List of frequently asked questions that other pilgrims have asked us over the years. Surely, many of them solve many of your initial doubts before starting your organized Camino de Santiago.
From Spain, the main pilgrimage route to Santiago is the French Way, which enters from France through Roncesvalles. It follows, regarding the number of pilgrims who travel it, the Aragonese Way, which enters from France through the port of Somport, joining the French, at Puente la Reina.
Other ways are the Camino Portuguese, Vía de la Plata, the Camino English, el North road, Camino Primitive, Fisterra Road y Camino Sanabrés or Mozarabic, as more important. However, due to the resurgence, years ago of the Camino, new pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela are being incorporated every day.
The accommodations we offer to our customers are of high quality. We work with Hotels, Hostels, Manor Houses and Rural houses with charm and private bathroom. They have the necessary services that will be very useful after their daily stages. All establishments have been supervised by our team, based on their comfort, facilities and humane treatment.
The establishments are mostly in the end-of-stage locations themselves. However, in some cases, always looking for the best option available and the closest approach to the rural environment, we would transfer them to rural accommodations that are within a few kilometers radius. The next day, they would be reinstated at the beginning of the stage.
When making the Camino on dates of free choice, and dealing with accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once they have made the firm reservation of their trip. In the files of the different routes, you can see a selection of images of possible accommodations where they will be staying, varying according to their availability.
The double rooms are not shared with other pilgrims. In case you only do the Camino, you will stay in a single room.
Comfort and rest is one of our main objectives. Mundiplus never offers hostels.
Our Paths include, together with accommodation, Breakfast or Breakfast and dinner of great quality and variety.
Meals are not included in our routes so that they can walk according to their pace and possibilities, and not establish a time of arrival that conditions their journey. We recommend you bring some food on the road: sandwich, sandwich, energy bars, some fruit, water, etc. In any of the locations of the Camino you can locate food stores without any problem. They can also stop and eat something on the Camino or enjoy the food at the end of the stage.
Those with food limitations (vegetarians, vegans, etc.) should inform us to take into account their demands. However, they should also let you know in the different accommodations before each meal.
The trip must be contracted with at least 7 days in advance at the beginning of your trip to be able to carry out all the pertinent steps of it. On certain dates the occupancy on the Camino is maximum, so we recommend that when the dates have been decided they proceed to carry out the procedures of the reservation to guarantee them availability, and we can start working on their Way.
A package weighing a maximum of 20 Kgs, per person, is transported from the accommodation where you spend the night to the accommodation where you will be staying in the next stage, so that you can make the journey in a pleasant way. Suitcases, sports bags, backpacks are moved.
If you want more than one package to be moved per person, it will imply an additional supplement. They must report this circumstance before starting their trip.
We provide you with an identification tag, which you must place in a visible place of your luggage.
The luggage must be left at the hotel reception before 8 am to proceed with its transfer. It will be delivered to the next accommodation at the latest at 14 pm, before you finish each of the stages of the Camino de Santiago.
They can carry a small backpack with the essentials.
The main information of your trip will be sent to you via e-mail, in the about 7-9 days approximately, after having made the total payment of your Reserve. Once you arrive at the first accommodation, you will be given at the reception of the same information and complementary printed documentation (Request it upon arrival please)
It is the document in which it is accredited, by stamped stamps, that the Camino is made, through the successive places through which the pilgrim goes to Santiago de Compostela. Your presentation will be essential, when obtaining "The Compostela"
We provide it before your departure along with all the necessary documentation to undertake your route.
La Compostela is the document that has been issued, for centuries, to the pilgrim who has made the Camino de Santiago, for religious or faith reasons. Currently, it must be proven that the Camino de Santiago from Sarria which represents a walk of at least that last 100 km, to Santiago de Compostela, or the last 200 Kms, if it has been done by bicycle.
You can also get the Distance certificate what indicates the exact place from where you started your Camino de Santiago.
They are issued in the Pilgrim Office, next to the Cathedral, prior presentation of the Pilgrim's Credential.
They can freely decide the dates and the place of departure they want. The trip is not subject to any group, so only a minimum of one participant is required.
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The Camino de Santiago has, along the many kilometers through which it runs all kinds of services you may need (Health Centers, Local Police and Civil Guard, Banks, shops of all kinds, Pharmacies, bars, shops, restaurants , etc.)
We provide you with a complete Travel assistance insurance with coverage in Spain, in the case of having to require assistance in it.
Anyone who wants it, no matter the age or physical condition. It is advisable that, prior to carrying it out, they have adapted their physical condition with walks that go from less to more kilometers.
The stages they are going to perform are planned so that anyone can do them without great difficulties. We go through one 22 Kms average, by stage. A person with a physical training normail will cover about 4 Kms an hour approximately. But the time we spend on breaks or eating some food.
The land on which it runs are rural roads, mostly with some stretches of asphalt, with hardly any traffic, so safety is maximum.
The terrain orography is wavy and smoothand, in most of the route, without great difficulties to the march.
There are routes in which we offer in Services including a Roadside Assistance Vehicle, in case of urgency (injury or any incident of a physical nature that prevents them from finishing the stage). The assistance vehicle will be available once they are en route, being used exclusively for this purpose.
On those routes where this service is not offered, you will always have an assistance telephone number that will help you in case of any emergency en route.
Consult with our team and you will receive personalized advice on the different possibilities of transport.
El cancellation insurance It is an optional service, hiring it is an option that the client must request to be hired. In case of cancellation of the trip, the client must inform directly with the insurance company.
You can hire our services without any problem, since we design the route exclusively for you. The accommodation will be in a single room, since it is not possible to share a room with other clients.
Starting the route alone does not mean walking alone to Santiago de Compostela. On the same day of your arrival at the beginning of the first stage, at the accommodation, you will meet more pilgrims with whom if you wish you can start walking the next day, and with whom you will coincide day after day. The groups form spontaneously. All pilgrims are open to meet people and share the incredible experience of the Way. So you can decide who to walk with, by affinity, age, walking pace, etc.
In the path "YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE" The Camino is perfectly safe and perfectly marked, so you should not worry about any details. The Mundiplus Team will always be at your disposal.
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The Camino de Santiago is located perfectly marked through numerous and different signals, such as yellow arrows- mainly- kilometer posts, stones, etc. In addition, when traveling through numerous population centers, you will always have the absolute predisposition of their inhabitants, happy to help you if you need it.