El Camino de Santiago or St. Jame's way, as it is known in English, is a pilgrimage path to Santiago in Spain. The crypt of Apostle St.James lies in the cathedral in Santiago. Much has been written about it, both in books and on the web. One of the books we enjoyed reading and used as a reference is 'Walking the Camino de Santiago' by Bethan Davies and Ben Cole.

Having heard about the Camino over the years, we decided on touring this famous route by bicycles. The route is rich with eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth century churches and monuments. The cathedrals in Burgos, León and Santiago are simply stunning. We were quite surprised at how popular the Camino was. Most of the pilgrims were on foot. As their path paralleled or criss-crossed our bike route, we had daily opportunities to chat with them and exchange stories. They came from all walks of life, of all ages, shapes and sizes.

The route is very well signposted, you can see from examples here. There are also water taps at frequent intervals.

¡Buen Camino!

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