Even though it’s not as popular as the Northern or Coastal Way, it’s one of the oldest. We are talking about the Tunnel Route, also known as Way to Bayona (Camino de Bayona) and used by the Romans. It became one of the most important paths connecting the Castilian plateau and France during the Middle ages.
The Tunnel Route was inaugurated in the 13th century by the king Alfonso VIII of Castile as Royal Road (Camino Real). Thus the path attracted many peregrins thanks to its improvents and the security against bandits.