Camino de Santiago: A Shorter Path

Hiking from Foncebadon to Santiago is a shorter alternative for hiking the El Camino en route to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, than the full “Way of St. James” which typically takes about 30 days, depending on the individual. There are many ways to go, but the long way begins in Southern France and goes all the way to the west coast of Spain at Cape Finisterre, also known in ancient times as “the end of the world”.

See Camino De Santiago, the Way of St. James.

This is a very beautiful video capturing the spirit of the people taking this shorter route.

Return to Santiago – El Camino de Santiago from JohnD15 on Vimeo.

For contrast in distance, from the shorter route in the video, here is a map of the longer “Way of St. James” that starts in Southern France:


Front Photo Credit:

A sculpture showing a resting pilgrim on the side of the cathedral in Burgos, Spain.

By Bjørn Christian Tørrissen – Own work by uploader,, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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