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Pros & Contras of Camino de Invierno vs Frances

Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2017), Norte (2017), Frances (2017), Portugues (2018), La Plata (2018)
#1
Hi!!

I will need to inform pilgrims about the pros & contras of Invierno vs Frances and I have never walked the Camino de Invierno and I would appreciate a lot your help with this!!

If you were in Ponferrada, in May, and a pilgrim asks you about the advantages / disadvantages of taking Invierno, what would you say?

From what I saw, it seems that in Winter there are quite fewer pilgrims, it will be a little more expensive due to the lack of albergues (average 20/25 Euro / day for accommodation), Winter is about 60 km longer than Frances .... and that's all I know. Do you have any other clues to help the pilgrim make a decision?

If the pilgrim finally decide to take Invierno, any important advice?

If the pilgrim finally decides to take Invierno: Do you have any important advice? Alternative caminos? Places you can't miss? etc.
 

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t2andreo

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances: 2013, 2014
Madrid: 2016
Portuguese: 2015, 2017
Invierno: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2017
#2
You are correct. To your assumption that:

1. The Invierno has LOTS of ups and downs. None are too long, but ALL are challenging,

2. Their are NO cafes or bars between most starting & ending places on the Invierno,

3. Finding sellos between stopping places is like a scavenger hunt. It is very difficult and after Monforte de Lemos, the ‘official’ final starting point if you want a Compostela, in becomes very frustrating,

4. The Camino Invierno was the most scenic route I have done yet.

Hope this helps.
 
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Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo (2017), Norte (2017), Frances (2017), Portugues (2018), La Plata (2018)
#3
Tnx!!

I take notes and I will inform in that direction!!

I would really love to walk that! I love primitivo ... and for what you are telling me, I will love Invierno!! :)
 

t2andreo

Veteran Member
Donating Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances: 2013, 2014
Madrid: 2016
Portuguese: 2015, 2017
Invierno: 2018
Voluntario: 2014 to 2017
#4
Yes, from what others tell me about the Primitivo, that sounds about right.
 


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