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Camino de Santiago

I've walked the camino de Santiago for 6 weeks (camino del norte followed by camino primitivo), staring from Bilbao - a trip for my heart and soul

by johanna86844AtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeSpain4 days / August 2019

Highs & Lows

The nature, sea and the mountains - sleeping outside, alone in my tent, feeling calm and peace - 4 days of break in llanes

Blisters on my feet

Itinerary Overview

I've started in Bilbao, walking all the coast way till Oviedo. From there I took the camino primitivo through the mountains till Santiago. To finish, I've walked to Fisterra

  • 4 Nights: Llanes
    I was forced to take a break due to blisters, but it turned out to be quite a good city for a little break on the camino

Q & A

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Go with the flow, take your tempo during walk, follow your feelings, be open, listen to your heart and have fun. There are gonna be hard moments, but many beautiful ones as well and you will be happy

  • Packing tips?

    Good shoes (at least one size bigger), except that you dont need much: a bottle for water, very few underware, a good book, soap (for hair and body), bikini, one outfit for cold and warm weather and a raincoat. Dont take too much, only the basics are fine.

  • Booking details?

    Some albergues dont do booking, and if they are full they might send you away (sometimes they let you sleep on the floor if they are nice). With my tent, I was more independent.


  • First I stayed in the albergue, but because you are only allowed to stay 2 nights there (but I had to stay longer because of blisters), I made some friends in the city and crushed on their couch