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  1. Lisa van Holsteijn

    Camino Portugues Aug/Sept 2020 // Corona - should I take tent?

    Hello everyone, I'm a newbie to the Camino and have booked flights to Lisbon leaving next Friday the 14th of August - flying out of Porto 5 weeks later. I'm going to going by myself, haven't decided which route to take yet and am finding it hard to plan because I just have no idea how things...
  2. David

    Camping Compiling a list of refugios that accept tents

    Hi all - as it looks like tenting or sleep matting - in a legal way - is a possible future for some pilgrims I thought we could compile a list of refugios that accept or even welcome tents. I can think of a few - perhaps when we have as many as we can we could make a sequential list? so - here...
  3. A

    Camping New Camino normal - tent friendly?

    Alburgues are starting to open with new social distancing requirements. Tenting in the back yard of an alburgue would solve some of these problems. Will alburgues welcome more tenting in the future to help with social distancing? Would like the alburgue associations to consider a tenting...
  4. Albert_Hadacek

    Carrying a tent through airport control

    Hello guys, me and my girlfriend we are planning to walk the Camino Portugues in early July and due to all the restrictions and potentially less open albergues, we are planning to carry a tent. Do you have any experience carrying a tent in hand luggage? Is it possible? I have read some...
  5. good_old_shoes

    Camping How to make the Camino more tent friendly. Ideas?

    Buen Camino peregrinos :) Since more and more people seem to be interested in the option of sleeping in a tent on the Camino, it might be time to think about ways to make it more tent friendly. While so far it might be possible to camp if you really want to, it is not really easy, certainly...
  6. David

    Camping Thinking about sleeping mats

    Hi all - this a spin-off to the "thinking about tents" thread ... it looks like tenting will become more popular when the Camino opens, the hope being that refugios will allow distancing pilgrims to put up tents; in their gardens, on their forecourts, etc, for a reduced fee - allowing access to...
  7. Helen1

    Camping Practicalities of camping – safety, cooking, washing, loos, etc.

    Thought I would start a new thread about the practicalities of camping rather than add to the excellent info already posted in the tents thread. Here are my thoughts... Safety This is such a personal thing. I think this gets easier the more you do it because you get used to it and there are...
  8. David

    Camping Thinking about tents

    Hi – I have been thinking about tents for Camino - idle thoughts Now, I don’t want to get into the rights or wrongs nor the legalities or illegalities, would rather leave that out for this thread … but, when the Camino does open again I do think that there will be more tenting pilgrims. I will...
  9. Trailhawk

    Camping Camping the Camino del Norte

    I found on Google map that there are many camping parks along the Camino del Norte. Is it possible to camp there using a hammock and a tarp shelter? Do enlighten me because tents are a bit heavy and bulky. Thank you.
  10. caminka

    albergue list for camino francés, with camping june 2020, new tent possibilities

    posted may 2020 Added by ivar: (Click the orange "Download" button to download.) Below is a sample.
  11. caminka

    albergue list for camino francés, with camping

    caminka submitted a new resource: albergue list for camino francés, with camping - frances, albergues, camping Read more about this resource...
  12. K

    Camping Can you camp along the Camino?

    Hi there! I'm looking to bring a tent and post up along the way instead of staying at hostels. Is this possible? Even if there aren't designated camp spots along the way, are there spots off to the sides to discretely set up camp? Has anyone done this before and if so, any tips? Thank you in...
  13. Barbara

    Camping Lightweight camping gear

    Can anyone recommend a suitable tent, nominally for two people, but which I will be using solo? Properly waterproof, with a floor, sealed seams, and quick to put up. Preferably with the inner liner tent already attached and the pole or poles on the outside. Hooks not a channel for the poles...
  14. fatboy_onwheels

    Bikepacking on the camino.

    Most threads I have read here and on Facebook are only covering cycling the camino and not bikepacking/camping wild. Is it allowed and possible to do this on any route? Is it allowed to bike camp at dusk/night in the wild without having to pay for an alburgue/hostel.
  15. Shinobi42

    A night outside in Ribadesella

    Hello everyone, my tickets to the Camino del Norte are bought, as a result I will arrive in Ribadesella at 2 am in the middle of the night and want to go by train to Nueva in the next morning to have my first café con leche in the Bar Misaires where I stopped in 2018. My question is, is it...
  16. Walking Nature World

    A budget tent to take on Camino - Detailed Review after 2 years of test

    Best Budget-Friendly QUECHUA QUICKHIKER ULTRALIGHT 2-PERSON TENT Detailed Review after 2 years test Watch the full video here: Today we are going to be doing another gear review and this will be our one and only beloved tent Quechua QuickHiker Ultralight 2-person tent. It has been with us...
  17. H

    Via de la Plata, camping and eating

    Hello, My brother and I are walking the VdlP in March. Does anyone have any experience of camping along the way, wild or municipal? Also; like a shrew; I have to eat my own bodyweight each day or else I get somewhat crotchety. Was food ever a problem for anyone?
  18. Wild Irish

    Camping at albergues/ camp sites on the Francés (or Invierno) ...and a thank you!😉

    Hello all! I've been a lurker on this forum for about 6-7 years, so it feels a little surreal to have become a member! I wanted to wait until walking a camino was realistically within my grasp before doing so, and now it finally is.. I also want to say thanks a million to everybody for all...
  19. Heartsong Willow

    Camping ?

    Hello friends and my apologies if this is a overly discussed subject. I just want to make sure I have any updates on potential legal camping options on the Primitivo. I have a super lightweight set up and am comfortable in inclement weather. It sounds like I won’t have much trouble finding a...
  20. hossein84

    Camino del Norte, tent or no tent??

    Hello all, I'm starting my camino from Bilbao on 6th June 2019. I still can't decide to take my tent with me or not. In my reasoning, pros of taking the tent: saving some money, enjoying quiet nights (I hear a person or two might snore in albergues), sleeping in nature. Cons: the extra weight of...