Previous Caminos 2011 – 2021

The Camino Francés (or French Way) is the most popular of all the Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela. The popular starting point of this pilgrimage is the town of St Jean Pied de Port on the French side of the Pyrenees and it finishes about 780 km later in Santiago de Compostela. Most people take 4-5 weeks to walk or about two weeks to cycle this route.

My first experience of the Camino Francés was in 2011 when I walked from Sarria to Santiago. It was an eye-opener for me as I hadn’t been to Spain before nor had I experienced the Spanish culture. Walking 100 kilometres was a huge achievement also at that time as I had no preparation done nor had I the same appreciation of what the Camino was before I left for Spain. You can read about my first experience in Spain in my conversation with Maria over on

Ever since I have been going back year on year and walking for a few weeks. You can read how I got on by clicking any of the following links:

Camino Francés

Camino Portugués

Other Caminos

  • I walked to “the end of the world” in September 2016 completing 90 km. from Santiago.
  • In May 2019, I completed the Celtic Camino when my brother and I walked from A Coruna to Finisterre.

Who knows what the future holds when it is safe to travel. At the time of writing (March 2021), I am unable to venture beyond 5 kilometres past my home. However, when it is safe to do so, I would like to walk from Porto along the Coastal Camino and walk from Madrid to Sahagun. However, walking from St. Jean Pied de Port remains in the back of my mind and I would love to walk this stretch one more time in the not too distant future.

Buen Camino!

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