Impossible to say, but these threads may help give you perspective both on different routes and why it's hard to say what's hard:My question is how difficult is this path compared to others?
Thanks Davey, you've at least given me the trigger to go for it, hopefully next year, if I can slide out of Madrid when it's hot in the summer.Welcome to the forum Dannyboy!
Well, I have walked the Primitivo twice now. I really don't think it is much harder than the Camino Frances. The difference is that the Primitivo is hilly almost all the way, but is a lot shorter than the Frances, which has more flat bits. To me the Le Puy route and the Camino San Salvador were a little harder.
Both times I met children and older pilgrims walking the Primitivo without difficulty. Age range I saw was 6 years old to in the 80's.
With a bit of pre-training walking, most people do Ok. It is a really stunningly beautiful route. You will love it! I think it is my favorite in Spain so far.
Go for it
Hi JennyI have walked it twice - last year and again this year in May - and I am 74. It is definitely harder than the CF but I credibly rewarding and quite manageabl. After Lugo it is a breeze. I can't wait to walk it again
Excepting the Hospitales portion, you can certainly adjust your walking to fit a shorter distance. The infrastructure around the Primitivo has been developed. After Lugo, the path is less mountainous...and ful of options.Hi Jenny
May I ask how many days did it take between Oviedo and Melide? Would you have been able to keep to shorter stages if you wanted to? I’m considering Primitivo but I’m not interested in 30+ k days. Normally I like to keep in in the low 20s. If the terrain is quite difficult, even less. Asking you because of your age and can-do attitude.
Thanks for your quick response. Lots to think about.Excepting the Hospitales portion, you can certainly adjust your walking to fit a shorter distance. The infrastructure around the Primitivo has been developed. After Lugo, the path is less mountainous...and ful of options.
Although hilly, the route is available to every relatively fit person, and quite beautiful
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