There are several different main routes to take on the Camino. I’ll be taking the Camino Francis, sometime called the French Way. Here is a map of what I’ll be walking:
The main routes of El Camino de Santiago – The Way of St. James are:
– The French Way (in Spanish: Camino de Santiago Frances) which goes from the French side of the Pyrenees through the interior of northern Spain as far as Santiago de Compostela, in the Spanish region of Galicia. It’s the most famous and followed route of El Camino de Santiago.
– The Northern Way (in Spanish: Camino de Santiago del Norte) which from the Basque Country follows the northern coast of Spain and the mountains of Asturias until Santiago. It has breathtaking landscapes and it’s less crowded.
– The Silver Way (Via de la Plata) starts in Seville in Andalusia, southern Spain, and follows an ancient Roman route merging with El Camino Frances in its final part.
– The Primitive Way or Original Way (Camino de Santiago Primitivo) crossing the high mountains of Asturias.
– The Portuguese Way (Camino de Santiago Portugues) from the Portuguese city of Porto.