My mother and I are leaving on June 13 to walk the first two stages of the Via Podiensis (the beginning of the Camino de Santiago), from Le Puy to Conques in France. We are going with a tour company (www.followthecamino.com) who organizes the lodging and luggage transport, but we won’t have a guide, and there are 3 of us in our group.
We’re all in pretty good shape, but I’m looking for advice or anecdotes from anyone who has experience with long walks like this - I know that good, well-broken-in footwear and a comfortable day pack are pretty much mandatory, but is there anything else we should know? Has anyone else done this route?
Thanks in advance!