Search 60,048 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Camino Maps
A collection of Camino Maps from the Camino Forum Store
Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery

Long legs


I've never tried this long a walk before, done lots of day hikes and stuff, but never something like this, and I was wondering what it was like doing 40-50 kms in a day. Is it possible? I'm in good physical shape, but not quite sure what kind of long distances I'm able to travel on a regular basis.
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.


Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
In 2002 when I walked the camino Frances with two friends (74yrs & 56yrs) we managed ± 30kms per day very comfortably and didn't feel as though we were missing out on any of the sights. Many churches, museums - even shops - close between 12pm and 4pm for siesta anyway so we just ambled on until we decided to stop. We are all used to walking marathons and ultra-marathons so 30kms was easy for us.
Some pilgrims who were doing 15km to 20kms a day thought we were crazy! But, it is all relative to your fitness level, what you are used to walking and what is comfortable for the individual.
There were a few pilgrims who race-walked past us - doing up to 60kms per day. We thought they were crazy!!
Let your body dictate how fast or how far to walk. You will soon get into a rhythm and when you are in your 'Zone' you will be surprised at how easy the walking becomes.
Just don't rush it and injure yourself.

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 105 ratings
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings

Similar threads

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources