Camino de Madrid

The Camino de Madrid to Santiago is a route of long Jacobean tradition that unites the Community of Madrid with the French Way in the town of Sahagún to continue the journey to Santiago de Compostela. It crosses the Sierra de Guadarrama giving the pilgrim some precious stages to access Segovia, where you will travel to the province of León typical landscapes of the Castilian plateau.

Camino de Madrid
Sierra de Guadarrama

Sierra de Guadarrama

Camino de Madrid: crossing the Sierra de Guadarrama towards the Castilina plateau

It is spread among the followers of the Jacobean tradition the claim that the Camino de Santiago really begins for the pilgrim "at the door of his house." Although today many of us move to points such as Roncesvalles, Somport, Sarria or Tui to start our route to Santiago, the fact is that traditionally the pilgrims left from their home along the paths of the Peninsula to connect with the French Way, in most of the Cases.

From this, although many locals do not know it, there is a route of pilgrimage from the capital to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino de Madrid, a route that takes advantage of an old Roman road to cross the mountains north to reach the town of Sahagún, in Leon, and there connect with the French Way. This route in turn was the one used traditionally (until the middle of the XX century) by the workers of the field of Lugo to cross the North Castilian plateau and to go to the harvesting in Castile every year. It is a route whose use is recommended especially in spring and autumn, when temperatures are more temperate; At the moment a very small number of pilgrims are concentrated (525 registered in 2014).

The Camino de Madrid is a route of around 300 kilometers that can be completed in 11 or 13 stages and whose maximum altitude is reached crossing the Port of Fuenfría (Sierra de Guadarrama), at 1,796 meters, traditionally starting in the Church of Santiago de la Capital, very close to the Royal Palace of Madrid. This Jacobean route crosses the provinces of Madrid, Segovia, Valladolid and León to Sahagún and is perfectly signposted (thanks to the Friends of the Camino de Santiago Association of Madrid). In addition the Camino de Madrid counts in all its route until Leon with milestones placed by the Community of Madrid, National Parks, the Deputy of Valladolid, the one of Leon and local groups of Segovia.



Camino de Madrid to Santiago stages

  • Madrid - Tres Cantos

  • Tres Cantos - Manzanares El Real

  • Manzanares El Real - Cercedilla

  • Cercedilla - Segovia

  • Segovia - Santa María la Real de Nieva

  • Santa María la Real de Nieva - Coca

  • Coca - Alcazaren

  • Alcazaren - Simancas

  • Simancas  -Peñaflor de Hornija

  • Peñaflor de Hornija - Medina de Ríoseco

  • Medina de Rioseco - Cuenca de Campos

  • Cuenca de Campos - Santervás de Campos

  • Santervás de Campos - Sahagún


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Uve Eme
Uve Eme 15/05/21 14:53:36
Busco compañía para hacer camino desde Madrid, caminando, desde Fuenlabrada en Agosto 2021, alguien se anima??
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Edu Ramos 03/08/2021 01:29:10
Hola! Yo iniciare esta semana seguramente
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jefesiro 13/07/2021 04:27:37
Estoy viendo el itinerario para intentar el camino completo de Madrid en el mes de Agosto. Alguno sigue en ello?
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Pablo Limas 24/09/19 22:08:27
Busco compañero para hacer camino desde Madrid, salgo en mtb, bici, desde Becerril de la Sierra en Octubre 2019, alguien se anima??
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Barry Malone 07/01/18 01:22:03
Walking the camino de madrid with 5 others, all in our 60 to 80 years, all excited and training for the walk (2 of us have done other caminos so have a little ides of what to expect
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TORERI JACOBEA 09/12/17 21:11:11
Es un Camino que poco a poco va creciendo.
La Asociación de Amigos de los Caminos de Santiago de Madrid está en Madrid c/Carretas n°14 6°planta y el horario es martes y jueves de 19-21h y miércoles 11-13h en invierno. Verano (mayo a Sept) miércoles por la tarde también.
Este año tenemos nuevas actividades, proyectos, quedadas peregrinas, rutas y charlas culturales, el Camino de Madrid en fines de semana.....
Animaros, os esperamos!!!
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Concepción González Gutiérrez 01/08/2019 21:28:58
Me gustaría saber si hay algún grupo que vaya a hacer el camino de Madrid en la tercera semana de Septiembre. Gracias
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Alu Inés 05/04/2018 14:28:05
Quiero informarme para la segunda quincena de agosto
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