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 clearskiescamino@gmail.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.
  • Booking.com
  • 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 walked 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.

YouTube Channels

  • Andrew Suzuki’s series “Don’t Stop Walking” on YouTube – a series of great videos by Andrew about planning. He is also on Facebook.
  • 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.
  • Stephen Jones – Stephen has vlogged his Camino Frances in 2018.
  • BK Lee – Walks a full Camino Frances from St Jean to Santiago. If you have the time, you can walk with him.
  • johnroyYHZ – A great YouTube channel by Canadian pilgrim, John Roy offering tips and clips from his Caminos in Spain and Portugal.
  • Enjoying the Journey – Miriam has recently walked the Camino Frances and now documents her local walks and preparing for her next Camino.
  • 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.
  • Camino de Santiago Documentary: A Journey of the Mind – by Drew Robinson (41 mins long)
  • Lindsay Cowie – The channel has not been updated in a while but the advice remains the same, very useful.
  • Sindre Sandvik’s Camino Primitivo from 2016
  • Tips and tricks from peregrina, Steph Bugge
  • Luke Darracott’s Camino de Santiago from 2013.
  • Manger On The Hill – 6 years old but a great account from a pilgrim on the Camino Frances
  • Highlights from Alikev2010’s Camino Frances from 2011 – great music too
  • Petrum Josephum – A humourous look at a pilgrim’s Camino over a number of years.

Great Blogs I follow – #caminofamily

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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