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Magwood

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#1
I'm thinking about walking the Torres next year, can anyone provide shortcuts to info so save me reinventing the wheel? Is there any albergue infrastructure on this route, or is it likely to be rather expensive?
 

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peregrina2000

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#2
Hi, Maggie,
I decided to move your thread and make a new one, since we do have a (very little used) subforum on this route. Also partially self-interested because I would very much like to hear about this route as well. :)
 

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#6
Last year I saw a magazine article about the Torres route; it was in a standard format glossy travel magazine that I think was specifically focused on all the Caminos - is that possible? Is there a camino magazine? In any case, a Spanish travel magazine (that may or may not be just about caminos) ran a cover story on the Camino del Torres last spring - maybe in the april issue? (I saw the magazine in the public library in Zamora in April).
 

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#7
Thank you Laurie. I put ’Torres' in the search facility and was directed to the other thread and in my enthusiasm I jumped straight in.

Well, I know what I shall be doing for many hours to come! Thanks so much @KinkyOne - it's too hot here to do much outside, so I shall happily while away my time following your links

Not sure if it is by amazing coincidence or if he saw my post, but I have just received a mail from @amsimoes with links, and info that he plans to walk the Torres next year. I met Aurelio in Lisbon in 2014 and he and his lovely wife were kind enough to dedicate several hours to showing @eli and me around their wonderful city.

If there are links that aren't included above, I will post them later.

What a treat if I can walk with two sets of forum members next year with a section in between wandering alone. The best of both worlds...a sort of forum sandwich! I don't normally allow myself to get too excited about my next camino until the the new year, but already I can feel it rising!

Gracias camigos!
 

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#8
Last year I saw a magazine article about the Torres route; it was in a standard format glossy travel magazine that I think was specifically focused on all the Caminos - is that possible? Is there a camino magazine? In any case, a Spanish travel magazine (that may or may not be just about caminos) ran a cover story on the Camino del Torres last spring - maybe in the april issue? (I saw the magazine in the public library in Zamora in April).
I've seen sort of a Camino magazine A4 size (Spanish) in Avila albergue in 2015. I forgot what association is the official publisher though. Maybe someone from Spanish associations would know, like @JLWV from Levante???
 

KinkyOne

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#9
Amazing, @KinkyOne ! The photos on the O Meu Camiño Torres FaceBook link are very nice!!
The official site (first link) has many more of them. Click on desired etapa and scroll down. Plenty of beautiful photos. Click on the first one and they'll expand. I've been through them a few times and I'm sure Torres is a real hidden gem.
 

alansykes

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#10
The official site (first link) has many more of them. Click on desired etapa and scroll down. Plenty of beautiful photos. Click on the first one and they'll expand. I've been through them a few times and I'm sure Torres is a real hidden gem.
I'm hoping to do the Torres from Salamanca to Régua this autumn (if my knees hold up), and will post wikiloc trails if I do (then planning to turn right and follow the CPI up to Verín).

A Spanish bicigrino has recently posted many pics but little information on Youtube:
 
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KinkyOne

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#11
I'm hoping to do the Torres from Salamanca to Régua this autumn (if my knees hold up), and will post wikiloc trails if I do (then planning to turn right and follow the CPI up to Verín).

A Spanish bicigrino has recently posted many pics but little information on Youtube:
Wow, what a slow paced video for a bicigrino :D

And very interesting choice of music also ;)
 

gracethepilgrim

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#12
My dear ladies, as I'm very happy for you to plan to walk it I'm kind of disappointed that I (most possibly) won't be the forum pioneer on that route :)
Anyway I think at least two forum members already walked the Torres. I will share all my links with you. So here we go: (lots of links) I think that will occupy you for some time :D
Kinky, youre a legend!! Sooooo awesomely helpful :p on all the weird and wonderful caminos
 
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#13
I'm hoping to do the Torres from Salamanca to Régua this autumn (if my knees hold up), and will post wikiloc trails if I do (then planning to turn right and follow the CPI up to Verín).

A Spanish bicigrino has recently posted many pics but little information on Youtube:
Hi Alan, When do you plan to start? Hoping you are ahead of myself and my wife, Pauline, and can offer us advice. We are planning to leave Salamanca on September 24.

I am concerned at the disappearance of http://caminosantiago.usal.es/torres website. I haven't been able to access it for the past week.

Liam
 

alansykes

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#14
Hi Alan, When do you plan to start? Hoping you are ahead of myself and my wife, Pauline, and can offer us advice. We are planning to leave Salamanca on September 24.

I am concerned at the disappearance of http://caminosantiago.usal.es/torres website. I haven't been able to access it for the past week.

Liam
Hi Liam,

I won't be getting to Salamanca until probably early November, so will be well behind you and looking forward to picking up any tips you have to offer.

The Torres website is a bit hit and miss (and very useful when it's working), but with the term starting shortly at Salamanca university, perhaps it will be running again soon? In the mean time, Ray y Rosa have posted the whole trail on wikiloc

https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=10949409
and a bit more information on their website (although some of the links don't work):

http://www.rayyrosa.com/caminotorres.htm

Hope you enjoy it.

Alan
 
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#15
Hi Liam,

I won't be getting to Salamanca until probably early November, so will be well behind you and looking forward to picking up any tips you have to offer.

The Torres website is a bit hit and miss (and very useful when it's working), but with the term starting shortly at Salamanca university, perhaps it will be running again soon? In the mean time, Ray y Rosa have posted the whole trail on wikiloc

https://www.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/view.do?id=10949409
and a bit more information on their website (although some of the links don't work):

http://www.rayyrosa.com/caminotorres.htm

Hope you enjoy it.

Alan
Thanks Alan, Only seeing your reply now as I have had a busy week.

The Torres website is back online. Also I was in touch with RayyRosa some months ago.

I plan to post details of our progress on a daily basis, assuming I have the energy. Hopefully we will be of some assistance to you and others.

Liam
 

he.panpub

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#16
I'm thinking about walking the Torres next year, can anyone provide shortcuts to info so save me reinventing the wheel? Is there any albergue infrastructure on this route, or is it likely to be rather expensive?
Hi ! It's not links, but recent experience !
I started from Salamanca on 22th of August 2017 and finished in SdC on September, the 13th. For the first three stages, I slept on basic Albergue (old school) in Robliza de Cojos, San Munoz and Alba de Yeltes with excellent and nice welcome : go to the first bar to have an answer for the key of the albergue. In Ciudad Rodrigo in a residencial . In Aldea de Obispo in Albergue Municipal, ask for the key in a bar also. From Almeida to Lamego, I slept in Residencial and I paid from 17.5 € t0 25 €, sometimes with breakfast, sometimes not. In Mesao Frio, the Hotel was definitively closed and finaly, I slept to Bombeiros Voluntarios : I tried to find a room, but had no opportunities. In Amarante, I went to the youth Albergue. In Guimaraes, I had to take an Hotel, because the youth albergue was full. In Braga, it was in a private accomodation "Obra de Santa Zita". In Ponte de Lima, I made junction with the Camino Portugues and I found Albergue de Peregrinos (public albergue : 6 €). In Pontevedra, rather than going to Caldas de Reis, I walked on the "Variante Espiritual" going to Armenteira, Vilanova de Arousa and finaly, in Pontecesures, I met the Camino Portugues again.
I used a GPS and it was useful sometimes, especialy on first stages !!!.
 

KinkyOne

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#17
Hi ! It's not links, but recent experience !
I started from Salamanca on 22th of August 2017 and finished in SdC on September, the 13th. For the first three stages, I slept on basic Albergue (old school) in Robliza de Cojos, San Munoz and Alba de Yeltes with excellent and nice welcome : go to the first bar to have an answer for the key of the albergue. In Ciudad Rodrigo in a residencial . In Aldea de Obispo in Albergue Municipal, ask for the key in a bar also. From Almeida to Lamego, I slept in Residencial and I paid from 17.5 € t0 25 €, sometimes with breakfast, sometimes not. In Mesao Frio, the Hotel was definitively closed and finaly, I slept to Bombeiros Voluntarios : I tried to find a room, but had no opportunities. In Amarante, I went to the youth Albergue. In Guimaraes, I had to take an Hotel, because the youth albergue was full. In Braga, it was in a private accomodation "Obra de Santa Zita". In Ponte de Lima, I made junction with the Camino Portugues and I found Albergue de Peregrinos (public albergue : 6 €). In Pontevedra, rather than going to Caldas de Reis, I walked on the "Variante Espiritual" going to Armenteira, Vilanova de Arousa and finaly, in Pontecesures, I met the Camino Portugues again.
I used a GPS and it was useful sometimes, especialy on first stages !!!.
Very welcome info. Thank you!
 

Magwood

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#19
Hi ! It's not links, but recent experience !
I started from Salamanca on 22th of August 2017 and finished in SdC on September, the 13th. For the first three stages, I slept on basic Albergue (old school) in Robliza de Cojos, San Munoz and Alba de Yeltes with excellent and nice welcome : go to the first bar to have an answer for the key of the albergue. In Ciudad Rodrigo in a residencial . In Aldea de Obispo in Albergue Municipal, ask for the key in a bar also. From Almeida to Lamego, I slept in Residencial and I paid from 17.5 € t0 25 €, sometimes with breakfast, sometimes not. In Mesao Frio, the Hotel was definitively closed and finaly, I slept to Bombeiros Voluntarios : I tried to find a room, but had no opportunities. In Amarante, I went to the youth Albergue. In Guimaraes, I had to take an Hotel, because the youth albergue was full. In Braga, it was in a private accomodation "Obra de Santa Zita". In Ponte de Lima, I made junction with the Camino Portugues and I found Albergue de Peregrinos (public albergue : 6 €). In Pontevedra, rather than going to Caldas de Reis, I walked on the "Variante Espiritual" going to Armenteira, Vilanova de Arousa and finaly, in Pontecesures, I met the Camino Portugues again.
I used a GPS and it was useful sometimes, especialy on first stages !!!.
Thank you, most welcome information.
 

pelerine

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#20
I'm thinking about walking the Torres next year, can anyone provide shortcuts to info so save me reinventing the wheel? Is there any albergue infrastructure on this route, or is it likely to be rather expensive?
I walked the Torres in June this year (details on my blog inaoncaminotorres.blogspot.fr). There are albergues in the first four villages you come to because there is no other form of accommodation available, and then as from Ponte de Lima as you join the Camino Portugues. In many of the other places there are youth hostels or residences at reasonable prices. You will find the some of the "relatos" on the "usal" website useful - google camino de torres.

This camino is marvelous, though I found it quite strenuous; but if I could walk it at 77 anybody can...
pelerine
 

pelerine

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#21
I'm thinking about walking the Torres next year, can anyone provide shortcuts to info so save me reinventing the wheel? Is there any albergue infrastructure on this route, or is it likely to be rather expensive?
PS to my reply this morning: my blog is in English and French...
 

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#22
I walked the Torres in June this year (details on my blog inaoncaminotorres.blogspot.fr). There are albergues in the first four villages you come to because there is no other form of accommodation available, and then as from Ponte de Lima as you join the Camino Portugues. In many of the other places there are youth hostels or residences at reasonable prices. You will find the some of the "relatos" on the "usal" website useful - google camino de torres.

This camino is marvelous, though I found it quite strenuous; but if I could walk it at 77 anybody can...
pelerine
Thanks so much for is information. I will take a look at your blog...I should be walking fit by the time I start the Torres so hopefully will cope with the terrain.
 

RodlaRob

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#23
Don't forget ....as I have stated in previous Torres posts .... contact Luis Quintales (the Salamanca University Professor behind creating this Camino in honour of Diego de Torres Villarroel (himself a Salamanca Professor!). he created the GPS tracks.
Coming from Australia he helped create a great experience for me right from the start! plus downloaded on my phone all gps tracks needed.
 

peregrina2000

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#24
Though I am not going to be able to walk this Camino in 2018, it is very high on my camino wish list. But for me the difficult decision comes in trying to decide between the Caminho Portugues Interior from Viseu to Chaves and on to the Sanabres at Lalin and this one.

I think that @alansykes may have a plan to combine the two, so I will just sit tight and see where he winds up, but I'm wondering if any of those who have walked it have any thoughts. The two do intersect at Lamego/Mesao Frio or somewhere near there.

Leaving the Torres at Lamego would mean missing Amarante, Guimaraes and Braga, all of which are really nice places. But the Torres does have the downside (at least for people wanting to avoid crowds) that it merges with the Camino Portugues at Ponte de Lima, and from there northward is likely to be crowded.
 

he.panpub

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#25
Very welcome info. Thank you!
Hi, modestly, I've tried to make some movies about Camino Torrès. For the moment, only 3
From Salmanca to Ciudad Rodrigo ; partie I : https://youtu.be/vXxoMQtegH0
From Ciudad Rodrigo to Trancoso ; partie II :
From Trancoso to Lamego ; partie III :
The following movies not before 5 or 6 weeks.
Henri
 

Tyson

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#26
Hi ! It's not links, but recent experience !
I started from Salamanca on 22th of August 2017 and finished in SdC on September, the 13th. For the first three stages, I slept on basic Albergue (old school) in Robliza de Cojos, San Munoz and Alba de Yeltes with excellent and nice welcome : go to the first bar to have an answer for the key of the albergue. In Ciudad Rodrigo in a residencial . In Aldea de Obispo in Albergue Municipal, ask for the key in a bar also. From Almeida to Lamego, I slept in Residencial and I paid from 17.5 € t0 25 €, sometimes with breakfast, sometimes not. In Mesao Frio, the Hotel was definitively closed and finaly, I slept to Bombeiros Voluntarios : I tried to find a room, but had no opportunities. In Amarante, I went to the youth Albergue. In Guimaraes, I had to take an Hotel, because the youth albergue was full. In Braga, it was in a private accomodation "Obra de Santa Zita". In Ponte de Lima, I made junction with the Camino Portugues and I found Albergue de Peregrinos (public albergue : 6 €). In Pontevedra, rather than going to Caldas de Reis, I walked on the "Variante Espiritual" going to Armenteira, Vilanova de Arousa and finaly, in Pontecesures, I met the Camino Portugues again.
I used a GPS and it was useful sometimes, especialy on first stages !!!.
We stopped over in Rodrigo earlier this year and I thought that it would make a great alternative for me if I wanted to walk the VdlP again... I'd love to walk Seville to Salamanca and then divert to the Torres to SdC... so as usual @Magwood, I'll follow your blog with interest!

There are a few photos of Rodrigo in my blog... https://caminobrassblog.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/one-camino/
Hello, I plan to use wikiloc/iPhone and follow yellow arrows, will be walking solo in spring. What is the chance of getting lost in the middle of nowhere with no people? How is mobile signal? Any other suggestions on navigation ?

Thank you
 

george.g

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Torres or Madrid or repeat Mozarabe, too many caminos too little time
#27
Hi Tyson.
I bought a iPad mini to use as a navigation device and downloaded wikiloc, only to discover that I’d stupidly bought something that needed to be connected to WiFi to enable gps.
To overcome this error, I bought a Garmin Glo (from Amazon, not cheap)which is a stand alone satellite receiver that can blue tooth to my iPad, it works well, apparently many light aircraft pilots use the same system, google..... gps, iPad, garmin glo.
You say you plan to walk the VdeLP in spring 2016? Is that a typo, plus the Torres is not the VdlP.
Regards
George
 

Tyson

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#28
Hi Tyson.
I bought a iPad mini to use as a navigation device and downloaded wikiloc, only to discover that I’d stupidly bought something that needed to be connected to WiFi to enable gps.
To overcome this error, I bought a Garmin Glo (from Amazon, not cheap)which is a stand alone satellite receiver that can blue tooth to my iPad, it works well, apparently many light aircraft pilots use the same system, google..... gps, iPad, garmin glo.
You say you plan to walk the VdeLP in spring 2016? Is that a typo, plus the Torres is not the VdlP.
Regards
George

Thank you George. I have already walked VDLP in 2016/7 from Sevilla to Santiago. During the research, I found out about Camino Torres.

My biggest fear is got lost since there fewer arrows and almost no other pilgrims. I think I am going to take iPhone and find an offline map app (I heard mymap is good). Will also buy detailed paper map and learn to navigate thru that as well. After all, Prof. Torres did not have GPS, he got thru (I guess with only map and compass).
 

he.panpub

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#29
Hi everybody !
here's the 2 last videos : from Lamego to Tui (part 4) and from Tui to Santiago (part 5). Notice that after Pontevedra, I went left for walking on Variante Espiritual with the "Translatio : 25 km by boat from Volanova de Arousa to Pontecesures.
partie IV de Lamego à Tui :
partie V de Tui à Santiago :
Regards,
Henri
 

wisepilgrim

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#30
FWIW, and I'll repeat this same thing for any of the lesser traveled paths, I am happy to collaborate on maps for future guides. I've developed something of a cartography bug while writing the guidebooks and it would be a shame to waste the ability. GPS is good of course but paper is reliable.

The Ponte de Lima to Santiago part is already done, so it is really just the missing 425km from Salamanca.
 
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#31
Re the Spanish Camino Magazine, I read this in Burgos Public Library in October. I presume it is available in all large Spanish public libraries.
 
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#32
Hey I am new here - but I have walked some Caminoes and now I search information about the Camino Torre - anyone WHO can help ?
 
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