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  1. jennysa

    Other Pilgrims and signage on this route?

    Has anyone walked this route recently? If so, did you meet any other pilgrims walking it? I would like to get some idea as to how lonely it is. Also, was it well sign posted?
  2. jennysa

    New albergue between Castroverde and Lugo

    Good news for anyone walking the Primitivo in August is that a new albergue is opening up at Vilar DE Cas - 15 kms from Lugo probably mid August. Contact number is 628298805. Until then they are jusr selling coffee, tea, cold drinks, fruit etc. The distance from Cadavor to the albergue in...
  3. jennysa

    Mud and more mud

    A very large percentage of the Primitivo is under mud (often ankle deep) and streams of water. My New Balance shoes are totally inappropriate. I have wet feet, wet socks and wet shoes permanently. I would recommend that anyone planning to walk this route should invest in waterproof boots...
  4. jennysa

    Caution. in Jaca Cathedral

    Thisva warning to anyone visiting the Cathedral at Jaca. There is a dangerous situation in the cathedral - the lights only come on if you put 1 euro into the slot. Otherwise it is in darkness. Someone in our group had a serious accident in the cathedral on Monday afternoon. It was pouring...
  5. jennysa

    Gpx tracks for the Primitivo?

    Are there gpx tracks available for the Primitivo?
  6. jennysa

    help with route please.

    I have never walked the Portuguese route but I have asked to make recommendations to someone who has 5 days to walk. She wants to start from Porto and walk for 3 days and then bus it to closer to Santiago so as to spend the last 2 days walking to Santiago. Please can someone suggest an...
  7. jennysa

    How to post a bag from Pamplona

    Hi Ivar, I am planning to ship my luggage to you from Pamplona before I start walking the Primitivo. Can you advise the best way of getting it to you, and is a suitcase OK, or should I rather invest in a tog type bag with wheels?.
  8. jennysa

    Accommodation on the Primitivo

    I am planning to walk in June this year. Does one have to book ahead - I have read somewhere that the albergues are often full
  9. jennysa

    Camino in Sardinia

    There is a Camino route in Sardinia which is marked by yellow arrows. it was used by pilgrims from Sardinia crossing over to Spain. Has anyone walked it.
  10. jennysa

    Albergue Parroquial at Zabaldika

    A highly recommended albergue 12 kms from Zubiri is the Paroquial Albergue at Zabaldika. It is run by the Sacred Heart Community. It is attached to the 13th century Iglesias Esteban, and set in peaceful surroundings. The facilities are modern and there are 18 places with single beds in a...
  11. jennysa

    Total distance from Oviedo to Santiago?

    I have seen about 4 different distances 314, 359, 340, etc. Does anyone have the exact mileage? I plan to walk it in June next year. Everyone seems to choose May as the ideal month to walk the Primitivo, so I hope June will not be too hot.
  12. jennysa

    Camino Portuguese in end of December/January

    Has anyone walked the Camino Portuguese at the end of December and early January and what is open then?
  13. jennysa

    Bus times from Jaca to San Juan de la Pena and return

    I cant find the bus times anywhere. Does anyone have any information?
  14. jennysa

    Payment for swinging the Botefumeiro

    Please can someone tell me what procedure to follow for a group of pilgrims to pay for swinging the Botefumeiro. The number given on the Pilgrims Office website just rings. I believe it is 300 euros, but we do not know who to contact.
  15. jennysa

    Where to eat in Logrono

    Does anyone have any recommendations for where to go for a good pilgrim's meal in Logrono for a group of 10?
  16. jennysa

    Mini-Caminos in South Africa : abaHamba Weekends at Moorfield (near Newcastle)

    I can highly recommend Anu and Jeremy's most uplifting, relaxing and inspiring abaHamba weekends on the Moorfield Mountain Farm, which is between Newcastle and Memel. They go to great lengths to embody the spirit of the Camino and it is a moving experience for anyone who has walked the Camino...
  17. jennysa

    Camino Frances Route for an Android tablet

    I am taking my Android tablet with me on the CF and would like to download the route on to it. Where would I find the website?
  18. jennysa

    How to get from Madrid Airport to Atocha Station

    What is the quickest way of getting from Madrid Airport (T4) to Atocha Station - my flight arrives at 1.45 pm on Monday 17 September and my train leaves at 4.30 pm. Is that sufficient time?. Approximately how much would a taxi cost?
  19. jennysa

    South African trained hospitaleros

    South African pilgrims are unbelievably fortunate to have their very own trainer, Sylvia (Sillydoll) and I would like to pay tribute to her as she is an inspiration to us all in South Africa. Not only does she train prospective hospitaleros, but she also encourages, mentors them and is always...
  20. jennysa

    Bus from Santiago to Finisterre

    Can anyone help me with bus times from Santiago to Finisterre, please. For some reason I am unable to download them from the Monbus website. Friends of mine will arrive in Santiago tomorrow and they want to catch the bus either on Friday and on Sunday. Thanks in advance


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