Camino de Santiago Fitness Guide

Lisa ,

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Preparing for any long distance walk or trek is no easy task. We have designed a 6 month Camino de Santiago fitness plan to help you get ready for the journey ahead. The first thing to remember is that everyone

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7 Things to Expect on the Rota Vicentina

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The Rota Vicentina Fishermen’s Trail is a magnificent coastal trail in Portugal, taking walkers along the shores of some of the most beautiful and best-preserved coastlines of Southern Europe.  Bordered on the west by the Atlantic Ocean, the route spans

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Feel the Magic of the Finisterre Camino

Maria ,

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For centuries, pilgrims have continued their journey beyond Santiago de Compostela along the Finisterre Camino. Heading West to the Atlantic Coast, the goal was to reach what the Romans knew as Finisterrae, the end of the known world. The Finisterre

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Top Summer festivals in Italy

Lisa ,

Summer has arrived and we are ready to party. Pack your sun glasses, sun cream and camera and head to some of the top summer festivals in Italy. If you are planning on walking the Via Francigena in Italy this

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Things to do during Easter in Rome

Lisa ,

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Are you planning to finish your Via Francigena walk this Easter in Rome? With Easter being one of the most important weeks in the Catholic calendar This is a great time to spend a few days in the capital of

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How to stay fit during your Camino trip

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Whether you chose to walk or cycle your chosen Camino de Santiago route, you’re in for a rewarding experience like no other. The journey is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, but walking any long distance route is

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NEW: Customize your Camino journey!

Lisa ,

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For the first time walkers will be given the opportunity to choose their start and finish point when booking with CaminoWays. Whether you are beginning your Camino journey or a seasoned Camino walker, our new booking system allows you to

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Must see: Montreux Jazz Festival

Lisa ,

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The famous Montreux Jazz Festival has been growing steadily since its inception in 1967. It is now renowned as the 2nd largest annual Jazz festival in the world. This unique festival attracts visitors from far and wide every July for

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Tips: Kerry Camino walking festival

Maria ,

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The Kerry Camino walking festival is only one month away so the CaminoWays.com team has put together a few handy tips ahead of this fantastic weekend, including some ideas on what to bring along for a weekend of healthy fun

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Salamanca : Via de la Plata Camino

Aoife ,

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Salamanca on the Via de la Plata is one of Spain’s most intriguing cities. With a history as elaborate as the artwork on the facades of its buildings, a walk through Salamanca is a labyrinth through the ages. The city

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Via Francigena: 24 hours in Siena

Aoife ,

On a trip walking the Via Francigena in Tuscany with three colleagues in October we elected to take an extra day to explore the hilltop city of Siena. It was a decision that I’d happily repeat. Here’s our top things to

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Favourite Camino Towns: Ferrol

Aoife ,

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This week we talk to Ferrol native Andrea about what makes her home one of the most special Camino towns. Andrea was born in Ferrol on the English Way but moved to the South of Spain a few years later. Her time in

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Most romantic trails on the Via Francigena

Aoife ,

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Love is in the air this week and what better way to celebrate than by rambling through the land that practically invented romance? Become doe-eyed in the home of Chianti, lose yourselves along Tuscan hills or become the stars of

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Introducing the Camino to Rome

Aoife ,

Love is in the air this week and what better way to celebrate than by rambling through the land that practically invented romance? Become doe-eyed in the home of Chianti, lose yourselves along Tuscan hills or become the stars of

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Why we love … The Camino

Aoife ,

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

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Camino Valentine’s Gift Voucher

Aoife ,

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Would you walk to the end of the world for the one you love? Well this Valentine’s Day you can! Buy a gift voucher for your loved one and receive a complementary spa treatment for two. Our Camino Valentine’s Gift Voucher are

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Carnival on the Via Francigena

Aoife ,

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The festival of Carnival has become synoymous worldwide with the South American nation of Brazil. But Carnival is actually celebrated in towns and villages all across Europe. In this week’s blogpost we’ll take a look at Carnival on the Via Francigena, with

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Camino Guided Tours for 2017

Aoife ,

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Our guided tours are a great way to experience the Camino, learn about the routes as well as meeting like-minded travel and walking enthusiasts along the way. All Caminoways.com tours come with English speaking guides and there are a selection

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10 great reasons to walk the Camino de Santiago

Maria ,

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People walk the Camino de Santiago for many different reasons: religious, adventurous, spiritual, for the outdoors or simply to do something special with their holidays… The Camino can mean very different things to different people but there is one thing that

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Amazing Camino Routes for 2017

Aoife ,

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

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VIDEO: Le Puy Camino

Maria ,

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Le Puy Camino is one of the most popular Camino de Santiago routes across France. Since Medieval times, pilgrims take to the trail from Le Puy en Velay in Central France and cross fantastic regions of stunning scenery and fascinating

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Vegetarians on the Via Francigena in Tuscany

Aoife ,

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Vegetarians on the Via Francigena rejoice, with such a selection of meat-free dishes en route, the only problem you’ll face is knowing which one to choose! Here are some of my favourite Tuscan staples senza carne, in light of my recent trip

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Aoife’s story: The Via Francigena on foot

Aoife ,

“You won’t know yourself once you start driving”,“Cycling will save you so much time.” These are the words of persuasion that I hear on a daily basis.  Urging me to ditch my favoured mode of transport. They are words motivated by

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10 reasons why we love walking

Lisa ,

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Over the last two months we have asked you to send us the many reasons why you love walking. We received hundreds of inspiring entries that we have been sharing on Facebook and we would like to thank everyone who

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Unmissable experiences on the Camino del Norte

Aoife ,

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Hidden alcoves, sheltered by towering sea cliffs, picturesque lighthouses perched on lands edge and an infinity of rolling green hills. The landscape on the Camino del Norte is a tonic for the senses. There is a wealth of hidden treasures to

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3 great Via Francigena tours for Autumn

Maria ,

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Rolling landscapes, vibrant colours, mild temperatures ideal for hiking and a countryside with harvest in full swing and yielding the best seasonal delicacies … Autumn is a wonderful time to walk the Via Francigena, particularly the sections in Italy, also

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Friends and beauty on the French Camino

Maria ,

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Blogger Tom Caley from IndieLifestyle.net reflects on his glorious trip on the Via Podiensis, the French Camino, where he found unspoilt beauty and a few new friends. Say ‘Camino’ to most people and they’ll automatically think of Spain. The famous

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Last minute Camino guided tours!

Aoife ,

It’s your last chance to join our Camino guided tours for this year!  Do you want to end the year on a high? Do something remarkable this autumn and make 2016 the year you complete the Camino! Our guided tours are

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FAQ: What are the Via Francigena stages?

Maria ,

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Here at FrancigenaWays.com we often get queries regarding what is meant by the Via Francigena stages, well today we’re going to answer exactly that. Let’s start off with a little introduction to the trail. For those of you who don’t know,

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CAMINO GUIDED TOURS 2017 – DATES ANNOUNCED

Aoife ,

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We’re excited to announce our much anticipated guided tour dates for the coming year! Our Camino guided tours are a great way for solo travellers looking to meet fellow like-minded Camino enthusiasts on their way, along with gaining additional knowledge

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FAQ: How to follow the Francigena trail?

Maria ,

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Most of our trips on the Francigena trail are available as self-guided holidays, which means you can pick your own travel dates and our travel specialists will adapt the itinerary to your requirements. *We also have a number of Via

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3 Great Autumn Walking Escapes

Maria ,

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Longing for a last minute escape? Mild temperatures and quieter tracks make Autumn months, particularly September and October, possibly the best time of the year for a walking adventure. From the Camino de Santiago to Tuscany, the CaminoWays.com travel specialists

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Kilimanjaro Preparation Trek, August 2016

Aoife ,

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As some of you may know, our ever so slightly more adventurous brand TrekkingBug.com will be taking on the mighty mount Kilimanjaro next February 2017. In training for this African adventure, our own Jeremy Perrin from TrekkingBug.com and CaminoWays.com will

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Guided tour: walking in Tuscany this September

Maria ,

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Magnificent landscapes, spectacular heritage and delicious gastronomy. Looking for an unforgettable Autumn getaway? Join our Via Francigena guided tour, walking in Tuscany this September. Tuscany is one of Italy’s most visited regions for its unique beauty and history; it is

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