Useful Planning Links

Below are a number of resources that I have used while planning my various Caminos. Some may prove worthwhile to you. If you have a website, blog, resource or Youtube video, just drop me a line:

  • – Information about the many routes, including details of albergues and pensions (In Spanish)
  • The Camino de Santiago Forum – Many of the answers you are looking for will be here.
  • Godesalco Planner – Plan your Camino. All the towns of the Camino Frances and Norte are listed with distances in between.
  • Camino Society of Ireland – Independent, non-commercial information. Become a member and stay connected to the Camino.
  • Camino Adventures – Run by Leslie Gilmour. A great blogging site with a dedicated forum.
  • Rome2rio – Find out how to get from A to B. Great for working out a travel plan for you.
  • Accommodation on the Camino Frances – A detailed list of accommodation on the French Way as of December 2017.
  • Sleeping on the Camino Portugues – A detailed list of accommodation on the Portuguese Caminho – with thanks to the Caminho Portuguese Pilgrims group on Facebook
  • – Extensive notes, maps and photos from many of the ways in Spain in Portugal.
  • Eroski – Information and reviews of the many different routes and accommodation (In Spanish).
  • –  A website to help pilgrims along their Camino de Santiago
  • Duolingo – If you are looking to top up your Spanish
  • – Learn enough words and phrases before you go on your Camino. A great website!
  • Aer Lingus – From Dublin, they fly to Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Santiago, and Paris.
  • Ryanair – From Dublin, they fly to Barcelona, Madrid, Biarritz, and Santander.
  • ALSA – one of the many bus companies in Spain
  • Renfe – the largest train company in Spain
  • Mundicamino – Great information on all routes
  • Wunderground – Find out the weather for a particular region at a particular time.

While in Santiago

  • Catedral de Santiago de Compostela
  • Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago – Gives you information on the pilgrim office and how many compostelas were issued today?
  • Cafe Casino – Located on Rua do Vilar, this is the perfect place for your first cafe con leche or cerveza on arriving in Santiago.
  • Terra Nova Pilgrim House – A place for pilgrims once they arrive in Santiago. Make sure you visit the people who volunteer there. They do great work. They are based on Rua Nova.
  • Alameda Park – A 5-minute walk from the Cathedral. A must-see once you check in to your albergue / hotel. You will capture a great view of the Cathedral.
  • Museo do Pobo Galego
  • Portico de la Gloria – Recently restored, go online to book a visit.
  • Egeria House – Egeria House is the house of Sybille Yates and is open to pilgrims on arriving in Santiago.
  • Camino Companions – Had the experience and now want to deepen the meaning?
  • And to eat…Petiscos do Cardeal will surely hit the spot. Located on Rua do Franco.
  • Taberna O Gato Negro is another good spot but you will be waiting for a table. It is very popular.
  • Taberna Do Bispo is located on Rua do Franco and is extremely popular, however, the food is great.

Walking in Ireland

  • – Information about walking the many varied pilgrim paths in Ireland, including festivals that occur throughout the year.
  • Tough Soles – Carl and Ellie walked 4000km along all the National Waymarked Trails of Ireland. 
  • – All you need to know about the Kerry Camino, a 3 day pilgrimage in Kerry, Ireland.
  • Boyne Valley Camino – a 25km looped walk starting in Drogheda and is part of the Celtic Camino.
  • Leave no Trace Ireland – promoting the responsible use of the outdoors.

YouTube Channels

Great Blogs I follow:

Camino Resources:

An updated list of the essentials of planning for your Camino de Santiago

(If there is something you would like me to write about, please let me know. I will do my best to help you)

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