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19SY69

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Portuguēs (2015), Primitivo (2016), del Northe (2018), Del Salvador/Primitvo (2020)
Thanx to this forum and the extra information from Albert I planned my way to Santiago. Some distances may be short, but I love to take my time in this.

Porto-Matosinhos-Villa do Conde/Póvoa de Varzim-Marinhas-Viana do Castelo-Caminha/A Guarda-(Barcelos/Mougas)-Baiona-(Oia)-Vigo-Redondela-Pontevedra-Armenteira-Vilanova de Arousa-Pontecesures-Santiago de Compostela.
 
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Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
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2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
Thanx to this forum and the extra information from Albert I planned my way to Santiago. Some distances may be short, but I love to take my time in this.

Porto-Matosinhos-Villa do Conde/Póvoa de Varzim-Marinhas-Viana do Castelo-Caminha/A Guarda-(Barcelos/Mougas)-Baiona-(Oia)-Vigo-Redondela-Pontevedra-Armenteira-Vilanova de Arousa-Pontecesures-Santiago de Compostela.
You are welcome Suzan ! We almost walk the same route.
We 'll keep in touch I'm busy to find all the places for lodging so I will let you know asap.
Best regards from this side of the river Maas
Albert.
 

Ali410

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Past OR future Camino
April 2015
Thanx to this forum and the extra information from Albert I planned my way to Santiago. Some distances may be short, but I love to take my time in this.

Porto-Matosinhos-Villa do Conde/Póvoa de Varzim-Marinhas-Viana do Castelo-Caminha/A Guarda-(Barcelos/Mougas)-Baiona-(Oia)-Vigo-Redondela-Pontevedra-Armenteira-Vilanova de Arousa-Pontecesures-Santiago de Compostela.


Sounds like a good plan...let me ask i was planning on doing this walk in april. Is it safe to do alone do you think? And also any ideas where to get a detailed map...or are you just following the signs? And is it mainly roads or trails?

Any info would be helpful....bom camino!!!
 

19SY69

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Portuguēs (2015), Primitivo (2016), del Northe (2018), Del Salvador/Primitvo (2020)
Hi Allison,
This will be my first camino, and I will also walk it on my own.
I've found a lot of information on this forum. Albert also gave me a lot of information, like detailed maps. I saw some videos on YouTube, where I found out about an App, which you can also use offline. It's called: maps.me
And I will buy a detailed map at the tourist office when I arrive in Porto. I just love the 'old fashioned' paper maps .
If getting 'lost' with all these sources, I can always use my ability of speaking. The Portuguēse are very friendly, which I found out two years ago. Although my Portuguēse isn't that good (read bad), they will always try to help you.

Enjoy your planning!

Sounds like a good plan...let me ask i was planning on doing this walk in april. Is it safe to do alone do you think? And also any ideas where to get a detailed map...or are you just following the signs? And is it mainly roads or trails?

Any info would be helpful....bom camino!!!
 

19SY69

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Portuguēs (2015), Primitivo (2016), del Northe (2018), Del Salvador/Primitvo (2020)
I forgot to mention the 'camino places' App
 
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Ali410

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April 2015
I forgot to mention the 'camino places' App
Got it already, although it won't be much use until i get there. I also speak Portuguese too, but from brasil. I am thinking it will be a bit useful. I like the idea of paper maps too, im not a fan of EVERYTHING being electronic. SO a few days in porto to figure it all out should be great.

Are you planning to use hotels or mainly the Albergues? And how does it work should you book all first or just arrive and try to figure it out? I feel so clueless on all of this

I am thinking now to start from viana do castelo. This way it is shortened at least a few days then from porto.

Thanks again for all your help
 

mspath

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I am thinking now to start from viana do castelo. This way it is shortened at least a few days then from porto. ....

Lucky you planning to start from Viana do Castelo!

Viana do Castelo is a very nice seaside town with a pilgrim albergue, S. João da Cruz dos Caminhos. However if you are searching for private accommodation, consider the OLarenjeiro, rua Rua Manuel Espregueira, 24. It is a charming newly furnished small place with a very good dining room. Just before Christmas 2014 a double room with private bath and delicious breakfast was 45 euros. Quite a bargain!

Bom Caminho.
 
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Albertinho

ninguém disse que era fácil !
Past OR future Camino
2013 Lisboa - Sant.
2014 Ferrol -Sant.
2015 Porto -Sant.
2018 Porto -Valença
2019 Valença -Sant.
Got it already, although it won't be much use until i get there. I also speak Portuguese too, but from brasil. I am thinking it will be a bit useful. I like the idea of paper maps too, im not a fan of EVERYTHING being electronic. SO a few days in porto to figure it all out should be great.

Are you planning to use hotels or mainly the Albergues? And how does it work should you book all first or just arrive and try to figure it out? I feel so clueless on all of this

I am thinking now to start from viana do castelo. This way it is shortened at least a few days then from porto.

Thanks again for all your help
@Ali410 when are you starting in Viana do Castelo ?
 

19SY69

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Past OR future Camino
Portuguēs (2015), Primitivo (2016), del Northe (2018), Del Salvador/Primitvo (2020)
Are you planning to use hotels or mainly the Albergues? And how does it work should you book all first or just arrive and try to figure it out? I feel so clueless on all of this

I've planned the first two nights in a hostel. After that I'll Just figure it out day by day. But I prefer to sleep in Albergues.
And since I've just booked my flight I know my exact date! I'll arrive in Porto on July the 6th!!!! Earlier than I first though. Soooooo happy!!!
 
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solotraveller

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going to walk Camino for the first time starting from Porto along the Atlantic coast
Thanx to this forum and the extra information from Albert I planned my way to Santiago. Some distances may be short, but I love to take my time in this.

Porto-Matosinhos-Villa do Conde/Póvoa de Varzim-Marinhas-Viana do Castelo-Caminha/A Guarda-(Barcelos/Mougas)-Baiona-(Oia)-Vigo-Redondela-Pontevedra-Armenteira-Vilanova de Arousa-Pontecesures-Santiago de Compostela.
I'm planning just exactly the same route - but unsure if will make it in 10 days, what do you think?
 
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19SY69

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Portuguēs (2015), Primitivo (2016), del Northe (2018), Del Salvador/Primitvo (2020)
I'm planning just exactly the same route - but unsure if will make it in 10 days, what do you think?

I don't know how much you will be walking daily. I'm planning to take my time. I have three weeks to walk and spend some extra time in Porto, Vigo and Santiago.
 

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