"The Forgotten Way" to Santiago
When the tomb of St James, the Apostle was discovered during the reign of Alfonso II of Asturias, a wave of pilgrimage began and it continues to this day. Pilgrims from all over Christendom went to Compostela via different routes: first, along the difficult paths of the Cantabrian coast, and then through the passes of the Cantabrian Mountains, taking advantage of the old roads established by the Romans. With the consolidation of the Kingdom of León to the south of the River Douro and the securing of the border with Moorish territory, the French Way became increasingly popular, with the other routes fading into the background.
One of those first routes is El Camino Olvidado, a beautiful itinerary through the southern valleys of Cantabria used between the 9th and 12th centuries and considered, along with the Camino Primitivo and Camino de la Costa, one of the earliest Jacobean routes on record.
El Camino Olvidado, a way of singular beauty, full of emotions and experiences.