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!
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We transfer your rucksack
So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago
We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.
Bicycle transportation services
We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point
Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.
For everything you want in or out of your rucksack
With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.
So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino
Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.
Stamping Your Credential
So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport
Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.
Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago
Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!
You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you.
Lockers in Santiago
So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city
Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.
To help you with anything you may need
We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.