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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Celebrating Women on the Camino

Celebrating Women on the Camino Each March, the world comes together to celebrate women for International Women’s Day, and each year, we organize three women-only Camino guided tours. Whether you are a seasoned female adventurer or this is your first time embarking on a long-distance walk, the guided Camino tours allow you to enjoy this […]

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Scallop shell Camino souvenirs

The Coolest Camino Souvenirs

The Coolest Camino Souvenirs Undoubtedly, the scallop shell is the most iconic and traditional souvenir of the Camino de Santiago. For centuries, pilgrims have adorned themselves with the scallop shell, known as ‘coquille St Jacques’, on their journeys to and from Santiago de Compostela. Alongside the classic scallop shell, modern pilgrims have a variety of

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Architecture of the Cathedral of Santiago

Exploring the Architectural Marvels of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

The Architecture of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, located in Galicia, Spain, is a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture with additions in Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, and Neoclassical styles. As the reputed burial place of Saint James the Greater, it has been a major pilgrimage destination on the Way of

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When to Walk the Camino de Santiago: A Pilgrim’s Guide

Deciding on the best time for your pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago is a personal choice influenced by various factors, and many pilgrims prefer to start their journey in the Spring. Spring offers milder weather, among other advantages that we’ll explore here: Spring: A Season of Renewal Moderate Weather Spring offers mild temperatures, making

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Is the Camino Too Crowded?

The Camino de Santiago draws in travellers from all corners of the world. Whether you’re lacing up your hiking boots for personal growth, spiritual discovery, or the sheer thrill of exploring, one question seems to persist: “Is the Camino too crowded?” Here we explore what the Camino has to offer, no matter the season or

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What is the Rota Vicentina in Portugal?

Discover the Rota Vicentina: Portugal’s Hidden Gem The Rota Vicentina Coastal from Porto Covo to Sagres, also known as ‘the Fishermen’s Trail,’ is an enchanting network of walking trails that showcases the pristine beauty of Portugal’s southwest coast. This stunning path offers travellers an immersive experience through one of Europe’s most beautiful and preserved landscapes.

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Top Camino Starting Points

Choosing where to begin your Camino de Santiago is an important step in your planning process. Where to start your Camino can be a big question and can sometimes reflect how long your journey will be, especially if you are hoping to reach Santiago and receive your Compostela certificate. Most popular Camino Routes and starting

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Booking the Camino online with CaminoWays

How to Book with CaminoWays?

How to Book with CaminoWays? How to Book with CaminoWays? Booking a Camino de Santiago route with CaminoWays.com is simple and easy. Using our tailor-made booking system, you can create your perfect Camino trip. Do you need help booking? That’s no problem. Our travel specialists are always delighted to assist you over the phone or via

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