Why the Camino?

The Camino de Santiago is steeped in Catholic tradition from over a 1000 years ago. It is called the Way of Saint James or San Jacobo who was the first of Jesus’ disciples to be martyred. His remains are found in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Pilgrims have traveled to Santiago since the middle ages looking for penance. They follow an ancient Roman trade route across northern Spain, known as the Camino Frances or French Route. Today you find pilgrims walking and biking from all over the world who undertake it for spiritual and cultural reasons.