Getting Ready ^^ountain ^^an Camino a’ Paris!
Plane ticket in hand for flight to Lisbon Portugal August 2nd
Hostel Reservation for August 3rd & 4th Lisbon Portugal
entrance to hostel is thru gift shop. hostel is on second floor. building has no elevator … details !
1. PoRTUGUESE WAY – CAMINO PORTUGUÉS
( Lisbon to Santiago ) 610 km
2. NoRTHERN WAY – Camino Del Norte ( MOST LIKELY ROUTE)
FRENCH WAY – CAMINO FRANCÉS ( Santiago to St Jean ) 769 km
3. PARIS AND TOURS WAY – CHEMIN DE PARIS ET DE TOURS ( St Jean to Paris ) 900
ABBY @ Mast General – wearing her AT shirt – Nice!!
What a sweetheart !
ABBY – ^^ountain ^^an
PORTUGUESE WAY – CAMINO PORTUGUÉS
The Portuguese Way Camino Portugués
in Spanish or Caminho Portugués
in Portuguese (#caminhoportugues
) is a fantastic route for pilgrims looking for a more rural experience on the Camino de Santiago.
The Portuguese Camino starts in Lisbon, Portugal’s dazzling capital and home to several UNESCO sites, and takes pilgrims across stunning countryside, villages and towns such as Santarém, one of the last Moorish bastions in Portugal; Coimbra, famous for its UNESCO 13th century university; and gorgeous Porto with its colourful river front and home of Port wine. On the Portuguese Camino route you will walk past terraced fields, lush forests, vineyards and peaceful sleepy villages.
The last 100km of the Camino Portugués is the most popular section, starting in Tui, Galicia, just across the Minho river from Portugal. Explore Tui’s beautiful old town, visit the hilltop cathedral and, if you have time before heading to Santiago, walk across the 19th century International Bridge to Valença do Minho, its Portuguese ‘twin’ town. Read more Portuguese Way Camino
articles on our blog. The full Portuguese Way
takes just over 1 month to complete or you can choose to walk a section.
NORTHERN WAY – CAMINO DEL NORTE
The Northern Way
or Camino del Norte (#caminodelnorte)
is the Camino route following the gorgeous Northern coast of Spain from San Sebastián to Gijón, Ribadeo and on to Santiago de Compostela. Alternatively you can continue to Oviedo and join the Original Way
The Camino del Norte starts in the Basque Country, in the chic sea-side city of San Sebastián (Donosti in Basque), a real paradise for foodies: it is in fact in the top 10 cities with highest number of Michelin stars in Europe. The Northern Way follows the coast line for most of the way so you can discover charming fishing villages, swim in beautiful sandy beaches and taste delicious seafood. Feel inspired at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao; stroll by the elegant royal palace in Santander; sample Asturias famous cider; stay in lively seaside towns and admire the natural beauty of the Northern coast of ‘Green Spain’.
The full Northern Way
from San Sabastian to Santiago takes just over 5 weeks to complete.
FRENCH WAY – CAMINO FRANCÉS
The French Way
or Camino Francés (#caminofrances)
is the most famous of all the Camino de Santiago routes, featuring in many documentaries, books ad movies such as ‘The Way’.
While St Jean Pied de Port is the official starting point of the French Way, many also choose to start their Camino from other points along the route. The most popular starting point is the town of Sarria, in Galicia, 111km away from Santiago.
The last section of the French Way from Sarria to Santiago is also the most social part of the route, where you will meet many fellow pilgrims and find the real spirit and camaraderie of the Camino!
Along the French Way, you will discover beautiful cities, charming medieval towns and stunning landscapes: the Pyrenees, the vineyards of La Rioja, the vast open spaces of the Meseta, the rugged mountains of Léon and O Cebreiro and finally the peaceful hills of rural Galicia before reaching Santiago de Compostela. You can walk the full walk of 790km in over a month.
PARIS AND TOURS WAY – CHEMIN DE PARIS ET DE TOURS
The Paris & Tours Way, Chemin de Paris et de Tours in French or Via Turonensis in Latin (#viaturonensis), is the Camino de Santiago route followed traditionally by pilgrims coming from the North of France and Europe. Paris, the City of Lights, is the starting point for this route. Tour St Jacques, in Rue de Rivoli, has seen pilgrims embark on their Camino de Santiago journey from this very spot for many centuries.
Followed by devoted Medieval pilgrims, the Paris & Tours Way is dotted with towns and sanctuaries of great importance, such as the Basilica of Saint Martin in the splendid city of Tours.
Admiring majestic castles in the Loire Valley, walking across the vineyards of Bordeaux, exploring charming Medieval villages and of course, treating yourself to authentic French cuisine along the way are just some of the things that will make this section of the Camino de Santiago special. Read more Paris and Tours Way Camino articles
on our blog.
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