You find me on a wet and windy street in Santiago de Compostela last month, September 2015 with my wife Angela and elder daughter Shayne. Shayne and I had just finished the Via de la Plata, a 1000km walk and ride pilgrims’ route from Sevilla to Santiago. We started our long journey together back in May 2011 so it’s taken us four years and a lot of planning and coordination to get us there. I can now say I know the east side of Spain really well! It was a fantastic father and daughter experience. Really memorable I can really recommend it.
Most pilgrims do the Camino Francés, made famous in the film ‘The Way.’ That’s just over 900kms across the top of Spain, starting in Saint Jean Pied de Port just over the Pyrenees in France and finishing in Santiago de Compostela. I’ve done that as well.
I have also done the slightly shorter route from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago. It might seem strange but from experience I’ve found that sometimes the hardest part of a journey is getting to the start line and that’s why I’m always pleased to help Gomarbella pilgrims to get from Pamplona bus station in Spain to Saint Jean Pied de Port to start their Camino. Thinking of doing it? What are you waiting for? You’ll find expert travel advice right here on these pages.
For any online bus reservations on the major routes in Portugal, Spain and France, check in on the Gomarbella online bus reservations page.