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Ruta de Lana

Discussion in 'Camino de la Lana' started by intrepidtraveler, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. intrepidtraveler

    intrepidtraveler Active Member Donating Member

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    Has anyone in this group walked the Ruta de Lana within recent (last 5) years? If so, would you be willing to share your experience - accommodation, waymarking, weather, etc? Thanks in advance for any insights into this route.

    The list of available Camino options seems to be getting longer by the day. I am starting to feel like the proverbial kid in the candy store....
     
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  2. Kanga

    Kanga Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    Hi, intrepidtraveler,
    I know exactly what you mean, there are way too many caminos. I have walked only a few days on the Lana. It was part of my journey when I walked the Ebro and connected with the Castellano-Aragonés and from there went on the Lana for a few days to get to Santo Domingo. I have a link that lists stages and some good info. I probably have some other bookmarks on my computer, so I'll check it later for you. http://www.caminosantiago.org/cpperegrino/caminos/caminover.asp?CaminoId=9

    Definitely high on the list!
     
  4. intrepidtraveler

    intrepidtraveler Active Member Donating Member

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  5. intrepidtraveler

    intrepidtraveler Active Member Donating Member

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    Thank you @peregrina2000 for the link. It looks like there is an opportunity for me to practice my Spanish as well as learn about the Ruta de Lana.
     
  6. Kanga

    Kanga Moderator Staff Member Donating Member Donating Member

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    @intrepidtraveler I rely on Google translate for websites in Spanish. Weird results, but I can usually figure out what it means.
     
  7. Isca-camigo

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    Hi I am intending to walk from Benidorm/Vilajoyosa ( they are feeder routes into the main one at Villena) to Cuenca next march, I was going to walk the whole Camino and on to Santiago but decided to do part of another route after Cuenca. The information I could find on this site that is relevant is Bad Pilgrims and FreeScot he has a blog at the top of the Lana site. The Alicante amigos of Camino de Santiago http://www.encaminodesdealicante.org have a free guide with maps, comments on each etapa and it's variants, giving distances, it's quite upto date I think( I have seen a 2016 date on one of the accomodations, which it also lists with telephone numbers), look at the heading 'Other Camino's' ( Otro Camino's') and go on there. Other information I have found which is quite good is a poster on wikiloc called Twin.Astir https://es.wikiloc.com/wikiloc/user.do?id=537934 he gives the route from Alicante to Cuenca, it not so much the GPS route details he gives but the lengthy comments on each etapa and it's scenery and problems such as ranches which have closed access, he gives alternatives.
    It looks a beautiful route, probably the most beautiful part if you start from Alicante is in some sections after Cuenca,probably the gorge if you take the variant to Sigueza and back on the main route the gorge after Retorillio de Soria.

    Buen Camino
     
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  8. intrepidtraveler

    intrepidtraveler Active Member Donating Member

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    Thanks, Kanga. Google Translate will undoubtedly be by my side while I navigate this page. In an attempt to have more meaningful interactions on my Camino outings, I have been taking Spanish classes, joined conversation groups, you name it. My retirement age brain is not picking up new languages like it did in years gone by so having a relationship (codependent) with the likes of Google Translate is still a necessity. At best my Spanish language skills might be described as "still evolving."
     
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    "Still evolving" - I think that's how I'd describe Google Translate too!
     

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