1. MatteJa

    Free camping with tent, is it possible? Also a question about nudist beaches

    Hello fellow pilgrims, next summer I will walk the "Camino del Norte", i have two questions for you, any information would be awesome, as I tried to search on Google but there are some misleading information: 1) Is it possible to "free camp with a tent", i mean, set up the tent late afternoon...
  2. MatteJa

    Camino de Santiago from my home (Italy + France + Spain)

    Hello beautiful people. I am writing here to ask you an advice: Next summer I would like to walk from my home (Turin - ITALY) to Santiago, I am already planning the route so if anyone of you did something similar, any info about walking/camping in France is worth its weight in gold to me. I...
  3. G

    Solo Camino - time scale and camping

    Good day kind reader, I've decided to undertake the Camino Francés at the end of March/beginning of April 2018. I won't have any great time constraints as I'll be leaving my job prior to embarking on the journey to work on my writing whilst on the road. I guess my main query is whether there is...
  4. Jeff Crawley

    Been on the Camino? Visiting Scotland?

    Then this may be of interest. Champing - camping in churches! Slighe cheart!
  5. Milly2b

    Sleeping outdoors

    Hello everyone ! Ok so this may be a strange question, but since I am on a tight budget I thought I may as well ask in case others do do this... I'm planning on walking the Camino Frances in 2-3 months and was wondering whether it's possible/legal to sleep outdoors along the way instead of...
  6. Crazy Kiwiman

    Le Puy (or Geneva) to SJPdP in Autumn

    Hi everyone Thanks you so much for all the info I have from your Le Puy threads. I am looking to walk from either Geneva or Le Puy starting at the end of September 2017 - through to SJPdP. I can not find much information about walking at that time of year and am wondering if it will be too...
  7. Colton Andre

    Camping on the Camino?

    Are camping sites at all available along the Camino?
  8. shefollowsshells

    Sleeping with the town floozie in the Basque region

    One of our favorite Camino stories... then the next night she had a few things to say about our bedfellows...
  9. Playful Dread

    Camping Shops in Lisbon (Lisboa)

    Does anyone have any information for reasonably priced Camping/Outdoor Gear Shops in Lisbon? I'm flying into Lisbon in May from Liverpool and I travel light on the plane to avoid excess baggage charges. So I don't travel with things like tent pegs, or walking poles. These are things though...
  10. Kbierstube

    Sleeping outside?

    So, sleeping outside. What are the circumstances that would motivate a pilgrim to do so? Where exactly do pilgrims sleep outside; park bench? Street corner? Random field? Is it possible that I'll need to sleep outside during my Sept 2017 CF?! I'd prefer not to. Do I have alternatives? Tia!
  11. Amanda___

    Camino del Norte, April-May 2017

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum/camino, and am looking to take on the Camino del Norte starting in mid-April and ending late May. I'm 23 and hike pretty regularly, do you think finishing this route in 5 weeks is realistic (starting at the beginning in Irun)? I've also read on some of the forums...
  12. K

    Camping on the Primitivo/Ingles in April or May

    Hi All, I walked two of the Caminos a year ago and absolutely loved it but had a terrible time sleeping in the albergues. Despite ear plugs and even sleeping pills the reality is I am just a light sleeper. I can not afford to book hotels or private rooms the whole trip so was thinking of...
  13. Sebastian Smetham

    Camping and animals?

    Hi. We have just joined the page so hi! Seeing that there are lots of helpful first hand informants we hope you can help us. We will walk from Seville in mid February camping along the way as we did the camino Frances and other routes. We have picked up that the bulls/cows/cattle are...
  14. G

    Starting the CdelNorte late July, some questions

    Dear Everyone, I am new to the forum, but not totally new to the Camino concept (as I walked the Frances 12 years...OMG...12 yers ago). This year I will walk the Norte starting in Irun, and have some questions. 1. I will walk mostly during August (starting in 3 weeks) . Is August considered to...
  15. long trails

    Camping on the Frances - My experience

    I finished up in Santiago two days ago and took a train to Vigo (nice place) and now in Porto, enjoying the lovely food! Sorry, one of my main gripes about the Camino Frances is the lack of variety in food. Portugal seems much more accepting of foreign food places! I camped only four times in...
  16. Kimberley Hall

    Newbie in need of advice!

    Hi All, I'm so excited I booked my flights yesterday to walk the Camino del Norte starting from Bilbao in September this year. It's been a dream for many years. I have done my research on the different routes and as this is the least walked I have chosen this one. I'll be doing the walk alone...
  17. hecate105

    Oaky's Grand Tour

    We undertook a strange pilgrimage - starting in Sintra, Portugal and ending at the enigmatic Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. On the Uk portion of the Camino our dog insisted on coming with us, despite the fact that we were cycling. This is his version of events... My blog on the link below shows...
  18. Madonna supertramp

    Cycling the Camino del norte In January 2016

    hello fellow pilgrims! its not a while ago Ive cycled the CF starting from pamplona! and Im willing to cycle another route before getting stuck in the city now living in Barcelona Id want to cycle Camino san juan de la peña (Barcelona-Santa Cilia de la Jaca) so I will be close enough to Irun...
  19. Pathfinder075

    Wild camping and legal alternatives

    Is their an alternative to wild camping for those that have to wild camp out of necessity? Do certain albergue allow a person to pitch a tent outside rather than sleep inside. Through necessity i cant sleep in shared sleeping space, and am not rich enough to afford hotels. Also from what ive...
  20. CowboyJoe


    I've read where there are no convenient campgrounds along the Camino, but has anyone taken an ultra-light tent and free camped? Is that allowed in Spain? If so, what has your experience been? Thank you, heading out in late May, 2016!