Cycling

Ride a world best cycle route: Camino de Santiago

10 Mar , 2014  

The Way of St James – or the El Camino de Santiago – in Spain has been recognised as one of the most epic bike rides in the world. This is a mighty claim by the leading travel guide book publisher Rough Guides, especially given the many superb bike routes across the globe, but nonetheless […]

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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Le-Puy Route

19 Feb , 2014  

Via Podiensis / Le Puy Route Le Puy-en-Velay, a picturesque French town, is the most popular starting point of the Via Podensis. There are, however, several starting points ranging from Paris to Arles in Southern France. The Le Puy route is 736 km to St Jean Pied de Port in the Pyrenees and takes around […]

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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Camino Frances

13 Feb , 2014  

PART 3: WHICH ROUTE SHOULD I TAKE Summary Primarily the Camino Francés, Portugés and Via Podiensis (Le Puy Route) are more suited to first-time pilgrims as there is a well established infrastructure and clear way marking supporting these routes. The less popular Camino Levante and Via de Plata offer the returning pilgrim new challenges and […]

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Camino Guide Part 2: The Culture of the Camino

10 Feb , 2014  

In chapter 2 of our guide to the Camino, we discuss the language of the regions, food on the Camino, and what public holidays could affect your journey to Santiago. Language Language: Having some knowledge of Spanish will certainly enhance your trip.  The local people with appreciate a few words of Castellano. You should, however, […]

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Camino Guide 1.2: When to go? Walk or Cycle? Where to Stay?

7 Feb , 2014  

When to go on the Camino? From the month of May until September is the most popular time of the year to travel the Camino due to the more comfortable weather conditions. Bear in mind that not all Caminos share the same weather conditions. Travelling in the height of summer on the southern routes is […]

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History of the Camino de Santiago

5 Feb , 2014  

This first part of our serialised guide to the Camino de Santiago answers the key questions to acquaint you with the Camino: What is the Camino? And should you walk the Camino? HISTORY The Camino de Santiago has existed for over 1000 years and dates back to the 8th Century when the remains of St […]

Walking

Simon Reeve’s Pilgrimage – Episode 2

11 Dec , 2013  

Walkers Relaxing

The simple act of walking, stated Simon, is much underrated, now that we all rely on our cars. Too true, and I’m probably guilty of that over-reliance myself. Simon Reeve’s absorbing Pilgrimage series continued on BBC2 last night, and once again I was hooked. The first pilgrim Simon introduced was Ian Broderick. This was, I […]

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Walking to St Michael’s Mount – A Cornish Camino

13 Nov , 2013  

Walking the Cornish Camino Having already enjoyed walking a couple of sections of the French Way in Galicia and La Rioja, it was good to find another part of the many pilgrim trails to Santiago de Compostela closer to home. The short coast to coast section of St Michael’s Way from Lelant to St Michael’s […]

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Camino Frances – Logrono to Burgos

31 Oct , 2013  

Having walked the final stage of the French Way from Sarria to Santiago last year and caught the bug for the Camino, this year we chose to walk from Logrono to Burgos. This section can also be done in a week, though two days of it are pretty tiring, even without carrying your luggage – […]

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My Camino de Santiago – Anna Smith, Crime Novelist

22 Aug , 2013  

I could never describe myself as a huge walker. An eight mile hike is the most I’ve ever done, so the prospect of the Camino de Santiago did make me twitch a little, because the last thing you want is to take this on and find you wimp out half way through. But I made […]

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