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  1. peregrina2000

    Hospitales or Pola de Allande?

    There's a bunch of forum members planning a Camino Primitivo, and I've recently gotten some questions privately on this particular issue, so I thought I'd just start a thread and let others share their opinions. So, as most Primitivo planners know, when you get to the little hamlet of Borres...
  2. C

    Understanding Dragonte - The Ultimate Templar Tribute

    The route of Dragonte is very rarely discussed in any guidebooks and yet it is a important element of the Camino to understand and respect, but few know the true history of the most difficult alternative route on the French Way. Let's start with the route's history. It is NOT a historical path...
  3. B

    Dragonte route

    I'm thinking of taking the Dragonte route from Villafranca del Bierzo on the way to O'Cebreiro. Has anyone taken this route, and if so, can you recommend it?
  4. Dave Kingsella

    Thinking of starting in O' Cebreiro

    I'm still waffling between starting my trek in O' Cebreiro or Samos. I would really like to stay the night in the Samos Monastery, but O' Cebreiro looks beautiful and I don't think it necessarily makes sense to make Samos a stay over if I start in O' Cebreiro. Also, I'm a bit intimidated to...
  5. Olivares

    The Camino gets confusing after Leon-- which way to go?

    I am studying the French Way (Camino Frances) route maps after Leon. It appears that heading out of Leon you can bare right towards Valverde de la Virgen or you can bear left towards Fresno del Camino. Eventually, both routes converge on Hospital de Orbigo, approximately 32 Kms from Leon. I...
  6. Kanga

    Starting from Sete instead of Arles and walking the Canal du

    Anyone who is interested in starting the Arles route from Sete and walking a bit of the Canal du Midi - here are some notes I made on accommodation : Sete - hotel on the Rue Jean Jeurnes, not recommended Marseillan Plage - camping Les Castellas (in a cabin) - nice restaurant, huge campsite...
  7. D

    Via Dragonte GPS file

    Does anyone have a GPS track file for the Via Dragonte route from Villafranca del Bierzo to Herrerías? Any help would be appreciated- thanks!
  8. eze

    Galisteo - Arco de Caparra

    Hello, Still preparing our Camino...whose beginning date becomes closer and closer ! I feel that we shall do what many of you did, i mean when arriving (or from Galisteo) to Arco de Caparra, we shall ask for a lift to Hostal Asturias, situated a few kms away, on the 630 motorway. Could you...
  9. Theo

    From Brittany or from Mont-Saint-Michel

    To reach the « Tours route » the pilgrims can also start from some less traditional points. The Mont-Saint-Michel and 4 other starting points in Brittany could fulfil the expectation of many pilgrims thanks to the beauty of their scenic ways and the richness of their heritage and their history...