A travel guide for Australians & Kiwis on the Camino de Santiago
‘The Camino offers many things to many people, each comes on the journey with their own motivations – but all are united by the common goal of reaching Santiago.
For centuries the Camino de Santiago has been a great teacher and leveller, all those who travel it’s path connect with simplicity and are changed in some way, great or small.’
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Information for travel on the Camino De Santiago
For nearly 1200 years “Peregrinos” have walked the Camino de Santiago to Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain to pay homage to what are purported to be the bones of St James. Traditionally done as a religious pilgrimage to absolve ones sins, today thousands of people walk a variety of routes for their own reasons.
Slowing life down and stripping it back to its basics of eating, sleeping and walking has different effects for different people. Lives are changed as people have the chance to really ponder life. Emotional wounds are healed, life dilemmas get sorted, lifelong friendships get formed and personal limits get tested. Whatever your reason for walking the Camino, very few walk it without changing their perspective in some way. For some, it’s a true life changer.
But organising your own Camino can be a daunting task. Where do you even start? This is a unique information site for Australians and Kiwis primarily to help you with your research. We hope you’ll find this a useful resource when making your Camino plans and get a sense of what to expect from this extraordinary journey. This is not a guidebook, more an information site to help answer some of those burning questions.
We also feature recommended Camino trips organised directly from Australia by RAW Travel, who are the established local Camino Experts if you are looking for someone to help arrange your Camino, whether independent or as part of a group.
Hopefully you also gain the inspiration and confidence to embark on this soul enriching journey after absorbing the information enclosed.