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Brochures on the Saiatz alternative


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EDIT by Laurie — These brochures are much more helpful in screen shot format, so I have deleted the scanned copies that I had added to this post. Just scroll down to Tom’s attachments and you will have a much better copy.

With a lot of help from my forum friends, I was able to walk the Saiatz alternative of the Vasco Interior. I did post about it live, but I also want to make these very helpful brochures available. I have scanned them, four pages each, and I think it will be obvious how to print them out and paste them together. They provide very good information.

It was a challenge, but it was some of the most beautiful walking I have done on any camino.

Buen camino, Laurie
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OK - bit of online teamwork here.. Laurie sent me smartphone photos of each sheet and I've tried to enhance the definition a little and upload them in two formats JPEG and PDF.
Both should work pretty well if read/zoomed on a tablet or smartphone. The PDF format may be easier for old skool types that like to print.
The original paper guides come as two large sheets.
The first one is Section 2b and its 1st side starts in Hernani and goes to Zarateko.
Turn over the sheet and you get Section 2b, 2nd side: Zarateko to Bidania
The sheet for section 3B follows on. On the 1st side goes from Bidania to Mandubia.
Turn over the sheet and you get Section 3B, 2nd side from Mandubia to Zegama
Et voila, you are back on the regular Vasco route.


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  • 3B 1st Bidania-Mandubia.jpeg
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PDF versions here


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  • 2B 2nd Zarateko-Bidania.pdf
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  • 3B 1st Bidania-Mandubia.pdf
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  • 3B 2nd Mandubia-Zegama.pdf
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That’s the kind of teamwork I love. I sit back and watch, while the other team member does the work. 😄

I have deleted the attachments in the first post so that people will scroll down to these far superior maps.

This is a much better way to see the maps, which are VERY helpful. Happy to answer any questions about this alternative, because it was absolutely one of the most glorious stretches I have walked on any camino. Though the new mountain alternatives on the Olvidado are right up there as well!



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