Camino de Santiago - Way of St James - France - Spain

Camino de Santiago - Way of St James - Guided and Self-guided tours


 

 

Discover all our tours :

 El Camino de Santiago

 The Puy Route in France 

 The Pyrenean Foothill Route

The Vezelay Route

 The Arles route or Via Tolosana

 The Camino Primitivo

 The Northern Route

The Camino Ingles

The Portuguese Way or Caminho Portugues

 

 

The Way of St James, or the Camino de Santiago de Compostela are pilgrimage routes across all of Europe with Santiago de Compostela in Northwestern Spain as their final stage. This pilgrimage started in the 10th century.

More than 20 years of experience on the Caminos in France, Spain and Portugal. The walks on the Camino can be customized

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Walking the Way of Saint James in France

The Puy Route

The Arles Route
or The Via Tolosana

The Pyrenean Foothill
or Piemont Route

The Vezelay Route
or The Via Lemovicensis

Walking the Camino in Spain & Portugal

The French Camino

The Northern Route
and Camino Primitivo

The Camino Ingles

The Caminho Portugues

 

 


Walking and Cycling tours on the Way of St James in France

The Puy Route

 Le Puy to Aumont

 Le Puy to Conques

 Conques to Cahors

 Figeac to Cahors via Rocamadour 

 Conques to Cahors along the Cele Valley

 Cahors to Lectoure

 Lectoure to Aire sur Adour

 Moissac to Aire sur Adour

 Aire-sur-Adour to Saint Jean-Pied-de-Port

 Le Puy to St Jean and Roncevaux

 Cycling on the Puy Route

                                                                                                         Cycling from Le Puy to Cahors

 

 

The most famous route is called "the Puy Route". It starts in Le Puy-en-Velay and ends in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port where all the routes coming from Europe converge.

 

How long does it take to walk the whole Puy Route ?

The GR65, or Puy Route can be walked in 32 or 35 stages of 3 to 7 hour walks.(from 11 to 34 km). This route can be customized according to your level of fitness with shorter stages. From Le Puy en Velay to Saint Jean Pied de Port there are 738 km/459 miles.

See above all the sections of the Puy Route or ask for your quotation : cecile@icietlanature.com

 

The Arles Route or The Via Tolosana

 

Auch to Lourdes

Arles to Castres

Castres to Toulouse

Toulouse to Oloron Ste Marie

Cycling on the Arles Route

 

By bike or by foot, this route starts in Provence and Camargue and continues towards Montpellier and Northern Languedoc to Saint Guilhem le Desert and Lodeve. Then it continues westward to Castres and Toulouse and crosses Gascony before reaching the Pyrenean foothill.

 

The Pyrenean Foothill or Piemont Route

 

 Lourdes to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

 Carcassonne to Lourdes

  Lourdes to Pamplona

 

The Vezelay Route or The Via Lemovicensis

The Vezelay Route

This is second most frequented Route in France starting in famous Le Vezelay in Burgundy and heading towards Saint Jean Pied de Port, via Bourges, the Cher Valley, the Creuse River and Limousin, the Perigord and the Pinewood forest of Gascony, before reaching the Basque Country, 900 km later .

How long does it take to walk the whole Vezelay Route ?

The Vezelay Route also called the Via Lemovicencis can be walked in 42 stages of 3 to 7 hour walks.(from 13 to 27 km). The Vezelay Route can be customized according to your level of fitness (shorter stages). From Le Vezelay to Saint Jean Pied de Port, there 900 km/560 miles.Discover all the stages of the Vezelay Route and ask for your quotation : cecile@icietlanature.com

 

 

 


Walking and Cycling tours on the Camino in Spain & Portugal

The French Camino

 

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Logrono

Logrono to Burgos

Burgos to Leon

Leon to Santiago de Compostela

Leon to O cebreiro

O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela

The whole Camino from St Jean to Santiago

The whole Camino in 10 days with a minivan and a driver

Cycling from Leon to Santiago de Compostela

 

The most famous Camino route is "the Camino Frances". This part of the Camino de Santiago traditionally starts in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France and finishes in Santiago de Compostela almost 800 km later. The route has changed little. Today parts of it are modern roads, and many of its accommodations run by religious orders along the way have since disappeared. The Way of Saint James, passes through the same villages, crosses the same rivers and visits the same churches and monuments as it did over the last 1000 years.

The Camino del Norte or Northern Route is another Way which the pilgrims used to walk from the Middle Age. This route is less frequented than the French Camino and the landscape is really different. The terrain is hilly and can be mountainous but most of the time follows the coast from the Irun to Ribadesella with a few forestal stages particularly before reaching Bilbao.

El Camino del Norte is the Camino along the Atlantic shore crossing the Basque Country, the Asturias up to Galicia and Santiago de Compostela. This route has a smell of adventure and winds its way through mountainous and coastal paths from creeks, coves and small typical harbors far from the frequented Camino Frances.San Sebastian, BilbaoSantanderRibadesella,OviedoLugoSantiago : 800 km, 500 miles in 30 or 32 walking days or more of green landscape and hospitality 

 

How long does it take to walk the Camino Frances?

The Camino Frances or French Route can be walked in 38 stages of 3 to 7 hour walks.(from 11 to 27 km).

See above all the sections of the Camino Frances or ask for a quote : cecile@icietlanature.com

 

How long does it take to walk the Camino del Norte?

The Camino de Norte or Northern Route can be walked in 32 stages of 3 to 7 hour walks.(from 11 to 27 km)

See under all the sections of the Camino del Norte or ask for a quote : cecile@icietlanature.com

 

The Northern Route and Camino Primitivo

 

From Bilbao to Santander

Santander to Ribadesella

Ribadesella to Oviedo

Ribadesella to Ribadeo

Oviedo to Lugo

Lugo to Santiago de Compostela

 

The Camino Ingles

 

From Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela

 

The Caminho Portugues

 

From Porto to Santiago de Compostela