Camino FAQs

When planning a trip as big as walking or cycling the Camino de Santiago, whether it’s for a week or a month, you’re likely going to have some questions. Odds are, if you have a question, someone else also has also had the same query in the past. We have compiled our most frequently asked questions here in our Camino FAQs section of the Blog. If you don’t see your question here, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll do our best to help you and answer any questions you may have. You never know, your question could end up being the next Camino FAQ!

Camino Travel Update

Camino Travel Update

In our latest Camino FAQ, the Camino Travel June Update, we aim to answer all your most Frequently Asked Questions about the Camino and travel to the Camino in June 2021.

With Spain now open for visitors and the vaccination drives going well in many countries, we should start seeing an increase in pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago.

Why are dinners not included in all locations?

Our standard tour provides dinner in the smaller towns ...

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How To Rebook Your Postponed Camino de Santiago Trip

The time has finally come – travel is opening up again! If you have put your travel plans on hold due to the Pandemic, it looks like now is the time to think about travel again, finally!

If your Camino trip has been “Postponed”, you can now Rebook your dates: 

Here is a link to the Step by Step Instructions with Images on our Client WIKI Page.

You can also use the below step by step instructions:

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How to access money on the Camino? FAQ

How to access money on the Camino?

Nobody wants the hassle of being without money on the Camino, or on any holiday really. If you’re in a really remote location, accessing money can be quite an ordeal. Luckily, this is most certainly not the case on the Camino de Santiago.

Spain, like the rest of Europe, is quite taken with contactless payment. If you have a bank card with contactless, you can use this most places, but it’s always good ...

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FAQ: What is the Cost of the Camino de Santiago?

What is the cost of the Camino de Santiago?

We get asked often what is the cost of the Camino. How much should I set aside to budget for my Camino trip? Is it cheaper to do it myself?

For the purposes of this blog, we will use the most popular of our Camino routes: the last 100km of the Camino Frances from Sarria to Santiago.

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What Are The Camino de Santiago Accommodation Options?

What are the Camino de Santiago accommodation options?

There are many different types and styles of Camino de Santiago accommodation along the various routes of the Camino de Santiago. These range from hostels (Albergues) and Guesthouses (Casa Rurales) to the most luxurious Paradores (luxury hotels).

To help you plan your Camino trip, we look at the different Camino de Santiago accommodation options so you can decide which ones are the best for you.

Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergues / hostels

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Camino Groups FAQ

Camino Groups FAQ

What type of groups do we work with?

We organise treks for groups on Camino de Santiago routes, the Via Francigena (Camino to Rome) and other fantastic cycling and walking trails in Ireland and Europe. We work with walking clubs, parish groups, colleges, universities, school groups, charities, scout groups and families. Camino Groups FAQ

Pictured: Today FM Phil Cawley and the Cawley Camino team in Santiago de Compostela.

What are the best destinations for group tours?

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FAQ: How many Pilgrims walked the Camino in 2020?

How many pilgrims walked the Camino in 2020?

According to the statistics released from the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago, 53,905 pilgrims collected their Compostela after completing their Camino.

In comparison, 327,378 pilgrims collected their Compostela certificate in 2019.

Below is an infographic with the top stats on who walked the Camino in 2020:

Statistics on who walked the Camino in 2020

Below are some other interesting stats about the pilgrims who walked the Camino in 2020:

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All You Need To Know About Our 24/7 Assistance Number

All our Camino de Santiago tours include access to a 24/7 assistance number, provided as part of your holiday pack. This assistance number is designed to give you peace of mind and provide assistance with any possible issues that might arise during your trip.

This is the best way to get in contact with the customer experience team if you need support while you are on your Camino trip (please note that emails and social media are only checked regularly during office ...

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How To Customise Your Camino de Santiago Trip With Us

How To Customise Your Trip On The Camino de Santiago

No Camino trip is likely to be the same as another and that’s the beauty of it! Everyone enjoys their own unique experience of the Camino and you can too!

It is easy for us to customize your trip! We offer a range of options, such as additional nights, split walking days, airport transfers, hotel upgrades, extra activities on the Camino, etc.

We can also alter your Camino de Santiago ...

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FAQ: Do I need to train for the Camino de Santiago?

This is one of the first questions people ask. Do I need to train for the Camino de Santiago? 

The short answer is yes. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

Our travel consultants at have prepared this useful list of practical and simple tips to help you prepare for your Camino.

For anyone planning to embark on this exciting adventure in the future, you can also download our full 6 month fitness programme.

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Camino Charity Challenges FAQ

Camino Charity Challenges FAQ

This is a list of some of the Camino Charity Challenges FAQ about our Camino charity treks. If you request any further information contact us.

What type of charities do we work with?
We organise treks for charities on Camino de Santiago routes, the Via Francigena – Camino to Rome and other fantastic cycling and walking trails in Ireland and Europe.

What are the best destinations for group tours?
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Camino de Santiago Distance: How many days does it take to walk?

We often get asked about the Camino de Santiago distance required to walk in order to receive your Camino Pilgrim Certificate.

If you are considering walking the Camino, regardless of which route you’d like to take, you will need to walk at least the last 100km into Santiago to receive your pilgrim certificate, which should take you 5 to 6 days walking.

On average you will walk 20km per day if you choose to walk the last 100km into Santiago.

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[FAQ] What are Casas Rurales on the Camino?

At you have the option to book your accommodation in some sections of the Camino de Santiago in ‘casas rurales’, what we sometimes refer to as ‘Country Cottages’.

Casas Rurales are very unique boutique properties that have been lovingly restored by their owners, keeping some of the original features and homely traditional feel combining them with all modern comforts.

Farmhouses, restored stone homes with their granaries, centuries-old priest houses, and other lovely period buildings are the type of ...

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What sort of support is there when cycling the Camino? FAQ

What sort of support when cycling the Camino? When you travel the Camino with, we provide you with a 24/7 assistance number, to be contacted in case of emergency.

What sort of support do I get when I cycle the Camino?

If you are cycling the Camino, bear in mind that our 24/7 helpline will give you advice on where to find the nearest bike repair shop, taxi drivers, etc… but our support doesn’t include bike repairs or taxi ...

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FAQ How to Book with CaminoWays?

How to Book with CaminoWays? Booking a Camino de Santiago trip with is simple and easy. You can create your perfect Camino trip using our tailor-made booking system.

Do you need some help booking? No problem, our travel specialists are always delighted to help over the phone or via email.

This is how we recommend you plan your trip, step by step:

1. How to Book with CaminoWays. Create Your Itinerary or Request a Proposal 

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Camino FAQ: When should I book my Camino trip?

When should I book my Camino trip?

If you are looking ahead to planning your next Camino adventure in twelve to eighteen months’ time, we cover the main factors you should keep in mind when you book your Camino trip.

When should I book my Camino trip?

If you know you would like to cycle the Camino or walk the Camino on specific days we recommend you book as soon as you can. Allowing at least six to ...

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Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour? FAQ

Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour?

Should I choose a Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour? So you have decided that you want to walk the famous Camino de Santiago. Well done on taking the first step on your unforgettable journey. But which of the Camino routes is for you?

You can also choose to travel independently or join a group with our Camino guided tours, led by our experienced Camino guides. Both experiences are amazing but can be very different. It ...

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Camino FAQ: Food on the Camino

Camino FAQ: Food on the Camino

Travelling to the Camino de Santiago with Camino Many walkers booking a Camino de Santiago trip with us ask the Customer Care team about the Food on the Camino options included as part of the standard package.

‘What will I be eating?’ seems to be one of the most common questions, so we have prepared this simple guide to explain what’s included as part of your Camino Ways holiday.

Our standard package includes ...

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Camino FAQ: When is the Best Time to Walk the Camino?

When is the best time to walk the Camino? This is a frequently asked question among pilgrims and one that has many possible answers!

The ‘Best time’ will depend on the route and section you choose but mainly on what ‘you’ expect to get out of your Camino journey; and how you want to experience it also.

The main factors to keep in mind are the number of pilgrims, the actual route or section, and the weather:


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