Pros and Cons Cycling vs Walking the Camino de Santiago

You decided you wanted to “do” the Camino de Santiago and you choose the right route for you (the French Way, Portuguese Way, Northern Way or any less travelled route) but should you cycle or walk?

cycle the full French Way

Well, let’s be honest this depends on what you are really looking for in the Camino and your physical health. Don’t be fooled cycling the Camino is harder than walking but apart from the physical challenge it is also a totally different experience.

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Announcing the 2016 Camino Forum Walks

We are delighted to announce that we are officially launching our 2016 Camino Forum Walks.

4 scheduled group tours specially made for Ivar Rekve’s Camino de Santiago Forum Members.

— Camino Frances: May the 10th to May the 17th
— Camino Frances: September the 6th to September the 13th

— Camino Portuguese Spiritual Way: May the 27th to June 4th
— Camino Portuguese Spiritual Way: September the 23rd to October 1st

Finally, get to meet other forum members and Ivar while experiencing the best the last 112 km (70 miles) of the French Way has to offer, staying in 3 to 4* hotels and luxurious Galician Manors.
There are only 14 spot in each walk and it will be guided by the owner of MyDestination Galicia, Mark Auchincloss, so book early.

Find out more on either website or by contacting us

Galician Recipes – la Tarta de Santiago

This is the recipe to make your own Tarta de Santiago at home.

The Tarta de Santiago or Saint James Cake is a typical Galician almond cake or pie with origins in the Middle Ages and can be found in every pastry shop in Santiago de Compostela and along the Camino de Santiago. It is however originally a Jewish Passover cake, containing no flour, therefore gluten-free and great for giving energy to pilgrims during the Camino.

The most typical dessert from Santiago de Compostela - la Tarta de Santiago

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