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    14th September 2021 - Starting from Porto

    Starting the coastal route from Porto on Tuesday 14th September. Anybody else walking around this time?
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    Credential App

    I understand that the Cathedral de Santiago have launched an App that acts as your credencial that you scan along the way instead of using the paper/stamps type. I’m planning to do the Portuguese Camino again and an wondering if anybody has experience of this App and how its working on the ground?
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    10 Days to walk

    Hello forum members. Just looking for a bit of help and advice. Has anybody walked the Norte at the end of October/beginning of November? I have scope to walk 10 days and am looking for advice as regards a starting and finishing point. I fly into Santander and my initial idea is to take a bus...
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    Anybody starting Wednesday?

    Hi forum members, I'm beginning my Camino from Ferrol on Wednesday 2nd October. Anybody else starting this day? Ger.
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    Lucca to Siena

    Hello forum members, I'm planning to walk the stages of the Via Francigena from Lucca to Siena. I would be grateful for any information on hostel/albergue accommodation along the way. What can I expect to pay? Is it necessary to book in advance? Are many bed spaces available? What's the...
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    Busy April

    I began my Camino in the second week of April having previously walked in May and September. I was expecting the route to be quieter however there are a lot of pilgrims at the moment. I'm now in Ponferrada with about 8 days to Santiago. Albergues in the main stage ends are busy. The...
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    What are September numbers like?

    I was due to begin my Camino from SJPP at the beginning of September but because of illness I have to postpone for a few weeks. Just interested to know from pilgrims that are currently on the way how busy it is at the moment and if there is any difficulty getting a bed in an Albergue....if so...
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    SJPP to Roncesvalles

    Hello members, Could I ask what facilities are available on the first stage? Are there any restaurants/cafes/shops? Is it necessary to bring lunch/snacks/drinks or is it possible to get food/ drinks along the way? Regards, G.
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    Bus from Melide to Santiago

    Hi all, I'm starting the Primitivo this weekend and due to time constraints can only walk to Melide and not continue by foot to Santiago.. Can anybody let me know if there are buses available from Melide to Santiago? What company operate them? Do they run a number of times daily? Thanks for...
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    Accommodation Siena to Rome

    Hello forum members, I'm planning to walk the stages of the Via Francigena from Siena to Rome. I would be grateful for any information on hostel/albergue accommodation along the way. What can I expect to pay? Is it necessary to book in advance? Are many bed spaces available? What's the...
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    2016. Holy Year. Busy Camino??

    I read recently that the pope announced 2016 as a holy year. I understand that during a holy year the number of pilgrims increase dramatically due to religious reasons. If I plan a 2016 Camino, will accomodation be a problem? Are there any particular months to avoid? Any other information...
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    Advice for day 1

    Good morning forum members, I arrive in SJPP later this week around mid-day. I don't have any long flights or jet- lag to get over. I was thinking of starting to walk on arrival and that would mean getting into Ronscesvalles at approx 8.00 in the evening. Is this possible? Would there still...
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    RENFE phone app

    Good morning all, Does anybody have any experience of using the RENFE phone app. I downloaded it recently to my iPhone and it appears user-friendly. I would like to book a train journey from Santiago to Madrid but will leave booking until I get closer to Santiago and decide what date/time I...
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    Have the summer crowds started to diminish?

    Hi all, I'm due to begin my Camino from SJPP in two weeks. Just wondering if the numbers starting have now reduced and if there is less pressure on finding space in the albergues? Regards, Gerard.
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    collection from Biarritz airport

    I have booked transport with Express Bouricott from Biarritz airport to SJPP. Can anybody who has used this service tell me how you locate your transport on arrival? Do they have a specific meeting point or does the driver wait with a placard at the arrivals hall? Regards, Gerard.
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    Training advice.

    Hi all, I'm 6 weeks away from starting the Camino Frances from SJPP. I'm in my 50"s and would have a reasonably good level of fitness. As long distance walking is a different discipline, over the past two months I've been walking three times per week, distances between 20KM and 30KM in each...
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    Porto to Santiago began April 8th 2014

    After an overcast weekend in Porto it was wonderful to wake up to a clear blue sky this morning and sunshine that lasted all day. Took the metro to Vilar de Pirhino as suggested by Brierley to avoid the suburbs of Porto. Walked through some beautiful countryside and pretty villages and having...
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    Leaving Porto Tuesday April 8th

    I'm doing my first Camino Portaguese beginning Tuesday April 8th from Porto. Anybody else starting out around this time?
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    Camino Portugues advice

    Hi folks, I did the Camino Frances which was a wonderful experience. I have two weeks free in April so I'm considering doing part of the Portaguese from Porto to Santiago. I have the Brierly book and have read some posts on this forum and still have a few questions that need clarification...
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    Looking for advice now that my Camino is done.

    Hi all, just finished the Camino Frances and definitely one of the best experiences of my life. Just looking for a little advice as I return home today. Got some insect bites on my arms over the last few days which turned out to be from mosquitos. I've heard that bedbugs can hitch a ride on...
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