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Any recent information on the Camino Torres?

Discussion in 'Camino Torres' started by Magwood, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. Magwood

    Magwood Veteran Member

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    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 Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    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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    I got some information on this route a year or so ago from the (unfortunately languishing) Spanish forum, foroperegrinos.es. Also, there is a website with a fair amount of info, including a number of blogs. http://caminosantiago.usal.es/torres/.
     
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    Amazing, @KinkyOne ! The photos on the O Meu Camiño Torres FaceBook link are very nice!!
     
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    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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    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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    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???
     
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    I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
    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.
     
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    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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    Wow, what a slow paced video for a bicigrino :D

    And very interesting choice of music also ;)
     
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    Kinky, youre a legend!! Sooooo awesomely helpful :p on all the weird and wonderful caminos
     
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    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
     
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    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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    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
     
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    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 !!!.
     
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    Very welcome info. Thank you!
     
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    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/
     
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    Thank you, most welcome information.
     

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