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  1. Gerry O

    Yellow arrows through Leon

    Hi guys.....at the end of May my wife and I will be heading off from Carrion to walk to Santiago. We want to walk through Leon. I'm a little concerned that the yellow arrows might be missing or hard to find in the city environment . Is that the case? and also, how long does it take to walk...
  2. The Menehune view of Iglesia San Marcos

    The Menehune view of Iglesia San Marcos

    Feb 22, 2019, within the Convento de San Marcos in León
  3. Dama con Matamoscas

    Dama con Matamoscas

    Feb 20, 2019, León. Evening walk in the barrio Húmedo
  4. D

    Leon to Santiago starting April 11th

    Hello Everyone, I am flying into Madrid on April 10th and taking a train to Leon to start the walk the following day. This is my first time doing the Camino. Unfortunately I could not take too much time off from work so I decided to do the last 200 miles. I will have to return back to Madrid...
  5. holhum

    Starting in Leon...accomodation and first day walking

    Hi! Some advice please... 1. I fly into Madrid, stay one night and my travel agent is booking on the train from Madrid to Leon and into a posh hotel in Leon, which seems a little unnecessary, so I was wondering what recommendations people might have of where to stay in Leon the night before I...
  6. design4life

    Bus from Leon to La Virgen del Camino -- specifics, please

    I arrive in Leon late afternoon to joyfully begin my third Camino. I would like to catch the early morning bus from Leon to La Virgen del Camino and begin walking from there. In researching this bus, I have seen two options: On the Alsa website, there is a bus that departs from the Leon bus...
  7. magsdayc

    camino francés in winter late 2017 to early 2018

    hey guys, I've always dreamed abt walking on camino de Santiago. This year I have two week vacation which I can spend on this, my planning dates roughly is from December 29 to 11 January, I am planing to start from Leon, ideally I hope I could reach the end, if not id be happy wherever I could...
  8. Video: A rainy day in Leon

    Video: A rainy day in Leon

    Recorded in May 2017. Using iPhone SE, DJI gimbal, then edited directly in iMovie app. Youtube playlist, day by day walking from Castrojeriz to Santiago. With music: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgxodFTuL8a1fkbuYLZRGHCUOd6yp09Ai Travel blog: www.bread4life.eu
  9. TaoWay

    Cold / Flu on the Camino Frances Questions regarding Sundays

    Hello all, I collapsed on the camino heading to Sahagún today. My walking buddy and I concluded it was dehydration related originally. I woke up this morning and had 2 cafe con leches (normally take just one) because I had low energy / bad sleep. After landing in Sahagún I grabbed some...
  10. CSmith

    Train questions

    Hey all, My husband and I are beginning our Camino in Ponferrada. We fly into Madrid and plan to travel by train to Ponferrada. My first question is, do I need to buy train tickets in advance? Secondly, the train connects through Leon and on Renfe.com, the itinerary says under Leon, "1hr...
  11. JadeyJade

    Almost time

    I've been doing a few 20km hilly hikes, have bought all of my gear (still have to ensure it fits into my weight limit!), and have booked first night and last night hotels. I'm so anxious/excited/nervous/worried/itching to get going now. I am walking only part of the Camino, starting from Leon. I...
  12. M

    Cycling & Walking the Camino de Santiago 2017-02-20

    In early 2014 we visited our friends Jessica and Nigel, and the Camino de Santiago came up in conversation. They had just completed it but we had no idea that it even existed until they told us about it. We learnt that it was a famous walk that started in St Jean Pied-de-Port and finished at...
  13. JadeyJade

    Starting in April 2017

    Hi all, Starting my first Camino from Leon to Santiago alone in April this year. I am a bit nervous about doing it alone (solo female!) but hey, ho. I'm sure I will meet up with people along the way. This website is great for tips and hints. I'm hoping it will also be great for putting me in...
  14. T

    Great massage in Leon today

    I had an excellent massage with a chiropractor / masseuse in León today and my Camino friend went to him a few days ago and also had a great experience so I want to share his details: Quiromasaje Gimenez Avda. Roma 13, León + 34 649 730 727 Javier@quiromasajegimenez.com His name is Javier and...
  15. Font007

    From Barajas to Ponferrada

    Hello all, I am planning my first Camino for this coming June 2017. It will be my husband (45), my niece (38), her husband (40), their daughter (16), and myself (50). We'll be arriving from Miami, Florida, USA, but we haven't bought the plane tickets yet. The flights into Spain arrive...
  16. Raffaele

    October 2016

    Hello everybody, I'm going to start my "Camino" on the 1st October from San Jean Pied de Port. I'll do the first part, I'll arrive to Leon on the 14.10. I'm just looking for someone who is doing more or less the same, because I'd like to share some informations and hints. Thanks! Raffaele
  17. Aurora17

    Forest fires near Leon.

    I am starting the camino in Pamplona on Wednesday, and I just saw news about the forest fires near Leon. I have searched for news about how this is affecting the camino, but I can't find anything. Any news would be appreciated. Thanks.
  18. T

    Starting in Leon

    Hi folks, This year i have decided to start midway in Leon ... i have been given different advice about my next rest point... so just seeing if there us any advice? Mazarife or Hospital de Orbigo? Many thanks, hope to see some on road ..
  19. G

    Bike Rentals

    Looking for a bike rental to cycle the Camino de Santiago? You may rent a bicycle at one of the local bike rentals listed at Go4Bike.com Go4Bike.com gives an overview of bike rentals, amongst others in Pamplona, Burgos, Leon , Bilbao... Local bike rentals will provide you good rental bike...
  20. D

    Lost journal and guidebook

    Hi all, just a quick one. Anyone who stayed at the large benedictine nuns albergue (can't remember the name plus lost the guidebook!) did you by any chance pick up a brown leather bound journal and a annotated Brierley guidebook? The journal is obviously the most important as it has two caminos...

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