- Year of past OR future Camino
Camino de Frances in 2017
Camino del Norte planned for 2019
In April/May 2017, I did the Camino de Frances, SJPdP to Santiago in 34 days and 2 days rest. During this time, there was a Spaniard doing it by horseback (with 2 horses) and we became friends and occasionally I would get to ride one of his horses. It was amazing. So when he asked if I wanted to do the Del Norte by horseback, I jumped on it. We are meeting up in Pamplona on 5 May, and start on the 6th. (I’m flying in on the 4th from Canada) We will be following the Plazaole that goes up to San Sebastian to get on the Del Norte. (4 days planned). Unfortunately we will miss the Irun to San Sebastián stage. In Ribadeo, we will breaking off the trail and going to Muxia then to Finisterre and finally to Santiago. So far we think it will take 50 days. The horses are limited to 25 km a day. Has anyone ever done the whole route by horseback, and if so, do you have any tips?