The Camino de Santiago without a backpack, is it possible?

More and more pilgrims rely on companies like Correos to transport their luggage from stage to stage in the different routes

El Camino con Correos

El Camino con Correos

There are so many ways of doing the Camino de Santiago as pilgrims. And more and more people are encouraged to enjoy the Route regardless of their age, health or physical condition. To prevent injuries, walk more comfortably and avoid aggravating a muscle, back or cervical problem, there are many specialized services that allow the pilgrim to live the Camino de Santiago without worries.

One of the most comfortable is the transport of backpacks and luggage. The comments of pilgrims who believe that with this service the essence of the Camino is lost, the Route is commercialized or that for not carrying your backpack you are not an authentic pilgrim. All opinions are respectable. But it is undeniable that avoiding carrying the weight of the backpack allows more people to enjoy the Camino de Santiago. From those who have health problems to those of more advanced age or reduced mobility.

At the time of opting for this service, there are many questions that arise. Here are some answers:

Can I go without a backpack or suitcase in any of the Routes of the Camino de Santiago?

Today, travel any of the routes that lead to Santiago without carrying luggage is possible. For this there are several alternatives. Correos makes available to the pilgrim his Paq Mochila, with which he guarantees the transport of luggage from day to day, from stage to stage, from accommodation to accommodation. With this service, Correos is present practically in all the Routes from Week until November, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays included: in all the Northern Way (of Irún to Santiago de Compostela), in the French Way (from Roncesvalles and from Somport) , in Portuguese, in Primitivo, in English, in Sanabrés from Ourense and in Fisterra and Muxía. And throughout the year from O Cebreiro to Santiago de Compostela.

Can I do all the stages of the Camino de Santiago without carrying my backpack?

And just some stage?The services of transport of luggage allow, in its majority, to contract it by loose stages, by sections or even the whole Way. Precisely, one of the greatest comforts of Paq Mochila de Correos is that you can hire your entire route, from the starting point to the end, with a single call to 683440022 or with a single online reservation ( . Of course, the Paq Mochila is also available if you need a single stage or in any part of your Camino.

How can I contract the luggage transport?

Nowadays, the easiest way to reserve or buy or hire any item or service is online. In you will find that possibility and in a very simple way. You just have to choose the Way you are going to perform, on what dates, where you finish and where you start and what your first accommodation is. And you can leave everything organized, booked and paid, with a card or through Paypal. In addition, Correos makes available to the pilgrim two more ways of hiring: email through and by phone, calling or sending a whatsapp to 683440022.

And if doing the Camino, do I have any doubts or do I need to make any changes?

Correos makes things easy for you. If you have any problems during the Camino and you need to change an accommodation or itinerary, there is no problem. Correos has a Customer Service through the email or telephone 683440022 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day of the year, Sundays and holidays. From November 1 to Easter, the hours of operation are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where do I have to leave my backpack?

This service seeks to make life easier for the pilgrim. Therefore, the collection and delivery system is very simple. For example, if you hire Paq Mochila de Correos, the postman will pick up your luggage at the indicated accommodation and transfer it to the next hostel, hostel or hotel before 2:30 p.m. on the same day so that you can dispose of it at the same time. end of the stage.

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