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  1. mike105

    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Just an update. After 4 days in Alicante I'm realizing what a great choice this location is to spend 2 weeks. I'm getting 12 to 15 km in daily hiking the coast. Buses and a tram make it easy to manage. Hike one way,bus or tram back. I love coastal hikes and I'm more than happy to invent my own...
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Well unfortunately my buddies blisters have shut us down. We are abandoning the Levante. Although disappointed we will spend the next 2 weeks in an airbnb in Alicante on the coast. I've always believed that you need to adapt to what life throws at you and I feel 2 weeks on the Mediterranean...
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    The Levante route was especially nice for the first 10 km. Then it more or less followed the highway. But it was a good walk. Some pics from the route.
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Last night we were in Hostal Amable. A big shout out to Victor and his wife who opened their kitchen up to feed us dinner when there was nothing else available in town. We also hit the grocery store to get today's lunch. I've been very lucky to receive great hospitality from Spaniards like...
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Tonight we're staying in Almansa. We're at Hostal Casa Almantica. We phoned the Hostal to book.
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Thanks. A few more from Xativa
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    In La Font de la Figuera. Maybe today's walk was the best yet. Morning air was cool and scenery was great. I've posted a few pics of sights along the way. Gained some elevation today. That just made for better vista's.
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    We've used a variety of sources to book places to stay. Airbnb, booking.com...and lately we've been calling places directly as my buddy speaks enough Spanish to make that possible. As we get further along the route that seems to be the best way to book. We got a 10€ Sim card good for 4 weeks...
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    We're in an airbnb. There weren't many other options. Big 2 bedroom apartment in the center of town.
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Great to know. In Moixent now.
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Had an off day in Xativa. Walked up to the castle on a glorious day. Magnificent views of the area and an incredible sight. Well worth the effort and 6 €.
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    We are booked to see the castle Tuesday. Really excited to see it.
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Today we took the train from Alzira to L'Enova Manuel and walked back to Alzira and our hotel. It was kind of fun following the arrows backwards...tomorrow we will take the train to the same place and walk until Xativa. Again we walked thru orange groves and a couple of small towns. In the...
  14. mike105

    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Thanks! Good to know. A friend and I just started and are in Alzira right now. We've seen no other pilgrims. We've had great weather and many lovely orange groves...as usual the Spanish are very friendly and resources are easily available. So far the route has been quite flat...which is nice...
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    LIVE from the Camino Starting from Valencia Oct 6

    Thanks to all that responded. I appreciate the input.
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