Training for the Camino: the Road to Santiago

Are you interested in taking on the physical challenge of the Camino de Santiago but you’re not sure how fit you need to be?


This guide to training for the Camino will tell you all you need to know about gradually building up your fitness levels with training walks as well as the importance of having medical check ups, taking on a healthy eating programmes and breaking your shoes in three months in advance.



The Road to Santiago blog warns that the Camino terrain can be rocky and ever-changing, so decent footwear is of the utmost importance. As a result, blisters are part and parcel of the pilgrimage and the blog gives some excellent advice to avoiding and aiding sore feet.


As well as ailments, the blog details the best upper body training techniques to embark on before your hike. The strain of heavy backpacks over a long distance are something that many forget to take into account.


You can read the full guide here