So you’ve decided to walk the Camino, Now what?

Step 1

Decide Which Camino Will you walk.

There are many Camino’s to choose from. The majority of first-time pilgrims walk the Camino Frances, although the Camino Portuguese is also very popular.

Step 2

Decide where you will start and how to get to your starting point.

Once you have decided which Camino you will walk, the next step would be to decide where you will start and how you will travel to your starting point.

Step 3

Think about how far you would like to walk each day.

Getting an idea of how far you want to walk each day will give you a good idea as to what types of lodging will be available to you each day.

Step 4

Start considering gear choices.

You will need to decide what type and size of backpack you want to use. The clothing, shoes, and socks. Will you carry a sleeping bag or sleep sack and other choices that you will need to consider.

Step 5

Think about Technology

Will you take your cell phone? Will you use the international plan for your current provider or purchase a SIM? Will you use Apps such as Map, Camino, Notes, Journal, etc

Step 6

Decide what forms of payment you will use on the Camino.

Cash is king on the Camino. That being said many places are starting to accept credit and debit cards. How will you get the best exchange rate with the least amount of fees?

Step 7

Time to start training.

While you could certainly walk the Camino without training. It will enhance your experience exponentially if you take the time to train.

Step 8

You’re ready let’s go. Buen Camino!

The Camino is such an amazing experience. It is normal to be a little nervous. You can do it. Remember in 2023 more than 450,000 pilgrims received their Compostela. You can too!