Resources

informational websites

The Gronze website is a really good resource especially for determining distances between villages and stages etc so you can map out your walks. It is a Spanish site but well used by many pilgrims on their journey to Santiago de Compostela.

The Confraternity of St James is a great resource and organisation to be part of and is the only dedicated Camino charity in the UK. They provide advice and reassurance for Pilgrims before they go, provide hospitality when they stay in CSJ albergues, and a community of like minded people to come back to.

The Canadian Company of Pilgrims is an organisation supporting Canadians wanting to walk the pilgrimage to Santiago.

The American Pilgrims on The Camino website is a fantastic resource for everyone wanting to walk The Camino de Santiago and a great organisation to join.

The Post Office of Spain, Con Correos, has a website that is jam packed full of online resources for Pilgrims wanting to walk The Camino de Santiago containing maps, route details, distances and full details of baggage transfer and storage options in Santiago. Their is a section called  ‘tips from their postmen’ which has some really valuable advice.

The Official Pilgrims office in Santiago de Compostela. Check our information on Pilgrims Mass, Credentials and other info as well as the number of daily visitors finishing the pilgrimage.

Check out these great Blogs

  • Trepidatious Traveller
  • Following the Arrows
  • Con Correos Blog
  • Sometimes She Travels
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  • Bike The Camino
  • One footstep at a Time
  • The Camino's Blog
  • Stingy Nomads
  • Albergues del Camino
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Check out The Hallowed Way  John & Laura are two newlywed pilgrims who want to share our experiences with you walking The Camino Portuguese

Read a great Blog Spanish for The Camino Lots of cultural information, camino recipes, festivals and route info.

Follow Kelli  and her Viva Espana blog. Read about her moving to Spain and opening an Albergue to serve Pilgrims on the walk to Santiago. 

Facebook groups

podcasts

There are some fabulous podcasts about The Camino de Santiago that help with research, planning and preparation fo the walk of your life ! I have been lucky enough to feature as a guest El Camino de Santiago Pilgrim Podcast talking about my experiences walking lots of different routes on varying Camino’s. Have a listen and hope you enjoy. Any questions please contact me and I’ll be happy to respond and help

backpack transfer Service

Whilst the majority of pilgrims walk with their backpacks the whole way to Santiago there are services to help walkers who need some help getting their backpack or luggage from town to town. Its a simple service and works effortlessly. All you need to do when leaving your Albergue or Hotel is fill out a form letting the delivery service know which Albergue or Hotel you are heading for and then tag your bags with the fee as well.  The delivery service will pick up the bags and deliver to your destination leaving you to walk at your leisure. A couple of these services are as follows:

The Spanish Postal Service, El Camino Con Correos, has a baggage transfer service covering all Camino routes.

JacoTrans also has a transfer service covering The Camino Frances.

TRANSPORT IN SPAIN

Travel by bus in Spain is really easy and affordable. Check out ALSA for details

Travel by Rail throughout Spain. Check our RENFE for details.

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