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What to bring for the Camino

What to bring for the Camino

The Camino de Santiago is a big adventure and needs to be taken seriously. For this reason, we decided to share What to bring for the Camino with you while walking or cycling the Camino. Of course, this list is not all-comprehensive and has to be adapted depending on the person and the part of the Camino walked, but still, it gives you a good and precise enough idea of what to bring! This list is short and can be expended, but we hope it is will give you an idea of what to think of when you are packing. You can also download our Camino Packing ebook here.

Camino luggage transfers

General for the Camino

  • Year Round Walking shoes – Boots in mountainous terrain in winter only)
  • Year Round Socks for walking & others for evenings (Merino Wool is best – light, no smell, no irritation)
  • Year Round Hiking pants – Convertible recommended. (No jeans or tracksuit)
  • Year Round After-hike shoes (or sandals)
  • Year Round Short-sleeved shirts or Tshirts (Merino Wool is best – light, no smell, no irritation)
  • Year Round Long sleeved shirt
  • Year Round Polar fleece
  • Year Round Travel Shirt
  • Year Round Underwear – Thermal only in winter
  • Year Round Sun hat or cap
  • Year Round Daybag (15-20l) – If you have booked the luggage transfers with us :)
  • Year Round Sunglasses
  • Year Round Toiletries
  • Year Round Water bottle (i.e.: Platipus)
  • Year Round Walking sticks
  • Year Round Sun cream
  • Year Round Energy bars
  • Winter Warm hat
  • Winter Extra clothing for cold sensitive

First Aid for the Camino

  • Year Round Anti-inflammatory cream or Arnica
  • Year Round Plasters
  • Year Round Blister plasters – Compede is the most famous brand
  • Year Round Aspirin/Paracetamol for headaches or other pain
  • Spring Antihistamine tablets – For Alergies

Camino Handy to have

  • Year Round Flashlight – With batteries
  • Year Round Camera
  • Year Round Binoculars – Spain is one of the best birdwatching country
  • Year Round General antibiotics
  • Year Round Powdered drink mix
  • Year Round Books – to have some rest after walking :)
  • Year Round Toilet paper – You will generally find cafes en-route, but toilet roll is not always available
  • Year Round Games for evenings
  • Year Round Safety pins, Needle and thread
  • Winter Plastic bags – If you travel in albergues, to keep your clothes dry

You can also download our Camino Packing ebook here

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