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Training & Preparing for your Camino Tour

Find quality advice from our Camino de Santiago travel experts

It's best to ensure you are well prepared before you embark on a Camino pilgrimage in Europe. Below you will find a variety of helpful advice, including information on how to train for a multi-day Camino trip, top tips from past travellers, guides to better understand the Camino, and recommended gear for your Camino experience.

If you need further information, don't hesitate to reach out to our helpful team of Camino experts. Our staff can offer great insight because we all are big active travel enthusiasts and have previous experience with Camino trails. Or if you would like to contribute some advice we'd love to hear it! Email [email protected] and share your travel knowledge.

We love to see your photos from the trail! Be sure to tag #utrackstravel and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter.

Pilgrims making their way to Roncesvalles |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i> Effective ways to recover after a long walk or cycle

Camino signpost on the Way |  <i>Dana Garofani</i> 11 Essential Training Tips for the Camino 

Pilgrims hiking through rural villages along the Camino Frances in Spain |  <i>Gesine Cheung</i> Understand the Camino: Glossary


Walking along the Camino de Santiago trail in Galicia |  <i>@timcharody</i> Discover Galicia: the region of the Way of St James

Pilgrims on the Compostela Trail Top tips to walk like a pilgrim

Hikers on the Camino in Spain |  <i>@timcharody</i> Ultimate Camino packing guide


William Counsell walking the Camino Frances |  <i>William Counsell</i> How to prevent blisters and protect your feet on the Camino

Arriving in the beautiful city of Santiago de Compostela after completing the Camino Trail |  <i>Edwina Parsons</i> The Jacobean Holy Year Explained

Pilgrims on the Camino del Norte, Spain |  <i>Andreas Holland</i> Understand Spain's Camino routes


A Quick Reference Guide to the Camino de Santiago Free eBook: Guide to the Camino

At the 100km marker on the Camino de Santiago |  <i>Rachel Goodman</i> Camino traveller stories and photos 

Local sign post along the Camino Trail |  <i>Scott Kirchner</i> Camino Quiz: how much do you know?

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