camino frances

  1. B

    Taxi share from Santiago de Compostela to O Cebreiro?

    Hi fellow pilgrims! We are planning to start our walk from O Cebreiro, flying in to Santiago de Compostela either on 02/08/2018 or 03/08/2018. We are considering getting a taxi from Santiago de Compostela to O Cebreiro either on 02/08/2018 or 03/08/2018 (at the moment, we are flexible) - this...
  2. B

    Travelling to O Cebreiro from Santiago de Compostela

    Hi fellow pilgrims! We are planning to start our walk from O Cebreiro, flying in to Santiago de Compostela on 04/08/2018. We are currently trying to work out how to get from the airport to either Pedrafita do Cebreiro or O Cebreiro. We are aware that buses follow this route, but we are unable...
  3. Iain McKie

    My Camino Dream by Iain McKie 2018-01-07

    Following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims, this is Iain’s very personal account of walking the Camino de Santiago. The journey of discovering himself, and answering many of life’s questions, takes him on a daily adventure - from his first thought of the Camino to walking the 500 mile...
  4. TaraWalks

    CF starting March 14 from SJPDP

    Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this forum for a couple of years but this is my first thread! My partner and I start the CF in mid March. I have walked it previously in Aug/Sept 2016 and despite lots of trawling of the threads here, I would like whatever advice you care to share. What I...
  5. Iain McKie

    “My Camino Dream” by Iain McKie 2018-01-01

    Following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims, this is Iain’s very personal account of walking the Camino de Santiago. The journey of discovering himself, and answering many of life’s questions, takes him on a daily adventure - from his first thought of the Camino to walking the 500 mile...
  6. Iain McKie

    My Camino Dream 2017-12-09

    Following in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims this is Iain's very personal account of walking the Camino de Santiago. The journey of discovering himself and answering many of life's questions takes him on a daily adventure from his first thought of the Camino to walking the 500 mile...
  7. Peter CapeTown

    Preparations for CF, April 2018

    How/what are your Mar-Apr-May 2018 Camino preparations to-date? Planning my first Camino. My preparations to date: - Family, work, business, etc - discussed & OK (I hope) - Dates, route, concept - CF; end of March till start of May; do it in a simple, basic and openminded way - Started to...
  8. katie@camino

    Winter Camino questions

    Hi all, The idea of a winter Camino (SJPdP-SdC) has been percolating in my mind for some time and after buying a super-duper, super-warm sleeping bag on the weekend, i think i am edging closer to making it a reality in Dec 2018-Jan 2019 (Australian summer school holidays). I have some questions...
  9. Mark T17

    Camino Frances - Amazing YouTube Video

    Hi all, Lex Ells has just posted the most amazing video series of the Camino Frances on YouTube. Looks like he walked the route during October 2017 and used a drone to get some incredible aerial footage. I watched a lot of YouTube to prepare for my Camino in September 2017, but I never saw...
  10. M

    My experience walking with my 10 year old son

    Hi everyone, We just came back from our Camino last week and are still getting used to our new /old routine.. We walked from Astorga to Santiago and then on to Finisterre from where we took the bus back to Santiago. Altogether it took us 15 days. Apart from the initial hick-up at Madrid airport...
  11. Mark T17

    Camino Frances Biking Tips from a Non Biker.

    Not sure why I decided to post this summary of my Camino experience, but I thought somebody might find it useful and I found it difficult to find bicycle information about the Camino. As a starting point I'm a reasonably fit 52 year old male, office worker who eats well and exercises regularly...
  12. CaminoSleeps

    Camino Frances Accommodation Directory - CaminoSleeps.com

    CaminoSleeps submitted a new resource: Camino Frances Accommodation Directory - CaminoSleeps.com - Camino Frances Accommodation Directory Read more about this resource...
  13. N

    Last 100 km: How to Reach Starting Point?

    Hi! I hiked most of Camino Frances (some bussing due to injuries) starting in Saint John Pied de Port last year with my mother. For us, it was pretty simple to get the train in and start at the "start" of the trail. Next summer, I am planning a trip with my best friend who has NEVER hiked...
  14. carryoncouple

    Bitten by the trekking bug?

    We didn't encounter any bed bugs on our 2013 Camino Frances walk, but the trekking bug still has us in its jaws. We have walked the West Highland Way in Scotland and the Tour du Mont Blanc in the Alps. If the trekking bug has gotten you, check out our just-for-fun blog, guaranteed to be free of...
  15. jg316

    Camino Frances in three sections

    I know that many folks do the Camino Frances in sections and return to walk a different part each year. I would like to split the entire Camino Frances to Finisterre route into roughly three equal sections to be walked in three consecutive years, starting April 2018. Suggestions for each...
  16. stevelm1

    Steve's Camino Frances Sep-Oct 2015

    Hi Peregrinos, I walked the Camino Frances alone back in Sep to Oct 2015. I walked from Pamplona to Santiago, but also went out to Fisterra and Muxia. During that walk I took over 8500 photos and more than an hour of video. When I got home I had to do something with all that so I made a...
  17. N

    Looking for input, please...

    We are arriving on the 9th of August in Barcelona, staying for 3 nights and then on to SJPP to begin the Camino Frances August 14th. As an "add on" we have volunteered at Diverbo for one week, August 25th- September 1st. ( look it up, it is AWESOME) SO, we thought...hey, why don't we WALK from...
  18. FinnOz

    looking for your experiences of Camino Francés dec/jan

    Hi lovely people, What are your experiences during these months (dec/jan) over this route starting from SJPP? I understand the route de Napoléon will be closed? What is the route Valcarlos Route to Roncesvalle like? Is this the roughest part of the walk weather wise? Would the Camino del Norte...
  19. H

    Camino Frances or Norte

    Hello, My partner and I are planning to begin our Camino in September. We were initially going to begin by walking from SJPP to Pamploma, and then planned to cycle from Pamploma until Leon (at least). We have three weeks and don't know that we will finish the Camino. We intend let the...
  20. fraluchi

    Logroño protest

    The El Pais newspaper ran an article yesterday (22 July 2917) about the protests in Logroño with the purpose of changing the "Camino" away from the town center. The following is a (partial) translation of the article: [They did not seek to end the ancestral pilgrimage route, but to denounce that...