The Way of Saint James
A thrilling route
through northern Spain
Some people are inspired by an interest in culture, others do it out of a spiritual conviction, yet others love the chance of adventure or approach it as a personal challenge… but whatever your reason, the Way of Saint James offers an original and different way of sightseeing in northern Spain. Come and find out why. You'll discover a wealth of monuments, charming towns and villages, spectacular natural attractions…
This is the most popular route. It begins in the Pyrenees and has two variants depending on where you choose to enter: Roncesvalles (through Navarre) or Somport (through Aragon). Both routes meet in the town of Puente la Reina, and then continue on through the territories of La Rioja and Castile-León towards Galicia.
Hospital de Órbigo - Astorga
This section goes through the region of León and ends in Astorga, one of the key points of the Way of Saint James. It is also part of the Vía de la Plata.
Nájera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
It crosses through the region of La Rioja, a land known for its famous wines. You may visit important monuments in Nájera and Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
This route was first used by the pilgrims to avoid travelling through the territories occupied by the Muslims in the Middle Ages. The greatest attraction is its landscape, as a large part runs along the coastline against a backdrop of mountains, and overlooks the Cantabrian Sea. When you get to Oviedo, you can either take the alternative Northern Route or the Primitive Route.