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Discussion in 'El Camino del Norte' started by camino_chat_medium, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. camino_chat_medium

    camino_chat_medium New Member

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    Hi there,

    Finished the camino frances a month ago. Now considering the north route. Wondering if there is a height to distance or elevation map availible. Also for those who can get blisters is it much harder on the north route, for people in general. I now a lot about how to avoid them but just wondering if the north is considered harder on the feet.

    Thanks,

    paul Buen camino

  2. TerryB

    TerryB Active member

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    Hi Paul,
    A very basic profile map is provided for each of the stages on the Norte on the website here:-
    http://caminodesantiago.consumer.es/los ... del-norte/
    you may need to pay extra attention to the lacing up of your boots on the descents - laces need to be very tight to prevent toes rubbing on front of boot. Otherwise if you can walk the Frances, you can walk the Norte.

    Blessings
    Terry

  3. peregrina2000

    peregrina2000 Well-Known Member Donating Member

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    Hi, Paul,

    I think Terry's right about the bottom line -- if you can walk the Frances, you can walk the Norte. There may be more ups and downs, but there aren't many strenuous ascents/descents.

    One thing I would add though is that there is a lot more pavement walking, and I find that it takes a toll on my feet much more than walking up and down does. It's that constant pounding. I don't think it increases your chances for blisters, though, just general foot pain. When I do a lot of road walking, I always make sure to ice my feet at the end of the day, just for a few short 10-minute periods. Seems to help, but maybe it's that cerveza that I'm drinking while I'm icing them. :D

    Buen camino, Laurie

  4. camino_chat_medium

    camino_chat_medium New Member

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    thanks guys for the reply. I walked it this year, did by bike before and wakled to San dominigo ~(9days) in dec/jan four years ago. will I go again?? but starting to think about is a begining.

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