What to take on your Pilgrim Journey

The most important element of preparation to influence your comfort on your journey ahead, is to know what to pack:

  • Strong well run-in walking boots with good tread - you’ll be wearing them most of the day every day, so they will need to be comfortable
  • Well fitted walking socks
  • Warm socks
  • Warm pullover or fleece jacket
  • Warm outdoor coat
  • Rain coat - The reality is that weather can change quickly so a light rain coat that can easily be rolled up and placed in your backpack will definitely come in handy!
  • Suncream and lipsol
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Drinks container (if you do not want to buy bottled water)
  • Plastic bags (most backpacks are not waterproof)
  • Walking poles (useful)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera and charger - Whatever Camino route you decide to take you’re guaranteed to be met with some spectacular photo opportunities
  • Small torch
  • Dictionary/Phrasebook
  • Pilgrim passport (if you are wanting to receive your Compostela certificate – we provide this)
  • Mobile phone (programme in local emergency number)
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Sense of humour!


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