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New route in Santiago


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Some members have emailed me asking for a copy of the guide I've written a guide to a new route in Santiago which traces the entry of the main Camino routes into the city and passes through some of the most scenic, historic and hidden parts of Santiago. The route also ascends high above Santiago to Monte Pedroso where there are magnificent views of the city and a 360 degree panorama of the surrounding countryside.

The route is ideal for arriving pilgrims who want to do a little more walking or for their friends and loved ones who may have travelled to meet them.


Walk on five caminos,
go through three parks,
meander up and down two forest trails,
visit important churches and buildings along the way,
and, most of all, enjoy the best view there is of Santiago
high above the city!
The route takes between 3 and 3.5 hours, depending on your pace, or much longer depending on where you stop,
linger or visit.

Xacobeo will publish the guide but you can download a copy on this very website here: ... ela-guide/

Please consider a donation to the Confraternity of St James.

For a further description of the route and some photographs look here:

http://johnniewalker-santiago.blogspot. ... alker.html

Happy walking!

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Thanks for another great route - and guide - Johnnie. I think I will definitely walk it in May next year.
I remember when I met you last year you were hurrying off from the Obradoiro square to walk up the hill above the city.

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