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    Shorter stages (up to 25km) from Lisbon

    Jungleboy and Wendy - I'm planning Porto to Santiago next year. A fellow pilgrim recommended a few options if you are hurting or need a break; once in Porto - take the metro to Matosinhos, then walk coastal route to Vila do Conde - will shorten the day to a reasonable 21.8km; take the boat from...
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    Reservations for 2021

    amyshmn - advice above good. I too am solo walker. I book ahead for the whole route. Some people don't like to do this, however, it keeps me on track, I don't spend time on my phone or worrying about accommodations in the next town. Lots of factors on booking ahead - Holy Year, more people...
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    2021 Porto to Santiago de Compostala

    I'm planning on walking Porto-Santiago-Fisterre-Muxia in May 2021. Looking at the last few years of weather in Portugal/Spain for May - mid 70s as a high and low of mid 55s - great for walking. I plan on doing the Coastal Route from Porto - Pontevedra, then the Espiritual Route around to...
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    Portuguese Camino Books

    You might want to check out pilgrimtraveler.com. Elle does a great job of showing you the day to day challenges.
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    While you're not doing anything else ... help identify this church!

    The one in the first scene - I think it is Triacastela.
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    Wandering from the straight and narrow

    I too am interested in where to get the Pedronia.
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    Camino Travel Agent recommendations

    Joanna - lots of good information here. As I am 60+, walking solo, first camino, I booked the entire Camino Frances with Walk the Camino - private room with bath, breakfast and luggage transfer. It took me 43 days - 39 days walking and 4 rest days. Could I have gone further on some days -...
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    Camino Portugues - most scenic route with less road walking?

    After having completed the entire CF in 2019, I am looking at doing the CP (from Porto) in May 2021. Plan is to do coastal route out of Porto; then cut over to central route in Caminha to Tui; then in Pontevedra take the Spiritual route into Santiago. My question is what am I missing on the...
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    Santuario de la Peregrina Sahagun - Half way certificate

    Unfortunately, when I was having my Camino Certificates and Credentials framed, the shop lost all my completion certificates. The Pilgrim Office in Santiago is replacing the Camino Frances and Distance certificates, but I would really like to replace the half way certificate I received in...
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    G7 in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August

    Just got this message (23 May 2019) from easyJet: Due to the G7 Summit in Biarritz the local authorities will be closing Biarritz airport to the public from 23-08-2019 until 26-08-2019. Flights are unable to operate to/from Biarritz during this time. Easyjet is re-routing flights to Pau...
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    For the Women Only...Walking With DD Breasts

    Lizlane and ladies -I hear ya sistas! I recommend Champion Max Support Bra #1602. If you had to take your shirt off or your shirt gets wet - you still have full coverage. For underbra funk or anywhere sweat may gather - my doctor recommended Zeasorb (athletes foot powder) -works for me. I...
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    Walking the Camino Frances in Sep-Oct

    JoEllen - thanks for asking the weather questions. I too am walking solo, starting 25 Aug from SJDP, ending in Santiago on 6 Oct. To all who responded - thanks for the info, I need to rethink bringing a few more layers.
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    Newbie - Camino Francés + Finisterre and Muxia

    Maxcheese and Dogbreath - I'm a newbie too!! After spending a few days in London, I will fly down to SJPDP then start the camino on 25 Aug. I booked my trip with Walk the Camino (booked all hotels and will transfer main bag daily) - it's going to take me 44 days - rest days in Logrono...

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