A day in the life of a Camino de Santiago Pilgrim can differ a lot from your normal habits. From waking up early to sharing your stories with complete strangers, today we’ll explain what a day on the Camino de Santiago looks like.
Whether you prefer light walks or a more challenging route, the company of other pilgrims or the solitude of the Camino, walks by the beach or green mountain paths... there's a Camino de Santiago for you. Today we detail the most popular Camino de Santiago routes so you can choose the one that suits you the most.
Thousands of pilgrims walk the Camino de Santiago every year, but if you're not familiar with the Route you might have some questions about it: Where do I start? What's the most popular route? How much do I walk each day?
Today we answer the most common concerns pilgrims might have before starting their Camino de Santiago
It all begins when you type Camino de Santiago into Google. Many of you will feel overwhelmed with so much information from so many different sources.
Don't worry, pilgrims. We're here to help you find useful information about one of the most important things: the contents of your backpack. What you wear and what's inside you backpack will constitute all of your worldly possessions while walking to Santiago. We're going to make sure that you're as best prepared as possible: whether you've decided to walk with your own backpack or if you've decided to forego worrying and enjoy the Camino without it, thanks to our Transfer Rucksack service.
Which route to choose, what to do with your backpack, how to send your bicycle, what to bring...Today we're offering 10 tips to plan your route and enjoy the Camino as much as possible.
Autumn is a quiet season when the daily rhythm of life returns to normal. The Camino de Santiago also follows this trend and, after the thousands of pilgrims in the summer, the routes calm down in the coming months.
If you're looking for a relaxed Camino, without crowds, more at your own leisure, this may be your best option. You'll just have to organize your route and your equipment very well. Here are some tips for travelling the Camino in autumn and some things to do during this season.
An increasing number of people are deciding to experience the Camino de Santiago with their best friend: their dog. Our colleague, Conchi Moreno Saiz and her dog, Draco, did the Camino Francés from O Cebreiro. Here you can find some advices and suggestions for both of you enjoy together the experience of the Camino.
¡Buen Camino! This is our wish at Correos! – that pilgrims can fully enjoy their Camino and discover new places, histories, people and experiences through our postcards.
We transfer your rucksack
So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago
We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.
Bicycle transportation services
We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point
Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.
For everything you want in or out of your rucksack
With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.
So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino
Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.
Stamping Your Credential
So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport
Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.
Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago
Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!
You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you.
Lockers in Santiago
So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city
Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.
To help you with anything you may need
We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.