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1. Posted by Aiyanarice (Budding Member 2 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Hey everyone!

I need some advice and insight into El Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in Spain. I am planning to travel from Barcelona to Logrono and then to Paris using this trail but I don't know much about it.

If anyone has been on the trail I was wondering what the terrain is like generally and what you packed. I also have heard there are stops along the way where you can pay a small fee to board for the night.

Also, where does one get food along the way. I was planning to bring dried rice and beans along but I won't be able to carry a month's supply. Where could I pick up more along the way? I am traveling on a budget and I am a vegetarian so any low cost veggie food suggestions would be helpful!


2. Posted by Budgie Escapee (Budding Member 27 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Check out the standard guide to the trail: "A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino De Santiago" by John Brierley. It contains maps of the trail showing places to stay and where to get food and water etc.

For a more casual read, have a look at the book "Sinning Across Spain" by Alisa Piper, which is a well-written account of a walk along the trail that is driven by a unique motivation.