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Daily backpack transfer?

Rionajmc

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPP - Burgos (2012)
Pau - Santiago (2017).
Rota Vicentina (Dec 2017)
Porto - Finisterre (2018)
#1
Hello all! Apologies if someone has covered this already, but my mother is looking to join me for a few days during my second CF, and it's unlikely she can manage a backpack.

I think there are more options the closer one gets to Santiago, but does anyone have experiences/ advice on how to arrange daily backpack transfers earlier on? Say, around the Burgos area, or Leon? Is it something you can easily arrange without booking ahead/ staying in specific accommodation? Any help appreciated!
 

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Camino Francés May-June 2016
#2
Hello all! Apologies if someone has covered this already, but my mother is looking to join me for a few days during my second CF, and it's unlikely she can manage a backpack.

I think there are more options the closer one gets to Santiago, but does anyone have experiences/ advice on how to arrange daily backpack transfers earlier on? Say, around the Burgos area, or Leon? Is it something you can easily arrange without booking ahead/ staying in specific accommodation? Any help appreciated!
Hi Rionajmc, I hope this helps: Having injured my ankle last time, I wanted to go on but couldn't manage my pack for a long way. It is very easy to transfer a pack, and all Albegues/hostels offer this service - except one or two that require you to arrive and leave with your pack. There are a number of services and it's good to ask where you are staying, they have envelopes to put your money in ( 5-8 €, depending on the taxi transfer), and details on - and your destination Albergue. People are very helpful and will tell you what to do and where to leave your pack for collection. You can set-off in the morning and leave your pack for collection! Any more questions please don't hesitate to ask. Buen Camino! Keith
 
#3
Ditto on what Keith writes. I met people who never carried their bags and just used the transfers everyday. In fact one couple had come with a suitcase each and just had the 2 suitcases transferred everyday while they did their walking. There are a couple of services. Jacotrans is one. You and your mother should have no trouble.
 

Rionajmc

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP - Burgos (2012)
Pau - Santiago (2017).
Rota Vicentina (Dec 2017)
Porto - Finisterre (2018)
#5
Thanks Ncali12 and Ralph Keith, I really appreciate the answers!

R
 

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J F Gregory

Preparing for the Norte
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
March-April,2016 finished
October- November 2018 to walk the Del Norte.
#6
The postal service is good and less expensive, one price from where you start to Santiago.
 

Mito

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2011, 2013) Roncesvalles to Belorado
CLeP (2013) - Le Puy to ?
CF (2018) Belorado to Astorga
#7
I'm encountering some issues with dates because I'm starting in Belorado (where I ended last time) in early March. So.....your dates matter!
 

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