The majority of pilgrims take the French Way, but Nicola Brady has six other suggestions for tackling the world’s greatest walk…
Done the French Way? Glutton for punishment? Nicola Brady picks six alternatives to Spain’s most popular Camino.
For Walkaholics: Santiago to Finisterre
So you’ve reached Santiago. You’ve gone to mass. You’ve swapped war stories with your fellow pilgrims. But what if you’re not ready for it all to be over? Well, then get those hiking boots back on and head out to Finisterre (pictured above). The only Camino de Santiago route that actually starts in the city, this walk takes you to Cape Finisterre, a wild and windswept spot that was once believed to be the most western point of the world. When you get there, tradition dictates that you burn your boots and your clothes… but good luck getting a lift back to Santiago in the nip.
How: Fly into Santiago.