If you are starting in Sarria to do the, probably most popular, last stretch of the Camino Francés, chances are you’ll arrive at Santiago Airport (Labacolla). If you’re from outside Europe you’ll probably have a connecting flight from Madrid. The next step in your planning is to figure out how to get to Sarria. Some people ask around in a forum or Facebook page (hello fellow Camigas, as promised!!!) how to get from Santiago Airport to Sarria.
The most popular answer that fellow pilgrims give is a reference to the website ‘Rome2Rio’ – which is a great site for high-level planning, no doubt – but in this case it will give you the wrong idea, not enough options and even incomplete information:
The Camino to Santiago in Numbers (updated with 2017 + jan-jul 2018)
The Camino is not about numbers, that’s for sure. However, people who love numbers ánd love the Camino will like to scroll through these graphics and analyze a little bit the available data.
Numbers can be really helpful when planning your Camino. If you’ve never walked the Camino and you’re feeling a bit anxious about it, it can really help to see that you are nowhere near alone in this adventure. Questions ‘The Camino to Santiago in Numbers’ will be able to help with:
Ours definitely was and we had to put it several times on a diet.
In the planning phase of your Camino Adventure you’ll be spending a lot of time on your gear. It happened to us.
There are a lot of articles out there trying to capture the ‘Ultimate Camino Packing List’. Unfortunately, there is no such thing.
The Camino Frances is the most traveled way to Santiago de Compostela. In English it’s referred to as The French Way and it’s definitely the most popular Camino route. It runs from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles on the Spanish side before making its way to Santiago de Compostela through the major cities of Pamplona, Logroño, Burgos and León. If you ever walked that Camino it might be time to start thinking about your next adventure in Spain. You never know when the Camino is going to call you again, right?
Let me ask you something: in your day to day life, would you ever go to a café, take a seat, take your shoes and socks off and start inspecting and touching your feet? Don’t think so. The Camino Etiquette is not that different.
Here’s another one: in your day to day life, would you enter your home with dirty boots or would you rather leave them at your door steps?
Is it me, or is there a growing lack of respect on the Camino? Maybe it’s time we share some good-old respect rules, because it’s simply not okay to do whatever you want and say ‘that’s the Camino’.