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St Jean Pied de Port

Camino Video: St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona | Camino Frances

Camino Video: St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona | Camino Frances Enjoy this Camino video of the first section of the Camino Frances,  St. Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona. This is one of the most varied and picturesque sections of the Camino de Santiago. Pilgrims on this section will pass through breathtaking countrysides …

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13 Essential Camino Tips

Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world take the many Camino routes to Santiago de Compostela each year, walking hundreds of kilometres across France, Portugal, and Spain. More than just a pilgrimage, the Camino is a unique experience, a journey to remember. 13 Essential Camino Tips Read our Essential Camino Tips below. If you are …

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What is the St James Way?

The St James Way (The Ways of St James) is the ancient pilgrimage route/s along the Camino de Santiago that lead to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. According to legend, it is here in the Cathedral at Santiago, that the remains of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) are buried. Read more on the history …

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Roland’s Top Camino Routes

Roland’s Top Camino Routes Camino Ways Director and Founder Roland has walked and cycled all of our Camino de Santiago routes, many of them on several occasions. For this blog post, Roland looks back at his favourite Camino routes and what makes each of them special. These are Roland’s top Camino routes: 1. The Highlight: …

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Cycling the Camino Routes: 5 Great Routes to choose

Did you know approximately 10% of all pilgrims reaching Santiago de Compostela are ‘bicigrinos’, bike-pilgrims? Nearly 25,000 bicigrinos choose to cycle the Camino routes to receive their Compostela certificate each year. If you are cycling the Camino de Santiago, remember you must at least cover the last 200 kilometres into Santiago de Compostela, if you’d like …

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Why do we go on a Pilgrimage in Spain? The Enduring Popularity of the Camino de Santiago.

The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage in Spain, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. Despite the pandemic, in 2020 this pilgrimage in Spain was completed by almost 54,000 pilgrims. In a normal year, however, the pilgrimage can see upwards of 340,000 pilgrims taking many different routes to the holy city of Santiago …

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Camino Finisterre Video: The Finisterre Way to Muxia

Enjoy this Camino video of the Finisterre Way, the only Camino de Santiago route starting in Santiago de Compostela and taking pilgrims to the region known as Costa da Morte (the Coast of Death), in Galicia’s rugged Atlantic Coast. Camino Finisterre Video More information about this Camino Finisterre Video Pre-Christian communities worshipped the sun in Fisterra, believed …

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VIDEO: Le Puy-en-Velay video

Le Puy-en-Velay video The Le Puy Camino de Santiago route, also known as Via Podiensis, is one of the most popular Camino routes in France. The pocket-sized city of Le Puy-en-Velay, in central France, is the spectacular starting point of this scenic Camino route. Pilgrims will be impressed by Le Puy en Velay, a holy …

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“Put a bad day behind and start afresh with the next,” Paul Flynn on the Camino del Norte

On his second Camino adventure, Chef Paul Flynn tackles the Camino del Norte from Bilbao with his brother Deckie. I’m with my brother this time. There’s me plump and wobbly, he’s a marathon running vegetarian 5 years older than me but sickeningly fitter. I delusionally console myself that my mane of silver hair compensates for …

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What is the Camino Pilgrim Passport?

The Camino Pilgrim Passport or Credencial is the modern-day version of the ‘documents of safe conduct’ given to medieval pilgrims. This Pilgrim Passport will be proof that you have walked at least the last 100kms into Santiago necessary to obtain your Compostela certificate, the official testament to your journey. Where to get your Pilgrim Passport …

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6 Must-See on Le Chemin du Puy

6 Must-See on Le Chemin du Puy Pilgrims across Europe have been taking to the roads to Santiago for many centuries. As pilgrims traditionally started their journey from their own homes, various Camino routes developed over time, including many coming from different parts of France, the ‘Chemins de Compostelle’. Of the Camino routes in France, the …

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Camino recipe: Delicious Croquetas

To add a Spanish flavour to your next meal, today we are sharing a very easy to follow and delicious Camino recipe to teach you how to make one of Spain’s classic and all-time favourites: croquetas. They can be done with different ingredients such as ham, chicken, salt cod, mushrooms and other veg (for vegetarians), etc… …

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Autumn on the Camino

Great Camino routes for Autumn

Longing for an Autumn Walking Escapes? Mild temperatures and quieter tracks make Autumn months, particularly September and October, possibly the best time of the year for a walking adventure. From the Camino de Santiago to Tuscany, the CaminoWays.com travel specialists have picked three wonderful walking escapes to inspire you this Autumn, get your walking shoes …

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Amazing coastal route

6 Amazing Coastal Trails

6 Amazing Coastal Trails Waves of the sea of Vigo, have you seen my loved one? wondered Martin Codax, a famous medieval troubadour in the 13th century. 6 Amazing Coastal Trails, if, like a Galician medieval troubadour, the sea if your muse; these are 6 amazing coastal trails to inspire your next walking trip: 1 – …

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Group walking the Camino

Great walking routes for groups

The CaminoWays.com group tours department picks six fantastic walking routes for groups looking to embark on a memorable adventure. Our groups department specialises in creating tours for groups of all sizes, including fundraising teams for charities, walking clubs, parishes, schools but also private groups of family and friends. These are their great walking routes for groups: …

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