On my first Camino in 2008 I had some doubts about what I‘m doing when it didn‘t stop raining after 6 days.
I prayed to the universe and told those people up there 👆🏻, if they won’t stop the rain, I‘ll stop and go home.
The next day there was bright sunshine and I went on to Santiago.
Maybe you should think about the coastal route (along the beaches) from Porto.
Take the historic tramway from near the cathedral along the river Douro mouthing into the atlantic and continue your pilgrimage from there.
Possibly the sea climate might be better for your asthma.
It is possible to do the pilgrimage on a sailing ⛵️ yacht.
You have to call at several ports along the north coast and get your credencial stamped.
Mmmh … in Germany we are using passport and id-card for identification.
The passport comes in a small booklet with several blank pages.
The id-card looks like a mini-passport with all the necessary personal data, but has no booklet for e.g. visa or stamps.
My id-card is valid for identification...
some time ago I went from Conques to SJPdP as follows:
- Conques to Figeac -> La malle postale (or any other backpack transport company, there are a few)
- Figeac to Toulouse -> train SNCF
- Toulouse Bayonne -> train SNCF
- Bayonne to SJPdP -> train TER or bus
The path itself is about 1.2 km long until you reach the sportsground.
From there you have to take the small asphalt road again, which isn’t a highway, btw.
You won’t avoid asphalt that much.
I like walking along water, so I took the road.
At this time of the year the weather and snow conditions may vary from day to day.
I‘ve been walking the Via Podiensis by end of april and a few days before reaching SJPdP we were told by several hospitaleros along the way the Route Napoleon is still closed.
Upon reaching SJPdP on may 5th the...
Bus no. 4 takes you in about 35 min. from the airport to railway station (SNCF) Bayonne for just 1€.
The train ticket from Bayonne costs you that very day 5€ only (for whatever reason 🤷🏻♂️. Normally it’s at 10,70€).
which “San Sebastián“ are you talking about?
Is it San Sebastián city or San Sebastián airport, which makes a big difference?
San Sebastian airport is located right on the french/spanish border.
Just walk to Hendaye railway station (3km) and take the train to Bayonne, and further on to...
according to my information the first train to depart Bayonne towards SJPdP on sept 2nd is at 08:16 a.m. Arrival will be at 09:17 a.m.
I can recommend a nice and cosy hotel right across the street at bayonne railway station: Hôtel Côte Basques.
From airport Biarritz take bus line no...
Training for me usually starts on day 1 on the camino.
Fitness is increasing every day.
I usually beginn with shorter distances the first days.
My first camino I started completely untrained as a couch potato.
It took me 29 days from SJPdP to Santiago.
Don‘t worry … you‘re gonna make it. Step...
Biarritz is a small airport.
Baggage collection (and security check … is there any upon arrival?) is done within 10-15 minutes.
Busses from Biarritz airport to Bayonne railway station (SNCF) are running frequently.
After your arrival at 17:00 there are bus departures (Line no.4) at...
on your next camino watch out for german speaking pilgrims.
They generally use either the “yellow outdoor guide“ or the “red Rother guide“.
French pilgrims might use the Miam Miam Dodo etc.