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      Vacajoe replied to the thread Preparing my camino del norte.
      I walked from Bilbao to Santiago in May 2024. Had rain for about 3/4 of the route, sometimes torrential and a few times very cold. I seldom use poles, but found them extremely helpful when the paths were wet and muddy. Some Albergue’s do not...
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      First, separate the two services you are interested in: pack transport and accommodation booking. Using an agency to do either for you will add significantly to the cost and remove flexibility and choice for you. If you personally book ahead...
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      My wife and I walked during Semana Santa in 2019. We stayed in SJPdP on Good Friday, and Orisson on Holy Saturday, and Roncevalles on Easter Sunday. While booking ahead was definitely a good idea, Semana Santa was barely celebrated in those...
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      Unless the rules recently changed, this is NOT true - you will not earn a Compostela walking the route you mentioned as it does not lead towards Santiago the last 100kms on a recognized route.
    • Vacajoe
      Unless the rules recently changed, this is NOT true - you will not earn a Compostela walking the route you mentioned as it does not lead towards Santiago the last 100kms on a recognized route.
    • Vacajoe
      Vacajoe replied to the thread Hoping the Camino Will Provide.
      BlaBlaCar shows several cars going from Madrid to Oviedo on July 16. They get posted and filled regularly, so it’s worth it to look more than just one time
    • Vacajoe
      Maybe you should take a steel bottle such as a hydro flask. They are known to keep ice for long periods, so whatever ice you find during the day, you can use at night.
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      Many grocery stores carry bagged ice for €2-€3 and in the larger villages on the Norte, it should not be an issue. Do not expect Albergues to have ice on-site for you.
    • Vacajoe
      Regardless of path, did you get two stamps? Did you carry your own bag? Pickup your toilet paper? Book ahead? Reconfirm day if? Stop for second breakfast? Decide to post half your bag to Santiago? Sent the other half back home? Make lifelong...
    • Vacajoe
      ...yes, it was like that last September (2023). That stretch of road is very fast, traffic coming uphill at speed... The attached is a screen shot of what was on @Gronze then.
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