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Luggage transport

Lucca

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
Any advice for transporting luggage daily? I will be starting the this camino on September 18th.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I've been very happy with Caminofacil.
You can plan your trip on their website and pay ahead, or book day to day.
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
Members will be minded that is more than one way to Santiago. If a pilgrim wishes to take advantage of luggage transport that is their choice. Santiago won't be bothered and neither should we be.

@Lucca there are multiple luggage transport providers along the Camino Frances including the Spanish Post Office - Correos. If you are seeking a recommendation for a provider I can't help but others here will.
 

peckahad

Ken Boatman
Camino(s) past & future
walk in sept 2019
Any advice for transporting luggage daily? I will be starting the this camino on September 18th.
Where are you starting. I start from St Jean on the 18th. Have reservations in Orisson.
 

sugargypsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019
In progress: CP 2020 and/or CI
Any advice for transporting luggage daily? I will be starting the this camino on September 18th.
You will find in all albergues and hostels those little envelopes, where you deposit the money for the transport, if you don't transfer it via paypal or another service which you attach to your backpack. There are quite a few services who offer bag transfer. I used Jacotrans and Correos sometimes, when the stage next day was going to be difficult oder very long. Both worked out fine.

Just be aware that you have to decide the night before 8 or 9 p.m., depending on which service you use, call them or send an email and tell them where to pick up your backpack next morning and where you are going to stay the next night. So you also need to reserve a bed or room for next day because the companies will have to know, where to take your backpack.

So you are not really free to stop whenever it is best for you. Once I would have stopped quite a bit earlier and it was hard to walk the last part of the stage to get to the albergue, where my backpack had been transported. Another time I would have liked to walk a bit longer. And some days it was just perfect not having to carry my backpack.

You can't send your backpack to a Municipales though, they don't accept backpacks.
 

Lucca

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
You will find in all albergues and hostels those little envelopes, where you deposit the money for the transport, if you don't transfer it via paypal or another service which you attach to your backpack. There are quite a few services who offer bag transfer. I used Jacotrans and Correos sometimes, when the stage next day was going to be difficult oder very long. Both worked out fine.

Just be aware that you have to decide the night before 8 or 9 p.m., depending on which service you use, call them or send an email and tell them where to pick up your backpack next morning and where you are going to stay the next night. So you also need to reserve a bed or room for next day because the companies will have to know, where to take your backpack.

So you are not really free to stop whenever it is best for you. Once I would have stopped quite a bit earlier and it was hard to walk the last part of the stage to get to the albergue, where my backpack had been transported. Another time I would have liked to walk a bit longer. And some days it was just perfect not having to carry my backpack.

You can't send your backpack to a Municipales though, they don't accept backpacks.
Thank you.
 

dfox

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (4/2017)
CP (5/2019)
CF (5/2021)
Any advice for transporting luggage daily? I will be starting the this camino on September 18th.
Most "luggage transfer service providers" had their "envelopes available in most albergues on Camino Francis in May 2017, not much so on Camino Portugues in May, 2019, it may be I stayed in "hotels".

I used JacoTrans in May 2017 and was very pleased with their services. (I made one mistake myself, they helped correct it promptly.)

A word of caution: not all stages is the same price in 5/2017.

If my memory serves me right: For instances, from SJdPP to Reconvalles, it was 8 euros; stages between from Reconvalles and Lugo, or nearby, each stage was 7 euros, each stage from Sarrnia to SdC was 5 euros.
 

sugargypsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019
In progress: CP 2020 and/or CI
If my memory serves me right: For instances, from SJdPP to Reconvalles, it was 8 euros; stages between from Reconvalles and Lugo, or nearby, each stage was 7 euros, each stage from Sarrnia to SdC was 5 euros.
This year in May & June 2019 one had to pay 5 € for a stage from Pamplona to Sarria, from Sarria to SdC it was 3 Euros a stage. Seems it got cheaper, probably due to the competition between the different services.
 
Camino(s) past & future
I have walked part of the Camino Frances one and a half times. I ended in Sahagun in April 2019.
I've been very happy with Caminofacil.
You can plan your trip on their website and pay ahead, or book day to day.
Ditto for CaminoFacil. I have used them on my previous three Camino hikes and there has never been even one little glitch with their service. Highly recommended.
 

Chris Gi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Did April through June 2018 from Pamplona to Santiago.
2020 May or end of September - NO!
2021 ?
I've been very happy with Caminofacil.
You can plan your trip on their website and pay ahead, or book day to day.
We used Camino Facile. Very efficient but not the cheapest way to transport your luggage ahead. You can even pre book and get all the tags before you leave home then you don't have to be finding money to put in the envelope each day. Draw back - you have to meet up with your bags each day so it limits your freedom of stopping anywhere else each day.
 

JamesVT

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
Lots of people like the service that Correos provides.
I used Correos for bag transport. They were absolutely reliable, easy to use, and friendly on-line. When I screwed up with my planning, Correos caught my error and emailed me to let me know I should review and correct my planning. Highly recommended!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Spring 2016: Camino Frances, Finisterre and Muxia
April 2019: Frances, Salvador, Primitivo
When I had sciatica on the Frances this past spring, I used the service that had the pink ties on the envelope -- I don't think it was Caminofacil, nor was it Jacotrans. Or Correos. I can't think of the name -- but my bag was always waiting for me (I'm sure this was true of the other services too).

Maybe a new service?
 

mguillen

MGuillen
Camino(s) past & future
2019
Most "luggage transfer service providers" had their "envelopes available in most albergues on Camino Francis in May 2017, not much so on Camino Portugues in May, 2019, it may be I stayed in "hotels".

I used JacoTrans in May 2017 and was very pleased with their services. (I made one mistake myself, they helped correct it promptly.)

A word of caution: not all stages is the same price in 5/2017.

If my memory serves me right: For instances, from SJdPP to Reconvalles, it was 8 euros; stages between from Reconvalles and Lugo, or nearby, each stage was 7 euros, each stage from Sarrnia to SdC was 5 euros.
Absolutely recommend CAMINOFACIL. Incredible service and almost immediate response via text
 

Chris Gi

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Did April through June 2018 from Pamplona to Santiago.
2020 May or end of September - NO!
2021 ?
Absolutely recommend CAMINOFACIL. Incredible service and almost immediate response via text
I had wonderful service with CAMINOFACIL
 
Camino(s) past & future
When I die I'm not going to Heaven, I'm going back to Pamplona!
Very tempted by Correos, but for my Meseta 2019 walk I've pre-booked Caminofacil to tote my mochilla for me on three of the more wearisome stages, to give my aging back a break... I'll let the Forum know if I made a mistake....
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
Any advice for transporting luggage daily? I will be starting the this camino on September 18th.
Some who I have walked with used Caminofacile, others Correos. Both seemed to work well.

The obvious downside is that you’re committed to walking to a specific end point each day. The loss of spontaneity may be a small price to pay.
 

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