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Hi, I am a new member and I'm planning on hiking the Camino this spring. I am 70 years old, and

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SJPP-Santiago-Finistera-Muxia. April/May 2012
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Welcome to the forum la tulipe, happy planning.
Buen Camino.


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Hola and welcome to the forum.

I come to think of an Australian woman walking with her daughter and boyfriend, whom we celebrated her 70 year birthday with some cake and singing at an albergue.
Your camino has already begun and wishing you the best in planing.

Buen Camino

pilgrim b

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Caminos Frances 2013-Ingles 2014-Frances 2015
St Cuthbert's Way 2017-Via Francigena 2018 & 2019
I am 70 years old from from the US. I am going to hike the Camino this summer and I am so glad to find this forum loaded with info.
Hi la tulipe, welcome to the forum and nice to meet another pilgrim being called by the camino. Do enjoy planning your journey but once you start walking the camino has it's own plans it is then you start a whole new exciting adventure:)
Buen Camino


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Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
Our own dear mspath, Margaret, is 75 years old and has walked the Camino 9 times. For a whippersnapper like you, the Camino should be a piece of cake. Enjoy your planning and do feel free to ask back on whatever confounds or astounds, somebody here will answer for sure. Buen Camino.


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Twice walked from St Jean to Estella and once from Sarria to Santiago. Maybe someday I'll find the time to do the entire walk.
I've found the time. Just completed SJPP to Santiago. 25 Aug to 1st Oct, 2016.
And now the Portuguese from Lisbon.
At only 67 I might be considered a mere whippersnapper, but I'll join the others in wishing you a 'Buen Camino!' Make your plans and in the Spring enjoy what it is that's planned for you.

Gil A

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2013 Camino Frances
2014 Camino Frances
2015 Camino Portugues
2017 Camino Portugues
I walked el Camino Frances last March and April. I was 70 years old at the time. It was not easy but I was doable. I am sure you can do it. I am now planning el Camino Portuguese for next year.
Make sure you are rested from your trip and recovered from the jet lag and take it easy. Don't push too hard.
Buen Camino.

Mike Savage

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Camino Francés,Inglés
Português Coastal
Português Central
Welcome la tulipe!


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camino francais, (2014 Aug.)
Welcome. La tulipe. I walked the Frances last year age 70. Hardest, yet best thing I've ever done. Planning to walk part of the Le Puy route this year. Go at your own pace and you won't have a problem.
Indeed stay flexible FUN should be your top priority baggage carry or a taxi's when needed are OK. Love the moment.


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Camino Frances March/April 2014, Camino Frances Feb/March 2015. Camino Frances Feb/March 2016.
Happy planning! Have a wonderful walk!


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Some, and with luck, some more.
I am 70 years old from from the US. I am going to hike the Camino this summer and I am so glad to find this forum loaded with info.
Welcome la tulipe,

You are about to start one of the most beautiful, fulfilling and satisfying experiences of your life, including all the preparation and planning.

Last year, during my first Camino I had the pleasure and privilege to walk with and share my life with some fantastic folks. If you have even half the joy I was given I'm sure you will have a wonderful time.

Let not your age even be an issue if you think it may be. One of the strongest walkers I shared some time with was a lady who was 70 years young who, if she wanted to could have (and indeed on a couple of hills, actually did) walked the legs off me and I was 8 years her junior!

If you are planning to walk Camino Frances then we may cross paths for I leave StJPDP for the first part of my Camino on 15th May.

As has been said by others, use the forum to find the information you seek and remember there are a lot of great people on here of whom you can ask questions.

Buen Camino.

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