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mdwcolo

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March 25
I did the last 100 km of the Camino Frances with my son a couple of years ago. Now I’m taking my daughter this summer. Should I try something different? I wish I could do more but alas it will have to wait til retirement? Should I do the last 100 km of the Frances again? Or something different with my daughter?
 
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WanderingBrian

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2018
I did the last 100 km of the Camino Frances with my son a couple of years ago. Now I’m taking my daughter this summer. Should I try something different? I wish I could do more but alas it will have to wait til retirement? Should I do the last 100 km of the Frances again? Or something different with my daughter?
If you still wish to do a 100km route, Tui to Santiago on the Camino Portugues is really nice! You could also opt for Vigo to Santiago.

Are you wanting a longer walk?
 

trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I did the last 100 km of the Camino Frances with my son a couple of years ago. Now I’m taking my daughter this summer. Should I try something different? I wish I could do more but alas it will have to wait til retirement? Should I do the last 100 km of the Frances again? Or something different with my daughter?
You might enjoy the Portuguese Camino from Tui. Or the Camino Inglés, which would be a "complete Camino. Maybe you should have your daughter research the different options and choose? That would get her more involved from the beginning.
 
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You might enjoy the Portuguese Camino from Tui. Or the Camino Inglés, which would be a "complete Camino. Maybe you should have your daughter research the different options and choose? That would get her more involved from the beginning.
Think this is a very good idea, Trecile.
Buen Camino mdwcolo and daughter.
 

jcat

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2016
I did the last 100 km of the Camino Frances with my son a couple of years ago. Now I’m taking my daughter this summer. Should I try something different? I wish I could do more but alas it will have to wait til retirement? Should I do the last 100 km of the Frances again? Or something different with my daughter?
For my first Camino I did the last 100k of the Frances. I then returned 3 years later for the Camino Ingles and both have their high points.
I would suggest the Ingles, just so that you can see something different this time and each of your children will have a unique Camino experience.
 
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David

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2005
The 'problem' that can happen doing the same but with another person is that one can get into telling them what happens next, which takes all the surprises out of the journey for them - very hard not to do it! So instead of a mutual discovery Camino it falls into guide and guided.

Do you want/need to finish in Santiago? If not the section between Burgos and Leon is rather wonderful.

Alternatively you could start St Jean or Pamplona and finish at Logrono or Estella ... if it goes really well and leaves a hunger then over the years you (they) can do more sections and in some years ahead will arrive Santiago again.
 

Camino Chrissy

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The 'problem' that can happen doing the same but with another person is that one can get into telling them what happens next, which takes all the surprises out of the journey for them - very hard not to do it! So instead of a mutual discovery Camino it falls into guide and guided.
This happened to me exactly on my second Camino Frances when I took my other son along. It was still enjoyable for him, but occasionally he would say to not tell him ahead of time when we were due to arrive at a special landscape feature, village, etc for the very reason you mention. Very perceptive, David; possibly it has happened to you.
 

shefollowsshells

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Several alone and with children
I did the last 100 km of the Camino Frances with my son a couple of years ago. Now I’m taking my daughter this summer. Should I try something different? I wish I could do more but alas it will have to wait til retirement? Should I do the last 100 km of the Frances again? Or something different with my daughter?
Portuguese!!!!
We did the spiritual route and you’ll walk through area where she’ll be convinced fairies are watching you behind mushrooms!!!!
You won’t regret it!!!
 

David

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2005
This happened to me exactly on my second Camino Frances when I took my other son along. It was still enjoyable for him, but occasionally he would say to not tell him ahead of time when we were due to arrive at a special landscape feature, village, etc for the very reason you mention. Very perceptive, David; possibly it has happened to you.

Thanks, no, never happened to me but I did hear of someone who did inflict it, with the best of intentions I think, on their siblings and it all went a bit horrid.
 
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Camino Chrissy

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Thanks, no, never happened to me but I did hear of someone who did inflict it, with the best of intentions I think, on their siblings and it all went terribly terribly horrid.
My experience wasn't horrid, but I did try to "curb my enthusiasm" a bit eventually. 😅
 

JOSEPH SITKO

One foot in front of the other
Past OR future Camino
2022
Camino Verde .
Did a modified Camino Primativo from Lugo to Santiago via the Camino Verde in 2018 .
Route is Lugo ( Roman walled city ) to Friol ( pension/restaurant ) to Sobrodo . Stay at the monastery! The church there is one of my stand out moments . On to Biomorto ( albergue ) to Astrar via Ferradal .( albergue )
Then the last day is the same as the French route into Santiago. You will touch on the Primativo , the Northern and the French routes. I found maps and more information for the Camino Verde on this forum . Just search Verde .

Links I have passed on before were :
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...frances-later-off-the-camino-del-norte.42613/
and
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...ng-from-primitivo-to-norte-yes-you-can.42599/

Double check that they are still giving out a Compostela for this route if that is important to your daughter.

Good walking .
 

David Tallan

Veteran Member
Past OR future Camino
1989
How old is your daughter? Perhaps she would like some input into the decision and participating in it might invest her more in the trip.

All other things being equal, there are a few alternatives to repeating the last 100 km on the Frances. The Portugues is very nice. You could start in Valença (across the river from Tui) and get a taste of Portugal in your Camino). Or you could walk the whole Ingles and do a "complete" Camino. I've also heard that the Sanabres from Ourense is quite nice.
 

mdwcolo

New Member
Past OR future Camino
March 25
Thanks for all your responses. We are very excited. We are booked by plane then renting a car and dropping it off on Aug 14 in Vigo! Then we are going to take the bus to Baiona or Tui or Valança. Any suggestions? I can't decide where to start. My daughter is very fit and 10 miles/22km a day might be too easy for her and I'm still youngish too so we might try a little more per day than what is average. Has anyone walked a little more than the suggested stops?
 
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trecile

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Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Has anyone walked a little more than the suggested stops?
Yes. I've walked both more and less than suggested stops.
My daughter is very fit and 10 miles/22km a day might be too easy for her
Just FYI - 22 km is 13.67 miles, not ten. Ten miles = 16 km.
 

Kanga

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Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata, Portuguese, Primitivo
Having taken a few different people on different routes - I'd still opt for the last 100km (or longer) of the Camino Francés, especially as it is unlikely to be very crowded this year. My experiences with the other caminos, with those who have never done one before, have not been so good. So much so that we have abandoned other routes and switched over to the Francés, where everyone became instantly happier.

I think first timers need lots of interactions with other pilgrims on the route, to get the full "Camino" experience, rather than just a nice hike in Europe. And that does not happen so much except on the Francés - especially this year.
 
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Anamiri

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2016, 2017, 2019 Camino Frances
I did the last 100 km of the Camino Frances with my son a couple of years ago. Now I’m taking my daughter this summer. Should I try something different? I wish I could do more but alas it will have to wait til retirement? Should I do the last 100 km of the Frances again? Or something different with my daughter?
Maybe you could walk from Santiago to Finistere or Muxia - for something completely different, but in a similar area. You dont say if you like a more populated or quieter Camino. If you like a quiet walk, that would be nice. If you want to meet people and chat more there is the Frances.

From other pilgrim accounts (cant remember the threads) Covid has meant a lot of Spanish people walking the Camino from Sarria - if you dont speak Spanish you may not find chatting to others easy,
 
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