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Route to Samos

C clearly

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Here on the Camino Frances, I'm looking ahead a couple of days. We're hoping to go through Samos, where I haven't been before. I'm finding some confusing information about the route from Triacastela to Samos. Does it involve 4 km of dangerous highway or is it along a little-used road?
 
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C clearly

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Thank you! That is what we will do - turn left and follow the arrows. Our walk is going well and we did 32 km yesterday, much to our surprise.
 

mspath

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I usually walk along the verges of LU633 since some of the path can be swampy. In Samos a pleasant restaurant/hotel with a great menu de dia is A Veiga at the western end of the village. I always eat there but have never stayed there. Enjoy!
 
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I concur wholeheartedly with @mspath.

Just over a couple weeks back, I walked the marked path from Triacastela to Samos with no concern about traffic or moments of confusion over waymarking. Some parts of the path itself were a mess and visibility due to fog was an issue but getting to the road was easy in those circumstances.

Hotel A Viega (at the end of town in the direction you will walk to Sarria) was most accommodating to a soggy pilgrim. The room was 24 euro, laundry was 6. I think I spent 11 euro on a fine evening meal. I highly recommend!

The albergue at the Monastery was open, tours of the Monastery itself will not start until April.

BTW, regarding the next day... I seem to recall a freshly painted arrow pointing up the hill to the right about 1.5 - 2 km west of Samos. I tried it but, after about a kilometer, found no affirming arrows and made my way back down to the main path. Maybe that alternate path converged later but I was not in an adventuresome mood.

Buen Camino!

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peregrina2000

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Hi, C Clearly, your post reminded me to check your blog -- happy to see it's going so well.

I am not a fan of the murals inside the monastery at Samos, and I was not enamored with the rest of the monastery, but I do think that the walk there is lovely, especially once you leave the side of the road after Triacastela. Mspath is right that those kms are not dangerous, but they aren't pleasant. And the view down to the monastery before the descent is very nice.

I have stayed both in the hotel A Veiga and the pension right across the street from the entrance to the albergue, and I think I would choose the hotel if I were to return. The pension is fine, though.

Keep on walking, amiga, Buen camino, Laurie
 
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Hola "C " - I took this route - I wanted to see the monastery and from memory there was ample "off-road" walking space , but yes there are sections that follow the LU633 (Oh I was on my bike). After Samos I again followed the main road until I found the turn off (to the right - north) that took me back to Brierley's main trail. It had some of the most beautiful, quiet country that I experienced on the Frances (this was in September and the leaves had started to turn colour). Good luck!
 

Margaret Butterworth

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On this route, as well as no cafés there are no toilets! In one village you will come across those amusing signs warning you not to "go" in their backyard.
 
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mspath

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Few toilets indeed! There is a bar at San Cristovo do Real. However there are plenty of trees, hollows and hidden spaces off the beaten track. Wherever you go leave no paper trace!
 
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movinmaggie

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2015
Great to see your post. The one regret I had, was not taking the alt route to Samos. Wish you well along the way. Maggie
 

Al the optimist

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Last year I walked the Samos variant for the first time. I only encountered one other pilgrim along the way. It was a delightful and memorably quiet and peaceful walk that started in some mist and ended in lovely sunshine. I have decided that it is now my preferred route.
 

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