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Backpack transport services

Rajy62

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My back is not in its best shape. I have used pack transport services on the Francis and Norte. Are there such services on Via De la Plata?merrel
 
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Stripey Socks

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2023
My back is not in its best shape. I have used pack transport services on the Francis and Norte. Are there such services on Via De la Plata?merrel
Again - these sorts of services are very limited. I remember seeing posters/promotion for transport services at a couple of albergues (I think when we hit Galicia) but that was it for the entire walk.
 

Stripey Socks

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Again - these sorts of services are very limited. I remember seeing posters/promotion for transport services at a couple of albergues (I think when we hit Galicia) but that was it for the entire walk.
Sorry to be so doom and gloom but the VDLP is a more remote and isolated experience. Well worth doing but the infrastructure is not as well-developed as the Frances for example.
 

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As I said in the other thread you started, consider going ultralight and carrying your own backpack. Buen Camino! SY
 
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Depending on when you go, you can get rid of a lot of weight by not taking things like jackets and heavy sleeping bags. However, there are not fountains every few kilometers like on the Camino Frances, so most of the weight will be water, which you should NOT go without at least 2 liters (unlike the one 8 oz bottle I carry on the Frances). This is a different type of walk altogether from the Frances. I've walked two stretches of it, and haven't yet seen anything about bag transport.
 

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