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3-6 Segments. Returning to the car at the end of every day

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ROni50

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Camino(s) past & future
I Plan to walk the CAMINO PORTUGUES inext September
.Flying to Lisbon in early September
.We want to make a couple of daily segments of the Camino de Santiago, A total of three to six segments
.The days do not have to be in sequence
.The location of the sections can be from Lisbon, to Vigo
.We are travelling with a car and at the end of each day we'll want to go back to the car

?Is it possible? Is There a way to get back to the car every day? How
.We will be grateful for information about beautiful and not very difficult segments which will allow us to return to the car

Many Thanks
 
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davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
.Flying to Lisbon in early September
.We want to make a couple of daily segments of the Camino de Santiago, A total of three to six segments
.The days do not have to be in sequence
.The location of the sections can be from Lisbon, to Vigo
.We are travelling with a car and at the end of each day we'll want to go back to the car

?Is it possible? Is There a way to get back to the car every day? How
.We will be grateful for information about beautiful and not very difficult segments which will allow us to return to the car

:rolleyes:
 
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davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
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Camino Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
ROni50, just do a search of wikiloc for circular paths people have walked with the camino as one part of the loop. If you do this kind of walking, it will only give you a taste - but you'll get the vague sense of what the camino is like.
 

ROni50

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I Plan to walk the CAMINO PORTUGUES inext September
For some walks around Lisbon, I'd suggest choosing a couple of loops / circular hiking routes:
looks interesting. We'll check.
Thank you.
ROni50, just do a search of wikiloc for circular paths people have walked with the camino as one part of the loop. If you do this kind of walking, it will only give you a taste - but you'll get the vague sense of what the camino is like.
ROni50, just do a search of wikiloc for circular paths people have walked with the camino as one part of the loop. If you do this kind of walking, it will only give you a taste - but you'll get the vague sense of what the camino is like.
Thanks.
Is it better than walking on camino and back with a cab to the car?
 

Raggy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
Cherhill to Canterbury - Pilgrims' Way (2018)
Via Francigena (2019)
Is it better than walking on camino and back with a cab to the car?
"Better" is a matter of taste. You won't find people here who have a taste for anchoring themselves to a heavy metal object in a parking lot before they set off every morning. I can't speak for everyone, but I guess that it's not an approach that makes sense to most people in this community. That's why people have suggested circular routes ...

If you could describe what you're trying to achieve, rather than the approach that you came up with, people might have some suggestions that could help you.

For example, if you think that you'd like to experience some days of walking on a pilgrimage route but you don't want to carry luggage or sleep in dorms, I'm sure people will point to stretches of the Camino where you can spend every night in comfortable hotels and have your luggage transported.

If you'd like to walk every day but you have a dialysis machine in the back of a truck that you need to hook up to every day ... someone will think of something.

Do you have a rough estimate, how much can such a taxi ride cost?
After a 25km stage, a taxi back to the start might cost €25 to €35. (More if the road isn't s direct as the trail). A bus will be cheaper, but timetables (especially in rural areas) may not align with your walking schedule.
 
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JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
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Well, it's still technically the case that motor-vehicle-assisted pilgrims have no rights to stay in the dedicated pilgrim refugios, though there are many private ones nowadays that completely ignore that rule -- and anyway, it's not mode of travel that defines a pilgrimage, and for all I know you're planning on sleeping privately in any case.

As to whether that project is possible, yes of course it is !!

The only thing that I would suggest is that in all cases you defer to the needs of the often very tired and occasionally somewhat impoverished backpack'd foot pilgrims, and try to keep in mind their needs for a bed before seeking your own (but seek your own regardless, there's no point at all in uselessly punishing yourselves !!).

Otherwise, well, Ultreia and Buen Camino !!
 

ROni50

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I Plan to walk the CAMINO PORTUGUES inext September
Well, it's still technically the case that motor-vehicle-assisted pilgrims have no rights to stay in the dedicated pilgrim refugios, though there are many private ones nowadays that completely ignore that rule -- and anyway, it's not mode of travel that defines a pilgrimage, and for all I know you're planning on sleeping privately in any case.

As to whether that project is possible, yes of course it is !!

The only thing that I would suggest is that in all cases you defer to the needs of the often very tired and occasionally somewhat impoverished backpack'd foot pilgrims, and try to keep in mind their needs for a bed before seeking your own (but seek your own regardless, there's no point at all in uselessly punishing yourselves !!).

Otherwise, well, Ultreia and Buen Camino !!
Thank you.
I really had no idea where I'd entered.
There is more than enough religious and ideological fanaticism, around me.
It's certainly not what I'm looking for when I'm planning a trip, and when travel the world.
Thanks for your explanation. I have no intention of occupying a place of pilgrim refugios or to be in places where I do not have permission to be.
 

Galloglaigh

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Member of the Lycra tribe.
CF (2017/8), VF (2018/9), CP (2020)
and anyway, it's not mode of travel that defines a pilgrimage
At least one large church, the Catholic one, disagrees with you. The Via Francigena has signs for those that wish to do that pilgrimage by car. So where did you get the idea that it was not a pilgrimage if you use a car e.g Lourdes?
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Camino Portugues, June 2019
This time on the Camino I saw a group of three walking. Next time I saw them, one member was different. Next time another person was gone and there was a replacement member
Turns out there were four of them and they were taking turns driving while the other three walked. Interesting concept.
 
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JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Camino Portugues, June 2019
BTW, back to your question... if I tried to backtrack to my starting point on the camino I think I might get lost, but that might just be me. One beautiful segment to walk where that would not be a problem is along the coast north of Porto on the wood boardwalk. If you like natural ocean and coastline views, you would love it and it goes for many kilometers.
 

davebugg

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
Thank you.
I really had no idea where I'd entered.
There is more than enough religious and ideological fanaticism, around me.
It's certainly not what I'm looking for when I'm planning a trip, and when travel the world.
Thanks for your explanation. I have no intention of occupying a place of pilgrim refugios or to be in places where I do not have permission to be.
That response is a bit out of line to the response given by JabbaPapa. He was offering an advisory based on considerations, not on ironclad rules.

After all, the Caminoes de Santiago are religious pilgrimage routes to a religious location. No one is required to be religious to be on Camino, but the Camino DOES have a religious history and active component to it for those of a religious faith.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
This time on the Camino I saw a group of three walking. Next time I saw them, one member was different. Next time another person was gone and there was a replacement member
Turns out there were four of them and they were taking turns driving while the other three walked. Interesting concept.
Saw something similar in 2016 - and witnessed them swear they'd walked every step of the way on applying for their Compostelas.
The OP seems to be quite honest about sampling a taste of the Camino as a tourist not a pilgrim - no problems for me there, Portugal is packed with tourists!
As to which bits to sample I would not recommend walking into, or out of, Vigo! And if you're walking to Oia try and keep off the highway route - it is dour! Otherwise all is good!
 

Tincatinker

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
Thank you.
I really had no idea where I'd entered.
@ROni50 that was obvious from your question. You’ve asked your questions in a forum dedicated to Pilgrims who make pilgrimage to the shrine of Santiago in Santiago de Compostela. Some for religious reasons, some out of cultural curiosity but all with some understanding of the significance of that journey and the mores and dictates of that undertaking. It is scarcely surprising that some have responded to your questions with confusion or mockery.
If you want to walk some pretty or pleasant pathways in Portugal then the Camhino is probably not for you and any one of the excellent walking guides for Portugal or the tourism bureaus will be of much more use to you than this forum.
Members meanwhile will be minded that this forum will appear in just about any internet search for Camino and that the innocent can stray onto unsought paths with a simple click of the mouse
 

davebugg

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
Camino Ingles (2019)
Members meanwhile will be minded that this forum will appear in just about any internet search for Camino and that the innocent can stray onto unsought paths with a simple click of the mouse
That is my biggest concern when I enter a new forum. I always spend time reading and browsing and getting the feel and purpose of a forum before I start participating. I want to make sure I'm in the right place for what I need :)
 
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ROni50

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I Plan to walk the CAMINO PORTUGUES inext September
That response is a bit out of line to the response given by JabbaPapa. He was offering an advisory based on considerations, not on ironclad rules.
I treated the comments of JabbaPapa with respect and thanks.
And after I thanked him for what he had written, I shared my feelings with him
about the comments I received in the forum.
Sorry if it was possible to understand otherwise from the way I wrote.
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
when I enter a new forum. I always spend time reading and browsing and getting the feel and purpose of a forum before I start participating. I want to make sure I'm in the right place for what I need :)
Well, you are certainly in the right place for what we need.
 

ROni50

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I Plan to walk the CAMINO PORTUGUES inext September
BTW, back to your question... if I tried to backtrack to my starting point on the camino I think I might get lost, but that might just be me. One beautiful segment to walk where that would not be a problem is along the coast north of Porto on the wood boardwalk. If you like natural ocean and coastline views, you would love it and it goes for many kilometers.
Thanks
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
.Flying to Lisbon in early September
.We want to make a couple of daily segments of the Camino de Santiago, A total of three to six segments
.The days do not have to be in sequence
.The location of the sections can be from Lisbon, to Vigo
.We are travelling with a car and at the end of each day we'll want to go back to the car

?Is it possible? Is There a way to get back to the car every day? How
.We will be grateful for information about beautiful and not very difficult segments which will allow us to return to the car

Many Thanks
Lots of trains.
 

chinacat

Veteran Member
It’s inevitable that all of us have ‘goofed’ in one way or another in our lives.

It’s also possible that many of us have inadvertently made ‘cultural’ mistakes whilst on Camino, usually despite our best efforts to avoid them.

The tolerance and warmth of so many people, whose beautiful countries we are fortunate to pass through, has been referred to in countless threads on this forum.

It’s possible that the OP has heard of the Camino (CF), via various travel media and hopes to explore, or get a ‘taste’ of what it actually is/feels like.

This may be all they ever have to do with the Camino, or it might just be the first seeds of a call to walk. Who knows .... ?

Pilgrimage is, for many, a spiritual endeavour; for many a Christian path.

@Tincatinker, I admire the care you have taken to walk the middle ground, but somehow I don’t feel that “mockery” is a valid response to the OP’s question.
 

JabbaPapa

"True Pilgrim"
Camino(s) past & future
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I treated the comments of JabbaPapa with respect and thanks.
And after I thanked him for what he had written, I shared my feelings with him about the comments I received in the forum.
Sorry if it was possible to understand otherwise from the way I wrote.
Don't worry, I got it anyway :cool: --- though davebugg is of course right in his point about it being "an advisory based on considerations, not on ironclad rules". Those rules were more "ironclad" back in the 1990s, as there were far fewer bed places available, and so the foot pilgrims had a stronger priority on them. But that was 25 years ago ... Some of the older donativos on the Camino Francès do still more or less follow it during periods of many, many pilgrims on the Way, but even then it really just translates into those pilgrims with motor vehicle assistance needing to wait a little longer than others to see if the place has enough beds.

Having said that, I've not been on the Portugues yet, so that conditions there may or may not be similar.
 

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