That the Camino de Santiago is not a competition is well known, but always we are struck by the challenges that many pilgrims complete along the Jacobean routes. Long distances, reduced mobility or record-breaking times are some of the stories that some pilgrims have left us in the last few days.
Cycling from Oslo
From Boiro (A Coruña) comes our first record. Arturo Piñeiro is a bike lover whose head doesn’t stop, just like his legs. He already warned us last August 28th, when this member of the cycling club Barbantia Rodaannounced in the national press its intention to intention to cover the approximately 3,926 kilometres that separate the Cathedral of Oslo and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela..
Good old Arturo He covered the distance in just 23 days, at an average of 170 kilometres per day, although the physical effort is not what worries him the most.Although the physical effort is not what worries him the most, as he declares.
“The hardest thing is the logistics. Physically and psychologically I’m trained for such a challenge”.
Indeed, the difficult part of this record was finding places to sleep or buy food, as well as getting along with the people, since he barely spoke English, he had some complicated moments. In fact, although his adventure did not last for a month,