Walking the Camino de Santiago
Camino Del Norte
Camino Finisterre - Muxia Way
Via de la Plata
Walking the Camino is an incredibly memorable and unique experience. A positive energy and warm sense of community can be felt along the Camino, which allows you to meet like-minded people and build new friendships. Putting one foot in front of the other, among some of nature's' most beautiful surroundings is extremely relaxing and therapeutic. Many have boasted moments of sheer clarity, creativity, and calm whilst walking the Camino de Santiago.
There is no one route or way to walk to Santiago. There is 8 main routes to walk the Camino. The Camino Frances is the most widely known and popular route ending in Santiago. Second to its popularity then would be the Camino Portugues, which also ends in Santiago. The other routes then to end in Santiago are the Camino Ingles, Camino Primitivo and the Via de la Plata. The two routes that do not end in Santiago are the Camino del Norte, which covers the northern coast of Spain ending in Oviedo and the Via Podiensis which is in France from Le Puy en Velay to St Jean Pied de Port. The final camino route then is the only one to start in Santiago, the Camino Finisterre which goes out to the coast and Cape Finisterre, the end of the world!
Walking the Camino conjurers images of pilgrims weighed down with a backpack, blisters on their feet and tired from not getting enough sleep. Many people believe to be a true pilgrim you need to carry your own luggage and stay in hostels, but this is not true. To receive your Compostela you simply need to show through the stamps you get that you have walked or cycled the distance you have covered. Walking the Camino will be a physical challenge as most people don't walk 20km a day never mind day after day. We can however tailor make your Camino to suit any level of fitness.
Walking the Camino for many modern pilgrims is a chance to get away from the hectic schedule of their every day life and take time to contemplate. The idea is to lighten your load mentally whilst you walk so why not also lighten your load physically by having your luggage transferred. This will leave you free to walk much more comfortably every day. The other benefit is that before you leave you won't be worrying about packing light for your trip as you won't have to carry everything with you every day. With your luggage sorted to ensure that you get the most out of your Camino you will want to get a good night sleep. So why not book yourself a private room and bathroom, when you are there you will greatly appreciate this little luxury. We can customise your trip to suit how you want to walk and also to suit your budget. Check out the various routes we have and get in touch with any questions or to get a free quote.
To read more about the history of the Camino check out our blog story: Quick history of the Camino de Santiago