The route of the Camino Francés

Many have been the pilgrims that from the 9th century has visited the Camino de las Estrellass in search of the grave of the apostle Santiago el Mayor in Compostela. Pilgrims and another type of travellers have walked along a route moved by the faith or with cultural or sportive reasons, the restlessness to share ideas and experiences. Of big artistic wealth, landscape and gastronomic, the way positions  like a experiential route of meeting with the interior and the calm where the human value prevails to the effort. The catchword on this road of pilgrimage does not understand of borders or cultural field. Good Way.

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The way of the stars

The French route has a precise itinerary in France, of where leave four branches that meet in Ostabat, population situated to 20 kilometres of Saint-Jean-Pied-of-Port. The pilgrims access to Spain by Roncesvalles. The fourth french route goes in to his time by the port of Somport and continues until Jaca (Aragon). Both variants will unify in Puente la Reina (Navarra) and from this point the French road keeps an only itinerary until Santiago.

The splendour of the Way

The values of this millenary route are innumerable where will find samples of the best romance art or Gothic and environmental diversity.

The walker will live an experience without limits and will be able to know and penetrate into valleys and mountains, discover fortified villas or share the silence of the Spanish plateau and amaze of orchards like El Bierzo or Galicia.

Approach to the historical and legendary feats of the route, as the ones of the court of Charlemagne or the ones of the Cid, or to the multiple legends that turn it into epic and that even see in her the origins of the popular game of the goose, also attracts to other travellers.

And we do not forget us of the gastronomy, of the daily pleasures to the edge of the Way, of the experiences of another time in shape of food and satisfaction.

The life of the Pilgrim on the way

Unlike other routes, the way accompanies  of a complete network of hostels, a precise signaling, multiple services adapted for walkers and a lot of places dumped in the itinerary. Besides, the Camino de Santiago is a glorious route to discover some of the wine zones more important in Spain like Navarra, La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, León, El Bierzo and Galicia. The Way is full of vineyards and wineries, of soil diversity and natural surroundings. To the walker will not be missing him enthusiasm for knowing the local legends that the inhabitants of the route will share with the traveller to the equal that a glass of wine. 

Pilgrim Bierzo
Wine in Moderation
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León 24547 - Spain. T +34 987 546 279