I would like to do the Camino, BUT….
- …I have no idea where to start planning
- …I don’t have the time or discipline to train on my own
- …I don’t want to walk alone
- …I think the whole way would be too much for me
- …I don’t have enough days off to undertake such an adventure
Our goal is to make the Camino as a concept accessible to all. You already know that you want to walk the Camino. The reason why you haven’t done it yet is the challenge we’d like to take on with you. Take a look at the Camino de Santiago Services we offer below!
Camino Comfort Planning Basic
We created this website to get you kick-started. It contains all basic information you need to get a first idea of your walk.
Browsing through our website, you’ll get an idea of what the Camino is about, the gear you need and you’ll also learn how many other camino routes might fit your needs far better than the most popular ‘Camino Francés’. You don’t have to follow the way that most people follow. You don’t HAVE to do anything. The Camino is what YOU make of it. It’s YOUR Way. We are there to show you the possibilities and offer a variety of Camino de Santiago services that will fit your needs.
Let our website guide you in your first steps: it’s free!
Do you still have questions after browsing our website? No problem: let us know via e-mail at [email protected] and we’ll make sure you get your answers at no charge!
I know I probably need some special gear, but I don’t have time to investigate and shop
When we did our first walk we knew we would need light gear since we wanted to carry our own backpack. Joyce spend a LOT of time researching gear and other products back then. We discovered that it is not that easy to find everything you need in one place. That’s when we decided to set up a small shop for pilgrims. In this shop you’ll find everything that needs to go into your backpack or luggage. Our collection includes gear and products for all types of pilgrims. We pay special attention to multipurpose products and you can be assured that the weight we mention is correct since we weigh our products ourselves. We also aim at finding products that are economic. Light-weight does not equal expensive. New products are added regularly to get to our ultimate goal: the one-stop-shop for pilgrims!
Camino Comfort Planning à la Carte
I don’t have time to plan and a standard guided tour is not my cup of tea; please help me!
We have several solutions for folks that simply do not have time to dive into all possibilities. We also understand there are folks that don’t like the concept of the standard guided tours available out there and so we came up with several interesting alternatives.
We offer exciting Camino Workshops in which, together, we can plan your trip and make sure you are prepared for your adventure.
Check out the available events on our Facebook Events page to see the available events and to sign up for one of the workshops or training events.
Our Camino de Santiago Services offer a broad spectrum for Camino Pilgrims. Combining these workshop events with our training events and joining our own Camino Comfort Walks gives you a complete package to get the most out of your Camino Experience. There’s not much left that will stand in your way of doing the Camino!
I know I should be training for the Camino…my discipline devil does not always agree and comes up with tons of excuses…
We hear you. In fact, we have one of those little devils too. We found a way to beat it. Get together with a group of Camino lovers. Walking together gives you additional perks: you can discuss your plans together, exchange ideas, share knowledge and make the training sessions really interesting and value-adding.
You can arrange these sessions yourself by searching for and contacting fellow pilgrims on the internet.
If you prefer to join our own training walks you are most welcome. Check out the available events on our Facebook Events page. You are welcome to join us!
We also offer individual training sessions if you are a beginner and need help in setting up a training schedule: contact us at [email protected] for help.
Walk & Talk
Many pilgrims start their journey for a reason. Usually a life event occurred and they decide to do the Camino to process that event. Whether it was the passing away of a person close to you, a recent divorce, a lay-off that pushed you back to the drawing table of your career, or any other event with impact, you have your own reasons for your decision.
Some people didn’t experience a big life event but are simply always seeking opportunities for personal development.
In any of the above situations, personal coaching can be a tool you can put to work before, during and/or after walking the Camino. After all, it’s good to have a light-weight backpack: physically as well as mentally!
Our Walk & Talk services will start in Spring 2017. A new year, a new beginning!
Once you have done (part of) the Camino, it will keep calling you back. We are happy to oblige!
We even started this website and all our Camino de Santiago Services to be able to spend as much time as possible thinking about the way and walking it.
Luisa’s routes are Galician. Our love of the Camino runs deepest in the Galician routes. Our goal is to walk as many of them as possible, so we always plan our walks in the last 300 to 100 km of each of the known (and less known) routes through Spain.
In the past we did a lot of hiking in Galicia when visiting our family. In 2014 we explored the Camino Portugues and in 2015 we explored the Camino Francés in its last 100 km to do research for this website and to meet as many people as possible. This year has been very busy for us since we are setting up this website and further developing our shop and our services. However, we did manage to squeeze in a hike this year (2016). In memory of Luisa’s father, who passed away this January, we will be starting in the city where he was born: León, on the Camino Francés. We will use the time we have to walk to Ponferrada, starting point of the Camino de Invierno (Winter Way). The Winter Way will be the next one!
We have set up a plan to indulge our desire to walk each and every route in Galicia. You can be part of our plans. Hike with us and you’ll have your personal guide, coach and translator at your side while keeping a firm grip on your own autonomy.
Take a look at our plans and join us on one of our Camino’s! (coming soon).
Looking to find like-minded future pilgrims? Take a look at our other Camino de Santiago Services: you can learn, plan, train and walk with fellow pilgrims!
Camino de Santiago Services
As you can see, we can help you with planning; we are there to be your personal coach or your training buddy; we can walk with you; we can show you how to plan shorter walks multiple times a year to make it work with your daily life!
We are both Camino addicts and we love to contribute to this lasting tradition by promoting the Camino, educating and encouraging pilgrims and future pilgrims and by bringing them together.
We encourage people in a meaningful and reliable way to walk the Camino de Santiago and help people both in a good preparation and meaningful implementation.
Last but not least, we help you implement the lessons you learned during your walk, in your daily life.
Interested in how our Camino de Santiago Services will be of help for you? Contact us and we’re sure we can work something special out for you!
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