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  1. Mark T17

    Beach Swimming on the Norte - Months?

    Hi all, I'm thinking about starting the Norte in Irun and turning onto the Primitivo in May/June. I like the idea of swimming on the beaches at the end of a day and then venturing into the mountains to Santiago. But am I going to be able to swim in May/June? I'd like to avoid the crowds in...
  2. Mark T17

    Which Camino - Portugues, Norte, Frances or Other?

    Hi all, I'm going to be kids free in a couple of years and want to enjoy some "me time"! So 2022 looks like being a great year for a walk after the holy year in 2021. I completed the Frances by bike in 2017 over 12 days and don't think I really did the pilgrimage justice, so I'm thinking...
  3. Mark T17

    Camino Frances - Amazing YouTube Video

    Hi all, Lex Ells has just posted the most amazing video series of the Camino Frances on YouTube. Looks like he walked the route during October 2017 and used a drone to get some incredible aerial footage. I watched a lot of YouTube to prepare for my Camino in September 2017, but I never saw...
  4. Mark T17

    Camino Frances Biking Tips from a Non Biker.

    Not sure why I decided to post this summary of my Camino experience, but I thought somebody might find it useful and I found it difficult to find bicycle information about the Camino. As a starting point I'm a reasonably fit 52 year old male, office worker who eats well and exercises regularly...
  5. Mark T17

    Weather & Clothing - September 2017

    Hi all, I'm booked and ready to leave SJPDP on 16 September for SDC. One issue which I am still grappling with is clothing, I'm checking weather forecasts for towns all along the Camino and this forum for tips, but seems like the best I can do is prepare for 4 seasons in 1 day. I live in...
  6. Mark T17

    Leaving SJPDP on 16 Sept 2017

    Hi, I'm booked and leaving SJPDP on a bike on 16 Sept 2017 and hopefully arriving in Santiago within 14 days. I've watched "The Way" a hundred times and cant wait to start my journey ! Buen Camino MT
  7. Mark T17

    LIfe in a Walk & Looking for Infinity - Movie Showing

    Hi all, This movie will be showing at 7pm on Friday 31/3/17 at Cremorne in Sydney if anybody is interested in attending. Hopefully I'll be biking the French way in September 2017.
  8. Mark T17

    Biking St Jean to Santiago Sept 2017

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum, but thought I might try to get a group together who will be biking the Camino in September 2017. I'm planning on starting in St Jean in mid September and finishing in Santiago about 11 days later, travelling between 60km and 80km per day. I thought it might be...