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  1. pipello

    Starting from Madrid by bike 19 April

    Thank you so much. We'll have to consider the fatter tyres. We may just decide to transport to Leon or Gijon and ride from there and stay more in the south when it gets into November.
  2. pipello

    Starting from Madrid by bike 19 April

    Hi. My husband and I are going to cycle the VDLP north to south in mid October. We are thinking about cycling the Camino de Madrid to connect since we are flying into Madrid. Did you ride the roads paralleling the Camino de Madrid? We have folding road bikes so we don't want to ride rough...
  3. pipello

    prevailing winds?

    We are planning to ride our bicycles along the Via de la Plata in October, 2019. When we rode in France, the mistral went from north to south along the Rhone and so it was advisable to ride in that direction. Does the wind make any difference on the VDLP? Thank you!
  4. pipello

    VdlP via Sanabres or Continue along to the Frances

    Thank you. Yes, I saw this. Great blog! Thanks.
  5. pipello

    VdlP via Sanabres or Continue along to the Frances

    My husband and I are planning to cycle the Via de la Plata in October this year. Wondering if you cycled on the camino or via the parallel road? We have road bikes. Also, we are thinking of cycling north to south as we have been to Santiago as an end stop 4 times. Since it will be later in...
  6. pipello

    The Unlikely Rise of the Pastel de Nata, and Why It’s Suddenly Everywhere

    Ok then, we all agree on its deliciousness. Anyone have a great recipe?
  7. pipello

    Walking with my parents, who are mid-70's

    Applause! Can you hear it? I hope to follow in your footsteps, even if I choose to have my backpack transported!
  8. pipello

    Too old?

    Hi. I agree wholeheartedly. My husband and I just completed the Portuguese and with good shoes, we were not bothered by the tarmac, including the cobblestones. No blisters. We carried our packs but did keep them light. We had no compunctions about taking a cab or public transport if we...
  9. pipello

    Porto Santiago coastal route in 10 days

    This is exactly the time and route that we just completed only we stayed in Porto two nights and the first day we walked to Matasinhos and then took the metro back to our hotel. The following day we began in earnest by taking the Metro to Matasinhos and then on to Vila do Conde. Loved it!
  10. pipello

    Sellos and rest day in the last 100 km?

    Hold on!! We are almost in Padron a day away from Santiago and have walked every bit of the Camino since Porto but only got one sello per day. We have walked the Frances twice and cycled the Norte. This rule is news to me. Is it true that we won’t receive our Compostelas this time?!!
  11. pipello

    Is Casa de Fernanda a possibility on Coastal Route?

    We would like to follow your suggestions. Do they still apply to May, 2018? Thank you.
  12. pipello

    Hi. I love the Wisepilgrim Apps and have used them on our last 3 Caminos but now with my iPhone...

    Hi. I love the Wisepilgrim Apps and have used them on our last 3 Caminos but now with my iPhone X when I try to open any one of them, it crashes. I have tried re-installing to no avail. Please advise. We are leaving for the Portuguese on May 1st. Thank you!
  13. pipello

    using apps

    Thank you. Do I start it like this: 7293@wisepilgrim?
  14. pipello

    using apps

    I'm not sure what the correct forum to use for this question but I'm wondering if anyone else has had Wise Pilgrim apps crash upon opening on their mobile devices? I am using an iPhone X and it will not run. I've used it previously for the Camino de Norte and the Francés and want to access it...
  15. pipello

    Porto or Santiago

    I echo all the other comments here. We are walking from Porto to Santiago and though I've been in Santiago three times previously, I still look forward to post Camino mingling and savoring.
  16. pipello

    Wainwrights Coast to Coast UK Compared to Camino Frances

    Here it is! https://pipello5.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2017-08-01T13:06:00-07:00&max-results=7&start=13&by-date=false
  17. pipello

    Wainwrights Coast to Coast UK Compared to Camino Frances

    Sounds good. Yes, our days were about that long as well (unless we got lost). Yes, we watched the weather and did take a bus to the next town one day. I can share my blog if interest to you. (You must promise not to be offended by typos)!
  18. pipello

    Wainwrights Coast to Coast UK Compared to Camino Frances

    Ok. Here's my two cents. I am 71. In the last 5 years, I have walked the Camino Frances twice and cycled the Norte once. My husband and I are planning to walk the Portuguese in May. We walked the C2C last August. It was entirely too rigorous for me to walk alone. These factors...
  19. pipello

    Luggage Transfer On Portugese Camino

    Thank you. Perhaps we will walk from Porto. Have to follow the edict: "Make it your own Camino. " Do what we can. Adapt when necessary. Practice what we preach!
  20. pipello

    Luggage Transfer On Portugese Camino

    Hi. I'm wondering what you found out on this topic. We are leaving on May 2nd to walk from Lisbon to Santiago. I have developed some shoulder issues and not sure I can carry my backpack so we are wondering if there is a service that can be contacted the day/night before it is needed, as we...

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