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Innkeeper

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Are you allowed to walk/ride sections of a Camino in any order or does it all need to be in the right order of towns/villages
Hope you understand what I mean
 

Barbara

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Frances, Norte (twice)and Primitivo, Sureste, In France From home Tours and Vézelay, also Le Puy.
You can do whatever you like until you get to 100km from Santiago (on foot) Then if you want a Compostela you need to walk, no buses etc, and get two stamps per day, and I believe in sequence....
If you don't want the Compostela you can continue in any way you choose. If you cycle then you need to do at least 200km.
 

Innkeeper

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Where doing it on bikes and foot.
Using a motorhome and decide what to us that day. But will go with the 200km rule to be on the safe side.
Roughly what town/ city is the 200km mark on the French way from the Cathedral
 

Barbara

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Frances, Norte (twice)and Primitivo, Sureste, In France From home Tours and Vézelay, also Le Puy.
Ok, are you taking turns to walk or bike? Because if so you don't qualify for a Compostela as you will only have done half of the distance. If you have a third person as driver then no problem.
The answer to your question is probably Ponferrada but you will need to check this against a guide. Would be a good idea to get one anyway as this would answer most of your questions, and give you a good idea where you could join the Camino, as long as it has reasonable maps.
You can just walk or ride without doing the stamps, and not collecting a Compostela. If you have a support vehicle please don't stay in pilgrim hostels and deprive a tired walker of their rest.
 

Innkeeper

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Ok, are you taking turns to walk or bike? Because if so you don't qualify for a Compostela as you will only have done half of the distance. If you have a third person as driver then no problem.
The answer to your question is probably Ponferrada but you will need to check this against a guide. Would be a good idea to get one anyway as this would answer most of your questions, and give you a good idea where you could join the Camino, as long as it has reasonable maps.
You can just walk or ride without doing the stamps, and not collecting a Compostela. If you have a support vehicle please don't stay in pilgrim hostels and deprive a tired walker of their rest.
We park up. Then that day walk ride. Then turn round and walk ride back to van. Drive to where we got to and do the same the next day.
The way where doing it would really be double the miles
 

Davey Boyd

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Again, soon as possible!
We park up. Then that day walk ride. Then turn round and walk ride back to van. Drive to where we got to and do the same the next day.
The way where doing it would really be double the miles
I met a couple doing this in France. Though they had a camper van and a little car. They drove both to where the end point of the day is, then took the car back to the beginning, then walked back to the camper. Then the guy would cycle back to the car, put the bike on a rack and return to the camper. I thought it a bit crazy, but it worked. Plus every pilgrim that walked past the camper got free tea and biscuits! They got a stamp along the way while walking.

Davey
 

Innkeeper

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Example today we rode from Castrillo de Los Polvazares to Rabanal del Camino about 14.5km we then turned round and rode back total about 29km. Tomorrow we will drive park at Rabanal del Camino and start our walk ride from there do 14/15km turn round and go back the van.
And no we would not take a bed off some one needing one we would camp first
 

Barbara

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Frances, Norte (twice)and Primitivo, Sureste, In France From home Tours and Vézelay, also Le Puy.
That should work! Have a great time.
 

David Tallan

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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Where doing it on bikes and foot.
Using a motorhome and decide what to us that day. But will go with the 200km rule to be on the safe side.
Roughly what town/ city is the 200km mark on the French way from the Cathedral
In this case, if the Compostela is important to you, you need to either (a) walk the entire final 100 km in sequence OR (b) bicycle the entire final 200 km in sequence. You need to pick one or the other; you can't mix and match.

It always seemed to me that, by the way the rules are set up, walking is as valid as cycling and counts for more, so that if you mix in some walking into the final 200 km, you are doing more than is necessary rather than less. Unfortunately, I have it on good authority that the people giving out the Compostela certificates don't necessarily see it that way. So if, in the last 200 km, you walk 160 km, then cycle 20 km, then walk 20 km, you may very well not receive your Compostela. The person at the desk will first check "Did this person walk the last 100 km?" Answer: No. Then they will check "Did this person cycle the last 200 km?" Answer: No. Result: No Compostela.

That said, Ponferrada is probably the best place to start for 200 km.
 

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