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  1. diegoromerosm

    Camino Francés through Aragón

    Just a little reminder about the Camino Aragonés (or French through Aragón) with one of main ancient Christendom hospitals: Santa Cristina. Amazing alternative to the most crowded one. ultreia!
  2. Sparrow in Texas

    From the Aragones to the Alto de Perdon

    Greetings all, with many happy and encouraging wishes during this season!! I have two questions and hope that someone will have some ideas. Thank you for any responses! I hope to walk the Aragones again sometime, perhaps even this coming year. Rather than connecting to the Frances near...
  3. BombayBill

    Norte west of Gijon and Del Mar routes

    How do people feel about the Norte west of Gijon all the way to the Del Mar and even using the Del Mar to go around to SDC? I know the Primitivo is great but never mind that. What about the beauty, path style, and other aspects of going up and over the NW of Spain?
  4. peregrina2000


    The current virtual Lana thread is still very far from Sigüenza, but I wanted to plant the seed in everyone’s mind that taking the Sigüenza alternative about a week after Cuenca is the best choice by far...
  5. Ungawawa

    Alternative coastal route into Porto in three stages (Aug 2020)

    This August I completed sections of the Camino Portugues from Albergaria a Velha to Santiago. I wanted to share the route variation I took on the advice of an hospitalero, as it lets you take an alternative coastal route into Porto over three days, instead of the traditional road-based route...
  6. Rebekah Scott

    Bus to Avoid locked-down Leon

    This just in from FICS: FREE DAILY BUS: DEPARTURE: Mansilla de las Mulas bus station TIME: 09:00 Exclusively for pilgrims with credentials Starting today (Friday 8 Oct.), General Tourism Directorate of the Junta de Castilla y León will provide a daily bus service for pilgrims on the Camino...
  7. Marbe2

    Alternative route to Santo Domingo de la Calzada?

    Leaving Azofra has anyone avoided ciruena and walked along N120? It appears one can bear right about 2-3 km after Azofra, cross over or under A- 12 , take N120 west, to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. There do not appear to be any stops using that alternative, but I am looking for an...
  8. anthikes

    Are these all the Spanish and Portuguese Caminos?

    I made this map earlier in the year and will be updating it in 2021. I tried to include all known Caminos but I suspect there might be a couple that slipped through the net?? Would really appreciate any experts out there who may know of other routes. Thanks.
  9. jungleboy

    São Frutuoso - medieval chapel in Braga

    I spent a few days in and around Braga in northern Portugal this week and discovered an amazing medieval chapel that should be more well known than it is - for example, it is not even mentioned in the Lonely Planet Portugal guidebook that I have (the 2014 9th edition). So here’s my attempt to...
  10. B

    A camino through Lourdes

    There is a blog by Charl Durand recounting his camino from Lourdes in 2015. http://charldurand.blogspot.com/2015/07/this-camino-thing.html .He went through Asson, Arudy, Laruns, Gabas, Sallent, Biescas and Sabinanigo to Jaca, where he joined the Aragonés. Does this route have a name? Is it well...
  11. VNwalking

    Alternative path from Santo Domingo de Silos

    This from another thread: OK, I can't resist, Laurie. This time you must go the long way from SDdS to Covarrubias! Of all the days I've spent on the camino, this is in the top 5. Up there with the Tunel San Adrian, Pancorbo, and going down to the Rio Miño and back up again. Somewhere I posted...
  12. D

    Both arms of Ingles (so from Ferrol AND A Coruna) - any advice on logistics? Thanks

    I would like to do both arms of Ingles (so from Ferrol AND A Coruna) - any advice on logistics? Thanks
  13. trecile

    Orisson alternative??

    I know that along the Camino past SJPdP there is a gite in Honto, and that Orisson also has Gite Kayola, but last year I met several people at Orisson in the afternoon who were staying at a gite somewhere nearby. They were picked up at Orisson and then dropped off there the next morning. These...
  14. peregrina2000

    Lana detour — Iglesia San Baudelio

    As I have started poking around my Lana route (hopefully I will start from Alicante in mid May), I see that a church that has been on my wish list for decades is about 35 kms from Retortillo. I think that is the closest that the Lana gets to it. San Baudelio is the church whose early...
  15. Isca-camigo

    Going from Molineseca to Cacabelos on the Olivadado.

    A quick question to you knowledgeable guys, how feasible is it? I am on the CF at the moment. Can I go the way of the Olivdado to Cacebelos from Molineseca instead of going via Ponferrada. A few things I hope to achieve is cut out the asphalt and find a more natural equal distance path, have I...
  16. Niels

    The original Camino Francés from Villafranca del Beirzo.

    Hello there, Trying to research the original Camino Francés. From Villafranca del Beirzo today there is a multitude of routes. But I seem to remember having read, that the original may have passed through the mountaineous area with all the monasteries way north all of the ones in use today. Has...
  17. Sara_Dhooma

    Sara’s Alternative Muxia & Finisterre Video Blog - Dec 2019

    Hello! I’m currently walking from Santiago de Compostela to the coast on an alternative route! I will be posting a daily video. I’m travelling to Muxia on the brand new ‘Via Mariana’ Camino. The Via Mariana begins in Braga, Portugal - but the last four stages run from Santiago to Muxia. It...
  18. Marc S.

    Alternative (historical) route Arzua - Pedrouzo

    Apparently there is an alternative route from Arzua to Pedrouzo. I was not aware of this (but maybe I have missed something). More information can be found here: https://tramohistorico-en.blogspot.com/ To what extent this is a "historical variant" (as is claimed by the website) I do not know...
  19. AJGuillaume

    From Lisbon to Coimbra via Sintra

    We're planning our Caminho Português for 2020. The credential shows the traditional Lisbon to Porto via Santarem and Tomar, which is covered by a number of guide books. It also shows a variant that goes via Sintra, Caldas de Rainha and joins the central in Coimbra. I haven't found a guide book...
  20. F

    Thinking of an alternate ending on Invierno after starting on Portuguese at Coimbrá

    I leave for Portugal in just under 3 weeks, and I have 25 days in which to make it to SdC and then back to Lisbon to fly home. I suppose that gives me 23 days of walking time. If the weather turns sour when I reach Tui, I am thinking of heading by bus or train up to Ponferrada to walk the...