via de la Plata (1000km ; Seville – Santiago)
- Camino Mozarabe (390km ; Granada – Merida)
- Camino de Madrid (320km ; Madrid – Sahagun)
- Camino Chemin d’Arles (750km ; Arles – Somport Pass)
- Camino Chemin de Vezelay (900km ; Vezelay – St.Jean via Bazas)
- Camino Chemin de Paris (1000km ; Paris – St.Jean via Orleans&Tours)
- Camino Chemin du Puy (740km ; Le Puy-en-Velay – St.Jean)
So, as I said earlier, there are 5 main routes that Pilgrims have developed love for the most.
- Camino Frances(770km)
- The Via de la Plata( 1000km )
- the Northern Route( 825km )
- The English Road( 110km )
- Camino Portugues( 230km )
Let’s cover these 5 more indepth..
This is definitely the most popular route out of all camino routes. I have personally completed it and recommend it. Click here to read more about Camino Frances.
Camino Northen Route
What northen route differs from Frances is that here you mainly walk along the coast, so you can explore the beautiful old fishing villages, sometimes even get a good swim after walking, and it takes about 5 weeks to complete this camino route.
Camino English Route
If you start this route in Ferrol, you will receive the certificate, as you will complete the last 100 km. On the way, you will also fly through some really beautiful old villages. People from Northen Europe mostly do this camino route.
Camino Portugese Route
This is the one im personally doing next. It takes about 2 weeks to complete this, if you decide to start from Porto. The last 100km’s are the most popular and busiest, explore it’s beautiful towns and the Cathedral which is up the hill, hundres of vine yards, hay fields and calm atmosphere.
Camino Via De La Plata
This is southern – northen route, which takes about 7 weeks to complete. It’s a pretty tough one, because its a big distance, but the benefits of this one is the biggest. Travel though breath-taking forests, old fashioned style villages with welcoming locals and overall positive atmosphere. But don’t forget to pack wisely!