- Camino(s) past & future
- Plan to walk from Sarria to Santiago in September 2014. First timer
My daughter and I walked the Camino Lebaniego last week. The first stage, 28.5 kms, was mostly alongside the river and was pleasant but not especially interesting and, with no fuentes, bars, restaurants or albergues, we used google maps to find a restaurant/bar off the Camino which meant an extra 3 or 5 kms before we reached the albergue at Cades. All but one of the people we met up with were Spanish and having only a small amount of the language, we found it difficult to communicate with most of them. However, an English speaking peregrino informed us that the albergue at Cabanes was booked out by a large group for the following night. Much discussion about the quandary of what to do about accommodation took place and we went along with the general decision to walk to Cicera the following day and overnight there, leaving us a longer walk on day 3. However, there was another way, the SP-7, that bypasses Cabanes and Pendes which goes across the mountain from Lebena. This was a very scenic route but involved abseiling in parts using fixed giant ropes - very very scary. I would not recommend this route to anyone but experienced mountaineers! From Tama to Potes was a gentle stroll. My overall view of this Camino is that it is lonely and doesn't have any infrastructure.