Slackpacking the Camino with beds booked and baggage transferred doesn’t mean that you won’t get blisters, tendonitis, aching muscles and a funny tan! You will have to hike up the same mountain paths in the sun or rain, wobble down the same rocky descents, and struggle through the same boot-clinging mud and sludge with all the other pilgrims. The main difference is that your daypack will only weigh about 3kg instead of the average 7kg, and knowing that you have a bed and a hot shower waiting for you at the end of the day means plenty of time to have breakfast, to smell the wildflowers along the trail, enjoy a leisurely lunch and wait for an interesting church or museum to open, instead of racing to queue for a bed in a pilgrim dormitory. Slackpacking the Camino Frances provides all the information and advice you’ll need to plan your perfect Camino.
Written by Sylvia Nilsen – first published in 2013
Black and white; 90 pages;216 x 140 mm; 116gm