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Camino 101 - Basics to Walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain
People have been walking across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago for over 1200 years. Originally a religious pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, it is one of only two pilgrimage routes worldwide designated a UNESCO World Heritage Pilgrimage Route. Walked or biked by thousands each year for adventure, recreational, religious, spiritual and personal reasons. Hikers, called pilgrims or peregrinos backpack across the Pyrenees, through Basque Country, the Meseta and Galicia. Pilgrims stay at hostels (albergues) sharing the walk with people from all over the world. On the Camino de Santiago Frances Route there are over 600 established places to stay. Our annual Camino 101 is designed to help the first-time walker and offer support for future walkers. We offer suggestions and answer questions about footwear, clothing, rain gear, backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles and other equipment that work best on Camino. We will demonstrate how to properly and efficiently fill your backpack keeping track of weight and long mileage requirements. We offer our experience in what to expect physically and emotional facing day to day challenges.

REI - Bloomington

750 W American Blvd · Bloomington, MN

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    What we're about

    Welcome to the Minneapolis/St Paul Travel Meetup!

    Simply put, this group is for people who want to make friends and travel the world. The group tries to Meetup locally in the Twin Cities area to bring adventurous people together to talk about where we’ve been and where we dream of going… with the ultimate goal of traveling to amazing and adventurous places around the world with a group of other liked-minded people (see our events).

    As much as we are looking to find other adventurous people to travel with, we love getting together face to face with members from our community to visit local restaurants, grab a social drink together in one of the local bars or maybe even a hike, walk at a local park or a movie...anything travel related.

    So come join us and live the adventurous life you’ve always dreamed of. Enrich your life through experiences and memories that may only happen once in a lifetime. You deserve it.

    **Please note the "NO SHOW" policy as follows: If an individual has 3 or more "no shows" they will ask permission to be a part of the event. If an individual still doesn't show up, they will be removed from the group.

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