The Camino Frances (or “French Way” is a particular route along the Camino de Santiago or “Way of Saint James,” a centuries old pilgrimage through Europe that ends in Santiago de Compostela. It is about 800 Km or just under 500 miles. It starts in southern France in the little town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
There are pilgrim hostels (albergues) along the path that are very reasonable but… we elected to go with a logistics company (FollowTheCamino) that booked us into (mostly) hotels along the route. Most of these will provide dinner and all of them include breakfast. We will stay in 35 different hotels, and arranged luggage transfers along the way (1 bag, 15Kg) so we did not have to carry all of our stuff. The total cost was about €3,200 each.
We will be walking with my good buddy from high school, Jim Thornton and his SO Leigh Ann and I will be posting our progress here.