How fit do you need to be to walk the Camino de Santiago?

How fit do you need to be to walk the Camino de Santiago?

Any relatively fit person can walk the Camino. For those who are used to walking or hiking a lot, it’ll be easier. The important thing is that it’s absolutely doable. If for whatever reason you can’t or don’t want to walk for a month, choose a shorter one or walk the last 100km to Santiago on any Camino.

How long is the route of Santiago de Compostela?

So an easy answer would be: the Camino de Santiago is 100 kilometers long and you will need 7 days to complete it.

How difficult is the Camino Ingles?

The Camino Inglés is not a very demanding hike through remote areas but walking every day with a backpack is still challenging.

What distances can be covered during the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage?

How Many Miles is the Camino de Santiago?

Route Maximum mileage
Camino Primitivo 200 miles
Camino Inglés 75 miles
Vía de la Plata 621 miles
Camino Finisterre-Muxía 71 miles

How long does it take to walk from Santiago de Compostela?

Camino de Santiago distance: Camino Frances The Camino Frances starts in St Jean Pied de Port in France and is nearly 800kms long, or 500 miles in total. It would take just over a month or 35 days to walk the Full Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela, considering you are walking an average of 25 km per day.

How long is the Camino de Santiago?

How Long is the Camino de Santiago? The most popular Camino de Santiago route is 500 miles long. It starts in Saint Jean Pied de Port, France, and travels westwards across Spain to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. The above is one of the most common questions I am asked when I speak about the Camino de Santiago.

How many pilgrims travel to Santiago de Compostela each year?

Since then, hundreds of thousands (over 300,000 in 2017) of Christian pilgrims and many others set out each year from their homes, or from popular starting points across Europe, to make their way to Santiago de Compostela.

What is a Compostela and how do I get one?

Compostela: The “proof” you completed your Camino pilgrimage, the Compostela is a certificate that you receive at the end of your walk in Santiago. Compostelas are only awarded to those who have completed 62 miles or more on foot before reaching the Camino’s terminus at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.