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?
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.
Continue reading Pros and Cons Cycling vs Walking the Camino de Santiago
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
In the middle of the 9th century, the Iberian peninsula was a large, bloody battlefield, as a result of the constant fighting between Christians and the Arab invaders. The south of Spain was controlled by the Arabs where they consolidated their supremacy by converting much of the old Visigoth élite to Islam. Still, Galicia, parts of Leon, Asturias, Cantabria and the Basque area have not been subdued (where the French Way passes).
Continue reading Using Santiago Matamoros for political reasons in Medieval Times