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first camino

  1. P

    I'm Ready and waiting- 4 weeks to go!

    Well I've finally done it, I'm all booked and now ready and waiting to start my first solo Camino Frances. I arrive at Biarritz airport on 9.20am Tuesday 25 September. Then the journey to SJPDP to start walking on Wednesday. Looking forward to my journey and meeting everyone on this path to...
  2. ProulxKR

    23 y/o American looking for help planning to my first Camino!

    Hello! I am looking to walk a large part or all of the Camino Frances in the next two months (I know short notice) and I'd like any and all advice you have for doing the route on your own. Also, if there is anyone looking to walk the route around the same time (Sept 2018), please let me know!
  3. J

    From Biarritz to Saint Jean next week

    Hi! I’m walking my first Camino this year, starting next Thursday (5th of July), and was wondering if anyone could tell me the best way to get from Biarritz airport to saint Jean. Or even better, if someone is going on the same day and would like to share a taxi/shuttle:) Best, Julia
  4. J

    Camino Portugues - Pros and Cons of starting from Lisbon

    Hey everyone, I am planning to do Camino Du Portugues in June of 2019. My rough plan at the moment is to do the interior route from Lisbon to Porto and then once in Porto take the coastal route to Santiago. Is this a good idea? I have been researching a bunch of stuff and I've seen a lot...
  5. Kim Won Sills

    Questions from an amateur, walking in July 2018

    Hey everyone! In July I intend to walk the Camino del Norte beginning around the 18th - 20th. This will be my first Camino and I chose the Northern Way because as I understand it, it's a "quieter" walk that hugs coastline for stretches and with less road walking than the Frances. Also with it...
  6. The12stepwarrior

    September 2018 who’s going?

    I’m going to walk the full Francis on my third visit to the Camino from st Jean to Santiago. Will anyone else be walking in September 2018? Thanks. Peter
  7. D

    First Camino, Need some advice

    With little time to plan, we are 2 ladies intending to set out on Camino Portugal on May 15 for about 2 weeks. We are first timer on the Camino. Living our whole life in cities. Been reading for a few days the posts in this forum, very grateful for so many helpful and inspiring pilgrims sharing...
  8. Librarian75

    First Camino in May/June

    Hello! My partner and I will be walking the Camino Frances, starting in Pamplona, from May 18- July 4. My questions are in terms of weather: 1- I have a pair of North Face fleece running tights that fit perfectly and are really comfortable, but I wonder if those would be too hot for May and...
  9. J

    One week camino from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

    I am planning my first camino in August 2018 and alone. I booked a flight to Biarritz and would like to know what airport to choose on my way back. I can walk 15 - 20 Kilometers in a day. Many thanks for your advise
  10. S

    Wailing woman in Sarria

    Hi everyone! First post from me. I'm a solo female traveller and arrived in Sarria yesterday to start my walk today. I'm staying in an albergue on the camino and last night an old woman started wailing and singing and playing a tin whistle for a few hours in the middle of the night. I booked a...
  11. Nastucha

    My first Camino

    Hi everyone, my name is Anastasia and this Camino (starting from Madrid and heading towards Santiago and maybe a bit further if I can make it) is a part of my first ever solo travel experience. I am a little unprepared and was feeling really anxious about starting the Camino for about 2 weeks...
  12. M

    Norte in October compared to CF

    Q: Is it stupid/to late to start Camino del Norte on september 25 for a solo first timer? So I arrive in Biarritz monday the 25th of september, and the plan was to the go to SJPDP and start the CF. I have spend hours/months thinking about if I should take the CdN or CF and finally settled on...
  13. A

    Looking to walk in Spring.

    Being from the southern hemisphere, I have no experience of spring in the northern. I am thinking about starting the Camino Frances around middle of April 2018. What kind of weather can I expect? What temperatures? Is the road more slippery? Is this a busy time on the Camino Frances? Are...
  14. Alberte

    First time on the road

    Hi everybody! I am a danish girl (22 y/o) who will walk the camino for the first time in July. I will spend 2 weeks on the Camino Frances, starting off in Ponferrada. Is it necessary to book hostels in advance? I know that there are many people walking on the road this month, and since it is my...
  15. B

    If I arrive to SJPdP @ 8.45 will I get to Roncesvalles too late?

    Hey! I arrive at 10pm on a Sunday in Bayonne and from my research I have gathered that there are no trains/buses to SJPdP until monday morning... I am worried by the time that I leave SJPdP - I wont make it to Roncesvalles with enough time to grab a bed or even in daylight hours... I can't...
  16. CaptNoglos

    Starting our First Camino shortly.

    Only two weeks to go until we arrive in SJPdP on the 27th, to start walking to SdC on the 29th. Bags nearly ready, stuff everywhere sorted into (small) piles....Stuff to Take, Stuff I want to Take, Stuff I would like to Talk, Lists of shopping to do to take, House and stuff to arrange at home...
  17. C

    Looking for pilgrim Camino Frances October/November 2016

    Hi I'm going to do my first camino starting on october 7th 2016 in SJPDP. I was wondering if there were any other people starting around that date, and how busy it is.
  18. J

    Primitivo or Frances?

    Hi I am in the process of organising my first Camino. I will be travelling alone but want to meet lots of fellow pilgrims. I cannot decide whether to start at Sarria on the Camino Frances or Lugo on Camino Primitivo. Can anyone provide pros and cons for each route? Thankyou
  19. L

    My first Camino June 2016

    Hi there, I'm a complete newbie but very excited to have stumbled across this site with so many Camino enthusiasts :) I'm planning to cut my teeth on a short section of the Camino Portuguese Coastal Route starting this June in Porto- just a month's time now :0 Soooooooooo looking forward to it...
  20. psychoticparrot

    Need basic fitness advice for the unfit and (relatively) old newbie

    Hello, all. My husband and I are both 64, in relative good health, are complete tenderfoots, have never done any serious walking or hiking in our lives ... and yet we both greatly desire to walk the Camino next year in April and May. We've been in Managua, Nicaragua, for the past 3 months and...


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