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number of pilgrams on this route

mike mcbroom

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Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
I am wondering how many pilgrams might Inencounter.while.waalking the Portuguese camino from.porto to Tui in last.part.of May. I will be taking.the coastal.route
 

mike mcbroom

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Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
thanks for the numbers
 

mike mcbroom

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Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
I am doing a long hike there this summer if dont breakdown. (got tendonitis last year just 5 days short). but i am 65.

this year I want to walk the Portuguese, then bus or train to Irun and walk the Norte to the Primitivo. after than on to Muxia and then Finisteri.

I plan this year to be solo and take 85 days
 

Pilger99

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addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
Is that a plan with a particular reason?
Why don't you start with the Norte, get to Santiago and Finisterre. After that you can do a short Camino Ingles (from Ferrol) oder a longer way to Fatima (from Santiago). So you can avoid a long distance bus or train ride.
Flights to Biarritz/Pau/San Sebastian/Bilbao are conveniant starting points. Back from Porto or Lisbon.
If you are looking for more catholic holy places, just take Lourdes as starting point.
 

mike mcbroom

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Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
Is that a plan with a particular reason?
Why don't you start with the Norte, get to Santiago and Finisterre. After that you can do a short Camino Ingles (from Ferrol) oder a longer way to Fatima (from Santiago). So you can avoid a long distance bus or train ride.
Flights to Biarritz/Pau/San Sebastian/Bilbao are conveniant starting points. Back from Porto or Lisbon.
If you are looking for more catholic holy places, just take Lourdes as starting point.
Thats a good plan. I had thought about that very thing. However, i started May last year in SJPD and froze my back side off going over the mountain.
This year, start South and work my way North. I havepleanty of time. The train ride will be a good restup.
 

Morning Waters

Celtic Lass
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Camino Portugues May 2019
Mike- I will be starting from Porto May 16th (arrive May 14). I will start on coastal route then may head inland, then Spiritual Variant from Pontevedra. Hope to see you on the way. I will be wearing a big brimmed white hat and purple pack. Bom Camino to you.
 

mike mcbroom

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Francis June 17, 2015 ,Portagusee from Porto to Santiago August 2016, Francis may 2018 this year wil
Mike- I will be starting from Porto May 16th (arrive May 14). I will start on coastal route then may head inland, then Spiritual Variant from Pontevedra. Hope to see you on the way. I will be wearing a big brimmed white hat and purple pack. Bom Camino to you.
i am starting in Lisbon on 15th so i will be a couple weeks behind you but that doesn't really count. I will be carrying a Ospry exos 48 and tan papyrus hat.
bon camino
 

Pilger99

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addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
However, i started May last year in SJPD and froze my back side off going over the mountain.
I'm carrying a backpack to keep my back warm ;).
Sometimes bad luck and bad choice of clothing come together!
The forecast for the next 2 weeks (all still April) shows 7 to 21 °C highest day temperature in Roncesvalles. So one day is fine, others rather cool, but not icy anymore. By the end of May it can be 10 to 30°C. Up on the top count a few degrees less. Even in August it can be cold (<10°C) and rainy up there while dry heat (35-40°C) dominates the area around Pamplona.

Anyway the weather in Irún, Bilbao, Santander etc. can't be compared with that. Heat (30°C) is rare and should not last for weeks, while rain is very common. In July and August the Camino del Norte is known for many turigrinos. May / June and September it is less turistic.
 

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