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Camino Olvidado Guide from Bilbao - May 2018.

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Camino Frances,
May 1999 and others.
#1
With the new yellow arrows and the GPS Tracks of Enderjace I did this route via VEGACERVERA-highly recommendable. 3 pages (6 sides ). 1 page in your pocket for easy reference. PRINT IN COLOUR.
Suerte, Mick.

Typo in post 2 has been corrected.
 

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#2
Thank you for this, most timely as I hope to be doing the León part in November. I think there must be a typo when it says Boñar to Vegacervera is only 15.5km? - Ender's elevation guide to León has it at 27.3km, with about 700m of accumulated height gain.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances,
May 1999 and others.
#3
Thank you for this, most timely as I hope to be doing the León part in November. I think there must be a typo when it says Boñar to Vegacervera is only 15.5km? - Ender's elevation guide to León has it at 27.3km, with about 700m of accumulated height gain.
Yes you are correct.Villfeide should be 14.7km. I will wait a while before I change it in case there is any other typos.
 
#4
So what were your stages, omicko? I walked this route several years ago, but hope to go back next year, at least for the part between Aguilar and Ponferrada. I remember a lot of asphalt that first day or so, and I won’t have time to start in Bilbao, so the second half will have to do. Can’t wait to walk the new mountain alternatives in the province of León that Ender has marked!
 
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Walked el Camino Frances in 2003. Did the Primitivo in August 13 and Ruta lebaniega in July 14. Summer 2016 - Camino del Salvador.
One day: Ruta de la Plata into the Sanabres, maybe part of the Norte, and perhaps the Olvidado.
#5
That's great information Omicko. Thank you. Did you meet any other pilgrims on the route?
Andrew
 

caminka

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#6
excellent info, omicko, thank you! will be updating my guide in resources sometime in november, I think.
 
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Norte, Primitivo, Plata, Salvador Torres
#7
Thank you for the info! Have got the Olvidado in my sights(?) for 2021 and am collecting any info coming my way. Will start calling for help when I am closer to the year I am planning to go....
 
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Camino Frances,
May 1999 and others.
#10
That's great information Omicko. Thank you. Did you meet any other pilgrims on the route?
Andrew
Hi Andrew, sorry for the delay. I met a Spanish Pilgrim in the last 4 days, he had spent 2 nights in Fasgar in the albergue due to a heavy cold. The last 2 days we walked together. He was in contact with Enderjace a few times by Texting as we walked.Cheers, Mick.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances,
May 1999 and others.
#12
PS Have just looked at your info in more detail! Phantastic! The amount of work you put into this! Thank you so much for your effort!!!
Well Pelerine,for me, your comment about the amount of work was very apt. It took me longer to do this than to walk the Camino.Cheers Mick.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances,
May 1999 and others.
#13
There’s a rumour Roger Daltrey was on the route at the same time. Is that so, omicko?
Hiya James, I was told many times that Rodger Daltrey was seen in the same places and at the same times as when I had been there.Cheers, Roger.
 

Davie Blisters

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It is eternity now, it always has been and it always will be. We are in the midst of it.
#14
Great info @omicko
Now this is another Camino for the bucketlist with Bilbao a direct flight from the UK.
Cheers
Davie
 
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Camino Frances,
May 1999 and others.
#15
So what were your stages, omicko? I walked this route several years ago, but hope to go back next year, at least for the part between Aguilar and Ponferrada. I remember a lot of asphalt that first day or so, and I won’t have time to start in Bilbao, so the second half will have to do. Can’t wait to walk the new mountain alternatives in the province of León that Ender has marked!
Hi Laurie, SORRY for the long delay in replying. I have rechecked all my distances and regarding the part of the Camino you will be doing these were my stages.
Olea to 1km before Quintanluengos about 45 kilometres. (Slept in a tent and had a terrible sleep)
20.1km Castrejon de la Pena.
22.2km Guardo
11.6km Puente Almuhey
21km Cisterna
27.6km Bonar
27.3km Vegacervera
16.2km Buiza
27.5km La Magdalena
28.3km Vegarienza
16.8km Fasgar
18.5km Iguena
23.7km Losada
25.4km Ponferrada
Without doubt this is a great Camino, especially this section, if you like mountains and I know you do.Suerte, Mick.
 
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Hi Laurie, SORRY for the long delay in replying. I have rechecked all my distances and regarding the part of the Camino you will be doing these were my stages.
Olea to 1km before Quintanluengos about 45 kilometres. (Slept in a tent and had a terrible sleep)
20.1km Castrejon de la Pena.
22.2km Guardo
11.6km Puente Almuhey
21km Cisterna
27.6km Bonar
27.3km Vegacervera
16.2km Buiza
27.5km La Magdalena
28.3km Vegarienza
16.8km Fasgar
18.5km Iguena
23.7km Losada
25.4km Ponferrada
Without doubt this is a great Camino, especially this section, if you like mountains and I know you do.Suerte, Mick.
No problem with any delays, I have a long time before my next camino, and the information is very helpful! Thanks so much.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances,
May 1999 and others.
#17
" WHAT'S IN A NAME? THAT WHICH WE CALL A ...."

A while back I had this correspondence from the Hospitaleros Guadalupe and her husband Alan of the Refuge in La Magdalena.
Good morning Mick, I’m very glad you are putting your experience about Camino Olvidado/Viejo Camino de la Montaña a Santiago on paper.
But first of all I would like to explain why the two names.
Camino Olvidado is the name of the route run and managed, at least in the province of León, by the local councils who get all the funding from the government, spending it as they see fit, namely in advertising and the upkeeping of the different stages.
On the other hand, we in Camino de la Montaña, for short, are a 150 member ( latest figures) voluntary association whose two main aims are the welfare of the Pilgrim and the regeneration of our district. Our funds come from membership fees ( 10 Euros yearly), donations and the selling of second hand ítems and some art and crafts ( all donated) in the local markets. We also look after the Refuge in La Magdalena and the Pilgrim Hostel in Vegarienza.
Our association has alternatives to some of the difficult stages in our área, namely Los Calderones-Piedrasecha and in La Omañuela, which can get flooded from November to May. We are also finding paths to avoid the roads. We have been carrying out extensive historical research in order to base the decissions we take as far as the mapping is concerned.
I would be extremely grateful if you could include our name in your writings.
Please get in touch if I can be of any further help.
Best wishes, Guadalupe.

My suggestion is that if Pilgrims used the Refuge in La Magdalena it would help them with their costs for the upkeep and improvement of the Refuge in La Magdalena and the Pilgrim Hostel in Vegarienza. Remember they do not get paid for all their hard work. Cheers, Mick.
 
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