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isawtman

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Time of past OR future Camino
2022
Ivar, the link didn't work for me

But the Barcelona to Madrid connection might work for me.
If I decide to do a round trip using the Madrid Airport then
it might work.

Here's my basic plan right now. Fly into Madrid, take a train
to Pamplona and bus to St Jean. Hike the Camino Frances
and if I have enough time hike out to Finnesterre and go to the
Atlantic Ocean. Then get back to Santiago.

From there I would go to either Bilbao or Victoria-Gasteiz.
Then I would need to get to Azkoitia/Loyola the hometown
of St Ignacius. Then I would be hiking the Camino Ignaciano
which goes south to Logrono then west to Zaragoza, Llieda,
Montserrat and Manresa. Manresa is where Ignatius wrote
his spiritual exercises, the foundation of the Jesuit Order.
Manresa would be the end of the Camino Ignaciano, but
I could continue hiking into Barcelona, or take a train.
If I hike into Barcelona to the beach, and if I hike from
Santiago to Finnestre, I would have hiked from the Atlantic
Ocean all the way across Spain to the Mediterranean Sea.

I figure all of that is going to take me 70 days.
 
Time of past OR future Camino
2012
Time of past OR future Camino
2012
OMG, I didn't realize I was responding to that old of a post
Without wishing to "knock your door" it strikes me that your proposed itinerary could become a fluid journey if you started walking in Barcelona / Montserrat and walked to Loiola then Vittoria on the Vasque Interior, join the Frances at Santo Domingo and follow your nose to the sundering sea.

It'll save a lot of faffing about going backwards to go forth.

Happy planning ;)
 
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Without wishing to "knock your door" it strikes me that your proposed itinerary could become a fluid journey if you started walking in Barcelona / Montserrat and walked to Loiola then Vittoria on the Vasque Interior, join the Frances at Santo Domingo and follow your nose to the sundering sea.

It'll save a lot of faffing about going backwards to go forth.

Happy planning ;)
I kind of wanted to hike the Camino Ignaciano like how Ignatius did it. I originally was only interested in doing the Camino Ignaciano, but my friend said he would be interested in hiking a camino and the Camino Frances would be more his cup of tea. My friend has done the Appalachian Trail, and I think he likes the camaraderie of hiking with other hikers he meets. That would not be the case with the Camino Ignaciano. Even though this year is the 500 year anniversary of when Ingatius did it, I still don't think there will be very many pilgrims doing it. The only place were there are lots of pilgrims on the Camino Ignaciano is the 6 miles it overlaps with the Camino Frances between Navarette and Logrono
 
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Us:Camino Frances, 2015 Me:Catalan/Aragonese, 2019
Even though this year is the 500 year anniversary of when Ingatius did it, I still don't think there will be very many pilgrims doing it. The only place were there are lots of pilgrims on the Camino Ignaciano is the 6 miles it overlaps with the Camino Frances between Navarette and Logrono
It also overlaps for a few days on the Camino Catalan but there the trails follow the way in different directions. The Catalan doesn't get that many pilgrims either. I walked the Catalan in mid-October and met only six pilgrims walking the Ignacio; I shared a meal with one in Monserrat, three walking together at an albergue one day beyond and crossed with a pair walking.

BTW, I only met one Catalan walker in two weeks.
 

isawtman

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Time of past OR future Camino
2022
It also overlaps for a few days on the Camino Catalan but there the trails follow the way in different directions. The Catalan doesn't get that many pilgrims either. I walked the Catalan in mid-October and met only six pilgrims walking the Ignacio; I shared a meal with one in Monserrat, three walking together at an albergue one day beyond and crossed with a pair walking.

BTW, I only met one Catalan walker in two weeks.
it also overlaps the Camino de Ebro along the Ebro River. It veers from it a little bit to go to Verdu which is the home of Saint Peter Claver
 

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