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    Walking the Via Francigena from the Gt St Bernard's Pass Sep 23

    Hello Wrinklychick My husband & I (from Australia in our early 60s) walked from Besancon to Rome last year. We timed our walk to arrive in GSB Pass on the 9th Sept as we were advised to be there by "mid Sept" to minimise the risk of snow. We met very few pilgrims up to Orsieres but from staying...
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    Six things you need to know about the Via Francigena

    Thank you for posting. Two questions if we may. How did the VF compare to your other walks and where is your next adventure?
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    Geneva to Arles

    Hello We were wondering if you completed this in 2022? If so what were your reflections? We are similar slow walkers and did the Via Francigena from Besancon to Rome late last year and are now looking/dreaming for another walk... Cheers Neil & Anne from Australia
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    Sleeping sac - I'm looking for the lightest

    What brand is it? Sounds very light for a sleeping bag.
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    Book Recommendations

    Out of the many books that I have read, “Grandma’s on the Camino” by Mary O’Hara Wyman was the one one I enjoyed the most. Very thoughtful and beautifully written.
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    Lucca to Rome, short stages

    We recently completed the VF and split San Quirico to Acquapendente into 4 stages SQ to Castiglione 12kms Cast. to Bagni San Filippo 18 kms incl a wonderful soak in the thermals BSF to Ponte a Rigo 23 kms staying in a beaut working farm Agriturismo Cerretale. This also meant walking up the hill...
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    Camino through the Pyrenees

    Yes totally agree, the views from our deck in the early morning were a real highlight for us , and starting here makes the remaining walk very doable.
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    Australians allowed to travel.

    We would like to walk a fair chunk of the Via Francigena from Bersancon to Rome starting in mid August . Haven’t booked flights out of Sydney yet but will wait a few more months to see if any variant appears.
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    Altus Poncho tips and tricks.

    And if the day has intermittent showers but hot then take your arms out and tie the sleeves around your waist to avoid excessive sweating

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