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    Camino del Norte

    It sounds fabulous!
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    Camino del Norte

    Thank you, that’s very encouraging.
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    Camino del Norte

    Tha
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    Miam Miam Dodo Le Puy 2022

    Gronze was what we used and had no problem finding places to stay. A book was more than I wanted to carry.
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks, and yes I feel much better booking ahead. I always called a day or two ahead when on le Puy route to reserve beds in a gîte. We had demi-pension most of the time which in France is the cheapest way to go, usually between 30-35€ for bed, breakfast and tasty filling dinner, wine included...
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    Camino del Norte

    I hadn’t thought about it being colder, it was so warm on our two autumn walks in France that we were wishing for cooler weather and being able to keep our sweaters on for longer than an hour or so. However by mid-October it was perfect.
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks! We’re fine with shorter days as needed, this fall we walked an average of 22-26 k per day and that was enough. The one day we had to walk farther to our lodgings—33k— was way too tiring.
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks for the encouragement, and I agree that the biggest difficulty with le Puy was the footing, not the ascents and descents. Sounds like one of the biggest problems with el Norte is the weather, especially rain. I’m thinking September and October may be better months to walk it than the spring.
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    Camino del Norte

    I don’t have facebook
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks so much, I’d love to see your blog on el Norte.
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    Camino del Norte

    Thank you so much, I would love to see your blog links!
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    Camino del Norte

    You hit on to things that interest me, beautiful views and not too many pilgrims walking. I loved that about the route du Puy
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks Tom, I hadn’t seen that thread.
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks Jenny!
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks Frank, another vote for the Portuguese route. We loved loved loved the route du Puy-en-Velay, the hills and valleys, and I’d be happy doing that again but we both want to see new places. Do most, or many, albergues offer demi-pension as the do in France? One of our favorite things was...
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    Camino del Norte

    Thanks so much, we’re definitely considering the route from Portugal. I’ve heard it’s lovely.
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    Camino del Norte

    My husband and I are trying to decide where to walk this spring. I know that the Camino del Norte is more difficult than the Camino Francés (which we haven’t walked) but is it a lot more taxing than the Chemin du Puy (which we have walked)? We’re also considering le Chemin d’Arles and the...
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    No response from a French Health authorities

    As to pharmacies, the two in Toulouse where we asked said that we would not be able to get our CDC cards transformed into Pass Sanitaire at a pharmacy, rather we must go to the US consulate. They gave us the address and we walked there, unfortunately it was closed definitively with a note on the...
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    No response from a French Health authorities

    We applied for our passes before we left the US, and were denied. We were told there were too many requests for them to handle. I reapplied in Toulouse (we were walking from Cahors to SJPP) and received mine in about 10 days my husband applied the day I received mine, as he had renewed hope...
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    Bag Transport ?

    Blessings to you on your walk. We so enjoyed le Chemin in the fall of 2019 when we walked from Le Puy to Cahors. Next month we pick it back up at Cahors and plan to cross into Spain for a few days before coming back home. I wish we could take more time and continue to Compostelle.
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