We tell you the time you need to make the Camino de Santiago from the main starting points of the pilgrim routes most chosen by pilgrims each year and the kilometers you will travel
The first thing you have to be clear about is that to get to Santiago de Compostela there are multiple starting points from all the Iberian Peninsula (and beyond). As a pilgrim, you can undertake your pilgrimage from any location through any of the Jacobean routes, such as the French Way, the Portuguese Way, the English Way, the North Way, the Primitive Way, etc. However, if it is your first time on the Camino de Santiago, it is probably best for you to leave one of the most chosen starting points for the pilgrims. Here are the six most popular Camino de Santiago exit points in 2017:
As you can see, although there are many pilgrims who travel the entire Camino de Santiago, most choose to make a pilgrimage just over 100 km, for which it takes only 5 or 6 days walking (and you can also get the compostela in the Santiago's cathedral). Therefore, the time you need to do the Camino de Santiago can be synchronized very well to your free days and needs.
If you have a week to do the Camino de Santiago, you can do it from points such as Sarria, Ferrol, Lugo or Tui; If you have 10 to 15 days to do the Camino you can do it from Oporto, León or Oviedo. Finally you are so lucky to have a month to do the Camino, you can build your courage and travel from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port or Roncesvalles, in France. However, keep in mind that the days that we recommend to travel the Camino de Santiago from each point must be added the days you need to get from home to the departure box and to return from Santiago de Compostela. In addition, it is advisable to take strength once we arrive in Santiago, resting a couple of days there if possible.
Before answering this question it is necessary to be clear that the vast majority of pilgrims who make the Camino de Santiago are not professional athletes, and therefore, our pace and the recommended amount of kilometers we must do per day is limited . It is commonly accepted that, at an average rate of 4-5 km / h, the distance to travel each day per pilgrim should not go up by 25 km and go down by 20 km, although always depending on the difficulty of the stage. In this way, also, if we get up early, we can complete a 5-6 hour walk and arrive at our destination at noon.
In this section we tell you the necessary time to do the Camino de Santiago and the kilometers that separate the main starting points of the Camino de Santiago from the different routes, starting from the Camino Francés, the most chosen by the pilgrims. With this list you will have an answer to some of the most frequent questions, such as how many kilometers does the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles have?
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