More and more people are deciding to embark on the adventure of walking the Camino de Santiago. Usually, almost all new pilgrims share the same doubts and concerns about this: how should I prepare myself, what should I take with me, will I be able to do it, etc. We show you the most important tips to keep in mind.

Nowadays there is also the uncertainty or fear associated with the coronavirus. Many of you are debating whether to make the journey or not, because you are not sure if it will be safe to do so. This feeling is perfectly normal. For this reason, in this post we are going to give you more tips to follow in order to make the journey in complete safety in times of coronavirus.

Pilgrim’s preparation tips

Just like an athlete or a competitor, pilgrims prepare physically and mentally to do the Camino.

Physical preparation

It is very important that you prepare yourself physically before walking the trail. If you are a regular exerciser, we recommend that you focus your training on walking several days a week. If you can go on a route on the weekends, all the better! For athletes, preparation involves including walking or leg-strengthening exercises in their weekly exercise routines.

If, on the other hand, you are someone who doesn’t exercise often, don’t worry, you can do it! Of course, you will have to work harder and train a little more. We advise you to set daily walking routines, which you will gradually extend in time, at least 5 or 6 weeks long, before starting the walk. As a complement, mountain routes are also very beneficial as well as leg and gluteal exercises to strengthen the muscles.

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Mental preparation

It is essential. Again, if you’re an athlete you’ll know what we’re talking about. Often, the key to reaching the finish line in an athletics race is in the head. It’s all about attitude. If you think, “I won’t be able to do it, I won’t make it,” you probably won’t make it. On the contrary