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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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24 Hours in Santiago de Compostela

24 Hours in Santiago de Compostela You’ve walked for days and finally reached the promised land: Santiago de Compostela! You are sitting at the Praza do Obradoiro, your aching feet finally getting a rest, staring in awe at the mighty Cathedral, and you are wondering… were to do next? Well, if you are not continuing …

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More Camino movies to get you inspired

The Camino de Santiago has inspired many books and films in many languages, both documentaries and works of fiction. In Camino movies, talented writers and filmmakers have reflected on their personal journeys and created fantastic stories for their fictional and yet very real characters, encouraging many to grab their walking boots and experience the Camino …

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Camino Culture: Mondoñedo

Wandering the streets of Mondoñedo, on the Camino del Norte in Galicia, pilgrims quickly feel the elegant grandeur of this little country town which once was one of the seven capitals of the ancient Kingdom of Galicia. Its enchanting old quarter is like an open air museum where local history can be admired in each …

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Camino tips for responsible pilgrims

The Camino de Santiago routes are everyone’s heritage, and they should be preserved and looked after by us all, pilgrims, visitors and locals alike. Writing graffiti, leaving personal mementoes along the trails, and many other customs that might seem harmless are, in fact, damaging this precious heritage. At Camino Ways we have put together some …

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VIDEO: 5 useful stretches for walkers

5 useful stretches for walkers For our third fitness video fitness expert Peter Duffy, from Physical Therapy Ireland, shares five useful stretches for anyone planning or about to embark on their Camino journey. Each stretch is chosen to help long-distance walkers who should regularly stretch to improve flexibility and decrease the risk of injuries while …

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