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8 Unique Camino Rituals

8 Unique Camino Rituals Rituals and traditions established by pilgrims in medieval times have continued to the present day. In celebration of these wonderful Camino de Santiago traditions, we want to share a few of our favourite unique Camino rituals. From the classic pilgrim greeting to iconic stops along the Camino routes, there are many …

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Positive Camino Journey From Sarria to Santiago

An Arduous But Immensely Positive Camino Journey

An Arduous But Immensely Positive Camino Journey Meadhbh Monahan, journalist with the Impartial Reporter, walked the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with CaminoWays.com, a difficult yet extremely positive Camino journey. Why are you doing this arduous, tortuous journey?” That is one of the most memorable questions I got asked while walking …

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What are the Type of Camino Accommodation?

Type of Camino Accommodation There are many different types and styles of Camino de Santiago accommodation along the various routes of the Camino de Santiago. These range from hostels (Albergues) and Guesthouses (Casa Rurales) to the most luxurious Paradores (luxury hotels). To help you plan your Camino trip, we look at the different Camino de Santiago …

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30 Camino facts – Celebrate Europe’s first Cultural Route

This year, the Camino de Santiago celebrates 30 years since becoming the first Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. It is quite a privilege, as this accolade recognises the critical role of the Camino de Santiago through history as a route of peace, cultural exchange and understanding between people from all over the world. …

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Bike etiquette on the Camino

September is a busy month on the Camino with many walkers and cyclists sharing the trails, so today we will focus on bike etiquette on the Camino since approximately 15% of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago are travelling on two wheels. You can travel most of the Camino de Santiago stages and routes by …

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Scallop shell Camino souvenirs

The coolest Camino souvenirs

The scallop shell is without a doubt the most iconic and traditional Camino de Santiago souvenir. For centuries, the scallop shell has been worn by pilgrims on their way over and back from Santiago de Compostela. In addition to the classic scallop shell, the ‘coquille St Jacques’, 21st century pilgrims have many other cool Camino …

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Ribadiso on the Camino Frances

Favourite Camino: Ribadiso

We continue our Favourite Camino series sharing by the CaminoWays.com team with Richard from our Travel Specialist and Customers Care team. His chosen favourite spot on the Camino de Santiago is Ribadiso, a tiny and idyllic hamlet by a medieval bridge located between Palas de Rei and Arzua on the last section of the French …

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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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