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#1
Hello everyone! I'm a 27 year old girl from Norway who wants to do this hike in the beginning of June this year. I have around 14 days I can spend. As I understand there are a lot of options on what route to take etc. I'm looking for something where there is not too many people, easy to get cheap accomandation, nice scenery etc. Maybe camino primitivo would be something for me? Or maybe something else? Do you have tips of any kind - please let me know!
- Mariann -
 

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sillydoll

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#2
Marianne, the Primitivo - also known as the "Original Way' would be a good one to start with. Don't forget to visit the Camara Santa (holy chamber) in the cathedral where a number of important relics are kept including the Sudarium.

Here are a few websites to help you plan your route.

http://www.caminosantiagoastur.com/ Assoc. Astur – Leonesa Del Camino with info on Oviedo, the cathedral, the Sudarium (ancient relic) as well as routes and maps.

http://www.caminosantiago.org/cpperegri ... mitivo.asp Large site with stages, maps, albergues etc.

http://www.gawthorpe40.freeserve.co.uk/ Mostly Camino Norte but with a few pages and info on the Primitivo as well.

http://www.concellodelugo.org/ws/cprimi ... o.asp?id=3
http://www.lugo.es/ws/cprimitivo/
Maps etc on the Concello de Lugo website.

http://www.amigosdelcamino.com High Section - Click on "Ways" and then Primitive Way

http://www.caminotineo.com Oviedo-Alto Section - The Asociación de Amigos
del Camino de Santiago del Interior - includes profiles maps for each stage

http://www.galiciadigital.com/pcd/Camin ... :1&lang=en Excellent pages on the stages, refuges, maps etc.
 

chax

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#3
Marianne, from my point of view it does not matter which road to choose, in my opinion it is the actual experience which is the most important and it does not matter if you do not reach Santiago, you may start from wherever you want and then continue your Cammino whenever is convenient for you. On the other hand, walking the Cammino on your own will give you the opportunity to meet fellow pilgrims and definately this will introduce to new and unforgetable experiences in your life

Sillydoll is the best guide for us all here - she is the expert of the Cammino and I am sure you will be fine!!

Buen Camino
chax
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
#4
Pshew - I don't think of myself as an expert! I do think that for many people, walking the camino is a once in a lifetime experience. For those of us coming from other continents the costs are high and the rate of exchange is frightening. It is natural to want to walk the most attractive route (that appeals to you) and also to reach the tomb of the saint.
Marianne, you could also walk the Camino Ingles and then continue on to Fistera which, for many peregrinos, has been the true end of the journey.
 

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