There are 7 ways through Spain and Portugal to do the Camino de Santiago, but the most famous one is the French Way that crosses the North of Spain starting from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France.
This way is recognized internationally like one of the historical symbols of the European unit. The Codex Calixtinus, written in 1135, describes accurately the main routes of this Road in France and Spain.
The first stage (5d/4n)
From Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pamplona, famous for its bull Run Festival during the first week of July.
The second stage (6d/5n)
From Pamplona to Logroño. Logroño its know for being the capital of La Rioja, famous province for its world known Rioja wines.
The third stage (7d/6n):
From Logroño to medieval Burgos, hometown of “El Cid”, this section is slightly flatter than the previous. It crosses the hilly province of Burgos, passing typical villages, vineyards and ruined castles.
The fourth stage (8d/7n)
The fifth stage (5d/4n)
From Sahagun to Leon, one of the greatest cities in Spain. The camino crosses the vast Castilian Plateau (900m) and passes through its wealthy villages.
The sixth stage (6d/5n)
The seventh stage (6d/5n)
From Ponferrada to Sarria, a blusting market town. The Camino crosses the magnificent O’Cebreiro Mountains, with rich Celtic roots, and winds down to a more gentle terrain.
From Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. This stage is also called the fast way. It is the most famous part of the Camino because it is the last stage ending in Santiago de Compostela. It crosses the hilly lands of Galicia. Is one of the most beautiful parts of the Camino and the most rewarding because you are getting to your final destination.