Australian Friends of the Camino

The Australian Friends of the Camino Inc. was founded in 2011 to promote the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The Camino is known by many different names.  In France it is called Chemin St Jacques, in Germany it isJakobsweg, in English the Way of St James and in Spanish it is called the Camino de Santiago, Camino de Compostela or simply The Camino.

There are many routes, but each path leads to one place –the city of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, where, according to legend, the remains of St James were discovered around 1200 years ago.   Pilgrims have for centuries journeyed to the shrine of St James in the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela.

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Camino Routes in France

Camino Routes in France

Walking the Camino

There are 5 Camino Routes in France: Via Podiensis (Le Puy); Via Lemovicensis (Vezelay); Via Turonensis (Paris); Via Tolosana (Arles); Les Chemin du Mont Saint Michel.

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Our latest articles about Walking the Camino, book reviews, news and pilgrim blogs.

Camino Truths

Camino Truths

Pilgrim Stories

The Camino Truth is my way of describing what happens when we undertake the journey of Camino – but its not an exclusive Camino thing.  No way.  The Truth is a process that can happen on any travel experience, particularly […]

Phil’s Diary Camino Frances, April/May 2018

Phil’s Diary Camino Frances, April/May 2018

Pilgrim Stories

Monday 9 April – Villafranca Montes de Oca to Orbaneja – 26.7 kms Today has been an amazing day in so many ways. We had a good night’s sleep in our private room in the San Anton Abad Hotel/Albergue. We […]

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Passport Credencial

Pilgrim Credencial

We provide a Pilgrim Credencial to members upon request and free of charge. The Credencial is for pilgrims who are walking, cycling or on horseback to use as proof of their pilgrim status and to provide a record of their Pilgrimage.