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  1. Via de la Plata May 2015

    Via de la Plata May 2015

  2. Via de la Plata May 2015

    Via de la Plata May 2015

  3. PeteT70

    My Equipment list for the Camino May/ June 2016

    Ok, i'm sort of getting there with putting together my equipment list. But it's too heavy, hence i'm publishing my list here to get some valued feedback and tips on how to lighten my load. All comments and suggestions welcome. Equipment 1500g - Backpack Osprey Kestrel 48 (this may change)...
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  5. F

    Bed bugs in March

    A few days ago I stayed in the Albergue in Azofra: nice place, good ambiance, helpful hospitaleiros, etc. I enjoyed especially the 2-person-per-room arrangement. Unfortunately, I was bitten during the night. I didn't report it immediately because at first I didn't relate it to bed bugs, which I...
  6. ivar

    Pollen and Allergies

    Hi all, Just to let the allergic pilgrims out there know that over the weekend the pine pollen (that yellow dust) "hit" in and around Galicia. My car was all yellow this morning. (Monday March the 30th 2015) Just a warning to those allergic pilgrims out there. Buen camino! Ivar
  7. March 23 Zubiri to Pamplona

    March 23 Zubiri to Pamplona

    Rainy and wet day, it seems like we've been walking forever and never get there ...
  8. E

    Beware public holidays!

    Those planning to walk the Vía de la Plata in the weeks ahead, especially those coming from outside of Europe, should bear in mind that they will encounter a series of public holidays. These holidays can create problems for walkers and pilgrims: - in some places accommodation will be difficult...
  9. A

    Camino del Norte from Santander

    Hi All, After reading many forum posts i decided to walk the Camino del Norte. I'll start my first camino in Santander on march 2. I'm planning to follow the camino del Norte for 10 days until i reach Oviedo where i'll switch to the Camino Primitivo. I'm planning 26 days for Santander to...
  10. Late April 2013 - Near Burgos

    Late April 2013 - Near Burgos

  11. petzar

    Walking in Mars 2015

    Hi! I have never walked the Camino and wonder how it is to walk it in early spring "late februari and mars"? How cold is it? Are all... or most of the aburgies open and so on? Thanks for Help/Peter
  12. M

    Walking "The Way" in mid May-June 2015...El Camino de Santiago a mediados de Mayo-Junio del 2015

    My sister and I are planning on walking the El Camino in mid May-June 2015, starting in SJPDP (CF). We would like to know if its true that at this time of the year it tends to get really noisy, crowded and full of young people. We have heard horror stories of pilgrims having to rush to find a...
  13. TMcA

    Hiking in May - my experience

    This is a partial trip report in which I will include my thoughts on: 1) why reservations are necessary during the peak months of May and September, 2) taking into account La Transhumance and the June Trail en Aubrac running competition; and 3) the weather on the Aubrac plateau in May. I left...
  14. daandownunder

    Starting saturday! Looking for a snow update

    I'm flying to Madrid on fridaymorning and taking a train to León, arriving around 18:00. So I hope to start walking to Oviedo on saturday (10/5). I would also like to visit the cathedral in León, but it doesn't open till 9:30 I think. I am thinking about maybe getting a bus out of León (never...
  15. sulu

    my stages and accommodation March/April 2014

    Day 1. I planned to stop in Peralada but it was a warm weekend and Peralada is a very pretty, touristy little town, popular with the French so there was only expensive accommodation left. I ended up walking beyond Vilabertran, to a Comercial park just outside Figueres and stayed at the Hotel...
  16. Stellere

    My March/April packing list - opinions welcome!

    I'm heading out for my very first camino in three weeks. I'll be walking with my dad from mid-March until the end of April. I'm nervous and excited, and I'd love some opinions from the experts on my packing list! I haven't yet decided if I'm going to bring my slightly heavier 40l bag (which...
  17. RoryGentry

    April 2014 trip: Santiago-Finisterre-Muxia-Santiago

    My friends and I completed the Camino de Santiago in October 2013. As fate would have it, it appears that we will be able to return in mid-April 2014 for another hike. This time we're planning to hike the route from Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia and back to Santiago. Has anyone done this...
  18. Catarina Barreiros

    Ponte de Lima - Santiago: March 1st 2014

    Hi! We're planning on walking the Camino from Ponte de Lima to Santiago starting on the 1st of March. For the first time! I have a few questions that I'd be delighted if you could help me with: Since we're not experienced hikers and wish to 'take it slow' - are 6days enough? Did anyone walk the...
  19. JP

    Walking the Pyrenees, Route Napoleon in April

    Thinking of starting my walk on the 20th of April 2014, will the route over the Pyrenees be open on that date or will it still be closed because of possible snow or bad Weather. I would like to follow the original route as closely as possible naturally.
  20. JP

    Gaiters in late April & May walking the Camino.

    Are Gaiters necessary in late April & May walking the Camino, because of heavy rain conditions ?