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The most popular of the four pilgrimage routes, over 100000 people travel on this camino every year, though not all walk the entire 780 km. In 2010, over a quarter of a million walkers and cyclists did at least part of the camino, walkers taking four to six weeks, cyclists two weeks. Because it is so popular, accommodation is at a premium, so early planning and booking is essential.
The route starts by ascending and descending the Pyrenees, the first stage being a stiff climb. From Burgos to Leon, the walk undulates over the tableland. Then you enter the Montes de Leon before finishing the walk through the woodlands of Galicia.
For weather, the best time to walk the Camino Frances is April to June or September and October. At the height of summer, it is very hot and torrential rain falls in Galicia. In the winter, it will snow almost anywhere along the route and rain heavily.
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