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Ways and routes to Santiago >> Camino Frances >> Itinerary and distances

El Camino Francés   (Sant Jean Pied de Port - Santiago de Compostela)
This is the list of the towns or places through which this way passes, with partial distances, total distances and the services available in them. (Updated in April de 2019).

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Town / Place

Parcial
(Km)
Total
(Km)
Services
Comments
Saint Jean Pied de Port  
0.0
0.0 In Winter (from November 1 to March 31) or in very bad weather it is mandatory to go to Roncesvalles taking the alternative route signposted by Arnéguy (+8Km, bar, grocery) and Valcarlos (+3.5Km, Hostel, bar, grocery). It joins again the official itinerary in the Pass of Ibañeta. In total approx. 24 km to Roncesvalles.  
Honto / Huntto  
5.0
5.0  
Albergue Orisson  
2.5
7.5  
Collado de Bentarte  
8.8
16.3 Roldán Fountain  
Collado de Lepoeder  
4.1
20.4 At the fork, the two tracks end at Roncesvalles. The one on the left is somewhat shorter but has a very steep slope. Here we continue on the right to Puerto de Ibañeta.  
Puerto de Ibañeta  
3.0
23.4 Chapel of San Salvador  
Roncesvalles  
1.4
24.8 We left Roncesvalles by the road and a few meters take a path on the right.  
Auritz / Burguete  
2.8
27.6  
Aurizberri / Espinal  
3.7
31.3  
Alto de Mezquiritz  
1.7
33.0 Caution when crossing the road.  
Bizkarreta  
3.3
36.3  
Lintzoain  
1.9
38.2 From Lintzoain the ascent to Alto de Erro begins. The first ramps are harder.  
Alto de Erro  
4.5
42.7 We cross the N-135 road with caution.
In Spring and Summer, a bar-van sells drinks, fruit, etc.
 
Zubiri  
3.6
46.3  
Ilarratz  
2.8
49.1  
Ezkirotz  
0.9
50.0  
Larrasoaña  
1.9
51.9  
Akerreta  
0.6
52.5  
Zuriain  
3.1
55.6  
Irotz  
2.0
57.6  
Zabaldika  
1.3
58.9 After the first houses there is the option to cross the road to go to the pilgrim hostel or continue parallel to the river. The two options are joined again next a rest area.  
Desvío a Huarte  
2.5
61.5 After passing the tunnel under the road, there is the option of diverting to the town of Huarte (OR 1.3 km), where there is a pilgrim hostel. From there, it connects again with the official way in Villaba.  
Trinidad de Arre  
1.0
62.5  
Villaba  
0.4
62.9  
Burlada  
1.1
64.0  
Pamplona  
3.1
67.1  
Cizur Menor  
4.9
72.0  
Zariquiegui  
6.1
78.1  
Alto del Perdón  
2.4
80.5 From April to October, a bar-van sells food and drinks.  
Uterga  
3.5
84.0  
Muruzábal  
2.7
86.7 From this town it is possible to detour to visit the famous octagonal church of Sta. María de Eunate (OR 2,5 km, signposted) and then return to Obanos following the itinerary of the Camino Aragones.  
Obanos  
1.8
88.5 The Camino Aragones (Aragonese Way) converges here.  
Puente la Reina  
2.6
91.1 Famous for its bridge over the river Arga.  
Mañeru  
5.0
96.2  
Cirauqui  
2.7
98.9 After the ascent to the town, we descend by a Roman road.  
Lorca  
5.6
104.5  
Villatuerta  
4.5
109.0  
Estella / Lizarra  
4.0
113.0  
Ayegui  
1.8
114.8  
Monasterio de Irache  
0.9
115.7 Meters before the Monastery, the famous wine fountain.
After the monastery, at 500m, we find a bifurcation. In front, the alternative route runs through forests of the Montejurra hillside, passing through Luquín (bar, shop, pilgrim hostel) and meeting again with the traditional route a few kilometers before the town of Los Arcos.
Here we choose the traditional itinerary to Ázqueta.
 
Irache  
1.3
117.0  
Ázqueta  
3.5
120.6  
Villamayor de Monjardín  
1.8
122.4 Before arriving, you pass by a medieval cistern, known as the Fuente de los Moros.  
Los Arcos  
12.1
134.5  
Sansol  
7.2
141.7 When leaving the town, we crossed the road, the NA-1110  
Torres del Río  
0.6
142.3 Until Viana, the route is coincident with the road NA-1110 (N-111), which must be crossed several times, so you must be very careful.  
Viana  
10.5
152.8 After Viana we leave the region of Navarra and enter in the region of La Rioja  
Logroño  
9.6
162.3 We enter Logroño after crossing the Puente de Piedra over the Ebro river, and we take RuaVieja street to the right. The itinerary does not pass by the cathedral. To visit it, walk along RuaVieja street, but turn left onto Mercaderes street.  
Embalse de la Grajera  
5.7
168.0 Reservoir and recreational area  
Navarrete  
6.8
174.8  
Desvío a Sotés  
3.4
178.2 The option on the left leads us to the town of Sotés, where there is Albergue (OR 2Km, bars and grocery). Here we continue straight, towards the town of Ventosa.  
Desvío a Ventosa  
2.0
180.2 If you do not want to pass through Ventosa, you can continue straight parallel to the highway. Here we choose to turn left and go through Ventosa.  
Ventosa  
1.3
181.5  
Alto de San Antón  
1.9
183.4  
Nájera  
8.2
191.6  
Azofra  
5.8
197.4  
Campo de Golf  
8.2
205.6 Golf course  
Cirueña  
1.1
206.7  
Santo Domingo de la Calzada  
5.9
212.5  
Grañón  
6.7
219.2 Before reaching Grañon, there is a detour to the left towards the Church of Carrasquedo, where there is a pilgrim hostel (OR 1.5Km).
After 2 km from Grañón, we leave the region of La Rioja and enter the province of Burgos, in the region of Castilla-Leon.
 
Redecilla del Camino  
3.9
223.1  
Castildelgado  
1.7
224.8  
Viloria de Rioja  
1.9
226.7  
Villamayor del Río  
3.4
230.1  
Belorado  
4.8
234.9 Before arriving in Belorado, and after leaving, you must cross the road (N-120). Caution when crossing.  
Tosantos  
4.8
239.7  
Villambistia  
1.9
241.6  
Espinosa del Camino  
1.6
243.2 Caution when crossing the road, N-120.  
Villafranca de Montes de Oca  
3.5
246.7 When leaving the town, the ascent to the Montes de Oca begins.  
Alto de la Pedraja  
3.5
250.2  
San Juan de Ortega  
8.5
258.7  
Agés  
3.7
262.4 We walk on the road to Atapuerca.  
Atapuerca  
2.5
264.9 It is highly recommended to visit the famous prehistoric sites of Atapuerca, World Heritage.
About 2.5 km from Atapuerca there is a pilgrim hostel in Olmos de Atapuerca (FR, bar, grocery). To go there you must follow the road. From there you can connect with the way without having to go back to Atapuerca.
 
Alto de Matagrande (Cruz)  
2.3
267.2  
Villalval  
2.2
269.4  
Cardeñuela-Ríopico  
1.5
270.9  
Orbaneja-Ríopico  
2.1
273.0  
Bifurcación Villafría-Castañares  
1.1
274.1 Bifurcation signposted with the option to go to Burgos by Villafría (traditional route, somewhat shorter but crosses the industrial areas) or take the variant by Castañares turning left (somewhat longer, but much more pleasant). Here we continue by Castañares.  
Castañares  
3.6
277.7 When leaving, caution when crossing the road N-120. When crossing the Arlanzón River, turn right to take the walk along the Arlanzón river, which will take us to the center of Burgos.  
Burgos  
7.2
284.9 Gothic Cathedral of Santa María, World Heritage.  
Tardajos  
10.8
295.7  
Rabé de las Calzadas  
1.9
297.6  
Hornillos del Camino  
8.0
305.6  
Desvío Albergue San Bol  
5.8
311.4 The pilgrim hostel is about 200m to the left of the road.  
Hontanas  
4.9
316.3  
Convento de San Antón  
5.6
321.9 We continue on the road to Castrojeriz.  
Castrojeriz  
3.8
325.7  
Alto de Mostelares  
3.6
329.3 Climb with steep slope.  
Desvío a Itero del Castillo  
1.8
331.1 A path that goes to the right (signposted) to the town of Itero del Castillo (OR 2.5 km), where there is a pilgrim hostel, bar and grocery. We would return to official way few meters past the Church of San Nicolás. We continue straight, without diverting.  
Ermita de San Nicolás  
3.8
334.9  
Itero de la Vega  
1.8
336.7  
Boadilla del Camino  
8.2
344.9  
Frómista  
5.7
350.6 Up to Frómista we walk several kilometers next to the Canal de Castilla, 18th century civil engineering work.  
Población de Campos  
3.5
354.1 When leaving the town, there is the possibility of taking the variant through Villovieco (signposted). Option 1km longer but more pleasant, which returns to join the traditional road in Villalcázar. Here we follow the traditional route, which runs along a track parallel to the road.  
Revenga de Campos  
3.5
357.6  
Villarmentero de Campos  
2.1
359.7  
Villalcázar de Sirga  
4.1
363.8  
Carrión de los Condes  
5.7
369.5  
Calzadilla de la Cueza  
17.2
386.7 Section of 17 km without passing through any town. It is advisable to bring enough water and some food. In spring and summer, it is possible to open a makeshift bar about 10 km away after Carrión and a food truck further on.  
Ledigos  
6.2
392.9  
Terradillos de los Templarios  
3.0
395.9 Small grocery in a pilgrim hostel  
Moratinos  
3.4
399.3  
San Nicolás del Real Camino  
2.5
401.8  
Sahagún  
7.1
408.9 About 3 km before arriving at Sahagún, after crossing the Valderaduey river, there are two marked itineraries to arrive. Going straight is somewhat shorter but you walk parallel to the road. The other one, a little longer but more pleasant, is taken crossing the road and passes next to the hermitage of the Virgen del Puente and a medieval bridge. Here we choose the most pleasant.
In Sahagún the Camino de Madrid joins.
 
Bifurcación Via Trajana  
4.5
413.4 At this fork there is the option to continue on the official road or turn right, and croos the highway A-231, to go via the alternative route Via Trajana (signposted) that passes through the towns of Calzada de Coto (+0.6 Kms, with pilgrim hostel, bar and grocery) and Calzada de los Hermanillos (+8,5 Kms, with pilgrim hostels, bar and grocery) and joins again in Mansilla de las Mulas (+24 Kms). Here we continue straight on the official itinerary.  
Bercianos del Real Camino  
5.7
419.1  
El Burgo Ranero  
7.5
426.6  
Reliegos  
13.2
439.8  
Mansilla de las Mulas  
6.0
445.8  
Villamoros de Mansilla  
4.5
450.3  
Puente de Villarente  
1.6
451.9  
Arcahueja  
4.3
456.2 About 3km later, we must cross the road, N-601, by a footbridge. Then we enter León, although there will still be about 5km to reach the Cathedral.  
León  
8.1
464.3 We passed through the splendid Gothic cathedral of León, with its wonderful stained glass windows.
When leaving León, we pass through the Plaza de San Marcos, where the Parador (Hotel) is, an old pilgrim hospital. We must cross the bridge over the Bernesga river, leaving the Parador on our right. We must not be confused with the indications of the Camino del Salvador, which starts from the same square.
 
Trobajo del Camino  
3.9
468.2  
La Virgen del Camino  
3.5
471.7 When leaving, you will find a fork in the road. Straight the official way. On the left starts the variant (signposted) by Villar de Mazarife, some 4 km longer but more pleasant, and which joins again in the town of Puente de Órbigo. It runs through the towns of Fresno (+2.5Kms), Oncina (+1.5Kms, pilgrim hostel), Chozas de Abajo (+5.5Kms, bar), Villar de Mazarife (+4.5Kms, pilgrim hostel, bar, grocery) , Villabante (+10Kms, pilgrim hostel, bar) and joins the traditional road in Puente de Órbigo (+4,5Km, bar, grocery)  
Valverde de la Virgen  
4.4
476.1  
San Miguel del Camino  
1.4
477.5  
Villadangos del Páramo  
7.6
485.1  
San Martín del Camino  
4.4
489.5  
Puente de Órbigo  
6.9
496.4  
Hospital de Órbigo  
0.6
497.0 We crossed his wonderful medieval bridge.
At the exit of the village there is a fork, with the option to turn right and continue to Villares de Órbigo (more pleasant) or the option to go straight and go along the path parallel to the N120 road (more boring, but 1,2Km shorter). The two itineraries meet at the Santo Toribio Cruise, before San Justo de la Vega. Here we choose go by Villares de Órbigo.
 
Villares de Órbigo  
2.5
499.5  
Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias  
2.5
502.0  
Crucero de Santo Toribio  
6.5
508.5 Good viewpoint from where to contemplate Astorga. Here join the itineraries that departs from Hospital de Órbigo  
San Justo de la Vega  
1.3
509.8  
Astorga  
3.8
513.6 We pass through the Plaza de España, with the Town Hall, and later by the cathedral.
The Vía de la Plata joins here.
We leave the plains to enter more mountainous territories.
 
Desvío a Valdeviejas  
2.6
516.2 Next the Ecce Homo hermitage, on the right it goes towards Valdevieja and its pilgrim hostel (OR 200m)  
Murias de Rechivaldo  
2.1
518.3 At the entrance of the town is the detour to go by road to the town of Castrillo de Polvazares (OR 2 Kms, pilgrim hostel, bar, grocery) that stands out for its typical architecture. From there, it connects with the way in Sta. Catalina de Somoza.  
Santa Catalina de Somoza  
4.5
522.8  
El Ganso  
4.1
526.9  
Rabanal del Camino  
6.9
533.8 From Rabanal the ascent begins.
From here, in winter it is common to find snow.
 
Foncebadón  
5.6
539.4 Caution in winter because there is often a lot of snow in the ascent and fog banks.  
Cruz de Ferro  
2.1
541.5 The mythical Cruz de Ferro. Do not forget to leave your stone in its base.  
Refugio de Manjarín  
2.3
543.8  
Peña de la Escurpia  
4.0
547.8 This is the highest point we pass, at 1508m altitude, of the entire Camino Francés.  
El Acebo  
3.0
550.8 A steep descent is made in the last kilometers before reaching El Acebo  
Riego de Ambrós  
3.4
554.2  
Molinaseca  
4.7
558.9  
Campo  
4.4
563.3  
Ponferrada  
3.3
566.6 We pass next to the Templar castle
In Ponferrada part of the Winter Road, whose detour is signposted.
 
Compostilla  
2.5
569.1  
Columbrianos  
1.9
571.0  
Fuentes Nuevas  
2.6
573.6  
Camponaraya  
2.4
576.0 From here, a variant signposted departs by road to visit the Monastery of Carracedo del Monasterio (OR, +5.5Kms, with pilgrim hostel, bar, grocery) and which joins again in Cacabelos (+3.5Kms). Here we continue through the official itinerary.  
Cacabelos  
5.8
581.8  
Pieros  
2.1
583.9 From Pieros, we continue along 0.5 km by the road, then turn right towards Valtuille de Arriba. Before, the official route continued along the shoulder of the road for another 2.3 km, then take a path that goes to the right. However, the official road has been diverted by Valtuille de Arriba and although it is 1km longer, it runs along paths leaving the danger of the road.  
Valtuille de Arriba  
1.9
585.8  
Villafranca del Bierzo  
4.8
590.6 Leaving from Villafranca it starts a nice alternative route (signposted) that starts at Pradela street and ends at Trabadelo. This route is hard (strong climb and descent) and a little longer (total 12Kms), but certainly much more beautiful. It is passed about 300m from Pradela (with pilgrim hostel) at the beginning of the descent.  
Pereje  
5.2
595.8  
Trabadelo  
4.5
600.3  
La Portela de Valcarce  
4.0
604.3  
Ambasmestas  
1.2
605.5  
Vega de Valcarce  
1.7
607.2  
Ruitelán  
2.1
609.3  
Las Herrerías  
1.4
610.7  
Hospital  
0.8
611.5  
Desvío Senda/Carretera  
1.2
612.7 The climb path to O'Cebreiro is very complicated for cyclists, who should choose to continue on the road.  
La Faba  
1.5
614.2 Caution in Winter because there is often a lot of snow on the climb to O Cebreiro.  
Laguna de Castilla  
2.4
616.6  
O Cebreiro  
2.5
619.1 Just over 1km before O Cebreiro we enter the region of Galicia, indicated by a large stone marker.  
Liñares  
3.3
622.4  
Alto de San Roque  
0.9
623.3 Monument to the pilgrim.  
Hospital da Condesa  
1.6
624.9  
Padornelo  
2.4
627.3  
Alto do Poio  
0.4
627.7 Hard slope to reach the height  
Fonfría  
3.4
631.1  
O Biduedo  
2.4
633.5  
Fillobal  
2.9
636.4  
Pasantes  
1.6
638.0  
Ramil  
1.2
639.2  
Triacastela  
0.9
640.1 Before leaving Triacastela, there is a signposted bifurcation. On the right, we follow the "official" itinerary. On the left, the option to go by Samos, famous for its Monastery, and about 7 km longer. It passes through San Cristovo de Real (+4Km, bar), deviation to Lusío (+0.7 Km, OR, pilgrim hostel), Renche (+1.0 Km, bar, grocery), Freituxe (+1.7 Km ), San Martiño do Real (+1.3 Km), Samos (+1.5 Km, pilgrim hostels, bars, grocery), joining again in Aguiada (+10 Km), passing through several villages without services.  
A Balsa  
2.0
642.1  
San Xil  
1.4
643.5  
Alto de Riocabo  
2.0
645.5  
Montán  
2.2
647.7  
Fontearcuda  
0.7
648.4 After passing through Fontearcuda, we reach the road. When crossing it, take a path and turn left.  
Furela  
2.0
650.4  
Pintín  
1.3
651.7  
Calvor (Albergue)  
1.5
653.2  
Aguiada  
0.6
653.8  
San Mamede do Camiño  
1.3
655.1  
Sarria  
3.6
658.7 If you plan to collect the Compostela in Santiago, then from Sarria it is mandatory to stamp at least twice, at the end and, more or less, in the middle of the stage.  
As Paredes  
2.8
661.5  
Vilei  
0.6
662.1  
O Mosteiro (Barbadelo)  
0.7
662.8  
Rente  
0.9
663.7  
A Serra  
0.8
664.5  
A Pena  
2.2
666.7  
Peruscallo  
0.9
667.6  
Cortiñas  
0.8
668.4  
Lavandeira  
0.3
668.7  
A Brea  
1.2
669.9  
Morgade  
0.6
670.5  
Ferreiros  
1.0
671.5  
Mirallos  
0.6
672.1  
A Pena  
0.6
672.7  
As Rozas  
0.8
673.5  
Moimentos  
1.3
674.8  
Mercadoiro  
0.8
675.6  
Moutrás  
0.2
675.8  
A Parrocha  
1.5
677.3  
Vilachá  
1.4
678.7  
Portomarín  
2.3
681.0 Before arriving at Portomarín you must cross the bridge over the Belesar reservoir. After crossing it, those who wish to continue can follow the road on the left. Those who wish to enter Portomarín must continue straight ahead, up the steps.  
Toxibó  
4.8
685.8  
Gonzar  
3.2
689.0  
Castromaior  
1.3
690.3  
Hospital da Cruz  
2.5
692.8  
Ventas de Narón  
1.5
694.3  
A Previsa  
2.0
696.3  
Lameiros  
0.6
696.9  
Ligonde  
0.6
697.5  
Airexe  
0.9
698.4  
Portos  
2.0
700.4  
Lestedo  
0.7
701.1  
Os Valos  
0.9
702.0  
A Brea  
1.1
703.1  
O Rosario  
1.4
704.5  
Palas de Rei  
1.5
706.0 This town has several hostels. One of them is 1 km before arriving, in the recreational area Os Chacotes.  
O Carballal  
1.5
707.5  
San Xulian do Camiño  
1.9
709.4  
A Ponte Campaña  
1.1
710.5  
Casanova  
1.2
711.7  
A Campanilla  
2.3
714.0  
O Coto  
0.5
714.5  
O Leboreiro  
0.7
715.2  
Furelos  
3.9
719.1  
Melide  
1.7
720.8 In Melide the Primitive Way joins.  
O Raído  
3.3
724.1 We reach the N-547 road and after 200m we leave it on the left.  
Boente de Arriba  
2.3
726.4  
A Fraga Alta  
2.3
728.7  
O Río  
0.7
729.4  
Ribadixo da Baixo  
2.4
731.8  
Arzúa  
3.1
734.9 In Arzúa the Camino del Norte joins.  
Pregontoño  
2.2
737.1  
A Peroxa  
1.1
738.2  
As Quintas (Taberna Vella)  
1.9
740.1  
A Calzada  
0.8
740.9  
Outeiro (A Calle)  
2.1
743.0  
A Boavista  
1.5
744.5  
Salceda  
1.8
746.3  
Xen  
1.4
747.7  
As Ras  
0.6
748.3  
A Brea  
0.5
748.8  
O Empalme  
1.7
750.5  
Santa Irene  
1.0
751.5  
A Rúa  
1.8
753.3  
O Pedrouzo  
1.2
754.5  
San Antón  
1.3
755.8  
Amenal  
2.4
758.2  
Cimadevila  
0.3
758.5  
San Paio  
3.8
762.3  
Lavacolla  
2.0
764.3  
Vilamaior  
1.3
765.6  
San Marcos  
3.8
769.4  
Monumento Monte do Gozo  
0.4
769.8  
Monte do Gozo  
0.4
770.2  
Santiago de Compostela  
4.5
774.7 The route ends at the Cathedral
If you want to collect the Compostela, you can get it at the Pilgrim's Welcome Office (Rúa Carretas 33)
 

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Out of the route (meters)



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