Lonely Planet Writer

Spain warns Camino de Santiago pilgrims not to hike alone

The landscape along the Camino de Santiago near Astorga.
The Camino de Santiago near Astorga. Image by Maria Grazia Montagnari / CC BY 2.0

The disappearance of a lone female walker and a second near abduction have prompted warnings that a section of Spain’s Camino de Santiago  may not be safe to hike alone. The Camino is a long-distance hiking path that runs for hundreds of kilometres across the north of Spain and France. The affected section of the trail is a 24km stretch near Leόn, running between Astorga – where the missing female walker was last seen – and Rabanal del Camino.  Read more: theguardian.com