Do I need to walk the last 100km on the same trip to get the compostela?

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

This is an often asked question that until recently has been answered with a “Yes”, but now things seems to have changed.

Read all about what our Camino de Santiago forum member JohnnieWalker has to say about this (he volunteers at the Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela).

4 Replies to “Do I need to walk the last 100km on the same trip to get the compostela?”

  1. You need to walk the last 100km in order to qualify for your Compostela…but not all in one day!!!!!!  Normal walking day is about between 20 – 25km per day.  Good luck it is a wonderful experience and great scenery.

    1. I agree, I guess the question was (I might not have been too clear)… if you could walk 2 days, then go home… then come back a few months later and finish…and then get the compostela? ..it seems the answer is yes. 🙂

  2. I finished my second camino this year. The first (Camino Frances) I did in one go in 2006 so no problem getting my compostela. This year I had a different experience at the pilgrim office. For our second camino, my friend and I walked the Camino del Norte over a five year period, a week at a time from 2007 to 2011, picking up where we left off each year. When we arrived at the pilgrim office in Santiago we were challenged because it wasn’t all on the same trip. They did actually gave me my compostela in the end (“because I was polite”) but my more argumentative friend was denied his. Seems harsh as he’d devoted five years to walking the whole thing. Pleased to have the clarification though for a third camino.  

  3. Did the Camino with wife, Cathy, and ,son, Brian, experience ir a lifetime.

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