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  1. t2andreo

    The Sarria Solution...

    This year while working for a month, from mid-July to mid-August, as a volunteer at the Pilgrim Office in Santiago I had many opportunities to talk to arriving pilgrims each day. This year there were several emergent issues: - For non-Spanish pilgrims, the Camino del Norte, Camino Portuguese...
  2. notion900

    Alternative route for joining Camino Frances later, off the Camino del Norte

    If you want to avoid Arzúa, and join the Camino Frances as late as possible to avoid the crowds, there is an alternative route from Boimorto which joins the Frances just before St Irene. It starts at the far end of Boimorto village, and the locals have kindly made home made signs. The albergue...
  3. Wyvernsridge

    Why you should not walk the Camino del Norte (or at least not until you have read this post!)

    I walked the Camino del Norte from Irún to Santiago during September, October 2015. This was my second Camino, having walked the Camino Frances from SJPdP to Santiago in 2013. Like many others, my choice to walk a different Camino was made on the basis of seeing a different side of Spain on a...
  4. M

    Soto de luina to Cadevedo disused alternative

    When I walked the above section in 2010, the hopitalero at the Soto de Luina albergue advised the pilgrims to go the road way and also to avoid the off road way, it being overgrown and poorly waymarked, being a good pilgrim I followed his advice and followed the road. However 3 pilgrims from...

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