What are the physical fitness requirements?

We recommend that before starting your Camino you do plenty of preparation to adapt your body to long walks. You will be walking from 4-6-hours per day and the average walking stage is 22km (13 miles) per day. You’ll need to be in good health and able to walk for a few hours, with some ups-and-downs on varied terrain, from tarmac roads to dirt paths and rocky or muddy tracks. If you have any health problems we recommend getting a medical evaluation to assess your ability to cope.
Please read our page with more detailed preparation advice.