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Camino Pilgrim Passport, Certificates and Compostela

The Camino Pilgrim Passport, Camino Certificate, and Compostela. Most people have a clear idea of why they want to walk the Camino de Santiago routes: for religious reasons, as a personal spiritual journey, for a healthy challenge, or just the social aspect. Whatever your motivation for walking the Camino routes, make sure you get your ‘Camino …

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8 Unique Camino Rituals

8 Unique Camino Rituals We have selected a few of the most unique Camino rituals: the classic pilgrim greeting, iconic stops etc… What are your favourite Camino de Santiago rituals and traditions? What are the deepest, most touching Camino rituals in your opinion? Here are a few of our favourite Camino Rituals from over the years: …

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Portomarin and its two villages

Portomarin and its two villages Did you know that the whole village of Portomarin, on the last section of the Camino Francés, French Way Camino de Santiago, was moved to its current location in the 1960s, when the Miño River was dammed to build the Belesar reservoir (Encoro de Belesar). This meant the old Portomarín …

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Cycling or walking the Camino?

Cycling or walking the Camino? That is a question we get asked quite a lot! To give you an idea, in 2019 approximately 6% of all ‘Compostela’ certificates are issued to bike-pilgrims or ‘bicigrinos’; while most other pilgrims choose to make their way to Santiago the traditional way: on foot. A small percentage will choose …

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Responsible travel with Camino Ways

Responsible Travel with Camino Ways

Responsible Travel with Camino Ways If you want to experience authentic local food and interact with people of diverse cultural backgrounds on your next holiday, then look no further. Responsible Travel with Camino Ways. Camino Ways, the walking and cycling tour specialists, offer a fun, relaxing and invigorating walking or cycling experience without harming culture, heritage …

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Simple Camino Training Tips

The Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s most famous pilgrim paths with thousands of people walking its many routes every year. Although walking the Camino is something that everyone can achieve, it is important to take the time to prepare and train for your walk. The level of training you need will depend on …

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What does the word ‘Ultreia’ mean?

The Camino is full of interesting facts and phrases and it’s always a delight to learn of another one. You might have heard or seen the word ‘Ultreia’ mentioned when researching, reading about or indeed while walking the Camino de Santiago. The word ‘Ultreia’ (also ‘ultrella’ or ‘ultreya’) comes from Latin and it means ‘beyond’. …

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Santiago on the Camino

The Pilgrim Principal: from Australia to Santiago de Compostela by Shane Altman

By Shane Altman *Shane walked the Camino de Santiago from León to Santiago de Compostela with his family; a trip booked with CaminoWays.com. It is just before 6am. I am sitting in a hotel room in Sydney, Australia. Next to me my wife sleeps softly, my children are in the adjacent room sleeping soundly. I …

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