People have been walking the Way of St James as a pilgrim route for over a thousand years. Today's pilgrims are people of all ages and from all walks of life. While some walk simply to enjoy a beautiful long-distance footpath, others cll)ay have a religious motive or a personal, historical or cultural interest in the route.
Guide covers the 778km Spanish section of the Way of St James. . Route runs from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the foothills of the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in north-western Spain, and continues to Finisterre on the Galician coast.
Clear and detailed route description illustrated with a series of sketch maps.
Practical advice for the journey as well as background information on St James and pilgrim references en route.
The French section of the route is covered in a companion Cicerone volume, The Way of St lames: Le Puy to the Pyrenees.