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Geira e dos Arrieiros Highlights

The Caminho da Geira e dos Arrieiros connects the Portuguese city of Braga with Santiago. Here are the highlights of this up-and-coming camino.

Overgrown wheat stalks and the Camino de Santiago in the Alentejo.

Caminho Nascente Highlights

The Caminho Nascente is a little-known but amazing Camino de Santiago route starting from Tavira in southern Portugal. Here are the highlights of this epic camino.

Lisbon Highlights

The starting point for the full version of the Portuguese route of the Camino de Santiago, Lisbon is a fascinating city, and our home. These are the highlights of Lisbon.

Best Islamic Architecture on the Camino

The Camino de Santiago is a Christian pilgrimage, but it contains some fascinating Muslim sites as well. This article explores the Islamic legacy on the camino.

Portuguese Way Experiences

The most memorable experiences on the Portuguese route of the Camino de Santiago, from medieval dining to showering under waterfalls.

Camino de Madrid Highlights

Highlights of the Camino de Madrid, an off-the-beaten-path camino that combines historic sites, a variety of landscapes and an excellent albergue network.

Roman Empire Camino

The shadow of the Roman Empire still towers over the Camino de Santiago. These are the most impressive Roman sites on major camino routes in Spain, Portugal and France.

2020 Pilgrim Statistics

Three takeaways from the 2020 pilgrim statistics, including the nearly 85% decrease in pilgrims, Spain reclaiming the camino and the continuing diversification of camino routes.

Variante Espiritual Highlights

The Variante Espiritual is an increasingly popular variant towards the end of the Portuguese route of the Camino de Santiago. Here are five things that make this route special.

Camino Primitivo Highlights

The Camino Primitivo is the first route of the Camino de Santiago and today it is one of the most popular ones. Here are six highlights of the ‘Original Way’.

Meseta

The Meseta

Some pilgrims on the French Way (Camino Francés) of the Camino de Santiago decide to skip the endless wheat fields of the Meseta. But here are six reasons why you shouldn’t.

Porto - Portuguese Way Highlights

Portuguese Way Highlights

What are the highlights of the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago? Here are our six favourite things about this special camino that will have you packing your bags in no time.

Pandemic Camino

How is a pandemic camino different? This first-hand report from the Portuguese route of the Camino de Santiago details what it’s like to be on pilgrimage during the age of COVID-19.

Camino Starting Points

What are the best starting points for the Camino Francés? This post looks at the six most popular starting points for the most famous route of the camino and outlines their pros and cons.

Santiago Holy Year 2021

2021 is a Holy Year in Santiago, which usually makes the camino a lot busier than normal. But how will the pandemic affect pilgrim numbers and other parts of the camino in this Holy Year?