I’ve plotted the route on Google maps, here is the link.
Or (you may have to zoom out a little):
Dont forget the route was there before the roads! There are paths which carry the pilgrims and these are a mixture of tarmac/mud/hardpack/forest/open country lanes depending on the area you pass through.
I detailed the guide books I’m using in this post.
The main one was: “Camino de Santiago” by John Brierley. I’ve plotted the route from this. I found this is the Camino and details the extent of which I can travel on paths (tarmac) as well as the terrain off-road. We’ll be using off-road bikes anyway so as long as I’m selective it shouldn’t be a problem.
The second is “The way of St James, a cyclist’s guide” by John Higginson. I’ve already said the detail in this book is brilliant. It also provides the escape routes as it follows the path of least resistance (terrain wise).
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