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paula13

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Camino del Norte
Hi all I am due to start the Camino del norte next week and would welcome any helpful advice as walking alone have read very mixed reviews about accommodations paula13
 
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August 2017
September 2019
Hi all I am due to start the Camino del norte next week and would welcome any helpful advice as walking alone have read very mixed reviews about accommodations paula13
Hi Paula. Louise and I will be starting next week as well
Flying out of Perth Australia to Paris on the Tuesday night and catching the bullet train down to Hendaye to start. About Friday I think
So maybe we will see you somewhere there about.
You won’t be walking alone there is always someone passing you or you will be passing someone 👍😁👣👣
Regards John
 

lt56ny

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Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
You are going to walk a really beautiful camino. It may be tough for you but worth it. Download AlertCops app. It is an app that will connect you with the Spanish Police in an emergency. If you can't speak Spanish you can speak to someone in English. It also tracks where you are if someone needs to get you. I would also download either Buen Camino or the Wise Pilgrim app. They may both be free and they have GPS and lots of albergues and places to stay. Also there is a free webpage called GRonze.com. If you open it in Google Chrome it will translate into English. It has lots of reviews of places to stay. Elevation and map distances. Finally I would also tell you to download the ROme2Rio app if you need information regarding bus or trains. You will meet lots of great people to walk with. If you are walking and you feel unsafe wait for a few pilgrims and ask to walk with them. Try to stay in donativos and albergues with communal meals. I think everyone who experiences these dinners have memories that last a lifetime.
 

Walking Lover

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Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
Hi all I am due to start the Camino del norte next week and would welcome any helpful advice as walking alone have read very mixed reviews about accommodations paula13
Use app Buen Camino.
 

paula13

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte
You are going to walk a really beautiful camino. It may be tough for you but worth it. Download AlertCops app. It is an app that will connect you with the Spanish Police in an emergency. If you can't speak Spanish you can speak to someone in English. It also tracks where you are if someone needs to get you. I would also download either Buen Camino or the Wise Pilgrim app. They may both be free and they have GPS and lots of albergues and places to stay. Also there is a free webpage called GRonze.com. If you open it in Google Chrome it will translate into English. It has lots of reviews of places to stay. Elevation and map distances. Finally I would also tell you to download the ROme2Rio app if you need information regarding bus or trains. You will meet lots of great people to walk with. If you are walking and you feel unsafe wait for a few pilgrims and ask to walk with them. Try to stay in donativos and albergues with communal meals. I think everyone who experiences these dinners have memories that last a lifetime.
Thank you that is really helpful Paula
 

nickpellatt

Member
Camino(s) past & future
French 2015 Portuguese 2018 Norte May 2019 Finesterre and Muxia April 2019
I walked the Norte in May / June ... of the 3 routes I have done, its easily my faourite.

The less positive posts of late seem to relate to how easy / hard it is to find a bed ... It was pretty much OK for me in May / June, and I am guessing the peak season is ending, so perhaps it will get easier into September too.

I would suggest kinda cracking on each day and making sure you get to your stop in good time. I prefer to arrive early an eat, drink and relax in the place I am spending the night, rather than stopping for coffee all the time, having a leisurely lunch somewhere, and expecting a bed to be found at 4pm or later.
 

Jennifleur

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Camino(s) past & future
Starting in Santander walking Camino Norte...
You are going to walk a really beautiful camino. It may be tough for you but worth it. Download AlertCops app. It is an app that will connect you with the Spanish Police in an emergency. If you can't speak Spanish you can speak to someone in English. It also tracks where you are if someone needs to get you. I would also download either Buen Camino or the Wise Pilgrim app. They may both be free and they have GPS and lots of albergues and places to stay. Also there is a free webpage called GRonze.com. If you open it in Google Chrome it will translate into English. It has lots of reviews of places to stay. Elevation and map distances. Finally I would also tell you to download the ROme2Rio app if you need information regarding bus or trains. You will meet lots of great people to walk with. If you are walking and you feel unsafe wait for a few pilgrims and ask to walk with them. Try to stay in donativos and albergues with communal meals. I think everyone who experiences these dinners have memories that last a lifetime.
That s some good info there...thanks!
 

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