The Camino for Solo Walkers
- Large numbers of solo travellers is the new norm
- Make friends and enjoy company when you want it
- Go at your own pace and enjoy the freedom
- Great infrastructure & open, friendly local people
- Few incidents - safety and common sense prevail
It helps enormously to have some experience of long-distance walking and a clear idea of the stresses and strains on your body. If you feel that tackling the full Camino is a step too far right now, then try one of our one or two week-long itineraries first.
Make a solid walking plan based on an itinerary that you are confident is achievable. The Camino is not a route march - you will get the more out of the experience if your daily walks are within your limits. The Camino is at its best during those hours on the trail, when you savour the journey, connect with fellow travellers, and take time to drink in the places and landscapes and your own thoughts and feelings.
Do some research in advance and know what to expect. There are many wonderful books and blogs to inspire you. Don't be shy to ask for pointers, tips and help from pilgrims, local business and hostelry owners along the Way. You will encounter hundreds of people every day who know the Camino well and are ready to advise and assist.
Carrying a charged cell phone and knowing you can contact our team 24 hours a day will give you added confidence. So make the most of modern communications and keep in touch with the folks back home too