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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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10 Top Camino Portugués Foods

Top 10 Camino Portugués foods The Camino Portugues is the second most popular route of the Camino de Santiago after the Camino Frances, according to 2020 statistics from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago. If you are walking the Camino Portugues, these are 10 delicious Camino Portugués foods you should add to your list of things …

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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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Parador on the Camino

Camino FAQ: What is a Parador?

‘Parador’ is the name given in Spain to luxury hotels managed by a state-run company and usually located in buildings of historical importance such as fortresses, monasteries and castles, but also new buildings set in nature reserves and areas of outstanding beauty. Paradores de Turismo de España, the public company managing these luxury hotels, was …

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Sweet Lisbon on the Camino Portugues

Sweet Lisbon ‘Quem não viu Lisboa, não viu coisa boa’ goes the Portuguese proverb: If you haven’t seen Lisbon, you haven’t seen anything good. And it is quite right: Lisbon is a must-see, not just for the Portuguese but for everyone else too! Welcoming, sleek and cosmopolitan, Sweet Lisbon is also the starting point of …

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5 Reasons to love Porto

5 Reasons to love Porto The city of Porto is a popular Camino de Santiago starting point for pilgrims walking or cycling the Camino Portugues, Portugal’s Camino route. Pocket-sized, full of charm and colourful, there are many reasons to love Porto, Portugal’s second city and capital of the North!: Coloured tiles Ribeira is a patchwork of …

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Camino Culture: the Galician hórreo

If you are walking the Camino de Santiago Routes, you will start noticing some exciting structures close to most homes in rural areas as you enter Galicia. These rectangular structures are granaries called ‘hórreos’, a widespread construction across rural Galicia. Their function is to store grain and other food crops for the winter, keeping them …

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Why we love … The Camino

Why we love … The Camino This week we asked our Camino experts what it is that makes the Camino de Santiago so special. Their responses were varied, heartfelt and unique. Here’s what they had to say: JuanMa – Portuguese Coastal Way Outdoor enthusiast, musician and office jester JuanMa hails from the town of Vigo …

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Church on The Northern Way

Amazing Camino Routes for 2017

Make 2017 your year to complete the mighty Camino de Santiago. With so many different Camino routes to choose from, picking one is the hardest part! Sip Sangria in Sevilla, marvel at Medieval architecture in Léon or rove your way through the rolling hills of Northern Spain. Whatever route you decide to take, walking the …

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Ponferrada, a magical Camino town

VIDEO: 9 Magical Camino Towns

From Pontedeume on the French Way with its Templar castle via the fairytale city of Salamanca all the way to picturesque Porto and beyond. Here are nine of the most magical towns on the Camino de Santiago routes, hand picked by the CaminoWays.com team. 1. Ponferrada – French Way With it’s 12th century Templar castle, the …

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Popular Camino routes statistics

Camino statistics part 1: most popular in 2015

2015 Camino Statistics The latest Camino statistics from the Pilgrims Office in Santiago are out, giving us a very interesting insight into the Camino in 2015; they reveal the most popular routes, top countries on the Camino and the pilgrims’ favourite starting points. Please note the statistics reflect the number of Compostela certificates, hence taking …

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Phil Cawley and his Camino entourage

CawleyCamino Day 6 – Destination Santiago de Compostela!

CawleyCamino Day 6… Destination Santiago de Compostela.. the Final Frontier… by Eamonn It really doesn’t really get much better than this. Thirty-two recent friends gathered in the sacred square in Santiago around mid-afternoon today having completed a daunting challenge successfully. Elation reigned and the sun shone down on some very tired bodies that had negotiated …

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