Planning your Camino – about letting go

Travel to the Camino

The question/comment was:

I will be doing my first Camino in September. I am an organised person, and I have been organising this journey for some time. I like to know what’s coming up, and plan for it.

But come the time when I take my first steps from SJPP, I want to let go. I want to let the path take me where it will. I don’t want to know what’s ahead. I want the way to surprise me. What excites me about doing the Camino is the thought of letting go…

Am I crazy?

Read the interesting conversation on not over planning your Camino de Santiago in our Camino forum here.

Can I just wing it?

The question was:

I’ve wanted to hike el camino for many years but every time I begin to research, I get overwhelmed with all the information I find. If I just arrive in Irun, can I start hiking without much prior research? I have a hard time wanting to read about the route. I just want to walk it. I speak fluent Spanish and I’m not shy to ask my way around. I also already have the CSJ guides for the entire ruta del norte.
Any simple suggestions or bare basic things that I shouldn’t forget or must do before I come?

Read the good advice on walking the Camino with no or little planning.