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NEW 2.0 Edition of Our Guidebook Is Here!!

Only about half of the peregrinos (pilgrims) who begin in St. Jean Pied-de-Port actually complete their walk to Santiago. I was one of those who didn’t make it on my first attempt in 2007 due to a stress fracture in my foot, which could have been avoided had I known then what I know now. All of the info I wish I had before my first Camino is in this book.

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A Day on the Camino

Walk, breathe deeply, hydrate, eat, rest, listen. Repeat. After walking on the Camino for a few days the rhythm of the journey centers on the pace of your stride, and the sound of your breathing. You are more aware of your surroundings than at home, because your surroundings are unfamiliar. The sounds. The smells. The temperature. The sun or rain. The light...Welcome interruptions as friends. Change what you can that needs changing, but have the grace to accept what you cannot change.

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If Not Now, When?

How about sitting down with a trusted friend over a cup of coffee or a beer this week to talk it over. Rather than making resolutions, think in terms of what things you want to discover, embrace, become, give. Our Camino Provisions team have realized that the experiences and relationships gained from walking the Camino de Santiago are more valuable and precious to us than any material item.

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What to Expect in Every Season

If you like cold weather and solitude you might prefer a winter trip. Travel costs will be the cheapest of the year, but you will need more gear, and many albergues and other pilgrim-driven services are closed. Plan for less daylight, which means fewer hours of sunlit walking. 

Travel costs, crowds, and availability of accommodations vary with the seasons. Here is what you need to know about each season on the Camino to help you decide what will suit you best. 


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