Walking the Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port

Walking The Camino Frances

If you have already done a fair amount of walking or backpacking you already have a good idea of what is required for these types of outings and you will find the Camino Walking Guide an additional resource for you.

Let me assure you though the Camino Frances requires taking that knowledge to another level altogether.

Many types of footwear in an albergue

It will be like walking day after day the equivalent of either half or full marathons for weeks and in some cases months. As an example the Camino Frances actually starts in Le Puy in France and it is nearly 730km to St Jean and then around another 800 km to Santiago. People walking the whole way will take 2-3 months.

So attention to detail is critical. Selecting the right footwear, having the best light weight equipment and quick drying clothes, or their equivalents for cold weather etc.

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However if not properly prepared then the odds against even getting half way to Santiago are against you.

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