Sports & Recreation

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Author: Bethan Davies

Publisher: Pili Pala Press

ISBN: 097316980X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

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Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago History Culture Architecture

Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago History Culture Architecture

Author: Gerald Kelly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1475190352

Category: Travel

Page: 150

View: 866

The new, updated 2014 version of this guide is now available. A practical guide to walking the Camino de Santiago/Camino Francés with information about pilgrim accommodation and services plus lots of background information about the history, culture and architecture of the places you will pass through. This guide grew out of the caminoguide.net free community-based guide to the Camino which is kept up-to-date with the help of feedback from pilgrims past and present. Fully revised in 2012 this is the most up-to-date and reliable English-language guide to accommodation and services on the Camino. It covers St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela and Finisterre. This new edition, published in January 2014, has been updated with the latest information about accommodation and services. The guide includes: The Route: distances between places with pilgrim accommodation, descriptions of difficult points along the route. Maps: route maps showing the Camino in rural areas and large-scale maps of the major cities and towns showing the location of Pilgrim Hostels and other facilities. Accommodation: up-to-date and accurate information about pilgrim accommodation, the facilities provided and prices. Services: information about services (shops, restaurants, tourist information, internet, etc.) plus the dates of local festivals. Sights: historical and architectural information about the sights you'll see along the Camino. History: a brief history of the towns and villages along the Camino, describing significant events and people and any legends associated with the Camino. Gastronomy: descriptions of the traditional dishes to watch out for in the different regions and recommendations on where to try them. Placenames: the meanings and origins of the names of villages and towns.
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Walking Home on the Camino de Santiago

Walking Home on the Camino de Santiago

Author: Linda L. Lasswell

Publisher: Pilgrims Process, Inc.

ISBN: 0974959723

Category: Travel

Page: 156

View: 857

Walking Home is the fictionalized account of Lasswell's on-again, off-again pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. Sometimes surreal, sometimes poignant, often thought provoking, Walking Home invites the reader to share Lasswell's internal and external explorations as they unfold along the Way.
Religion

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Walking the Camino de Santiago

Author: Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680132

Category: Religion

Page: 248

View: 800

The Camino de Santiago, the Route of Saint James, the Way--all describe a pilgrimage with multiple routes that pass through Spain and end at the Cathedral of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela. In the 21st century, this medieval tradition is seeing a revival with travelers, both spiritual and secular, who embrace it for different reasons. Offering insight into the personal journeys of contemporary pilgrims, this collection of new essays explores cultural expressions of the Camino from the perspective of literature, film and graphic novels, and looks beyond Spain and the "Caminoisation" of other historical routes.
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Buen Camino! Walk the Camino de Santiago with a Father and Daughter

Buen Camino! Walk the Camino de Santiago with a Father and Daughter

Author: Peter Murtagh

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717151738

Category: Travel

Page: 256

View: 293

Have you ever dreamed about walking the Camino de Santiago? Join Peter Murtagh, acclaimed Irish journalist, and his teenage daughter Natasha on their epic pilgrimage across the Way of St James and experience their life-changing adventure with them. If you’ve ever wondered what a hike of 900 miles involves, physically and emotionally, look no further than Buen Camino! You will be transported to Northern Spain, to bull-running and fiestas, to prayers and ancient Christian churches, to a gruelling trek that leads to a spiritual transformation. You’ll meet a motley crew of Camino pilgrims, stay with Peter and Natasha in Spartan hostels, learn about the history of the Camino and, above all, laugh and cry with a loving father and daughter as they walk steps trod by thousands of religious travellers before them. Whether you’re a seasoned ‘peregrino’ seeking to relive your glorious Camino days, a Camino novice looking for stories of Camino veterans or someone who’s never even heard of the Camino, Buen Camino! is a must-read, full of drama, exhilaration, love, laughter and spiritual and emotional revelations. More than just a travelogue, Buen Camino! is the unique story of the shared emotional journey of a loving Irish father and daughter and of the deep family bond their shared journey of self-discovery forges. Be seduced by the spirit of the Camino and join Peter and Natasha as they follow the ancient route of Irish monks on pilgrimage and find a way of living in the world more simply. Light in weight, and available as an ebook, this is the perfect Camino companion. ‘A lovely book for those who have done the Camino, or like me, are thinking of doing it’ The Dubliner ‘An addictive, funny, heart-warming, informative read’ The Irish Mail
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Walking the Walk Camino De Santiago 2012,2nd Edition

Walking the Walk Camino De Santiago 2012,2nd Edition

Author: Marty Metras

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781387516377

Category: Travel

Page:

View: 510

After a failed attempt to walk the Camino de Santiago right after I retired in 2007, I decided to try again. I left my door on May 1st with a one-way plane ticket and never looked back. I arrived in St. Jean Pied-de-Port the next morning and started Walking the Walk. I never had a bad day, but I needed to find a way home after seeing the sunset at the end of the world. This is my story about me Walking the Walk. Marty
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Cycling the Camino de Santiago

Cycling the Camino de Santiago

Author: Mike Wells

Publisher: Cicerone Press

ISBN: 9781783627097

Category: Travel

Page: 265

View: 182

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela (Camino Francés or Way of St James) is among the world's most famous pilgrimages: Christian pilgrims have travelled to the shrine of St James in Santiago, northern Spain, since the ninth century. This guide provides all the information you need to successfully cycle the Camino. The Camino Francés is the most popular variant of the Camino, linking St Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French-Spanish border with Santiago via Pamplona, Burgos and León. The guide presents the journey in 18 stages. Two versions of the route are described, the first (770km) based closely on the walkers' route and suitable for hybrid or mountain bikes; the second (798km) a 'road route' for road and touring cycles. It can be cycled in around 10-14 days and is very well provisioned. Clear route description and mapping are accompanied by notes on local points of interest, as well as background information on Spanish history and the history of the Camino. The practicalities are also thoroughly covered, including travel to and from the route, accommodation, facilities, kit and how to qualify for and obtain your Compostela (pilgrims' certificate). Whether you're seeking a spiritual journey, a physical challenge or just a holiday, the Camino promises an unforgettable experience - from the beautiful landscapes, historic towns and rich culture of northern Spain to the famed camaraderie with other wayfarers. Blending information with inspiration, this guide is an ideal companion to cycling this UNESCO-listed route.
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Camino Frances, the - Route and Book

Camino Frances, the - Route and Book

Author: The Reverend Sandy Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 178631004X

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 870

This two-volume set of guidebook and map book makes an indispensable companion to planning and walking the 784km Camino Frances pilgrim route from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. Divided into 6 sections, the guidebook includes an additional section from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and Muxia on the Galician coast. Each section is broken down into detailed stages with easily customisable start and finish points due to the amount of accommodation available en route. Over 500 of these pilgrim lodgings are listed within this guidebook, including all public and private albergues, with contact details and a description of facilities available. The accompanying map book offers detailed, stage-by-stage maps and profiles of the route as well as over 120 town and village maps that helps you find the exact location of accommodation and other sites important to pilgrims. The small size allows you to keep the map book in an accessible pocket for use throughout the day. This two-part guidebook and map book provide an abundance of advice on planning and preparation, sample itineraries and detailed information that allows complete customisation of the Camino, making this an ideal guidebook for all pilgrims walking the Camino Frances.
Sports & Recreation

Camino de Santiago - Via Podiensis

Camino de Santiago - Via Podiensis

Author: Dave Whitson

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

ISBN: 9781783629084

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 396

View: 237

This guidebook describes in full the 735km Via Podiensis (GR65), a historic pilgrimage route through southern France from Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, where the trail meets the famous Camino Francés to Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Also detailed are 2 major variants: the Célé Valley (GR651) and Rocamadour (GR6 and GR46). Split into 28 stages, the full route takes 4 to 6 weeks to complete but can be divided into shorter sections - Figeac and Condom are well positioned to break the walk into three 2-week chunks. It can be adapted to suit all abilities, with regularly spaced accommodation and baggage transport available, and is best walked in spring and autumn, with May and September the most popular months. Abundant accommodation options offer a warm welcome to walkers and pilgrims and a chance to enjoy delicious home-cooked meals made with local ingredients. Walking directions are accompanied by 1;100,000 maps showing the route line and the facilities available at different locations. Accommodation listings provide invaluable information on where to stay. There are useful town maps for Cahors, Condom, Figeac, Le Puy, Moissac and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, and a stage planning table listing intermediate distances between accommodation means the schedule can be easily customised to individual requirements. The Via Podiensis leads pilgrims and walkers through the best of French village life, offering a unique combination of pleasant trails, quaint historic communities and cultural delights. It passes through charming Estaing, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie and Lauzerte, and visits pilgrim shrines including Conques and Rocamadour. Pilgrims carrying on to Santiago can either proceed directly from Saint-Jean on the Camino Francés or transition (via the GR10) over to the Camino del Norte - a skeletal outline of the routes linking Saint-Jean and Irún, Spain, is included in the guidebook.

There's Something Going On!

There's Something Going On!

Author: Simon Donlevy

Publisher: Choir Press

ISBN: 1789631580

Category:

Page: 170

View: 551

Walking the Camino de Santiago becomes a story about people, love, adventure, escapism, charity and friendships.
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To Each Their Own Camino

To Each Their Own Camino

Author: Roxey Edwards

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525524509

Category: Travel

Page: 421

View: 853

There I was, an average middle-aged woman living and working on Canada’s west coast. How, then, did I come to be walking this ancient path, family and friends left behind, and everything I owned in a pack on my back? Exchanging my office pumps for hiking boots and my purse for a backpack, for forty days I followed the Camino de Santiago, a historic pilgrimage of almost eight hundred kilometres across northern Spain. During my journey to Santiago, I experienced climbs and descents that challenged my endurance, ancient towns and historical landmarks that excited my imagination, and endless plains and stretches of solitude that tested my soul. I bent against blinding snow and pummeling winds, endured drenching rains, and basked in brilliant sunshine. My steps led over rocky trails, through whispering forests, among dancing grasslands, and through bustling cosmopolitan cities and crumbling towns. A colourful, international cast of characters strolled through my days, from an irreverent Irishman, to a Polish political prisoner, to a young German couple packing their new baby, to a Tennessee twosome that was walking the world. Their stories were as varied as the landscapes through which we passed. Some sought spiritual renewal, some walked to exercise grief, and some in hope or gratitude for personal miracles. Others just enjoyed walking, seeing a new country, and meeting new people. Each experienced their own Camino in their own way. Ordinary people living ordinary lives, suddenly stepping out on an extraordinary journey, we shared food, wine, and bunk rooms. Through laughter and tears, we broke down barriers of language, religion, and nationality. Strangers became friends, and friends became family, some just for a day or two . . . and some for a lifetime.
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Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

Author: Cordula Rabe

Publisher: Bergverlag Rother GmbH

ISBN: 9783763348350

Category: Travel

Page: 258

View: 339

With over 1000 years of history, the Way of St. James is one of the classic long distance walks. This historical route along almost 1000 kilometres from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela offers unique cultural, scenic and nature experiences. Since the Holy Year of 2010 the Way of St. James has gained even more in popularity and attracts more and more people from very different backgrounds, faiths and generations. It does not matter what the reason might be for setting out on the path to Santiago de Compostela - in the end you are confident that you have had a quite special experience. The Rother walking guide describes in a total of 42 stages the whole of the Camino francés from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port via Roncesvalles, as well as the Aragon route from the Somport pass via Jaca to Santiago de Compostela, including possible secondary routes and the extension to Finisterre or Muxía. Thus the Way of St. James leads through a wealth of diverse landscapes, continuously interrupted by culturally and historically interesting places like Roncesvalles, Pamplona, Puente la Reina, San Juan de Ortega, Burgos or Leon, to name but a few. The natural experience dominates at first with the Pyrenean mountains, then the Rioja region characterised by vineyards, followed by the endless barren wastes of the Castillian plateau. But finally, it is the greenery of Galicia that rewards you for all your efforts and deprivations of the long journey, before you reach the climactic destination of Santiago de Compostela. If you still have time, then continuing to the coast, to Finisterre and Muxía, is highly recommended. Detailed maps, precise descriptions of the individual stages including easy-to-read height profiles, as well as comprehensive details of the infrastructure along the way such as medical services, shopping opportunities or banks, make your planning of the walk easier, especially for deviations from the stages described in this guide. Detailed information is also given about the location and standard of accommodation in the pilgrim hostels along the way, graded accordingly with one to three St. James shells. General tips on planning the route and equipment at the start of the book make this walking guide into a compact and practical guide. Special mention is also made of historical and scenic delights, as well as regional peculiarities, local fiestas and culinary specialities. A selection of representative photos provide insights into the diversity of landscape and culture experienced along the Way of St. James.