Camino del Sureste

The Camino del Sureste is the pilgrim route that departs from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela, crossing the Iberian Peninsula from southeast to northwest.

Therefore, we are facing a very extensive route, approximately 1,050 kilometres in length, in which the pilgrim will cross different landscapes in provinces such as Alicante, Murcia, Albacete, Toledo, Madrid, Avila and Zamora before reaching the province of A Coruna.

Alicante, the city from where the Camino del Sureste begins.

The Camino de Santiago del Sureste joins the Via de la Plata in the town of Benavente, to follow it to Astorga. There, both the Camino de Santiago del Sureste and the Camino de la Plata, join the popular Camino Frances and together they enter Galicia, passing through Ponferrada.

If you do not have so much time to completely do the Camino del Sureste, the Camino Frances from Ponferrada is perfect to discover the essence of pilgrimage. Tell us what dates you have available and who you would like to go with and we will arrange everything for you.



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    Here is more information and advice on the stages or if you want to do the Camino del Sureste by bike. We also tell you about the signage, as well as the network of hostels and accommodation that you will find on this historical route of the Camino de Santiago.

    Itinerary on the Camino del Sureste

    From Alicante the Camino de Santiago del Sureste sets off for Albacete, where it joins the Camino de Levante. From there, both routes run together, crossing cities such as Toledo or Avila.

    In total, the route can be divided into 43 stages, if you are going on foot. Each of them have a distance of approximately 25 kilometres, but you should know that some can even reach 38 km in length.

    In the event that you decide to do the Camino de Santiago del Sureste by bike, the number of stages can be considerably reduced. If on the Camino de Santiago del Sureste you do bike stages of approximately 75 kilometres, so, in 15 days or less you can reach Santiago de Compostela.

    Stages on the Camino de Santiago del Sureste

    The distribution of the classic stages of the Camino de Santiago del Sureste is the following:

    1. Alicante – Orito (23 km.)
    2. Orito – Petrer (20 km.)
    3. Petrer – Villena (22 km.)
    4. Villena – Yecla (23 km.)
    5. Yecla – Montealegre del Castillo (27 km.)
    6. Montealegre del Castillo – Pétrola (23 km.)
    7. Pétrola – Albacete (35 km.)
    8. Albacete – La Roda (36 km.)
    9. La Roda – Minaya (21 km.)
    10. Minaya – El Provencio (23 km.)
    11. El Provencio – Las Mesas (19 km.)
    12. Las Mesas – El Toboso (25 km.)
    13. El Toboso – Villa de Don Fadrique (25 km.)
    14. Villa de Don Fadrique – Tembleque (29 km.)
    15. Tembleque – Almonacid de Toledo (33 km.)
    16. Almonacid de Toledo – Toledo (23 km.)
    17. Toledo – Noves (40 km.)
    18. Noves – Escalona (19 km.)
    19. Escalona – Cadalso de los Vidrios (21 km.)
    20. Cadalso de los Vidrios – Cebreros (22 km.)
    21. Cebreros – San Bartolomé de Pinares (19 km.)
    22. San Bartolomé de Pinares – Ávila (23 km.)
    23. Ávila – Gotarrendura (24 km.)
    24. Gotarrendura – Arévalo (28 km.)
    25. Arévalo – Medina del Campo (33 km.)
    26. Medina del Campo – Tordesillas (25 km.)
    27. Tordesillas – Mota del Marqués (24 km.)
    28. Mota del Marqués – Villalpando (38 km.)
    29. Villalpando – Benavente (30 km.)
    30. Benavente – Alija del Infantado (24 km.)
    31. Alija del Infantado – La Bañeza (21 km.)
    32. La Bañeza – Astorga (25 km.)
    33. Astorga – Foncebadón (25,8 km.)
    34. Foncebadón – Ponferrada (26,8 km.)
    35. Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo (24,2 km.)
    36. Villafranca del Bierzo – O Cebreiro (27,8 km.)
    37. O Cebreiro – Triacastela (20,8 km.)
    38. Triacastela – Sarria (17,8 km.)
    39. Sarria – Portomarín (22,2 km.)
    40. Portomarín – Palas del Rei (24,8 km.)
    41. Palas del Rei – Arzúa (28,5 km.)
    42. Arzúa – O Pedrouzo (19,3 km.)
    43. O Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela (19,4 km.)

    Camino del Sureste: hostels, accommodation and signalling

    Thanks, in part, to the work done by the Asociación Amigos del Camino de Santiago en Alicante, Nowadays, the Camino del Sureste has adequate signage. However, you should know that it is not as detailed as that you can find on other popular routes.

    Pilgrim on a stage of the Camino del Sureste before reaching their accommodation.

    The network of accommodation and hostels of the Camino del Sureste also is sufficient enough to complete the tour without difficulties. As expected, in the latter stages, the range is much wider.

    For the time being, we say goodbye. We hope that the information we have provided in this article about the Camino de Santiago del Sureste has been helpful to you. Remember that if you want to do the Camino de Santiago with us you can request information right here.

    Buen Camino!