Camino Blog & Articles

Welcome to our Camino de Santiago blog page! Embarking on this incredible journey, whether on foot or by bike, is more than a physical adventure – it’s a spiritual and emotional exploration, too. Here, we’re thrilled to share insights, advice, and heartfelt stories that make the Camino de Santiago much more than a simple trek.

Are you a seasoned pilgrim looking to reminisce or seeking new routes to explore? Maybe you’re a curious first-timer seeking guidance, tips, or simply a glimpse into this fascinating world. You’ve found the right place!

Journey Through Our Camino Blog Articles

  • Understanding the Camino: Learn about the rich history and various paths that weave through breathtaking landscapes. Discover what inspires thousands to walk or cycle these ancient trails every year.
  • Preparation and Tips: From essential packing lists to the best seasonal advice, find everything you need to prepare for a successful and enjoyable Camino experience.
  • Inspiring Stories: Real pilgrims share their intimate experiences, lessons learned, and the unforgettable connections they’ve made.
  • Culinary Camino Delights: Explore the gastronomical pleasures that await on the Camino. Enjoy regional specialities and uncover local hidden gems.
  • Health and Well-being: Walking or cycling the Camino requires physical and mental readiness. Here, we provide advice on training, staying healthy, and looking after your mind and body during the journey.
  • Travel Logistics: Need help with Camino route planning, Camino accommodation, or luggage transfer? Our practical guides cover everything, ensuring a smooth and worry-free adventure. (Download our free ebook)

Our blog is an open road that weaves through the hearts and minds of those who love the Camino de Santiago. Whether you’re planning a future pilgrimage or walking down memory lane, our articles are penned with love, knowledge, and a genuine desire to assist and inspire.

Join us, explore, and be part of this beautiful Camino community. We are here to guide, support, and walk with you, every step of the way. Happy reading, dear pilgrim!

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Glassblowing in Tuscany

Glassblowing in Tuscany While walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany, you will be able to discover and appreciate one of Italy’s most traditional crafts: glassblowing. Since this particular skill has started to disappear in our modern world, where could you find this art still alive? It will be in the small and rustic town of Colle

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Your Camino: Wake up early!

Your Camino: Wake up early! Simon Green walked de Camino de Santiago from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela and written a book about his experience, now available on Kindle. He shares his thoughts on getting up early on the Camino. by Simon Green One of the nicest parts for me of walking El Camino de

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What do I wear on the bike? FAQ

The Camino de Santiago by bike

The Camino de Santiago by bike Take the pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela on your bike with, the walking and cycling holiday specialist. The Camino de Santiago is not just a walking route; last year, over 12% of those who received their Compostela Camino certificate completed the journey by bike. These cyclists are

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I’ll Push You: Familiar Faces

I’ll Push You: Familiar Faces Continuing their inspirational Camino, this week Justin and Patrick share with us their astonishment at the kindness and support from people on the way, making the Camino de Santiago a truly unique experience. By: Justin Skeesuck We have been traveling on the Camino for the past two weeks and we

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Simple Camino Training Tips

The Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s most famous pilgrim paths with thousands of people walking its many routes every year. Although walking the Camino is something that everyone can achieve, it is important to take the time to prepare and train for your walk. The level of training you need will depend on

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Portuguese pasteis de nata on the Camino

Camino: Eat, pray, love it

Camino: Eat, pray, love it Spain: The Camino de Santiago caters for all travellers, from pleasure-seekers to pilgrims and foodies, writes Daragh Reddin. camino: Eat, pray, love I’M standing inside the monumental Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, marvelling at its Romanesque interior, when I suddenly find myself surrounded by a group of pilgrims – the staffs

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New Camino Certificate of Distance

New Camino Certificate of Distance The Pilgrims Office in Santiago (Oficina de Acogida del Peregrino) has just launched a new Camino certificate called the ‘Certificate of Distance’. This new Camino certificate can be obtained in addition to the traditional Compostela or the Certificate of Welcome after reaching Santiago de Compostela. The Pilgrims Office has created

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Dinner on the Camino

Camino Recipe: Vegetable Paella

Camino Recipe: Vegetable Paella Paella is a traditional rice dish from the Valencia area, in the Eastern part of Spain, but it has become so popular you are likely to find it all over Spain, also along the Camino de Santiago, of course. Ingredients may vary. Our friends from Spanish food and catering specialist company

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