3 alternative routes to do the Way to Santiago

We have already talked you about some of the most known routes to do the Way to Santiago. Such as the French Camino, the Northern Camino, the Portuguese Camino, the Primitive Camino or the Aragonese Camino. However, there are some alternative routes to reach to Santiago. If you want to do a different Way to Santiago with less pilgrims around, we recommend you reading this page. Some of these alternative routes are not official yet but, all of them offer a good experience.

Camino de Levante

This route starts in Valencia. So, as you may have imagined it is a really long route. The Camino de Levante to Santiago de Compostela has more than 800 kilometres. It goes through all the Iberian Peninsula from east to west. Valencia since medieval times was an important port where a lot of pilgrims arrived to start their Camino.

This Camino is really well signalled thanks to the Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de la Comunidad Valenciana. It is not an easy route due to its length but you can always do it in several moments.

Valencia-Camino-de-Levante

Camino del Sur

A lot of people know the Camino Mozárabe and the Vía de la Plata. But there is another route to go to Santiago from Andalucía. The Camino del Sur starts in Huelva and it goes through excepcional places. This route joins the Vía de la Plata in Zafra, Extremadura.

It is an unknown route so you won’t find a lot of pilgrims. However it has beautiful landscapes with great contrasts. This road does not have as many accommodations or services as the most famous routes. So it will be necessary to plan the trip in much more detail. Despite this, the path is really well signaled thanks to the Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Huelva.

Huelva-Camino-del-Sur

Camino de Madrid

The Camino de Madrid is not a very known route. In fact, few pilgrims from Madrid do this Camino. This route use an old Roman road and it has beautiful landscapes of Madrid mountains. It goes through the Sierra de Guadarrama before going through Segovia, Valladolid  and León until reaching Sahagún where it joins the French Camino. Spring and autumn are the perfect seasons to do this route because the weather is warmer and softer.

Sierra-de-Guadarrama-Camino-de-Madrid
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