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Le Puy to Geneva

alan janette

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Paris-SDC 2015; Norte, SSalvador, Primitivo, Muxia, Finnisterre 2016; Vdl Plata, Portuguese 2018
Hi Everyone, we're planning on walking from SJPdP to Le Puy backwards and thinking of extending on to Geneva, has anyone done that? Any advice and tips highly appreciated, thanks.
 
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Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-19
from SJPdP to Le Puy backwards and thinking of extending on to Geneva,
On the Geneva route this year, I met a young woman doing exactly that. She said she had no trouble following the waymarks eastbound. I would make sure to have the route-mapping set up on your smartphone, either with iPhiGenie or another app. The usual advice about walking in France also applies: mind the closing days, plan well ahead for lunch groceries, enlist the assistance of your host in calling ahead for reservations.
 

AlwynWellington

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we're planning on walking from SJPdP to Le Puy

My limited experience is the GR red and white balise are applied for both directions.

Travelling east to west, the two sections I appreciated the least:
1 ) the descent from Rochegude
2) the descent from Aubrac to near Sainte-Come-d'Olt
These descents were both "awkward" and I recall thinking at the time that I would not be wanting to go up those paths.

For the route to Geneva you may care to review the writings of @KiwiNomad06 although she started from Geneva

Kia kaha (take care, be strong, get going)
 

alan janette

Raw Runners
Year of past OR future Camino
Paris-SDC 2015; Norte, SSalvador, Primitivo, Muxia, Finnisterre 2016; Vdl Plata, Portuguese 2018
On the Geneva route this year, I met a young woman doing exactly that. She said she had no trouble following the waymarks eastbound. I would make sure to have the route-mapping set up on your smartphone, either with iPhiGenie or another app. The usual advice about walking in France also applies: mind the closing days, plan well ahead for lunch groceries, enlist the assistance of your host in calling ahead for reservations.
Thanks for sharing. Yes we're aware of the joys of walking in France, having lived there for some years and walked Paris to SJPdP via Vezelay, that's what we like about France :)
 
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alan janette

Raw Runners
Year of past OR future Camino
Paris-SDC 2015; Norte, SSalvador, Primitivo, Muxia, Finnisterre 2016; Vdl Plata, Portuguese 2018

alan janette

Raw Runners
Year of past OR future Camino
Paris-SDC 2015; Norte, SSalvador, Primitivo, Muxia, Finnisterre 2016; Vdl Plata, Portuguese 2018
My limited experience is the GR red and white balise are applied for both directions.

Travelling east to west, the two sections I appreciated the least:
1 ) the descent from Rochegude
2) the descent from Aubrac to near Sainte-Come-d'Olt
These descents were both "awkward" and I recall thinking at the time that I would not be wanting to go up those paths.

For the route to Geneva you may care to review the writings of @KiwiNomad06 although she started from Geneva

Kia kaha (take care, be strong, get going)
Thanks Alwyn, we actually prefer the ascents to descents where it certainly can be awkward ;) We'll check in on KiwiNomad's writings thanks.

Cheers, Janette
 

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