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Family of four preparing for 3rd Camino Trek

Hello All!

As we prepare for our third trek across the Camino, I wanted to get ideas and thoughts on how the Camino Frances Route has changed in the past few years. We covered the first 250 miles with our then 6 and 8 year old (2011). Then we returned with our 8 and 10 year old (2013) to over another 150 miles before getting an ankle injury (our packs were WAY too heavy). Now we will attempt our 3rd time, again, as a family with our two now being 11 and 13. We are hoping to travel from St Jean to Santiago in 36 days. The kids are excited and are prepping by hiking 5-6 miles daily with us.

I'm looking for advice on family friendly Hostels (we found everyone to be very welcoming on our other trips!), places to eat, and any general new thoughts on what we should watch for this time around! Our first pilgrimage was in the fall, our second was in the spring. This time we are hoping to travel early summer.

Thanks so much in advance!
Mandy
 

MTtoCamino

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis SJPdP to Finnestere April(2014)
Hello All!

As we prepare for our third trek across the Camino, I wanted to get ideas and thoughts on how the Camino Frances Route has changed in the past few years. We covered the first 250 miles with our then 6 and 8 year old (2011). Then we returned with our 8 and 10 year old (2013) to over another 150 miles before getting an ankle injury (our packs were WAY too heavy). Now we will attempt our 3rd time, again, as a family with our two now being 11 and 13. We are hoping to travel from St Jean to Santiago in 36 days. The kids are excited and are prepping by hiking 5-6 miles daily with us.

I'm looking for advice on family friendly Hostels (we found everyone to be very welcoming on our other trips!), places to eat, and any general new thoughts on what we should watch for this time around! Our first pilgrimage was in the fall, our second was in the spring. This time we are hoping to travel early summer.

Thanks so much in advance!
Mandy
I know I am not alone when I say how much I enjoyed seeing families on the Camino. It made my day.
Buen Camino
Keith
 

Mike Savage

So many friends to meet . . . so little time
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés,Inglés
Muxia/Finisterre
Português Coastal
Português Central
Sanabrés
I couldn't agree more.

Buen Camino!
 

poogeyejr

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Norte, May 2011
Norte, Sept 2013
Frances, 1wk, Jan 2017
I too just attempted my 3rd camino - but I was surprised at the fact that my bag was still too heavy!!!
Leave everything at home except a credit card and a smile!!!
 

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