Camino De Santiago – 2018!

I am beyond excited right now. I have my heart set on doing the Camino next year. I have been doing a tonne of research through these links:

  1. MundiCamino
    This website is perfect to see what’s around the towns. An example is if you click on your preferred stage such as “St. Jean Pied de Port – Roncesvalles” it will give you a variety of sub-headings from Albergues (Hostels/Accommodation along the Camino), Dónde Comer (Where to Eat), Cultura (Culture) to Tiendas y Servicios (Shops & Services) in the locations.
  2. Camino de Santiago Forum
    Through this forum, you can download relevant PDF’s to the Camino & ask any Camino question you have on your mind.
  3. Reddit – Camino de Santiago
    Similar to the above, you can find & ask a variety of Camino questions that you are looking to get answered.
  4. eCamino – Camino Preparation
    This site can give you a rough idea of what your backpack should weigh depending on your gender, weight & lifestyle. It also provides financial, accessory, food, clothing & spiritual tips.

Camino Passport

To travel on the Camino, you must get yourself a unique passport to the walk. This is, if you wish to receive a certificate at the end when you reach Santiago de Compostela. You can purchase the passport (with a cost/donation fee of between €2-€5) through this official site: Official Camino Passport

Camino Guide/Map

I purchased this guide today & finding it truly helpful for when my journey begins.

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The guide tells you:

  • How difficult the trail is- In the top right hand corner it has a red figure meaning it is difficult. An amber/yellow figure means it is medium difficulty & a green figure means it is an easy trail
  • How many kilometres (KM) to the destination. From St. Jean Pied De Port to Roncesvalles it is 26km.
  • How many hours (roughly) it should take. With St. Jean Pied De Port to Roncesvalles, it should take you 8 hours. Keep in mind, you may arrive earlier or later. It all depends on your walking speed & whether you stop for any breaks etc.
  • What facilities are located in the town. This shows up down the sides of the page. St. Jean Pied de Port has a railway station, bus stop, grocery store, pharmacy, tourist information office & albergues. Roncesvalles has a bus stop, tourist information office & albergues.
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5 thoughts on “Camino De Santiago – 2018!

    1. I think I’ve been wanting to do it since last year/the year before that. I saw the hiking sticks in Burgos, Spain among the many peregrinos doing the Camino & I thought “I want that to be me one day!” Definitely put it on your bucket list & make sure to do it one day 🙂

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    1. I’m determined to do it in 2018. Otherwise, knowing me, I’m just going to put it off year after year. It’s good to set the goal & just do it 🙂 Hopefully I’ll be able to see you along the way! 🙂

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  1. Hi, I’ve walked four different routes of the Camino through France, Spain and Portugal, and am planning a fifth this year through France. The Camino is an addiction. It hooks you and you love to keep coming back. Do enjoy your Camino and keep your research. I have a blog but don’t put many comments on it. I should do it more often and tell the world. Take care. Buen Camino, Bom Caminho, Bon Chemin.

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