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 know of others, please let me know. I can add them to the list for others to view. You can let me know by emailing me at email@example.com.
- Camino Society of Ireland – Independent, non-commercial information. Become a member and stay connected to the Camino.
- The Camino de Santiago Forum – Many of the answers you are looking for will be here.
- Camino Adventures – Run by Leslie Gilmour. A great blogging site with a dedicated forum.
- Gronze.com – Information about the many routes, including details of albergues and pensions (In Spanish)
- Rome2rio – Find out how to get from A to B. Great for working out a travel plan for you.
- Godesalco Planner – Plan your Camino. All the towns of the Camino Frances and Norte are listed with distances in between.
- 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
- PilgrimageTraveler.com – 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).
- Forwalk.org – A website to help pilgrims along their Camino de Santiago
- Duolingo – If you are looking to top up your Spanish
- SpanishforCamino.com – 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
- Pilgrimpath.ie – Information about walking the many varied pilgrim paths in Ireland, including festivals that occur throughout the year.
- Tough Soles – Carl and Ellie are walking 4000km along all the National Waymarked Trails of Ireland.
- KerryCamino.com – 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.
- Derek Cullen has walked the Great Blasket Trail – from Dublin to the Blasket Islands in Kerry
- Andrew Suzuki’s series “Don’t Stop Walking” on YouTube – a series of great videos by Andrew about planning. He is also on Facebook.
- Camino de Santiago Documentary: A Journey of the Mind – by Drew Robinson (41 mins long)
- Efren – A great channel from Efren Gonzalez who journals his time on many different Caminos.
- Camino John – John has walked the Camino Portuguese from Lisbon and has documented this on YouTube. I have found it helpful.
- johnroyYHZ – A great YouTube channel by Canadian pilgrim, John Roy offering tips and clips from his Caminos in Spain and Portugal.
- Sara Dhooma – Sara has walked many waymarked trails, in Spain and around the world. Her YouTube page is a great source of information and she is inspiring in many ways.
- Luke Darracott’s Camino de Santiago from 2013.
- Lindsay Cowie – The channel has not been updated in a while but the advice remains the same, very useful.
- Manger On The Hill – 6 years old but a great account from a pilgrim on the Camino Frances
- Petrum Josephum – A humourous look at a pilgrim’s Camino over a number of years.
- Sindre Sandvik’s Camino Primitivo from 2016
- Highlights from Alikev2010’s Camino Frances from 2011 – great music too
- Tips and tricks from peregrina, Steph Bugge
- A full Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Finisterre from YouTube user: BK Lee.
Great Blogs I follow – #caminofamily
- Caminotimestwo.com – A blog by Beth Jusino, pilgrim, and author of “Walking to the End of the World”.
- Somewhere Slowly
- Boho-chic Ar+ist@
- OTCamino – A peregrina’s experiences on the Camino (en español).
- Setmeravelles.com – I love this blog as it is written in English & Spanish.
- Nadinewalks.com – Nadine is a traveler, a pilgrim, a walker, and a writer. She shares her stories, her thoughts and her walks.
- Thoughts And Adventures
- Trail To Peak
- Following The Arrows – by Kat Davis
- Are We There Yet? – Lots of info on the Camino Frances and the Via de la Plata.
- Trepidacious Traveler – One of the more informative Camino related blogs out there
- Seeing Clarely
- Ger’s Camino Blog – Camino de Santiago
- Renata Goes to Santiago and Rome
- Postcard Traveler
- My Senior Camino..
- Gidivet camino
- Miles Hermannsdorfer’s Camino Blog
- Camino Wanderings – Documenting the Wanderings of a Camino Fanatic
- Sometimes She Travels
- Bike the Camino de Santiago
- Jen’s Journey – Camino de Santiago 2013 & 2016
- Matt and Heidi Smith: Our Camino Journey
- The Greenery
- “Sees” the Day – Camino Diaries
- Buen Camino – 2014
- Lisa’s Camino
- To be a pilgrim…
Use the below links as help in your planning
- Accommodation on the Camino Ingles & Celtic Camino
- Map of Albergues from St Jean Pied de Port to Galicia border
- Map of Albergues from O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela
- Map of Albergues from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and Muxia
An updated list of the essentials of planning for your Camino de Santiago
- Struggling with the Post-Camino blues? Check out a free e-book, After the Camino! (Provided by Nadinewalks.com)
- Daily Costs on the Camino – How much does a Camino cost?
- See how many pilgrims have walked in 2015 – Download the yearly figures
- See how many pilgrims have walked in 2016 – From the Pilgrim Office website
- See how many pilgrims walked the Camino in 2018 – Download the yearly figures
- More statistics from the Pilgrim’s office
(If there is something you would like me to write about, please let me know. I will do my best to help you)