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 WAY OF ST. JAMES

Now we have gotten over the initial shock of the endeavour, let’s dive into a little history of the Camino de Santiago and Saint James in particular. Although most people have heard of the pilgrimage to Santiago, not everyone is aware of where all these roads are actually leading to and why people have travelled…

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…