Tips for Pilgrims

Your pilgrimage to Santiago will be an incredible life experience. In talking with anyone who has walked the Camino, you will find their personal journey is unique and in many cases life changing. Forget the cares of everyday life cycles and step into a trek that is over 1200 years old. You will be sharing the path historically with millions and in your year over a 150,000 pilgrims. Plan as much of your journey by reading books, surfing websites and talking to pilgrims, but be aware that your own pilgrimage is far more than boots and bags.

Where to start? There are specific statistics that show percentages of pilgrims from many different starting points. Sometimes your starting point may be dictated by how much time you have for the walk. In order to receive the Compostela, you have to walk at least from Serria (100 kms.) The way from St Pied de Port/Roncevalles is 500 miles or a little more. From the French side you start the trek with a grueling hike over the Pyrenees.  From Roncevalles just on the Spanish side is a very popular starting point. What ever our starting point , know that many people make their pilgrimage in stages over a couple years.

Study our FAQs page and follow our links to get grasp on the necessities you’ll need.

How much money
How much time
Medical information
Your feet
Time of the year
Where to stay
What to eat
Pilgrims passport and stamping
Cool sites along the camino

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