What is the Camino de Santiago and how many people walk it per year?

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James, is the name used to refer to all the routes that lead to where the apostle Saint James the Great is said to be buried. The Camino has been one of the most important Christian Pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years and it has started a new international rebirth.

The Camino is a journey to the religious and historical roots of Europe, it’s traveling through beautiful countryside and timeless villages, it’s rediscovering the pleasure of being in direct contact with nature.

But it is also an invitation, to rediscover yourself through introspection and new encounters, to change habits that have been making you unhappy, to build unexpected friendships and give yourself new challenges.

Find out here about our Caminos and how we can help create the Camino you are looking for.

Camino Fact Files

  • The Camino de Santiago is a network of routes from every major city in Europe that lead to Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain
  • It is the 3rd most important Christian Pilgrimage after Jerusalem & Rome
  • It leads to the burial place of the Apostle Saint James
  • Walking the Camino on a Holy Year or during the 2016 Year of Mercy gives you plenary indulgence
  • Over 300,000 pilgrims finished the Camino in 2017

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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.┬áDon’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