Avid traveler and (once again) “Pilgrim Mikey” returns to walk the Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James in Northern Spain. This route, a medieval Catholic pilgrimage dating back to the 9th century CE, is well-known in Europe and is an amazing opportunity to traverse the width of northern Spain on foot. Having walked the 700km French Way (Camino Frances) with his father in Spring 2016, Mikey now returns to complete the 825km “Northern Way” from Irun to Santiago de Compostela.
This particular “camino” hugs the northern coast of Spain from the border of France to its final destination – Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Mikey’s previous pilgrimage followed the more popular French Way (Camino Frances), but he is excited about the prospects of fresh fish, white wine, and the opportunity to walk through many coastal towns he visited as an American Field Service’s (AFS) student during a high school study-abroad program in Spain.
Thanks for your interest in his 35-ish day pilgrimage and please share this site with family, friends, and anyone you know who is intersted in making their own “Way.” You can easily follow this site to get realtime updates as Mikey progresses along the Camino del Norte.