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Week One – Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

Day 1 – Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles

By  •  5 months ago

Over the previous evening, my fellow pilgrims had discussed the merits of preparing thoroughly and easing into the first morning of a trail; it’s a marathon, not a race. We …
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Camino de Santiago

Day 2 – Roncesvalles to Larrasoaña

By  •  5 months ago

Life as a solo long-distance hiker can be isolating. Lengthy stretches of time walking in solitude can detach you from the outside world. However, after just 36 hours on the …
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Camino de Santiago

Day 3 – Larrasoaña to Pamplona

By  •  5 months ago

Beginning a long-distance trail as a solo hiker can be daunting—you never know what, or who, you will bump into. However, Camino Francés is built a little differently. With a …
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Camino de Santiago

Day 4 – Pamplona to Obanos

By  •  5 months ago

Long-distance hikers like envisioning their upcoming trails. The mere thought of mountains, forests, farmland or seaside scenery is enough to inflame the senses; the Camino Francés has more uplifting material …
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Camino de Santiago

Day 5 – Obanos to Estella

By  •  5 months ago

By the time I began walking the Camino Francés, I had travelled for 7 gloriously adventurous months; I’d snowboarded Åre’s mountains in Sweden, crossed the US on a continental train …
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Camino de Santiago

Day 6 – Estella to Los Arcos

By  •  5 months ago

Many pilgrims begin their Camino in search of enlightenment, and it’s easy to see why—the ancient road to Santiago is entwined with sacred history, celebrated artifacts and uplifting natural beauty. …
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Camino de Santiago

Day 7 – Los Arcos to Logroño

By  •  5 months ago

A long-distance adventure requires certain basics to be done right; hikers must be in shape, pack smart, have an itinerary in mind and notify others of your plans, just to name …
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