El Camino de Santiago de Compostela: Week One

The first week of the Camino is obviously bound to be the worst. The transition from dawdling through life to hiking 20+ kilometres per day is quite a rude shock to the system both physically and mentally. Despite this, the experience is fantastic with both its ups and its downs. The people you meet are all instant friends, so cheerful and enthusiastic in this shared adventure.

While I plan to reflect on the experience at a later date, I will provide you a week by week summary of events.

Some things to note:
The distances are close estimates as every app, guidebook and sign post say something different.
Walking times are from start to finish and included is the time sitting at a cafe or by the side of the road.
The food costs include everything, coffee, snacks, beer and meals. The costs are low and hugely variable as frequently I bought groceries for multiple meals and other times I ate some meals out.

El Camino de Santiago de Compostela: Week 1

 

Day 1
Start: Saint-Jean-Pied-De-Port
Finish: Roncesvalles
Distance: 27km
Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
Accommodation: €10
Food: €18
Camino Day 1
Camino Day 2
Day 2
Start: Roncesvalles
Finish: Larrassoaña
Distance: 27km
Time: 8 hours 30minutes
Accommodation: €8
Food: €5
Day 3
Start: Larrassoaña
Finish: Pamplona
Distance: 16 kilometres
Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
Accommodation: €8
Food: €12.10
Camino Day 3
Camino Day 4
Day 4
Start: Pamplona
Finish: Puenta La Reina
Distance: 24 kilometres
Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Accommodation: €5
Food: €15.70
Day 5
Start: Puenta La Reina
Finish: Estella
Distance: 22 kilometres
Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
Accommodation: €7
Food: €3
Camino Day 5
Camino Day 6
Day 6
Start: Estella
Finish: Torres del Rio
Distance: 29 kilometres
Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
Accommodation: €10
Food: €24.80
Day 7
Start: Torres Del Rio
Finish: Logroño
Distance: 21 kilometres
Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
Accommodation: €7
Food: €15.80
Camino Day 7
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