Camino Frances – Sep/Oct 2022

Camino Frances

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 per person.

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.

Day 1: Over the Pyrenees!

First Week in Spain (Day 2-6)

35 Miles in Two Days (Days 7 and 8)

300Km on the Camino (Days 9-13)

Two Days on the Meseta (Days 14, 15)

Halfway!!!! (Days 16-18)

Three Weeks and Leon! (Days 19-21)

Leaving the Meseta (Days 22-24)

Back in the mountains! (Days 25-27)

Nearing the end (Days 28-30)

The Final Stretch (Day 31-33)

Done!!!! Santiago de Compostela (Day 34)

Life on the Camino


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