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5 to 7 days, what would you do?

Camino(s) past & future
Ingles 2018
Time wise we are limited unfortunately, at present Camino del Salvador is looking like a good option, just curious based on personal experiences what would be an enjoyable route/section of a Camino given our status? We do not plan to finish at Santiago this time. Thanks in advance for any suggestions. K
 

C clearly

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
How about the Vasco del Interior from Irun to Vitoria-Gasteis?

If you are not averse to some customization, you could take the commuter train from Irun or San Sebastian to Alegia or Beasain, to start walking from there to Pancorbo in 6 comfortable days. That stretch would include the fabulous walk from Zegama through the tunnel of San Adrian, a visit to Vitoria-Gasteis, and end in the very scenic Pancorbo. Those were the highlights of my recent walk from Irun to Burgos. (I haven't checked the transportation options to get out of Pancorbo, but if you walk one more day to Briviesca, there might be more options.)

There is also the Baztan from Bayonne to Pamplona, which I haven't walked.
 

OzAnnie

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Camino(s) past & future
'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
Hi @Silencio Por Favor

Yours days would fit perfectly into the final section of the Portuguese ‘from Tui’ . Although you aren’t concerned about ending in Santiago - this one will and also qualifies for a Compostela.

There are so many sections that fit into those days .
Do you live in Spain? This would mean that you won’t need as much recovery time from travel like we ‘longhaul traveller ‘ pilgrims.
The Salvador (coming from outside spain ) can take a few days (combination of getting to Léon and getting out of Oviedo to return airport ).
The Salvador is a beautiful route but fits in between a few other routes so well., it’s easier to do as part of a combo from CdM and/or continuation to primitivo or Norte.

The suggestions above from @C clearly are interesting too but on any you choose you may need to lose some of your walking days getting to and from start/finish points.

Happy planning
Buen camino
Annie
 

VNwalking

Wandering in big circles
Camino(s) past & future
Francés ('14/'15)
San Olav/CF ('16)
Baztanés/CF ('17)
Ingles ('18)
Vasco/CF/Invierno ('19)
So much depends on where you're starting from, how fit you are, and what your preferences are.

There is also the Baztan from Bayonne to Pamplona, which I haven't walked.
This is a lovely 5 days. It's more up and down than the Vasco - which has only one big bump. But neither have the mountains of the San Salvador.

If you want those there's one more option...I haven't walked it, but what about the Lebaniego/Vadiniense? It has serious mountains!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ingles 2018
Hi @Silencio Por Favor

Yours days would fit perfectly into the final section of the Portuguese ‘from Tui’ . Although you aren’t concerned about ending in Santiago - this one will and also qualifies for a Compostela.

There are so many sections that fit into those days .
Do you live in Spain? This would mean that you won’t need as much recovery time from travel like we ‘longhaul traveller ‘ pilgrims.
The Salvador (coming from outside spain ) can take a few days (combination of getting to Léon and getting out of Oviedo to return airport ).
The Salvador is a beautiful route but fits in between a few other routes so well., it’s easier to do as part of a combo from CdM and/or continuation to primitivo or Norte.

The suggestions above from @C clearly are interesting too but on any you choose you may need to lose some of your walking days getting to and from start/finish points.

Happy planning
Buen camino
Annie
Thanks Annie, we were fortunate enough to walk the Ingles in 2018, therefore the Compostela is not on the radar this time, God willing we will return to Santiago one day though. In terms of travel our story is that 15 years ago we migrated from UK to Vancouver, Canada and naturally any return to Europe involves visiting family in London, hence less Camino time.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ingles 2018
How about the Vasco del Interior from Irun to Vitoria-Gasteis?

If you are not averse to some customization, you could take the commuter train from Irun or San Sebastian to Alegia or Beasain, to start walking from there to Pancorbo in 6 comfortable days. That stretch would include the fabulous walk from Zegama through the tunnel of San Adrian, a visit to Vitoria-Gasteis, and end in the very scenic Pancorbo. Those were the highlights of my recent walk from Irun to Burgos. (I haven't checked the transportation options to get out of Pancorbo, but if you walk one more day to Briviesca, there might be more options.)

There is also the Baztan from Bayonne to Pamplona, which I haven't walked.
Thanks, the Baztan & Aragones are definitely in my mind, but the Vasco is a great idea that is now in my thoughts.
 

daesdaemar

Camino-holic
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles - twice
Camino Ingles. It is a "complete" Camino and you can enjoy/explore its complete history without cutting short on any details.
 

Stivandrer

Perambulating & Curious. Rep stravaiging offender
Camino(s) past & future
I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
I would suggest walking Ourense to SdC.
It is a beautiful end of the Via Sanabrés, and yes it ends in Santiago, but it has a fine, scented air to it as you walk through oak woods and beautiful views as you descend in height toward the ocean...
I just loved this entry to the city, and you are welcome to leave Santiago without staying, if you have seen it all before....
 

AlwynWellington

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
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I suggest, from my experiences:

In Spain
S1) 127 km - Logrono to Burgos
S2) 180 km - Burgos to Leon
S3) 110 km - Leon to Ponferrada

In France
F1) 150 km - Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Come-d'Olt
F2) 110 km - Saint-Come-d'Olt to Figeac
F3) 160 km - Figeac to Moissac
F4) 170 km - Moissac to Aire-sur-l'Adour
F5) 150 km - Aire-sur-l'Adour to Saint-Jean-pied-de-port

@Silencio Por Favor , kia kaha (take care, be strong, get going)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Ingles 2018
I suggest, from my experiences:

In Spain
S1) 127 km - Logrono to Burgos
S2) 180 km - Burgos to Leon
S3) 110 km - Leon to Ponferrada

In France
F1) 150 km - Le Puy-en-Velay to Saint-Come-d'Olt
F2) 110 km - Saint-Come-d'Olt to Figeac
F3) 160 km - Figeac to Moissac
F4) 170 km - Moissac to Aire-sur-l'Adour
F5) 150 km - Aire-sur-l'Adour to Saint-Jean-pied-de-port

@Silencio Por Favor , kia kaha (take care, be strong, get going)
Thanks Alwyn, some good options.
 

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