What is a good backpack size for the Camino de Santiago?

Camino de Santiago Backpack
Camino de Santiago Backpack

The question was:

Since I’ve decided that I will alternate between albergues/refugios and hotels, I’ll now need to pack a sleeping bag as well, right? Therefore, if I consider minimal clothing, a tiny first aid kit, food, water, and a sleeping bag, how many cubic inches should I be looking at?

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2 Replies to “What is a good backpack size for the Camino de Santiago?”

  1. I used 38+5 l backpack (38 liters is app. 2300 cubic inches) and it provided me with more space then required. You could walk with even smaller one comfortably.
    I needed to use  the summer sleeping bag (very small one) several times in albergues, and did not use sleeping pad at all.

  2. For me, 30 liters was plenty. Started in Roncesvalles in early May, used a lightweight compressible sleeping bag. No need for a sleeping mat on the Francés.

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