Travel and safety
Language: Both guides speak fluent English, and one also speaks Spanish and French. Prayers, celebrations and spiritual insights will all be offered in English.
Travel Documents: A valid passport for the duration of your time in Spain is required. To come to Spain as a general visitor, you must be able to show that:
you are eighteen or older;
you intend to visit Spain for no more than six months;
you intend to leave Spain at the end of your visit;
you have enough money to support and accommodate yourself on your trip.
For other situations and more detailed information, please visit the US State Department webpage on Spain or check with the Spanish embassy in your home country to verify visa requirements.
IMPORTANT: Do not pack your passport or travel documents in your luggage, as you will need them at the airport and upon boarding the plane. Keep them, as well as prescription medication, and any valuables in your carry-on bag, and keep your carry-on with you at all times while traveling.
Money: Currency in Spain is the Euro. You may bring cash to exchange, use credit cards, or use ATM machines. Credit cards are commonly used in Spain, and cash will work as well (exchanging foreign currency is best done in the airport upon arrival). ATMs will be accessible along the pilgrimage route. Traveler’s cheques are not encouraged, as you must find a bank that will cash them. Very little money is required along the route; the pilgrimage covers just about everything.
What to Wear: Bring moderate clothing that you can walk comfortably in. Include rain gear and sturdy walking shoes or boots for walking over terrain that may at times be hilly or wet. It is impossible to predict, so be prepared for variable weather, aware that walking is part of the journey. Pack a sweater or jacket for potentially cool days and sunglasses and a hat for sunny days.
Telephones and Internet access: Local cafes and hotels are likely spots to connect to free wifi networks. You can also purchase a local SIM card to use your smart phone in Europe.
General Information: Visit Spain's tourism website for more information on traveling in Spain.