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Camino de Santiago - Top Tips
Tuesday 19 April 2016
Camino de Santiago
- Break in your walking boots and socks to prevent blisters. It is also a good idea to have worn any clothing on long walks before you travel to make sure they are comfortable.
- Bring runners or ideally flip flops for evening time to give your feet at chance to breath & recover
- Pack a sports bottle & fill it each morning before you leave the hotel at breakfast
- Bring spare (dry!) socks in your backpack
- Get your pilgrim passport stamped in hotels, shops & restaurants along the Way. You must have walked 100km in order to receive your Compostela certificate of completion, in Santiago.
- If you have luggage transport booked with us, put your name on your luggage label and attach it to your case on the first morning. This will enable the driver to identify your bag and its destination each day.
- Buy a scallop shell on your first day & attach it to your rucksack
- A poncho is fantastic for any wet days to keep you, your clothing & your bag dry
- If you run out of battery on your camera / phone along the way, charge it in one of the many restaurants / cafes that you stop at. Just bring your adapter & lead. Or take a charged battery pack with you.
What to pack in your rucksack?
- Plasters (incl. blister plasters)
- Safety Pins
- Sun Cream
- Lip Protection
- Snacks (Protein Bars, Glucose sweets or take a few pastries from the breakfast buffet!)
- Hiking Poles (if required)
- Plastic Bags for wet clothing
- Spare socks & t-shirt depending on the weather
- Water Bottles
- Tissues / Wipes
- Antibacterial Hand Gel
- Camera (Charge your battery fully & make sure you’ve plenty of memory!)
- Mobile Phone
- Sun Glasses
- Pilgrim Passport
- Emergency Phone number (on travel documents)
- Hotel Voucher & Directions to hotel
- Spanish Phrasebook