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An Insider’s Guide to Santander

With its sandy beaches and views of the Picos de Europa mountain range, Santander, the Cantabrian capital, has a lot to offer. Residents and visitors of Santander, on the Camino del Norte, are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities, with world-class surfing and sailing facilities on their doorstep and mountains just an hour away for hiking […]

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Stretching preparation Santiago Ways

5 useful exercises for walkers

5 functional exercises for walkers To help you on your Camino de Santiago journey, we have teamed up with fitness expert Peter Duffy, The Mindset Explorer, to provide easy and practical exercises for walkers’ next walking adventure. Basic exercises are great for regular walkers, beginners, and anyone who wants to follow an easy, everyday routine.

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Top things to do in Siena

The city of Siena is one of the highlights along the Via Francigena in Tuscany. Siena is a UNESCO-listed city and one of Italy’s most visited sites. Designed as a work of art to blend in with the Tuscan surroundings, the city’s perfect Gothic beauty will amaze you. If you are walking the Via Francigena

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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. Please enjoy this Le Puy en Velay video. Pilgrims will be

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Carnival on the Via Francigena

Carnival on the Via Francigena The festival of Carnival has become synonymous worldwide with the South American nation of Brazil. But Carnival is actually celebrated in towns and villages all across Europe. In this week’s blog post we’ll take a look at Carnival on the Via Francigena, with a round-up of the most traditional and unusual traditions to be

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Girl on a walking holiday

Inexperienced Walker Camino Tips

Inexperienced Walker Camino Tips Walking the Camino can sometimes be challenging depending on the trail, the kilometres travelled, and fitness. For the Tips for Inexperienced Camino Walkers, if you are not well prepared, you might not enjoy your Camino as much as you should. When I walked the French Way in the Pyrenees (from Saint

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