Why Camino De Santiago

Camino de Santiago (The way of St James) also known as “The French Way” is an 800 kilometre Pilgrimage starting in St Jean Pied de Port in France at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains crossing inland Spain to Santiago de Compostella and historically further to Fisterre known as the “End of the World” a […]

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The Botafumeiro

The Botafumeiro (“censer” in Galician) is one of the most famous and popular symbols of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It hangs by means of a system of pulleys from the main dome of the Cathedral and swings toward the side naves. It takes eight men, who are known as “tiraboleiros”.  To swing it. […]

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Rest days

Crossroads Travel packages always include rest days. It is important to look after your body and take time out during your Camino. We have witnessed way too many injuries that could have been avoided by resting. Rest days are not only for your feet and body they are for “smelling the roses” take in the historical […]

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Why use walking poles?

  Often considered essential for long-distance walking! Walking  poles can be a valuable asset for your Camino they keep your arms moving and assist you in many ways … the main advantages; Leaning on poles will help increase your speed, support your knees, lessen the impact on your legs and can be very useful to […]

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