Search 62305 Camino Questions

Search results

  1. J

    Is the full Portuguese Camino doable in 3 weeks?

    Yes, took me 24 days from Lisbon to Santiago. So 22 days is doable. But it won't be enjoyable. You will meet folk on the route from Lisbon to Porto. However, most of them will be trekking to Fatima. There are lonely stretches along the route. Things pick up after Porto, especially once you...
  2. J

    Last Minute VDLP with no planning, where credencial, which train station to arrive?

    Triana backpackers. Nice restaurants on their side of the river / bridge. Credential there or at the Friends of the Camino office up the street on your way to Italica. You can electronically register your start on the VldP at that office if you wish.
  3. J

    Where to Start Portuguese Way

    Start in Porto. The Lisbon to Porto leg isn't that wonderful. But if you want a credential stating you did the complete route, then Lisbon forward. I did it in October 2021. Took 24 days. Two stages were 40 km.
  4. J

    Ride share Biarritz airport 18 April 2023

    As roddy said. There's a city bus that takes you toward Bayonne. Number 31, if I recall correctly. Please verify. The bus stop is near a bridge. You walk across the river into Bayonne to the train station and purchase a ticket to SJPP. Not as rapid, but quite economical.
  5. J

    5 days at Easter - Camino Portugues or Ingles?

    You need to begin at the harbor in Ferrol. There's a Friends of the Camino office there. This is the 1st stamp required on your credential. Then you walk around the harbor and continue on your way.
  6. J

    5 days at Easter - Camino Portugues or Ingles?

    If you want a Compostela, then Camino Ingles is the ticket. It can be done in 3 or 4 days. Just be sure to start at the port, not A Coruna. That's required for your official 100+ km. Gives you some down time in Santiago too.
  7. J

    Camino Portuguese March /2023

    You chose the best routing Gringobruce. My cousin told me train prices in Spain have almost doubled since my 2021 Camino Portugués. The train station in Madrid... You go through the station and after exiting the turnstile / gate there's a kiosk (ATM style) you use to purchase a ticket for the...
  8. J

    Still Going…

    Enjoy the snow, provided you plan on doing the whole 1007 km in one trip. Took us 39 days in 2018. We left late March and experienced heavy rains, flooding, and snow before Salamanca.
  9. J

    For Sale/Wanted Albergue or house for sale along the Camino Portuguese?

    I stopped at a patio Cafe in Tomar to have a sandwich and a beer. Asked one of the locals there who spoke amazingly good English. Asked about albergues and he said you can stay at mine. I had a room with 4 beds all to myself. It was on the top level and facing the main drag. The skylight was...
  10. J

    Arriving at Biarritz Airport.

    There is a city bus stop outside the Barritz airport. You catch one that will drop you off at the bridge between Barritz and Bayone. You walk across the bridge to the train station. 300 yards maybe? Then catch a train to SJPP. If I recall correctly, the bus # is 30? You'd need to verify that.
  11. J

    For Sale/Wanted Albergue or house for sale along the Camino Portuguese?

    Look at Alojamento Local Ninho. It's a nice albergue, made of stone. When I stayed there in October 2021, the owner told me she wanted to sell.
  12. J


    I walked the Valcarlos route beginning 8th April 2021 due to weather in the mountains. The trail over the mountain pass is rigorous after walking from SJPP to Valcarlos. If you decide on the forest versus the paved road after exiting Valcarlos, I definitely recommend spending the night in that...
  13. J

    Camino Portugal May 2023

    I walked it from Lisbon to Santiago in the fall of 2021. The Camino de Santiago route isn't very well marked in Portugal. However Camino Fatima is. They use the same route and travel in the opposite direction once that route vers off to the west. My recommendation is to start in Porto to avoid...
  14. J

    LIVE from the Camino Whew! Finally starting VLDP

    My 1st was the VldP in the spring of 2018 with my cousin. We took the Astorga route because that was the route of the original Roman road and he wanted me to experience a bit of the Camino Francés as well. 1007 km in 39 days. Distance is the same as the Sanabres route. Salamanca is a beautiful...
  15. J

    Camino in Finland?

    You are correct, Poland. I walked Camino Portugués from Lisbon to Santiago last fall.
  16. J

    Camino in Finland?

    I've tried to search for information regarding the existence of sections of the Camino de Santiago in Finland. I am interested in a connection to the Camino in Estonia which begins in a location across the estuary from Helsinki. This trail continues to Latvia and onward through Lithuania to...
  17. J

    Camino Portugues

    Thinking of changing my plans and start from Lisbon in the 2nd week to mid October. Anyone walk the Portugese during that season? I've only done Caminos in the springtime. What to expect?
  18. J

    Pilgrims Office of SJPP

    On the grounds they had closed the Napoleon that day due to adverse weather past April 1st. Those pilgrims took that route abyways endangering themselves and rescue personnel. The day I began my Camino it was officially open but not recommended. We were warned that if we got into trouble we'd...
  19. J

    Drinking water availability on the VdLP

    I do not advise any person to walk the VdlP or any southern route north from the Mediterranean or from Lisbon in the summer. Such is foolish to attempt when it is so hot and dry. It was no problem for us in the spring of 2018.
  20. J

    Drinking water availability on the VdLP

    I agree, but you can get water at any bar or cafe in the pueblos you walk through. Just top off your water bottles whenever you have opportunity. You'll be fine. We made it in terrible weather in the spring of 2018. All 1007 kilometers, 39 days. Walked every day.

How to ask a question

How to post a new question on the Camino Forum.
This site is run by Ivar at

in Santiago de Compostela.
This site participates in the Amazon Affiliate program, designed to provide a means for Ivar to earn fees by linking to Amazon
Official Camino Passport (Credential) | 2023 Camino Guides