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anthikes

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Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP > SdC
2018 Porto > SdC
2019 Sevilla > SdC
I started from Porto yesterday and currently on the coastal route. I stayed in a campsite just before Labruge last night, an Orbitur that was only €6 for a tent, but they also offered cabins for pilgrims too, not sure how much they were though. The municipal is closed in Labruge and I am hearing most municipals are closed in Portugal, along the coast anyway.

I was completely shattered yesterday and really sore. Surprised because I had just cycled from the Algarve to Porto and considered myself fairly fit. It is incredibly windy at the moment so no problem with heat!

I am now in Vila do Condo at the Bellamar hostel, €14 and is very nice. Just one other in my room today and she has just had a huge day walking all the way from Porto!

I have counted about 15 other pilgrims since leaving the cathedral. I am sure that would have been nearer 150 normally. The walk along the coast yesterday was stunning and saw a different side to Porto that I never knew existed.
 

Karlgrino

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015 Portuguese coastal
2017 Frances
2018 Norte
2019 Portuguese inland
2020 La Plata
I started from Porto yesterday and currently on the coastal route. I stayed in a campsite just before Labruge last night, an Orbitur that was only €6 for a tent, but they also offered cabins for pilgrims too, not sure how much they were though. The municipal is closed in Labruge and I am hearing most municipals are closed in Portugal, along the coast anyway.

I was completely shattered yesterday and really sore. Surprised because I had just cycled from the Algarve to Porto and considered myself fairly fit. It is incredibly windy at the moment so no problem with heat!

I am now in Vila do Condo at the Bellamar hostel, €14 and is very nice. Just one other in my room today and she has just had a huge day walking all the way from Porto!

I have counted about 15 other pilgrims since leaving the cathedral. I am sure that would have been nearer 150 normally. The walk along the coast yesterday was stunning and saw a different side to Porto that I never knew existed.
done this last year...so envious..lol
 

Fionntán

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Northern Camino
There are three of us heading over this Saturday. Walking from Porto towards Santiago. What is accommodation like at the moment? I assume we need our own sheets. Any advice would be great.
 

anthikes

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP > SdC
2018 Porto > SdC
2019 Sevilla > SdC
I am now heading to V.do Castelo and I think all the municipals have been closed. One had a massive sign saying it would open in September. I have camped a couple times and stayed in privates.

Seeing quite a few peregrinos now, three just went shooting past as I am in a cafe.

I am not sure whether I prefer this way or the Central which I did before. It sometimes feels like walking thru endless beach suburbs and the walk through Pavoa yday on a busy Sunday wasn't much fun. So crowded with families but nice to see them out. Not so nice for the lone pilgrim though!

Real hard to compare because way less pilgrims compared to before understandably, so the camino atmosphere won't be the same which could be clouding my judgement.

Both privates so far have provided sheets so I suspect you won't need them.
 

Fionntán

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Northern Camino
Thanks for that. We’ve decided to change flights to biarritz and walk St James’. I’ve already done the northern route which I really enjoyed. I hope you enjoy your walk and soak up the experience. Life is great, so take it all in. Tóg go bog é a chara👍
 

Zuzka Kucerova

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2020 Camino Portuguese
Do you know how is the situation with municippal albergues in Spain (A Guarda, Redondela, Pontevedra, Padrón)? After reading this forum, I decided to book some privite albergues - especially in Portugal, because of closing the municipal ones.
I plan to start my route from Porto on Thursday.
 

anthikes

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP > SdC
2018 Porto > SdC
2019 Sevilla > SdC
I am in two minds about where to go from Caminha. Is the route through Vigo worth the big hike thru the city? I read it's not particularly pleasant. l have been to Vigo so won't be missing out if I headed up to Tui.

Any thoughts on which way to go?
 

Albert_Hadacek

Young Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
Portugues - 2015
Norte - 2016, 2020
Frances - 2018
I am in two minds about where to go from Caminha. Is the route through Vigo worth the big hike thru the city? I read it's not particularly pleasant. l have been to Vigo so won't be missing out if I headed up to Tui.

Any thoughts on which way to go?
I walked through the Vigo several years ago and as its quite a big city you walk mostly along some road... Definitely one of the more tedious walks...
 

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
I am in two minds about where to go from Caminha. Is the route through Vigo worth the big hike thru the city? I read it's not particularly pleasant. l have been to Vigo so won't be missing out if I headed up to Tui.

Any thoughts on which way to go?
It was much nicer than I expected, and you don’t have to go into Vigo itself. On the day into Vigo I preferred the inland route (with views), much more than staying next to the coast, which I did the first time, and which IS all road walking in suburbia. Leaving Vigo is really nice, as you spend most of the day up in the forests on a cycle track, with fantastic views, until you eventually go down again into Redondela.
 

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