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80km from Seville with a pushchair

ofridar

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We are coming from the UK and would like to walk for about a week from Seville with two children, in April.
We are thinking we could go as far as Almadén de la Plata or maybe even Monesterio.
Our younger child is 2 and we were thinking of taking a stroller with us to carry him through sections where he cannot walk.
Could you please advise whether the route between Seville and Monesterio can be done with a baby stroller (a strong one)?
 
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Waka

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Some but not all, and other routes too.
I will start walking the VDLP on Monday and I will be updating the experience of my journey on the forum. I would be pleased to give you an update on the path.
I'm sure others who have done this recently will also give you information.
 

Via2010

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Hi,

I think the section "Almaden de la Plata" to "El Real de la Jara" had some steep descends on rock ground, which is not suitable for a stroller. I can remember, that my spanish pilgrim friends referred to this part of the camino as "rompe piernas" (breaking your ankles).

I think Monesterio-Merída is more suitable to your plans.

BC
Alexandra
 

Donna Sch

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Calvario, the hill before Almaden, is a shocker and definitely is not pushchair friendly. The El Real section is very uneven. If you were to take a stroller I would suggest something like a Mountainbuggy Terrain.
 

ofridar

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Calvario, the hill before Almaden, is a shocker and definitely is not pushchair friendly. The El Real section is very uneven. If you were to take a stroller I would suggest something like a Mountainbuggy Terrain.
Thank you very much! Appreciate the advice.
 
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ofridar

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Calvario, the hill before Almaden, is a shocker and definitely is not pushchair friendly. The El Real section is very uneven. If you were to take a stroller I would suggest something like a Mountainbuggy Terrain.
Thank you very much! Appreciate the advice.
 

ofridar

New Member
I will start walking the VDLP on Monday and I will be updating the experience of my journey on the forum. I would be pleased to give you an update on the path.
I'm sure others who have done this recently will also give you information.
Thanks! that would be super helpful. We're happy to try a better stretch in the area.
 

happymarkos

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2018
We are coming from the UK and would like to walk for about a week from Seville with two children, in April.
We are thinking we could go as far as Almadén de la Plata or maybe even Monesterio.
Our younger child is 2 and we were thinking of taking a stroller with us to carry him through sections where he cannot walk.
Could you please advise whether the route between Seville and Monesterio can be done with a baby stroller (a strong one)?
I note you indicate your child can walk and only wanting to use the push chair on difficult terrain.
When I walked last year there was a veteran pilgrim who couldn’t carry a backpack so she bought a shopping trolley In Seville and placed everything in it. She did the whole way. When it was rough or a stream crossing she cradled it in her arms and walked across. I am sure you can do something similar.
There’s many beautiful stretches. Suggest you look at the terrrain on Gronze.com or Gerald Kelly’s book and choose a route. Sometimes walking on an adjacent road offers a better alternative than some of the tough rough terrain. Also weather dependent.
If the adults are fit then I can’t see anything that can’t be surmounted.
Buen Camino
Happymark
 

t2andreo

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Make sure the stroller can be folded for easier carry. One adult carries the child. The other, the stroller, until you get to a more suitable section.

There are specialized and ruggedized hiking strollers with pneumatic tires that fit this requirement. You might be able to borrow or rent one, if you do not already own one. Note: air-filled (pneumatic) tires are a huge help.

Hope this helps.
 
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