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A group walk

domigee

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2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
I saw this posted on FB.
https://www.viefrancigene.org/it/re...0-jNXWSOCygGStB1ivxs9O4axE9uJds8opa5T7YyFypLc

At the moment it is only in Italian but will soon be translated in French and English. If you scroll to the end of the message, you’ll see the details of the walk, when it starts, for how long etc.

I have only ever walked alone or with my walking partner but this year, this is quite tempting....
Assuming the Covid crisis has calmed down a bit of course 🙁

I thought it might be of interest to some of you 🙂
 
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Harington

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Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
I saw this posted on FB.
https://www.viefrancigene.org/it/re...0-jNXWSOCygGStB1ivxs9O4axE9uJds8opa5T7YyFypLc

At the moment it is only in Italian but will soon be translated in French and English. If you scroll to the end of the message, you’ll see the details of the walk, when it starts, for how long etc.

I have only ever walked alone or with my walking partner but this year, this is quite tempting....
Assuming the Covid crisis has calmed down a bit of course 🙁

I thought it might be of interest to some of you 🙂
There is an English version https://www.viefrancigene.org/en/resource/news/camminata-evento-francigena-road-rome-2021/. If you click top right you can change the language.
 

Cliff175

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Year of past OR future Camino
April / May Camino Frances 2013
Portuguese Camino May of 2014
St. jean to pomplona, - Santander to Oviedo, SAN Salvador to Leon , to Santiago in 2015
2017 March -- VDLP Seville to Santiago
I emailed Association for more information,, I never been on an organized Camino, Id be interested in walking the entire Camino. any ideas on number of people, accommodations , etc ?
Thank You for posting this,
Stay Safe, we'll be walking toward the Light soon,.
 

domigee

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2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
There are quite a few ambitious stages in that lineup - at least there’s a rest day after the 70km Day!!! But there are 50+ and 60+km stages back to back.
Go for it - if you can!
I haven’t looked at it in detail but I thought it was probably where a boat was involved....
I have been a ‘hardy’ walker (is that a word?) but even in my fittest days I never exceeded 51km. I don’t think this is expected on this trail 😃
In fact it looks quite reasonable as on both my VF we made two days into one.... on many occasions - just because time was at a premium.
 
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domigee

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The long stages, 38 - 70kms are cycling days, if that's any consolation. And a relay format is proposed. Can a anyone who has walked it explain why the long stages are so long?
I have walked it and there shouldn’t be any unduly long stages. Sometimes we combined two stages (like 17km each) because time was at a premium. But normally it should be around 25 km daily, maybe 30 at a stretch. No more. 🙂
 

domigee

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2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
I emailed Association for more information,, I never been on an organized Camino, Id be interested in walking the entire Camino. any ideas on number of people, accommodations , etc ?
Thank You for posting this,
Stay Safe, we'll be walking toward the Light soon,.
The number of people will be known I guess nearer the day! Who can tell at this early stage?
Should there be many people, I guess accommodation might be a problem, there wasn’t much available when I walked it first - a tent was a bonus 😉
Let’s wait and see 😉
 

Anamiri

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2016, 2017, 2019 Camino Frances
There are quite a few ambitious stages in that lineup - at least there’s a rest day after the 70km Day!!! But there are 50+ and 60+km stages back to back.
Go for it - if you can!
Yes I saw that too. The other distances seem quite reasonable, I wonder why those particular stages are so long. I have taken part in the Oxfam trailwalk a number of times which is 100km, and the training required to walk that distance (without injury or team members dropping out) is considerable and not for the faint hearted.
 
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trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
If you want to have other pilgrims on the trail while you are walking I imagine that you could just go at the same time as the group will be on the trail without formally joining them.
 

Crosby

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May (2017)
Very compelling, depending on what the restrictions are for vaccine compliance. For those of us from the US who might like to join time might also be at a premium as we would only have 90 days to complete the walk once we enter Europe from England. Any thoughts from previous walkers? Is 90 days doable once you set foot in France?
 
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Since 2014~to~ Until I can walk
It is really tempting me, but it is combined with cycling which I don't want to and I cannot(shame).
Most of the Caminos I have done was alone. I think to join this group,
I will much feel safe but not cycling.
I don't know how Association provide bicycles.????If it just walk, I would like to apply.For within 90days.
 
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domigee

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2020? Looks like.... nowhere! 😁
@domigee I think covid must really be affecting you in an unusual way.....until now I have never seen you contemplate walking a busy route with lots of other people!! But off you go....and I'll look forward to the hat-eating video ;-)
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Well, the route itself is not busy, at least not in England nor France. Didn’t meet anyone on it!
The idea of walking with a group.... yes, you may well be right! 😂 This mutating virus combined with Brexit may well have affected me 😂🙃
 

Kiwi-family

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Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
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Well, the route itself is not busy, at least not in England nor France. Didn’t meet anyone on it!
The idea of walking with a group.... yes, you may well be right! 😂 This mutating virus combined with Brexit may well have affected me 😂🙃
The route is not busy until you put a big group of people on it - all walking at the same time!!! You won’t recognise it!
 

cathal Ferris

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29th April to May 31 2014
April to May (2015) starting in Burgos on the (27th April 2015) completing in Santiago on the 10th May flights booked from Dublin into Madrid and alsa bus up to Burgos
12th August 2015 Starting at Croagh Patrick Clew Bay to Downpatrick known as Camino Way of St Patrick
Different strokes for different folks kinda met a lot of different people on my camino at various stages the conversation type of walking and where you wish to stop for food along with timetables will most likely decree your walking distance and interests along the way, Buen Camino
 

MichaelC

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Year of past OR future Camino
Aug 2017: Le Puy to Santiago
Nov 2018: Kumano Kodo (part)
2021 (?): Via Francigena, Aosta to Rome
I don't think I'd join a group walk, but I do enjoy studying their itineraries! It helps me plan my own walks. And I think these are good for spreading awareness; my guess is that it will attract a different cross section of folks than would normally walk a camino.

I was intrigued by the rest days between Canterbury and Rome: Arras, Reims, Chanplitte, Besançon, Colle del Gran San Bernardo, Orio Litta (Italy), Gambassi Terme, and Viterbo. They're not all what I would have predicted - at least for the Italian sections most friends have recommended Aosta, Lucca, Siena, and sometimes Viterbo as good rest-days.

The biking sections - long sections in northern France and the Italian rice fields, and short sections along Lake Geneva and northern Tuscany - seem like it would make the whole VF more accessible to those of us without lots of time.
 
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