I learned during my 6 day hike on ViaJacobi4, in Switzerland that 2 somewhat reasonable sleep options for those not wildcamping are Monestaries and 'sleep in straw' @ farmgates. Just saying; cost of living in Switzerland is steep!
I leave Wednesday and hope to walk most of the Swiss Jacobsweg (Camino), carrying a Pinon Bivy by Katabatic Gear, combining this with the tarp capacity of my One Wind Poncho. I have done many Caminos and always use the 28L Gregory backpack. Buen Camino, fondly sandi
Mary Virtue from Victoria? If yes, greetings; we stayed camped in your driveway years ago for the Hospitaleros Course :) sandi from Harrison Hot Springs. I am just starting to look at this Camino perhaps for Fall.
But remember, Albergues such as Donativos and Municipals are only for those actively walking or biking the Camino. Once you have finished your walk and begin bussing from place to place, your budget will need to factor in Hostel /hotel rates.
I understand the 7/11's there have all you could ever need in the way of supplies, ongoing. I have walked 2 stages with a lovely group, headed up by Pam, called 'Pam's Party'. The popular Guide is written by Ron "Butch" Briery, called California Mission Walk. There is also a El Camino Real de...
And, as well, we have found from our experience, as flight times get close, often the airlines offer free checking to reduce congestion in the cabin. We have taken advantage of that, for homeward travel, strapping our poles onto our packs to get them back home too.
One of my t-shirts becomes a pillowcase at night. I alternate my 2 hiking pants between walking and sleeping pj's. Soap-embedded laundry papers, 1/2 bar combined soap, shampoo and conditioner. Opinal knife and bowl for picnic lunches. Freezer bags and insulated 'Big Sky' bag for leftovers...