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  1. Sara_Dhooma

    Direction after Nevers? Advice please choosing between two route options.

    Hello, I will arrive in Nevers tonight. For tomorrow, I see there are two path options - the historical way and the shorter option via Augy-Sur-Arbois. I was wondering if anyone has any insight as to which path is better to take. As the weather is turning colder I am leaning towards the...
  2. Sara_Dhooma

    LIVE from the Camino October 2020 Vezelay Camino Impressions

    Hello! I started the Vezelay Camino on October 2nd and here are some impressions for the first week. There are very few pilgrims on the way. Fortunately I am not the last of the season, there are still some brave walkers behind me coming from the Netherlands/Belgium. I’ve met four pilgrims...
  3. Sara_Dhooma

    Vezelay Camino October 2020 - Recommendation Request

    Hello! I've had a number of hiccups with flight cancels & reschedules from Toronto, but it looks like I will finally be arriving in Paris on Thursday Oct 1st at 1:00pm! After some hiking pole shopping and taking a few trains/buses, I hope to arrive in Vezelay before the Centre Sainte-Madeleine...
  4. Sara_Dhooma

    El Camino del Anillo - Lord of the Rings Pilgrimage in Spain?

    "The Way of the Ring" Recently found out about this Tolkien-inspired Camino near Madrid. Website for El Camino del Anillo Located in the Sierra de Norte de Madrid, the "Camino del Anillo" is a thematic route, a pilgrimage of 122 Kms to be done on foot. Inspired by JRR Tolkien's work, titled...
  5. Sara_Dhooma

    Sentiero dei Parchi 'Italy's Camino de Santiago inspired route' ?

    Hello, I saw this article on social media today. Italy announces a new trail that will connect all of its national parks " The new Sentiero dei Parchi (“Trail of the Parks”) is largely inspired by the Way of St. James – a single trail connecting all twenty-five of Italy’s national parks, from...
  6. Sara_Dhooma

    Continental Crossing of Europe with a Camino Twist (Suggestions please!)

    Hello, Since I am at home in Canada during pandemic times I have time to research future hikes. I am currently hoping to complete an epic solo hike that will cross the European continent and end at Santiago de Compostela (or perhaps continue further south to Gibraltar) in spring 2021. I am in...
  7. Sara_Dhooma

    Sara’s Mozarabe Video Blog (Almeria to Moclin) Jan 2020

    Hello, It is January 2020 and I am currently on the Mozarabe! I only have two weeks before flying to Chile so I will end in Baena. Next time I’ll walk Jaen- Baena - Merida. 😁 The Almeria Camino Association is absolutely fabulous and well-organized. Big thank you to Jorge, Nely & Alicia! The...
  8. Sara_Dhooma

    Itinerary Assistance Request with Granada Stage

    Hello, I have limited time due to flights. I would like to visit the Alhambra when I pass through Granada. For those who have walked this Camino, what would you suggest for the day after the ‘Quentar to Granada’ stage? Option 1: -Sightsee in the morning & leave before 1pm to walk to Pinos...
  9. Sara_Dhooma

    First Pilgrim of 2021.... Sara?!?!?!

    Hello! I have a kooky idea that I would like to be the first pilgrim of 2021 to obtain a Compostela. I was thinking of spending late December in Spain anyhow. I am not sure what the proper timing would be..... Do I arrive at the Cathedral at the exact strike of midnight? Then enjoy the...
  10. Sara_Dhooma

    Sara’s Camino de Invierno Video Blog - Dec 2019

    Hello! After the Camino de Madrid, Camino San Salvador, Camino Primitivo, Via Mariana Muxia/Finisterre Route.... time for another! 😎 I’m squeezing in another Camino adventure before heading back to Canada for the holIdays. I just started the Camino de Invierno! ❄ Follow my daily adventures...
  11. Sara_Dhooma

    Sara’s Alternative Muxia & Finisterre Video Blog - Dec 2019

    Hello! I’m currently walking from Santiago de Compostela to the coast on an alternative route! I will be posting a daily video. I’m travelling to Muxia on the brand new ‘Via Mariana’ Camino. The Via Mariana begins in Braga, Portugal - but the last four stages run from Santiago to Muxia. It...
  12. Sara_Dhooma

    Broken Bridge Between Penaseita & Alto de Palo

    Heads up! There is a busted up bridge crossing the river between Penaseita and the road crossing up towards Alto da Palo. You have three options. 1. Carefully cross on the rubble of the destroyed bridge. Some pilgrims have thrown down extra logs. I did not think it was stable and was...
  13. Sara_Dhooma

    Sara’s Camino Primitivo Video Blog - November 2019

    Hey all! I’m pushing forward with the Camino Primitivo. Weather is a bit crazy... but I really want to complete my journey from Madrid to Santiago. Here is the link to my playlist. A new video is posted each day at 5:00pm (Spain time). Sara’s Camino Primitivo Vlog Feel free to ask me any...
  14. Sara_Dhooma

    Camino Primitivo November Rain Woes

    Hello everyone, This is my second day on the Camino Primitivo and I’ve stopped walking after only 10km. The weather is absolutely miserable with endless cycles of hard rain, showers, thunder, and drizzle. It is difficult to enjoy the views peeking under an umbrella- and constantly watching...
  15. Sara_Dhooma

    Sara’s Camino de San Salvador Video Blog

    Hi all! Currently hiking the Camino de San Salvador! I post a daily video and will be hiking from Leon to Oviedo in five stages. This first day is now up! Sara’s Videoblog Playlist for the Camino de San Salvador Cheers, Sara
  16. Sara_Dhooma

    Sara’s Camino de Madrid Video Blog

    Hello! Here is the link to my Camino de Madrid videoblog playlist on YouTube. Sara’s Camino Madrid Vlog I’ll include details about accomodations and expenses as I hike towards Santiago. I will be posting a daily video at 5:00pm (Spain time) so subscribe to my channel if you would like to...
  17. Sara_Dhooma

    Tres Cantos Accommodation Options?

    Hello, I will probably be in Tres Cantos on Tuesday. The albergue has been closed temporarily since July 2019. Does anyone know if it is now open? The Tres Cantos Hostal is booked full. 😬 I may need to lug my tent for this Camino.... 😬
  18. Sara_Dhooma

    Camino del Salvador & Primitivo in November (maybe Madrid also!)

    Hey everyone! I wish there was a section on this forum for the combinations of multiple Camino routes. :) Anyhow, I arrive in Barcelona on October 14th and I would like to hike the Camino del Salvador & the Camino Primitivo. I anticipate it will take me about 15-16 days to complete...
  19. Sara_Dhooma

    Israel National Trail Videoblog 2019

    Hi guys, I’m on the Israel National Trail and will be continuing to post daily video blogs on my YouTube Channel when I get cell service. This trail is TOUGH!!! Let me know if you have any question! Sara’s Israel National Trail Playlist Cheers!!!!
  20. Sara_Dhooma

    Israel National Trail Thruhike in 2019

    Hello! I'm flying to Israel at the end of February to thruhike the Israel National Trail (INT). Due to the time of year, I'll start in the desert and head northbound. If I have time, I'd like to deviate off the trail to visit Jerusalem. I'd appreciate any planning tips for a successful hike...