While the most well known route, the Camino Francés, covers 500 miles (790k) from St. Jean Pied-de-Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, there are many other official pilgrimage routes, all through beautiful country, all with wonder and adventure around every corner, all ending in Santiago de Compostela. Some are shorter and some are longer distances.Read More
Our team and family have walked thousands of miles with our Nordic walking poles...we can’t imagine approaching any long walk, much less one of the Camino routes, without them.Read More
On a solo pilgrimage, you have no one’s expectations to manage but your own, but within a group it is good to be on the same page about the following things...
Our four favorite Camino backpacks are also favorites of many, many people, and for good reason, but even the best, lightest pack cannot help you if you overpack. Read the full article here.Read More
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The new Pilgrim’s Welcome office hosted by the Cathedral of Santiago is now open at Rúa Carretas, 33. This office is where arriving pilgrims go to register the completion of their pilgrimage and receive a compostela if desired. The new Facility offers more space for serving more pilgrims, and some new Services.Read More