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  1. lissie45

    Flying to Europe from Down Under

    Flying from New Zealand generally the cheapest flights are into London, Paris, Rome. Madrid is a few hundred euros more. Planning on walking SJPP to Santiago maybe Finisterre I'm starting to think about flights for next year and I'm thinking that the easiest option would be into Paris and...
  2. TheLazyPilgrim

    Madrid vs Porto?

    Good morning from Brisbane! I just had a question about travelling from Santiago back to Paris. I have booked a return flight from Paris to Brisbane as this was the cheapest option for me, and of course I am starting in SJPdP. Once I finish the Camino, I plan on getting back to Paris, but I...
  3. Cbflores

    Trouble finding train

    Hi there fellow pilgrims! My father and I are planning to start the Camino on May 20, we land in Madrid on May 18 and we’re relying on taking a train to St. Jean soon after BUT we have run into a complication. When we were trying to buy train tickets online, they were not available due to there...
  4. Olivia Covarrubias

    RENFE Train Ticket Refund

    Hi and Hola: I'm going back to Spain to complete the Camino in May. I'll be flying into Madrid, then taking the Renfe to Burgos - meeting with friends. Originally my daughter was going with me, but she cannot make it. There is a wonderful couple and their friend going, along with another who...
  5. Storyteller Matt

    How do I get to Sarria?

    My first time on the Camino, I wanted to start small. I'm walking from Sarria to Santiago, then on to Finisterre. I find the best schedule for me is to fly into Madrid at the start, flying out of Santiago de Compostela at the end. My questions to the group are: How do I get from Madrid to...
  6. KinkyOne

    On the road again (+Levante & Sanabres)

    Howdy there! It happened that I couldn't do it last year (medical & judicial issues - no, I wasn't arrested for my moniker :D otherwise I would ask @peregrina2000 to defend me) but something beautiful happened to me this year. Won't go into details. First the plan was to walk Via Augusta...
  7. R

    Long-term luggage storage in Madrid

    Hi - could anyone advise the best way to store luggage in Madrid for 3 or 4 weeks? I'm planning to go on the Camino in September and would like to leave my luggage in Madrid during the period. The consignas at the airport or trains station do not seem to be a good choice for storage over 5 or 6...
  8. timr

    LIVE from the Camino A short walk from Madrid

    May 4 2017 Day 1 Madrid to Tres Cantos 28km Hola. I started in the Iglesia of Santiago y Juan Bautista in Madrid yesterday and am now in Tres Cantos. I've put 'short' in the title as I am only going as far as Valladolid on this occasion. My plan had been to go to Sahagun and Leon and then...
  9. gittiharre

    Circuitous Route to Santiago starting from Madrid

    I am wondering about the logistics of walking from Madrid to Sahagun and then taking the Sanabres to Oviedo and from there the Primitivo to Santiago....any thoughts, how long would it take and is it feasible for solo female, seasoned pilgrim, but a bit under the weather post cancer...
  10. L

    Is anyone planning to hike the Camino de Madrid this May?

    Hi! I'm thinking of hiking the Camino de Madrid to Sahagun, where I will connect with the Camino Frances and continue to Santiago... But I have never hiked the Camino before and I don't speak Spanish. Is anyone else planning to take this route in May? Would anyone highly recommend I not take...
  11. S

    Albergues on the Madrid Camino

    Hi everybody, I am thinking about doing the Madrid Camino in late April, early May 2017. I did the Camino Frances in April 1014. My question is about albergues along the Madrid way. I propose a somewhat less hectic pace for myself, something like 10 to 15 kms a day. I am looking for a good...
  12. JamieCam

    Recommendations for the best way to get from Santiago to Madrid?

    I hope I'm posting this in the right place ;) I will be traveling to Madrid on the day I plan to arrive in Santiago. What is the best way to get there? Train? Flight? Should I book in advance or can I book a couple of days before I get there? Thanks!
  13. Jaco Klynsmith

    Camino Frances in April 2017

    Hi, I am planning to walk in April 2017. From what I gather the journey from SJPDP takes 35 days to Santiago de Compostela. I need to book my flight for when I am done and hope that 35 days will be enough? I'm 32 years old and quite fit so I think I should be able to finish in time. Will...
  14. Y

    How to reach Sarria

    Hello, I decided to start my trip from Siarra, Spain but I have no clue how to reach it and by which means. I am coming from Lebanon, should I take a plane to Barvelone or Madrid and from there what is the best way to reach Siarra. Thanks for helping.
  15. Susan B Johnson

    Madrid airport, hotel recomendation

    Hello all, I will need a hotel near the Madrid airport upon arrival and then before my return to the U.S. Could anyone recommend an INEXPENSIVE hotel near the airport--or at least from which I can easily get to and from the airport? thanks!
  16. Doti

    Spare lodging/breakfast Madrid June23-24

    I have a hotel bed available for one female at our hotel in Madrid, reserved for our Camino return trip, for the night of June 23. I am traveling with my daughter and we have reservations for 3 including breakfast at: Petit Palace Madrid Aeropuerto Our 3rd person isn't going to be able to go on...
  17. Bill Ronan

    Easier to get to Oviedo vs Madrid from Leon?

    I have a flight to London booked from Oviedo on 1st October. I know that at best I will only make it to Leon in the time I have for walking (18 days, and I would like a day in Leon before travelling home). I am now minded to fly back to London from Madrid as it seems easier to get to from...
  18. R

    How many days for Ponferrada to Santiago?

    Hi everyone :) I am doing my first Camino this summer. I don't have anything booked yet but I'm hoping to go from either Ponferrada or O Cebreiro to Santiago. Does anyone know how many days I should allow to get from Ponferrada to Santiago? Also if I go from O Cebreiro, does that go through...
  19. minaleigh

    Finisterre to Porto or Madrid

    Hey everyone! My friend and I are doing the Camino Frances through June and getting done around the first half of July. He's already in Spain teaching English, so when his school year is done, we will start our journey. I bought a one way ticket because I wasn't sure how long I would be gone...
  20. trecile

    Has anyone found a hotel in Madrid that will hold their luggage while on the Camino

    I'm thinking that I will probably spend a night or two in Madrid before heading out for the Camino, then a a few nights afterwards. I'd like to be able to leave a suitcase in Madrid, rather than mailing it to Santiago. Does anyone have a hotel/pension to recommend for this?

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