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O Cebreiro Traditional Mountain Village on Camino Frances

O Cebreiro Traditional Mountain Village on the Camino Frances After the charming town of Ponferrada on the Camino Frances mid-way between Ponferrada and Sarria, the classic Camino de Santiago routes, as you leave El Bierzo behind and enter Galicia, you will reach the tiny mountain village of O Cebreiro. O Cebreiro is as special as …

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Sabela’s Via Francigena

Sabela’s Via Francigena Sabela, from CaminoWays, recently cycled the last section of the Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome. She shares her experience and tips: When I was offered to travel the last 100 km of the Via Francigena, from Viterbo to Rome, I didn’t hesitate for a second; after a beautiful experience walking the …

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Cycling or walking the Camino?

Cycling or walking the Camino? That is a question we get asked quite a lot! To give you an idea, in 2019 approximately 6% of all ‘Compostela’ certificates are issued to bike-pilgrims or ‘bicigrinos’; while most other pilgrims choose to make their way to Santiago the traditional way: on foot. A small percentage will choose …

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Walking the Camino

Why you should walk the Camino

By Canadian writer John Meyer, author of  ‘Shadows, Shells and Spain’ inspired by his Camino experience. Why you should walk the Camino I can put this rather simply: walking the Camino will test your body, open your mind, and stir your spirit. And in my opinion, all of these are potentially life-changing things! When I …

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The crowd-free Portuguese Coastal Way

Crowd-Free Camino

Journalist Gerry Lennon  from The Irish Daily Star discovers the wonders of Northern Portugal and Galicia’s Rias Baixas on a crowd-free Camino. The Portuguese Coastal Way – or Caminho da Costa – is a stunning alternative route of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago following the Atlantic Coast towards Santiago de Compostela. The Portuguese Coastal Way …

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Beautiful environment protected by Greenlife Fund

CaminoWays.com launches the Greenlife Fund

CaminoWays.com, part of Greenlife Tours Ltd, has launched The Camino Ways Fund to support international responsible travel projects. This special fund will support travel projects that promote respect for the environment, encourage sustainable tourism or tackle a particular social issue in a community or region. This initiative reflects CaminoWays.com’s dedication to responsible travel. Each year, CaminoWays.com …

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Ribadiso on the Camino Frances

Favourite Camino: Ribadiso

We continue our Favourite Camino series sharing by the CaminoWays.com team with Richard from our Travel Specialist and Customers Care team. His chosen favourite spot on the Camino de Santiago is Ribadiso, a tiny and idyllic hamlet by a medieval bridge located between Palas de Rei and Arzua on the last section of the French …

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Camino Recipe: Soupy Squid Rice – arroz meloso marinero

Our friends from FoodFiesta.ie, the Dublin-based Spanish food and catering specialists, share another tasty Camino de Santiago recipe. This time it’s arroz meloso marinero or soupy squid rice. What you will need: (Prep. time: 45mins, for 4 people) For the rice 320g Bomba rice 500g baby squid, chopped 100ml extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, finely …

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Weather on the Via Francigena

The weather on the Via Francigena will depend on the season and the region you choose to travel. Some parts of Italy can reach very high temperatures during Summer, but from Autumn to Spring you will find colder days, even very cold ones. During late Autumn and Winter some hotels might close and flights and ferries …

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Spotlight on San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian San Sebastian is at the beginning of the Northern Way Section 1. Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in this “small” big city with touches of the Belle Époque (Golden Age) that has a top-flight cultural agenda with its international film and jazz festivals and its first-class cultural programme. More than that, …

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