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Michalcz

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2018
Ahoj,
im on camino frances, just few days before Leon. I think abou from Leon continue on camino del salvador to Oviedo and camino Primitivo. But more days mean more money for albergues and food. So i have question, how much is it different unlike frances? Is it better, specially mean society? Is it more adventure? Im little bored here, it started be routine.

Thank you!
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
Ahoj,
im on camino frances, just few days before Leon. I think abou from Leon continue on camino del salvador to Oviedo and camino Primitivo. But more days mean more money for albergues and food. So i have question, how much is it different unlike frances? Is it better, specially mean society? Is it more adventure? Im little bored here, it started be routine.

Thank you!
I did the Frances to León, then the Salvador to Oviedo and then connected to the Norte at Avilés.
The Salvador is more difficult and solitary than the Frances. I did it in 5 days, with the third day being very long and tough.
Forum member @Elle Bieling has an excellent guide to the Salvador.


I used the Wisely app for GPS.
 

Michalcz

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2018
Well in fact, i feel on frances very anonym and alone. I meet some people with we was talking sometimes in albergue when we meet again, but from society, thats all.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2006) Portugues(2013) San Salvador (2017) Ingles (2019)
Well in fact, i feel on frances very anonym and alone. I meet some people with we was talking sometimes in albergue when we meet again, but from society, thats all.
I know from the Salvador that you will not meet too many pilgrims. You will have wonderful countryside. If you need people, stick with the Frances, and try to reach out to others. Maybe they need you!
 

Beeman

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo,2017,Argonne and salvador,sept.2019
Well in fact, i feel on frances very anonym and alone. I meet some people with we was talking sometimes in albergue when we meet again, but from society, thats all.
I did the primitive in 2017 and loved it. If I would do it again, I would start in Leon. This September I am doing the Salvador after walking the Argonne from Lesser. Asturias and Galicia have Seattle weather,so be prepared for cool weather and take a sleeping bag. Bueno Camino.
 

Beeman

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo,2017,Argonne and salvador,sept.2019
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camino07

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances x5, Portuguese VdlP12, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP 17,Madrid18Norte
I have found the Primitivo to be a very friendly Camino with enough pilgrims to get to know and have, both times ,made great friends with whom I'm still in contact. Although I prefer to walk alone during the day.
 

Lirsy

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo, Norte, Francés, Volunteer Hospitalero.
I love the combination Frances + Salvador + Primitivo.

You will be surprised by the decrease in the number of pilgrims! Anyway, in this season, there will be a very reasonable number of pilgrims.

The spirit in those two ways is much better than in the Camino Frances.

Just in case you do not know, you can buy the credential for "El Salvador" at the albergue Las Carbajalas in León and in Oviedo you will receive a special "Compostela" for the Camino del Salvador ("La Salvadorana").

Buen Camino & Ultreia
 

Michael-FL

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portugues (2017)
Frances/Salvador/Primitivo (2021)
I love the combination Frances + Salvador + Primitivo.

You will be surprised by the decrease in the number of pilgrims! Anyway, in this season, there will be a very reasonable number of pilgrims.

The spirit in those two ways is much better than in the Camino Frances.

Just in case you do not know, you can buy the credential for "El Salvador" at the albergue Las Carbajalas in León and in Oviedo you will receive a special "Compostela" for the Camino del Salvador ("La Salvadorana").

Buen Camino & Ultreia
This “hybrid route” of Frances/Salvador/Primitivo is the route I am planning to walk with my brother and friends in 2021. Just not sure on time of year yet. Weather is a factor. Thanks for the review. 👍
 

trecile

Camino Addict
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2 - 2016 & 2017, El Norte - Irun to Vilalba 2018
This “hybrid route” of Frances/Salvador/Primitivo is the route I am planning to walk with my brother and friends in 2021. Just not sure on time of year yet. Weather is a factor. Thanks for the review. 👍
I started on the Salvador on June 6th - just as a mini heatwave hit the Frances. Going up into the mountains kept me cooler than my Camino friends who continued on the Frances.
 

Michael-FL

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminho Portugues (2017)
Frances/Salvador/Primitivo (2021)
I started on the Salvador on June 6th - just as a mini heatwave hit the Frances. Going up into the mountains kept me cooler than my Camino friends who continued on the Frances.
Think cool thoughts and Buen Camino!
 

AneMur

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Portugues, Fisterra
Im in Olivedo now, just finished San Salvador. Tomorrow I continue on Primitivo.
San Salvador is very beautiful its more challenging and much less people than Frances. I loved it!! Be careful to inform yourself about where there are suplies... A lot of villages have nothing...
 

brian560

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, VdlP 2016, Fishermans Walk, Sultan's Trail (2017), Portugese and el Norte (2018)
I love the combination Frances + Salvador + Primitivo.

You will be surprised by the decrease in the number of pilgrims! Anyway, in this season, there will be a very reasonable number of pilgrims.

The spirit in those two ways is much better than in the Camino Frances.

Just in case you do not know, you can buy the credential for "El Salvador" at the albergue Las Carbajalas in León and in Oviedo you will receive a special "Compostela" for the Camino del Salvador ("La Salvadorana").

Buen Camino & Ultreia
You can also get your Salvador compostella from the public albergue in Oviedo
 

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