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guide to olvidado

caminka

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a new year present for all those who wish to discover a little travelled but spectacular camino. :)

partial guide, to be precise, from cistierna to cacabelos or ponferrada, for those who came on vadiniense and are not yet prepared to face the crowds of the camino francés.

it encompasses the new mountain route waymarked recently that can also be found on wikiloc. see this thread: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/new-routing-for-the-camino-olvidado.51296/.

this is also planned to be added to the resources section, but it would really benefit from a first-hand terrain check first. the mountain sections were sometimes quite a challenge to write.
also, if someone knows of any more original (digitalised) sources mentioning pilgrims or pilgrim hospitals or routes used by pilgrims, I would love to add them.

the legend you can find here: https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/guides-to-lebaniego-and-vadiniense.51676/.

enjoy!
 

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How did I miss this? Wonderful, thanks, Caminka. I have already heard some whispering from the camino gods about an Olvidado-Invierno do-over in 2019 (with the Ponferrada to El Acebo to Peñalba to As Médulas route thrown in there to connect the two. This is so appreciated. Buen camino, Laurie
 

caminka

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o, my man, maybe I'll manage to scrap enough together to go next year, too! with the acebo - penalba - medulas loop. ... I'll have to look into penalba - medulas part, hmm...
 
#5
Rebekah has walked from Peñalba to As Médulas. It follows the trail back to Ponferrada up to the point where the monastery in ruins is (name escapes me). From there to As Médulas, Reb says is a tough but beautiful walk. Sounds perfect.
 

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caminka

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Rebekah has walked from Peñalba to As Médulas. It follows the trail back to Ponferrada up to the point where the monastery in ruins is (name escapes me). From there to As Médulas, Reb says is a tough but beautiful walk. Sounds perfect.
I remember that, it was quite a few years back, maybe 2010? the village is montes de valdueza, I think. there was a lovely lady there in 2009 that opened the church and said that it's possible to sleep in the attic somewhere. isn't the monastery being renovated? I'll still look into it, you know me... :)
 


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