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  1. fraluchi

    Logroño protest

    The El Pais newspaper ran an article yesterday (22 July 2917) about the protests in Logroño with the purpose of changing the "Camino" away from the town center. The following is a (partial) translation of the article: [They did not seek to end the ancestral pilgrimage route, but to denounce that...
  2. Katia Taam

    Cele variante specifics

    Hi We are going to walk the Cele variante and there seems to be three options after Cabrets: # 1 Cabrets -Pasturat Pasturat - Cahors # 2 Cabrets - Saint Cirq Saint Cirq - Mars de Vers Mar de Vers - Cahors # 3 Cabrets - Saint Cirq Saint Cirq - Pasturat (you just go some km to Saint Cirq and...
  3. B

    Variant por el Guadiato

    Because we were unable to walk to long stages (38k, 25k, 32k) on the published Camino Mozarabe after Villaharta we decided to use the newer variant “por el Guadiato” via Espiel (20k), Belmez (27k) and Valsequillo (23k) which was waymarked in 2014. Here are our notes...
  4. peregrina2000

    Coastal alternative Between Castro Urdiales and Laredo

    I have started to study the many ideas I´ve gotten on this thread, https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/list-of-coastal-alternatives.43627/ to find off-pavement alternatives where possible. I got a great list from a Spanish peregrino, Jomar, and am hoping to walk some of his many...
  5. Rabatdoghomer

    Dragonte Route Has New Yellow Arrows

    Previous threads here have featured articles about the Dragonte route out of Villafranca del Bierzo. A common thread (pun intended) in these articles has been how easy it was to get lost on the Dragonte, due to poor, or non-existing, way marking. Last autumn, Matt Sanchez, from Vega de Valcarce...
  6. Rod Murray

    Post Camino Question- Route from Cacabelos to Villefranca

    Its been almost 5 months since our Ponferrada to Santiago Camino in June and I've had lots of time to digest the experience. Having a fascination with maps, I've also explored numerous online Camino maps, many linked here in the forums. My question is this- what is the most used route from...
  7. Sanchezac

    The Dragonte Option

    Hi all, APOC member Patrick Eibergen and I have spent a few days last week waymarking the whole Dragonte route from Villafranca del Bierzo to Las Herrerias for those intrepid enough to walk it. We believe that it's now doable without getting lost, and for those looking for the correct exit in...
  8. Saint Mike II

    An Alternative Starting Point to St Jean

    A week or so back (I can't find it) there was a discussion about whether St Jean was the only starting point for the Camino Frances. Yesterday I received the bi-monthly update from Cierone - detailing a number of walking trails across the UK and Continental Europe. Included was one about the...
  9. notion900

    Unofficial alternative route to join Camino Frances later at St Irene - avoiding Arzúa

    If you want to avoid Arzúa, and join the Camino Frances as late as possible to avoid the crowds, there is an alternative route from Boimorto which joins the Frances just before St Irene. It starts at the far end of Boimorto village, and the locals have kindly made home made signs. The albergue...
  10. notion900

    Unofficial alternative route to join Camino Frances later at St Irene - avoiding Arzúa

    notion900 submitted a new resource: Alternative route for joining Camino Frances later, off the Camino del Norte - Written directions, photos of landmarks and hand drawn map Read more about this resource...
  11. marbuck

    Side trips off the Camino Frances

    In 2014 we walked the Camino Frances and took side trips to Eunate and Samos and really enjoyed the detours. Walking the CF again in 2017 and would like to know of any other interesting side trips that any of you could recommend?
  12. notion900

    Joining the Camino Frances as late as possible

    Just wondering, do you have to join the Camino Frances at Melide? Is there any alternative route and stopping off place so you can join later and avoid the crowds for the last 2 days?
  13. B

    Camino Dragonte: Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro

    Hello fellow Pilgrims, My brother and I completed our first Camino Frances over the course of 30 days (Apr 3 - May 3 2016), and along the way, I decided to take the elusive Dragonte route from Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro. I thought I would give a writeup of my experience for those...
  14. jirit

    Burgos River Way 2016-04-13

    From minaleigh So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions...
  15. minaleigh

    Burgos River Way PDF

    So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by...
  16. K

    Walking from Porto to Santiago- options

    Hi I have completed the French Camino and now want to do the Portugues Camino with my wife this time. We have two weeks and will be going in the month of May. 15 days for walking. I do not want to make this walk difficult for my wife. Any suggestions such as 100% coastal route, start coastal...
  17. P

    Santo Toribio to Covadonga

    hello, I am walking to Santiago from London over three years. Next year is the final leg! I have got as far as Santander. I am planning to walk to santo toribio and wanted to take in Covadonga if possible. I can see there is a road through the picos de Europe C1 and this could be followed going...
  18. peregrina2000

    20 ways to cross the Pyrenees on a Camino

    On my recent Camino Catalan, I couldn't resist sticking a brochure from the albergue in Huesca into my pack. I usually am loathe to add to my weight but this was pretty amazing. Entitled, "Huesca, La Magia" this brochure and map show and describe no fewer than twenty Camino routes over the...
  19. Ian Afloat

    Camino Dragonte

    Hello fellow pilgrims. I'm leaving for SJPDP, by train all the way from the UK, on Thursday and starting to walk on Friday morning. When I leave Villafranca, I'm hoping to follow the Camino Dragonte, my plan being to walk through to La Faba (other plans are available!). Has anyone here done...
  20. M

    Soto de luina to Cadevedo disused alternative

    When I walked the above section in 2010, the hopitalero at the Soto de Luina albergue advised the pilgrims to go the road way and also to avoid the off road way, it being overgrown and poorly waymarked, being a good pilgrim I followed his advice and followed the road. However 3 pilgrims from...
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