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  1. Roger Hogstrom

    Albergues Via de la plata Sept 18, 2021

    I got this from the owner of the casa rural Via de la plata in Aldea del Cano where I am now. It was updated 18 of september 2021
  2. M

    What is open on Camino Frances in Winter?

    I have done a Spring Camino on St James Way (10 years ago) and only a partial of Portugal in 2014. Now I would like to do a repeat of St. James or Frances Camino during the winter (work schedule makes it possible). I will start in Pamplona. I continue to read that many places are "closed"...
  3. Anna&Michael

    Camino Frances: looking back to 2005, what was the Camino like?

    We knew very little about the Camino Francés when we set out. in fact we'd never heard of it until a friend came back from Spain with fabulous stories of walking a pilgrimage in Spain. But six months later, in the autumn of 2005, inspired by Robert’s stories and in need of respite from the...
  4. VNwalking

    Virtual/planning thread: Caminos Girona, Catalán, and Aragonés - Part 1: Llançà to Montserrat

    Here we go! I've made an executive decision to add the bit on the Aragonés at the end, just because. Basic resources: Gronze: (Llançà - Montserrat) (Montserrat - Santa Cilia de Jaca)...
  5. peregrina2000

    Detailed planning thread for the Camino Olvidado

    As promised, today I am starting a planning thread for the Camino Olvidado. There are many good sources for the Olvidado. Ender’s guide in English. The Camino Olvidado website with stages, tracks, and pictures. This forum’s sub-forum on the Olvidado. Another Olvidado website, in Spanish...
  6. Dodger

    How much Spanish do you need on the VDLP

    I have a very basic understanding of Spanish. I can ask for a menu, do you do dinner, etc & do you, where is inanition I can order basic food, coffee, tea, where is/are please, thank you etc I am attempting to understand some basic written words. Will this get me by or do I need more, I...
  7. linkster

    Planning - Average Temperatures on the VDLP

    Here is a hyperlink to a Google Drive folder. It contains a series of html files (web pages) that I created that show the average temperatures for every stage on the Camino with a start date for each month. I used the stages detailed in I excerpted the weather charts from...
  8. JillGat

    What did you love best about walking la Plata?

    I feel drawn to walking La Plata next time I'm able to do a Camino. I've heard from some people that they found it boring, grueling, ran into logistics re. finding water, places to stay, etc. But I've heard from others that it was their favorite Camino. I want to hear what you loved about it...
  9. peregrina2000

    Short Stages (most under 20 km) on the Mozárabe

    I’m hoping that some who might not otherwise have joined our Mozárabe zooms set for next week will take a look and say — ahh, it can be done! I spent some time with the Association guide and some great forum posts and came up with a sketch of stages that are almost all under 20 km. The two...
  10. AJGuillaume

    Virtual (and very detailed) plan to walk the VdlP and Sanabrés (planning while in confinement)

    This year we were going to walk from Lisbon to SdC, after a few shorter walks in France and a week volunteering at SJPdP. As a result of Covid-19, we are now confined in Melbourne, Australia, and I have been keeping the dream alive by planning 2021 and 2022 (when I am not running after a...
  11. Mark McCarthy

    Camino Trivia

    While on lockdown, I was wondering if we could start a daily post of Camino trivia (history and background). As a start here is some background on the monastery next to the wine fountain at Irache: "The abbey at Irache was one of the oldest Benedictine monasteries in the world with its...
  12. C clearly

    Detailed planning for the Camino Sanabres, March-April 2020

    Before COVID-19, etc., my 2020 plan was to walk the Camino Sanabres in the Spring. I haven't done this route before, although I did walk from Seville to Astorga in 2017. I have my spreadsheet ready, with distances, villages, optional stages, and a few notes. I have the Gerald Kelly 2020 guide...
  13. KinkyOne

    Guide to the Camino de Uclés — in Spanish and English

    Note from the mods. I have merged two threads — the first post here has the guide in Spanish, and if you scroll down to post number 8, you will see that @Canuck has added an English translation. Hola! @Canuck kindly provided Spanish language guide so here it is in .pdf files attached. Happy...
  14. lindam

    Best time to Start Walking the Mozárabe in Springtime?

    Hello All, Doing a bit of future planning here. In the midst of sorting details for the Cami Sant Jaume which I plan to walk this fall (starting in Llançà) and arranging some non-Camino travel this spring, I am thinking ahead to the spring of 2021. At that time I would like very much to walk...
  15. amancio

    Just back from Málaga!

    I just finished Málaga-Baena in 5 days, I was very lucky, all dry days, frosty mornings, but sunny days, the countryside is still green and some plants/trees are starting to blossom too early; the end of the autumn is simultaneous to the beginning of spring, no sign of winter. My impression is...
  16. alansykes

    Elías Valiña prize goes to Almería amigos

    The prestigious Premio Elías Valiña 2019 has been won by the Asociación Jacobea de Almería Camino Mozárabe for their work on the Camino Mozárabe from Almería to Granada. Very well deserved, as anybody who has walked from Almería will know. It's the 30th anniversary of Don Elías' death, and the...
  17. alansykes

    LIVE from the Camino 2019 update on the Mozárabe

    I've just reached Granada after walking from Almería. I thought it was fabulous when I first did it three years ago, but the infrastructure is, amazingly, even better now: - they've put what must be an enormous amount of work into the ascent out of the riverbed 4km from Alboloduy, turning it...
  18. John Sikora

    Day by day video of Seville to Salamanca

    Just as a point of information, I finished posting videos which show the day by day walk along the VDLP from Seville to Salamanca. These are not intended to be entertaining videos or "blogs" of my walk or to convey any particular point of view or experience. They are intended to show you the...
  19. Tincatinker

    The Camino does NOT start in StJpdP - discuss

    Members will be aware that I am neither a contrarian nor a provocateur but that I do like, now and again, to ask questions a little beyond which is the best bar to discuss the best sleeping bag in. So, as I viewed a thread started by a new member who is flying into Madrid and probably training...
  20. Sam Hardman

    What are your favourite places on the Primitivo?

    I don't like to overplan my Caminos and usually prefer to just walk until I am tired then stop. But, there are always a few places that are really special and worth planning a visit even if that means finishing a stage a bit early, or walking on a bit longer than usual. So, for those who have...