A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


The big map o the Caminos de Santiago

Special sign

Camino(s) past & future
1999 Burgos-SDC, 2003 Leon-SDC, 2007-2012 Le Puy-SDC, 2014 Burgos-Covarrubias, Camino Ingles 3 times
A spiral blue arrow indicates the reverse route. Usually it is on the back of the mojone.
I don’t think this had something to do with a reverse route. It was painted on stones, trees etc.


Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
It is simply a grafiti, I think.
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
Okay, here is my analytical take. The underlying symbol appears to be an infinity sign, the sort of flattened number eight (8).

The arrow leading upwards, away from infinity IMHO, likely means "Onward to Infinity..." At least that is one plausible explanation...

One might make the case that conceptually, this could fit the Camino... think on it for a moment...

Hope this helps the dialog...
Camino(s) past & future
(015)Irun to Santiago
(017)Lisboa to S
2018Caminha to Santiago
(2018) Camino English Ferrol Santiago
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, 2015
peregrina2000 said:
According to this article, a 33 year old French pilgrim on the Camino Primitivo has been arrested for painting his particular sign (roughly the infinity sign with an arrow going through it) on numerous signs and camino mojones (I think the word is bollards). Some pictures and the full article here:


No objections from this peregrina!
I couldn't get the article at your URL but I did find it at

The article was written in August 2014.


Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Most likely just an unneeded graffiti but could be understood also as:
"Not all who wander are lost".

Maybe? ;)
Thread starter OLDER threads on this topic Forum Replies Date
Juanma The Camino Primitivo 7

OLDER threads on this topic

A few items available from the Camino Forum Store



Latest posts

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 11 1.4%
  • February

    Votes: 5 0.6%
  • March

    Votes: 35 4.4%
  • April

    Votes: 114 14.5%
  • May

    Votes: 192 24.4%
  • June

    Votes: 55 7.0%
  • July

    Votes: 15 1.9%
  • August

    Votes: 12 1.5%
  • September

    Votes: 236 30.0%
  • October

    Votes: 96 12.2%
  • November

    Votes: 11 1.4%
  • December

    Votes: 5 0.6%