Planning your pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela

The Camino de Santiago translated into English means The Way of Saint James and each year many hundreds of thousands of pilgrims walk this collection of routes which all track to the magnificent cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela.

This website and our informative DVDs of the four most popular Camino routes are designed to enable potential Camino pilgrims to properly equip themselves so that their undertaking results in a very enjoyable and ultimately satisfying experience. Information available in this site and more specifically in our route DVDs....

  • describes the four most popular routes and the towns and cities you will see;
  • explain the planning and preparation you need to successfully complete your chosen route;
  • give you an idea of the nature and terrain as you traverse the various regions en route
  • provide helpful hints to assists travellers along the route.

Which Route?Camino Pilgrimage DVDs

The route you choose will be defined by a number of factors and some of these are:

  • the time you can allocate to the walk
  • your fitness to undertake the adventure
  • the time of year you select to undertake the walk

Preparing for your adventure

Preparation is a really important aspect of your overall planning. Many fellow travellers have come unstuck because of poor preparation. Problems occur, such as when pilgrims try to carry too much luggage in their backpacks or have inadequate footwear, which can detract from the overall experience. Our informative DVDs on the four main routes describe helpful ideas on what's required from a traveller's perspective.

Information about our recent Via de la Plata pilgrimage can be seen on our blog.

See also our information on the Compostela, the Credential and The Way of James.

At the end of a long and fulfilling journey we enjoyed a well earned rest at one of the many convivial cafes and bars in the city of Santiago!

Apart from being our destination and the home of the famous cathedral, Santiago has a university and many interesting places to visit, particularly in the old quarter of the city.