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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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What Are The Camino de Santiago Accommodation Options?

What are the Camino de Santiago accommodation options? 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 …

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Landscape of the Camino - April Webinar

30 Camino facts to celebrate 30 years as 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 important role of the Camino through history, as route of peace, cultural exchange and understanding between people from all over the world. 30 Camino facts Many …

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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 are going to 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 …

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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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The positive end of a journey

An arduous journey that ended with positivity and peace

Meadhbh Monahan, journalist with the Impartial Reporter, recently walked the Camino de Santiago from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela with CaminoWays.com. Here’s an article written about her experience on the Camino with her cousin Clara. By Meadhbh Monahan Why are you doing this arduous, tortuous journey?” That is one of the most memorable questions I got …

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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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Charities and volunteering on the Camino

Charities and volunteers: Buen Camino!

Camino Charities And Volunteers The CaminoWays team would like to wish all the charities travelling on the Camino de Santiago soon and their fantastic volunteers a Buen Camino! A big shout out to: Sharing Point Youth Work Ireland Christina Noble Children’s Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Croí West of Ireland Cardiac Foundation Age Action and the …

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