Camino de Santiago
Anyone here who has gone on the Camino de Santiago? I want to go in the fall.
Which Camino? I did Camino Ingles, Camino Finesterra and most of Camino del Norte last summer. There are a lot of sites that give advice and https://www.gronze.com/ has the best listing of Albergues. Make sure you brush up on your Spanish, as many in small towns don't know much English, and be prepared for a multi-cultural experience. Not at all unusual to have dinner with people from 5 or 6 different countries (default language was then English). For about a week I kept running into the same group of Germans in Albergues so spoke a lot of German during that time, and did some translating between German and Spanish as many of the Germans knew little to no Spanish. Amazing experience. Buon Camino
Never been there. Sounds wonderful.
I have hiked the Inca Trail. It's only 44 km, but it goes up and down. Lots of putting on, then taking off, the jacket. You're at sea level in the morning and then at 4500 meters above sea level in the evening, every day. Five days, big backpack, lots of water, lots of sweat. Do it while you're still young.
I went from Pamplona to Fisterria in the early spring. I did about 22 miles per day (500 total). I did not find it hard or life changing like many say but I really enjoyed it. There are many books and websites to learn and plan. I chose that time because it was not crowded or the hot summer. I chose the starting place because there was snow on the trail in the mountains to the north.