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Cades, oh Cades...

amancio

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Aragon, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno
#1
Less than two months to go!

I did not want to do this camino on my own, so I commented it among some friends and now we are a group of 9, all friends from childhood and for a long time, so it will be just a different approach to what I am used to.

I am having headaches with the first (recently rerouted) stage from San Vicente to Cades or Lafuente.

Basically, we have three choices

1) SVDLB to Lafuente, old route, 27 km, more tarmac, we would not get to see the apparently gorgeous route of river Nansa, but we would have an albergue at the end of the road
2) SVDLB to Lafuente, new route, 35 km, would have albergue, but that is a very long distance for a first stage, I am afraid
3) SVDLB to Cades, along the new route, likewise 27 km, but there is no reasonable accomodation. A rural house in Bielva would not accomodate us for just one night. La Casona del Nansa costs 48 EUR with dinner, which really goes above our planned budget.

I would love to do able to go for #3 above, but I cannot find accommodation in Cades or nearby. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks for any help, compañeros!
 

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peregrina2000

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#3
Hi, Amancio,
Less than two months to go!

I did not want to do this camino on my own, so I commented it among some friends and now we are a group of 9, all friends from childhood and for a long time, so it will be just a different approach to what I am used to.

I am having headaches with the first (recently rerouted) stage from San Vicente to Cades or Lafuente.

Basically, we have three choices

1) SVDLB to Lafuente, old route, 27 km, more tarmac, we would not get to see the apparently gorgeous route of river Nansa, but we would have an albergue at the end of the road
2) SVDLB to Lafuente, new route, 35 km, would have albergue, but that is a very long distance for a first stage, I am afraid
3) SVDLB to Cades, along the new route, likewise 27 km, but there is no reasonable accomodation. A rural house in Bielva would not accomodate us for just one night. La Casona del Nansa costs 48 EUR with dinner, which really goes above our planned budget.

I would love to do able to go for #3 above, but I cannot find accommodation in Cades or nearby. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks for any help, compañeros!
Hi, Amancio,
I had only one option when I walked, and that was option number one. The hotel rural mspath linked to is a beautiful looking building and they may have pilgrim prices. If you search for posts from @econodan , I believe he stayed there.

When I was in Cades, I found the ayuntamiento was extremely helpful, why don't you give them a call?

How about starting in Serdio rather than SVDLB?

Buen camino, can't wait to hear about the new alternative! Laurie
 

amancio

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Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Aragon, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno
#4
Great, mspath, thanks a lot, I will try with them to see if I am any luckier, muchas gracias!
 

amancio

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Aragon, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno
#5
Hi, Amancio,


Hi, Amancio,
I had only one option when I walked, and that was option number one. The hotel rural mspath linked to is a beautiful looking building and they may have pilgrim prices. If you search for posts from @econodan , I believe he stayed there.

When I was in Cades, I found the ayuntamiento was extremely helpful, why don't you give them a call?

How about starting in Serdio rather than SVDLB?

Buen camino, can't wait to hear about the new alternative! Laurie
Gracias, Laurie!

I will ring the ayuntamiento in Cades, so, and see if we can make it to Cades via the Nansa river path, it seems to be worth it, but the problem is whoever diverted the camino did not think about providing reasonable accommodation... This casa rural looks FABULOUS, indeed, I just wrote to them.

As to Serdio, I did think about that, but we are arriving in San Vicente late evening, and the Serdio albergue is quite small, most likely it will be taken by Camino del Norte pilgrims, and we do not want to walk at night.

In fact, we found an appartment for 5 at 80 euro in SVDLB, right on the beach, good alternative to the albergue! Surfing San Vicente, the apartments are called. Good value, we do not want to stay the first night in an albergue, chances are it will be a long night, since we live in different cities and countries and will be so excited to meet all together again that we will have to have a couple of beers to celebrate the ocassion!

I hope we can finally make it by the river and will let you know how we felt and how we found the route.
 

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peregrina2000

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#6
Gracias, Laurie!

I will ring the ayuntamiento in Cades, so, and see if we can make it to Cades via the Nansa river path, it seems to be worth it, but the problem is whoever diverted the camino did not think about providing reasonable accommodation... This casa rural looks FABULOUS, indeed, I just wrote to them.

As to Serdio, I did think about that, but we are arriving in San Vicente late evening, and the Serdio albergue is quite small, most likely it will be taken by Camino del Norte pilgrims, and we do not want to walk at night.

In fact, we found an appartment for 5 at 80 euro in SVDLB, right on the beach, good alternative to the albergue! Surfing San Vicente, the apartments are called. Good value, we do not want to stay the first night in an albergue, chances are it will be a long night, since we live in different cities and countries and will be so excited to meet all together again that we will have to have a couple of beers to celebrate the ocassion!

I hope we can finally make it by the river and will let you know how we felt and how we found the route.
I think I was confusing the Casona with Halcon Peregrino, I am pretty sure the place you pass walking into Cades is the Casona, with its 48 euro price. Did you ask them about pilgrim prices?

Halcon de Peregrino seems to be a few kms off the route, at least based on the map I saw on their website:

http://www.elhalconperegrino.com/es/hotel-santander-el-soplao But maybe they will pick you up.

Buen camino, Laurie
 

amancio

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Aragon, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno
#7
Hola Laurie,

indeed la Casona offered me those prices, I told them we were pilgrims, although in such a large group I have my own doubts about it, I must admit.

Bottom line is, we might just have to skip the Nansa river, but I do not easily give up...
 

peregrina2000

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#8
Hola Laurie,

indeed la Casona offered me those prices, I told them we were pilgrims, although in such a large group I have my own doubts about it, I must admit.

Bottom line is, we might just have to skip the Nansa river, but I do not easily give up...
Google maps says Halcon del Peregrino is 4.5 km from Cades, not sure if that's a deal breaker for you or not. Buen camino, Laurie
 

amancio

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Aragon, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno
#9
gosh, that does not look so great, but that must be by car, naked eye it seems a lot closer, hopefully there is some shortcut (that is, if they offer a reasonable quote for us).

In any case, thanks again, I am sure providence will provide!
 

peregrina2000

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#10
If you could fly, it would be a km or two. The problem is the river, there's apparently one one bridge in the vicinity. Or I suppose you could swim. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012 Dieppe, FR Bici CF.
2014 Ruta Vasco/CF/Primativo
#11
Less than two months to go!

I did not want to do this camino on my own, so I commented it among some friends and now we are a group of 9, all friends from childhood and for a long time, so it will be just a different approach to what I am used to.

I am having headaches with the first (recently rerouted) stage from San Vicente to Cades or Lafuente.

Basically, we have three choices

1) SVDLB to Lafuente, old route, 27 km, more tarmac, we would not get to see the apparently gorgeous route of river Nansa, but we would have an albergue at the end of the road
2) SVDLB to Lafuente, new route, 35 km, would have albergue, but that is a very long distance for a first stage, I am afraid
3) SVDLB to Cades, along the new route, likewise 27 km, but there is no reasonable accomodation. A rural house in Bielva would not accomodate us for just one night. La Casona del Nansa costs 48 EUR with dinner, which really goes above our planned budget.

I would love to do able to go for #3 above, but I cannot find accommodation in Cades or nearby. Any suggestions or recommendations?

Thanks for any help, compañeros!
Sleep outside. You wouldn't be the first pilgrim, nor the last.
 

amancio

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primit, Salvador, Portug, Aragon, Ingles, VdlP, Leban-Vadin, Fisterra, Invierno
#12
Sleep outside. You wouldn't be the first pilgrim, nor the last.
We are used to sleeping rough in the Sierra Nevada, but having a hot meal and a shower and a toilette is nice at certain ages ;)
 


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