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Mycroft

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I've read different comments from folks who say they carry only a liter of water and others saying they ran out of water. On the coastal route out of Porto, including the Variante, how much water is best to carry, and where do people refill their water bottles along the way?
 

KariC

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Camino(s) past & future
Caminho portugûes (2016)
I carried a canteen like water bottle that holds probably about a liter of water. Refills at fountains and restaurants.
 

TatiLie

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues Variante Espiritual July 2019
Finisterre next!
We bought bottled water along the way, the 1.5L ones that sell for 37c in Froiz. We had also a refillable bottle which I washed and refilled in the hotel bathroom daily for washing fruits. But I was never well well hydrated as I feared to need a bathroom more than I feared thirst.
 

Robert Long

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept 2016
Camino Portuguse Oct 2018
There did seem to be fewer fountains on the CP vs. the CF. I never ran out, but I carried a bladder in my pack. I usually carried 1.5 liters and drank often from any water source I found.

Buen Camino
 

AndreaCT

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Camino(s) past & future
Fall 2016 Camino Frances to Leon
Fall 2017 Camino Frances to Finisterre
May 2019 Portuguese
My main water source was a litre of water and I found that there were enough restaurants/bars to refill so I never had a problem. I did have a back-up of less than 1/2 of a litre and I don't recall having to use that.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to Santiago 2014
Pamplona to Santiago 2017
Norte. 2018
I just finished and carried 2 500cc bottles and plenty of places to refill along the way. The 1st thing I do in the morning is drink a liter of water to hydrate. Plenty of time before walking for some to already run thru you.
 

Mycroft

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My main water source was a litre of water and I found that there were enough restaurants/bars to refill so I never had a problem. I did have a back-up of less than 1/2 of a litre and I don't recall having to use that.
Andrea, did you simply walk into a bar and ask for water?
 

Roland49

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019 June/July/August
Hello fellow pilgrim,

I did take 2 500ml bottles with me. In the Meseta I carried a 750ml bottle extra in my backpack, just in case. But never need it.
Even on a real hot day between Punta de la Reina and Los Arcos (36°C, 42km) I did not run out of water. And the last 17km of that walk were no shadow and no fountain available.

Buen Camino!
Roland
 

AndreaCT

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Camino(s) past & future
Fall 2016 Camino Frances to Leon
Fall 2017 Camino Frances to Finisterre
May 2019 Portuguese
Andrea, did you simply walk into a bar and ask for water?
HI Mycroft,
I would never ask for water without expecting to pay for something. I would fill up my water bottle in the bathroom and give a couple of euros or buy a coffee and fill up my water bottle before leaving or I would buy bottled water.
Andrea
 

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