- Camino(s) past & future
Via Francigena (2017,2018)
Via Turonensis (Paris-Chartres,2018)
Camino de Invierno (Dec2018/Jan2019)
I walked it in late December and early January, and I found it very well-marked!Wow, that's amazing and positive news. The route maintenance must be much improved from when we walked in 2014; at that time some sections were completely overgrown and we had to detour onto nearby roads to get through. It's a wonderful Camino. We especially enjoyed the sections along the Rio Sil, and walking through the Ribera Sacra wine country.
Thank you Eric.Purchase the "Wise Pilgrim " App on your phone. Also, if you search on this site, some guides are available as well. These worked just fine as it is very well marked. Only a few albergues on this route. Be financially prepared to stay in a few hotels or Hostels. Also, be prepared to carry a few meals with you as this route lacks the logistics for meals and accommodations. Absolutely stunning Camino.
The forum guide lists almost all if not all accommodations on the Invierno! There are very few albergues indeed, but quite a lot of inexpensive pensiones and hostales. I second Eric's advice to carry some food with you, too.I am walking it in September 2019. Bought the guide but it doesn't really give information on location of alburgues. Any information would be useful.
Well, Stroller, I think that the main positive is that unless a camino reaches a critical mass, the private initiative to build albergues (and other services for pilgrims) will not materialize. Right now on the Invierno, there are only two pilgrim-specific albergues, and they are about 12 kms apart from each other. One town, Pobra de Brollón, has responded to the closing of the one private place in town with an offer of the sports center for pilgrims and plans to build an albergue, so it it happening slowly. There is lots of talk about opening albergues along the way, but until the pilgrims materialize, the real push is not there. The proverbial chicken and egg problem.Not entirely sure why more people on a camino is positive, for some the quite less used ones are the most attractive purely because there are less people.
Check out the forum Invierno guide. Hot off the presses, 2019 version.I am walking it in September 2019. Bought the guide but it doesn't really give information on location of alburgues. Any information would be useful.
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