is becoming more and more popular over time - with all paths leading to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia
, in the north west of Spain. What many people don’t realise is that the extensive network of ancient paths extend across Europe to the east, stretching deep into Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria and beyond. You know you are on the path when you see the symbol of the shell, often in gold, that marks ‘the way’. The most common route is the Camino Frances
which starts in the French Pyrenees and passes through Pamplona, Leon, Burgos, Ponferrada, and Sarria. However, I personally recommended, the slightly less crowded and very beautiful Northern Way
, which winds in and out of the breath-taking coast-line through small villages, farms, forests and mountains of the Basque Country.