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A 2 week walk on the Norte

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Hi, this year I just ended the Portuguese Camino. I am already thinking ahead for next year. I am considering doing the Norte, but I only have two weeks available to do part of it. Can anyone recommand where to start from that point to Santiago ? Or maybe I just do the Frances from Pontevedra to Santiago and then up to Muxia and Finisterra. Any advice welcome .....
Camino(s) past & future
August 2017
September 2019
Hi Timar,
We have just finished the Norte crossing over to the Primitivo at Oviedo and if we only had 2 weeks we
Would do the Primitivo it was beautiful.
Buen Camino


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Camino(s) past & future
Well, I've been looking at the Primitivo, it's about 350 k, I guess .... I heard it's beautiful but harder to do.


I did Primitivo last year (11 days) just finished Irun to Santander (Norte) this year (10 days). I would concur with the Sinclairs that Primtivo is a good choice for 2 weeks and personally I thought the Norte appears tougher with lots of up/down though not as steep as Primitivo. Also quite a bit of road walking which I didn’t quite enjoy. But i must confess that the entrance to Santander along the coast was an amazing sight.

Given the 2, i would still choose Primitivo. And it was not that tough actually.
Camino(s) past & future
August 2017
September 2019
Mmmmm! We were possibly track fit being on the Norte for a few weeks but we didn't feel it was too bad. In fact we thought it was about the same....harder but not as many kilometres per day 🤔🤔
We would definitely do the Primitivo again, Not the Norte
All the best in whatever you choose

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