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Differences Between The Camino Frances and The Le Puy Way

2 Dec , 2014  

Having gained my Compostela on the Camino Frances in July 2011, I walked a section of the Camino Le Puy in 2014. Here are my thoughts on the differences between the two pilgrim trails. The Camino Le Puy is a much quieter route than the Camino Frances. It is a less travelled route compared to […]

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To walk or cycle the Camino?

30 Oct , 2014  

The Camino can be walked or cycled, and though walking is the most popular way to travel, there are many people who cycle. Walking Pros: Traditional pilgrim experience. Time to take in the sites and environment. The best way to experience the camaraderie of the Camino. All paths are suitable for walkers. More sociable. Cons: […]

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The Best Places to Walk in September

11 Aug , 2014  

Isn’t it great how you can see the same landscape in a variety of seasons and have a completely new experience each time. (That experience can change by the hour in Scotland – so if you really want to see four seasons in one day, you know where to go!) Every season brings it’s joys, […]

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Camino Guide Part 4: How to travel to the Camino de Santiago

31 Mar , 2014  

Please note, as of 2015 we have an updated Camino guide available. Download the full guide here, or access travel information on our more up to date blog. Part 4: Travel Information It is easy to access the Camino de Santiago; no matter where you are travelling from. With so many different Caminos on offer, […]

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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Via de la Plata

25 Mar , 2014  

The Via de la Plata is one of the longest alternatives to the Camino Francés. The route begins in Seville and is a 1000km long journey to Santiago de Compostela. It offers the pilgrim a long and rather secluded walk from Andalucía to the very north of Spain in Galicia. Once at Astorga in Galicia […]

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Camino Guide Part 3: Which Pilgrimage Route? – Camino Aragonés and Camí de Sant Jaume

11 Mar , 2014  

This serialised instalment of our comprehensive Guide to the Camino de Santiago focuses on the Camino Aragonés from the Pyrenees and the Catalan route, the Camí de Sant Jaume. Camino Aragonés The Camino Aragonés begins high in the Pyrenees at Somport on the French-Spanish Border. The route descends from the Pyrenees to the town of […]

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Walking the Camino – The first day from St Jean to Roncesvalles

20 Dec , 2013  

When starting out on the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela people’s thoughts often turn to the first day’s walking from St Jean to Roncesvalles.   It has almost gained infamous status as a daunting barrier to doing the route at all.   As soon as people find out that there […]

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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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Diary of a Pilgrimage

7 Jun , 2013  

Camino Frances

Liz Gill began her walk of the famous Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela with Macs Adventure in April 2013. Liz and her companion Maureen (known as Mo) chose to walk the final stage from Sarria to Santiago through Galicia’s beautiful landscapes. Walking the ancient pilgrims’ path, the 8th Century Camino de Santiago, […]

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