Way of Saint James

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Way of Saint James
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This 480-mile route, passing through northern Spain and Southern France, leads to the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, which many believe houses the remains of St. James the Apostle.
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doc8reg
Cebu City, Philippines256 contributions
Rainy, wet and cold but awesome
Jan 2019 • Friends
This is our second Camino, we decided to do this during the off season to escape the crowds and the wannabes who just ride buses and walk a little. We did complete English way and were not disappointed by the serenity, peace, and beauty of the places we passed by. Even through gruelling uphill climbs, cold weather and 2 days of rain we truly enjoyed our winter Camino. The hotel's arranged for us by our agency Follow the Camino were good (will review them individually). The most awesome part though is we arrived in Santiago on the last Pilgrims mass and the last flight of the butafumero before the Cathedral will be closed for a 1 year restoration work. God is truly Good.
Written 31 January 2019
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mdkCochin
Kochi (Cochin), India68 contributions
Great way to explore San Sebastián
Jun 2017 • Family
We did book a tour with Urban Adventures . We were met on the dot by our Guide Ainhoa . She was wonderful . She put the whole experience with great explanations interesting stories , at the same time concerned about every body . She would answer every question . She enjoyed a work and made a difference to the whole experience. I strongly recommend to do the tour and our guide Ainhoa .
Written 13 June 2017
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Elizabeth
Barcelona, Spain28 contributions
Which Way, which accommodation?
May 2017 • Friends
Just completed my third walk on The Way. This time it was The French Way, the one before that The Portuguese Way and the First one The English Way. They are all amazing but the English Way has two disadvantages- it's not long enough for you to warrant an official stamp at the end and secondly getting out of A Coruña to start the walk is a nightmare.

Anyway to the point. There are plenty of posts on the walk, so in this review I'll concentrate on accommodation. We chose the farmhouses off the beaten track,rather than stay in the towns and had no problem getting there- they come and pick you up and drop you off the following day from the Way itself at no extra charge. They are superb. On the French Way check out in this order , Rectoral de Goain,(amazing food) Casa do Baixo,( this one is quirky, quirky and not for all tastes, but I'd go back) Casa Roan,(what a farmhouse) Casa das Corredoiras, (Galician experience galore) and finally A pena de Augasantas.( beautiful house, abundant breakfast).

Buen Camino!
Written 5 May 2017
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CapitanBrad
Santiago de Compostela, Spain260 contributions
Nothing quite like it.
Jul 2015 • Solo
The Way of Saint James is unlike anything you will ever do. It's revealing, engaging, educational, and, most of all, emotional...for those who really take it in.
Written 21 March 2016
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leosy2015
Necochea, Argentina19 contributions
Not just a trip, a lifetime experience
Oct 2015 • Solo
I went to the Camino as something I always wanted to do, my purpose was basically for the experience and trying to answer some inner questions.
The Camino Frances that is the shorter version, is 103 km long and with beautiful sight seeing, generally very good food, it was an experience in a life time. I am well fit but didn’t prepare specially for this and I felt it.
Booked a trip with PeregrinosEM a tour operator I picked up randomly from internet, the organize everything perfectly, we were a group of more 25 people, were I make very good friends, they included the hotels every night, plus breakfast and dinner, we had a bus waiting every 5 km in case something went wrong.
All the service, the sight seen, the food and the experience was one in a lifetime experience, definitely I want to recommend it, the walk and the agency. I believe is a must to anyone that like long walks.
I will try to get my sons and daughters to do it with me, because is one experience that struck your whole spirit.
Suggestion, better times spring or autumn, summer is to crowded.
Written 22 October 2015
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Pablo Javier T
2 contributions
You have to do it once in your lifetime
Jun 2015 • Friends
I liked it all. The personal insight experience, the landscapes, people you get to know, food, history, places.
Written 23 June 2015
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Chris W
Sydney, Australia189 contributions
The Way of St. James - My journey from O Ciebriero to Santiago de Compostela.
Apr 2015 • Friends
I suppose I would have gotten around to completing part of the Way of St James one day but it only got onto my bucket list because some of my travelling companions asked me to travel with them. We decided to start at O'Ciebriero (about km 150) and walk to Santiago de Compostela from there. We had an Aussie expat organise it all for us, from spacing our hotels out to a nice days walk between them, to organising a restaurant to eat at, at night. Our main bags where taken ahead to each hotel whilst we walked.
The walk is pleasant, not a hard walk. Yes there are some big hills on occasion (just ask the bike riders) but not beyond the ability of most people. There are some wonderful churches and scenery to discover along the way and a lot of history to see.
If your religious and complete the way for this reason you will find your own meaning for your journey. For me it was the scenery,the history and the company I walked with, as well as the other pilgrims I met along the way, who I hope are now freinds for life, as we share this journey.
Arriving at the end is an emotional moment in Santiago and if I ever get the desire to complete the wholo 800 kms from France then I imagine it will be quite a spiritual moment on arrival.
I think "the Way" is one of those things if you get to do once in your life, do it!
Im glad I did.
Written 31 May 2015
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alexinhwood
Beverly Hills, CA3 contributions
The Way of Saint James - Camino de Santiago
Jun 2014 • Friends
Plan ahead and be ready for an amazing journey, spiritual and physically challenging. Wondering if this for you? Check out the documentary "LIFE IN A WALK" which follows a father and son along the coastal Portuguese Way while they finally get to know each other. http://igg.me/lifeinawalk
Written 21 January 2015
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Gary T
Jersey, UK88 contributions
Walk the way and change your life forever and find peace on earth
Oct 2012 • Friends
How do you start as senior trip advisior explains the camino de Santiago , the way of st James ,some many routes to get there, Spanish route , French route ,Portuguese route and so on , my route st pied du port france to compestella across plains from Leon to Galicia a walk of a life time ,would love to be a guide with my love and history of Spain , blessings and blisters they call it , it grabs you like no other , one foot in front of another no turning back , right size back , see mr camino man on you tube for best help on your journey ,take a alto poncho covers you and your pack in st pied du port ,stay in auberges along the way , ave 8 euros and 8 euros for dinner starter main bread and wine ,you just eat what they cook,that night as a perigrino traveller ,wear two pair of socks ,keep feet greased with Vaseline ,have two walking sticks important for hills and safety also to defend wild dogs in countryside, the people you meet each day and following days,sometimes same ones ,you form friendships along the way ,to get your passport stamped at. Start so important ,so each town bar etc they have there own camino stamp , I have mine framed on wall next to large framed picture from when in turin last year of the shroud of turin my lifelong passion to read and study and go to domo church in turin to see it, anyway the camino is like no other experience you will ever get over in your life even couples that have walked it many times and a partner died ,see my picture where the other living partner went back and with permission had compostella cross erected , it's that powerful thanks Gary jersey Channel Islands only knight Templar
Written 18 September 2013
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suewho69
Indianapolis63 contributions
The last 112km has turned into a journey that will last a lifetime
Sep 2012 • Friends
We have known of the Way for well over a decade. The movie pushed us to just do it and we did. No regrets.....Physically this is not a difficult journey. It does take mental toughness to complete.

After the first day of walking while nursing MY blisters we decided this is something we want to do again and will start closer to Pamplona, Spain.

We made an effort to not stay in the large towns/cities. This enabled us to walk further and not have to be concerned about accomodation being full which can happen in the high season
(July-August).

We focused more on the Private Albergues and avoided the municipal albergues. The privates seemed a bit more plush and quieter.

You do not have to carry a sleeping pad or sleeping bag in the lower seasons. High season do carry...

Start out carrying less than you think you will need. It can be bought along the trail. Try not to fall into the trap of packing too much. Much of what you will pack will not be used and you will ship it forward or home.

John Brierley wrote the best book. Two books one is the map and the other that has the commentary.
Written 25 September 2012
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