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  1. Lynnhardy

    Bivvy bag or not?

    hello everyone, What do people think of bringing a bivvy bag on Camino ? As a just incase it’s full at the albergue? Also for easing that anxiety/must get up at 5am feel to race to albergue. And enjoying the camino at one’s own pace. Plus as this year(April/may) is still unsettled as regards to...
  2. H

    Carrying a tent on VDLP

    I am setting off on VDLP beginning of March. Due to covid pandemic I have had ample time to obsess about my kit and have been shaving the weight of my pack as departure approaches. Am down to 8kg in a 36ltr pack with water. Am I daft to ditch my tent on this route? I could take a poncho/tarp...
  3. David

    Camino tent? Bought this - £18.95 delivered (25usd)

    Hi all ... so ... dark winter days and have been using this last week to prep for a Camino I hope to take this year (yep, decided, am going back, and with my S-Cargo trailer, not a pack!) .. but who knows when. I don't want to get into the wild camping debate as this post isn't about that - I...
  4. F

    Looking for lightweight tent

    I am looking for a very lightweight tent for upcoming Caminos and/or other pilgrimages. I'm one person and would prefer to keep my backpack in the tent with me. Any suggestions? Thank you!
  5. A

    Porto to Santiago coastal route by bicycle with camping

    I am planning to cycle from Porto to Santiago in May 2022 on the coastal route. I am interested in hearing other peoples experience of campsites along the route. I would like to choose this camping option instead of staying in hotels if at all possible. My camping equipment would be limited to a...
  6. focalmatter

    This ONE SIMPLE TRICK ensures that you can, indeed, camp the Camino del Norte

    Just a quick note to my fellow tent-livers as this was something I was super curious about prior to starting my trip. First off, YES - you can absolutely camp pretty much every stage of the Camino del Norte. BUT - I can only speak to my own experience. For example, I don't know if this "trick"...
  7. B

    LIVE from the Camino Camping in France

    I just cycled 1,300km from Pamplona to Santiago to Lisbon. I still not had enough so am returning to Pamplona by train, and plan to cycle towards Paris on Eurovelot 3. The cost of available accomodation along the route astonished me, 350 euro a night in some towns, so plan to buy a tent etc in...
  8. S

    Camping-- Concern

    Hello everyone, I am planning on walking El Camino from Le Puy to SJPD to Santiago to Muxia to Finisterra ( or maybe will go the Norte route instead of the Frances... we'll see where the wind blows me) next June to Aug (73 days approx). I have been reading and researching message boards for...
  9. N

    COVID Campgrounds on Via Gebennensis?

    Hello, I am thinking of doing the Via Gebennensis starting late August. I'm interested in doing some camping but don't know if I want to risk bivouac. Are there any nice campgrounds along the way, or gites that allow you to camp in the garden?
  10. B

    COVID Camping on the Camino Portugués

    Hey everyone, this is my first post in this forum so please have mercy :) I'm planning to hike the Camino Portugués Central (Lisboa-Santiago de Compostela) in September and sleeping in my tent (solo). The reason why I'm doing this with the tent is primarily because of Covid: I don't want to...
  11. F

    Solo 40th Bivy

    Hello. firstly I appreciate that some of my questions are available elsewhere on the forum but there is allot to get through so though I’d do my own thread which will hopefully answer others questions who want to do the Camino similarly to myself. so I plan to do the Camino for my 40th, early...
  12. FisterraWalker

    Sept 2021 - Trails of the unexpected ! Camping

    Hi. I'm hoping to do Camino Frances in Sept 2021. I'm thinking of bringing a tent and camping in hostel gardens/ near the villages along the route. For food, I'm thinking of stocking up in supermarkets and small shops as I go along to try avoid any covid as much as possible. Just wondering...
  13. Robo

    Camping Question - Things that go 'bite' in the Night

    For those who have walked the VdlP. I know a shelter is not required, but I kind of have a hankering to maybe 'sleep rough' now and again, particularly in some remote very scenic area. Of course following the rules, carry everything out, leave only footprints etc etc. So I've been researching...
  14. 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...
  15. caminka

    albergue list for camino francés, with camping may 2022

    posted may 2020 Added by ivar: (Click the orange "Download" button to download.) Below is a sample.
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
  19. 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?
  20. 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...