Search 58,412 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
Rent a house in Santiago (1 month minimum)
300m from the cathedral and around the corner from the fresh food market in Santiago. Perfect place to tele commute from (1GB symmetrical connection).

Barcelos to Ponte de Lima: learn from my stupidity

gyro

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
Caminos: Frances, Ingles, Portugues, de Norte
Via(s): de la Plata, Mozarabe
Dear all,
Just to prove how stupid a grown man can be....

A few days ago, I walked the gentle 16km from Rates to Barcelos, arriving before noon. I decided to continue along the path in the direction of Ponte de Lima. I would - I felt sure - pick up accommodation along the way. There are a number of quintas and "bars with accommodation" mentioned in various places.

Wrong, wrong, wrong.

I finally arrived in Ponte de Lima at 8.30. Luckily, I got into the first hotel in the town. 50km (Rates '-Ponte de Lima) in one day is just plain stupid. I should be old enough and experienced enough not to leave myself with such a long plod. My advice therefore is obvious --arrange for accommodation or transport before you set off from Barcelos.

It is one thing to journey in faith, quite another to commit oneself to stupid physical demands.
older, if not wiser,
Gyro
 
2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little, most of them by the end of 2021. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Peaceable Projects Inc.
Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.

JohnnieWalker

Nunca se camina solo
Gyro - I'm sorry this happened to you. As you have discovered the accommodation on the Camino Portugues isn't as developed as the Camino Frances and really the route has to be done in stages - and I agree is it often best to phone ahead to book accommodation. The problem with using the albergue at Rates is the short day ahead to Barcelos so I can well understand your eagerness to carry on. I see from the CSJ guide that there is accommodation at the Quinta de Albergaria which from memory is about 12 kms short of Ponte de Lima:

Albergaria - Facha
4990-600 Ponte de Lima
Telephone:
(+351) 258 942 241
(+351) 966 492 309
Fax:
(+351) 258 943 063
E-mail:
quintadealbergaria@sapo.pt
Web page: http://www.quintadealbergaria.com

But that doesn't do you much good now. I hope the rest of you pilgrimage goes well.

What's the weather like?

John
 

gyro

Active Member
Past OR future Camino
Caminos: Frances, Ingles, Portugues, de Norte
Via(s): de la Plata, Mozarabe
JohnnieWalker said:
I hope the rest of you pilgrimage goes well.

What's the weather like?

John

Dear John,
Many thanks for posting this information. I am sure it will be useful for other pilgrims.
I have been thoroughly enjoying the pilgrimage. The weather has been quite wet, with rain showers most days. The Spanish press --surprise, surprise-- are making a story out of this, stating that there is a condition of "yellow alert" in 14 provinces.

And on we go
Gyro
 

jeff001

Active Member
This is a demonstration of the advantage of having a good guidebook. My copy of the Brierley guide says of the route from Barcelos to Ponte de Lima "This is the longest and most arduous of all the stages . . .(and)there is no alternative accommodation directly on the route."
 
2022 Camino Guides
The 2022 Camino guides will be coming out little by little, most of them by the end of 2021. Here is a collection of the ones that are out so far.
Create your own ad
€1,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 101 ratings
Downloads
15,222
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,894
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,698
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top