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Le Puy to St Jean starting September 22. Wanting to walk 25 ks per day to St Jean.

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Garry Collins

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Camino(s) past & future
2014 Frances to Santiago de Compostella
with 2 to 3 stop overs in best towns / villages . Any recommendations please also best demi pension in Le Puy for two nights on arrival ....Garry from Newcastle Australia.
 

JillGat

la tierra encantada
Camino(s) past & future
C. Frances
SJPP - Finisterre - Muxia, May 2016
C. Frances, Sept 2017
Camino Portugues, June 2019
Why not just decide for yourself as you go where and when to do your stop-overs? You may decide to stop because you are tired, sore, or because you happened into a village you really like. You might meet other walkers you want to hang out with too, which could influence when you want to stop for an extra day. Others may have recommendations, but not necessarily with your criteria for "best." I know for me, if I really needed to rest, I stopped in smaller villages. In larger towns or cities with historical interest, etc., I ended up walking more around the city on my "rest" day than I sometimes walked in a day on the trail!
 

Helen Aussie

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2017
Camino de Saint Jacques 2018
Hi Gary,
I winged it and ended up staying at the Youth hostel without booking. There were two of us in a eight bed dorm. There were plenty of places to eat within a short distance.
 

Garry Collins

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014 Frances to Santiago de Compostella
Why not just decide for yourself as you go where and when to do your stop-overs? You may decide to stop because you are tired, sore, or because you happened into a village you really like. You might meet other walkers you want to hang out with too, which could influence when you want to stop for an extra day. Others may have recommendations, but not necessarily with your criteria for "best." I know for me, if I really needed to rest, I stopped in smaller villages. In larger towns or cities with historical interest, etc., I ended up walking more around the city on my "rest" day than I sometimes walked in a day on the trail!
Thanks Jill sound advice.
 

Garry Collins

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014 Frances to Santiago de Compostella
Hi Gary,
I winged it and ended up staying at the Youth hostel without booking. There were two of us in a eight bed dorm. There were plenty of places to eat within a short distance.
Thanks Helen will definitely look at the Youth Hostels.
 

Garry Collins

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Camino(s) past & future
2014 Frances to Santiago de Compostella
Your expected distance per day is about right, but some stages have little choice for distance. To plot the possibilities, go to this site:

Thanks FALCON , exactly what I wanted but didn't know how or where to gain information .
Your expected distance per day is about right, but some stages have little choice for distance. To plot the possibilities, go to this site:

 

Carolethecatlover

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Camino(s) past & future
June 2018
Greetings and Bonne Route GR65 from Sydney. I did this last year in July/August. Setting a distance is unreasonable and you will miss festivals and saint's days that pop up along the way. Also, the path is variable. Muddy, Rocky, up, full of cows, French cows are friendly. I never managed 25 km a day, but I'm a fat old woman. But I saw a great festival in Estaing, (and met Valerie d'Estaing's grandson, looks just like him.) and back tracked to another festival in a village famous for it's giant wolf. Too much planning gets in the way of the experience. For booking in advance, buy yourself a French sim card, I bought a French phone with a keypad, Yeah! Cheaper 49 euro and easier. I have to say, I found the people who insisted on going a set distance every day a real pain. They were mostly French, who treated it like the tour de France. I did walk with an 83 year old Frenchwoman who was faster than me for a few days. The Miam Dodo 'Le Puy à Cahors' is excellent.If you pm me, I'll send you it. Never had a bad meal always take the DP option, sometimes the flies were worse than in Australia! The French haven't discovered screened windows or Aerogard. The signs on this route are very well maintained. Carry apples and sugar for all the horses and cows you will meet. One or two over protective dogs along the route. Avoid. Have Fun, Practise yr French!
 

Anna Sar

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Central, Litoral, Finisterra, Primitivo, San Salvador, di Assisi, Francis Way, Sanabres
Having walked LePuy route twice with small flies/gnats in the shade of my hat brim...
Oops, I have just bought a new hat for my LePuy in September 😳
 

Garry Collins

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2014 Frances to Santiago de Compostella
Greetings and Bonne Route GR65 from Sydney. I did this last year in July/August. Setting a distance is unreasonable and you will miss festivals and saint's days that pop up along the way. Also, the path is variable. Muddy, Rocky, up, full of cows, French cows are friendly. I never managed 25 km a day, but I'm a fat old woman. But I saw a great festival in Estaing, (and met Valerie d'Estaing's grandson, looks just like him.) and back tracked to another festival in a village famous for it's giant wolf. Too much planning gets in the way of the experience. For booking in advance, buy yourself a French sim card, I bought a French phone with a keypad, Yeah! Cheaper 49 euro and easier. I have to say, I found the people who insisted on going a set distance every day a real pain. They were mostly French, who treated it like the tour de France. I did walk with an 83 year old Frenchwoman who was faster than me for a few days. The Miam Dodo 'Le Puy à Cahors' is excellent.If you pm me, I'll send you it. Never had a bad meal always take the DP option, sometimes the flies were worse than in Australia! The French haven't discovered screened windows or Aerogard. The signs on this route are very well maintained. Carry apples and sugar for all the horses and cows you will meet. One or two over protective dogs along the route. Avoid. Have Fun, Practise yr French!
Thanks Carole will put some apples away. Walked the Camino Frances in 2014 all of October and had the best weather so fingers crossed for the Le Puy walk.
Greetings and Bonne Route GR65 from Sydney. I did this last year in July/August. Setting a distance is unreasonable and you will miss festivals and saint's days that pop up along the way. Also, the path is variable. Muddy, Rocky, up, full of cows, French cows are friendly. I never managed 25 km a day, but I'm a fat old woman. But I saw a great festival in Estaing, (and met Valerie d'Estaing's grandson, looks just like him.) and back tracked to another festival in a village famous for it's giant wolf. Too much planning gets in the way of the experience. For booking in advance, buy yourself a French sim card, I bought a French phone with a keypad, Yeah! Cheaper 49 euro and easier. I have to say, I found the people who insisted on going a set distance every day a real pain. They were mostly French, who treated it like the tour de France. I did walk with an 83 year old Frenchwoman who was faster than me for a few days. The Miam Dodo 'Le Puy à Cahors' is excellent.If you pm me, I'll send you it. Never had a bad meal always take the DP option, sometimes the flies were worse than in Australia! The French haven't discovered screened windows or Aerogard. The signs on this route are very well maintained. Carry apples and sugar for all the horses and cows you will meet. One or two over protective dogs along the route. Avoid. Have Fun, Practise yr French!
Oops, I have just bought a new hat for my LePuy in September 😳
Thanks I'd better prepare myself for those bugs , better flies then mossies!
 

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