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Resource for short distances?

Nancy SV

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Camino(s) past & future
2018
I plan to spend the month of May walking from Leon to Santiago. I have hip problems, so walking 15 miles per day is entirely unrealistic. I can do an occasional 10 mile day, but prefer to keep daily distances shorter than that. Is that possible?

Know of any resources that I can use to plan? The standard segments are too long - so I'm hoping there are some sort of hostels along the way.
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I plan to spend the month of May walking from Leon to Santiago. I have hip problems, so walking 15 miles per day is entirely unrealistic. I can do an occasional 10 mile day, but prefer to keep daily distances shorter than that. Is that possible?

Know of any resources that I can use to plan? The standard segments are too long - so I'm hoping there are some sort of hostels along the way.
Yes. You can use this site

 

C clearly

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
Know of any resources that I can use to plan? The standard segments are too long
What resources have you tried? The site that Trecile showed is very convenient for calculating distances, but most guide books show intermediate opportunities. The popular Brierley guide shows many accommodations all along the route, and you can put together your own daily distances.
 

Nancy SV

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Camino(s) past & future
2018
Excellent! So far, I've just been reading blogs - haven't gotten an actual guide yet. Have any recommendations for a good guide book that would include intermediate towns?

Oh wait - I just read your post again. I will look for the Brierley guide - not sure what my mind read the first time through.
 
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CF 2006,08,09,11,12(2),13(2),14,16(2),18(2) Aragones 11,12,VDLP 11,13,Lourdes 12,Malaga 16,Port 06
I plan to spend the month of May walking from Leon to Santiago. I have hip problems, so walking 15 miles per day is entirely unrealistic. I can do an occasional 10 mile day, but prefer to keep daily distances shorter than that. Is that possible?

Know of any resources that I can use to plan? The standard segments are too long - so I'm hoping there are some sort of hostels along the way.
www.gronze.com is also an excellent resource. You can see where the albergues are and plan.
 

jefferyonthecamino

http://www.barrerabooks.com/ - Guidebooks
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (1994) & (2013 - 2019)
Portugués (2015 - 2019)
de Madrid (2019)
Argentino/Inglés (2020)
I plan to spend the month of May walking from Leon to Santiago. I have hip problems, so walking 15 miles per day is entirely unrealistic. I can do an occasional 10 mile day, but prefer to keep daily distances shorter than that. Is that possible?

Know of any resources that I can use to plan? The standard segments are too long - so I'm hoping there are some sort of hostels along the way.
Walking 10 miles or less a day is fairly common. You will find several towns/villages and albergues along the Camino, not only at the end of each guidebook suggested stage. In fact. suggested stages are just that, suggested and the Camino (especially after León) allows to elaborate your own plan and walking distances thanks to the number of places to stay at etc.

Gronze.com is a classic and easy to navigate despite being in Spanish. Maps and distances are clear and services along each suggested stage are also spot on. But really any guidebook, app or website pretty much offers the same info.
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
Gronze.com is a classic and easy to navigate despite being in Spanish
If you use the Chrome browser it will automatically translate to English. You have to be careful though, because it will also translate many place names. For instance Ventosa translates as Sucker, Cirueña becomes Plum Tree, and Hornillos del Camino becomes Stoves of the Way. 😀
 

jefferyonthecamino

http://www.barrerabooks.com/ - Guidebooks
Camino(s) past & future
Francés (1994) & (2013 - 2019)
Portugués (2015 - 2019)
de Madrid (2019)
Argentino/Inglés (2020)
If you use the Chrome browser it will automatically translate to English. You have to be careful though, because it will also translate many place names. For instance Ventosa translates as Sucker, Cirueña becomes Plum Tree, and Hornillos del Camino becomes Stoves of the Way. 😀
awesome! :D
 

lt56ny

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Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Walking the shorter distances means you will may need to have as many resources as possible to know as many places to find a bed as possible. I would use Gronze, Bookings.com if you really need to find a higher priced place to stay, Buen Camino app and Wise Pilgrim app. They will all give you many of the same places but they all have a few places that the others don't. Remember to stop too soon rather than too late. Have a number the local taxis in case you need to call one. If you can't speak Spanish I doubt it will be hard to find someone to help you to call a taxi if you need it no matter where you are.I would assume that you know your condition and your issues well. I would also assume that pain can rear its ugly head at any moment. When you arrive at night ask about a number of the local taxi service. Since you are not walking far you will have it on hand in case you need it the next day.
 

JamesVT

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2019
I plan to spend the month of May walking from Leon to Santiago. I have hip problems, so walking 15 miles per day is entirely unrealistic. I can do an occasional 10 mile day, but prefer to keep daily distances shorter than that. Is that possible?

Know of any resources that I can use to plan? The standard segments are too long - so I'm hoping there are some sort of hostels along the way.
You will find it easy and simple to walk shorter distances. There is no need or requirement to walk the ”sections” that are identified in guidebooks. Use the Brierley guide and Booking.com or other guides and booking sites that list out the many towns and sleeping possibilities. Short segments will be easy to identify and book in advance if you want. An additional possibility is to use a bag transport service to keep the weight down that you carry while walking. A final thought is to make use of hiking poles that take weight off your hips and knees and provide improved balance.
 

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