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  • Your Camino Training Plan

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    There is no set training plan that you have to do in order to complete your Camino journey. The Camino de Santiago is an all-inclusive experience, welcoming people of all levels of fitness. At the end of the day, the physical nature of the Camino is just about making it to Santiago de Compostela, some people take longer than others but everyone gets there in their own time.

    The training you do is also dependent on the stage of the Camino that you are planning to walk. For example, you will need more practice to cross the Pyrenees than the Meseta (relatively flat area in the middle of the French Way). Any preparation that you do before your departure date will be a massive benefit to you during the journey and will reduce the chances of injury.

    An important thing you will need to consider for walking the Camino is your footwear. You can either wear hiking shoes or boots, but this is based on your personal preference. Boots are heavier which may be uncomfortable for some people, particularly in the summer and while walking on the more level sections. We recommend using hiking shoes on the Camino pilgrimage as they are light, durable and discrete. The shoes will also last 2 – 3 years so they are definitely worth investing in.

    The best way to begin your training is to just start walking and go from there. A good time to get your training programme started would be about 3 months before your walking holiday. Here is a guideline which you can use for your training. Click here for a pdf version on the Camino Training Plan.  

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    Gail Delahunt

    Travel marketing executive, originally from Tipperary (as the song goes, it's a long way to Tipperary). Enjoys photography and hiking around the world, visited 5 of the 7 continents. Plans to visit Antarctica very soon.


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