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  1. notion900

    Link to resource about the new official route to Lavacolla avoiding Arzúa, St Irene & Pedrouzo

    Please find here a new resource with a map on this new official variant of the Camino del Norte, just before it joins the Camino Frances. It is intended to relieve pressure on the busy villages at the end of the Camino Frances and offer a quieter way into Santiago for those on the Camino del...
  2. notion900

    New official alternative route to join Camino Frances at Lavacolla and avoid the hordes at Arzúa 1

    The Xunta de Galicia have made a new official alternative route to avoid crowded Arzúa, St Irene and Pedrouzo (O Pino). I attach a photo of a new map which is situated at the point where the two routes divide, at the end of Boimorto village, by the basketball court. I have been told that the...
  3. notion900

    The new official last part of the Camino del Norte

    Last year I posted a resource on an alternative route to stay off the Camino Frances a bit longer from the Camino del Norte, and join it at St Irene instead of Arzúa. The Xunta de Galicia have now made an official alternative, which joins the Camino Frances at Lavacolla (ie nearly in...
  4. s00thsayer

    Starting in Irún Sep 10th

    Hello Everyone. I’m planning to start off on Camino Norte from Irún on Sep 10th and have a few last minute questions What did you do with the backpacks when you are heading out for dinner etc.? Are there lockers available? Any advice on common sense practices to secure my belongings would be...
  5. S

    New book on the Camino de Santiago

    Hello if anyone is interested in reading about my experience on the Camino de Santiago (Frances/Norte routes) in April/May 2018, I have just finished writing about it and "A Long Walk in Spain" is now live on Kindle here: http://viewbook.at/ALongWalkinSpain It is an entertaining and interesting...
  6. cassieryle

    Follow us on Del Norte! Leaving today!

    Leaving today on a jet plane to Spain, and man am I nervous! On Wednesday the official walking begins. We have some very unique stages planned, a mix of albergues with private accommodation, lots of shortcuts and diversions, and some serious spiritual seeking. We will be blogging every single...
  7. ShoughShough

    Packing List - What's missing?

    Hi all, Long time reader, first time poster. I'll be walking my first Camino this June/July (Norte, Primitivo and Finisterre). I'm coming in around 7.5kgs skin-out weight before food/water, so about 5kg pack weight depending on what I'm wearing. The weight is okay for my size, but would love...
  8. Dchell

    Would my answer be the Camino? Find out by reading my blog. ;)

    https://mycaminospring2017.wordpress.com/ A few years ago, I was one of many folks who watched “The Way” with Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez. If you saw it, you were probably curious and inspired as was I. I immediately put it on my bucket list. Things were going well in my life: I had...
  9. Maggie Y

    Camino del norte public transport

    We will be arriving at Asturias Airport on a Friday night at 5.30 in Sept 2018. Ideally we need to get to Ribadeo or Lourenza that evening to resume el Camino del Norte? Any advise on public transport as we presume its too late for the Feve Train Oviedo to La Coruna route? Where do buses...
  10. peregrinamaybe

    sleeping bag in April/May

    Hi all, my husband and I are planning to walk the Camino del Norte beginning in late-April. We're leaning toward bringing sleeping bags but I'm waffling because I've heard very strong opinions on both sides. I'm not sure if the discrepancy in opinion is due to different routes, different travel...
  11. VNwalking

    Are You a Dinosaur Fan?

    I don't know about you but big bones turn me into a wide-eyed little kid. And it turns out we've been walking on them. Lots of them. On the Norte, on the San Olav, the Ebro, maybe even on the Frances. While I was looking for information about the history of Salas de los Infantes, I stumbled...
  12. A

    Northern Camino June/July questions

    Hi everyone, New to the community, although I have been doing lots of reading and researching this wonderful site. I’m walking the Northern Camino next summer mid June to end of July. I’m not sure how much rain to expect. I will bring a cover for my backpack and a lightweight rain jacket...
  13. amancio

    Bedbug issues in Norte

    Hi, I am currently in Abadin. I have seen bedbug issues in the following public albergues.: Santa Cruz de Bezana San Vicente de la Barquera La Caridad Ribadeo Lourenzá I do not know if any albergues ahead have such problems too, I have seen 4 cases at least, one of them with over 50 bites...
  14. peregrinamaybe

    Camino del Norte v. Via de la Plata in May?

    I've wanted to walk the Camino for years. My husband and I are/were excited about the prospect of walking the Camino del Norte in Spring 2018 but now I'm second guessing whether we should walk the Via de la Plata instead. We have some flexibility on dates in May/June but our preference would be...
  15. SabineP

    El peregrino de las plantas / Spanish tv

    An item now on a Spanish tv show : El peregrino de las plantas aka the pilgrim of the plants. Especially about the flora on the Camino del Norte. Good to polish up my Spanish and my knowledge of plants. And some nice views of the Norte...
  16. CaminoMatt73

    Starting the Norte Route in September

    I'm starting from IRUN around September 13th or so. Has anyone Hiked the Norte route in autumn? I'm wondering about the climate and the need for a sleeping bag or a liner with a light fleece throw blanket. Also, I've never used a phone in Europe but I hear about prepaid cards. Is this useful...
  17. P

    What i carried into Santiago

    I used this forum to help me make a lot of my decisions before my camino and wanted to help others who are packing. I walked for two weeks in June from Caudillero to Santiago along the norte. I walked into Santiago carrying (not including what i was wearing): -shirt, long pants, sweater, socks...
  18. D

    Mountain biking the norte

    Has anyone mountain biked the Norte? We did the `frances last year and it was a fantastic experience. I would also like to know if anyone knows the relative height gains for the two. Our routes are and will be Irun to Santiago and St Jean to Santiago Many thanks Kevin
  19. K

    Best Routes on Norte

    Hello, I'm planning may camino but only have 16 days off annual leave so wanted to cram a lot of it in walking/coach travel. Would anyone recommend the most beautiful routes of the Northern camino please? Thank you.
  20. LakeMcD

    Anyone else; GR10 > Norte

    Wondering if anyone else has plans for this route this year, I start with treads on the trail June 23rd. Buen Camino

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