Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela
This route, once only braved by pilgrims, is also a wonderful path to be followed by 21st century travelers looking to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, outstanding gastronomy, and great architecture and art of northern Spain.
Pilgrims began making the trek through northern Spain when it was revealed that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. In modern times pilgrims walk it for many reasons, not only religious, and to be a pilgrim has changed its meaning. Today, people are attracted to the Camino de Santiago because of the the mix of adventure, experiencing Spain and its culture, and the camaraderie that builds up with friends of many nationalities over several weeks of walking. Mix that with some good Spanish wine and food, and you have the perfect experience. Take your time exploring all of the churches, museums and hidden gems each town has to offer as Made for Spain and Portugal will take care of everything else along the way; all you'll have to worry about is walking.
Northern Spain: Customized Pilgrim’s Route
The Camino de Santiago, or the way of Saint James, actually describes several hiking routes that all lead to the town of Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain.
Pilgrim for a Day Hike
The Camino de Santiago is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James in northwestern Spain.