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Number of stamps per day on Portuguese Camino for last 100K ?

KJFSophie

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Camino Frances (2014 & 2015 ),Via San Francesco, Italy (2017 )Camino Portugese (2018 )Camino Ingles(
I'm walking from Porto to Santiago this September 2018, and am curios if I need to get two stamps per day from Tui on? ( similar to Sarria ? )
 

Carmen Yates

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Camino(s) past & future
The Francis Way - April/May 2018
I'm walking from Porto to Santiago this September 2018, and am curios if I need to get two stamps per day from Tui on? ( similar to Sarria ? )
Hi Sophie, I had this conversation with a pilgrim in Finisterre who was about to do the Port
 

Carmen Yates

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The Francis Way - April/May 2018
Yes, confirmng you need two stamps per day. Either from a restaurant, church, accommodation or cafe, the options are numerous. Buen Camino
 

Pilger99

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addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
Don't take the Compostela rules too serious.
One who does 40,50 or even 60km a day really need two stamps, while people who take it slow and spend time everywhere, may only collect every 15-20km a stamp in the place where they sleep and also get a Compostela. It should be plausible that you've walked.
I had 6 stamps in total on a sheet of paper while I did the way from Ferrol (Camino Inglés), which is about 120km. I didn't expect to get the Compostela with that, but I got it.
AFAIK to confirm that you walked Finisterre-Muxia or vice versa you need a stamp from Lires and at least another one from a village between Negreira and Cee, as you can easily go by bus to both.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
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Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
Don't take the Compostela rules too serious.
One who does 40,50 or even 60km a day really need two stamps, while people who take it slow and spend time everywhere, may only collect every 15-20km a stamp in the place where they sleep and also get a Compostela.
Well, this is because it is not about the number of stamps in total, but the number of stamps per day. The stamps are like the confirmation that you walked along the route, so if you do 40km in a day, you need 2 stamps to show you did it. If you walk 10km, you also need 2 stamps.

I love stamps and easily collected around 4 per day during my Portuguese Camino in 2017... such a lovely walk :)
 

NorthernLight

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Santiago via the Frances 2012-2013. EPW2015
Aragonese & Frances 2016
Burgos to Muxia 2017
It's about proving you walked. I knew a fellow who walked from Le Puy in France; by the end he was doing about 45-50 km a day. He forgot to get the two stamps per stage and so had only 2 stamps from Sarria and was denied the Compostella. If you walk that much in a day, you should get plenty of stamps along the route.
 

Pilger99

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addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
Unless, of course, you take the Compostela seriously. In that case, you should follow the rules.
You should and it avoids questions, but finally it is still a decision made by human volunteers, not computers. You better ask yourself, what would you do and like to see if you are sitting behind the desk.

Sleeping in Melide/Ribadiso, getting a coffee and stamp in Arzua and finishing the same day in Santiago, where one gets the last stamp, is compliant, but a very good reason to be denied. Believe it or not a denial is unlikely if you get the bus from Arzua to Pedrouso, pick up another stamp and finish the same day (unless you tell them or show them the bus ticket). Similar cheats will be possible on any camino, maybe not on the last day.

It will look strange if you bring up 40 stamps (which is two credencials) just because you did only 5 km per day and it will also look strange if you have like 15, but only 3 of them from the same year or week (time gaps require an additional stop/start stamp) and even impossible if you bring only 3-4 from the last 2 days because you do e.g. 60km easily. Again, all would follow the rules, but at least the last one has a good chance to leave without compostela, allthough saying thanks to god for beeing able to finish an ultra run would explain very well why he/she did it in such short time and still with religiuos attitude.

Do they have different rules for cycling? If not a trained cyclist should get along with a stamp from Ponferrada and another 2 stamps for the last 100km.
 
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David Tallan

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Don't take the Compostela rules too serious.
One who does 40,50 or even 60km a day really need two stamps, while people who take it slow and spend time everywhere, may only collect every 15-20km a stamp in the place where they sleep and also get a Compostela. It should be plausible that you've walked.
I had 6 stamps in total on a sheet of paper while I did the way from Ferrol (Camino Inglés), which is about 120km. I didn't expect to get the Compostela with that, but I got it.
AFAIK to confirm that you walked Finisterre-Muxia or vice versa you need a stamp from Lires and at least another one from a village between Negreira and Cee, as you can easily go by bus to both.
Don't take the rules too seriously so long as you don't take the Compostela too seriously. I didn't really do a lot of stamp collecting on my first Camino and didn't apply for a Compostela. On my second, it was a little more important to me and I got one. For some, it is very important. If it is very important to you, take the rules seriously. You never know what kind of volunteer you will be faced with at the desk. Some don't take the rules too seriously; some do. If the Compostela is important to you and you get the latter type, you want to be prepared. The fact that someone else met a volunteer who was lenient is no guarantee for you.
 

Via2010

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Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
The rules to qualify for the compostela are set out by the pilgrim office and mentioned in the pilgrims passport. I think that they are clear enough and do not need any further discussion.

If you want a compostela you can not rely on an exception! To avoid disappointments you should stick to the rules. You can not be sure that the volunteers in the pilgrim office may show mercy in your particular case.

- pilgrims by foot need two stamps/day on the last 100 km irrespective of their starting point and daily distance

- pilgrims on bycicle or horseback need two stamps/day on the last 200 km
 

Pilger99

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Camino(s) past & future
addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
As I've written, even matching the known rules for the last 100/200km, you have no warranty, that you'll get one!

And yet another thought, cause I learnt about that here: How should one know that the distance to Lugo is not anymore >100 km, if the waymarkers still show a onehundred + something leaving town?
 

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