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mmaxx

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte (2009-10, 2012), Camino de Madrid (2012)
Dear all,

I'm currently collecting some notes on my recent trip along the Camino de Madrid in order to help edit the Confraternity of St James's guide book.

I was wondering whether any of you would like to share some tips/comments on your own experience along the camino.

Ultreya et Suseia!
 

Roger Hogstrom

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2001 and 2006,Parts of Via de la Plata 2007 and 2010 Camino de Madrid 2012,Camino de Madrid 2013, Camino de Levante 2014, Camino de Madrid 2015
I had the latest edition of CSJ:s guidebook 2010 by Johnny Walker when I walked this year and I sent a month ago 3 things to him :

1. The albergue in Alcasaren that was described in the guide as old and bad and turned out to be new and nice :)
2 The bad signing after Wamba where I was lost. I went back to Wamba and walked the road.
3. In the guide there were examples of hotels in Simancas that were along the big road. I found two nice pensions in the old parts of Simancas just by following the yellow arrows. 20 Euros for a single room.

Roger from Sweden
 

unadara

Active Member
Cercedilla alberque closes end of August, some confusion here, we had checked, policia told jose we could sleep in deportivo but policia on duty said no, he also told us the youth hostel was open so we walked out, it wasn't open, so we walked back in and stayed in a good Hostal. Near train station, bars, cafes etc.
If you stop in the bar in Valseca buy a roll or eat well, nothing until Santa Maria, facilities in Ane are summer only, Alberque is open by key from Mayor but you need food. Bikers told us it was ok and a woman gave them some pan..
Alcazaren lovely alberque, townspeople, bar real all really helpful, free internet in the Info centre, no mass.
Medina-the Nuns have opened a new alberque, very good and a Pilgrims menu is available on their recommendation too.
The Canal alternative is good, no bar in Tamariz (Sept)
Visit valladolid.
We stayed in penaflor, what a laugh, Mayor runs the show here. Clean, also internet available in the reception hall.
All in all great information in the Guides and lauries notes.
 

Anniesantiago

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 was Camino #14
I had the latest edition of CSJ:s guidebook 2010 by Johnny Walker when I walked this year and I sent a month ago 3 things to him :

1. The albergue in Alcasaren that was described in the guide as old and bad and turned out to be new and nice :)
2 The bad signing after Wamba where I was lost. I went back to Wamba and walked the road.
3. In the guide there were examples of hotels in Simancas that were along the big road. I found two nice pensions in the old parts of Simancas just by following the yellow arrows. 20 Euros for a single room.

Roger from Sweden
So I have seen both that this albergue in Alcazaren is CLOSED and that it is new and nice. Does anyone have current information from 2014 on this?
Thanks!
 

peregrina2000

Moderator
Staff member
Hi, Annie,
Where did you see that it was closed? When I was in Alcazaren, it was the new one (2011) but it was totally unmaintained. I think more recent visitors have said that the upkeep has improved. There was no way to clean it, no cleaning material at all, and it was really dirty. Laurie
 

Canuck

Veteran wanderer
Camino(s) past & future
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Slept there in May 2013.
Brand new and well kept.
Kitchen has no equipment but Bar Real (where you get the key) serves good food.
Enjoy,
Jean-Marc
 

Roger Hogstrom

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2001 and 2006,Parts of Via de la Plata 2007 and 2010 Camino de Madrid 2012,Camino de Madrid 2013, Camino de Levante 2014, Camino de Madrid 2015
Same as Canuck for me, stayed in june 2013 perfect albergue and nice dinner in bar Real.

Roger
 

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