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caminobbz2021

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I am doing the Camino Salvador from Leon to Oviedo (and then on to gijon) later in May. Does anyone have any tips for albergues / hostels / good routes and tips along this route?
 
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I am doing the Camino Salvador from Leon to Oviedo (and then on to gijon) later in May. Does anyone have any tips for albergues / hostels / good routes and tips along this route?


Hi! Are you aware of the gronze website?
Always very good up to date.

 

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I am doing the Camino Salvador from Leon to Oviedo (and then on to gijon) later in May. Does anyone have any tips for albergues / hostels / good routes and tips along this route?
I did it 2019, then walked to Avilés and on to Santiago on the Norte. In some parts you have to call ahead to let the albergue now that you are coming. However, I have no idea if all the albergues will be open this year.
This is an excellent blog/guide

 
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I am doing the Camino Salvador from Leon to Oviedo (and then on to gijon) later in May. Does anyone have any tips for albergues / hostels / good routes and tips along this route?
Probably the most unusual and beautiful albergue along the way is Sandra’s in Bendueños. It is about 1.5 kms off the camino, up a hill from the little village of Herias. There is a sign marking exactly where you turn off. It’s a beautiful spot, highly recommended. The next morning there is a marked route that will avoid taking you all the way back to Herias but instead directly to Campomanes.

The albergue in Pajares is great too, so it’s a tough choice because the two are close together and most people don’t want to stop in both. Tough choice.
 

lt56ny

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I did it 2019, then walked to Avilés and on to Santiago on the Norte. In some parts you have to call ahead to let the albergue now that you are coming. However, I have no idea if all the albergues will be open this year.
This is an excellent blog/guide

I know it is short and I have checked it out a few times and I have definitely not been fooled by the short length. If I was going to torture myself again I think I would rather go back to France and start again in Le Puy! I learned quickly on that Camino as I went up and down and sideways to keep thinking about dinner in the GIte as I felt my heart exploding and my body collapsing! I trained for that Camino in Mexico City. Not a hill to be found and you really can't walk that far (Maybe I walked at most 15K in a training day) because you just can't get enough of that clean, crisp, pollution free air of a city in a valley with over 20 million people in the metropolitan area!
 

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I really don’t mean to be a jerk about this, @ltny, but IMHO I can’t imagine that anyone who has walked this route would describe it as anything remotely resembling torture. 😁 Not saying you should walk it, but it might be a lot less “painful” than you think!

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no worries. I tortured myself from Le Puy and from Irún and the quiet and beauty of France and the spectacular views and sounds of the Norte definitely was worth every huff and puff as I dragged myself up a hill! I am sure you are right snd I would love it. Just because Gronze.com breaks it into 5 stages who says it is against the Camino rules to walk it in 7 or even 8!!!
I actually plan to do a Madrid/Frances/Salvador/Norte/Francés . I know I have to double back in Oviedo to get back to the Norte. (I know I could do the Primitivo but have a reason for the Norte). I don’t think you could ever be a jerk!:)
 
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My wife and I walked the Salvador in 2019 before heading to Santiago along the Primitivo.

Bendueños was a beautiful stop and well worth the diversion, even with the stiff walk up the hill. Sandra made a great soup for our dinner. By the way, she will also come to Herías to pick you up if you catch her at the right time in case you don't want to climb at the end of the day.

The next time we walk the Salvador, I think we'll stay at the El Embrujo in Poladura de la Tercia rather than at the muni. The muni was clean and comfortable, and gave us the opportunity to visit with some of the children of the town, since the bottom floor is a kind of club house for them. We had dinner at the hotel, and it would have been a nice change for us just to stay there.
 
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I actually plan to do a Madrid/Frances/Salvador/Norte/Francés . I know I have to double back in Oviedo to get back to the Norte.
Really no doubling back to walk from Oviedo to Avilés. It was o e 29 km day of pretty easy walking.
Here's that stage on Gronze.

 

lt56ny

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Really no doubling back to walk from Oviedo to Avilés. It was o e 29 km day of pretty easy walking.
Here's that stage on Gronze.

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29k! These days I will split that in 2 if I can and call it 2 half days walking and 2 half days rest= 1 day walking and 1 rest day! I love my new math.
 

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I really don’t mean to be a jerk about this, @ltny, but IMHO I can’t imagine that anyone who has walked this route would describe it as anything remotely resembling torture. 😁 Not saying you should walk it, but it might be a lot less “painful” than you think!

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I would go so far as to say that this is one of the single best days of walking in all of the peninsula. No better place to be alone.
 
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FWIW I maintain a list of accommodation along the way, and descriptions of the terrain, at the San Salvador section of my site:

I relied on the Wisely app GPS to keep me on track on the Camino del Salvador.
 

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I relied on the Wisely app GPS to keep me on track on the Camino del Salvador.
When I walked the San Salvador in 3019 I used the Wisely app and wrote at the time when I left Poladura - I started off using the wise pilgrim app, I have used these very successfully on other caminos. However, the one for this camino is worse than useless, it wants to take routes that are nowhere near the marked camino trail.
 

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When I walked the San Salvador in 3019 I used the Wisely app and wrote at the time when I left Poladura - I started off using the wise pilgrim app, I have used these very successfully on other caminos. However, the one for this camino is worse than useless, it wants to take routes that are nowhere near the marked camino trail.
I would love to hear more about this. If any particular sections come to mind, send me a message so that I can fix it.
 

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I would love to hear more about this. If any particular sections come to mind, send me a message so that I can fix it.
As I mentioned in the post it was in the first section after leaving Poladura. The wisely app was very keen on taking me left of of the track as you walk up the first hill. I kept an eye on it as I followed the yellow markers. The markers took me ahead and up to the highest point whereas the wisely app wanted me to head left then what appeared to be further up the valley before getting me to turn right again to apparently join the markers near the top. Unfortunately, there is no clear safe path at the top for the two to join. I think that if I had blindly followed the app I would have ended up about 200m higher up the slope above the marked way. This was in 2019 so this is mostly by memory.
 

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As I mentioned in the post it was in the first section after leaving Poladura. The wisely app was very keen on taking me left of of the track as you walk up the first hill. I kept an eye on it as I followed the yellow markers. The markers took me ahead and up to the highest point whereas the wisely app wanted me to head left then what appeared to be further up the valley before getting me to turn right again to apparently join the markers near the top. Unfortunately, there is no clear safe path at the top for the two to join. I think that if I had blindly followed the app I would have ended up about 200m higher up the slope above the marked way. This was in 2019 so this is mostly by memory.
I've just had a close look at the current app, as well as my gps track for reference. They are the same, and they match a number of other tracks I just searched for on wikiloc.

I'm not sure what the discrepancy is, but am pretty confident that the track as it currently exists in the app is correct.

In any event, for other using the app do keep a eye out for the arrows and feel free to let me know of errors as I am keen to fix them.
 
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