Frequently Asked Camino Questions
How will I know which walk suits me?
On each walk we give a description of the accommodation standard and the difficulty of the walk. We outline, where practical, the expected duration and or distance covered each day. These descriptions are of course affected by weather and other factors including your own level of fitness and that of your travelling companions.
How do I prepare for a walking holiday?
Some walking holidays are more strenuous than others. To get the most from your holiday it’s best to do some training. If you are not a member of a walking group we suggest building up the distances gradually.
Which footwear should I use on the Camino? Shoes or boots?
This depends on where you are walking and on the terrain and weather. It is a personal choice and on the Camino it is possible to walk most stages without boots. You do need footwear with a good grip and ankle support and waterproof.
It’s worth investing in good quality walking shoes or boots as well as good socks.
Make sure you have shoes that are well broken in before you go.
What should I pack?
There is an old saying “ Bring half the clothes you think you need and twice the money”
We will give you a list of what to pack with your travel documents.
Can I travel alone?
Yes. The Camino is very popular with Solo Travellers. Bear in mind that most hotels will charge a supplement for a single room.
Are transfers included in the price?
Generally they are not included in the price because the costs vary depending on the number of people travelling. We have special rates in most areas and in some cases we can arrange free transfers subject to flight times working out.
Do I need walking poles?
Some people love them and find them very helpful both on the flat and on climbs. They tend to keep your arms exercised as well as your legs. They are relatively cheap so worth trying out.
How can I avoid getting blisters?
Blisters are always a risk with a long distance walk like the CAmino so it’s important to be prepared. Pack plasters and a products like Compeed Blister Pads. Good quality and properly fitting footwear will be helpful in reducing friction that can cause blistering.
What type of accommodation can I expect?
On the Camino we generally use privately owned 2 and 3 star hotels and pensions. Occasionally 4 star. All our rooms have private facilities. Most of our accommodation is either on or close to the Camino Route.
Our Other European Walks are usually 3 and 4 star and are operated, for the most part, in cooperation with established walking operators. Detailed descriptions are given under each walk.
What about luggage transfers?
We transfer your luggage between your accommodations along the walk.
What should I carry each day?
Carry a small rucksack for snacks, water bottle, waterproofs, first-aid kit, sun cream, change of socks and any other personal items you might want during the day.
If you have any other questions our Camino Team will be happy to help you. Just give us a shout.