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  1. peregrina2000

    From Penalba de Santiago to -- Ponferrada or As Medulas?

    There were some posts on this topic last year, but we're getting down to the wire now so I thought I would ask a few more questions on this part of our upcoming camino. Susanna and I will be walking from Bilbao to Ponferrada on the Camino Olvidado. Once in Ponferrada, we will be taking a...
  2. fortview

    Anyone else walking the Camino de Invierno from Ponferrada in May?

    I'm walking from Leon to Santiago from May 9th/10th this year and I'm considering leaving the Camino Frances after 4 or 5 days at Ponferrada to follow the Camino de Invierno to Santiago. It sounds like a beautiful route and would be a pleasant alternative to the potentially crowded latter stages...
  3. peregrina2000

    Maybe it's official! (Camino de Invierno)

    I know there have been many false alarms about the Camino de Invierno becoming "official." But it looks like the official designation may be forthcoming...
  4. C

    Las Medulas near Ponferrada- Possible alternative route or day trip?

    Does anyone know if there is an alternative route going through Las medulas or if there is a bus to get there in order to spend the day there? It would take too long to walk there and back to the camino frances.. Any information on this area would be appreciated :) It looks beauutiful in the...
  5. peregrina2000

    The trail from El Acebo to Penalba de Santiago

    I was so disappointed to find that La Trucha was closed for renovation when I was there in summer 2011. Since I was planning to walk the Invierno from Sahagun, I had hoped to learn of this alternative through Penalba de Santiago, which would skip Ponferrada and allow me to visit this beautiful...
  6. dutchpilgrim

    detours and alternative routes

    Hi all, There are lots of detours and alternative routes on the Camino Francés. The detour to Eunate, San Xil or Samos, Suso and Yuso, the alternative to walk into Burgos, the Camino Duro or the N VI, the Camino del Invierno, and so on, and so on..... Is there anywhere on the internet a...
  7. peregrina2000

    Advice on starting from El Acebo

    I have been perusing maps here in León, and I have to say that I find the option of El Acebo to Peñalba de Santiago to As Médulas quite daunting. I know that Rebekah did this route, hats off to you, girl, but it looks to me like it is out there in the middle of absolutely nowhere, especially...
  8. colinPeter

    Special Places

    Hola! Br. David's comment in the "Maps & Guides" thread, about off route or split choice "special places", makes me wonder, which ones others found the most interesting to take. Is there a thread elsewhere that looks at this for the Camino Frances? (Couldn't find with search) What have...
  9. Rebekah Scott

    Camino Labyrinths?

    Aside from the fabulous and famous medieval labyrinth in the cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres in France, and the ancient drawings up above Pontevedra in Galicia, do any of you wise people know of other labyrinths along the Caminos to Santiago? With all these Templar and other hermetic...


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