BOOTS, CHECK: FINDING THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR FOR YOUR CAMINO

Considering I was going to hike 2500 kilometres, I was well aware that I would probably need some specific gear. Though not entirely sure what “specific” would imply I figured that, as a pretty experienced camper, it couldn't be that difficult to sort out what I would eventually take with me or not. Three nights…

WHICH WAY ARE YOU GOING?: ROUTES TO SANTIAGO

In order to walk somewhere you need a route or at least some directions. When trying to figure out how I was going to reach Spain, I initially got a little lost in the vast network of European pilgrim routes – there are just so many of them! In addition, most Dutch pilgrims depart in…

THE ROAD TO WALKING 20KM (OR MORE) A DAY: TRAINING FOR A LONG DISTANCE HIKE

Walking or hiking* 20 kilometres without a plan on a random day should be doable. Covering that distance six days in a row – and keeping in mind the Way won’t always be as flat as my country – some groundwork might be required. Oh, and did I mention the 8-10kg you are carrying on…