I'm in the same boat. Hi peregrino! I decided to visit madrid short notice.. I want to experience el camino for 2 days..I understand it's short but I'm not prepared for longer time. Any recommendations of where to start and weather. I'll be flying in to Madrid. 6.4 to 6.14Gently, gently Pilgrims please. Some of us would walk from Ultima Thule if the Albergues were open and some of us just can't do that. Two days into Santiago will be an incredible adventure for some and there is enough accommodation to provide for all comers.
The only answer to the OP's question is yes. They won't qualify for a compostella (unless they're planning 50km days) but that wasn't the question.
@Kathy O Regan I hope you and your mum have fun.
And who knows, maybe mum will discover that she can walk all the way from Dun Laoghaire to Finisterre if she wants to
So going backwards? In el camino?
Thank u so much it makes great sense.. my nerves are starting and with it being so short notice..I appreciate all the help@Terechia
The walk from Santiago to Finisterre is something apart from the main Camino. No-one (well nearly no-one) walks from Finisterre to Santiago but many people once they have arrived in Santiago choose to walk on to the coast. It has all the same things as the other caminos, albergues, yellow arrows marking the way and varied scenery, you can even collect stamps for a compostella, though this is not the same one as awarded in Santiago. The walk begins by heading down the stairs from the Cathedral Square and from there the path is well marked.
I think this has an advantage over some of the alternatives in that it's a complete route, it's not as crazy busy as the paths going towards Santiago and it may be easier to engage with your fellow pilgrims as "camino families" (the groups pilgrims often form) may be breaking up/changing/be more open to new people.
Once finished there are regular buses back to Santiago.
Whatever you choose.....Buen Camino,
I had planned on doing that but I get back late from barcelona. So I wouldn't get to santiago till after noon and my flight leaves early thursd..
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