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Porto - Finisterre - SdC

EricBerg

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Camino Frances, May 2019
I am still in the planning stage for June this year. Unfortunately for various reasons I only have a small window to walk this year. I had planned to walk to SdC and then onto Finisterre. My question is, is it possible to walk to Finisterre and then onto SdC? I'm aware that I can walk anywhere, but would there be Albergues once I leave the main route and divert to Finisterre?

Many thanks

Eric
 
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I am still in the planning stage for June this year. Unfortunately for various reasons I only have a small window to walk this year. I had planned to walk to SdC and then onto Finisterre. My question is, is it possible to walk to Finisterre and then onto SdC? I'm aware that I can walk anywhere, but would there be Albergues once I leave the main route and divert to Finisterre?

Many thanks

Eric
Not sure if I'm understanding the question correctly. There is a Camino route which has albergues. This means you can walk from Santiago de Compostela- Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago de Compostela. The route is signed in each direction, so you can choose to go to Finisterre or Muxia first. I think the whole loop is around 8 day's walking ( depending on how far you walk each day)
John Brierley has a guide book which covers this route, and if you do a YouTube or Google search for 'Stingy Nomads' they have good information on it.
Hope this helps👍
 
Not sure if I'm understanding the question correctly. There is a Camino route which has albergues. This means you can walk from Santiago de Compostela- Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago de Compostela. The route is signed in each direction, so you can choose to go to Finisterre or Muxia first. I think the whole loop is around 8 day's walking ( depending on how far you walk each day)
John Brierley has a guide book which covers this route, and if you do a YouTube or Google search for 'Stingy Nomads' they have good information on it.
Hope this helps👍

Not sure if I'm understanding the question correctly. There is a Camino route which has albergues. This means you can walk from Santiago de Compostela- Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago de Compostela. The route is signed in each direction, so you can choose to go to Finisterre or Muxia first. I think the whole loop is around 8 day's walking ( depending on how far you walk each day)
John Brierley has a guide book which covers this route, and if you do a YouTube or Google search for 'Stingy Nomads' they have good information on it.
Hope this helps👍

Not sure if I'm understanding the question correctly. There is a Camino route which has albergues. This means you can walk from Santiago de Compostela- Finisterre - Muxia - Santiago de Compostela. The route is signed in each direction, so you can choose to go to Finisterre or Muxia first. I think the whole loop is around 8 day's walking ( depending on how far you walk each day)
John Brierley has a guide book which covers this route, and if you do a YouTube or Google search for 'Stingy Nomads' they have good information on it.
Hope this helps👍
Hi,
What I am trying to do is to walk the Central Route and then at some stage divert to Finisterre first and then onto SdC. Yes, I know that there will be auberges form Finisterre to SdC, but are there any at the point that I leave the central route ?
 
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Hi,
What I am trying to do is to walk the Central Route and then at some stage divert to Finisterre first and then onto SdC. Yes, I know that there will be auberges form Finisterre to SdC, but are there any at the point that I leave the central route ?
Unlikely because you are making up a route! ;)
 
Albergues? No. Small Hostales and other, relatively in-expensive accommodations yes. The obvious route is Padron, Noia, Cee, Fisterra. From Cee you'll be back on an official Camino. You will reverse Fisterra to Cee to continue to Santiago. A reasonable mapping app should find you a route between Padron and Cee and with a little effort you could stay off the main highways but most accommodations will be on the main highways. Google.maps is your friend for finding accommodation on that route, not Booking.

Happy planning
 
Yes, I know that there will be auberges form Finisterre to SdC, but are there any at the point that I leave the central route ?
There might be at the point you leave the central route, but after that you are unlikely to find albergues until you reach Cee. Other forms of tourist accommodation will exist, not necessarily at convenient places. You might get some assistance from the Galician tourist authorities finding out what accommodation is available, and where it is, or you might just search using one of the mapping engines.
 
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Albergues? No. Small Hostales and other, relatively in-expensive accommodations yes. The obvious route is Padron, Noia, Cee, Fisterra. From Cee you'll be back on an official Camino. You will reverse Fisterra to Cee to continue to Santiago. A reasonable mapping app should find you a route between Padron and Cee and with a little effort you could stay off the main highways but most accommodations will be on the main highways. Google.maps is your friend for finding accommodation on that route, not Booking.

Happy
Many thanks
 
There might be at the point you leave the central route, but after that you are unlikely to find albergues until you reach Cee. Other forms of tourist accommodation will exist, not necessarily at convenient places. You might get some assistance from the Galician tourist authorities finding out what accommodation is available, and where it is, or you might just search using one of the mapping engines.
Many thanks
 
The mapy.cz app is great for finding alternative walking routes.

They have two options - "tourist" which tried to follow way marked paths, and "fast" which offers the fastest route.

As you can see from these maps, the "tourist" route from Padrón to Cee follows the Camino.

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Hi,
What I am trying to do is to walk the Central Route and then at some stage divert to Finisterre first and then onto SdC. Yes, I know that there will be auberges form Finisterre to SdC, but are there any at the point that I leave the central route ?
There won't be 'pilgrim' support between wherever you leave the Central Route, and where you pick up the Camino Finisterre route as this isn't actually part of any Camino. (You may be the only one sporting a scallop shell!😉)
Obviously a doable option though.
Make sure your language skills are up to fending off locals trying to tell you that you're going the 'wrong' way😄
Have fun, and Buen Camino 👍
 
The mapy.cz app is great for finding alternative walking routes.

They have two options - "tourist" which tried to follow way marked paths, and "fast" which offers the fastest route.

As you can see from these maps, the "tourist" route from Padrón to Cee follows the Camino.
It would appear to be an option to leave the Central route at Caldas de Reis and cross the Rio Ulla on the Ponte de Caitora and then the Rio Tambre on the Ponte de Seilan. There appears to be ways of minimising the amount of road walking, although around the two bridges, one would be walking on short stretches of major roads. Imagery from Google Maps Streetview indicates that there are well protected pedestrian walkways on both bridges.
 
It would appear to be an option to leave the Central route at Caldas de Reis and cross the Rio Ulla on the Ponte de Caitora and then the Rio Tambre on the Ponte de Seilan. There appears to be ways of minimising the amount of road walking, although around the two bridges, one would be walking on short stretches of major roads. Imagery from Google Maps Streetview indicates that there are well protected pedestrian walkways on both bridges.
Here is one such option using Open Street Maps.
 
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