How To Walk The Camino de Santiago
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How To Walk The Camino de Santiago

Learn how to prepare for and walk your Camino with confidence.
4.5 (5 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Jack Pitney
Last updated 12/2014
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  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 30 face-to-face discussions and over 2 hours of content
  • Learn to overcome your anxiety and fear of walking the Camino
  • Anticipate and manage the concerns of your family and friends
  • Understand the value of packing light
  • Create a gear list that works for YOU
  • Sort through the vast amount of Camino advice and gear reviews and find just the information you really need
  • Gain courage in walking your Camino YOUR way, and not for others
  • Discover what life on the Camino is like
  • Equip yourself with skills to overcome challenges on the Camino
  • Anticipate post-Camino adjustment problems
  • Resolve to apply lessons-learned on the Camino to your life
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  • You should already be familiar with the Camino de Santiago, and have a desire to walk one of it's many routes.

Walking the Camino de Santiago is actually quite simple…you walk, eat, and sleep, and continue this cycle until you reach Santiago de Compestela. However, an almost endless amount of decisions about gear, training, travel, and daily life on the Camino can be overwhelming.

But you don’t need to be overwhelmed…it’s possible to prepare for and walk your Camino with confidence!

Learn How to Add Confidence to Your Camino Experience

  • Overcome your fears about walking the Camino
  • Gain control over your planning process
  • Create a gear list that works for YOU
  • Train in the most effective way
  • Learn about the different kinds of pilgrims on the Camino
  • Apply the lessons learned on the Camino to your life

Take Control of Your Own Unique Camino

You’ve decided to walk the Camino de Santiago, but your initial excitement has now been replaced by fear and anxiety. You may wonder how you should train, what you should take with you, and what life on the Camino will be like. And instead of giving you clarity and calmness, the “advice” you’ve been reading only makes you more confused and concerned.

Believe me, I know how you feel...I felt the same way when I prepared for my Camino! But then I found that preparing for and walking the Camino doesn’t have to be that hard.

Let’s sit down face to face, you and me, and talk some sanity into your Camino preparations. You’ll learn how to effectively plan, train, and walk your Camino while casting out fear and confusion.

Who is the target audience?
  • How To Walk The Camino de Santiago is meant for first-time pilgrims who may feel a bit overwhelmed by training, travel, and gear selection. Those with recent experience with similar adventures may not need this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
34 Lectures
2 Lectures 04:14

Yes, I really was on the Camino! Enjoy this "360" view of my experience as I make my way from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compestella.

Preview 02:36

Section 1 Wrap-Up
Before Your Camino
15 Lectures 01:10:53

Good news...walking the Camino is not hard! Life is full of things that are hard, and this is not one of them. You must prepare for a great challenge, but it can be quite manageable.

The Camino Is Not Hard

Everyone is different, and therefore everyone's Camino experience will be different. Learn from others, while you look forward to crafting your own UNIQUE Camino experience!

No Two Caminos Are Alike

I was shocked at the heavy backpacks that some pilgrims started out with! Let's talk about why this can be a big mistake and how to avoid it.

Pack Light

You'll need to resist the temptation to pack something because someone else said you'd need it. You'll maintain control over your own Camino and be steadfast in packing light!

Don't Pack For Others

Creating your gear list can be maddening as you look at other's lists and consider all the possible options. But really all you need will be footwear, clothing, outerwear, and a backpack. Let's talk about where to get started and how to build your list.

Making Your Gear List

This lecture contains the ONE SINGLE ITEM that I recommend by name, as well as discussions about trekking poles and clothing.

Preview 04:33

Next to footwear, I'd say that selection of rain gear is the greatest concern for the prospective pilgrim. In this lecture we walk about the options.

Selecting Your Raingear

Should you wear boots? Trail Runners? Trainers? There are lots of "experts" out there who will tell you that you must wear what they wore. But in this lecture I'm going to tell you there is only ONE expert who you should listen to.

Deciding On Shoes

Many gear reviews just take up space on the internet! We'll learn how to quickly decide which reviews to read, and how to interpret what we do read.

How To Read Gear Reviews

A guidebook can assist you on your Camino, but it won't BE your Camino. It this lecture we talk about different guidebook features to help you select which kind suites you best.

Which Guidebook Should I Get?

Are you walking your Camino for you, or for your audience? Answering that question BEFORE you start walking could save you a lot of time and effort on your Camino.

Why I Didn't Blog

Not all types of training are equal...let's talk about some tips that can specifically help you walk your Camino.

Start Training!

Fear not, Spain is well suited to provide a happy and secure environment for your Camino.

Spain Is A Civilized Country

It's true what they say, that "we've all go to go sometime." And some pilgrims do die on the Camino. But many, many, more pilgrims truly LIVE on the Camino.

People Die On The Camino

Section 2 Wrap-Up
On Your Camino
14 Lectures 58:07

Check current travel information and be flexible when making your way to the starting point of your Camino.

How To Get There

Your Camino may be different, but here's what MY typical day looked like.

What Is A Typical Day Like?

A spotter's guide to the different types of Peregrino's you'll share the Camino with.

Types Of Pilgrims

Want to avoid serious injuries on your Camino? Then don't push yourself.

Don't Push Yourself

Cash is king on the Camino, but your card may not work in all cash machines. Here's a plan to keep cash in your pocket.

Getting Cash On The Camino

We'll talk about how to keep your clothes clean while saving both time and money.

Laundry Tips

How to not get lost on your Camino.

Getting Lost

Ladies, this lecture is mainly for YOUR benefit.

Bathrooms...Prepare Yourself!

Not everyone on the Camino will have your best interest at heart. Let's talk about how to deal with the jerks you may meet.

Dealing With Jerks On The Camino

Oh, how we like our "comfort food!" Be it coffee, tea, or food, you may find yourself having the opportunity to forgo your usual habits and try something new.

Preview 03:59

Blisters...such a small thing can ruin such a big adventure. Take care of your feet, and they will take care of you on your Camino.


Will you be tied to the "outside world" on your Camino? If so, here are some tips to get connected.

Internet Access

Christian history abounds on the Camino. Here's a quick overview of the people and scenes you'll see in artwork every day on your Camino.

Who Are All the People In The Paintings?

Section 3 Wrap-Up
After Your Camino
3 Lectures 09:08

Your return home after your Camino may have some rough spots. Let's anticipate them and figure out how you'll deal with them.

Not Everyone Will Understand

Your pilgrimage doesn't end in begins in Santiago! Did you learn anything on your Camino, or get some insight in making changes in your life? Good for go about making them happen.

Change Is Not A Given

You may not think much of this section right now. I mean, it's SO FAR in the future, right?

That's OK. Just file it away in your memory, and watch it again after you walk your Camino. It may come in handy when post-Camino life kicks you in the head.

Enjoy and Buen Camino!


Section 4 Wrap-Up
About the Instructor
Jack Pitney
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Jack Pitney has trekked the entire Camino Francés route of the Camino de Santiago, adding to his adventures from the frozen mountains of Alaska to the steamy jungles of India.

Walking 34-days straight, sleeping (or at least trying to sleep) in all kinds of albergues, and meeting fascinating fellow pilgrims inspired Jack to share his insights with prospective pilgrims.

In addition to being an award-winning photographer, Jack is a great story-teller, using his experiences and insights to encourage and inspire others.