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Baggage transfer in winter

Gumba

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Camino(s) past & future
CF with my husband and two boys in March 2018
Planning a winter CF in 2019/2020
#1
As per title, is anyone aware of baggage transfer on the CF during winter? Not necessarily every day, just the odd day here and there where we feel like we need a helping hand so to speak. Mixed response from Correos - either not at all or from O Cebreiro to SdC. A number of the well-known companies close down from Oct-March or April...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013-2015) Camino Portugues from Lisbon (2017-2019) Via Francigena (2018-??)
#2
Not sure you are going to have much luck with bigger companies on the earlier sections of the camino Frances as there are such small number of pilgrims walking in winter. I walked a couple of different sections in January and at most there were 7 of us in albergues at night but often there were only 2 or 3. It may be possible in a pinch to find a local taxi who might do it.
 

Gumba

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF with my husband and two boys in March 2018
Planning a winter CF in 2019/2020
#5
There is always the Correos...
t2 and Jill, sadly not. I have emailed Correos twice - one response said no, not that time of year and the other response said only from O'Cebreiro-Sarria. Jacotrans said only some stages and only on some days - I have to email them in advance with dates and locations and they will decide at a fee of 30-35 euros :eek::eek:. Have emailed another place but they are studiously ignoring me (or not at home!!!)

Roving Rufus, sadly I think you are correct. It is just the odd stage - one that comes to mind are the horrible, freezing, strong headwinds walking across the meseta - we all struggles, particularly my older son - I ended up carrying his backpack as well as my own. Not again!

As an aside, Roving Rufus, I would LOVE to hear about your winter camino :)

Thanks for the replies
 
Camino(s) past & future
C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2018
#6
Well, the jury is in... No reliable mochila transfer services in the off-season. It appears that pilgrims will have to do it the customary way...carry one's own rucksack...:eek:

Alternatively, own could rent a donkey, and go really old-school...o_O
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2019)
#7
Anyone got any previous experience re removals with a Camino in March?.
It's the only time I can go and, looking by the Albergues available, it's 'Shoulder Season'
 

Gumba

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF with my husband and two boys in March 2018
Planning a winter CF in 2019/2020
#9
Derek, we walked the CF in March last year. Most luggage transport companies re-opened around the 15th March. This date coincided with a lot of alburgues re-opening for the season. We used a service a couple of times but about a week or two in.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2019)
#10
Derek, we walked the CF in March last year. Most luggage transport companies re-opened around the 15th March. This date coincided with a lot of alburgues re-opening for the season. We used a service a couple of times but about a week or two in.
Thank you specifically for this post.
Hopefully??? I'll be half way through my walk and might be in need of a Baggage lift.
I've identified my albergues of choice for the first half but may change my choices in the second half as more and more open. Once again, thank you.
 

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