The ancient Way of Saint James pilgrimage to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is now walked as one of the most popular long-distance trails in the world. The 'French Way', or Camino Frances, covered by this book is the most common route taken, starting in the picturesque walled town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and running south-west for some 700 km across the Pyrenees into Spanish Galicia to finish on the coast at the dramatic headland of Cape Finisterre, to the Romans the legendary 'end of the world'.
This guide book is an easy-to-use and comprehensive companion to this fascinating and historic trail. Whether you plan to take on the ultimate challenge of four good weeks' walking to complete the full distance, or want to try a section here and a section there, it will give you everything you need.
- Route divided into a day-long sections with timings for all stages
- Full details of hostels along the entire route
- Comprehensive background information on local history and places of interest