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Luggage Transfer Irun to Santiago

BillieS

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Year of past OR future Camino
Camino del Norte (2018)
Hi everyone,

I am starting to plan our Camino and am really interested in the Norte route. My partner and I will be coming over from Australia in May 2018 and the Camino will be the start of a year of travel through Europe. We'll be travelling with two packs full of gear for the year away, and hoping to send them from Irun to Santiago where they can be stored, while we walk with our backpacks.

Does anyone have recommendations of companies that will post our packs from Irun to Santiago? I have read quite a bit about Ivar storing the packs in Santiago so that bit seems OK, now just working out how to get them there!

I guess another option would be having the packs transported from Madrid/Barcelona depending on where we fly into from Australia, and then getting a flight into Irun to start the Camino?

Any advice or recommendations welcome!
 
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BillieS

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Year of past OR future Camino
Camino del Norte (2018)
Thanks so much mspath, that look to be exactly what I need and pretty decent prices too! Have you used them in the past?
 

mspath

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Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Only once in more than 10 years/450 nights on the CF
late October 2015 after falling I used the Correos transport for my pack from Najera to Santo Domingo de La Calzada. The cost was 4 euros and the service was great. You can book via your smartphone/ text message. See more athttp://www.elcaminoconcorreos.es/ ...Too bad that they could not carry me along with the pack!
 

t2andreo

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C/F: 2013, 2014
C/M: 2016
C/P: 2015, 2017
C/I: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 - 2019
Coming from that direction, I agree with my colleagues above, and endorse the Correos system. Simply go to the nearest post office / Correos at Irun and ask for the "Peregrino Pak." This is a large yellow sack that they place your bag in to ship it to Santiago.

Here is the page from the Correos site, in English (I hope):

http://www.elcaminoconcorreos.com/en/envio-maletas.php

If I recall correctly, they ship the bag to the main Santiago post office on Rua Franco, about 5 minutes from the Cathedral. They hold it for free for 15 days. After that, it costs one € per day (if I recall correctly). Check the web site out.

Hope this helps.
 
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jsalt

Jill
Year of past OR future Camino
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
Any advice or recommendations welcome!

Hi, I am curious to know what you will be posting to Santiago that you don’t need for 5 or 6 weeks while walking the Norte. If it’s just clothes and a nice pair of shoes, you can buy them in Santiago. You say you will be travelling in Europe afterwards; travel light!
Jill
 

trecile

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Hi, I am curious to know what you will be posting to Santiago that you don’t need for 5 or 6 weeks while walking the Norte. If it’s just clothes and a nice pair of shoes, you can buy them in Santiago. You say you will be travelling in Europe afterwards; travel light!
Jill
For my first Camino I left a suitcase with pre and post Camino clothes, shoes, hairdryer, etc. in Madrid. Last year I had my bag sent to Santiago, so that I didn't have to return to mad right away to get my post Camino things. However, I didn't use Correos. I used the Express Bourricot service from St Jean Pied de Port. know that I wouldn't want to spend my time in Santiago shopping for clothes.
 

Kurt5280

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Frances: SJPDP to Finisterre & Muxia 9/15 (MTB) - Norte: Bayonne to Muxia & Finisterre 9/18 (MTB)
I am planning to start the Camino del Norte in August and I am using Express Bourricot to transfer my bikebox from Biarritz Airport to Santiago...and my bikebox will be filled with the extra clothes and other items that I am not taking on my Camino...the main difference with Express Bourricot is your shipped items are stored at Hostal/Albergue LaSalle and are available for pickup 24/7...so last time I checked into a private room, took a shower, and went down to retrieve my bikebox.
 

trecile

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I am planning to start the Camino del Norte in August and I am using Express Bourricot to transfer my bikebox from Biarritz Airport to Santiago...and my bikebox will be filled with the extra clothes and other items that I am not taking on my Camino...the main difference with Express Bourricot is your shipped items are stored at Hostal/Albergue LaSalle and are available for pickup 24/7...so last time I checked into a private room, took a shower, and went down to retrieve my bikebox.
And you also get a discount on your room at Hostal LaSalle when you use the service!
 
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Jan Nijmegen

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I’am on the road.
Hi everyone,

I am starting to plan our Camino and am really interested in the Norte route. My partner and I will be coming over from Australia in May 2018 and the Camino will be the start of a year of travel through Europe. We'll be travelling with two packs full of gear for the year away, and hoping to send them from Irun to Santiago where they can be stored, while we walk with our backpacks.

Does anyone have recommendations of companies that will post our packs from Irun to Santiago? I have read quite a bit about Ivar storing the packs in Santiago so that bit seems OK, now just working out how to get them there!

I guess another option would be having the packs transported from Madrid/Barcelona depending on where we fly into from Australia, and then getting a flight into Irun to start the Camino?

Any advice or recommendations welcome!
Hello, you can inform on the site fiets-vervoer.nl. It’s a company specialités in transferring bicycles and lugage. If you ring or send an e-mail, they sure will answer you. Good luck!!
Jan
 

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