The Camino de Santiago on maps

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The Camino de Santiago on maps


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Organizing the Camino de Santiago, the camino trail in Spain, is not always easy. Many doubts arise when choosing an itinerary. Where to start the Camino? What route to choose? Which locations will I get to see? Where am I going to sleep? Where can I get the credential?

One of the things that can help the most in these previous moments is to see the different routes of the Camino de Santiago on a map. This way you can place yourself on the ground, choose which areas you prefer or should go through and start touring the different stages. Taking into account that in Spain alone there are about forty Routes that lead to Santiago, knowing for sure which itinerary you are going to choose to reach Santiago de Compostela is essential.

To help you with this task, we’ve included on a map the main routes of the Camino de Santiago that go through Spain. Camino Francés or the French Way, the Northern Way, the Portuguese Way, the Primitive Way, the English Way, the Vía de la Plata, the Mozárabe Way, the Winter Way and the Way to Finisterre and Muxía sum up the itineraries used by the pilgrims to reach the tomb of the Apostle. There are the mos popular routes of Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage.

You can see Routes such as the Camino de Madrid, the Camí de Sant Jaume, the Camino del Ebro, the Levante, the Camino de la Lana or the Camino del Sureste. We have also included the existing Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes in the Canary Islands and Mallorca, which are unknown to many walkers but that are very attractive options.

Camino de Santiago maps in Europe

If your intention is to start the Way of Saint James in another point of Europe, the Spanish Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago and the National Geographic Institute have created a map with the main European Routes.

It is a map of the Camino de Santiago that includes over 80.000 kilometers (49.700 miles) of marked itineraries in 28 countries. A total of 286 routes that, without a doubt, help us understand the importance of the Camino de Santiago in this continent and to choose the route that suits you the most. This map can be a perfect Camino de Santiago route planner.

Next to these generic maps of the Camino Spain, on our web you can find the ten most frequented routes by pilgrims. In addition to the general map of the Camino, you can obtain more information on that itinerary.

For example, if you decide on the French Way, in our section of the website you will find a simple map with the route divided by stages and with specific information on each one of them: an explanation of the itinerary, available accommodations in each location, images, advice on what to see and what to do at the end of the stage and at intermediate points...

The most important Jacobean cities also have their own map. Both in our blog and in the download area you can access the maps of cities such as Santiago, León, Pamplona, ​​Bilbao and Finisterre and Muxía. In them, in addition to having a location map that will help you to know the city upon your first arrival, you will also find the ten things you should not miss while visiting this town.

Tips to organize your Camino

To complete the planning of your Camino de Santiago, we remind you that on our website you will find all sorts of tips and recommendations to solve some of your most frequently asked questions: what you should take in your backpack, where to buy the Credencial, how to earn the Compostela, how to take care of your feet… And if you are cycling the Camino, you will find a series of indications on how to make the best of it.

Finally, do not forget that Correos offers pilgrims a whole series of services with which we try to facilitate the Way before, during and after the pilgrimage.

The most used is the Paq Mochila, the transportation service between stages on the Camino, but there are other possibilities such as the Paq Bicicleta, to send your bicycle to the starting point or back at the end of the Route; the Paq Peregrino, to ship suitcases or packages to Santiago or to any other point on the Way; or the Prepaid Payment Card, a monetary card that is not associated with any checking account and that allows you to charge it only with the money you need.

Do you have any questions? Do not worry. Remember that you can ask our mailmen and women through our web form. They’ve been walking the Camino route every day for many years and they can solve any question that may worry you.

And if not, this community of pilgrims who make up El Camino con Correos will always be willing to help you. Leave your questions in the comments or find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube and together we will help you plan your Camino de Santiago so it’s not a challenge but an enjoyment. Buen Camino, pilgrims!

Can anyone suggest a 10 day Camino hike for January. Best route and weather and accommodations that are open in winter?

El camino con correos
You can check the Camino de Santiago in winter, here:

Pedro Antonio Serrano Gómez
Hola. El Camino de la Lana nace en Alicante (no en Valencia). El tramo que comienza en Valencia y que aparece en el mismo color que el Camino de la Lana es el Camino de Requena y se trata de uno de los 8 afluentes del Camino de la Lana (Camino del Azahar, Ramales Sur, Central y Norte de Alicante, Camino del Alba, Camino de Requena, Camino del Arcipreste y Camino Castellano-Aragonés Oriental). Por tanto, el Camino de la Lana (que es el Camino troncal donde desembocan todos ellos), que fue recuperado en su totalidad (Alicante-Burgos) en dos fases (Monteagudo de las Salinas- Burgos en 1985-86; y Alicante-Monteagudo de las Salinas en 2000-2001), está completamente señalizado y cuenta con 21 Albergues de Peregrinos y 10 lugares municipales de acogida. Además cuenta con una guía en papel, editada en 2019 por la Diputación de Albacete y escrita por las Asociaciones de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Albacete, Novelda, Caudete y Guadalajara. Por tanto, creemos que deberían corregir dicho mapa, de manera que el itinerario del Camino de Requena quede diferenciado con un color diferente al del Camino troncal de la Lana (o bien que sea eliminado de ese mapa para simplificar el mapa, ya que tampoco aparecen en él los otros siete afluentes antes mencionados). Saludos. (Pedro Antonio Serrano Gómez, presidente de la Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Albacete)

Hans Waegemakers
I can't wait till you open up your transport service on the camino mozarabe Almeria-Merida.

El camino con correos
We will consider the proposal. Buen Camino!

Mark, I recommend you buy John Brierleys guide book Camino Portugues published by CAMINO GUIDES. It has all the stages marked out with accommodation and lots more, it is the definitive guide book for this route. I have walked the entire route twice and I would not be without this book. Best wishes. Edmund. ( BELFAST.)

Can I purchase the map on this page

El camino con correos
Hi Lyn. We have this map in the Dowloads area. You can dowload it. .Buen Camino!

Mark P Phaneuf
We would like a detailed map of the Portuguese Central Camino from Tui to Santiago showing the route and towns and villages along the way. Would be willing to purchase the map if a fee is required please advise. Thank You, Mark P Phaneuf

El camino con correos
Hi, Mark! We don't have a map of the Portuguese Central Camino at the moment, we're sorry. Buen Camino!

Helen Cadiz
Would like to purchase a detailed map.

El camino con correos
Hi Helen. We have this map in the Dowloads area. You can dowload it. Buen Camino!

Would like to purchase a detail maps the show the pathways/trails of the Camino de Norte, please advise

El camino con correos
Hi. At these times we do not have specific maps of the Northern Way. Regards.

this is my first walk - where do i start

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