Information and Tips:

Before planning the trip and decide the packing list, consider the following questions:

  • How much time you have to do the Way of St.James.
  • How are you going to do The Way: walking, riding a horse, by bicycle...
  • In what season you will do The Way.
  • How old are you? And what is your physical preparation?
  • If you have any illness, disability, etc...
  • Baggage: Forget big bags, from 3 to 5 kg. Max. On The Way you will find everything you need.
  • Do not forget: Documentation, water or isotonic drinks, sunglasses, hat / cap, waterproof jacket, very comfortable boots and a wooden staff
  • Credential and a good map.

Requirements for pilgrimage and Compostela:

To be considered a pilgrimage and you can get the Compostela, you must do:

  • 100 kilometers walking
  • 200 kilometers on horseback
  • 200 kilometers by bicycle

Once you have decided the Starting Point, you should be credited with a credential. The credential is essential to be hosted in the shelters and hostels, where they will put the respective seals

The credential is available at: Hostels, shelters, the Camino de Santiago associations or guilds, and in some churches..