The Camino Frances, also known as the French Way, is the most famous of all the Camino de Santiago routes. The Camino Frances has featured in a number of books and movies about the Camino de Santiago, including the acclaimed 2010 film, ‘The Way’, starring Martin Sheen and the inspirational story of friendship portrayed in the documentary, ‘I’ll Push You‘.

An ancient pilgrim path across the north of the Iberian Peninsula, the French Way begins near the gorgeous red and white town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and finishes in the holy city of Santiago de Compostela. The Cathedral of Santiago is believed to be the final resting place of St. James.


Two friends will leave Ireland with my 4 horses on Tuesday the 2nd April from Rosslare to Cherbourg and will spend a few days resting the horses at my friend Antoinette de la Bouillerie  property in France on their way to St. Jean Pied de Port. They will arrive there on Friday the 5th of April. I will fly from Dublin to Biarritz on Saturday (Ryanair €20) and I will meet up with everyone and horses. We will start the Camino on the morning of Sunday 7th April. Maud Berton is joining me for all of the 899km. If at any point people would like to join us please do. Norma Crowe Mary Thompson Martin Mcnamara Ciara O'Connell Becca Holland Tracy Lambert-Egan Evie  Nicola Coffey Alex Warden Christy Cashman Wendy Wood Sissi Finn Kimberly Barratt Cami Miller Cathi Grove Maureen Conroy Britell Eugene Shortall I'm hoping to do 50km a day on average (mostly walking) as we are in no rush but I think it will take between 21-23 days to complete.