Pilgrimage Packing List

These will be the tools that you will use to conquer the trial.  Mile after mile.  Day after day.  Below are some of the essentials that we recommend.  As a good rule of thumb try to keep your back at less than 10% of your body weight.

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  • Good pair of walking shoes
    • I used HOKA from REI the first time, but I hated them as they made my heel hurt.
    • Last 2 times I just used a simple running shoe and they worked great for me, but any trail runner should work for most.
    • Some like a more substantial boot, but we are not really doing mountain climbing. 
    • Make sure you break them in before the trip
  • Non hiking footwear (sandals, flip flops)
  • 3 sets of socks (extra pair allows you to change them in the middle of the day)
    • Blister socks are great (Wrightsocks)
    • Can also use two-pair sock system
      • A thin inner sock (aka sock liner) made from silk, nylon, polyester, or wool
      • A thicker outer sock. This sock should be wool (Smartwool or Merino wool are good choices)

Phone Items

  • Please get some kind of international data for at least one person in your party
    • This will make everyones life easier incase we need to call an audible during the day when we are not together
    • Options for plans
      • Your current data plan – check with your provider for international rates
      • Get a data only plan eSIM ahead of time (Affordable Spanish eSIMs)
      • Buy a SIM card at the airport
    • FYI, most Albergues have WiFi
  • Whats App
    • Free text messenger service that everyone in Europe uses
    • We will also probably use it for group messages
  • Camino Ninja
    • Trail Details for every step along the way
  • All Trails App
    • Offline maps