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Mochilla service campaign

Bradypus

Antediluvian
Camino(s) past & future
Too many and too often!
If you look at the Mochilla service offered it comes under the Frances from Palencia just because you havent seen it doesnt mean it doesnt exist
As I have no interest in luggage transport services I have no knowledge of whether such a service exists from Palencia or not. That was not my point. You stated that Palencia "its part of the camino Frances goes down or up to Palenica and then to Fromista through Carrion...... " That is factually incorrect. The Camino Frances runs from Castrojeriz to Fromista and then to Carrion de los Condes without ever passing through the town of Palencia. You may have been misled by the Correos website and confused the town of Palencia with the province of the same name.

O Cebreiro is the first village within Galicia on the Camino Frances. It is accessible by Alsa coach from Madrid or Ponferrada by travelling to the nearby village of Piedrafita do Cebreiro and walking from there. You have narrowed your options a great deal by insisting upon luggage transfer services and booking your journey in the winter off-season. I think you are correct when you say that the only such service available will be with Correos from O Cebreiro westwards. Although you are anxious because little accommodation appears as available on booking.com I think it unlikely that you will find the albergues full at that time of year. If you do decide to walk from O Cebreiro or some point westwards in March I think you will find beds are available. If you decide not to continue with this planned camino and make an attempt at another time then I would suggest that you confirm the availability of luggage transfers before you make travel arrangements if they are vital to you.
 

sunshines

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino de portuguese (2018)
camino Frances (portion) (2019)
camino primitivo/Frances (2019)
O Cebreiro is one of the most iconic places on the Camino Frances.
well there you go then :( I liked the other routes did lots of albergue digging etc and at the end of the day .......
 

sunshines

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino de portuguese (2018)
camino Frances (portion) (2019)
camino primitivo/Frances (2019)
As I have no interest in luggage transport services I have no knowledge of whether such a service exists from Palencia or not. That was not my point. You stated that Palencia "its part of the camino Frances goes down or up to Palenica and then to Fromista through Carrion...... " That is factually incorrect. The Camino Frances runs from Castrojeriz to Fromista and then to Carrion de los Condes without ever passing through the town of Palencia. You may have been misled by the Correos website and confused the town of Palencia with the province of the same name.

O Cebreiro is the first village within Galicia on the Camino Frances. It is accessible by Alsa coach from Madrid or Ponferrada by travelling to the nearby village of Piedrafita do Cebreiro and walking from there. You have narrowed your options a great deal by insisting upon luggage transfer services and booking your journey in the winter off-season. I think you are correct when you say that the only such service available will be with Correos from O Cebreiro westwards. Although you are anxious because little accommodation appears as available on booking.com I think it unlikely that you will find the albergues full at that time of year. If you do decide to walk from O Cebreiro or some point westwards in March I think you will find beds are available. If you decide not to continue with this planned camino and make an attempt at another time then I would suggest that you confirm the availability of luggage transfers before you make travel arrangements if they are vital to you.

ha ha yes I naively thought the service would be available all year that people would not want to walk in the heat of the day in August - I will look at that option I just didnt like the route from Lugo it seemed to roady ( I travelled up from Lugo to Santiago this year after my walk from the Portugese way and it seemed a lot of road walking and not a lot of spectacular nature through forrests and fields (or by them ) We shall see I am waiting to hear from Jacotrans if they offer the service in March their website gestion does nt work very well or its on a dial up service or something....
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
Palencia is on the Camino Madrid, not the Frances. Use Google Earth...
 

sunshines

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino de portuguese (2018)
camino Frances (portion) (2019)
camino primitivo/Frances (2019)
Palencia is on the Camino Madrid, not the Frances. Use Google Earth...
it comes under Frances though for some reason hence my reference to it ( that and the mochilla services dont have a Madrid camino listed on their sites ) :)
 

sunshines

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino de portuguese (2018)
camino Frances (portion) (2019)
camino primitivo/Frances (2019)
Palencia is on the Camino Madrid, not the Frances. Use Google Earth...
but you being trained in the army could carry my load :)


I was interested as well how you kept the socks in place under your armpits....
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
it comes under Frances though for some reason hence my reference to it ( that and the mochilla services dont have a Madrid camino listed on their sites ) :)
Because not many walk that way. Forget Palencia.
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
but you being trained in the army could carry my load :)


I was interested as well how you kept the socks in place under your armpits....
Wet socks are sticky. No further details. ;)
 

sunshines

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino de portuguese (2018)
camino Frances (portion) (2019)
camino primitivo/Frances (2019)
As I have no interest in luggage transport services I have no knowledge of whether such a service exists from Palencia or not. That was not my point. You stated that Palencia "its part of the camino Frances goes down or up to Palenica and then to Fromista through Carrion...... " That is factually incorrect. The Camino Frances runs from Castrojeriz to Fromista and then to Carrion de los Condes without ever passing through the town of Palencia. You may have been misled by the Correos website and confused the town of Palencia with the province of the same name.

O Cebreiro is the first village within Galicia on the Camino Frances. It is accessible by Alsa coach from Madrid or Ponferrada by travelling to the nearby village of Piedrafita do Cebreiro and walking from there. You have narrowed your options a great deal by insisting upon luggage transfer services and booking your journey in the winter off-season. I think you are correct when you say that the only such service available will be with Correos from O Cebreiro westwards. Although you are anxious because little accommodation appears as available on booking.com I think it unlikely that you will find the albergues full at that time of year. If you do decide to walk from O Cebreiro or some point westwards in March I think you will find beds are available. If you decide not to continue with this planned camino and make an attempt at another time then I would suggest that you confirm the availability of luggage transfers before you make travel arrangements if they are vital to you.
isint O cebreiro rather cold and snowy at the end of March ? (21st)
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
but you being trained in the army could carry my load :)
No chance. This is not a holiday. It is a pilgrimage. You are supposed to be suffering.:)
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
If you look at the Mochilla service offered it comes under the Frances from Palencia just because you havent seen it doesnt mean it doesnt exist
Palencia does exist, yes, but what I and @Bradypus are trying to tell you is that the TOWN Palencia is not ON Camino Frances.
BUT Camino Frances goes THROUGH Autonomous Province of Palencia (part of Castilla y Leon), that is true :D
 
Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles-SdC Apr-Jun 2015
Roncesvalles-Sarria Sep-Oct 2017
(2019: Planning to return!)
@sunshines if you take a look at the excellent website gronze.com you may get a clearer idea of the Camino Francés route. It shows you exactly which towns the route passes through. The place names can be a little confusing because some of the names of provinces through which the Camino passes are also the names of towns and cities, some of which are on the Francés route (e.g. Burgos, León, etc) and some of which are not (eg Palencia, Lugo). Sometimes a route map can help with planning - and the maps on commercial provider websites are not always the clearest.

Buen Camino whatever you decide
 

sunshines

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino de portuguese (2018)
camino Frances (portion) (2019)
camino primitivo/Frances (2019)
Palencia does exist, yes, but what I and @Bradypus are trying to tell you is that the TOWN Palencia is not ON Camino Frances.
BUT Camino Frances goes THROUGH Autonomous Province of Palencia (part of Castilla y Leon), that is true :D
I know its not on the list but one site I think wanted to determine the route in stages of Frances so that stage was marked Palencia and yes it doesnt go through there

I m doing the O cebrerio now its been a nightmare I will just rent another body next time

everything except the O Coto place is booked had to change the flight (lose the flight ) but I gain more time and fly back one day earlier so it all evens out in the end... now to dream
 
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
No you can suffer It will pain me to watch you :)
Through the years I have seen many wrecks after the first days on the Camino. Funnily enough, many young people; oldtimers are just going by with ease. I believe this old man will pass you on the first day: Done it before, many times.;) "It will pain me to watch you :)" I don't think so. But I am one of those who will be there to help ease your pains. :):)

On a serious note: You really need to know where you are going; stages; places, contour, etc.
 
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domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Who knows! ;-)
If you look at the Mochilla service offered it comes under the Frances from Palencia just because you havent seen it doesnt mean it doesnt exist
@sunshines, we know Palencia exists, some of us have even been there, it just isn’t on the Camino francés, as @Bradypus pointed out :rolleyes:
Anyway, enjoy your planning, wherever it takes you! :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
VdlP (2020)
If you look at the Mochilla service offered it comes under the Frances from Palencia just because you havent seen it doesnt mean it doesnt exist
Very true. I wonder if they'll update all the maps to show it has now moved North 20 kms to be on the Frances? ;)

A new town to visit! :D
 

sunshines

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
camino de portuguese (2018)
camino Frances (portion) (2019)
camino primitivo/Frances (2019)
Very true. I wonder if they'll update all the maps to show it has now moved North 20 kms to be on the Frances? ;)

A new town to visit! :D
as with politics and post offices they change borders for their purposes ;)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte and Frances Sept 6 - Oct 11, 2016
Mate, if you thought the CF section was hot, boring, no trees etc then the Vdlp is not for you! The good news is that there are lots of ways to Santiago and half the fun is researching a route that suits you.
Thanks for the advice. Sounds good to me. I love researching Caminos.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Norte and Frances Sept 6 - Oct 11, 2016
Going for long recreational walks in Spain is not a basic human right. It is most certainly not fair that we can do it at all, and most of the world cannot.


The Caminos do not provide that service. Individual entrepreneurs do, when it is fair to them.


Those taxis already exist. Do you just want them at a price that is not fair to the driver?
Huh?
 

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