Spirit of the Camino
3.9 - The Portuguese Coastal Route

3.9 - The Portuguese Coastal Route

September 6, 2022

In this episode, Wendy takes the reins as host to interview Nick about the Portuguese Coastal route that he just finished walking. Among other insights, Nick answers the big questions as to whether the coastal path feels like a camino and whether he recommends the coastal or central route from Porto.

3.8 - Camino Portugués and Variante Espiritual

3.8 - Camino Portugués and Variante Espiritual

August 31, 2022

For the final leg of their camino, Nick and Darin walk the last 100km of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago, with Wendy joining them at Pontevedra for the Variante Espiritual. In this episode, they discuss the highlights of this popular route!

3.7 - Camino del Salvador

3.7 - Camino del Salvador

August 22, 2022

Nick and his friend Darin walk the Camino del Salvador and live to tell the tale! In this episode, they discuss the highlights of this beautiful, mountainous camino between León and Oviedo.

3.6 - Ourense, Covid, and the Last 100km

3.6 - Ourense, Covid, and the Last 100km

August 15, 2022

As their pilgrimage nears its end, Nick and Wendy are delayed by a positive Covid test in Ourense but after isolating, they resume the Camino Sanabrés and joyfully walk into Santiago for the fifth time.

3.5 - Sanabrés Alternatives

3.5 - Sanabrés Alternatives

August 9, 2022

As they continue towards Santiago, Nick and Wendy join an alternative route of the Camino Sanabrés. As part of this alternative, they have one of the most fascinating experiences they’ve ever had on the Camino de Santiago. Listen to the episode to find out what it is!

3.4 - CPI: Beyond the Mountains

3.4 - CPI: Beyond the Mountains

August 2, 2022

Nick and Wendy talk about their experiences and highlights on the second half of the Caminho Português Interior, including the city of Chaves and some interesting ‘wildlife’ they encountered along the way. Finally, they wrap up the CPI and compare it with other Portuguese caminos.

3.3 - CPI: Rural Portugal and the Douro Valley

3.3 - CPI: Rural Portugal and the Douro Valley

July 25, 2022

Nick and Wendy check in from the Caminho Português Interior and talk about the first half of this little-known camino route. In particular, they discuss the practicalities of the camino and the highlights of the trail, including yellow broom flowers, stepping stone bridges and the Douro Valley.

3.2 - Viseu and the Caminho Português Interior

3.2 - Viseu and the Caminho Português Interior

July 18, 2022

As they prepare to begin walking the Caminho Português Interior, Nick and Wendy discuss their expectations for this off-the-beaten-track camino. They also give their impressions of Viseu, the city that traditionally serves as the starting point for the CPI.

3.1 - The Rota Vicentina

3.1 - The Rota Vicentina

July 11, 2022

The third season of our podcast is called ‘Caminos and More’ and we begin with the ‘more’: the Rota Vicentina in southwest Portugal. In this episode, Nick and Wendy discuss their recent 10-day journey on this stunning coastal walking trail.   

2.11 - Camino Finisterre

2.11 - Camino Finisterre

September 23, 2021

Nick and Wendy complete their coast-to-coast camino by walking to Finisterre (Fisterra). They reflect on arriving at the end of the earth and look back on their whole camino experience that started 60 days earlier on the south coast of Portugal. Buen camino!

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