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.
In those forums that we will tell you below you can resolve a multitude of doubts about the Camino de Santiago and get updated information. However, remember that you can also consult our blog to find out yourself about the different routes of the Camino de Santiago and to discover everything related to pilgrim culture.
Currently, there are diverse platforms that gather information about the Camino de Santiago. Some of these channels are specialized in Jacobean pilgrimage and others include it as just another travel destination.
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It is also possible to find forums about the Camino de Santiago specialized in bicycles or on specific pilgrim routes. Here are some of the most famous and active.
Generic forums that include information on the Camino de Santiago
As we told you at the beginning, some of the forums about the Camino de Santiago will be found on pages specialized in travel and tourism. Within this group, two of the most active forums are TripAdvisor and the Los Viajeros pages.
The Camino de Santiago forum in TripAdvisor
Given the fame of this page among the travelling community, and despite not being a specialized forum about the Camino de Santiago, its activity is quite high. In order to help pilgrims who want to travel the French route, we have developed this guide to the Camino Frances, where you can find the most detailed information about this journey.
On TripAdvisor you can ask other pilgrims questions who have experience on the Camino de Santiago to answer, or you can check existing conversation threads. It is a good place to learn about the localities that cross the Camino Frances, as pilgrims often publish observations and advice on their visits.
One of the advantages of this space, compared to other forums on the Camino de Santiago, is that you do not need to register to see the published comments. The downside is that the information is not organized by themes, therefore, it is easy to get lost within the many conversation threads.
The Los Viajeros forum
On the Los Viajeros website, you will also find a forum dedicated to the Camino de Santiago, despite being a website specialized in travel in general. This space is also quite active and, as on TripAdvisor, you can check the forum without registering.
Specialised Camino de Santiago forums
The advantage of specialized forums about the Camino de Santiago is that their information is usually much more organized than in the travel forums. Within this group you can find two types of forums, those that are managed by private people and those that are driven by entities associated with the Camino de Santiago.
The Todos los Caminos de Santiago platform and forum
Todos los Caminos de Santiago is a website, created by Oscar Carrascosa, which offers information and advice on the Camino de Santiago. The portal integrates several sections, including a forum.
In the forum of Todos los Caminos de Santiago, you will find a very well-maintained and well-organized space. Conversation threads are divided into four sections. The first is about general jacobean pilgrimage topics.
The second is a compendium of themes that may be of interest to any pilgrim, regardless of the route being undertaken. The third and fourth sections are intended for specific routes.
In addition, at the top of the page you will find a search engine that allows you to search for specific words. Which is greatly appreciated, as this forum moves many comments a day and this helps to rescue old comments.
To participate in the forum, you must register. However, you can make inquiries in the search engine or read comments, already published, without having to provide any data.
The Vive el Camino forum
The Vive el Camino page is linked to the Galician newspaper “La Voz de Galicia”. In it, you will find information about the Camino de Santiago and various sections aimed at spreading pilgrim tradition, such as a social network, a teaching classroom and a forum.
This is also a fairly active forum and they keep it well-organised. Unlike the other forums of the Camino de Santiago that we mentioned above, it does not structure its information by practical subjects, but puts the focus on experiences.
It is therefore a forum that has a more motivational than functional character. The forum also includes other conversation threads that are not properly focused on the Camino de Santiago, such as the sports and music sections, for example.
In this forum of the Camino de Santiago, you can also check the conversation threads without registering. To respond or interact, you’ll need to register.
The Gronze forum
Gronze is defined as an independent website that has been in operation since 2006. This page provides, free of charge, guides to the Camino de Santiago, a topical space on the pilgrim routes and a forum, which brings together an important community of pilgrims.
To be able to participate in the forum you must register, although like the other forums of the Camino de Santiago that we have mentioned, you can consult the older comments without having to provide your data. The information is classified according to the different routes of the Camino de Santiago.
Eroski consumer forum
The Eroski Foundation sponsors a website about the Camino de Santiago that also brings together a significant volume of useful information about pilgrim routes. Here you can find guides, general information about the Compostelana pilgrimage and a forum.
This is another of the pilgrims’ favourite forums, both for those preparing the trip and for those who wish to share their experience. In this forum you can ask specific questions to be answered by other more experienced pilgrims, or you can search among the published threads the answer to your question.
One of the advantages of this forum is that it generates so many comments a day that no question goes unanswered. To participate, you do not need to register, simply enter an email when editing the response.
Buen Camino Editorial forum
Buen Camino Editorial is specialized in the elaboration of guides on the Camino de Santiago and has its own app. However, it has a website where it provides a large volume of free information and a space that functions as a forum for pilgrims.
The activity of this forum may not be as busy as in the previous ones, but it is still an active space. The biggest drawback is that the information is not organized in any particular way.
When you enter, you can leave a new comment or answer a question posed by another pilgrim. You don’t need to register to participate.
Foro Camino is another meeting space between pilgrims that we find quite interesting. The page itself is only a forum and to participate you have to register.
The great advantage of this platform is that it has well-organized information. But it also covers topics where it doesn’t delve into other forums.
For example, the volunteer network or the Caminos de Santiago abroad. Definitely a good page to visit if you do not find the information you are looking for.
Forums for bikegrims
Those pilgrims who go on the Camino de Santiago by bike you can find threads of conversation in the forums we mentioned in the previous sections. However, there are also forums of the Camino de Santiago specialized in two wheels. Here are two of the most active.
This page as indicated by its name is aimed exclusively at cyclists who are considering doing the Camino de Santiago or who have already completed some pilgrim route. The website consists mainly of its forum, although it has some links to an online store where you can buy and rent bikes.
From when you first open the Foro Bicigrino page, your browser invites you to register to participate in the forum. You can read previously posted comments, but previously, you should close the pop-up window, which is quite annoying, by clicking on “No anunciar”.
It’s not one of the most active forums, but it’s lively. Its biggest disadvantage is that the information is not organized. But, without a doubt, it is a space that you should visit if you are a lover of the bicycle and the Camino de Santiago.
The Foro MTB is a forum dedicated to cyclists. It is not specialized in the Camino de Santiago but within the section dedicated to “Rutas de Gran Recorrido” ( Long Distance Routes) has a section specifically on the Camino.
The information is not structured in sections, but has a fairly advanced search engine. On this page you can find a lot of practical information to organize mountain routes.
This is where we finish with our list of forums of the Camino de Santiago. We hope you find it useful to organize your trip to the Camino, either on foot or by bike.
In Santiago Ways, we do not have our forum on the Camino de Santiago available just yet. However, if you leave us a comment in any of the blog posts, our team will be happy to resolve all your doubts.
Finally, just remind you that if you want to save time looking for information about the Camino de Santiago and want to have the advice of a specialized agency, in Santiago Ways we will be happy to help you. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us!