How many days do you have available to travel the Camino de Santiago? If you have 10 days to walk, here are our tips on how to carry it out.
How much time do you need to walk the Camino de Santiago? The question has a difficult answer; It all depends on the time you have available. There are pilgrims who decide to make the Camino de Santiago complete but split into different sections (completing one section each year), although most mark Santiago de Compostela as their goal, and from there they mark their route calculating the stages that the available time allows us to complete.
Walking the Camino de Santiago in 10 days is a great idea and in our eyes it is more than enough to live the Jacobean spirit and enjoy the experience 100%. We are talking about that we will travel a distance between 200 and 250 km (depending on what maximum distance we travel in each stage) distributed between 8, 9 or 10 stages in which we will cross all types of terrain of different difficulties, enjoy different landscapes, gastronomy, heritage and even customs of the people of the Camino.
The compostela (mistakenly called Compostela) is the certificate that any pilgrim can obtain upon arrival at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela if they show on their credential of the Camino de Santiago to have completed at least the last 100 km on foot (or 200 km by bicycle ). This credential must be sealed in the different shelters and parishes of the localities that we cross. Therefore, if we spend 10 days traveling the Camino de Santiago, as we will travel a minimum of 200 km we will not have problems to obtain our composting, whether we have traveled on foot or by bicycle.
We tell you from what locations you can leave if you have 10 days to travel the Camino de Santiago, depending on the route you choose and how far you will have to travel to reach Santiago de Compostela. You have absolute freedom to choose the path you like best; but yes, you must bear in mind that not all routes are equally recommended in all seasons of the year; for example it would not be appropriate to walk the Primitive Way in the middle of winter or the Vía de la Plata in the middle of August.
If it is your first time and you are not 100% sure of how your physical form is going to withstand the passage of kilometers, our advice is that you take the Camino de Santiago calmly and do not schedule stages of more than 25 km on your tour (We don't want to end up injured or defunct). If you are going to spend 10 days, the best idea is that in your planning to walk the Camino de Santiago you try to get as close as possible to the total 200 km; This way you can spend some day resting and recovering strength, as well as a final day to visit Santiago de Compostela at your leisure, without hurry.
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