Camino de Santiago Maps

Below there is the map of El Camino de Santiago along the French Way. Every marker in the itinerary it’s a end of stage counting up to 31. After the city of Santiago de Compostela, three stages have been included, that is the prolongation of El Camino de Santiago until the ocean, finishing in the Cape of Finisterre (the medieval “end of the earth”).

These are the stages that I walked but it doesn’t have to be like this because there is plenty of facilities such as hostels, small shops and restaurants nearly in every small village that you walk through, being these villages about 5 to 10 km distant from each other. So my Camino de Santiago, and the stages that I followed and that I am now showing in this website should be regarded as an example of Camino, the writer’s Camino, but it doesn’t have to be “your” Camino, “your” Way. That’s the greatness of it.

Furthermore, there is also flexibility in the route of El Camino de Santiago that you will walk. As I said in the introduction in the Camino’s home page, the French Way, whose map you can see below, is the most popular route. In 2011, 72% of 183,366 pilgrims have walked the French Way, as you might imagine this has its pros and cons.

Other quieter routes of El Camino de Santiago, which also has its pros and cons, are La Via de la Plata (The Silver Way), el Camino de Santiago del Norte (The Northern Way), el Camino Primitivo (The Primitive Way), the Portuguese Way, the Aragonese Way, the English Way and the Finisterre Way.

El Camino de Santiago via Camino Frances Map:


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Below you can see the maps of the Camino de Santiago that appear in the pilgrims’ credential. They are very helpful because next to the name of every village is written the remaining kilometres to Santiago de Compostela.

Firstly, we have a map of the main Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances which also shows La Via de la Plata which is another way that starting from Seville (in the South of Spain) follows an old Roman causeway to head north and arrive in Santiago. In the bottom right corner it also shows the map of El Camino de Santiago del Norte and El Camino Primitivo.

Camino Frances Map, Camino del Norte Map, Via de la Plata Map. Camino de Santiago Maps.

Secondly, we have a map of all the routes from Europe arriving in Santiago de Compostela. There are three main routes coming from central Europe: Via de Arles, Via de Le Puy, Via de Vezelay, Via de Tours or Paris and Via del Piamonte.

Camino de Santiago Map. All the European routes Map. Via de Arles, Via de Vezelay, Via de Le Puy Maps.

25 thoughts on “Camino de Santiago Maps”

  1. I want to walk a short distance,as i will be in Logrono later this year. Say about 15k. Any advise? Many thanks

  2. I am interested in camino primitivo and can’t find much information re level of difficulty from oviedo, availability of facilities. Can you recommend a good source. Thanks.

  3. Hi
    I would like to ask how long is gonna take me to get from Leon do Santiago, is 8 days enough.
    Many thanks for help.
    Anna

    1. No, unless you take public transport to fit your schedule. We just finished walking from Logrño to León and it’s another 2 weeks at least from there.

    2. hi Anna…. could i ask u : what has made u want to walk the camino? my name is Dave & im walking the camino soon…..
      im walking the trail for the love of the lord !!!!.

  4. I would like to informally bicycle for 2 +/- days on the camino tied in with a general trip to this area of Spain and Galicia for 3 weeks. Starting anywhere between Estella and Leon areas. I will have own support pick up, etc with wife in a rental car. What would be the best, most interesting, beautiful, historical place(s) to do this. Would not even have to be continuous days and need bike rental. Thanks./gracias

    1. It’s been a while for me, but I found that the area between Ponferrada and Cebreiro was some of the most challenging–and beautiful–on the Camino when I cycled it years ago.

      The Bierzo region west of Leon and into Galicia is phenomenal. You may have already gone and experienced it, but if not, that’s my recommendation.

      ¡Buen camino!

    1. I’m not sure there is a formal route if this is what you’re asking? You may have to develop your own Camino for this particular walk but once you get into France or Italy you can easily meet up with some of the established routes.

      Hope that helps but I’m not sure it does.

      Buen Camino

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  6. help! will be in paris 4/16/16 for a few days & would like to do some of camino in paris the take train to orleans , do some of the way there then take train to loirre & again do a bit of camino there.
    am looking for a detailed map(s), & can only find overviews, nothing specific.!!!
    very frustrating, thanks

  7. I’m wanting to walk the pilgrimage next year for my 50th birthday and I am just starting to research things, are there any specific books you could suggest? Also can you start anywhere on the route and end in Santiago? Questioning the passport, is it only for the complete trail? Thank you for your time, Michelle

    1. How many kilometers do you need to walk to get the certificate? Also, did you follow the shell markers on the trail?

      1. Hi Michael,

        A minimum of 100 km will entitle you a Compostela (Certificate).
        Yes, you can follow the Yellow arrow or the Shell.

    2. We found “Walking the Camino de Santigo” by Bethan Davies and Ben Cole. To be very helpful. There may be a third edition, but we used the second. Published by Pili Pala Press.
      I think you have to walk a minimum of 100 Km to have your pilgrims passport stamped . We walked from Ponferrada. As of 2002 if you start after Ponferrada the Pilgrim office in Santiago requires that you get two stamps per day.
      Buen Camino!

  8. i have a limited numbers of vacation within this year (5 days). i am thinking of doing the pilgrimage alone and i am 49 years old. whats the reccommended way and level of difficulty to take. whats the weather around december?

    1. I walked the entire Camino Frances over three years. The stages were not consecutive: for example, I started the first year in Ponferrada, the second in St Jean and third in Fromista. My experience tells me very strongly that it is instead best to start at the beginning, and just walk for five days (in your case), and then get public transport back to the airport to fly home. You can then rejoin the Camino the following year where you left off. And you will!

  9. Hi there Pilgrim’s! I am currently in Paris and will be heading down to Spain in the next week. I have a flexible schedule and would like to do the Northern Route to see the port cities and such. Is it that much longer than the French Way? I am probably looking at about 25 days time to walk and am in good shape. I have also thought of biking a portion of the route.
    Any advise would be greatly appreciated!
    Kate

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The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela