I struggled for a while to find a good source of information about the journey, this is the best I have found: www.csj.org.uk

I have also found a good list of all the hostels (Albergues) along the way here which I will hopefully be adding to the map above with a list of the one ones I plan to stay at, the ones I actually stay at and any of the others I can list on there!

If you want to start at the end of my walk, you can find that here: JohnVDenley.com/Camino-End

Also, I am now running walking retreats from Santiago to Finisterre, if you are interested in joining me, there is more information here

Camino Introduction

On 22nd April 2016 I am finally going to head off to walk the Camino Trail which is a 753km walk from the south of France at a little place called Saint-Jean Pied-de-Port (just a little to the east of Biarritz), which literally translated means “Saint John at the foot of the mountain pass” and ends at the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. I have been told that its well worth adding another 4 days and walking another 100km right to the coast at Fisterra.

20 days until the Camino

20 days to go until the Camino Adventure starts and the equipment gathering is going well, I want to do another proper post about this later, but as its exactly 20 days today (and I have changed the start date from the 22nd to the 25th) I wanted to do a really quick post to celebrate that date, I will probably do a full kit list video (like this one from Alison Stauver) before I go and another when I get back. Thanks should also go to Lindsay Cowie (from Vancouver) for her excellent YouTube videos about the walk.

Below is a photo of some of the stuff I have put together so far and a little bit about some of them:

Camino Packing on Day 0

Day 0 – packing before the departure, top tip, DO NOT do your first pack on the day before you leave, ideally do it at least 7 days before you go!!

Camino Day 1 – Travel

Day 1 – always expect the unexpected, life can throw you some real curve balls sometimes, we nearly missed our flight, nearly missed our connecting bus in France, DID miss our connecting train… did we get to our destination?

Camino Day 2

Day 2 – Saint Jean to Roncesvalles

Camino Day 3

Day 3 – Roncesvalles to Zubiri

Camino Day 4

Day 4 – Zubiri to Pamplona

Camino Day 5

Day 5 – Pamplona to Puente La Reina

Camino Day 6

Day 6 – Puente La Reina to Villatuerta

Camino Day 7

Day 7 – Villatuerta to Los Arcos