de Compostela, next to Rome and Jerusalem, is an important pilgrimage
route for christians. According to the legend, the apostle Saint James
is buried in the cathedral. Modern science has disputed the fact that
the apostle ever reached Spain, however, thousands of people annually
make the pilgrimage either by foot, horse, or on bicycle. The historical
atmosphere and the spiritual adventure, as well as the physical challenges,
cast their spell on the contemporary traveller.
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All through Europe a network of paths exist which unite on the western side of the Pyrennees. The spanish portion of this route has become known as 'Camino de Santiago'.
Our pages were last updated in May 2010.
We have travelled the Camino in May/June 2000 by bicycle. We are not experts on the subject, but if you have a question not answered on these pages, we will try to help.
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