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10 Great Reasons to Walk the Camino de Santiago

10 Reasons to Walk the Camino de Santiago People walk the Camino de Santiago for many different reasons, whether that’s religious, adventurous, spiritual, for the outdoors or simply to do something a little bit different and unique for their holidays. Whether you’re going on a traditional pilgrimage, for a fitness challenge, or to sample the …

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13 Essential Camino Tips

13 Essential Camino Tips Thousands of pilgrims worldwide 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 de Santiago is a unique experience, a journey to remember. Read our Essential Camino Tips below. If you are planning …

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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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5 signs that you need to plan your next Camino trip

The days at the desk are long, and daydreaming about the next getaway gets you through the most brutal Monday. We’ve all been there. Suppose you are sharing that feeling and, in addition, are showing the following symptoms. In that case, we can accurately diagnose you with acute Camino de Santiago withdrawal syndrome or Caminoitis. …

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An insider’s guide to Santander

With its sandy beaches enveloped by the 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 …

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Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago…

Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The First Pilgrimage The city of Oviedo, starting point of the Camino Primitivo to Santiago (The Original Way) to Santiago and also the main city along the Camino del Norte (The Northern Way), has been an important attraction to pilgrims for centuries. Pilgrims to Oviedo and not Santiago… The Holy Chamber in the city’s …

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Must-see: Unmissable Rome

Must-see: Unmissable Rome Adam from our Products team shares his unmissable Rome. Suppose you are walking or cycling the Via Francigena. In that case, we recommend you take an extra day to explore the Eternal City before returning home and re-joining the real world. Having cycled the last section of the Via Francigena from Viterbo …

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7 reasons why people walk the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage

In 2019 we conducted a survey at CaminoWays.com that threw up some interesting results regarding the reasons why people walk the Camino. The popularity of the Camino has exploded in recent years, with 277,913 certificates of completion handed out in 2018 and 347, 578 handed out in 2019. While just 53, 905 pilgrims received their certifications of completion …

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