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Pack transport available on Arles route?

David Cam3

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Camino(s) past & future
2009 Franca, 2013 Le Puy,
(2017 Arles)
#1
We are a couple in our 60's and have done the Camino Franc in Spain while carrying our packs in 2009, and the French route from Le Puy carrying only our day packs and forwarding the heavy stuff in 2013, and we are now considering doing the route from Arles. We have not been able to determine if there are any organized services to move our packs forward, and are not in good enough shape to carry a 15 lb. or over pack for this route. Can anyone advise on this, and any other aspects of this particular route? We are thinking of either April-May or September-October of 2017.
 

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falcon269

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#2
There is not a service for the entire Chemin d'Arles, but the Miam Miam Dodo for the route provides information on the bagages services available. You can purchase the guide on amazon.fr.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy(2015), Arles (2016)
#3
I've just done the Arles route from Arles to Puente-la-Reina. I didn't see any pack transport companies operating - closest think I saw was a French couple walking with their donkey. The route is much less used than Le Puy and the gites are often a long way apart.

Gavin
 

JabbaPapa

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#4
I've been on the Arles Way twice, and have never seen any such thing.

erm, possibly between Oloron and the Somport, if you're going that way ??? It's the only section where the numbers might be sufficient practically for such a thing to be organised. As falcon seems to suggest, there might be some very local possibilities here or there ... but it's still very much an "old school" Camino and everyone lugging their pack.
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-18
#5
Just trying to think laterally here - are the towns on the Arles route large enough to have taxi cabs? That could be hired on a daily basis?
 

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DanF

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Camino(s) past & future
Du Puy to SJPDP 2016 (Arles to Pamplona 2017)
#6
We are a couple in our 60's and have done the Camino Franc in Spain while carrying our packs in 2009, and the French route from Le Puy carrying only our day packs and forwarding the heavy stuff in 2013, and we are now considering doing the route from Arles. We have not been able to determine if there are any organized services to move our packs forward, and are not in good enough shape to carry a 15 lb. or over pack for this route. Can anyone advise on this, and any other aspects of this particular route? We are thinking of either April-May or September-October of 2017.
 

DanF

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Du Puy to SJPDP 2016 (Arles to Pamplona 2017)
#7
Hello David - There is a service that arranges pack transfers on the chemin from Arles. The organisation, based in Saugues, a town on the route from Le Puy, transports packs for its clients. You may have to become a client, as I did, and I had them arrange my accommodation, but I know they carry packs for their clients who are "en liberté", and they may have something that suits you. I was their client on the route from Le Puy last year, and they were spot-on with the 40 or so bag transfers. Their email is - contact@lapelerine.com

Incidentally, I shall to be walking the route from Arles this year, in April and May, finishing in Pamplona in early June.
 


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