This is the one Camino I never fretted about losing my way, probably because big cities were the difficult part for me. The most can’t possibly get lost day for me, out of 90 days on 9 caminos was actually the Hospitales day. Buen Camino!Will do! I’ll be sure not to mention the wonderful weather, breathtaking views, and well marked gorgeous trails that I saw the first 15 km.
Just crossed hospitales today, after staying at the Albergue at Samblismo, amazing food, breath taking views and luckily didn't get lost!This is the one Camino I never fretted about losing my way, probably because big cities were the difficult part for me. The most can’t possibly get lost day for me, out of 90 days on 9 caminos was actually the Hospitales day. Buen Camino!
Try Miguelin in la Mesa. Berducedo is a bottleneck. It’s about 4 flat kms from Berducedo. And if you start from Samblismo, you’re a few kilometers ahead of the game anyway.Just booked, or trying to book Samblismo for the 11th. Seem like very nice folks. Location could not be better for the Big H.
12th seems a bit more problematic.
There seem to be some beds available. Though you may want to book the day before and day after hospitalers since those are choke points with very limited alternatives in the immediate area.I am starting on 16th from Oviedo. I checked quinta website for today and they seemed almost empty. also checked some others which also had places for today and next few days. Would prefer to just walk and decide where to stop later. Are you finding albergues seem to be all completely full or are there generally beds available somewhere?
Where did you stay in Tineo and how was it?Ended up taking a recovery/rest day in Tineo. Nice place, great atmosphere. A few old injuries started playing up and I was running out of juice.
After fattening up for a day I should be good to go on the 12th. Unable to book Samblismo so have a spot at La Montera in Borres. Trying to book Miguelin or Albergue Camino Primitivo, but haven’t heard anything back from either yet. No worries, ill keep trying to book either way I’ll see what’s there whenever I get there.
Great walk the other day, wonderful views and friendly locals with always a wave or a hello for a peragrino.
Hard to say what is normal but trail seems pretty busy. At least 20 peregrinos that I saw on the trail and many more in Tineo proper. The folks I’ve met are a mix of nationalities with Italian and Spanish being the most prevalent. The Nords, to include the Germans, seem to be the next largest bloc. The only other native English speakers I’ve met w a pair of perrgrinas from the US. Some facility with the Spanish language is highly recommended, otherwise the simple things, like checking if a bunk is available, become very hard, and can be the cause of a little frustration at the end of a stage. View attachment 109011
Thanks, that was where I was looking. Their website seems to indicate that the Albergue closes Sept 30th but that the hotel is open all year. Trying to confirm. Thanks for your help! Buen Camino!It was the Hotel Palacio de Meras. I splurged and stayed at the hotel. They do have a very nice Albergue as well that I would recommend.