14 Mar Where does the Way of St. James start and finish?
There is no compulsory starting point, although some of the traditional routes have places, such as Roncesvalles on the French Way, where many pilgrims begin. Remember that medieval pilgrims began their pilgrimage at their own front door.
You must choose the starting point according to the number of days you want to spend on the Way, in the knowledge that an average of 25 km are covered per day on foot, 40 km on horseback and 70 km by bike, although each individual has their own pace and shorter or longer distances can be covered depending on your physical condition. However, remember that a pilgrimage is not only about covering kilometres, as if it were a sporting event; you must take time to rest, enjoy the scenery, talk to other pilgrims, or even to the people in the towns or cities you pass through. You must also take into account the rules to receive the “Compostela” upon arrival in Santiago: to cover at least the last 100 km on foot or on horseback and the last 200 km by bike
The pilgrimage to Santiago ends at the Tomb of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.