How long does it really take to walk to Finisterre?

The question is from 2006, but still valid: I really want to travel on to the ‘end of the world’–and then public transport my way back to Barcelona. But I would like to know, honestly, how many miles is it to Finisterre? How long would it take to make the journey? Read all the answers…

Vegan IS possible on the Camino de Santiago

The post of the forum starts with… Hi everyone! This is a bit long, but bear with me because it’s important.   Something I thought about often while walking the Camino (Frances and Portuguese) was how easy, accessible and delicious it was to eat 100% vegan the whole time (I was even able to eat whole…

How to wash your Gortex Rain Jacket and Pants

The question was simple: OK, I confess….I have never washed them  They don’t really get dirty or sweaty, so I just hose them down, or rinse them in plain water to get mud off the trouser bottoms…. I’m afraid that proper ‘washing’ might destroy the water proofing or breathability of the fabric.I love my rain…

My intended stages on the Camino Primitivo (14 days)

The forum member wrote the following: I’m going to be walking the Primitivo from mid to late September. I was hoping that I could run my stages past you all for comment. Including the Camino Verde (crossing from Primitivo to Norte), I’m intending 14 days. I’ve read through some of the forums and staged it…

Staying fit after the Camino

The question was: I have just finished walking the Camino Frances for the second time. Like last year when I had finished, I am now super fit. At least, my legs are so strong. I love being able to walk up steep hills effortlessly. However, last year, over time, I gradually lost that fitness and…

What about those we leave at home?

The question is from 2012, but still relevant: My beloved is, I realise belatedly, stressed and distressed by my planned pilgrimage. I am taking the Camino Frances in April. We have been together some thirty odd years now and have never been apart for as long as the five weeks or so that it will…

Favourite Francés albergue – quick vote!

One of our forum members decided to create a small survey on the “best” albergues as rated by pilgrims. So how about a little populist fun, not to be taken too seriously… a straw poll of everyone’s one single favourite Camino Frances albergue. I’ve put a few obvious options in to get us started. Hopefully…