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Stellaluna

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Coast to Coast (2015)
Frances (July 2016)
Hi there,
I'm trying to limit my luggage to carry on so I won't be able to bring my poles. Does anyone know of places where I can purchase them in Porto?
Thanks,
Jennifer
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Decathlon is a good spot
See more here--
Decathlon Santa Catarina
Rua de Fernandes Tomás 508, 4000-211 Porto, Portugal
+351 22 043 7499

Bom caminho!
 

Raggy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
Cherhill to Canterbury - Pilgrims' Way (2018)
Via Francigena (2019)

Theatregal

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
So far...
2012 ~ 2019
I bought poles at a great little outdoor supply shop in the historical centre of Porto:

Laventura
Website: laventura.pt
Address: Rua Trinidad Coelho n. 40
4050-618 Porto
Phone: 220 113 593
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
I arrived on a Sunday, so some of the smaller recommended shops were not open and the Decathlon seemed to be my only option. I was able to buy them there but, at the time (beginning of October 2018) I got the last pair in the store. Had someone walked in after me, there would have been none to be found. Earlier in the season perhaps that will be less of a risk.
 

MeliCunn

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Hopefully.....soon! Yes! September 2016!!
For my non-carry-ons I purchased a small bag for $2 (yard sale find) and checked that bag. At the airport I collected the bag, put the items in my backpack and threw the $2 bag in the trash.
 

Mera

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France, Camino del Norte, Camino de Madrid
Camino Porto, Camino Primitivo
Hi there,
I'm trying to limit my luggage to carry on so I won't be able to bring my poles. Does anyone know of places where I can purchase them in Porto?
Thanks,
Jennifer
If you are doing only Porto, coastal way, I don't think you will be needing it. It's really flat.
 

SSojourn

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Plan walk solo in April. SJP to St. James, Santiago
Hi there,
I'm trying to limit my luggage to carry on so I won't be able to bring my poles. Does anyone know of places where I can purchase them in Porto?
Thanks,
Jennifer
When you get to the sports store, think about 1 pole and an umbrella cane, it's my go to walking stick, sunshade, rain shield & privacy when people are around and I got to go! At Decathlon my umbrella was 14Eu, strong, straight padded handle, light weight, UV from the scorching sun. 🌞 Doesn't get uncomfortably wet like a hat and blocks wind/dust blowing.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
For my non-carry-ons I purchased a small bag for $2 (yard sale find) and checked that bag. At the airport I collected the bag, put the items in my backpack and threw the $2 bag in the trash.
Was the bag made from any sort of plastic material? Could you not have folded it into your pack and returned home with it to either reuse or dispose of in your own trash can?
 

jerbear

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de madrid, camino francis, camino inverino (2012, 2013,2014)
CdM, Francis, San salvador, primativo june 2015 CDM , francis, inverino 2016
Camino madrid, via de Plata. Santiago.
Coast of the dead malpica to muxia
Pharmacy sells them cheap12€.
 

MeliCunn

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Hopefully.....soon! Yes! September 2016!!
Was the bag made from any sort of plastic material? Could you not have folded it into your pack and returned home with it to either reuse or dispose of in your own trash can?
Sorry if I offended you in some way. No, it was a cloth bag. I laid it on the very top of the trash bin with hopes that someone would pull it out and use it. I was in the airport, leaving it laying exposed wouldn’t be a good idea and adding the extra weight to my backpack was not an option.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
Sorry if I offended you in some way. No, it was a cloth bag. I laid it on the very top of the trash bin with hopes that someone would pull it out and use it. I was in the airport, leaving it laying exposed wouldn’t be a good idea and adding the extra weight to my backpack was not an option.
Offended no, saddened yes. Who knows, maybe in a hundred years or so some archaeologist might be digging deep through a rubbish pile and say: "Look, this is what pilgrims of old use to bring with them on their walk to Santiago!"
 

Patti5

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2016
Portugese ( 2019)
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Hi there,
I'm trying to limit my luggage to carry on so I won't be able to bring my poles. Does anyone know of places where I can purchase them in Porto?
Thanks,
Jennifer
i bought great poles at Decathlon in Porto on May 30 - plenty of stock. 10 euro each pole but they had a range from 5-30 euro. I was glad I had them from Ponta de Lima onward. My plan is to leave them at my hostel when I return to Lisbon and hope another pilgrim will be able to use them. They also had a good selection of rain capes which I wish I had purchased because it is exceedingly rainy in Spain right now!
 

Stellaluna

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Coast to Coast (2015)
Frances (July 2016)
When you get to the sports store, think about 1 pole and an umbrella cane, it's my go to walking stick, sunshade, rain shield & privacy when people are around and I got to go! At Decathlon my umbrella was 14Eu, strong, straight padded handle, light weight, UV from the scorching sun. 🌞 Doesn't get uncomfortably wet like a hat and blocks wind/dust blowing.
Clever!
 

Stellaluna

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Coast to Coast (2015)
Frances (July 2016)
Offended no, saddened yes. Who knows, maybe in a hundred years or so some archaeologist might be digging deep through a rubbish pile and say: "Look, this is what pilgrims of old use to bring with them on their walk to Santiago!"
It was a cloth bag... no worries, it will decompose before 100 years have passed.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues May 2019
I found poles were necessary for my Camino Portugues. The cobblestones are much talked about on this forum and they ARE very wearing on the feet and knees. There were numerous places I was thankful to have the extra help, support and stability hiking poles gave me, both hiking uphill as well as down hill and especially on stone steps which can be steep and irregular. I loved my Pacer Poles (pacerpoles.com) but they are more expensive ($136) but to me absolutely worth the expense. I took the carbon fiber 3 piece ones that fit in my pack. I carried my luggage on the airplane and had NO problems getting through security here in the states or in Madrid where I accidently had to go through security twice, as I got lost in the airport trying to find my flight to Porto. My pack was xrayed and never had any other inspection. I did carry a small camera tripod case to use if I needed to check my poles. I ended up giving it away to a photographer (not on a pilgrimage) I met on the way.
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" Camino
but 2019?
It was a cloth bag... no worries, it will decompose before 100 years have passed.
I was in the Petrie Museum in London last weekend - they have a 5000 year old cotton dress on display that's in remarkably good condition!
 

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