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Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#1
I will be on a Camino next year, I just don't know which one! I walked most of the Norte this year, until injury (and stupidity) forced me to stop. So I do want to finish out my CdN from Vilalba to Santiago. I also want to walk at least a month on another Camino. I don't want a solitary route. I do love the Frances and the camaraderie that I found there on my first two Caminos, but I'm open to new experiences. I'm not sure what time of year. Anytime between May and October? But I'm open to any time without too much rain. :D July and August don't scare me. I've walked in those months.
 
Camino(s) past & future
4/2011 VdlP,
4/2014 Rota Vincentina, Portugues.
4/2016 Aragones, Frances.
4/2019 Frances
#3
Hi Trecile, I’m not going to be much help to you as I’m having the same problem about which Camino to walk next year. I’m a 67 year old female and wondering if I should walk the Camino Levante from Toledo which has some long stages and not many pilgrims or should I take the easier option and walk the Frances again. In 2016 I walked the Aragones and I only saw two other pilgrims both in Albergues at night which was okay but it was nice to walk into Puente La Reina and see other pilgrims walking and have company of a night. It’s the Moorish history that draws me to the Levante but I’m not sure if I would find it to lonely.
Buen Camino Judy.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#4
I will be on a Camino next year, I just don't know which one! I walked most of the Norte this year, until injury (and stupidity) forced me to stop. So I do want to finish out my CdN from Vilalba to Santiago. I also want to walk at least a month on another Camino. I don't want a solitary route. I do love the Frances and the camaraderie that I found there on my first two Caminos, but I'm open to new experiences. I'm not sure what time of year. Anytime between May and October? But I'm open to any time without too much rain. :D July and August don't scare me. I've walked in those months.
How about Lourdes to Puente la Reina? You can then carry on to Santiago if you have the time....
Ps That’s one of the Caminos I am planning anyway ;)
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
#5
There are at least a hundred way-marked routes, so there is absolutely no need to repeat a Camino Frances walk. In May and September, the Le Puy route is popular. In June and July, quite a few are on the Geneva route. In July and August, cooler areas like Germany and Switzerland are popular. For the truly adventurous, there are multiple routes in the Czech Republic and Poland. If you dislike hills, there are routes in Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium and northern France.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Caminos Madrid, Frances and Finisterre (2015)
Camino Norte-2017; Camino Ingles from A Coruna - 2017
#6
My suggestion would be to start in either Lourdes or Somport. Follow the Aragonés to Puente Reina. Then the Frances to Leon followed up by the San Salvador- Primitivo. When you reach Lugo on the P
 
Camino(s) past & future
Caminos Madrid, Frances and Finisterre (2015)
Camino Norte-2017; Camino Ingles from A Coruna - 2017
#7
Oops! Hit the return too soon. Anyway, when you reach Lugo on the Primitivo you could follow the Camino Verde to Sobrado dos Monxes and finish up the Norte. If you want to be a real purist when you reach Sobrado you could take a bus to Vilalba and complete the Norte from there. The Aragonés and San Salvador you may or may not have company. However both are short and would be broken up by routes where you're likely to meet a lot of other people. Just a thought.

Buen Camino whatever you decide.
 

zrexer

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014, 15,16 & 19 Camino Frances
2017 Camino Portuguese
2018 Camino Primitivo
#9
Primitivo. Best Camino I have done so far. I have walked the Francis and Portuguese so far. Norte next year.
 
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NigelP52

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France's spring 2019
#10
Wow!!! there are plenty of options there.....My first Camino will be next year (66 Years old retired) never had the time before!! I'll have a look at all these options and get back to you...….
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte and Frances Sept 6 - Oct 11, 2016
#11
I will be on a Camino next year, I just don't know which one! I walked most of the Norte this year, until injury (and stupidity) forced me to stop. So I do want to finish out my CdN from Vilalba to Santiago. I also want to walk at least a month on another Camino. I don't want a solitary route. I do love the Frances and the camaraderie that I found there on my first two Caminos, but I'm open to new experiences. I'm not sure what time of year. Anytime between May and October? But I'm open to any time without too much rain. :D July and August don't scare me. I've walked in those months.
You may want to try Camino San Salvador from Leon up to Oviedo and from there finish the Norte. I may do that next spring or Primitivo from Oviedo
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Seville-Astorga (Mar 2017). Mozarabe (Apr-May 2018)
#12
I recommend the Via de la Plata in March-April-early May. Start in Merida if you don't have time to start in Seville. The Merida-Salamanca is my favourite Camino stretch. There is enough camaraderie but not masses of people.

I am thinking of walking from Zamora on the Sanabres in April, since I haven't done that yet.
 

Via2010

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#13
If you want to start in Zamora, you should not do this too early in the year. The Sanabres climbs some high mountains (1200 m) and we found them with snow when we started in Mid-May 2010. Also there was lots of humidity and some of the paths were flooded. So make sure your boots have gore-tex.

BC
Alexandra
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francis SJPP
April 2016, August 2017, May 2018
Camino PortuGUESE
May 2019
#15
This year I met Alison who was walking her 7th 799 Klm C Francis...she did seem a trifle jaded with things but said all of them were very different...
Love
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
#17
I recommend the Via de la Plata in March-April-early May. Start in Merida if you don't have time to start in Seville. The Merida-Salamanca is my favourite Camino stretch. There is enough camaraderie but not masses of people.

I am thinking of walking from Zamora on the Sanabres in April, since I haven't done that yet.
It’s a lovely stretch :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#18
You may want to try Camino San Salvador from Leon up to Oviedo and from there finish the Norte. I may do that next spring or Primitivo from Oviedo
I'm thinking of doing this, but if I find out that I'm walking with a group of people that I enjoy I may not want to split off in Leon, And how do you connect from Oviedo to the Norte?
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#19
I'm thinking of doing this, but if I find out that I'm walking with a group of people that I enjoy I may not want to split off in Leon, And how do you connect from Oviedo to the Norte?
I think that I found the answer: Gronze Camino del Norte stage 3E - Oviedo to Avilés.
 

Oravasaari

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJpdP to Fistera, 2016 Leon to Fistera, 2017 CF-Salvadore-Primitivo, 2018 CF run/walk
#20
Late March 2017 I walked the CF from Logrono to Leon then on the Camino Salvadore to Ovieido, then the Primitivo to Melide, then CF to SfC. That was a good mix between the usual CF vibe, an all Spanish camino family on the CS and a third tight camino family on the Primitivo. It was quite hard to say bye to the CF group of people at Leon and head off north on the CS though I have to say. I walked across the Meseta in spring 2015 and it is green and beautiful early on in the season! Always a difficult choice deciding on camino options! I've developed a potluck approach just lately whereby I rock-up at Madrid T4 and see which buses are leaving next (Leon, Logrono or Pamplona) then jump on the next bus leaving! The Via de la Plata is calling me but it needs a bit more time than normal due to its length.
 

Via2010

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#21
Hi,

I intend to split the Via in 2 stretches of at about 3 weeks walking. Seville to Salamanca and Salamanca to Santiago via Ourense (or further). I think that is a good solution, if you can not take 6 or 7 weeks off at one time.

BC
Alexandra
 

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