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  1. James X

    Tui - Redondela - Looking to break south of Redondela

    Hi - I walked the as part of my Caminho 2 years ago from Tui to Redondela - I ended up walking about 34KM's that day and it was a killer of a day. I am planning to retrace my steps next week (Early October) but not sure if I want to repeat another arduous day. Can anybody advise if there is...
  2. James X

    Just a little advice needed on the Coastal Option (Litoral / Coastal)

    Thanks Everybody I have mapped out my stages as below based on daily distances and I've seen lots of people get very in depth about whether to go the Coastal or Litoral routes and I have come to the conclusion that as they both appear to frequently converge at key stopover Towns / Villages...
  3. James X

    Not getting it

    Be kind to your self Mary - there were a couple of time I said to myself this is a load of bollocks but I seen something or met some people that changed my mind and had the odd laugh or seen the kindness or friendliness of a stranger. It sounds like the pressure of doing all the organising is...
  4. James X

    Coastal or Central, for best scenery?

    Also a host of blogs and photos in this section: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/forums/camino-portugues-blogs-photo-albums.60/
  5. James X

    Coastal or Central, for best scenery?

    I'm a novice so loathe to give advice..I did the Central Caminho from Ponte De Lima last year to SDC , there were some lovely stages on it - experiencing the Labruja and Coura valley between PDL and Rubiaes was lovely and also the Caldas and Padron stage. With not a scintilla of disrespect to...
  6. James X

    Sunrise Start at Ponte De Lima

    Looking back to catch this photo as the sun rises over the bridge in Ponte de Lima (8.15 am 12th October 2017) A beautiful omen as the sun endorses my journey at the very start of 8 great days - posting today as I plan my second and already getting the buzz from this great forum Thanks Everybody
  7. James X

    15 days on the Camino Portugues

    Sarit, I think the advice from Jcruzz is spot on - you should easily be able to walk from Porto to SDC in your time frame - I did the Central last year starting from the beautiful town of Ponte de Lima and 7 days and 152Km's later I was in SDC and took in some great spots along the way (Valenca...
  8. James X

    Caminho Central Português Oct 2017 / Portion of the Caminho Coastal Sept 2018

    Caminho Central Português Oct 2017 / Portion of the Caminho Coastal Sept 2018
  9. James X

    Just a little advice needed on the Coastal Option (Litoral / Coastal)

    Thanks to everybody for their amazing input here - It's helped me make up my mind this evening and book my flights to do a second Caminho !! (Respect to that h) I only have about 6 to 7 days and my plan would be to walk a section from somewhere North of Porto to Vigo or just north of it**...
  10. James X

    Senda Litoral or Coastal Route? How to choose?

    Thanks to everybody for their amazing input here - It's helped me make up my mind this evening and book my flights to do a second Caminho !! I only have about 6 to 7 days and my plan would be to walk a section from somewhere North of Porto to Vigo** I would like to do a mix of both the...
  11. James X

    Senda Litoral or Coastal Route? How to choose?

    Thanks - I love the Mario Story !!
  12. James X

    First Time Pilgrim walking the Central Portuguese Camino in March 2018

    Agree with mspath above - Tuitrans for bag service - absolutely brilliant service
  13. James X

    porto to Ponte de Lima

    My apologies - I just seen by the dates you have already started - hope you found a way of getting there and that your Camino is going well
  14. James X

    porto to Ponte de Lima

    Hi Anne, I actually did this last October. I took a train from the central Sao Bento station (Via Campanhã ) to Viana do Castelo (about 90 minutes) and then went to a lower level underneath the train station to the bus terminus and caught a bus to Ponte de Lima (about 40 minutes). I had...
  15. James X

    Thanks To A Korean Lady

    On the off chance if anybody knows a Korean lady who just completed the Portuguese Coastal route could some body relay my thanks and appreciation. Met on Saturday 14 Oct while on the southbound train from Redondela to Vigo. (She was returning to Lisbon) She helped me with a ticket situation I...
  16. James X

    Train From Redondela to Vigo evening Sat 14

    Currently waiting at the train station in Rodendela after doing circa 35k from Tui Great story but 2k of that was after being literally frog marched around the town by a well meaning lady who while I was walking to the train station first though I was off the Camino route started waving at me...
  17. James X

    On Route via The Portuguese

    On Route via The Portuguese
  18. James X

    Train From Redondela to Vigo evening Sat 14

    I’m hoping to complete the Tui - Redondela leg later today ( Saturday 14 Oct) and then hope to get a train to Vigo late afternoon/ evening There appears to be conflicting information as to what services are available Can anybody confirm ? Thanks in advance ---
  19. James X

    Achilles Novice (with a KM concern) and Coastal Section Advice

    Hi, Great to see so many people giving such great advice I’d like to ask a couple of what might appear to be repeated / silly questions if that’s ok… First off – I had originally intended to walk the coastal route from Porto to connect at Ponte de Lima with the inland route onwards to...

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