- Year of past OR future Camino
CF Spring 2016
CF Autumn 2017
VdlP Spring 2021
Hi, I have walked the Camino Frances twice from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela, once spring 2016 and again autumn 2017. The route does get busier starting at Sarria. I am considering walking the Camino de la Plata/Camino Sanabres starting at Seville next year. And in my research, a question has risen. If the last 100 km are needed to get a Compostela, why is the focus of so many pilgrims on the Sarria to Santiago route when other 100 km routes ending in Santiago exist that might be just as or even more enjoyable? Two examples to which I am referring are Ferrol to Santiago on the Camino Ingles or Ourense to Santiago on the Camino Sanabres. These are both about 115 km. In my research of the Via de la Plata/Camino Sanabres, it is said that the path from Ourense to Santiago is quite beautiful. So is the focus on the route from Sarria to Santiago more recent historical, as in that is just what people do now? Or is there some other reason?