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  1. M

    My experience walking with my 10 year old son

    Hi everyone, We just came back from our Camino last week and are still getting used to our new /old routine.. We walked from Astorga to Santiago and then on to Finisterre from where we took the bus back to Santiago. Altogether it took us 15 days. Apart from the initial hick-up at Madrid airport...
  2. T

    Walking with a Nine-Year-Old

    In July I completed the Camino Frances with my nine-year-old daughter, Sohee. We walked from SJDPP to Santiago in 41 days, including about five rest days. I relied on this forum for help with planning our trip, and I’d like to help add something meaningful for other would-be parents in return...
  3. W

    Young Family Choosing a Camino for mid-November

    My wife and I want to take our baby (he'll be 4 months old by then) along a Camino for ~2 weeks starting in mid-November. Initially, we were going to walk the Camino Portugues, but I have concerns about the amount of road walking between Lisbon-Porto, and potentially cold wet weather between...
  4. Bob Rob

    Traveling with a toddler on Camino Frances.

    We just fished a blog of our adventure on the Camino de Santiago with our 2 year-old toddler. We offer some suggestions about certain sections that were challenging and dangerous so that others who choose to travel with their toddler will be aware of and the type of stroller we used...
  5. FinnOz

    looking for your experiences of Camino Francés dec/jan

    Hi lovely people, What are your experiences during these months (dec/jan) over this route starting from SJPP? I understand the route de Napoléon will be closed? What is the route Valcarlos Route to Roncesvalle like? Is this the roughest part of the walk weather wise? Would the Camino del Norte...
  6. G

    Backpacks for children

    For those who have walked with children - what backpacks did they use? My boys will be very tall 9 and 12 year olds. Have had a bit of a look on-line, the ones for under 10's don't seem to have much support and it looks like the 12 y.o might need to look at adult bags but the smaller sizes are...
  7. J

    Camino with children

    I walked the Camino in 2014 with 2 off my daughters and had wonderful time/experience. My grandson had been begging to go. If i decide to take him he would be 10/11. Has anyone walked with child/ren? Thank you Jen
  8. Katherine Fugate

    Help with Sarria to Santiago with a 10 year old.

    Hello, I have lurked here for months readying for our Camino and thank you all for your generous posts and comments that have helped far more people than you know beyond the original poster. I, a single mom, have 10 days to walk from Sarria to Santiago with my 10 year old daughter. From your...
  9. robelford

    Walking with 12 year-old son

    Hello, I am thankful for this forum and have learned much. My 12 year-old son and I plan to leave SJPDP on 29 May 2017, with 42 days available for walking. Does anyone have experience walking with a child about that age? Any lessons learned? We have been training regularly and he is very keen to...
  10. M

    Camino-themed Baby Names For English Speaker

    Hello Pilgrims, My wife and I did the Camino Frances in 2014 and both still think about the experience every day. It has shaped the way we live our life, and we are both actively seeking out our next opportunity to return to the Camino. In the meantime, we are expecting our first child this...
  11. G

    Walking with children

    Hi, My husband and I are planning to take our 9 and 12 yer old sons on the Camino next March - a first for all of us! I would love to get advice or hear of experiences of walking with children - either your own or kids you have met along the way in your own travels. We only have a month so...
  12. 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...
  13. Thetravelingfamily

    Family of four preparing for 3rd Camino Trek

    Hello All! As we prepare for our third trek across the Camino, I wanted to get ideas and thoughts on how the Camino Frances Route has changed in the past few years. We covered the first 250 miles with our then 6 and 8 year old (2011). Then we returned with our 8 and 10 year old (2013) to over...
  14. heatherrnw

    Walking with children informational group

    Hello! I have created a group in Facebook exclusively for those who are looking for information on walking the Camino with children. I have added many links from discussions on this group so they are in one place and easy to find. This has been one of the best resources for information on...
  15. P

    Newbie Questions

    We are planning to hike the Camino Frances as a family (2 adults, 2 girls age 11 and 13) in 4 stages over 4 years, starting in July, 2017. We are aware that this is the high season, but unfortunately that's the time when we are able to go. In our normal lives, we are reasonably active but not...
  16. Anylu

    Camino Frances vs Camino Invierno March (Child 2-year-old)

    Camino Frances vs Camino Invierno (March) Last year my husband left Leon for Santiago starting March 1, and this year we will be joining my 2-year-old daughter and myself. (We leave Leon on March 1). We go in relaxed plan walking as the weather allows us, in case of a very bad we plan to enjoy...
  17. Steve Hackman

    Albergues & Children

    Hi all, will be doing my second camino this April 2017 with my wife and parents but will also be bringing my 6 yr old. When I did the camino in 2015 I didn't see any children so I am curious whether I need to pay for the evening for my young one? He's just going to end up sleeping in mine or...
  18. T

    camino De Santiago with 3 year old

    Im a single mum thinking about doing the Camino de Santiago with my 3 year old daughter (just us two) in June/july 2017. I'm prepared to take it slower then the average pilgrim and take longer to do it in total! Am I totally crazy? any tips/ advice?
  19. C

    Booking hotels in Advance for May

    Hello! My husband and I met on the Camino Frances 4 years ago and now are planning to do the Coastal Portuguese Way in May 2017, carrying our then one year old daughter. As we will have a baby with us, we are planning to stay in hotels along the way rather than hostels. I think we should plan...
  20. B

    Camino with a 1.5 year old May/June 2017

    Hi, My husband and I and our little girl (she will be 1.5 years old at the time of walking the camino) are thinking of walking to camino in mid May/mid June 2017. We love to hike and she loves being in the hiking carrier now but might be a bit different as a toddler! We are planning to take...