Tips from our postmen

Tips from our postmen

tips from postman

The postman's tips for the Camino de Santiago

Here at Correos we have been travelling these caminos over 300 years to get to every town and home. We do about 700.000 km. daily (that's like touring the world 17 times!!) to get to each and every corner of Spain and we have over 2.000 post offices throughout the country.

So, who better than our mailmen who are close to the Camino de Santiago and travel it daily to help you out and answer you doubts. Here you can read their answer to some of the most FAQ's from pilgrims. Besides, on each stage's information you will find suggestions on what to do, see or eat at each place to really enjoy your Camino.

What should you pack for the Camino de Santiago?

Isabel Martínez
Isabel Martínez Correos Burgos
What to pack shall depend on the kilometres you wish to cover, the days you will have for the Camino, and whether you are going to carry your luggage or have us transfer it for you. If you decide to walk carrying your rucksack, take just the basics, you can wash your clothes at hostels and other places. If you prefer, we may carry your rucksack for you; you can leave us a suitcase or rucksack without having to worry about the weight. Whichever decision you make, you can find useful information here to pack the basics.


How do I know when my backpack is being collected or delivered?

You will receive an email with a notification whenever your luggage has been collected and when it has been delivered. In order to be notified you have to hang the tag with your details that you will receive with your booking confirmation on your backpack. If you do not hang that tag, we will not be able to notify you when it is collected or delivered. Remember that our staff will go and collect your luggage from 8am and will deliver it to your next accommodation before 2.30pm.


What is the Compostela? Where do I collect it?

Pilar MIguélez
Pilar MIguélez Correos Santiago

The Compostela is a document issued by Santiago Cathedral to certify that pilgrims have completed the Way of Saint James. You can collect it at the Pilgrim's Office at rúa Carretas, very close to the Praza do Obradoiro. If you wish to obtain it, you need to show your Credencial or Pilgrim’s Passport with the stamps to prove that you have covered the last 100 kilometres on foot or 200 by bicycle. When you approach the offices to obtain your Compostela, the staff will ask you if you have done the Camino for religious, religious and cultural, or only cultural reasons. The Compostela will be given if your reasons fall into the first two categories. If you have done the Camino for cultural reasons, they will give you a different certificate. After the joy of reaching the Obradoiro, we recommend that you leave your rucksack in our lockers (150 metres away, at Rúa do Franco) so that you can visit the Cathedral and collect your Compostela and move around unburdened.


If I cycle the Camino, how do I send my bicycle back?

José Doce
José Doce Correos Fene

If you have decided to cycle the Camino, once you get to Santiago or to your final destination, you need not worry about your bicycle on your onward plane, train or bus journey - Correos sends you your bicycle back home. In Santiago, we have our offices at Rúa do Franco 4, very close to the Cathedral, and you can leave it there as soon as you arrive, so that you can go around Santiago unburdened. We send your bicycle neatly packaged and insured. Here you can find all details. By the way, if you prefer to do the Camino without having to carry your pannier bag, you can leave your luggage with us and we will transfer it from one section to the next, according to your plans.


Where do pilgrims usually start the Camino de Santiago?

Mª Jesús Vera
Mª Jesús Vera Correos Quiroga

You can decide where you want to start the Camino. First you have to choose the Route you want to take: the French Way, the Northern Way, the Primitive Way, etc... if you want to finish in Santiago or elsewhere, and see how many days you have.

Pilgrims choose different places as their starting points for the Camino; those on the French Way tend to depart from Saint Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles, or further down the Camino in places closer to Santiago such as Sarria, O Cebreiro, the province of León (Astorga, Ponferrada, Sahagún or León), Pamplona or Burgos. For the Portuguese Way, pilgrims usually leave from Porto or Tui; those on the English Way, from Ferrol, and those on the Primitive Way, from Oviedo. Here you can have a look at all the routes and see how you can get to each starting point.


How can you get to Finisterre?

Santi Vidal
Santi Vidal Correos of Bertamiráns

Once having reached Santiago, many pilgrims want to go to Fisterra to see the Kilometre Zero and the sunset over our Land’s End. You can get there on foot walking 5 more sections, around 100 km, following the Way to Fisterra, or you can go by bus or hire a tour at a travel agent. If you take the bus, please beware that the last bus back to Santiago is at 19:00. If you want to watch the sunset, you will most likely have to spend the night there.


What is the best time to do the Camino?

Ana Isabel Gómez Correos Santo Domingo de la Calzada

You can do the Camino any time of the year, though you must take into account that some hostels close during the winter, so just make sure that you find alternative accommodation. That is why, together with enjoying better weather, most pilgrims prefer to walk from Easter to October.


Can I do the Camino alone? Is it safe?

Pilar Díez
Pilar Díez Correos Bembibre 

Many pilgrims decide to do the Camino alone, and, in fact, those who do so tend to recommend the experience. The Way is safe, there are thousands of pilgrims on it every year and there are no relevant issues. Besides, depending on the time of the year, there are many people on the Way, with similar schedules, so you will never be truly alone. In fact, it is actually an opportunity to meet many different people.


Do you really need to get to Santiago de Compostela?

Juan Carlos Ruiz
Juan Carlos Ruiz Correos Puente La Reina-Gares

If you want to do the Camino, you need not end in Santiago. You can choose any point on the route. In fact, you can get your Compostela if you do the different sections at different times, the only thing you have to accredit if you are walking is that you have walked all the different sections in the last 100 km leading to Santiago.


Is the signage good on all Caminos?

Pepe Claro
Pepe Claro Correos Mondoñedo

All Caminos have good signage with the ubiquitous yellow arrow that you will see on the floor, on stones, trees, etc. In Galicia, there are milestones every kilometre telling you where you are and how many kilometres are left, although since the beginning of 2016 those milestones are being changed for other types of signage.


Are the Original / Primitive Way and the Northern Way as well catered for as the French Way?

Celestino y Aurora Gómez Fernández
Celestino y Aurora Gómez Fernández Correos de Tineo & Grado

The number of pilgrims who decide to follow routes other than the French Way has increased in recent years, in particular, those departing from the Basque Country or Asturias. These Caminos are properly signalled with yellow arrows and have hostels and other types of accommodation along the Way. Both were listed in 2015 as UNESCOs World Heritage Sites.


Do I need to be fit to do the Camino? How many kilometres does one have to cover per day?

Amparo Fernández
Amparo Fernández Correos A Fonsagrada

The Camino is suitable for everyone because you can adapt the route to your own capabilities. Even though sections tend to be set and cover on average around 25 kilometres per day, pilgrims may adapt the route to their own physical condition. There are pilgrims who cover 10 kilometres per day while others walk two sections in one go. We see many senior citizens and families with children enjoying their holidays on the Camino. It is true that our rucksack transfer services between sections help people who may not carry heavy loads due to back problems, or who simply wish to be more comfortable. Now you can walk unburdened!


What is a Holy Year? When is the next one?

Daniel Calvo
Daniel Calvo Correos Padrón

A Holy Year, also known as Año Santo Jacobeo or Xacobeo is the year when the day of Saint James, July 25th, falls on a Sunday. This happens every 6, 5, 6 and 11 years. During a Holy Year, the plenary indulgence is given to all pilgrims visiting Santiago Cathedral and praying or attending mass, after receiving the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist. On those particular years, Santiago Cathedral opens the Porta Santa or Holy Door to allow pilgrims inside the cathedral. The next Holy Year will be 2027.


Where do pilgrims sleep? What are hostels like? Do they offer bed linen? Can I book my bed?

Teresa López
Teresa López Correos Portomarín

Although traditionally pilgrims used to sleep in public hostels, the range of options for accommodation on the Camino has increased over the years: there are plenty of hostels, boarding houses, hotels, holiday cottages... To choose the best option, you need to consider that public hostels are usually cheaper, but you cannot book them and they work on a first-come-first-served basis; some also have a closing time in the evening. Other hostels boarding houses, hotels, etc. do admit booking and you can return to your room anytime you like. Hostels tend to have large rooms with bunk beds, shared bathrooms and some common room or kitchen. If you are going to use them, do not forget your sleeping bag (although some offer bed linen) and ear plugs, in case somebody snores.

If you don't know where to sleep on your next Camino de Santiago, on our website you can find all the hostels and other accommodations of each Jacobean Route: Hostels and accommodation along Camino Francés, Hostels and accommodation along Camino Portugués, Hostels and accommodation along Camino Primitivo, Hostels and accommodation along Camino del Norte, Hostels and accommodation along Camino Inglés, Hostels and accommodation along Camino a Fisterra y Muxía, Hostels and accommodation along Vía de la Plata, Hostels and accommodation along Camino Sanabrés, Hostels and accommodation along Camino de Invierno, Hostels and accommodation along Camino Mozárabe.


What about lunch?

José Rey
José Rey Correos of O Carballiño 

If you leave early in the morning, you will finish most sections before the afternoon and you can eat in the place where the section ends. Many restaurants on the Camino have the so-called “Menú del Peregrino” (Pilgrim's Menu) and they offer discounts if you show your Credencial. Some hostels have a kitchen, so there is also the option of buying food and cooking it there. If you are taking it easy with the Camino and you do not manage to finish the walk before lunchtime, many villages and towns have restaurants and cafeterias where you can order food and drinks. Still, make sure that you carry enough water with you in the morning for the Camino and, if possible, some fruit, nuts or energy foods in case you feel hungry while you are walking.


Are there any tips to prevent foot blisters?

Mª Angeles Frías Correos Castro Urdiales

There are all sorts of tips to avoid blisters. The first tip is not to use new footwear; you have to break it in first. Footwear should fit perfectly, neither too loose or too tight. Wear socks that favour transpiration and that are seamless. Some pilgrims claim it is better to wear two pairs of socks, others that they lubricate their feet well in the morning before they leave, with specific products that you can buy at any pharmacy. Some even use Vaseline or menthol-based cream used for colds. After that, you have to let your feet breath as soon as you can take a break. And if you still get blisters, you can dip your feet in lukewarm water with salt and vinegar. That, and piercing through the blister with a sterilised needle.


Comments
Shellie
Hello We are traveling first to Paris then taking train to StJean Pied de Port to begin our Camino journey. We will be carrying our backpacks but we also will have 2 suitcases which we would like to send from St Jean Pied de Port to Logronos. What is the best plan to be able to send luggage ahead.
21-04-2024

Sheena Banfield
As one of our accommodations is not on your list, and it may not have an access code for your use, can we leave our luggage in Astorga Correos which is close by?
17-04-2024

El camino con correos
Yes, you can leave your luggage at the post office. Buen Camino!
17-04-2024

Sheena Mazarire
Hola. I am walking Camino del Norte from Soto del Barco to Santiago de Compostela in May and I want to book my rucksack with Correos. I am staying in Hotel el Parador in Soto del Barco on 10 May and I want my mochila to be picked up on 11 May at this hotel. However I am not able to book this on your website because my hotel is not on the list of accommodation. Please help. Sheena Mazarire
14-04-2024

El camino con correos
Please send us at paqmochila@correos.com the details of the accommodation and we will include it in our list. Buen Camino!
15-04-2024

Kevin Wttewaall
Hello, I have booked your service from Sarria, to Santiago. I do not have a printer to print the baggage tag. How can I include the pickup and drop off points on my bag? Can I write it with a pen? First pickup is on April 15th.
12-04-2024

El camino con correos
Don't worry. Write your destinations in pen. If you do not have a Correos envelope or label, please write that the collecting company is Correos. Thank you and Buen Camino!
15-04-2024

John
Hi we are walking the Camino from Astorga - Sarria in September and want to use Camino Correos Paq mochila for transfer of 1 backpack from Astorga to Sarria. We hope to finish in Sarria from O'cebreiro at lunchtime on Sunday the 29th September. We have to get a bus at 4.20pm on the Sunday from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela for our flight so will not be staying in Sarria. Is there any safe alternative place that you know of, where our luggage can be left for us to pick up after we have finished walking on Sunday 29th? Thanks , Regards, John Blunden
11-04-2024

El camino con correos
Hi John! In Sarria we can drop it off at Cafetería Polo. Buen Camino!
12-04-2024

isabella
Hello, I will be staying hotels in smaller villages a few kms from the camino norte route. Is it still possible to have my bag collected and delivered to these places? Thank you.
09-04-2024

El camino con correos
The accommodation has to be on the itinerary of the Camino. If you want, send us to paqmochila@correos.com the accommodations with the addresses and we will confirm. Buen Camino!
12-04-2024

Brock Butler
Hi, We are walking from Bilbao to Santander . The accomodation in Santander is an Airbnb and will not have a facility to accept luggage. Is there an alternative place in Santander where luggage can be left , such as a luggage locker perhaps?
06-04-2024

El camino con correos
Hi! We can offer you the Santander Post Office. Buen Camino!
09-04-2024

Ais
Hi there can i book 6 bags per stage ( for 6 people) or do we need to each book individually? thanks Aisling
04-04-2024

El camino con correos
Hi! You can make a single reservation for all six packages. Buen Camino!
09-04-2024

aisling
Hi there Can you let me know how much it costs per bag delivery between stages? does it depend on the amount of bag lifts or is it same cost no matter how many , We are doing Santiago to Finisterre thanks Aisling
04-04-2024

El camino con correos
Hi! The price varies according to the route and number of backpacks. The cost of transferring a backpack from Santiago to Fisterra is 30 euros. Buen Camino!
09-04-2024

Christine Morrison
Hi. I am going to book the service from Roncesvalles to Santiago. Is it possible to send a small suitcase (or wheeled duffel bag) rather than a backpack?
02-04-2024

El camino con correos
Yes, of course. You can send a small suitcase. Buen Camino!
03-04-2024

David
I am looking to use the paq peregrino service to send my luggage ahead to Santiago but it looks like many Correos are closed on weekends. I am flying into Madrid on a Saturday and starting the Camino from Leon, are there any Correos open on a Saturday in Madrid or any way to do this so I don't have to wait until Monday to send my luggage ahead?
30-03-2024

El camino con correos
If you order online, we can pick it up at the address you specify. The contracting link is this: https://www.correos.es/es/es/particulares/ocio-y-viajes/haz-el-camino-de-santiago-con-correos/envio-de-maletas
01-04-2024

Patrick Durkan
I want to add an extra rucksack to my booking.How do I do it ?Already on day 1 .
30-03-2024

El camino con correos
You have two options: Simply make a new booking. Or cancel the one you have and make a new booking with all your luggage. Buen Camino!
01-04-2024

Marianne
Hallo. Is it possible to post a large suitcase from Madrid to Santiago? What will the cost be roughly?
24-03-2024

El camino con correos
Yes, of course. You have all info at https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/transfer-luggage
25-03-2024

Jeanette
Hullo there Can you pick up a backpack from an air b and b and take it to a hostel in the next town ?
20-03-2024

El camino con correos
Hi! It is possible to do the service in an airbnb if you have an access code so that we can pick you up. Buen Camino!
22-03-2024

Mary Molloy
Hi, we are starting our Camino in Porto on the 1st of April, we are doing the Portuguese central route to Valenca, over 6 days. Do you transfer luggage on this route? There will be 8 or 9 cases to transport. Also do you provide transport for people?
20-03-2024

El camino con correos
Sorry but Correos only operates in Spain and we only transport bags. Buen Camino!
22-03-2024

Wasyl Cajkler
Hello We are walking from Leon to Ponferrada, but taking six days from 4 April 2024, to do it in shorter hikes! On your online pages, I have been indicated a Correo price of 64 euros for two pieces of luggage. Would this be sufficient this to cover six transfers for the following six days? 1. Leon to Albergue la Huella, San Martín del Camino 2. San Martín del Camino to Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias 3. Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias to Posada Real Casa de Tepa, Astorga 4. Astorga to Rabanal del Camino (La Candela) 5. Rabanal to La Trucha del Arco Iris, El Acebo de San Miguel 6. El Aceba to Ponferrada Plaza. Thank you for your help. I will book this as soon as possible.
19-03-2024

El camino con correos
Hello, that's right. Buen Camino!
22-03-2024

Mark Mclaughlan
Hi I see Via de la Plata is included in the Camino list for backpack delivery service, but a comment above requesting last year (2023) if available from Seville along the VdlP and El camino con Correos reply is not available, is it still not available or possible now in 2024? Thank you.
18-03-2024

El camino con correos
Hi Mark. Sorry, but no. In that Camino is available from Ourense. Buen Camino!
19-03-2024

sue
Hi we are starting walking from Mayor Suites in Sans sebastian on june 10th with five pieces of luggage . ?Do you pick up from here ? We will finish in Bilbao 15th June and have all accommodation booked .
13-03-2024

El camino con correos
This accommodation is not registered with us. If you have a reception between 8:00 and 15:00 or an access code, please write to us at paqmochila@correos.com and we will include it. Otherwise, we can offer you the post office in San Sebastian from Monday to Friday as an alternative. Buen Camino!
19-03-2024

Paul
You specify that the bag must be a suitcase or backpack. I was planning to use a duffel bag (within your size restrictions) to transport my luggage. Is this acceptable? Thanks
12-03-2024

El camino con correos
Yes, it is possible. As long as it does not exceed the size and maximum weight of 15 kg. Buen Camino!
19-03-2024

michael
We will be arriving at some Camino destinations to collect our luggage on the weekend. Do the Correos Post Offices all operate on weekends as well as normal business days, and during what hours, please?
11-03-2024

El camino con correos
Hi Michael. We are sorry but the post offices are closed on weekends except for the one in Santiago (Rúa do Franco, 4) from 8:30 to 20:30. However, if you take the Paq Mochila service, the destinations are the hostels where you stay, not the offices. Buen Camino!
19-03-2024

Kim
Hello, I am planning to come by train from Madrid to Sarria. How far is the train station in Sarria from the downtown hotels? Thank you
10-03-2024

El camino con correos
Hello. It is very close, don't worry. Buen Camino!
15-03-2024

Christa
I use a cpap machine and have diabetes, so have several medications I have to take. Is it safe to put them in my luggage, or should I carry them with me in my day pack?
07-03-2024

El camino con correos
At Correos we will not have access to the inside of your luggage at any time. It is completely safe to leave your medicines in your luggage. However, we do recommend that you carry some doses with you in case of unexpected delays. Buen Camino!
08-03-2024

Roselyne
Bonjour Nous souhaitons faire le camino del norte en mai et juin 2024. Auriez-vous des adresses de lieux oú nous pourrions garer notre voiture pour 5 ou 6 semaines dans les villes de Bayonne, Saint Jean de Luz, Hendaye ou Irun. Merci d'avance. Cordialement
29-02-2024

andy
During the French Camino we'll stay in appartments and houses also ( listed on your website and pick up locations). However, where will we need to place our luggage for pick up then? In front of the appartement/building? or does every appartment have a specific pick up spot? many thanks,
14-02-2024

El camino con correos
Don't worry. Each flat will tell you where to leave your luggage. Buen Camino!
15-02-2024

Malve
Hello! I would like to send letters and postcards of encouragement to my partner, who will be walking the Camino. I would like her to be able to pick up these greetings from me along the way at different Correos offices along the way. How do I do this? Where can I find the addresses of the offices that will be on her path? Will you hold this kind of mail for pilgrims?
13-02-2024

El camino con correos
Hello Malve. We are sorry but that is not possible. You would have to send your postcards to private postal addresses, such as the accommodations where you will be staying. Buen Camino!
15-02-2024

Fran Torigian
Want transport our luggage from ponferrada to santiago . We would you to pickup at our paprtmewnt and deliver to santiago .
17-01-2024

El camino con correos
Yes, of course. You have to booking online at https://www.correos.es/es/en/individuals/ocio-y-viajes/walk-the-camino-de-santiago-with-correos/luggage-transfers
18-01-2024

Janelle M
Hello I have injured my knee so would like to send my backpack on the last stage from Sarria to Santiago. On the form it has the pick up accomodation in Sarria but nowhere to put the destination, only Portomarin, not the actual Albergue I will be staying. How will you know where to deliver my pack in Portomarin.
13-01-2024

waka
Good Morning I am from the UK and have been looking at all the Hostals/Alberques you list on the website, am I correct in assuming that these are the one's you pick up from and deliver too?
27-12-2023

El camino con correos
Goord morning. We pick up and deliver backpacks at the accommodation listed on the Backpack Pack contract form: https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/rucksack-transfer
29-12-2023

Marianne H
I will be staying in apartments without a receptionist. On weekends, and if I cannot go to the post office, where can I leave my luggage for pick up and delivery
11-12-2023

El camino con correos
We are sorry but you have to find an alternative location that allows us to deliver and pick up the backpack. If not, we are sorry but we cannot do the service.
12-12-2023

Jeff Peeney
Hi ,I am planning on doing the Portuguese route next May and I'm currently planning the accommodation now. The accommodation will be in Vigo, Arcade, Pontevedra, Caldas de Reis, Padron and finally, Santiago de Compostela. Do you cover each of those locations. Also, we are planning a mixture of hotels, apartments and pensions in these towns. If we were in an apartment, how would we leave the luggage for you each day?
23-10-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Jeff. Yes, we do service that route. The accommodations must have a reception desk for drop off and pick up. If this is not the case, from Monday to Friday we can leave the luggage at the Post Office in each town. Buen Camino!
27-10-2023

Jo Borton
I am going to Gijon for 3 nights and staying in an Airbnb. Where do I send my pac mochilla in Gijon to collect it please Muchas Gracias
12-10-2023

El camino con correos
If it is from Monday to Friday, we can deliver it to the post office in Gijón. If it is a weekend, you have to find an alternative delivery/collection point. Buen Camino!
27-10-2023

Jeffrey Ortiz
I would like to know if there is a luggage transfer service which is connected with the Portuguese post from Porto or Braga. The information on the page is not clear. Any information and pricing is appreciated.
04-10-2023

El camino con correos
Correos does not operate outside Spain. We do not know if the Portuguese Correos have this service. We are sorry we cannot help you.
09-10-2023

Julia Hollowell
Hello! I will be walking the Camino Mozarabe beginning late October. I fly into Malaga, and then take a bus to Almeria to start my camino. Once I reach Cordoba, I will return to Malaga. Can I store a small suitcase with Correos in Malaga while I am on the Camino Mozarabe, and pick it up when I return to Malaga at the end of my pilgrim walk? I would need storage for approximately 28 days. Thank you!
21-09-2023

Stephanie
I ordered the service, but my screen lost my booking number before I could copy it down. Can you send my booking number to my email? (It's the same email I used when I made the booking)
19-09-2023

El camino con correos
Please send us an email to paqmochila@correos.com.
03-10-2023

Noemi Berto
Hello, I would like to know if you do your service : on 22 september from Alamar Salinas House (Salinas) to Hotel Isabel (Cudillero), On 23 sptember from Hotel Isabel to Hotel Valle Las Luinas . Thank you Noemi
18-09-2023

Sylvia
Buenos Dias I intend to walk the Camino in August 2024 starting in Tui. I understand that the 2024 rates have not been released. Since I am a slow walker I have added overnight stays. I have booked my accommodations. Please confirm whether you are able to provide services for : Tui- O Porrino- Redondela- Arcade -Pontevedra- Barro - Caldas de Reis - Valga- Padron - Milladoro - Santiago. Thank you. Sylvia
17-09-2023

El camino con correos
The 2024 backpack transport service will be available by the end of this year, so we cannot confirm that yet. ¡Buen Camino!
18-09-2023

Lynn Rostron
I'm starting the portugues central route from Tui (ARRIVING by train in Valenca at 8.30am) on the 20th September but so far have not booked accommodation as I hope to walk about 6km out of Tui before I stop could I book the backpack pick up from wherever I decide to stop my 1st night? . Also I will be doing short stages (very short) is it still possible to have my pack transported... I think I'll need around 12 stages Tui to Santiago de compestela.
15-09-2023

El camino con correos
Hello, Lynn. On our website you can learn about the stages of the Camino Portugués: https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/camino-portugues-the-portuguese-way . Regarding the transport of your backpack, our service covers the stretch from Tui to Santiago. ¡Buen Camino!
18-09-2023

Edward Quinn
I'm hiking to Fisterre soon starting 11 October, my Hotel , Hotel Faro de Finisterre is not listed. Can I still send my pack there to Hotel Faro de Finisterre? If so I'm ready to book my pack service. Gracias
07-09-2023

Marla Whipple
I am planning the pilgrimage for March 2024. Will your services be available?
27-08-2023

El camino con correos
Not now. The 2024 backpack transport service will be available by the end of this year.
31-08-2023

Clodagh Reilly
My booking reference is SAN250823BIL00W01. How do I tell you my accommodation if the name is not on your drop down menu. Thank you.
24-08-2023

El camino con correos
Please send us an e-mail to paqmochila@correos.com with the name and address of the accommodation.
31-08-2023

Patrice
How do I reserve for different destinations on the camino ingles
23-08-2023

El camino con correos
You can booking this service at https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/rucksack-transfer
31-08-2023

Kevin Gerrity
I'm staying at Alburgue de Peregrinos in Roncesvalles. Where can I leave my bag for you to pick up?
22-08-2023

El camino con correos
Please write to us at paqmochila@correos.com and we will give you the instructions.
31-08-2023

Ying Chuan Yeh
I want to start from Sarria and booked your service already. Want to know the baggage must be a soft bag or a suitcase is also acceptable? Thank you!
20-08-2023

El camino con correos
We recommend using a backpack or soft suitcase, but a suitcase is also possible as long as it does not exceed 15 kilos.
31-08-2023

Monica
Hola, es posible hacer el servicio de mochila directo desde Tui a mi hotel de reserva en Santiago.? no por etapas. Seria posible.? Gracias
19-08-2023

El camino con correos
Hola. Sí, con el Paq Peregrino online es posible. Tiene toda la info en https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/es/envio-maletas
31-08-2023

Gerry Skelton
Will my backpack be insured as part of the fee in case it gets lost whilst being transferred?
13-08-2023

YWNA PUSIC
Bonjour, j’aimerais savoir si vous transporter aussi des pèlerins blessés, mais qui veulent terminer le chemin en suivant le mari d’étapes en état. En attendant votre réponse, je vous envoie toute mon amitié. Ywna
12-08-2023

michelle
I am starting in Sarria but I cannot enter my final hotel as its not listed . And how do I enter the accommodation en route ?
02-08-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Michelle. If the hotel has reception, we have introduce it. Please, send a mail to paqmochila@correos.com with the name and the adress. Buen Camino!
04-08-2023

Alex Smith
Hi, I will be walking the Camino in October after having walked the Le Puy in September, 2023. Would it be possible for me to send a package to the post office in Pamplona before I leave the UK and to pick it up approximately 4 weeks later when I arrive in town? Thank you.
30-07-2023

El camino con correos
We are sorry but this service is only available between offices in Spain. Buen Camino!
04-08-2023

John Hourican
Hello, I hope to do the Camino Primitivo in September. I'm staying at a private Albergue "La Casita de Aba" in Pola de Allande on Wednesday 13th but the accommodation is not listed for selection on your website when I was planning my trip. (I have entered "Hotel La Nueva Allandesa"only to complete my application. There is no other suitable accommodation available for that date). Are you able to deliver to Casita de Aba? Thank you for your assistance. Regards, John
14-07-2023

El camino con correos
Hi John. If the accommodation has reception, there is not problem. Please, send us a mail with the name and the adress and we will introduce at the app. Thanks!
04-08-2023

emma
Buenos dias, quiciera mandar mi bici desde oviedo a crest, en francia. Se puede hacer? Como reservar?
10-07-2023

Karen Watson
We are cycling from Porto to Santiago , the Portugese Camino. Will Correos move bags from Porto?
30-06-2023

El camino con correos
We are sorry but this is not possible. Correos only works in Spain. We can do it from Tui and A Guarda.
04-07-2023

Kathleen
I would like to take a detour to the Suso and Yuso Monasteries. Can I have my bag sent there?
28-06-2023

El camino con correos
Sorry, but it is far from the Camino.
04-07-2023

Kathrina
Hi, what is the latest time you can pick up a rucksack in Irun? It is our first day and we will be a little delayed arriving. Thank you.
24-06-2023

El camino con correos
In Irún we pick you up between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m., as this is the first stage.
04-07-2023

Peter Munt Davies
Hello, do you offer the luggage service on the Via de la Plata from Sevilla
22-06-2023

El camino con correos
In this Camino, we don't offer the service. Apologize for the inconvenience. Buen Camino!
23-06-2023

Allison Hoyt
Hi! I am walking thr Camino Ingles and would like to hire you all for luggage transfer along the way. The only issue is, one of the places I am staying isn't on your list of locations. In Oza dos Rios, I was going to stay at A Costa, Valle del Mendo. Is it possible to have my luggage dropped there? All the other locations I have chosen on the route are on your list. Many thanks!!
21-06-2023

El camino con correos
It is not possible because it is too far from the Camino. Apologize for the inconvenience. Buen Camino!
21-06-2023

Giedre
Good afternoon. I am planong to start my way from Lisabona in the middle of October. Is it common way? Do you have any tips and suggestions regarding stadges, accomodation ant etc. Can I buy my Pillogrim passport in advance and rwceive it by post? I am planning to walk from Lisabona to Santiago de Compostella.
19-06-2023

El camino con correos
Here you can find more information at https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/camino-portugues-the-portuguese-way
20-06-2023

El camino con correos
Good morning. It is a very busy Camino but especially from Porto. Here you can find more information You can get the Credential in the Cathedral or in the church of Santiago. If you want it before, you can contact the Association of Friends of the Camino in your town. Buen Camino!
20-06-2023

Stephan
How do I add pick up Place that is not on the list
18-06-2023

El camino con correos
If you have a reception from 8:00 to 14:30, please send us your name, address and telephone number to paqmochila@correos.com and we will include it. Otherwise, we cannot provide the service, so you will have to look for an alternative point. Buen Camino!
19-06-2023

Stephan
How do I add pick up places not on the lists
18-06-2023

Henrik Nordvig
Is it possible to book your rucksack transfer service for pick-up in Ourense and a delivery in Albergue de peregrinos del Monasterio de Oseira - and again next day pick-up in Oseira with delivery in Silleda ?
18-06-2023

El camino con correos
Yes, it is possible. Buen Camino!
19-06-2023

Gill Padoa
From Sarria to Santiago in which towns is there a Correos?
11-06-2023

El camino con correos
Sarria, Portomarín, Palas de Rei, Melide, Arzúa and Santiago. Buen Camino!
12-06-2023

Neil
If we are staying in an AirBnB where should we ask our bag to be left of it arrives before us?
06-06-2023

El camino con correos
You have to look for an alternative point. We can offer you the post offices, always taking into account their opening hours. Buen Camino!
08-06-2023

Erika
Santiagóból Pamplonába el tudom küldeni a kerékpárt és a táskát egy csomagban? Mennyi a szállítási id?? Van arra ötlet, hogy az emberek hogy tudnak eljutni Santiagóból Pamplonába?
30-05-2023

El camino con correos
You can include a bag or panniers in the bicycle box as long as the total weight does not exceed 20 kilos. The shipment takes about 72 hours to arrive at the destination. Buen Camino!
01-06-2023

Bruce leinweber
I fly in to Santiago on a Sunday and take the bus to Sarria. . Is there a way to send my bag from the airport to Santiago
23-05-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Bruce. We are sorry but this service is not available. Buen Camino!
26-05-2023

Sandra Vierman
I am arriving in Irun this Saturday afternoon and was hoping to ship my suitcase to Santiago to wait for me for when I finish my Camino. I see Post Office is closed on Saturday. Can you please advise me?
23-05-2023

El camino con correos
Hello Sandra. The office is indeed closed on Saturday. But you can hire the Pilgrim Pack online and leave your luggage at the hotel in Irún. The postman will pick it up first thing on Monday morning. You have more info at https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/transfer-luggage
23-05-2023

James Lynde
I am planning to join my son on the Primitive Way in June for the last four or five days before reaching Santiago de Campostela. He will be starting much earlier in Pamplona where he lives. I'm currently planning on taking the train from Madrid to Santiago de Campostela, leaving one luggage with you, then finding a way to get to where he is on the Primitive Way (probably 5 or 6 stages away). What options do I have to get to him on the Primitive Way from Santiago de Campostela? Muchas Gracias!
22-05-2023

El camino con correos
It is easiest to start your Camino in Lugo, as there are several public transport options. Lugo-Santiago is usually done in 4 stages. If you want to do some more, we recommend you start in A Fonsagrada. Buen Camino!
23-05-2023

Belinda Hutchings
If i book from Oviedo to Lugo, do you deliver to places such as Paladin, Cornellana, Salas on the way? Or do you deliver to a list of specific places from which I should choose?
21-05-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Belinda. Yes, of course. We make collections and deliveries in all the towns along the Camino Primitivo. Buen Camino!
23-05-2023

Ella
Dearest, I would like to book transport of luggage but I start in Lisbon and cannot find this in the list to pick up. I have an entire schedule as well, from where I will be. What's the best way to book your service to drop of luggage from point to point? Kind regards, Ella
19-05-2023

El camino con correos
We are sorry but Correos does not operate in Portugal. The service is only available from Tui or A Guarda, already in Spain. Buen Camino!
23-05-2023

Richard
Hi I am cycling the Camino Frances next month. We already have bike places booked for the return flight to UK on the 5th July. We need the bikes to be boxed up and transported to the airport. Can you arrange this? Regards Richard
15-05-2023

El camino con correos
We are sorry but this service is not available. From Correos we ship to Uk in case you are interested. Buen Camino!
15-05-2023

Patricia Jennings
Could you please 3 itemized invoices as there are three of us? I have previously send you names & addresses we will be staying at. Thank you Patricia
08-05-2023

El camino con correos
The invoice is sent by mail in the name of the person making the booking. Buen camino!
09-05-2023

Cindy Balkcom
Can I send a box of items home to the US that I don’t need for the remainder of my Camino?
07-05-2023

El camino con correos
Yes, of course. You can make the delivery at any post office. Buen Camino!
09-05-2023

Nat Hesse
Hi We are walking Camino Francis and staying at a combination of hostels and private bookings (booking.com). We gave one bag that we will like transported daily. Is this possible ? When staying at mix accomodation ? Thanks.
01-05-2023

El camino con correos
Yes, it is possible. The only condition is that they have a reception desk to pick up and deliver the backpack. Buen Camino!
09-05-2023

Janet Aubic
I want to send a piece of luggage from Lisbon, Portugal to Santiago to be waiting for me when I finish the walk from Tui. Is there a Correos office in Lisbon?
20-04-2023

El camino con correos
We are sorry but Correos does not operate in Portugal, only in Spain. Buen Camino!
09-05-2023

Christene Squires
I want to walk the Camino Inglés, but only want to walk 10-15km a day. Can I still arrange for luggage transfer each day, even though I will take about 8-10 days total? How much extra would this cost?
16-04-2023

El camino con correos
You can do the Camino in as many stages as you need. The cost of the English Way from Ferrol to Santiago is 27,50€, regardless of the number of days you need. Buen Camino!
09-05-2023

Stacy
What time should we have the luggage downstairs in the lobby for pickup? Thank you!!
15-04-2023

El camino con correos
Before 8:00am. Thank you and Buen Camino!
09-05-2023

Rebecca
Hi there, Does the luggage transfer pick up from any hostel or just the ones listed on your accommodation listing on this website? Also, does the luggage transfer only pick up a rucksack/backpack or can I take a suitcase as long as it is only 20kg weight? Look forward to hearing from you.
08-04-2023

El camino con correos
Hello, collection/delivery is done in accommodation with a reception desk or some other mechanism (entry code) that allows access to the postman. On the other hand, backpacks or suitcases are allowed, but only if they weigh less than 15kg. Buen Camino!
09-05-2023

Elizabeth Auten
Hello! While I'm mostly using accommodations listed on your site, there are two towns where I hope to stay in an Airbnb. Is it possible to send my luggage to the local albergue and collect it even though I'm not spending the night? Or is it possible to enter an alternative address or pick up my bag at the post office? Thank you!
03-04-2023

El camino con correos
The hostels only accept backpacks of pilgrims with reservation. It is possible to leave it at the post office but be aware of the opening hours of the office in question, as many close at 2:30pm. Buen Camino!
09-05-2023

Ivanna Katz
Hello, I have booked to send my bay from Gijon to Sa Tiago to be stored there from when I arrive, but I would like to change my departure city to Aviles. Can you help me?
03-04-2023

scott
Hola, Is there an app I can use on my phone while walking the camino?
01-04-2023

KB Jaffe
What if the stay I booked is not listed as a delivery point for bag transfer?
19-03-2023

El camino con correos
If it has reception, we can include it in the list. Just send an email to paqmochila@correos.com with the name of the accomodation and the address. If not, you will need to find an alternative pick-up/drop-off point. Buen Camino!
20-03-2023

Sonia Kison
Hallo, ich gehe den Camino Portuguez de la Costa von Porto aus und ich möchte den Rucksacktransport in Anspruch nehmen. Leider konnte ich das online nicht buchen. Können Sie mir weiterhelfen ? Hola, voy a hacer el Camino Portuguez de la Costa desde Oporto en septiembre y me gustaría aprovechar el transporte de mochilas. Desafortunadamente no pude reservar esto en línea. ¿Me puedes ayudar?
05-03-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Sonia. We are sorry but Correos only works in Spain. It is available from Tui or A Guarda. Buen Camino!
20-03-2023

Amanda
Hello! Is it possible to send luggage from Porto, Portugal to Santiago do Compostela with your service, since we are starting from Portugal rather than Spain? If not, what service would you recommend we consider instead?
05-03-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Amanda. We are sorry but Correos only works in Spain. It is available from Tui or A Guarda. Buen Camino!
20-03-2023

Melanie
My accommodation in Santiago is not on the list, how can I select to collect my luggage from the post office instead?
04-03-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Melanie. If the accommodation has a reception, we can include it in the list. Otherwise, we can deliver the backpack to the left-luggage office in Santiago.
20-03-2023

Daniela Giletti
I would like to know if the Paq Mochila is available on the Portuguese Way from Porto to Caminha (Senda Litoral). Thank you
28-02-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Daniela. We are sorry but Correos only works in Spain. It is available from Tui or A Guarda. Buen Camino!
20-03-2023

Nancy
What do I do if my accommodation in Oviedo isn't listed in your platform?
27-02-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Nancy. Plase, send us a mail with the name of the accommodation and the address. If it have reception, we can include it in the plataform. Buen Camino!
20-03-2023

Bill Quick
Can I send a suitcase from Irun to Santiago and pick it up after i do the Camino ?
21-02-2023

El camino con correos
Yes, you can send it whith Paq Peregrino. You have all info at https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/transfer-luggage
20-03-2023

Damiano
Bonsoir, Nous faisons le chemin de Porto a Compostelle deux premières semaines d'octobre, est ce que vous pouvez prendre en charge nos bagages , même si les hébergements ne font pas parties de votre liste ?
06-02-2023

El camino con correos
Nous pouvons transférer vos bagages depuis Tui ou A Guarda, car nous n'avons pas de service au Portugal. En ce qui concerne l'hébergement, pour pouvoir fournir le service, il faut que l'hébergement dispose d'une réception ou permette la livraison et la collecte des bagages. Si ce n'est pas le cas, un point alternatif devra être établi.
07-02-2023

Damiano
Bonjour, nous sommes 6 personnes et programmons le chemin portugais de Porto a Saint jacques de compostelle les 2 premieres semaine d'octobre, est ce que nous avons la possibilité de choisir nos hebergement, hotels ou auberges qui ne figurent pas dans vos listes? Cordialement
06-02-2023

El camino con correos
Vous pouvez choisir l'hébergement de votre choix, mais pour pouvoir assurer le service de transport du sac à dos, nous avons besoin que l'hébergement dispose d'une réception ou permette le ramassage et le dépôt du sac à dos.
07-02-2023

Lilian Hes
Is it possible to backpack transport on the Portugese Cristal route from 11-3-2023 till 30-3-2023 from Porto to Santiago Thank you Groet van Lilian Hes
06-02-2023

El camino con correos
We are sorry but the Portuguese Way is only available in Spain from 1 April. Buen Camino!
07-02-2023

Peter
Hi, i understand that most municipal and xunta albergues do not accept suitcase or backpacks transfer. however, can we get a small suitcase sent to a nearby shop or post office, and then go to a xunta or municipal albergue and be accepted? Thank you, Peter
30-01-2023

El camino con correos
Hello Peter. Yes, we can drop you off at an alternative point near the municipal hostel. Buen Camino!
02-02-2023

Rosan
Can I reserve your services when I am en route? I will be walking from Pamplona to Santiago from Mar 21 -April 21. I am worried I may not be able to carry my pack the entire distance but would like to try it and see.
22-01-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Rosan. Yes, of course. The transport of backpacks can be arranged up to 8 p.m. on the day before the luggage transfer. All other services can be booked at any Correos office at any time. Buen Camino!
02-02-2023

Jon
Hello, I am biking from Burgos to Santiago. I am bringing my bike with me in a bike bag. The bag breaks down to 98cmx40cmx32cm. Will I be able to ship the bag from Burgos to Santiago?
17-01-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Jon. Yes, of course. You can send your bag with Paq Peregrino. You have all info at https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/transfer-luggage
02-02-2023

Wojti
Helo, I will be send to my bike from Santiago after the Camino is over. The question: can I sent my bicykle bag in one box with my bike? Regards
07-01-2023

El camino con correos
Yes, of course, as long as the total weight does not exceed 20 kg. Buen Camino!
13-01-2023

Bridget
Is it possible to walk the Camino with a dog?
01-01-2023

El camino con correos
Hi Bridget. Yes, it is possible. You can find some tips about this here: https://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/blog/the-camino-de-santiago-with-your-dog
13-01-2023

Carol
Is there a size limit for a suitcase or only the 15 kilo weight limit?
17-12-2022

El camino con correos
There is only a weight limit: 15kg. But we do recommend a pilgrim's backpack or a soft cabin suitcase for better transport. Buen Camino!
20-12-2022

Glenda
Hello What do I do if the accommodation I have booked is not on your list of accommodations? Thanks
17-12-2022

El camino con correos
If you have a reception desk or if it enables pick-up/drop-off, just write to us at paqmochila@correos.com and we will enter it in the form. Buen Camino!
20-12-2022

Carey Allen
I plan to arrive by bus in Sarria and want to immediately begin my walk. Is there somewhere I can take my large bag for shipment to my first night's accomodation (probably Portomarin)?
15-12-2022

El camino con correos
Hi Caren. If it is first thing in the morning, we can transport it to you with the Paq Mochila. Write to us at paqmochila@correos.com and we will offer you a pick-up point.
20-12-2022

Nancy Saum
Hello. For my pilgrimage I plan to have my rucksack transported for me each day. I will pack 2 re-usable ice packs. Is it possible for the ice packs to be placed in the hostel’s freezer when they are delivered?
17-11-2022

El camino con correos
Hello Nancy. We cannot handle the inside of the luggage, only transport the backpack. For this, it is better that you speak with the accommodations. Buen Camino!
02-12-2022

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