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Welcome to the Way Of Saint James or Camino de Santiago

All information of: Roads, Shelters, Inns, Hotels, CiberBares, Cafes, Bars, Restaurants, Souvenirs, Assistance.
Now you can purchase everything necessary to make the Way of a satisfactory manner. Always, you must differentiate and keep in mind if you go to: Pilgrim or Tourist We always present, to the sick and disabled, being them, perhaps the Pilgrims who most need aid and with greater fervor in pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. We appreciate the faith, not physical force.

Where is Santiago de Compostela

The Way of Saint James or the Camino de Santiago is the journey, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, from the starting point chosen to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain



What is the Way of Saint James or Camino de Santiago?

Way of Saint James or Camino de Santiago It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times, and a pilgrimage route on which a plenary indulgence could be earned.
Other major pilgrimage routes with Jubileo, include the Via Francigena to Rome, the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, Caravaca de la Cruz and Santo Toribio de Liébana .
The Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James, is more than the accomplishment of a determined physical route. It means the road ahead to achieve a defined goal, and every pilgrim theirs, something that perfectly reflected the following sayings:
  • There are as many ways as Pilgrims.
  • The Road to Santiago begins at your doorstep
  • A thousand ways, a Destiny.
If the mentioned thing before is certain, it is not less certain, than each pilgrim wished to secure its goal and for it they followed the indications facilitated, so that they defined what today we denominated Historical Ways.
The five conditions that must comply with a Way historical:
Existence of a defined historical traces, continuous use of the old mapping.
Peoples Names related to the Way: Santiago, Maria Magdalena Road, Duck, Goose, Knights Templar, Real, Camino, Hospital ...
Historical Network: Hospital (Mercy) over it. Just as the existence of bridges, roads, villages with Jacobean architecture, monuments and other Acts.
Historical documents and correspondence from Pilgrims to support the use of it. Miracles and Legends along the Pilgrims Way. Spoken tradition that endorses the passage of pilgrims.
Churches and Chapels, with images of the apostle, Romance architecture
Walking, opened roads, which were fused into the different routes, which I describe below:
View and contact with pilgrims who wish to pursue the Way: Plan and agrees to the starting point and Home.
Check the dates, starting points and started all who plan to Pilgrims Way. You can contact them through their email address.
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The Way's name in other languages

  • In Spanish: it is called El Camino de Santiago, El Camino, el Camino a Santiago, el Camino de las Estrellas, Camino Jacobeo, Ruta Jacobea or Camino del Perdón
  • In Galician, it is called O Camiño de Santiago or Ruta Xacobea
  • In Basque, it is called Donejakue Bidea
  • In French: it is called le Chemin de Saint Jacques
  • In Portuguese: It is called O Caminho de Santiago
  • In Italian: It is called il cammino di Santiago, il Cammnio di San Giacomo
  • In German: It is called Jakobsweg
  • See the name in other languages

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Before Starting the Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James: Planning the Way

Before embarking on the road, remember: Tips, Planning the Way, Physical training, Credentials, baggage .
We have not forgotten the magical story that surrounds this route: The Way of the Stars, The Way of Ducks, Knights Templar, Mary Magdalene, Merovingian, Game of the Goose, Legends, Esoteric, Beasts, Calixtinus Codex.
In these pages, we'll help you decipher some of the puzzles and learn about the origins.

The experience of the Camino de Santiago: Your Way.

Congratulations, you're going to start an unforgettable experience that will mark your life. We will try to help, to make it as easy.
Currently living in The Way pilgrims and tourists. In both, we expect: respect for the traditions and culture and the perpetuation of a Way of Peace.

Quick Tips for Planning the Camino de Santiago.

Before planning the route and decide on the packing list, consider the following questions:
  1. The time available for the road.
  2. As you will perform the way: on foot, on horseback, by bicycle?
  3. At that time of year you will make a Way.
  4. What is your age and fitness.
  5. You're a VIP person, you have an illness, disability, elderly, ...
  6. Forget big backpacks. Recommended 3 to 5 kg, maximum 10 kg. In the Way, you would find all the necessary one.
  7. Do not forget: Documentation, water or sports drinks, hat, sunglasses, waterproof, boots very comfortable, very neat and foot wooden staff.
  8. Credential or Official Map.

Planning of means to realise the Way of Santiago (Way of Santiago): on foot, to horse, in bicycle.

How to realise the Way of Saint James (Camino de Santiago): on foot, on horseback, in bicycle.

The normal thing is to do Walked it. In Bicycle and to Horse usually one becomes in Groups . To Horse you must anticipate the stables and feeding of the Horse.

How old are you and where you are physically.

Do the Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James, is a great effort. What are normal stages of 20 Km. If you are young and these highly trained to walk you can reach 30 km If you are over 50 years we suggest stages 10 to 15 Km. If you have a health problem, you have to consider possible points of assistance.

How much time available to do the Camino de Santiago?

Remember that you need to make a minimum of 100 Km on foot or horseback and 200 Km. in bicycle.

How long do you have to do the Camino de Santiago or Way of Saint James?.

If you have 1 week. We recommend starting from Vega de Valcarce, crossed the turnpike and walked into Galicia. If you feel more energy, you can extend one or two stages starting in Ponferrada or Villafranca del Bierzo.
If you have 1 Month, good health and fitness can start from Saint Jean Pied de Port.

Where you from and where you go to Starting the Camino de Santiago or Way of saint James.

Decides the Way, what is your city, find the starting points and potential mates and decides Road Start Point. Choose the means of transport to move the starting point to the starting point. See Table Where to start. You must count on the Climatology, based on her chooses the equipment.

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Before Starting the Way of St. James: It plans the Way


Before initiating the Way, it remembers: Advice, Plan the Way, Physical training, Credentials, Luggage.
We have not forgotten magical history, that he surrounds this route: The Way of Stars, the Way of the Goose, Templar, Maria Magdalena, Merovingios, Game of the Goose, Legend, Esoteric, Bestiario, Calixtinus Codex, In these pages, we will help to decipher some you of the enigmas, as well as to know the Origins.

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO





Pilgrimages of Europe: Santiago de Compostela, Spain





Peregrino a Santiago
Portada Codex Calixtinus


Chemin de Saint Jacques de Compostelle du Puy à St Alban




The experience of the Way of St James

Congratulations, you are going to initiate an unforgettable experience, that can mark your life. We will try help you, to make it easiest.
At the moment, in the Way coexist: Pilgrims and Tourists. Of both, we hoped: respect by the traditions and culture, as well as the perpetuity of a Way of Peace.




Fast advice to do the Way of St. James.

Before planning the route and deciding the list of luggage, you must know the following questions:
  1. How days have you for to do the way.
  2. How to do the route: On foot, to horse, in bicycle?
  3. In which time of the year you are going to make the Way.
  4. As it is your age and state of physical training.
  5. You are a personage VIP, you have some disease, discapacidad, third age,…
  6. Forget of great Knapsacks. Advisable of 3 to 5 kg, maximum 10 kg. In the Route you found all the necessary one
  7. You do not forget: Documentation, isotónica water or drinks, sun hat, glasses, raincoat, very comfortable boots, neat feet, wooden stick.
  8. Credential or Daily of Route.





Requirements of the Pilgrimage Route: Credential and Compostela.

  • 100 km Walking on foot.
  • 200 km to Horse.
  • 200 km in Bike.
When you Decided the Departure Point and the one of Home, you must: BE CREDITED with a CREDENTIAL.
The Credential is basic, to be welcomed in the Refuges. You can obtain it in: In the Refuges, the Associations or Brotherhoods of the Way of Saint James, certain Churches.


Planificacion del Camino de Santiago
Credencial del Peregrino a Santiago
Mapa de los Camino de Santiago
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Physical requirements to do the Way of James

The Route, requires a Physical effort, before initiating you must it:
  1. To evaluate your physical state, as of the 40 - 60 Years, it is very recommended for you, that undergo a medical Check, that I evaluate the possibilities of doing it without risk for the Health.
  2. It prepares your Feet: it eliminates the cut and short callosities, nails affluent. We advised to you, to use separator of fingers.
  3. If you suffer some disease or you need medication, you do not forget the previous planning. You can hire our planning services, travel insurance and luggage transport.
  4. It carries out a plan of physical training, that allows you, to support the long walks without risk for your health.
  5. Unloading our Daily of Route and writes down all corresponding data a: Necessary medications, pharmacological incompatibilities and Allergies. We advised to you, that you take prescriptions to obtain them easily.
  6. Forget of big Knapsacks. Advisable of 3 to 5 kg, maximum 10 kg. In the Way you found all the necessary one.
  7. You do not forget: Documentation, isotónica water or drinks, sun hat, glasses, raincoat, very comfortable boots, very neat feet and wooden stick.
  8. Credential or Daily of Route.


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Hygienic requirements to do the Way of Santiago

It is essential: Comb, nail clippers, Toothbrush, Dental Cream (advisable to replace by Dental Silk), clamps to shave, champú, soap, fresh colony, soapy toallitas and the women must plan the necessity of compresas.

Chemin de Compostelle




Other Recommendations to do the Way of St. James.

The Way, at the moment, does not present/display dangers, despite you must cuidarte and be cautious:
  1. You do not drink in sources, if you do not have, the certainty that they are Potable.
  2. It always takes to Water or Isotónicas drinks. We recommended, to take to a small ration of salt and bicarbonate to you, in case of anomalies acquires physiological serum.
  3. Taken care of with the Dogs. You do not have acercarte nor to caress to any. In case of possible quiet attack quédate.
  4. Not to touch to the bats and rats, they can present/display I infect of Rage. In case of mordedura, you do not kill the animal, tries to urgently capture it and ponte in contact with the medical services.
  5. It turns out advisable to wear to Clothes and Knapsacks with Reflecting material. The matinales long walks or to the dusk usually are dangerous by lack of visibility.
  6. You do not forget: Documentation, isotónica water or drinks, sun hat, glasses, raincoat, very comfortable boots, very neat feet and wood cane
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Fast planner of the Way of St. James French.

Fast planner of the Way of St. James French
Way Time to use It forms To do it Population Seasons
FRANCE        
French 32 days A pie Saint Jean Pied de Port Spring-Summer
French 13 días Horse Saint Jean Pied de Port Spring-Summer
French 13 días Bike Saint Jean Pied de Port Spring-Summer
French 22 days Walk Nájera Spring-Summer
French 22 days Walk Sto. Domingo de la Calzada Spring-Summer
French 21 days A Pie Belorado Spring-Summer
French 16 days Walk Carrión de los Condes Primavera-Verano
French 15 days Walk Sahagún Spring-Summer
French 7 days Walk Villafranca del Bierzo Spring-Summer
French 6 days Walk Vega de Valcarce Spring-Summer
French 5 days Walk O Cebreiro Spring-Summer
French 4 days Walk Sarria Spring-Summer
Mín. Recomen. 7 days Walk Villafranca del Bierzo Spring-Summer
Minimum recommended 6 days Walk Vega de Valcarce Spring-Summer
Minimum recommended 5 days Walk O Cebreiro Spring-Summer
Mínimum: 100 Km. Compostela 4-5 días Walk Sarria Spring-Summer






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