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toastrecon

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Hello,

Trying to decide my route: el-camino-frances/topic8638.html

I only have a limited amount of time, and am thinking of walking from Leon onwards only. However, due to the crowds of the new year, am also considering walking the Northern Route instead.

Would love some advice on connections from Leon - to Gijon and what the walk from Gijon to Santiago de Compostela is like.
 
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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
You could walk the el Salvador from Leon to Oviedo and then on the Primitivo - Original Route - to Santiago.

Camino del Salvador (120kms - León to Oviedo) http://www.caminosantiagoastur.com/
http://www.csj.org.uk/guides-online.htm - download a guide.
Camino Primitivo (369 Kms -Oviedo to Santiago) http://www.amigosdelcamino.com http://www.caminotineo.com

But, I would suggest that when you reach Lugo you take a bus or train to el Ferrol and walk the Camino Ingles to Santiago. http://www.csj.org.uk/guides-online.htm - download a guide.

That way you avoid the last 100km on the Camino Frances.

Good luck!

Syl
 

toastrecon

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sillydoll said:
You could walk the el Salvador from Leon to Oviedo and then on the Primitivo - Original Route - to Santiago.
Thanks for the reply! I'm a bit limited for time as well - 14 days is probably what I'm looking at allocating for the walk. Do you think there is enough time to do all this?

Just bought a sleeping bag (willl be used for rest of trip as well) and a little knife today! Excited.
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
You could get a bus to Oviedo and walk to Santiago from there - 369km ÷ 14 = 26km per day.

Or,
Day 1: get a bus to Oviedo
Day 2 - 8: Walk from Oviedo to Lugo - ± 150km in 7 days
Day 9: Get a bus to el Ferrol
Day 9 - 13: Walk ± 112km to Santiago from there in 4 days
Day 14 - Free in Santiago
 

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