The most popular Pilgrim Route is the French route, the Camino de Santiago from Saint Jean Pied de Port in the French part of the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the region Galicia in the north west of Spain. About 70% of all Pilgrims walk this route. When I started to walk, 2008 more than one hundred thousand “Strangers” walked to Santiago de Compostela.
The route is well marked with yellow arrows and has a good infrastructure with shops, restaurants and youth hostels, called ”Albergues” in Spain. The vegetation varies and the route is fairly easy to walk even though it passes three mountains of maximum 1.530 meters above sea level. Many pilgrim routes from various locations in Europe, join to the French route and end up in Santiago de Compostela. I walked 800 kilometres in beautiful weather during October 2008. I repeated Camino de Santiago 2015 from Pamplona and I also walked Camino Aragonés during 2012 from Somport in France which is an alternative beginning of the main route. Purchase the book A Way of Life and read more.