Where to stay on the Camino de Santiago?

Where to stay on the Camino de Santiago? On the Camino de Santiago there is a wide variety of establishments to spend the night. There are options for all tastes and budgets, although it is true that the arrival of COVID-19 made them vary and transform some of the modes of pilgrimage and choose where […]

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Where to stay on the Camino de Santiago?

Where to stay on the Camino de Santiago? On the Camino de Santiago there is a wide variety of establishments to spend the night. There are options for all tastes and budgets, although it is true that the arrival of COVID-19 made them vary and transform some of the modes of pilgrimage and choose where […]

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Ruta de la Lana: From Valencia or Alicante

Ruta de la Lana Camino de Santiago La Ruta de la Lana, also known as the Camino de Santiago de la Lana, is the section that departs from the cities of Valencia and Alicante. Unlike the Camino del Levante or Sureste, which also departs from these cities, the La Ruta de la Lana runs much […]

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Camino de Santiago Aragones: Stages

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Camino de Levante: a route from Valencia

Camino de Santiago de Levante The Camino de Levante is the set of stages on the pilgrim route that starts from Valencia to Santiago de Compostela, crossing the Iberian Peninsula from east to northwest. Therefore, the Camino de Santiago de Levante has a distance of approximately 1,200 kilometres. On this tour you will have the […]

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Camino del Ebro

Camino de Santiago del Ebro The Camino del Ebro are the stages on the Camino de Santiago that run along the course of the River Ebro, the second longest in Spain. This route departs from the mouth of the river, in Deltebre, and ends in Logrono, where the route joins the Camino Frances, to arrive […]

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Where the Camino de Santiago starts

Where the original Camino de Santiago starts There is a wide network of pilgrim routes leading to the Cathedral of Compostela, but many wonder where the Camino de Santiago officially begins. The truth is that you cannot establish a single place as a point where the original Camino de Santiago starts from. In ancient times, […]

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Camino de Santiago from Valladolid: Choose your route

Camino Santiago Valladolid To do the Camino de Santiago route from Valladolid, you can follow one of the following routes: the Camino de Madrid, the Camino del Sureste or the Camino de Levante. The number of stages on the Camino from Valladolid and the distance vary slightly depending on which route you choose, but all […]

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Camino del Sureste: a route from Alicante

Camino del Sureste The Camino del Sureste is the pilgrim route that departs from Alicante to Santiago de Compostela, crossing the Iberian Peninsula from southeast to northwest. Therefore, we are facing a very extensive route, approximately 1,050 kilometres in length, in which the pilgrim will cross different landscapes in provinces such as Alicante, Murcia, Albacete, […]

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News about the Camino de Santiago

News and what’s happening on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrim culture is so important, both in Spain and internationally, so it is common for news about the Camino de Santiago to occupy the front pages of the newspapers. However, the regional press of the communities that cross the Camino de Santiago are the ones that […]

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Camino de Santiago in a wheelchair

The Camino de Santiago for people with reduced mobility Thanks to the constant work of recovery along pilgrim routes, today it is possible to do the Camino de Santiago in a wheelchair or with reduced mobility. While it is true that not all layouts are adapted, the Camino Frances is possible to do in a […]

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How to lose weight on the Camino de Santiago There are pilgrims who, among the different reasons they find to travel on one of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, is that of losing weight. Most of them, without even thinking about it, return home having lost a few kilos, and that is that […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago while pregnant

Is it advisable to do the Camino de Santiago while pregnant? Some women plan to do the Camino de Santiago when they receive the news that they are expecting a child. Quickly, they are overtaken by doubts about whether doing the Camino de Santiago is advisable if pregnant. We assume that if you have arrived […]

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Camino de Santiago for young people

Why you should do the Camino de Santiago while young At Santiago Ways we love to hear that more and more young people are encouraged to do the Camino de Santiago. Gone are those times when pilgrim routes were filled with devout old believers. Today, pilgrimage to Compostela attracts people of all ages. That’s why we […]

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Camino de Santiago reservations: do I need to make them?

Do you have to reserve on the Camino de Santiago? The first thing to clarify when talking about the reservations on the Camino de Santiago is that access to the pilgrim routes is free. There are no entry controls. Therefore, to do the Camino de Santiago, in the strict sense of the word, it is […]

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Necessary things and essential utensils to do the Camino de Santiago

Necessary things for the Camino de Santiago We would like to dedicate this blog post to help you prepare the necessary things to do the Camino de Santiago and to recommend some essential utensils that will make your pilgrimage easier and more enjoyable. In other posts of our blog, we have already told you about […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in sections: the magic is on the Camino

The Camino de Santiago can be done in sections There are many pilgrims who do complete routes of the Camino de Santiago in sections. While this was not the norm back in the Middle Ages, today the fast pace of life and the few days of holiday available to most workers makes it difficult for […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago gluten-free We are receiving more and more inquiries from celiac pilgrims who ask us if it is possible to do the Camino de Santiago gluten-free. Suffering from such intolerances should not stop you when embarking on the adventure. There are many options to organize the Camino de Santiago without having […]

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Agencies specialized in organizing on the Camino de Santiago In this blog post we want to talk to you about the extensive range of agencies que offer trips on the Camino de Santiago: Pilgrim, Tee-Travel, MundiCamino, Camino Ways, Follow the Camino, Macs Adventure, Viajes Mundiplus and us, Santiago Ways. Sometimes deciding between one or another […]

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Using 1 or 2 poles on the Camino de Santiago There are many pilgrims who come to us to ask if it is better to take one or two sticks on the Camino de Santiago. It is also common for us to find ourselves on the pilgrim route with many people who carry trekking poles […]

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Camino de Santiago in 2021

Doing the Camino de Santiago in 2021 There are many pilgrims who are clear that in 2021 they will do the Camino de Santiago to live the Holy Year. The last celebration took place in 2010, when almost 300,000 people made pilgrimage to the tomb of Santiago the Apostle, twice as many as in 2009. […]

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Camino de Santiago in 2020

Doing the Camino de Santiago in 2020 A new year begins and with it, 365 opportunities to take a leap and do the Camino de Santiago in 2020. As the director of Santiago Ways, Joseba Menoyo, explained in his farewell letter of 2019, last year was for us a very special year, in which many […]

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What’s the weather like on the Camino de Santiago?

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The Camino de Santiago for men

Men on the Camino de Santiago In this article from our blog of the Camino de Santiago, we want to dedicate it to men. Some time ago we dedicated a post to the Camino de Santiago for women, especially if they went alone because it was one of the biggest queries that we answered in […]

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Camino de Santiago for pensioners and seniors

The Camino de Santiago for the older generation On many occasions, pensioners and the older generation turn to us to ask if with their age we recommend doing the Camino de Santiago. The answer is always the same, and we have already said it many times in our blog: “The Camino de Santiago is a […]

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The Japanese Camino de Santiago

The Japanese Camino de Santiago Have you heard of the Japanese Camino de Santiago? If you are a lover of pilgrim routes or walking, we recommend that you continue reading because you will be interested to know the two Japanese routes that are twinned with the Camino de Santiago. One is Kumano Kodo and the other […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago by motorbike We’ve already told you that there are plenty of ways to travel the pilgrim routes. There are pilgrims who go on foot, on horseback, by bike, running or even those who do the Camino de Santiago by kayak; and of course, there is the variant for motor lovers, […]

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Finding companions for the Camino de Santiago Finding companions to do the Camino de Santiago with is not difficult. Especially if you are looking to do some of the most popular routes such as the Camino Frances or Camino Portugues. Many pilgrims want to travel the pilgrim route accompanied and look for people to do […]

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The Camino de Santiago with a baby

Doing the Camino de Santiago with a baby Doing the Camino de Santiago with a baby may seem a bit crazy, but it’s not. Every day more families are encouraged to travel the pilgrim route with a new-born. Times are changing and parents don’t stop their lives by having a baby at home. A priori, […]

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Which type of footwear to use on the Camino de Santiago: Shoes or boots?

Shoes or boots for the Camino de Santiago? If there is a topic that concerns pilgrims is what shoes to wear on the Camino de Santiago, therefore the question “Do I take shoes or boots on the Camino de Santiago in summer?” is very common among people who contact us. Our reply is always the […]

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Camino de Santiago in Kayak

Navigate the Camino de Santiago in Kayak There are many ways to do pilgrimages to Compostela, although the most popular are to walk or on a bike, more and more pilgrims are encouraged to do the Camino de Santiago by kayak. Yes, you got it right. Reaching the tomb of Santiago the Apostle by kayaking […]

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Camino de Santiago by bike, what do I take?

What things do I take on the bike to do Camino de Santiago? The things you will have to take to the Camino de Santiago if you plan to do the route by bike are not the same as if you are considering the adventure on foot. In both forms of pilgrimage, you have two […]

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How to get to Sarria?

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The best guide to the Camino de Santiago In this article we want to provide you with a brief summary of our guide to the Camino de Santiago: that of the Camino Frances, Camino Portugues, (both Central and Coastal), the Camino del Norte, the Camino de Finisterre, the Camino Ingles, the Camino Primitivo and the […]

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Going to Roncesvalles: how to get from Pamplona and where to sleep

How to get to Roncesvalles There are many pilgrims who contact us to ask us how to get to Roncesvalles, from Pamplona or other cities, and where to sleep. As we mentioned in the article we dedicated to the first stage of the Camino Frances, given its toughness, many people prefer to start their pilgrimage […]

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How do you organize a backpack for the Camino de Santiago?

Preparing the backpack for the Camino de Santiago How to organize the backpack for the Camino de Santiago is the first challenge posed by the famous pilgrim route, especially if you plan to carry it on your back. To avoid the added effort of carrying luggage throughout the stages, many pilgrims choose to hire a […]

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Where to park to do the Camino de Santiago: Santiago de Compostela, Sarria and other traditional departure points

Parking in Santiago de Compostela, Sarria and other places on the Camino de Santiago There are many pilgrims looking for a car park in which to park their car in Santiago de Compostela, in Sarria or other popular departure points, while completing the 4 or 5 stages of the last 100 kilometres of the Camino […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago with your cat If you live with a cat and have set your eyes on the Camino de Santiago, but you wonder: “Is it possible to do the Camino de Santiago with my cat?”, you have come to the right place. In this article, we want to tell you about […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago with teenagers

Take your teenage children on the Camino de Santiago Doing the Camino de Santiago with your teenage or young children can be a great plan. Not only will you enjoy a family holiday, but the Camino de Santiago will also help you deal with the tensions of growing up. Adolescence is complicated for everyone. It […]

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Forums about the Camino de Santiago

The best forums about the Camino de Santiago Do you want to know all the active forums that are about the Camino de Santiago? Whether you are planning to do the Camino or because you would like to share your experience with other pilgrims, in this article we tell you what are the best internet forums. […]

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What does the Camino de Santiago mean? There are many people who contact us to ask us exactly what the Camino de Santiago is and what its meaning is. The truth is that there is no single answer, since we find ourselves with an ancient route whose meaning has changed over time. In ancient times, the […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago alone: Is it dangerous for women?

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Doing the Camino de Santiago on horseback Doing the Camino de Santiago on horseback is a traditional way of pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. During the Middle Ages, there were already many pilgrims who reached the heart of Galicia mounted on the backs of their horses, mules or donkeys. Currently, doing the Camino de Santiago […]

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What is an official Camino de Santiago? Many people who want to do the Camino de Santiago contact us to ask us what the official route is. However, we cannot speak of a single official Camino de Santiago. As we have mentioned, on numerous occasions, in this blog, the Camino de Santiago is a network […]

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Recommendations and advice for the Camino de Santiago Many of the pilgrims who contact us ask us for advice and recommendations for the Camino de Santiago. For all of them, we have decided to write this article in which we include the most important tips to enjoy the experience of doing the Camino de Santiago. […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in spring: one of the most beautiful times

The Camino de Santiago routes in spring With the arrival of spring the routes of the Camino de Santiago begin to recover activity after the tranquillity that has flooded them during winter. Spring is considered one of the best times to complete the Camino de Santiago. From the end of March to the end of […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in December: finish the year in style

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in November: the calm in low season

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in October: enjoy the ochre colours of its landscapes

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Guide to the Camino Lebaniego

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in September: the last month in high season

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Codex Calixtinus: The book of the Camino de Santiago

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in August: the month with most pilgrims

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in July: heat and festivals

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Camino Catalan: The Camino de Santiago from Barcelona

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Camino de Santiago: the last 200 km

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in June: one of the best months for pilgrimages

The Camino de Santiago routes in June Do you want to do the Camino de Santiago in June? If you decide to do the Camino de Santiago in June, you can enjoy the last remnants of spring and you can enjoy the pleasant temperatures during the beginning of summer. In this blog post we will […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in January: a good way to start the year

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The last 120 km on the Camino de Santiago

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Doing the Camino de Santiago from Madrid

How to do the Camino de Madrid The Camino de Madrid is the route that leaves from the Spanish capital and arrives at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The route has a distance of approximately 600 kilometres. The Camino de Santiago from Madrid passes through Segovia and Valladolid, crossing the Sierra de Guadarrama. Its […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in May: one of the most beautiful times to do it

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in April: the high season begins

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in February: Carnivals and more

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Doing the Camino de Santiago on an organized trip

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Solidarity Fund: Good causes are taking the Camino de Santiago

Find out what it is about and send us your projects! For the people that live in Santiago de Compostela and in general for the people who visit the city every day it is usual to see how a pilgrim breaks in crying in front of the Cathedral at the end of his way. And […]

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Doing the Camino Mozarabe: A walk between two civilizations

Camino Mozarabe to Santiago The Camino Mozarabe consists of a set of paths that pass through eastern Andalusia, using cobbled roads that have more than a thousand years of history. This route departs from Malaga, Almería or Jaén. All of them end up joining to enter Córdoba together and continue onto Merida, where the Camino […]

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Complete the Camino de Santiago in 5 days: yes, it’s possible!

Can you complete the Camino de Santiago in 5 days? Most people enjoy their annual holidays in short periods. Many of those who wish to dedicate part of these to a pilgrim route ask us if it is possible to complete the Camino de Santiago in five days. The answer is clear: Yes! The Camino […]

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Pilgrim or traveller: the experience of walking to Santiago being from another country

Pilgrim: foreigners on the Camino de Santiago Pilgrim is a friendly term that floods all the routes of the Camino de Santiago and the streets of Compostela at peak hours. The concept, which means traveller in English, is a reflection of the great reception of foreigners on the pilgrim routes. Next, we tell you what […]

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Customs and traditions of the Camino de Santiago, are you a phoenix?

Characteristics of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela Today we want to talk about the traditions that flood the Camino de Santiago, the customs that the passing of thousands of pilgrims have been creating on the pilgrim route. If you have read our article on the reasons for doing the Camino de Santiago, we assume that […]

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The Camino de Santiago back to front, one lighthouse at a time

The Camino de Santiago in reverse More and more people are looking for an alternative route to enjoy their walking experience. That’s why today in Santiago Ways we want to propose something different to you: do the Camino de Santiago in reverse. Yes, walk in the opposite direction to the one that the rest of […]

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Activities over the Santiago Way, there’s no way to be bored!

What to do and see on the Camino de Santiago On the Camino de Santiago, as well as travelling kilometres and kilometres, there are many more plans to make and many things to see. Some pilgrims are limited to walking and resting, but others make the most of all the activities offered throughout the Camino […]

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What to see in Santiago Cathedral: all the secrets you don’t want to miss

 Visiting the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela The Camino de Santiago ends in the Plaza del Obradoiro, where the imposing Cathedral of Santiago stands, of Romanesque origin. In this article, we want to tell you all the places and relics that you can see within the majestic Cathedral of Santiago. The temple has a great […]

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Galician tapas routes, on the Camino, they’re a wonderful experience!

Going out for Tapas in the land of the Apostle Among all the tourist attractions that stand out along the Camino de Santiago, the gastronomy of its different cities and towns is what people love the most. One of the concepts that most surprises visitors when they arrive in Galicia are the famous tapas. Therefore, […]

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Camino de Santiago for a good cause: a thousand stories of transcendence

Volunteering and solidarity on the Camino de Santiago In another blog post, we explained that there are many reasons to do the Camino, one of them and that was not mentioned is solidarity on the Camino de Santiago. Today, we want to talk to you about those people who have voluntarily taken advantage of their […]

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Finding some inspiration to walk the Santiago Way through books, films and documentaries

Books and films about the Camino de Santiago There are many books, paintings, films and documentaries based on the Camino de Santiago that serve as inspiration. It is not surprising that there are so many works related to the Camino since it is a unique journey, whose experience has been the seed and the muse […]

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Hornillos del Camino: a recommended stop in the Camino Frances

What to do at Hornillos del Camino A little more than 20 kilometres from Burgos on stage 13 of the Camino Frances,  you will find a village as small as it is unique; Hornillos del Camino. Today we want to tell you what to do and what to see in this town. Hornillos del Camino […]

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The sea on the Camino del Norte from Gijón to Ribadeo!

The Camino del Norte: From Asturias to Galicia beside the sea In our last blog article about the Cantabrian Sea on the Camino del Norte, we talked about the beaches you could visit from Irún to Sebrayo. In this article, we will continue to talk about the beautiful coastline that crosses the Camino del Norte […]

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The Camino Portugues from Tui to Santiago, Everything that you wanted to know!

The Camino Portugues to Santiago from Tui The section of the Camino Portugues to Santiago that runs from Tui to Santiago de Compostela has become very popular lately. The Camino de Santiago through Portugal is the second most popular route of pilgrimage itineraries to Compostela, each year slightly more than 20% of pilgrims choose this […]

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Camino de Uclés, the recuperation of a walk from the heart of Madrid

A route from Madrid: The Camino de Uclés The Camino de Uclés is a route linked to the Camino de Santiago that begins from the very centre of Madrid. It is not within the network of pilgrim routes as its destination is not Santiago de Compostela, but is the Monastery of Uclés, an impressive medieval […]

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Things to see in the Silver Way: a journey of culture and gastronomy

The Camino de Santiago on Via de la Plata The Silver Way, also known as Via de la Plata, Camino de la Plata or Ruta de la Plata, is the route on the Camino de Santiago that crosses Spain from the south to Compostela. La Ruta de la Plata is the longest of the Caminos […]

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Doing the Via de la Plata in summer: recommendations for the summer pilgrim

Summer months on la Ruta de la Plata Are you thinking of doing the Camino de la Plata (also Ruta de la Plata or Via de la Plata) in summer? We assume that you already know that this is one of the Caminos de Santiago that has the highest number of kilometres. This route crosses […]

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Life lessons from the Camino de Santiago: a life to walk

Lessons learned by pilgrims during the Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago is a geographical journey that crosses wonderful landscapes and endearing towns, rich in culture, gastronomy and sympathy. Now, we know that it is not only that and therefore today we want to talk to you about the teachings of the Camino de […]

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The history of the Camino de Finisterre, a magical route towards the End of the World

Camino de Finisterre: the history of an ancestral route There is a path that is before even the history of the Camino de Santiago: The Camino de Finisterre. This route, unlike the rest of the pilgrim routes, does not lead to Santiago de Compostela but leaves from it. The Camino de Finisterre has two possible […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago as a couple Long live love!

Live love on the Camino de Santiago The Camino de Santiago is known and famous as a love route, either because it is a fascinating experience to share as a couple or because it is an ideal place to flirt or even fall in love. Obviously, it is not the same doing the Camino de […]

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Camino Coastal route: sea, mountains and gastronomy in a unique surrounding

The Camino de Santiago coastal routes When you talk about the Camino de Santiago Coastal route, you will most likely be talking about the Camino del Norte (also known as the northern route). However, it is also possible that when talking about the Coastal route, we are referring to the route to Santiago that runs […]

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Stages on the Camino Ingles: Walking through rural Galicia

The Camino Ingles to Santiago: a rural route The Camino Ingles is one of the best routes on the Camino de Santiago for people who only have a few days because it has only five stages. This itinerary, totalling 122.3 kilometres, runs through the heart of Galicia, from the coast of La Coruña, starting in […]

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Pilgrim’s credential: what it is and where to get it

The credential for the Camino de Santiago In our guide on how to do the Camino de Santiago we told you that one of the things you need to do to start your adventure will be to obtain the Pilgrim’s Credential (or accreditation). This document generates a lot of doubts among people who are going […]

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Wine on the Camino de Santiago, Enological tourism

The Camino de Santiago: the wine route In one of our previous articles, we told you that the reasons why pilgrims go to Compostela are very diverse and that one of them is to enjoy wine on the Camino de Santiago. Lovers of wine tourism (enological tourism) have found in the Camino de Santiago a […]

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Stories of the Camino de Santiago: the fountain and the shadow

 Pilgrim’s stories on the Camino de Santiago In this article about myths and legends on the pilgrim route we told you some of the key legends to understand the origin and history of the Camino de Santiago. In today’s publication, we want to share with you more amazing stories of the Camino de Santiago and […]

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Legends of the Camino de Santiago: Galicia, the enchanted land

Legends of the Camino de Santiago and Celtic tales The legends of the Camino de Santiago happen in Spain and Portugal, but especially in Galicia. In this community, many of the pilgrim legends mingle with the legends of meigas (witches) and tales that go back to their Celtic tradition. All this has made Galicia has […]

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What to do if it rains on the Camino de Santiago

The weather on the Camino de Santiago One of the things that worries all the pilgrims is the weather on the Camino de Santiago and what to do if it rains. This concern is normal if we consider that, regardless of the route chosen, all roads to Santiago end up crossing Galician soil. A land […]

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Portomarín, a town at the beginning (or at the end) of the Camino de Santiago

Portomarín: A charming town on the Camino Frances Portomarín (or Puertomarín) is a wonderful town in the province of Lugo, which you can find at the beginning or the end of your Camino Frances to Santiago. Do you know why? Because it is a town that is located at the end of stage 29 of […]

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Santiago de Compostela, the end of the Camino

Santiago de Compostela The capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, is the final destination for the majority of pilgrims, regardless of which pilgrim route you have taken. Because it’s the end of the road that doesn’t mean you have to go home quickly. The capital of Compostela is an ideal spot to take a few […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in Summer

The Camino de Santiago during summer months During the summer months are when more pilgrims decide to do the Camino de Santiago. Although it is not the most recommended season of the year to make a pilgrimage to Compostela, due to the high temperatures, the Camino de Santiago between June to August filled is with […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago in winter, why not?

The winter months on the Camino de Santiago In the winter months (December to March), the Camino de Santiago becomes a little-travelled route. Few pilgrims venture to Compostela in the so-called low season. However, the Camino de Santiago in winter is a route that continues to be alive and has many wonders to offer, including […]

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The real Camino de Santiago

Which is the original Camino de Santiago? The true Camino de Santiago does not exist. We can talk about which pilgrim routes have more tradition, but all the paths on the Camino de Santiago are just as authentic. There is no single Camino de Santiago. There are many. When people contact us to ask what […]

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Doing the Camino de Santiago with an agency, what does that entail?

The Camino de Santiago with a specialised agency Doing the Camino de Santiago with a specialized agency, such as Santiago Ways, or by yourself is a personal decision. Many people prefer to trust their pilgrimage with the security in having a team of people specializing in the pilgrim route behind you. Others prefer to jump […]

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The Camino de Santiago Portugues

Portuguese Camino The Camino Portugues is one of the easiest routes on the Camino de Santiago. In Portugal, two routes of the Camino de Santiago are possible: The Central Camino Portugues and the Camino Portugues Coastal route. Both are equally simple, they run at low altitude and start on mainly flat roads. Therefore, the itineraries […]

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