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2017

  1. ultreia1972

    New video: Camino del Norte 2017

    My fellow pilgrims! I have just finished cutting the international version of my camino del Norte. I have done all the comments in English, please don't mind my vocab & grammar, I lost practice :) It was a trip from Irun to Santander, which is only the first 10 days. Maybe in 2018 I will walk...
  2. I

    crowded camino--> bringing tent?

    I'm planning to do el camino frances this summer, June and July, and I'm wondering (like a lot of other people I guess) if it will be possible to be "guarnateed" a bed in an albergue during these months. How hard will it be? I'm considering bringing a tent just to be on the safe side, is that...
  3. Joseph_MT

    Camino Family - April 2017

    I travelled alone to SJPdP to what I thought was going to be my solo journey, however from Day 1 found a wonderful family who welcomed me with open arms, we've looked for each other, cared for each other, shared lots of stories and experiences together. This is what the Camino is all about...
  4. fraluchi

    Pilgrim arrivals statistics 2017

    Pilgrim arrivals – January to April 2017 Total arrivals for the first quarter of 2017: 35’155 This is an increase of 20% compared to arrivals during the same period in 2016. The mix of locals and foreigners has not changed from last year’s: (45% Spanish, 55% foreigners). However the mix in age...
  5. T

    Type of Clothes to Wear While Hiking

    Hello, I'm 18 and from Texas. I will be walking the Camino Frances this June-July solo. I'm used to hot weather, however I am still very pale skinned and get burned up easily even with sunscreen. I've read some articles saying that there was little shade along the walk, so I'm concerned in that...
  6. clivespicer

    LIVE from the Camino Numbers out of StJPDP today

    There were a number of recent threads asking how busy the CF was at present. I was advised in the Pilgrims Office in St Jean this afternoon that they are currently seeing around 240 Pilgrims daily.
  7. CaptNoglos

    Starting our First Camino shortly.

    Only two weeks to go until we arrive in SJPdP on the 27th, to start walking to SdC on the 29th. Bags nearly ready, stuff everywhere sorted into (small) piles....Stuff to Take, Stuff I want to Take, Stuff I would like to Talk, Lists of shopping to do to take, House and stuff to arrange at home...
  8. snowcone

    April-May Weather - Current Forecasts vs Actuality

    So... I fly out tomorrow evening to make my way to SJPP and walk my second Camino (walked from Leon to Santiago starting in late May 4 years ago), but I'm worried I planned for cooler weather than Spain is actually having. I had everything packed up, thinking that it would be a bit cooler than...
  9. Anna Young

    July 2017

    Hi all, So I have just booked my flights! Officially walking the Camino Frances in July this year. Only 12 weeks away! I know it will be hot - but does anyone have advice about how hot it can get? Also does this change along the route? Other than, keeping hydrated, sunscreen and hat - any...
  10. peregrina206

    Cf April - Misc Questions Easter, Etc

    Hello Fellow Pilgrims! It has been 16 years since I completed my camino. It seems like that was in ancient dinosaur times...pre smart phone, etc. LOL. Glad to find this forum though for help on the current state. :) I can only do a portion during vacation and plan April 10 to 21 starting in...
  11. Shawnae

    Americans Needing a Visa? Updates or How-To's Please

    Hey there, I'm planning on landing in Europe in mid-May, and I'm greatly concerned with all the news and vote that took place over eliminating the visa-free travel to the Schengen zone for Americans. I'm worried about being denied entry or having to sort out visa stuff while on the trail, as...
  12. Mark T17

    Biking St Jean to Santiago Sept 2017

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum, but thought I might try to get a group together who will be biking the Camino in September 2017. I'm planning on starting in St Jean in mid September and finishing in Santiago about 11 days later, travelling between 60km and 80km per day. I thought it might be...
  13. K

    1st Camino; Camino Frances; April 1st, 2017

    Bueno!! I am landing in Biaritz, March 30th, 2017 and finding my way to SJPP; Not sure if I'll take a train or bus yet, any suggestions? Also, I am only planning on bringing a silk bag liner. And hopefully getting a blanket at night....What do you think? Kate
  14. AlexanderAZ

    Sept 2017 CF...need timing input

    Planning to do SJPdP to Fisterra with my Dad mid-Sept (2017) start. We are not bound by an external schedule. I'm having a bit of difficulty in figuring out the exact number of days so we can purchase our plane tickets. We are both in excellent health and very active although we want to roll at...
  15. Ana Claudia

    Camino by bike in June/2017

    Hy folks! My name is Ana Claudia. My husband and I will travel from Brazil to France at the end of May to do the French Camino by bike . It will be in commemoration of our 25 year wedding anniversary! We elaborate a sequence of steps of 14 days and we would like to know if this route is...
  16. A

    Walking As A Minor

    Hi! I'm a 16 year old girl who'll be 17 by early July of 2017, when I hope to be walking the CF. My initial question: is this a good idea, considering I'll be alone? My parents trust me to take care of myself and manage the hike well, but I'm worried about the minor-friendliness of the Camino...
  17. Jonathan Blum

    El Camino with my children, ages 9 and 14

    We are planning to walk El Camino Frances June - July 2017. Any suggestions from anyone who has done this with their children? Can't wait!
  18. Francesca Cècè

    March 2017

    Hi Everyone ! I'm so glad I found this community. I would like to do a part of the Cammino, maybe a 10 day walk in March 2017. A few questions would be - 1. How should I train to be prepared for the cammino? 2. Which part of the cammino should I do as my first time? 3. Any tips any experts...


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