Camino Francés

Description

  1. Name Camino Francés
  2. Length of trail 800 km, 497 miles
  3. Length in days 32 days
  4. Start of trail Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port / Roncesvalles
  5. End of trail Santiago de Compostela
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Camino Francés

Camino Francés (GR65), Roncesvalles / Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Puente la Reina - Santiago de Compostela, 800 km, 32 days

This is the classical and most popular Way of St. James, running from the Pyrenees through the plains of northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. It all began here. Nowadays, there are hundreds of waymarked Ways of St. James, some 30 in Spain alone. The classical Camino Francés is an easy path. If you like mixing with scores of other pilgrims, this is still your best bet. If you are more the type of a lonely hiker, there are better alternatives, like the coastal route.

The path has also an official GR number in Spain: GR65 Camino de Santiago. Note that there is also the GR65-5 in Catalunya (Camino de Tarragona) and the GR65-3 in the central Pyrenees (Camino Aragonés).

Visit Traildino's overview page for the Way of Saint James / Camino de Santiago.

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Camino Francés (rutas alternativas), 225km
Camino Francés
.Camino Francés, 139km
.Camino Francés, 121km
.Camino Francés, 174km
.Camino Francés, 124km
.Camiño Francés, 128km
.Camino Francés, alternative route, 15km
.Camiño Francés, 65km
Camino Francés, 18km
Camino Francés, 6.5km

Opinions

Rate 8.5 | 4 votes | No 7. in Spain
  • Hubert Sdun July 2016
  • Rate 9
  • Positive I liked the albergues and the people I met there. The cities placed on the French Way are also very beautiful and altogether it's a cool adventure.
  • Negative Pretty high temperature in the summer.
  • ZoradeRuig June 2016
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Nature and ambience
  • Negative Crowdy
  • Hiking Is Good April 2013
  • Rate 8
  • Positive Walking through Spanish diverse countryside which is slightly changing every day and just enough to find yourself every week in completely differente landscape
  • Negative Albergues could be full especially in the summer months
  • ZdendaB August 2015
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Scenery, pilgrims, food, sun, hot :-)
  • Negative Sometimes, the sun was too hot (I was there in August)
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Hike Reports

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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
  • Camino de Santiago: Camino Frances
  • Guidebook and map book to walking the 784km Camino Frances from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, including an additional route to Finisterre. Split into 6 sections and 36 customisable stages, the guide lists over 500 pilgrim hostels. The map book covers the entire route, which can be walked in 4-5 weeks. Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2019
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2019
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
Bol.com
Netherlands
2018
  • Camino de Santiago - Village to Village Guide
  • Since medieval times, more than a million pilgrims have followed the Way of St James across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago. This guidebook contains all the informationyou need to walk the 800km (500 mile) Camino Frances and the 90km (55mile) Camino Finisterre. - Full colour detailed topogrphical stage maps of each days walk with free... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2018
  • Camino de Santiago - Village to Village Guide
  • Since medieval times, more than a million pilgrims have followed the Way of St James across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago. This guidebook contains all the informationyou need to walk the 800km (500 mile) Camino Frances and the 90km (55mile) Camino Finisterre. - Full colour detailed topogrphical stage maps of each days walk with free... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2012
  • Te voet naar Santiago de Compostela
  • In deze gids vindt u uitgebreide en praktische informatie voor uw pelgrimstocht naar Santiago de Compostela. Het visuele karakter van de gids en de nauwkeurigheid van de kaarten bij elke etappe zorgen dat er geen twijfel ontstaat met betrekking tot de juiste richting. In de gids zijn ook etappeprofielen opgenomen zodat u van tevoren al weet hoe... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2012
  • Te voet naar Santiago de Compostela
  • In deze gids vindt u uitgebreide en praktische informatie voor uw pelgrimstocht naar Santiago de Compostela. Het visuele karakter van de gids en de nauwkeurigheid van de kaarten bij elke etappe zorgen dat er geen twijfel ontstaat met betrekking tot de juiste richting. In de gids zijn ook etappeprofielen opgenomen zodat u van tevoren al weet hoe... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Spaanse St. Jacobsroute
  • Deze wandelgids beschrijft de Spaanse St. Jacobsroute in 41 wandelingen met betrouwbare routebeschrijvingen, gedetailleerde wandelkaarten en informatieve hoogteprofielen. Ook geeft deze wandelgids voor Spanje uitgebreide praktische informatie en beschrijvingen van bezienswaardigheden langs de wandelroute. Tips voor het plannen van de... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
2016
  • Rother Wandelgidsen - Spaanse St. Jacobsroute
  • Deze wandelgids beschrijft de Spaanse St. Jacobsroute in 41 wandelingen met betrouwbare routebeschrijvingen, gedetailleerde wandelkaarten en informatieve hoogteprofielen. Ook geeft deze wandelgids voor Spanje uitgebreide praktische informatie en beschrijvingen van bezienswaardigheden langs de wandelroute. Tips voor het plannen van de... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • The Way of the Piney Sisters
  • The Camino Frances is a 500 mile long pilgrimage across northern Spain. Jane and Charlotte are two retired sisters from the UK, who, despite poor health and despite not being especially fit, decide they can manage this huge trek, carrying all their kit on their backs. This gently amusing book is their account of that journey: honest,... Read more
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  • Bol.com, Belgium
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • The Way of the Piney Sisters
  • The Camino Frances is a 500 mile long pilgrimage across northern Spain. Jane and Charlotte are two retired sisters from the UK, who, despite poor health and despite not being especially fit, decide they can manage this huge trek, carrying all their kit on their backs. This gently amusing book is their account of that journey: honest,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2016
  • Santiago de Compostela - Roncevaux / Roncesvalles to Santiago IGN 89022
  • Camino Francés, the main route of the Way of St. James across northern Spain from Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela on a double-sided, waterproof and tear-resistant map from IGN France with cartography and tourist information identical to coverage of this route by Kompass map No. 133.The IGN map differs from Kompass map No.... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • Mijn camino
  • Toen Monique in april 2007 haar eerste stappen op de Camino Frances, de eeuwenoude pelgrimsroute naar Santiago de Compostela zette, had ze er geen idee van wat er allemaal op haar lag te wachten en dat was waarschijnlijk maar goed ook. Het werd een intensieve wandeling via de buitenwereld naar de binnenwereld. Een reis door de landschappen van... Read more
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Bol.com
Belgium
  • Mijn camino
  • Toen Monique in april 2007 haar eerste stappen op de Camino Frances, de eeuwenoude pelgrimsroute naar Santiago de Compostela zette, had ze er geen idee van wat er allemaal op haar lag te wachten en dat was waarschijnlijk maar goed ook. Het werd een intensieve wandeling via de buitenwereld naar de binnenwereld. Een reis door de landschappen van... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Way of St James / Camino de Santiago CNIG Overview Map
  • Northern Spain on an overview map at 1:500,000 highlighting the course of the Camino Francés route of the Way of St James from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela via Burgos and León. Published by Spain’s civilian survey organization as part of their set providing topographic coverage of the route at 1:50,000, the map is also available... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • The Way of St. James to Compostela: Spanish Section
  • The main route of the Way of St James to Compostela across northern Spain presented at 1:100,000 on a durable, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Kompass, arranged as 26 separate strips, each with a route profile, plus additional street plans of central Logroño, Burgos, León and Santiago itself.The whole route is covered on 26 panels, each... Read more
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  • Kompass, Germany
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
Kompass
Germany
  • KOMPASS Wanderkarte Spanischer Jakobsweg
  • - Der Spanische Jakobsweg ist die Pilgerroute Europas – sozusagen der Ferrari unter den Fernwanderwegen des Kontinents. - Jedes Jahr wandern tausende Menschen auf der 800 km langen Strecke von den Pyrenäen durch Nordspanien nach Santiago de Compostela – manche auch noch weiter zum Atlantischen Ozean, an dem man einst „das Ende der Welt´´... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Camino de Santiago 50K CNIG Topo 11-Map Box Set
  • The whole of Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela in a set of 11 maps: 10 double-sided topographic maps at 1:50,000 plus an overview map of northern Spain, published by the Spanish civilian survey organization.Each 1:50,000 map is double-sided and has four 57 x 35cm panels with full topographic mapping of the area through which the route... Read more
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Netherlands
2010
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Caminos de Santiago / Ways of St. James on the Iberian Peninsula
  • 42 different Caminos de Santiago / The Way of St. James routes across Spain and Portugal highlighted on a physical map of the Iberian Peninsula at 1:1,250,000 from IGN/CNIG, Spain civilian topographic survey organization, in a revised new edition prepared in September 2015.The base map with altitude colouring and relief shading provides an... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Santiago de Compostella CNIG Topo 94
  • Topographic coverage of mainland Spain at 1:50,000 in the MTN50 (Mapa Topográfico Nacional) series from the Centro Nacional de Información Geografica, the country’s civilian survey organization. The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading, plus colouring and/or graphics to show different types of terrain, vegetation or... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • The final 110km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago. Walk the last 100km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago de Compostela. This final section of the walk takes you from Tui through the friendly region of Galicia in Northern Spain. Following country roads and woodland paths, you pass through wooded valleys, follow gentle... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Portugués: Stage 1 & 2: Lisbon to Coimbra Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Combine the first two sections of the Camino Portugués. Combining the first two sections of the Camino Portugués means that you are getting to visit many of Portugal’s most important, historic cities as well as walking through some of its most beautiful scenery through the ‘Garden of Portugal.’ The walking on these two sections is mainly flat,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 1 & 2 - St Jean-Pied-de-Port to Burgos
  • A 14 day & 13 night stage 1 & 2 St Jean-Pied-de-Port to Burgos self guided walking holiday. Walk the first two stages of the Camino from St Jean Pied de Port, which straddles the French and Spanish border, to the medieval city of Burgos. Crossing the Pyrenees your first day will undoubtably be the toughest day of the whole Camino. The steep... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Last 100km - Sarria to Santiago - 8 Days
  • Walk the last 100km of the Camino Frances to Santiago de Compostela over 6 walking days. Walk the classic final stage of the Camino de Santiago, covering the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago over six walking days. This breaks up the longest day (usually 28km) between Palas de Rei and Arzua. By adding an extra night you will have more... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 4 - Leon to O'Cebreiro Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 4 of the Camino de Santiago takes you from the wonderful city of Leon to the quaint village of O'Cebriero. Walk from the beautiful city of Leon to O'Cebreiro on the Camino Frances. As you leave the plateau of Leon you will see the mountains up ahead as you head to Astorga. This part of the countryside is characterised by broom, heather,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 3 - Burgos to Leon Self Guided Walking Tour
  • This section runs from Burgos to the wonderful city of Leon. Walk from the medieval city of Burgos to the beautiful city of Leon on the third stage of the Camino. Crop field dominate the landscape on the first part of this stage and there are not many trees in view. The river Pisuerga brings you in to Palencia and into the Tierra de Campos... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Stage 1 - St Jean-Pied-de-Port to Logrono Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walk the first stage of the Camino de Santiago from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Logrono. Walk the first stage of the Camino de Santiago, from St Jean which straddles the French and Spanish border, to Logrono in the famous wine growing region of Rioja. Undoubtedly the toughest stage of the whole Camino de Santiago, but one filled with rewards.... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Full Camino - St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago Self-Guided Walking Tour
  • Walk the full Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela. Walk the full Camino Frances (Way of St James) - a journey for the spirit and soul that millions of travellers complete year after year. Setting off from St Jean Pied de Port in the foothills of the Pyrenees, and finishing in Santiago de Compostela, you will enjoy... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Camino Stage 2 - Logrono to Burgos Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Stage 2 Camino - Logrono to Burgos 7 day and 6 night self guided walking holiday. Walk from Logrono, in the region of Rioja to the medieval city of Burgos on the second stage of the Camino. The first part of this stage is relatively easy and the landscape is dominated by vineyards, as you head towards Santa Domingo country roads dominate and... Read more
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