- Camino(s) past & future
- Summer and Fall 2016
So really quickly before I ask some questions. I already mention this in another thread but I'll quickly overview just to add some back story. I'm a highschool junior whom is looking to take a gap year in between my highschool graduation and entering college so that I can walk the " El Camino". I have been talking amongst my peers and have found that a few of them have a similar desire to walk it as well. We have been looking at the different routes for the Camino throughout Spain and France and have really been struck by the Paris and Tours Route. I understand from the limited reading I have done that this was one of the medieval starting points for the Camino but that most of the trail has been covered over by highway, infrastructure and such over the years. I have read in some places that this route is not advised for first time pilgrims, I was wondering if you all think it would be a good idea for first time pilgrims many of whom will be 19 years old to walk their first Camino starting with this route? We are trying to stress the point that while my peers and I will help each other fundraise so that we are able to walk the Camino we are not going to be bound to always walk with each other for the whole entire trip. I was wondering if you think this route would be a little difficult for those withe little backpacking experience or if you think it would be manageable? Lastly, are any remaining markers for the Camino on this trail from Paris, part of the trail, or is the trail no longer 'well kept' with markers and such? Thanks for the help!