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Luggage transport and storage

jnprgone

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Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Central from Porto 2015
Portuguese Coastal from Porto 2016
#1
Two questions:
1. When we walked the Camino in Portugal we had a soft bag of clothing for Post Camino travel that we shipped via the postal system to Ivar for storage in Santiago. Is there an equivalent service on the Via Francigena where we can ship a bag from Lucca or Siena to be stored in Rome?
2. Along the Camino there are services where you can arrange to have your backpack picked up where you’re staying and delivered to your next night’s accommodation - not daily transport, but on a random basis if a stage is really difficult or you’re fighting injury or fatigue.
 

Kanga

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Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#2
Welcome to the forum @jnprgone. I don't have specific information on the Via Francigena. I have heard that it does not have the infrastructure for walkers that is available on the main routes in Spain and Portugal.

Have you booked a hotel in Rome for when you finish, and could your bag be sent there?

I have not heard about regular backpack services on the Francigena.

Hopefully one of our members who has walked the Francigena can give you better advice than me.
 

jnprgone

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Central from Porto 2015
Portuguese Coastal from Porto 2016
#4
Welcome to the forum @jnprgone. I don't have specific information on the Via Francigena. I have heard that it does not have the infrastructure for walkers that is available on the main routes in Spain and Portugal.

Have you booked a hotel in Rome for when you finish, and could your bag be sent there?

I have not heard about regular backpack services on the Francigena.

Hopefully one of our members who has walked the Francigena can give you better advice than me.
Thank you for your response. We don't have accommodations in Rome, because as on the Camino we take our time and don't have a set day to arrive. As for the backpack services, we've never used one, but just wanted to have the info if something should happen. I guess we'll just think positive and not need them.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#7
I just can't figure out why people ship clothes ahead?
Seems like being in Europe is a great opportunity to take advantage of some REALLY inexpensive shopping for good quality clothes.
 

caminka

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
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#8
well, quality is debatable. you need to look carefully for european products (which are not that cheap), pretty much all cheap clothes are asian.
 

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