Note: On the most popular route to Santiago de Compostela, the Camino Francés, you will meet pilgrims between 5 and 87 years of age, with crutches, limping, and many other physical disabilities.
- It is up to each individual to decide how fast he will walk, how many stages he decides to do, or whether he will take a rest day between stages. Even the selection of the section itself can mean stages with easier or more demanding terrain.
- It is true that the march on the paths of St. Jakuba is not a sports race.
- In the extreme case, if you have never walked even 10 km in a stretch, it is a good idea to try it in advance and thus test not only yourself, but also the shoes you will be walking in.
- The route leads through civilized territory, and at any time in case of problems, it is possible to interrupt it and return after some time, or even a year later, and continue. This staged approach is used by many pilgrims also due to the lack of free time to complete the entire route at once.