Where is the best place to start the Camino de Santiago?

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Category: Camino de Santiago

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Depending on what route you take, these are the most common starting cities.

RouteStart CityLengthTime required
Camino FrancesSaint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France783 Km4-5 Weeks
Camino del NorteIrun, Spain815 Km5-6 Weeks
Camino InglésFerrol, Spain122 Km5-7 Days
Camino PortuguesPorto, Portugal232 Km2 Weeks
Camino PrimitivoOviedo, Spain321 Km3 Weeks
Via de la PlataSevilla, Spain967 Km6-7 Weeks
Camino a FinisterreSantiago de Compostela, Spain83 Km3-4 Days

Of course you can always start at any point along a route. Just remember, to be eligible for the Compostela, you need to walk the last 100km, or 200km if you are going by bike or horse.

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