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Tomwolfe007

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Camino(s) past & future
Plata
Support and positivity needed! Im pretty introverted so I’m shocked I’m even doing this and until recently I didn’t even know the camino existed but I believe the camino found me and that it will direct me towards happiness. I am currently in Oviedo visiting a friend and I have a cheap flight to Seville on Sunday. I thought about doing the plata route but I’m worried it’s too late in the season and too long of a trek so I’m thinking of hiking from Seville to Zafra(or farther) , then bus to Astorga and then from there hike to Santiago. Is that a good idea? Or is it frowned upon to start and pick up somewhere else? My flight was only 40$ so I could forego it and just start in Oviedo or somewhere else instead but I’ve never been to southern Spain so maybe I just as well start there. Thoughts for an uplifting route? I’m 28, fit and thinking 20-30 days. I am a bit worried about being too cold but I’m prepared for that.
 

C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
Is that a good idea? Or is it frowned upon to start and pick up somewhere else
Sounds like a fine idea to me. There is no frowning at all, except maybe by people who are jealous of your opportunity. Be prepared with layers for any weather, and enjoy yourself!
 

OzAnnie

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
'CP, Frances,Norte,Salv/prim;Le puy, Inglés, CDM, Invierno, Fin/Mux, Vdlp 2019>Táb/ Prt Levante 2020
Sounds like a great plan.
There are no rules about where to start !
Just be aware that if you want to pick up your Compostela in Santiago ; that you obtain 2,daily sellos from 100k out if walking.
I think for an introverted pilgrim you are showing a lot of adventurous spirit and I’d go with it !
Buen camino
Annie
 

gypsy9

Active Member
Agreed, no frowns! Another idea if you wanted to begin pronto...begin in Oviedo and continue on to Finesterre and Muxia and then return on foot to Santiago de compostella—it’s a beautiful Way and no breaking your journey...and rest days by the coast...whatever you decide—enjoy the adventure and Camino!!
 

henrythedog

Loved and fed by David
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2017, 2018, 2019, Ingles 2018, (Madrid 2019 partial - retired hurt!) (more planned)
Support and positivity needed! Im pretty introverted so I’m shocked I’m even doing this and until recently I didn’t even know the camino existed but I believe the camino found me and that it will direct me towards happiness. I am currently in Oviedo visiting a friend and I have a cheap flight to Seville on Sunday. I thought about doing the plata route but I’m worried it’s too late in the season and too long of a trek so I’m thinking of hiking from Seville to Zafra(or farther) , then bus to Astorga and then from there hike to Santiago. Is that a good idea? Or is it frowned upon to start and pick up somewhere else? My flight was only 40$ so I could forego it and just start in Oviedo or somewhere else instead but I’ve never been to southern Spain so maybe I just as well start there. Thoughts for an uplifting route? I’m 28, fit and thinking 20-30 days. I am a bit worried about being too cold but I’m prepared for that.
You’ve got plenty of time.

Just find Santiago on a map and start walking towards it, it’s the original tradition which clearly predates all the ‘you must do that, you must not do the other’ nonsense.

You’ll have a great time and a truly original experience.
 

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