COVID-19 – WHEN CAN WE GET BACK TO THE WAY?
The “Consejo Jacobeo” (Jacobean Council) offers all sorts of useful advice for pilgrims during the Covid-19 health crisis to minimize contagion risks. Please bear in mind that each Autonomous Region in Spain may have implemented different rules regarding limitations of number of people in gatherings, group activities, public transport, etc. Click here to download these recommendations.
Nevertheless, thanks to the progress made in vaccination we see some light at the end of the tunnel. We hope to see you soon!
In spring and autumn, for the good weather and beautiful landscapes. In summer, for the light and making friends. In winter, for living another Jacobean experience
Do some training and get your body used to the physical effort. On foot, stages are about 25 kilometres per day for about 30 days; by bike, some 90 kilometres a day for 10 days
The credential is the passport you must complete to obtain the “Compostela” certificate. Get it stamped at least once a day. Click here to know how to obtain it.
Follow the yellow arrows and scallop signs on a blue background. On road sections, walk along the left shoulder, facing traffic. Click here for more information
The weight of the backpack should not exceed 10% of your weight. Choose light, breathable clothing and comfortable shoes. Do not forget a hat and sunscreen to protect you from the sun
The minimum daily expense can reach up to €30, food and accommodation included, although it will always depend on the type of accommodation, restaurants/bars or other eventual unexpected expenses
Drink plenty of water and eat foods rich in carbohydrates. Enjoy the local products along the Camino, a great gastronomic treasure
It is important to get up early to avoid sunstrokes and burns during the central hours of the day, especially in summer
On foot, by bike, in a wheelchair, by car, by bus or on horseback. In a single trip or in sections. In one or several years. The credential does not expire!
ASSOCIATIONS OF FRIENDS OF THE WAY
Over the years, the Associations of Friends of the Way have done a great job in promoting the pilgrimage, and helping with the layout, signposting and maintenance of the different routes.
- “Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago” in Navarre (Pamplona)
- “Asociación de Amigos de la Colegiata de Roncesvalles”
- “Los Amigos del Camino de Santiago” in Estella-Lizarra
- “Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago” in Tudela
- “Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago” of Los Arcos
- “Asociación del Camino de Santiago” in Urdax-Baztan
- “Asociación de Amigos del Camino de Santiago” of Puente la Reina