What is the shortest Camino de Santiago?

If you do not have much time to complete the Camino de Santiago, we propose a variety of short routes to choose from and meet the goal of achieving composting.

Camino de Santiago - bluejayphoto/iStock

Camino de Santiago - bluejayphoto/iStock

The busy lifestyle we currently have means we can't have so much time to disconnect. Whether for work or for any other reason, many people cannot afford to spend a month to complete the Camino de Santiago and plan to travel it for much less time.

Having the right time to make the path that takes us to the Cathedral of Santiago, means having to travel a shorter route but still reaching the necessary kilometers to get the compostela and proudly cover the pilgrim's credential. While the options are more if we can do the Camino de Santiago in a week, there is also the possibility of making the Camino de Santiago by short routes, which help us to solve the question of which way to choose Santiago.

✅Things to keep in mind to travel a short Camino de Santiago

Before knowing which is the shortest path of Santigo, you must take into account the minimum number of kilometers that are necessary to achieve composting. Composting can only be obtained by pilgrims who have the certification in their credentials of having completed at least 100 km on foot or on horseback from the Camino de Santiago, amounting to 200 km if done by bicycle, so one point Departure of a pilgrim who travels the Camino de Santiago short on foot or on horseback, it will be closer than one who travels it by bicycle.

Once being aware of this and before organizing your way, you have to know that whatever the chosen Jacobean route can be adapted to the time we have since we can take as a starting point any of the different stages of the road. We already choose some of the best known routes such as the French road, the English road or the northern road, or others with fewer pilgrims such as the Via de la Plata or the little known road to Finisterre, if we meet the minimum kilometers we can Become full pilgrims.

?The shortest Camino de Santiago

Even knowing that we can take any stage as a starting point to Santiago de Compostela, if we focus on the 100 km to be achieved and the distances of the stages, we know that the starting points chosen by the pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago shorter are Ferrol, within the English Way, the city of Lugo, within the Primitive Way or Monforte de Lemos, on the Winter Way. Even so, the shortest way to get to the Cathedral of Santiago does not leave any of these locations.

The shortest path of the Camino de Santiago starts from the Sarria - Portomarín stage, within the French Way. Taking this town as a starting point, we would only travel approximately 113 km until we reach Santiago de Compostela. The stages that make up the shortest section of the Camino de Santiago are:

  • Sarria - Portomarín stage (21.60 km)

  • Portomarín - Palas stage (25 km)

  • Palas - Arzúa Stage (28.80 km)

  • Arzúa - Pedrouzo stage (18 km)

  • Pedrouzo stage - Santiago (20 km)

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