You may have already visited our site about the Camino Francés, and you may even have walked or biked through its paths.
I am now inviting you to a new experience: to accompany me on a virtual journey through this ancient path, whose origins
go back as far back as prehistoric times. It was fully developed by the Roman engineers at the
dawn of our Age, who used it to Romanize the Iberian peninsula.
Some 700 years later the Moorish used it to conquer Spain, and the re-conquerors used it
later to push them back to the Mediterranean. Christopher Columbus walked
through it on his way to
discover a New World, and Hernán Cortés to conquer it, and both of them walked back
through it to die in Castille. And though it have also passed thousands of pilgrims, from
the mozarabic times about a thousand years ago, to our very own times, on their quest to reach the tomb of the Apostle.
In September 2005 I hade the opportunity and privilege to bike through this beautiful and lonely path. I invite you now to a virtual trip, with the hope that you will eventually
make the decision to undertake the actual trip some time soon.
I dedicate this page to the hospitaleros of both the Camino and the Via de la Plata, whose immense work I thank from the heart; to my
pilgimage buddies, for their patience, support and sincere friendship, and to
Ken MacKenna, in memoriam.