“During the week, when we work, we only get together at home for lunch and dinner. When the weekend comes, we sit down together to eat and everyone is busy doing their own thing, watching TV or using their mobile phones. The meal is over and everyone sneaks off at full speed to make their own plans”. How long has it been since you’ve spent some real time with your family? We propose the perfect plan for these holidays: The family road!

This adventure has a lot of benefits for everyone. It offers you an outdoor activity surrounded by wonderful natural and rural landscapes. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend time together and reconnect. Listen to everything we have to tell you!

Why do the Camino as a family?

Experiences like the Camino as a family have a lot of physical, mental and emotional benefits for everyone. On an individual level, it is a perfect experience to escape from daily stress and relax. On a family level, this adventure will allow you to spend a few days of total conviviality to reconnect. You will gain in complicity and rediscover each other!

Walking together will encourage interaction and strengthen family ties. As we mentioned before, we are all aware that on a daily basis, due to work and a multitude of obligations, we do not always spend as much time as we would like with our family. Precisely because of this, experiences like the Camino are very positive.

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If you have young children, this adventure will allow you to be part of their learning in a very active way. Contact with nature and moral and values education by the family are very important for the personal development of children.

Besides, what better plan for these holidays? The Camino offers you a different kind of holiday, in the open air, enjoying wonderful natural and rural surroundings.

How do I prepare for the journey as a family?

Which route of the path to choose?

The family walk is an experience that will put you to work together from the first moment. As soon as you decide to do it, you will have to agree on which route to take. Depending on the ages of the members of the family, we recommend you to choose one route or another. If you are going to do it with children, it is best to choose routes with a simple route like the French Way or the Portuguese. If there are little ones, keep in mind to plan shorter stages as well.

Children walking the Camino de Santiago

Physical preparation

Whether you are going to do the route on foot or by bicycle, it is necessary to be physically prepared beforehand. At the very least, ideally, you should get into the habit of walking or cycling every day for at least two hours for a month.

Avoid unforeseen events

When it comes to accommodation and transport, try to arrange everything in advance. Whether you have children or not, keep in mind that planning on the fly for one or two people is not the same as planning for four or five people! It is preferable to go quietly with the security of having everything contracted.

Preparation for the stage

During the stage you will have to carry all the essentials for the day. Water, fruit, dried fruit, chocolate, sandwiches… whatever you need to replenish your strength during the tour. Remember to make stops at least every two hours. If you go with children, keep in mind that you will have to carry their things during the walk, so it is advisable to hire a luggage transport service.

A family walking on the countryside

What time of year is best?

Whether your family includes young children or not, the best seasons are undoubtedly spring and fall. These are times when the weather is good without excessive heat and there are less crowds. The middle months of the summer, also have their cool point if you are all “adults”, as there are more people there is more social interaction.

Dare to have a different kind of holiday this summer! We will be happy to help you with anything you need. Have a good journey family!

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