bed race

  1. benchmarx

    All the lodgings along the Camino Francés 2017-09-25 gives the pilgrim the power of modern mobile communications technology to look further down the Camino path and see the possible lodging options and make contact with those accommodations in advance of their arrival. With geo-location services activated on a mobile device...
  2. C

    Nervous first-time pilgrim - Camino Portugues July 2016

    Hi, I am tackling my first Camino in July 2016 and am feeling a little nervous. I hope all of you experienced pilgrims will kindly impart your wisdom and advice on me! I'm starting the Camino Portugues on 30 June 2016. I don't have a set deadline, but I'm aiming to finish 1-3 August 2016. I'm...
  3. coldweather

    To book ahead for an alburgue or not?

    Hola! I walked the Camino in May 2013. I did not make advance alburgue reservations but some pilgrims did. I am planning to walk in April 2016. I do not plan to have a phone with me. I like the idea of setting out each morning with a plan in my head but the freedom and flexibility to change...
  4. the calling

    Is finding accommodation on the Camino Frances, becoming too stressful?

    I am currently spending the night in Villamayor de Monjardin, I stressed all of yesterday about finding a bed in Estella and now everyone is stressing about finding a bed somewhere tomorrow. This is not in keeping with the idea of being a true pilgrim, taking time to enjoy the journey and...
  5. Thomas1962

    Is there a real reason for a bed race???

    There is much written about the shortage of beds on this forum; bed race, early leavers etc etc. Also, many people tell story's about having heard or seen other people having a problem with finding a bed. But...actually I did not hear from anyone here or IRL that (s)he really didn't find a bed...
  6. D

    'Race' to secure a bed

    I have recently returned from walking the first stage of the Camino - SJPP to Burgos (mid Sept). The Camino was very busy and I felt a real dilemma in taking my time verses almost rushing to my destination to secure a bed. I am planning to go back out in mid April (Easter) to complete the...
  7. johnnyman

    Getting a bed

    Have been reading quite a bit about "rushing to get a bed." How common is this along the Frances? And what about waiting in long lines to get into the albergues, to get a bed, a shower, etc.? Is this an everyday thing?


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