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Red vs blue route on the map.

Cycle gal

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Camino(s) past & future
Portugese Route from Lisbon
#1
We are travelling the Camino Portuguese by bicycle. We have arrived in Porto and are leaving tomorrow to continue to Santiago. Our green ‘The Camino portugese’ Guide book shows both a blue route and a red route. What is the difference? Also are the street arrows marking the route still yellow as in the portion from Lisbon to Porto?
 

Cycle gal

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Camino(s) past & future
Portugese Route from Lisbon
#3
Doesn't your guide book explain the different routes? IMHO it's not much of a guide book if it doesn't contain guidance
We have searched the entire book a few times and there is no index or legend for the dotted coloured routes. I agree that this was not the best choice of guide books. We have found other discrepancies in it too.
 

SYates

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#4
Hi, I haven't the guide book before me, but the colours are explained in at least two places if I remember right. One is on the maps itself, when there are two routes they show the name on the side in the respective colour and the other place is on the page shortly after Porto where the different options are explained. I used that same guide last year in September and found it very good. Buen Camino, SY
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Camino Inglés 2018

Now: http://egeria.house/
#5
Ok, I have the guide book now before me ;-)

Page 82 explains the different routes.

And yes, the arrows to Santiago are yellow, on all routes, the blue arrows you come sometimes across lead to Fatima.

Problem solved?

Buen Camino, SY
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#6
Are you talking about the Wise Pilgrim guide book? I just received mine for the Camino del Norte, and have only lightly perused it, but have the same question about red and blue trails.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#8
@trecile Have a look at page 65 ;-)

Buen Camino, SY
I see that, but prior to page 65 are the map pages at the beginning of the book with red and blue paths and even a yellow one? I think that the author should have indicated on the first couple of pages of the book that the blue path is the main Camino route, and the red paths are alternates.
 

Cycle gal

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Portugese Route from Lisbon
#9
Ok, I have the guide book now before me ;-)

Page 82 explains the different routes.

And yes, the arrows to Santiago are yellow, on all routes, the blue arrows you come sometimes across lead to Fatima.

Problem solved?

Buen Camino, SY
Thank you so much. Very helpful. We arrived in Fao just keeping the ocean on our left and using the Camino signs.
 


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