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  1. notion900

    Link to resource about the new official route to Lavacolla avoiding Arzúa, St Irene & Pedrouzo

    Please find here a new resource with a map on this new official variant of the Camino del Norte, just before it joins the Camino Frances. It is intended to relieve pressure on the busy villages at the end of the Camino Frances and offer a quieter way into Santiago for those on the Camino del...
  2. notion900

    New official alternative route to join Camino Frances at Lavacolla and avoid the hordes at Arzúa 1

    The Xunta de Galicia have made a new official alternative route to avoid crowded Arzúa, St Irene and Pedrouzo (O Pino). I attach a photo of a new map which is situated at the point where the two routes divide, at the end of Boimorto village, by the basketball court. I have been told that the...
  3. 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...
  4. notion900

    Unofficial alternative route to join Camino Frances later at St Irene - avoiding Arzúa

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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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