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peregrina2000

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You're right, Laurie: starting in Chantada misses all the best parts of this camino.

Interesting, when the 100km marker is actually near Diamondi. Of course, there's no stamp there nor anything much at all, let alone ease of access - which defeats the promotional agenda of the Xunta of getting as many feet on the ground as possible.
(In 2020, they will be 'promoting' the Invierno, which is intrresting considering the ongoing challenges posed by absence of albergue infrastructure.
From http://caminodeinvierno.es/ :
"El Camino de Invierno se acondicionará entre el 2017 y el 2019 y se promocionará en el 2020. Según el Plan Director de la Xunta de Galicia.")
 

peregrina2000

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Interesting, when the 100km marker is actually near Diamondi. Of course, there's no stamp there nor anything much at all, let alone ease of access - which defeats the promotional agenda of the Xunta of getting as many feet on the ground as possible.
Yes, I thought I remembered seeing a 100 km marker there, but I wasn’t sure. But actually, if you add up the stages as we have them in the guide, it is 103 km from Chantada.
Chantada - Rodeiro 25.8
Rodeiro-Laxe 27.2
Laxe-Outeiro 34.1
Outeiro - Santiago 16.7

And I had not seen that bit about 2020 promotion, that will certainly be interesting. Another good reason to get the guide done and out there!

Monteforte to Chantada is 30 km so I can see many chopping off a day. But is Chantada easier to get to? Buses might not stop there
Just did a quick Monbus check. Monforte is much bigger, so I’m sure there are better options, but there are two buses a day from Ourense to Chantada and five or six from Lugo, so it is certainly accessible.
 

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Stupid decision, but I also understand there is no way to shorten Monforte-Chantada, since there are no albergues in between whatsoever. A true pity...
 

peregrina2000

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Stupid decision, but I also understand there is no way to shorten Monforte-Chantada, since there are no albergues in between whatsoever. A true pity...
Another instance of shooting self in proverbial foot. There is an empty school right near Torre Vilariño (about halfway) that had been planned for an Albergue. Neighbors have sued and all is tied up in court.
 

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