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Continue Primitivo or Finisterre after Covid

sibhcul

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Sept 2022
Hi there, I have been having an incredible time walking the Camino Del Norte and Primitivo. I was unfortunate enough to catch Covid while walking the Camino Primitivo. I immediately stopped and rested up for a week in Fonasgrada (~150km from Santiago). I am continuing to rest and recover at a friend’s place in A Coruña (1hr north of Santiago) for an additional week. I feel energised and ready to start walking again in a few days time.

The dilemma I have now is that I am not sure what route to do. I can continue back on the Camino Primitivo where I left off from, getting a bus to Fonasgrada and walking from there, though I will need to reassess my fitness level as I walk (after Covid). Is this last section a nice part of this Camino? Could I use this situation as an opportunity to change to another Camino completely? Could I do the Finisterre and Muxia route instead? If I decided to do the latter, would I be able to get a distance compostela/certificate to have something stating how far I have come from (Irún on the C.Del Norte). I also have heard there is the option of the Camino Ingles but I think would have too little people on it for me to feel like I am part of a Camino. I am young and reasonably fit (well I think so, not 100% sure after Covid!) and love to meet people in the Albergues or on the track. Let me know your opinions and suggestions, thank you!
 
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Could I do the Finisterre and Muxia route instead? If I decided to do the latter, would I be able to get a distance compostela/certificate to have something stating how far I have come from (Irún on the C.Del Norte).
If you start from Muxia or Finisterre and walk between the two, then on to Santiago you will qualify for a Compostela. Remember you need to walk the final 100 km to Santiago on a recognized route to receive a Compostela.

If it were me, I'd continue on the Primitivo to have that sense of accomplishment of a continuous walk.
 
Recent reports imply that you cannot obtain a distance certificate for a broken route. If you want one you’ll need to restart the Primitivo. Don’t omit a sello from Fonsagrada on your restart date.
If you want a Compostela you could walk the Ingles; Fisterra/ Muxia/ Santiago or the Primitivo from Lugo. The only requirements are that you walk at least 100km into Santiago on a recognized route and that you obtain at least two sellos per day
 
Hi there, I have been having an incredible time walking the Camino Del Norte and Primitivo. I was unfortunate enough to catch Covid while walking the Camino Primitivo. I immediately stopped and rested up for a week in Fonasgrada (~150km from Santiago). I am continuing to rest and recover at a friend’s place in A Coruña (1hr north of Santiago) for an additional week. I feel energised and ready to start walking again in a few days time.

The dilemma I have now is that I am not sure what route to do. I can continue back on the Camino Primitivo where I left off from, getting a bus to Fonasgrada and walking from there, though I will need to reassess my fitness level as I walk (after Covid). Is this last section a nice part of this Camino? Could I use this situation as an opportunity to change to another Camino completely? Could I do the Finisterre and Muxia route instead? If I decided to do the latter, would I be able to get a distance compostela/certificate to have something stating how far I have come from (Irún on the C.Del Norte). I also have heard there is the option of the Camino Ingles but I think would have too little people on it for me to feel like I am part of a Camino. I am young and reasonably fit (well I think so, not 100% sure after Covid!) and love to meet people in the Albergues or on the track. Let me know your opinions and suggestions, thank you!
I just finished the Primitivo and looked back at my photos. If it were me, I would go back to Fonsagrada and finish the Primitivo. It is still a beautiful route from there and I think you would enjoy meeting up with all the other pilgrims from Melide on (judging from your comment about about wanting to feel like you are part of a camino). Enjoy whatever route you choose.
 
Hi there, I have been having an incredible time walking the Camino Del Norte and Primitivo. I was unfortunate enough to catch Covid while walking the Camino Primitivo. I immediately stopped and rested up for a week in Fonasgrada (~150km from Santiago). I am continuing to rest and recover at a friend’s place in A Coruña (1hr north of Santiago) for an additional week. I feel energised and ready to start walking again in a few days time.

The dilemma I have now is that I am not sure what route to do. I can continue back on the Camino Primitivo where I left off from, getting a bus to Fonasgrada and walking from there, though I will need to reassess my fitness level as I walk (after Covid). Is this last section a nice part of this Camino? Could I use this situation as an opportunity to change to another Camino completely? Could I do the Finisterre and Muxia route instead? If I decided to do the latter, would I be able to get a distance compostela/certificate to have something stating how far I have come from (Irún on the C.Del Norte). I also have heard there is the option of the Camino Ingles but I think would have too little people on it for me to feel like I am part of a Camino. I am young and reasonably fit (well I think so, not 100% sure after Covid!) and love to meet people in the Albergues or on the track. Let me know your opinions and suggestions, thank you!
My only concern for you is that the day after Fonsegrada is a "leg wrecker" at the best of times. (remember the climb into Fonsegrada) You might not be fit for the ascents and descents. And after Covid you will be surprised how heavy your legs feel and how breathless you might be on the climbs. You might just skip that stage or can you do it in shorter stages until you test your fitness?
And Lugo is a lovely town.
Buen Camino whichever way you go.
 
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