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  1. Robo

    Start in Gibraltar or Almeria?

    I'm contemplating starting the VdlP before Sevilla. I just like the idea of starting at the Coast. Which would you pick and why? Via Serrana or Mozarabe? If I walk the Mozarabe I miss Sevilla.
  2. stayathomegypsy

    3rd time on Camino. . .struggling to decide. . .

    Hola peregrinos(as)! I walked the Camino back in 2003 (alone - fantastic!) then again in 2007 (with a partner - TERRIBLE) and I am now 40 and looking to walk the Camino again (was going to last Fall but life got in the way). However, I hesitate to walk the French way again as it seems to be so...
  3. halfbask

    Combine Ferrol & A Coruña Routes for Camino Ingles?

    Please offer any + or - insight or suggestion on my planned June 1 "hybrid" Camino Ingles. I'll start in Ferrol but plan to divert at Pontedeume to Sada and then A Coruña. From there I plan on picking up the "old" route via Sergude, Bruma, etc. This gives me more sea, time in A Coruña and >...
  4. GypsySoul

    Del Norte, Primitivo, Portuguese or Francesco

    Hi all, My partner and I are looking to walk our next Camino in August 2018, after having previously walked Francés in 2016 and 2011. We’d like to explore a different route and we are both fit and open to something a little more challenging the Francés. Our favourite things about the Camino...
  5. Tim Floyd

    2nd Camino - Repeat CF or try something new?

    My wife and I completed CF from SJPP in 2017 and are talking about doing another Camino. I kind of want to do CF again to relive some of the best moments and experience some new things we might have missed. She thinks we should take on another route like CP to experience something entirely new...
  6. L

    Choosing between the via gebennensis or via francigena??

    Hi thank you for the add to this group. I have walked the Camino Portugues (combination of coastal and interior routes) in June 2017. I am now looking into my next walk. At the moment I am trying to decide which between the Via Francigena or the Via Gebennensis. We were initially looking at the...
  7. Prentiss Riddle

    How would you rank the Caminos by difficulty?

    This will probably generate as many wildly different opinions as socks or blister prevention, but for those of you who have walked multiple routes: How would you rank the Caminos by difficulty, from easiest to hardest? (If possible, please distinguish variations like the Portuguese Interior...
  8. Pierre Julian

    Good Camino for walking over Christmas?

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking about walking the Camino from 23rd December to 2nd January, and would like advice on a good track which will have albergues open, not be too isolated (if shops etc shut around Christmas/New Year), and not too cold, wet or snowy! I love walking in winter, and have done...
  9. W

    Young Family Choosing a Camino for mid-November

    My wife and I want to take our baby (he'll be 4 months old by then) along a Camino for ~2 weeks starting in mid-November. Initially, we were going to walk the Camino Portugues, but I have concerns about the amount of road walking between Lisbon-Porto, and potentially cold wet weather between...
  10. H

    20 Days on El Camino for scenery and introspection. Best Routes?

    Hello, I leave for my first Camino in about 5 days and I've been spending quite a bit of time researching the routes. My reasons for doing this pilgrimage is to deal with a lot of emotional turmoil that I've been through recently. Thus, though I do love meeting people, I feel as though I won't...
  11. M

    Choosing between El Camino Frances and del Norte?

    I am sure this question has been asked time and time again, but I would appreaciate any advice you have to offer to me, especially the members who have done both routes. A friend and I are planning on doing the Camino in second half of September 2017 and we are having some trouble deciding on...
  12. E

    Portugues vs Frances for the anxious

    Hola! everyone (first post) I had been pretty set on doing the Portugues, either late this year (October/November) or early next (March/April), largely as I saw it as avoiding possible accommodation problems by taking a quieter route. Having read on this forum about the fewer number of...
  13. gittiharre

    Circuitous Route to Santiago starting from Madrid

    I am wondering about the logistics of walking from Madrid to Sahagun and then taking the Sanabres to Oviedo and from there the Primitivo to Santiago....any thoughts, how long would it take and is it feasible for solo female, seasoned pilgrim, but a bit under the weather post cancer...
  14. A

    Camino del Norte vs Frances

    Hello Everyone, I'm having a hard time chosing between both routes. I read advices going in different directions. I'm a woman traveling by myself (not my first time) and I'm also in good shape for a more challenging hike. Most people say that the North route is more quiet. Is it pretty lonely...
  15. ravichok

    Best route for a first timer

    Hi all, Been reading and enjoying this forum for a while - thank you to all the regular posters lighting the way for us newcomers. I am planning to walk the camino for the first time in July/Aug 2017 and have about 3 weeks time. I know that is near peak season and want to avoid large crowds...
  16. Bill Anlyan

    Suggestions for a two week Camino

    I've walked the CF twice. In late August, 2018, I am planning on accompanying a group (10-15) for +/- two weeks. Other than the CF, I would appreciate suggestions of other routes, perhaps better suited for this time frame. I'd like to try to have the group finish in Finisterre. Thanks in...
  17. T

    Reasons to take Portuguese route

    I am trying to decide which route to take for my first walk. I am confused about how many Portuguese routes there are. I would like to do a route that takes approximately 30 days (maybe a little less). What do you like about the full Portuguese route? Compared to others?
  18. E

    Combining coastal and central?

    Hi there, Planning to travel from Porto to Tui this September. I have 8 days all in, from Friday to Friday however this includes flying around midday on both Fridays. I was wondering if anyone has any experience of doing, or could suggest a route that combines a day or 2 on the coastal...
  19. Anylu

    Camino Frances vs Camino Invierno March (Child 2-year-old)

    Camino Frances vs Camino Invierno (March) Last year my husband left Leon for Santiago starting March 1, and this year we will be joining my 2-year-old daughter and myself. (We leave Leon on March 1). We go in relaxed plan walking as the weather allows us, in case of a very bad we plan to enjoy...
  20. ShellsG

    Which "WAY" to go

    I am torn. I walked the CF from Aug - Oct. 2015. I am planning another Camino and while I had it in my head it would be the CF again now I am torn between the CF and the VdlP. I have planned for next fall. I like aspects of both, I like the idea of doing the CF again partly (but not...