The Camino is a route of Jacobean tradition that exists since the discovery of the tomb of Apostle Santiago. According to tradition and historiographic sources the first pilgrim to the tomb of the Apostle has been King Alfonso II of Asturias, also known as Alfonso el Casto. Since then, the Way of St James receives pilgrims from all over the world to go to Santiago de Compostela. Thus, pilgrims has been traveled from the Middle Ages to our days, leaving us different official pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. In this post, we tell you everything you need to know: stages and miles of the Camino de Santiago.

French Way

stages and kilometres

The French Way, a World Heritage Site since 1993, has greater historical relevance and it joins most of the European medieval routes. The starting point of the French Camino is Saint Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles (located between St. Jean and Logroño). If you choose to start in Saint Jean Pied de Port, you will have the chance of walking the Pyrenees. Undoubtedly, it is a satisfactory stage, while it lasts, which always leaves a good memory. On the other hand, starting in Roncesvalles also offers a spectacular landscape of the Navarrese Pyrenees.

Stages of the French Way from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Logroño

  •  ST. JEAN PIED DE PORT – RONCESVALLES → 15 miles
  • RONCESVALLES – AKERRETA → 17,3 miles
  • AKERRETA – PAMPLONA → 11 miles
  • PAMPLONA – PUENTE LA REINA → 11,8 miles
  • PUENTE LA REINA – ESTELLA → 11,8 miles
  • ESTELLA – LOS ARCOS → 13 miles
  • LOS ARCOS – LOGROÑO → 16,7 miles

Stages of the French Way from Logroño to Burgos

  • LOGROÑO – NÁJERA → 16,15 miles
  • NÁJERA – SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA → 13 miles
  • SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA – BELORADO → 13,6 miles
  • BELORADO – SAN JUAN DE ORTEGA → 15 miles
  • SAN JUAN DE ORTEGA – BURGOS → 16 miles

Stages of the French Way from Burgos to León

  • BURGOS – HORNILLOS DEL CAMINO → 11,8 miles
  • HORNILLOS DEL CAMINO – CASTROJERIZ → 11,8 miles
  • CASTROJERIZ – FRÓMISTA → 15,5 miles
  • FRÓMISTA – CARRIÓN DE LOS CONDES → 11,8 miles
  • CARRIÓN DE LOS CONDES – CALZADILLA DE LA CUEZA →10 miles
  • CALZADILLA DE LA CUEZA – SAHAGÚN → 13,6 miles
  • SAHAGÚN – EL BURGO RANERO → 11 miles
  • EL BURGO RANERO – MANSILLA DE LAS MULAS → 11,8 miles
  • MANSILLA DE LAS MULAS – LEÓN → 11 miles

Stages of the French Way from León to O Cebreiro

  • ETAPA LEÓN – VILLADANGOS DEL PÁRAMO → 13, 6 miles
  • ETAPA VILLADANGOS DEL PÁRAMO – ASTORGA → 16,15 miles
  • ETAPA ASTORGA – RABANAL DEL CAMINO → 12,42 miles
  • ETAPA RABANAL DEL CAMINO – MOLINASECA → 15 miles
  • ETAPA MOLINASECA – VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO → 20 miles
  • ETAPA VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO – HERRERÍAS DE VALCARCE → 13 miles
  • ETAPA HERRERÍAS DE VALCARCE – O CEBREIRO → 6 miles

 Stages of the French Way from O Cebreiro to Santiago

  • O CEBREIRO – TRIACASTELA → 13 miles
  • TRIACASTELA – SARRIA → 10,56 miles
  • SARRIA – PORTOMARÍN → 14 miles
  • PORTOMARÍN – PALAS DE REI → 15 miles
  • PALAS DE REI – MELIDE → 10 miles
  • MELIDE – ARZÚA → 9 miles
  • ARZÚA – RÚA → 12 miles
  • RÚA – SANTIAGO → 13 miles

From Sarria to Santiago

Stages of the French Way from Sarria to Santiago

This town stablish the minimum distance to obtain the Compostela so, traveling for 7 or even 6 days , you can reach the Cathedral of Santiago.

  • SARRIA – PORTOMARÍN → 14 miles
  • PORTOMARÍN – PALAS DE REI → 15 miles
  • PALAS DE REI – ARZÚA → 18 miles
  • ARZÚA – RÚA → 11,8 miles
  • RÚA – SANTIAGO → 13 miles