UTracks has published a handy new quick reference guide to the Camino de Santiago, available in print and online, to help agents plan the right Camino experience for their clients.
The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of Saint James, is the name used to refer to all the routes that lead to where the apostle Saint James is said to be buried. It has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages for more than 1,000 years.
“Each year around 200,000 people, from all walks of life, embark on a journey along part or all of the Camino de Santiago,” says UTracks’ Camino expert, Jaclyn Lofts, who has walked the full Spanish Camino (all 790km kilometres of it!).
“They all do different trails; that span France, Spain and Portugal. Some of them cycle, but most tend to walk.”
Lofts has also walked sections of the Portuguese Camino, and has presented Camino walking and cycling information nights at countless venues around the world.
“While there is a myriad of ways to walk ‘The Way’, when it comes to planning their journey, most prospective pilgrims ask travel consultants the same questions.
“What is the Camino? Why are there so many routes? Which one should I do? When should I go? How fit do I have to be?” she says.
The UTracks Quick Reference Guide to the Camino de Santiago is available at utracks.com or call 1300 303 368 to order a print version.