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.
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.