Chemin de St Jacques Pilgrim Route

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Just behind my house is the Chemin de St Jacques de Compestelle Pilgrim Route.

For over a thousand years Pilgrims from all over Europe have been following the various trails of the Chemin de St Jacques to make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in the North-West of Spain.

Most days we see modern day “pilgrims” with big back packs walking along the trail behind our house.

It’s a World Heritage site. See Wikipedia link for more: It’s called the Way of St James in english and el Camino de Santiago, in Spanish.

Near me it’s also a great mountain bike route. Excuse the balaclava but it was cold. Even St Jacques was frozen solid.

St Jacques

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Happiest while cycling uphill. More enthusiastic than talented, my 2014 Challenge is to cycle 50 great rides, slowly.

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  1. Now that you have done this little Swiss piece of the Camino, time to start planning the whole route to Santiago de Compostela. When the weather is better, of course. It is a trip you will never forget.

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