Getting Fit for the Way of St James

Making the most of the Camino by being prepared

To get the most out of this exciting trip it will help to have a good level of walking fitness. Following is a schedule that could help you get to a level for most of the walks. Don’t worry if you find its too much you can stick to the shorter walks and enjoy them all the more:

 Week SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
  Up hill   Rolling  
 115 min15 min20 min15 min20 min15 min20 min
 215 min20 min20 min15 min20 min15 min25 min
 315 min25 min20 min15 min25 min20 min25 min
 420 min30 min20 min20 min25 min20 min30 min
 520 min30 min30 min20 min20 min25 min35 min
 630 min35 min35 min30 min30 min30 min45 min
 730 min40 min40 min30 min35 min35 min50 min
 835 min40 min40 min30 min40 min35 min60 min
 940 min50 min50 min30 min50 min40 min60 min

10 Add 10 minutes to Day 9 up until you are comfortable walking 60 minutes without stopping and feel comfortable when you stop. Those who wish to walk a few kilometres a day need to be able to walk across rolling terrain for 2-3 hours.