Camino de Santiago

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8 Unique Camino Rituals

8 Unique Camino Rituals Rituals and traditions established by pilgrims in medieval times have continued to the present day. In celebration of these wonderful Camino de Santiago traditions, we want to share a few of our favourite unique Camino rituals. From the classic pilgrim greeting to iconic stops along the Camino routes, there are many …

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O Magosto Festival – Celebrating Chestnuts and Winter

There are many wonderful festivals taking place throughout the year on the Camino de Santiago. One of these is O Magosto, Galicia’s classic autumn festival. This festival welcomes the winter season and is dedicated to one special product: the chestnut. If you are travelling along one of the Camino routes in late October and November, …

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Positive Camino Journey From Sarria to Santiago

An Arduous But Immensely Positive Camino Journey

An Arduous But Immensely Positive Camino Journey Meadhbh Monahan, journalist with the Impartial Reporter, walked the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with CaminoWays.com, a difficult yet extremely positive Camino journey. Why are you doing this arduous, tortuous journey?” That is one of the most memorable questions I got asked while walking …

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10 Great Reasons to Walk the Camino de Santiago

10 Reasons to Walk the Camino de Santiago People walk the Camino de Santiago for many different reasons, whether that’s religious, adventurous, spiritual, for the outdoors or simply to do something a little bit different and unique for their holidays. Whether you’re going on a traditional pilgrimage, for a fitness challenge, or to sample the …

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Using Walking Poles on The Camino

What are walking poles and why should I use them? Often considered an essential accessory for long-distance trekking or walking, poles can be a valuable item to add to your Camino packing checklist. If you are planning a long-distance walk of any kind, walking poles will help keep your arms moving forward. They can assist …

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Great Camino Routes For Autumn

Great Camino Routes For Autumn Longing for a great Camino route for Autumn, whether it’s this year or next? Mild temperatures and quieter tracks make autumn months, particularly September and October, possibly the best time of the year for a walking adventure. September is a very busy month on the Camino de Santiago, especially the …

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Vegetarian on the Camino

Vegetarian on the Camino Being a vegetarian on the Camino de Santiago can sometimes pose a bit of a challenge. Pilgrims who adopt a pescetarian diet (i.e. eat fish) will be spoilt for choice, particularly in Galicia. For those who don’t eat fish, following these tips and bringing a steady supply of snacks and a …

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