- Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago de Compostela 2004
St Jean Pied de Port - Santiago 2020 (planned)
My wife, kids (13 and 10) and I are planning to hike the Camino Frances this summer. We will start roughly June 13th and have about 35 days to spend in Spain. We are a physically fit and active family. We are from the States, but live abroad and travel regularly so adapting to albergues, culture, food will not be a challenge. My question is should we attempt the "full" Camino or are we pushing it by starting in SJDP? My inclination is to do the whole thing and just make it work starting a bit slower at the beginning and then hitting 25k or so a day after that. We dont want to take transportation and would like to finish in Santiago. I also do see the benefit of starting farther down the camino and having shorter days or the benefit of taking things more as they come. Does 35 days give us that flexibility from SJDP? I've read accounts on the forum, but it seems like such a broad range for families. Any advice would be appreciated.