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  1. Christian vaegter

    Winter (way) is coming .. Or how to avoid the crowds on CF

    This is a reflection of my current camino, still ongoing on the way to Muxia. Starting in SJPdP in mid September, it has been a wonderful experience, meeting so many great people along the way. As I passed Astorga, the number of people started to increase rather much. No problem there as every...
  2. Anne-Marie S.

    Frances or Norte for first camino?

    I plan to do my first camino starting in early July 2017. I have done extensive research on both of these routes, and am more confused than ever. The Norte seems to be much less crowded, but also more expensive. I am also concerned that I may not be able to find the accommodation required...
  3. H

    I'm walking the Way with no crowds at all...

    I am reading with interest the comments about large crowds walking the Frances. I am walking through the most beautiful countryside, eating wonderful goodies from the French Pattiserie shops, staying in great Gites and refuges, meeting wonderful local people in the villages and in the last two...
  4. Roger Deee

    Rumours of Pilgrims being held in SJPP due to crowding?

    I heard that this weekend that 900 Pilgrims were being held in StJohn as there is only 320 beds available in Roncesvalles, is anybody able to confirm or negate this, I start next week and am a little concerned
  5. Gipsy Moon

    Preferred/Nicest Stretches of Camino Frances?

    Hello, From el Camino del Ebro I will reach el Camino Frances in Logrono very beginning of April this year. Was wondering if there will be many walking pilgrims already? (what is many?) And what are your preferred/nicest stretches of the Camino Frances from there not to be missed in your...
  6. G

    2016. Holy Year. Busy Camino??

    I read recently that the pope announced 2016 as a holy year. I understand that during a holy year the number of pilgrims increase dramatically due to religious reasons. If I plan a 2016 Camino, will accomodation be a problem? Are there any particular months to avoid? Any other information...

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