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Coastal route June 2019

Ajay

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
1000owls
Hi all, new member here. At the beginning of planning a route from Porto to SdC late June this year. Looking at combining Coastal, Litoral and Espiritual routes. So much info and knowledge on these pages!
 
Camino(s) past & future
VDLP 9/2016
Senda Litoral/Coastal Português 9/2018
We walked the Senda Litoral out of Porto in September followed the coast up into Spain and then walked the Spiritual Variant ( amazing!) into Santiago. It was a wonderful walk!
 

Chopinet

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Senda Litoral&Variante Espiritual (June 2019)
Finisterre(June 2019)
Hi Ajay,
I will do the same route starting 8th of June, first experience for me and I'm still in the process of planning stages though the more I read the more I get the feeling that over planning can spoil partially the beauty of the camino. My intention is to walk as much as possible on the ocean up to Viladesuso where I'd like to cut uphills towards Saians instead of passing through Baiona. Same for the variante espiritual, Villagarcia after Almenteira and then Pontecesures by walk instead of the boat.
This is roughly my current plan:
08/06/19​
OPORTO​
OPORTO​
0​
09/06/19​
OPORTO​
VILA DO CONDE​
22,1​
10/06/19​
VILA DO CONDE​
ESPOSENDE​
24,4​
11/06/19​
ESPOSENDE​
VIANA DO CASTELO​
25,1​
12/06/19​
VIANA DO CASTELO​
CAMINHA​
26,8​
13/06/19​
CAMINHA​
VILADESUSO​
21,3​
14/06/19​
VILADESUSO​
SAIANS​
23,8​
15/06/19​
SAIANS​
REDONDELA​
29,4​
16/06/19​
REDONDELA​
PONTEVEDRA​
19,6​
17/06/19​
PONTEVEDRA​
ALMENTERIA​
25,2​
18/06/19​
ALMENTERIA​
VILLAGARCIA​
26,1​
19/06/19​
VILLAGARCIA​
HERBON​
23,3​
20/06/19​
HERBON​
SANTIAGO​
26,9​
21/06/19​
SANTIAGO​
NEGREIRA​
20,6​
22/06/19​
NEGREIRA​
OLVEIROA​
32,6​
23/06/19​
OLVEIROA​
CORCUBION​
21,6​
24/06/19​
CORCUBION​
SANTIAGO​
13,4​
 

LynneR

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF in 2016
CF in 2018
Planning a CP for June 2019
Hi Ajay,
I will do the same route starting 8th of June, first experience for me and I'm still in the process of planning stages though the more I read the more I get the feeling that over planning can spoil partially the beauty of the camino. My intention is to walk as much as possible on the ocean up to Viladesuso where I'd like to cut uphills towards Saians instead of passing through Baiona. Same for the variante espiritual, Villagarcia after Almenteira and then Pontecesures by walk instead of the boat.
This is roughly my current plan:
08/06/19​
OPORTO​
OPORTO​
0​
09/06/19​
OPORTO​
VILA DO CONDE​
22,1​
10/06/19​
VILA DO CONDE​
ESPOSENDE​
24,4​
11/06/19​
ESPOSENDE​
VIANA DO CASTELO​
25,1​
12/06/19​
VIANA DO CASTELO​
CAMINHA​
26,8​
13/06/19​
CAMINHA​
VILADESUSO​
21,3​
14/06/19​
VILADESUSO​
SAIANS​
23,8​
15/06/19​
SAIANS​
REDONDELA​
29,4​
16/06/19​
REDONDELA​
PONTEVEDRA​
19,6​
17/06/19​
PONTEVEDRA​
ALMENTERIA​
25,2​
18/06/19​
ALMENTERIA​
VILLAGARCIA​
26,1​
19/06/19​
VILLAGARCIA​
HERBON​
23,3​
20/06/19​
HERBON​
SANTIAGO​
26,9​
21/06/19​
SANTIAGO​
NEGREIRA​
20,6​
22/06/19​
NEGREIRA​
OLVEIROA​
32,6​
23/06/19​
OLVEIROA​
CORCUBION​
21,6​
24/06/19​
CORCUBION​
SANTIAGO​
13,4​

Hello,
I'm doing a bit of research on the Variante Espiritual and ran across your post. Looks like we will be on roughly the same schedule. I might begin around the 5th out of Porto.
I'd like to do the coast as well, and I may also walk into Muxia. (I bussed into Finisterre twice in the past)

I've been to the CF twice, and you are right to begin with a plan, but be prepared to adjust as you feel necessary and as you learn more about the layout of the land while you're walking. Some of the best experiences I had were because I changed (or had to change) my original plan.
Best of luck with your planning and maybe our paths will cross...
 

LynneR

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF in 2016
CF in 2018
Planning a CP for June 2019
We walked the Senda Litoral out of Porto in September followed the coast up into Spain and then walked the Spiritual Variant ( amazing!) into Santiago. It was a wonderful walk!

Hello,
I am planning the same walk for early June of this year.
Can you tell me how many days you took for that walk? Any rest days? I have been on CF twice, but this is my first CP. Any tips you can give would be appreciated!
Thank you,
Lynne
 

Chopinet

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Senda Litoral&Variante Espiritual (June 2019)
Finisterre(June 2019)
Hello,
I'm doing a bit of research on the Variante Espiritual and ran across your post. Looks like we will be on roughly the same schedule. I might begin around the 5th out of Porto.
I'd like to do the coast as well, and I may also walk into Muxia. (I bussed into Finisterre twice in the past)

I've been to the CF twice, and you are right to begin with a plan, but be prepared to adjust as you feel necessary and as you learn more about the layout of the land while you're walking. Some of the best experiences I had were because I changed (or had to change) my original plan.
Best of luck with your planning and maybe our paths will cross...
Indeed, I'm fully prepared to any inconvenience hence the 4 days to Finisterre after Santiago could be used instead to slow down the route from Porto to Santiago.
Speaking about inconvenience, I could not even imagine a worse start for my first training session: after 30 minutes walk in a wood with my dog we've been assailed by two other dogs led (well "not led" is more correct) by a crazy 80 yo man with no clue how to deal with dogs gone berserk.
Result: a dozaine bites on my legs/hands and 3 for my lady. I'm now questioning my idea to go alone on the hills after Viladesuso. But that was not the worst news, my father has been diagnosed yesterday of a probable lung cancer, I'm quite sure I will have to put off my camino this year.
 

LynneR

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF in 2016
CF in 2018
Planning a CP for June 2019
What sad news, and what a rough outing you had.
I am sorry about your father. It is good that you will be there to support him. The Camino will be there for you at the right time.
Best wishes for you and your father.
 

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