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March 2020

mrr

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
This year
Hi! Comments/opinions welcomed. I have not walked any - yet! I suddenly have 3 1/2 weeks of time available this month. I had planned my trip for 2021... but thought I might go March 10 and walk for 3 weeks... is this slightly ‘mad’? I am equipment prepped but not fully-legs prepped! Decent shape but ...

If you has a suggestion for me what 3 weeks would you do? Thanks! Michelle
 

Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Biarritz-Pamplona-Lourdes
2018 Aragon/Frances/Finis
2018 Operation Sabre
2018 Marin Ramble
2021 will be very busy, so this March may actually be a better time to walk for you! If you are not fully prepared for long days of hiking, plan for shorter stages on less hilly sections. 3.5 weeks can cover a great distance of the CF, so first decide if it’s important for you to end in SdC or not. If so, then simply start the appropriate distance from there - perhaps Léon? Easy to get to and allows for a few shorter days and rest stops without having to rush to make it to SdC.
 

André Walker

Never loosing my way: always standing on it
Camino(s) past & future
Holland-St.Jean, Frances, Del Norte, VdlP.
Vacajoe and Annie are right. Unless meeting a lot of people (and in 2021 -being a Holy Year- there will be a lot) appeals to you, this year might be better.

If you, not having prepared/trained, have a general idea of what daily distances you might manage, take a look at Godesalco's planning tool. You'll see that on the Camino Frances (assuming the Frances will be your 1st Camino) there's plenty of possibilities to accomodate a great variaty of daily distances.

But do take into account that your legs will quickly become adjusted to the daily routine of walking. And you might end up taking less or no rest days. Also your daily distances might become longer as you get into it.

Anyway, have a lot of fun planning and looking forward to it.

Buen Camino.

 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2019
CF 2020
Vacajoe and Annie are right. Unless meeting a lot of people (and in 2021 -being a Holy Year- there will be a lot) appeals to you, this year might be better.

If you, not having prepared/trained, have a general idea of what daily distances you might manage, take a look at Godesalco's planning tool. You'll see that on the Camino Frances (assuming the Frances will be your 1st Camino) there's plenty of possibilities to accomodate a great variaty of daily distances.

But do take into account that your legs will quickly become adjusted to the daily routine of walking. And you might end up taking less or no rest days. Also your daily distances might become longer as you get into it.

Anyway, have a lot of fun planning and looking forward to it.

Buen Camino.

Yes, yes less weight makes for a happier Pilgrim
 

Lilian Hes

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
First time april/mei 2019
Hi! Comments/opinions welcomed. I have not walked any - yet! I suddenly have 3 1/2 weeks of time available this month. I had planned my trip for 2021... but thought I might go March 10 and walk for 3 weeks... is this slightly ‘mad’? I am equipment prepped but not fully-legs prepped! Decent shape but ...

If you has a suggestion for me what 3 weeks would you do? Thanks! Michelle
You van walk the Camino Portugees.
Fly toPorto, stay 2 days and walk to Santiago
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .
Don't overdo the first longish haul to Roncesvalles.
There will be no Roncesvalles unless by Valcarlos which is highly recommended for a stopover
The Mountain is closed until 1st April
 

Thornley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x 2 , Norte x 2 , Le Puy x 3 , Portuguese x 2,
Mont St Michel , Primitivo .
Start in Leon or even Astorga
I reckon the path between Astorga and Ponferrada is bloody hard Rosa.
If anyone is going to do a knee or get blisters it's after Foncanebadon without a warm up.
Whilst its lovely and wild i believe it's rewarding because it's after the desert.

Myself , i would recommend to Mrr , get to Pamplona [ EASY} and reach Burgos ....thats taking your time or allowing an extra night in both Pamplona and Logroño [ Food / Culture with the Pilgrims ] or get to Sahagan .
From either Burgos or Sahagan you have many options in getting home.
Come back , it will be in your blood by now and do as Rosa said ......get to Finisterre and Muxia.
Regardless , good luck.
 
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nidarosa

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Inglés 2009+2017, Francés 2012+2018, Astorga-Santiago repeatedly
@Thornley You could say the same for anyone who decides to start in St Jean ... That aside, starting in Leon will add one beautiful, bustling city and quite a few preparatory kms, and stopping in Rabanal and Acebo will take some of the sting out of the up and down towards Ponferrada. There is also the option of taking the road in bad weather - if so, please wear strong colours to make yourself visible in traffic.
 

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