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USEFUL TIPS FOR PILGRIMS
The pilgrim's credential is the document in which the stamps of the places through which they pass are coined and which will be used to obtain the "Compostela", the "Fisterrana" and / or the "Muxiana". In the case of Compostela, you must prove that you have done a minimum of 100km on foot or on horseback or 200 by bicycle.
Spanish pilgrims must always travel with a health card. If you come from another member country of the European Union, it is advisable to have a European health card. If you come from a non-EU country, you should know that there are countries that have agreements with Spain, so it will be important to get this information before starting the trip.
PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
Find out before leaving about the difficulties you may encounter and the conditions of accessibility of the different services found on the Camino (hostels, restaurants,…).
Take extreme precautions when crossing the road in the event of hearing impairment and always walking accompanied, in the case of visually impaired people due to crossings, detours and irregularities on the ground.
Make sure you have your vaccines and dewormers in order, and that they are properly collected in the medical record with which you must travel.
Plan and adapt the stages to the existence of accommodation that allows the access of pets.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Don’t walk fast the first few days, keep up the pace.
Take care of your feet to prevent blisters.
Wear light, loose, light-colored (reflective) clothing.
He carries a light raincoat that covers his backpack.
Hours of more sun: Try to avoid them and wear sunscreen, sunglasses and a visor.
Drink water frequently.
Camp in the places established for this purpose.
Take care of the environment.
Do not deviate from the signposted path.
Always walk along the left side of the roadway.
If you are tired with cramps, rest in a cool place and drink plenty of fluids.
Eat energy foods: nuts, figs, chocolate,…
Essential luggage: sleeping bag, multi-purpose razor, flashlight, mobile phone and a small first aid kit.
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