Camino Frances

What is the Camino Frances?

The journey begins, London to St Jean Pied de Port

Day 1, St Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles, 25km

Day 2, Roncesvalles to Zubiri (25km) then onto Trinidad de Arre (hitchhiked)

Day 3, Trinidad de Arre to Pamplona, 4.4km

Day 4, Pamplona to Lorca, 37.6km

Day 5, Lorca to Los Arcos, 29.5km

Day 6, Los Arcos to Logrono, 28.6km

Day 7, Logrono to Najera, 30.1km

Day 8, Najera to Granon, 28.2km

Day 9, Granon to Tosantos, 20.5km

Day 10, Tosantos to Ages, 23.1km

Day 11, Ages to Burgos, 22.6km

Day 12. Burgos to Hontanas, 31.8km

Day 13, Hontanas to Boadilla del Camino, 30.6km

Day 14, Boadilla del Camino – Rest Day

Day 15, Boadilla del Camino to Carrion de los Condes, 26.5km

Day 16, Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza, 17.1km

Day 17, Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun, 22.7km

Day 18, Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero, 17.7km

Day 19, El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas, 18.8km

Day 20, Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon, 18.6km

Day 21, Leon, Rest Day

Day 22, Leon to Vilar de Mazarife, 22.2km

Day 23, Vilar de Mazarife to Astorga, 31.2km

Day 24, Astorga to Foncebadon to Cruz de Ferro to Foncebadon, 31.2km

Day 25, Foncebadon to Ponferrada, 28.2km

Day 26, Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo, 23.4km

Day 27, Villafranca del Bierzo to O’Cebreiro, 30.1km

Day 28, O’Cebreiro to Samos, 31.1km

Day 29. Samos to Sarria, 14.6km

Day 30, Sarria, Rest Day

Day 31, Sarria to Gonzar, 30.2km

Day 32, Gonzar to Melide, 32km

Day 33, Melide to Arca do Pino, 32.9km

Day 34, Arca do Pino to Santiago, 20.1km

Day 37-45, Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia to Santiago, 214.7km

The end of my first camino… 1,000km

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6 responses to “Camino Frances

    • Hi Elna, thanks for you comment. How much time do you have to walk? The Primitivo is ~330km and the Frances is ~800km so takes a lot longer. The Frances was my first camino and my favourite because of the new experience and the people I met along the way. The Primitivo is the most beautiful camino I’ve walked though because I love hill and mountain walking.
      Whichever one you do first, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it so much that you’ll be back to walk another one 🙂


  1. Thank you Kat! I’m truly inspired by your blog. I start on Camino Frances April 8. I wish you a grand adventure on the PCT. You will end it in my neck go the woods in Washington. I look forward to following you along your journey. Did I read you have a book coming out soon?


    • Hi Rene,
      Thanks for your comment. I’m excited/scared/nervous for my upcoming PCT hike and counting down the days 🙂 The Camino Frances is my favourite walk and the most life-changing for me, I’m sure you’re going to love it!
      I don’t have any book plans unless it was something like “How I survived a mountain lion/bear/rattlesnake … attack!” Which hopefully doesn’t happen 🙂
      Buen Camino Rene!


  2. Hi Kat: Love your blog! I’ve been thinking about a Portuguese Camino and your Camino Portugués book looks like just the ticket to prepare with! Interesting that in your blog you mention a counsellor service in Santiago for those who complete and don’t want it to end! I wandered for half a day with one of my Camino family and we almost decided to walk BACK to St. Jean ha ha. I had a bad accident on my last Camino, injury took two years to overcome. Bad bad feet but lots of friendships made. I’ve written a book about my experience and would love to send you a free ebook gift of one if you are interested. Cheers. Stan


    • Hi Stan, apologies, I’ve been off-grid hiking! I’m sorry to hear of your accident, but it seems you had a wonderful network of friends around you. I didn’t want to finish my first Camino, I wanted it to last forever! And now I have itchy feet again and am always trying to fit another one in! I’d love to read about your experience, thanks!
      Buen Camino for your next adventure! Kat


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