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How The Camino Via De La Plata(VDLP) Is Different From The Camino Frances 2020-12-07

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Frances(15,16,18)CheminduPuy(16) Portuguese(16 VDLP(17)Primitivo(17)Ireland-3000K(18) Norte18Vasco17
Kevin considine submitted a new resource:

How The Camino Via De La Plata(VDLP) Is Different From The Camino Frances - Comparing Camino VDLP to Camino Frances

This is one peregrino’s perspective so admittedly biased but I also talked with many other VDLP peregrino's to confirm these points.
1. LONGER: Via de la Plata (VDLP) is 1000 kilometers vs. 790 kilometers on Camino Frances.

2. LESS INFRASTRUCTURE: Fairly often you have to walk 15-30k with no Cafe or tienda(shop) to stop for food and drink. Also there are stretches where you have to walk as far as 30k to get to the next Alberguefor a bed.


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Antonius Vaessen

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Year of past OR future Camino
2015-2016 VdlPlata - Sanabres
2017 Salvador
2018 Norte (to Sobrado)
2019 Norte again
I did not walk the Camino Frances so I cannot compare the CF with the VdlP from experience. Most of the points you made about the VdlP are correct and were known to me before walking the VdlP as my first camino. In fact your points in great part sum up my reasons for this choice. We differ probably in how we appreciate the differences Another year I walked the last stages of the CF (after walking the Primitivo) and came to the conclusion that this is not for me: to crowded, many people too "fun-oriented", too commercial and so on ( I realise that the fact that my experiences were in the last 100 km influences my judgement. In the earlier stages of the CF the crowds will not be do big)
By the way, I am one those old men who don't see a problem walking in the dormitory in underpants)

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