The yellow dashed line on this map shows our route, starting in Madrid, right in the center of Spain, and ending in Madrid:
The trip covered about 2200 miles, with major destinations of
- Northern coast of Spain. The region has the nickname "La Costa Verde" (The Green Coast), a well-deserved name because of the high amount of rainfall.
- Santiago de Compostella, an official Catholic pilgrimage destination, that 150,000 people walk to from all parts of Europe along the so-called Camino de Santiago (Saint James Way).
- Lisbon, Portugal, and the nearby Cabo da Roca, the "End of the Earth" or eastern-most edge of the world as it was known before Columbus.
- And many wonderful, amazing places in between.
We will share information and pictures of beautiful northern Spain and Portugal in future blog posts.