- Camino(s) past & future
- 2014 Pamplona to burgos
Hi guys did a small Camino from Saint Jean to just past Burgos and a few thoughts that might help others . This was my third Camino and my second time over the Mountains. Was asked by a pilgrim on the train to Pamplona about breaking the first day up as she had been unable to train . I recommended the taxi service that allows you to break the first day in two she was able to stay in her alberge for two nights and only carry a day pack the first day for 13kms and the do another 13kms the next day with her pack . This made a huge difference for her and is a great option if you are unable to book Orrison. The other is the obsession with following the guide book I always do the the Los Arcos to Najera sections in three 20km sections instead of two days to make it easy on the body .I was questioned by quite a few of our "tribe" that were not as fit as I was and it took a bit of convincing for them to realise that they could introduce their own flexability to the walk .Most ended up doing this and it helped them alot . Lastly I also walked one day back against the flow from Hornellios to Bugos this turned out to be wonderful as I was able to say goodbye to about 25 people I had meet I am sure this only works for one day but it was much better than catching a cab back .