Frequently asked questions
Is the Camino a religious trip?
Do I need to be fit to hike the Camino?
You do not need to be an athlete but you do need to be fit enough to hike an average of 20 km (12.5 miles) a day, sometimes we will walk a little less. Any reasonably fit person can accomplish this journey.
As a prepartion for your trip we advise you to already start walking short distances three times a week building up to longer distances. After that you should be able to walk 20 to 25 km a day with a light backpack.
How big is the group?
Do I need to carry my own backpack?
No, not necessarily. This is a decision you can make yourself. Included in the Go Camino package is the baggage transportation service of one bag. Keep in mind that there is not always a lift in your accommodation. You can carry a lighter daypack during the day.
What do I need to take on this trip?
What about accommodation?
Where do we eat?
We enjoy a breakfast at the hotel. Lunch may be a picnic on the side of the road or in a café / bar or restaurant. Dinner (starting from 10-20 euros) is usually a meal where you sit down with other pilgrims in a communual setting. Often these are three course meals with wine, bread and water included. The areas where we walk have fantastic local cuisine, especially in Galicia where you can eat delicious pulpo or octopus. Let us know in advance if you have any food allergies.
What if I get blisters and I can’t walk?
Do we have to walk together as a group ?
You are entirely free to choose: walk at your own pace, alone or with other fellow pilgrims.
Pilgrims often change walking partners from day to day. You can start by walking with me (I leave early in the Summer). If you like to sleep a little longer, take more time to look around in the villages and towns or wait until a museum opens that is fine. We are always reachable by phone.
We would appreciate it if the group would gather at the end of the day once we’ve checked in so we can discuss the itinerary for the next day. It is important that every pilgrim has enough space to enjoy the experience of the spiritual landscape on this beautiful centuries old trail.
What if I want to visit a town or an attraction which is off the Camino trail?
What do we do after we have checked into our accommodation?
What is a ‘credential’?
Wat is a ‘Compostela’ ?
Does everyone need to participate in the digital detox?
What happens when we arrive in Santiago ?
It’s a beautiful thing when we walk to Santiago as a group on the last day but if this is not possible then we can agree to meet for a photo-shoot. After checking we can go to the pilgrim office to get your Compostela. There is also a pilgrim museum which is really worth a visit. Every Friday, at 19.30 there is the swinging of the Botafumeiro censer through the cathedral. As this is our last evening together, it would be nice if we could raise a glass to celebrate the accomplishment.
The next day you can decide the agenda yourself, perhaps walking in the narrow streets or booking an excursion to Finisterre – the end of the world – for a nice end of this magical Camino.
I can’t find my questions / How do I contact you ?
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