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Portugese way with 2 kids (3 and 4 yo)

DumbriFamily

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October 2022
Hello, everyone!

In November we walked the Portugese central route with our 2 kids, which was an absolutely amazing experience and an endurance test for both kids and us (for example, bringing a sleeping baby in carriage up a mountain :D )
We want to share our story which consists of 2 videos. I hope somebody who wants to do the way with kids finds inspiration in our videos.
1st part (in Portugal) -
2nd part (in Spain) -
 
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Not the best weather, but definitely the best attitude! Congratulations to you and your children on this amazing journey.
 

jeanineonthecamino

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You are brave! I didn't know about the Camino when my kids were little, but I wish I could have done one with them! Perhaps not quite that young - but I think my boys would have loved it when they were about 6-10 years old.
 

DumbriFamily

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You are brave! I didn't know about the Camino when my kids were little, but I wish I could have done one with them! Perhaps not quite that young - but I think my boys would have loved it when they were about 6-10 years old.
3 and 4 years also seemd to be a good time, as they are amazed by everything and are not bothered by, for example, rain.
 

dd581

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What a timing! Great ressource for information and inspiration. Thank you so much!
My wife is from Latvia, as you are, and I met her on one of our Caminos. Now I am planning to do one of the Caminos together with our son, who is soon two years old, at some point later this year.
I will let my wife consume the information! :D How many kms did you do per day with the little ones?
 
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DumbriFamily

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October 2022
What a timing! Great ressource for information and inspiration. Thank you so much!
My wife is from Latvia, as you are, and I met her on one of our Caminos. Now I am planning to do one of the Caminos together with our son, who is soon two years old, at some point later this year.
I will let my wife consume the information! :D How many kms did you do per day with the little ones?
That's a great plan! We did 16-17kms a day on average, the longest was 27km. We also did 2 rest days (sort of) with only 4kms each.
 

dd581

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Thank you! How about the kids' motivation? Was it getting better with time or did it decline?
Personally, I would love to walk longer than a week to get into the groove and hope it's not getting to boring for the kids.
 

DumbriFamily

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Thank you! How about the kids' motivation? Was it getting better with time or did it decline?
Personally, I would love to walk longer than a week to get into the groove and hope it's not getting to boring for the kids.
It was definitely better - in the first day (which was obviously too long) their legs were hurting a bit, so we took it easy for the next few days. In the end I had a feeling they can walk 30kms a day easily.
For kids their age it is definitely not boring - they find mushrooms, rocks, animals, fruits like figs or grapes, and, of course, if they become bored, You can always play the ultimate game "Let's find the next yellow arrow" :D
 

dd581

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Hehe, yeah. I've played that ultimate game with my niece on the Camino Portugues back in 2017, but she was 12 at that time, so it was a different situation.
Thanks a lot!
 
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