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Camino Portugues - 4 days walking to SdC

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m00nman

Neil and Craig in Pontedueme - 2012
Camino(s) past & future
Ingles (2012, 2019), Norte (Hendaya - Gernika, (2013, 2019), Ourense, (2014), Portugues Oct (2017).
Hi everyone,

Here I am back on looking for all of your hints tips and advice for a trip to walk to Santiago in October (2017).

There are x6 of us and we are flying into Vigo to start another walk. We only have x4 days of walking available so are keen to keep as close to the 100K as we can...question 1; is Vigo city to SdC 100K...to qualify for the Compostela? I'm a bit concerned it is just under and I'd hate any of us to be disappointed when we arrive only to be told we hadn't walked far enough.

I have looked at Tui which might be an option and Baiona which will be a tad too far for us...so any ideas would be welcome...one of the guys suggested even walking out from the airport itself but again it looks too short!

Our second problem is that one of our team has been having back problems and isn't sure he will be able to walk every day so is considering doing a few kilometres with the rest of us before getting some form of transport and heading on to meet us arriving each day. What do you think re car hire, would you have any recommendations? I was also thinking about public transport which might be a better option too?

Any thoughts, no matter how small, please give me a shout as we need to consider all options...

Buen Camino!
 

jefferyonthecamino

http://www.barrerabooks.com/ - Guidebooks
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés (1994) & (2013 - 2019)
Camino Portugués (2015 - 2019)
Camino de Madrid (2019)
Tui would be the place, but you'd be doing over 25 kms/day. O Porriño centre is 99 kms, meaning that you could technically could get a stamp just before town and walk the last 100.

All the towns on the CP are well connected by public transport, train or bus. So that is perhaps your best option. Even taxis are an option, charging around a euro/km. Any bar can/will provide numbers etc.

Consider hiring a transport service for your friend's backpack, they do a cheap godd job of getting packs from a to b to c; and without the weight he/she may be able to walk it.

Good luck and Buen Camino!
 

ouroboros

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012) (2019)
Camino Portuguese (2017)
I was going to ask a similar question, which is about the availability of Uber or Lyft cars on the Camino Portugese.
With the longer stages each day on the CP which will require keeping to a schedule I am not sure we can manage on foot the entire way, I am wondering about the options between stages, should we need to ask for four-wheel assistance while in the countryside.

Sorry if this is off-topic from the OP's question.
 

JCLima

Active Member
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I was going to ask a similar question, which is about the availability of Uber or Lyft cars on the Camino Portugese.
With the longer stages each day on the CP which will require keeping to a schedule I am not sure we can manage on foot the entire way, I am wondering about the options between stages, should we need to ask for four-wheel assistance while in the countryside.
Dont count on those services.
Taxi, bus and train will be your options.
 

Sarah Olson

Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017, Portugues
I was going to ask a similar question, which is about the availability of Uber or Lyft cars on the Camino Portugese.
With the longer stages each day on the CP which will require keeping to a schedule I am not sure we can manage on foot the entire way, I am wondering about the options between stages, should we need to ask for four-wheel assistance while in the countryside.

Sorry if this is off-topic from the OP's question.
You don't HAVE to keep to Brierly's stages, you know. I have split his 10 into 13. A couple of them are long, but they are bookended by some lighter days. I can do a few long days if I'm well- rested in between!
 

ouroboros

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012) (2019)
Camino Portuguese (2017)
You don't HAVE to keep to Brierly's stages, you know. I have split his 10 into 13. A couple of them are long, but they are bookended by some lighter days. I can do a few long days if I'm well- rested in between!
Hi sarah,
Actually, yes we do if we are to complete the Porto to Santiago route in 11 days of walking. It would be nice to have more time, but that is the long and short of it. We are breaking one stage to stay at Casa Fernanda, but that is our only slip day we can afford.
Bom Caminho!
 

ouroboros

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012) (2019)
Camino Portuguese (2017)
Dont count on those services.
Taxi, bus and train will be your options.
Yes, it seems that Uber services have been banned in Portugal, at least according to what I have found out in on-line articles.
 

Sarah Olson

Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017, Portugues
Hi sarah,
Actually, yes we do if we are to complete the Porto to Santiago route in 11 days of walking. It would be nice to have more time, but that is the long and short of it. We are breaking one stage to stay at Casa Fernanda, but that is our only slip day we can afford.
Bom Caminho!
Ahhh, I get it! That was one of the reasons I broke the stages up, too! Bom Caminho to you!
 

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