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starting point

  1. jungleboy

    A little quiz

    For a bit of fun: Do you know, or can you guess, which are the SIX most popular starting points for the Camino Francés (based on 2019 whole-year pilgrim office statistics)? Three or four are fairly obvious, of course, but there are a few contenders for the last couple of spots. Can you guess...
  2. Barobins

    Starting in Lisbon

    Hi, I don’t seem to be able to find a lot of information about starting the CP in Lisbon any input or resources?
  3. D

    If You Only Had Time To Spend In One City: Porto vs. Lisbon

    It stinks, but given time constraints prior to starting our first day of walking the Camino Portuguese, Jill and I do not have time to do a quality visit to both Porto and Lisbon. Since Porto is our starting location, it is more convenient and time expedient to spend the time there, but I value...
  4. peregrina2000

    Starting from Lisbon — good or bad idea?

    I’ve been reading the forum posts for more than a decade, and I think it’s safe to say that the route that gets the most disagreement is the Portugues starting in Lisbon. So much so that the owner of one of the albergues along the way recorded several videos with pilgrim opinions...
  5. Tincatinker

    The Camino does NOT start in StJpdP - discuss

    Members will be aware that I am neither a contrarian nor a provocateur but that I do like, now and again, to ask questions a little beyond which is the best bar to discuss the best sleeping bag in. So, as I viewed a thread started by a new member who is flying into Madrid and probably training...
  6. TSchulen

    Your impressions on the walk from Lisbon?

    For those who walked from Lisbon, what was your impression? I'm planning to do the Portuguese route next year, but starting in Porto would seem to be a quick trip. How long does it take to get out of the city / industrial areas and on to quieter paths if I start in Lisbon?
  7. E

    Advice in starting point for Camino Primitivo

    I need some advice regarding where should I start for El Camino primitivo ? In Oviedo or Villaviciosa ? I'll be flying directly to Asturias aeroport, but I don't know if it is worth it to go to Villaviciosa from Asturias aeroport? Do I miss something interesting in the way from Villaviciosa to...
  8. J

    Camino Portugues - Pros and Cons of starting from Lisbon

    Hey everyone, I am planning to do Camino Du Portugues in June of 2019. My rough plan at the moment is to do the interior route from Lisbon to Porto and then once in Porto take the coastal route to Santiago. Is this a good idea? I have been researching a bunch of stuff and I've seen a lot...
  9. Misha Keselman

    To finish where left off or to start over?

    I did the Camino del Norte mid June to August 2017. My first one. I never made it to Santiago de Compostela, getting on a bus finally in Oviedo to catch a friend ahead of me. Then a few more days of walking with them to Ribadeo and then home. The camino had its own plans! Now I find myself with...
  10. P

    Starting in Triacastela

    Hey everyone! I am preparing to embark on my first el camino experience this may! My head is swirling with thousands of questions, but to begin I was wondering if it was possible to get public transportation to Triacastela from either the airport in Santiago or the one in Madrid? I only have 6-7...
  11. J

    Suggestions where to start. Le Puy or Geneva

    Hi I have walked the Frensch way twice starting at SJPDP to Santiago.Once alone and once with my 20year old daughter. We are planning on walking in France next year. I would love suggestions on whether we should start our walk in Geneva or in Le Puy. We have aprox 4 weeks. Would mid April still...
  12. P

    Staring Point: Villafranca del Bierzo?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to start the Camino at Villafranca. My father and I have around 8-10 days to walk the Camino. We were also thinking about taking a bus to Muxia after we get to Santiago de Compostella. This will be are first time walking the...
  13. knavish

    Places to start a Camino Pilgrimage

    (First-time poster here!) I'm an American student planning on walking the Camino Frances this summer. I hope to be spending the entirety of my summer break (~70-80 days) abroad and would like to begin my pilgrimage somewhere that gives me as much scenic hiking as possible during this time. I am...
  14. 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...
  15. AML

    Beginning of Camino Vasco del Interior

    Im going to walk Camino Vasco del Interior, start 15 May. I intend to stay in Albergue de peregrino Irun. How to get to the route from this albergue?
  16. santaremhostel

    Why Start in Lisbon

    It all started in early 2014 in a meeting at the famous Restaurant “Martinho da Arcada” in Lisbon, and the purpose was to meet some pilgrims from the caminosantiago.me forum, with an extra “delicacy”, called “Pasteis de Nata”! A group of pilgrims, and myself, as a forum member and owner of the...
  17. peregrina2000

    For those starting from Sevilla

    Todays New York Times travel section once again has an article that might be of interest to pilgrims. It's a 36 Hours in Sevilla: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/02/travel/02hours.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 I have spent several days recently in Sevilla, nothing later than 2011, though, but I...
  18. M

    Starting from Auch in April - good idea?

    Hello, I'm thinking about starting my route from Auch, on this April. Is it advisable [based on the weather and other concerns]? Thank you in advance, Mati
  19. 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...
  20. 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...