Camino 101

This page is based on a presentation we did on walking the Camino de Santiago (May 5, 2017, at the Dogwood Pavilion in Coquitlam). It has been updated since the original presentation.

If you have further questions about the presentation or preparing for your Camino, feel free to contact us.

Handout from presentation

Presentation slides and notes (PDF)

Website links (PDF)

Information about the Camino

Canadian Company of Pilgrims: https://www.santiago.ca

Vancouver Chapter of Canadian Company of Pilgrims Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/334873150237031/

Santiago Pilgrim’s office https://oficinadelperegrino.com/en/

The Confraternity of Saint James (UK): https://www.csj.org.uk

Ivar’s site (discussion groups, news): https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/

Camino route planning and information

Gronze for albergues and other information (in Spanish only, but still helpful): https://www.gronze.com

Camino de Santiago – Consumer: http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/los-caminos-de-santiago/frances/

Travel

Train and booking train tickets in Europe: https://www.trainline.eu

The Man in Seat Sixty-One – good website with ferry and train information for Europe https://www.seat61.com

Rome to Rio travel site—flights, hotels, etc. https://www.rome2rio.com

Gear

REI backpack fitting info & video: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacks-adjusting-fit.html

REI packing your pack info & video: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/loading-backpack.html

REI hiking boots–how to choose and fit them: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/hiking-boots.html

Health

Blister prevention: https://www.caminoadventures.com/blister-prevention-camino-de-santiago/

Books

Wanderlust travel bookstore in Vancouver on 4th Avenue in Kitsilano: http://www.wanderlustore.com

Travelling with your mobile phone

Blog post on taking your mobile phone to Europe.

Blog post recommending handy apps for travel.

A website explaining how to add GPS tracks to maps.me, and also providing Camino tracks for many countries. The site is in Dutch, but the page on adding tracks is in English and the tracks download page has a handy Google Translate button (upper left of the page) which will give you a useful English translation of the page.

Photo: Sunrise, looking back at Santiago from the trail to Finisterre.