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Sending Stuff Ahead to St Jean

Jeff H

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Camino(s) past & future
It might be last minute September 2017
#1
I would like to send ahead a few article prior to my start of the Camino to St. Jean Pied de Port. This would allow me to carry on my pack with less hassles. I'm staying at a hotel La Villa Esponda but don't have direct contact with them wondering if there was a safe place to use and if there are any documents necessary to post items to St Jean.
 

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#2
I would like to send ahead a few article prior to my start of the Camino to St. Jean Pied de Port. This would allow me to carry on my pack with less hassles. I'm staying at a hotel La Villa Esponda but don't have direct contact with them wondering if there was a safe place to use and if there are any documents necessary to post items to St Jean.
I would worry about my things getting stuck in Customs and not arriving in time.
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
#4
Dunno where you're from but don't try sending anything in to the EC unless you want to spend a couple of entertaining days wrestling customs and more cash than the damn things cost in the first place.

Poles, knives and short-wave transmitters are all readily available in retail outlets and you might want to consider whether, if you don't want to carry it from home why you want to carry it at all ;0)
 

alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
2019- Invierno
#5
I would like to send ahead a few article prior to my start of the Camino to St. Jean Pied de Port. This would allow me to carry on my pack with less hassles. I'm staying at a hotel La Villa Esponda but don't have direct contact with them wondering if there was a safe place to use and if there are any documents necessary to post items to St Jean.
I would just check a small bag ( or box so you can throw it away when you arrive) with whatever your items are. That's what we did with our poles and knives.
 

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C/M: 2016
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C/I: 2018
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#6
If you are presently within the EU, send your items to your reserved lodgings, with their prior approval.

If you are in SJPdP send items to Santiago using Express Bourricot. They offer the best value for price.

If you are already in Spain, send items to another Correos (post office) along your line of march, or to Santiago using the Correos. Check here for complete information:

http://www.correos.es/ss/Satellite/site/pagina-urgentes_cartas_documentos/sidioma=en_GB

As others have said, if you are NOT in the EU, DO NOT send items into the EU. The cost is obscene and the taxes as well as procedures on arrival are insane... You could easily spend more than the cost of the items sent. It is usually a lot cheaper to pay for an extra piece of checked baggage.

Hope this helps.
 

Monasp

I'm a manager of pilgrims office in SJPP
Camino(s) past & future
Camino in 2008.
#7
I would like to send ahead a few article prior to my start of the Camino to St. Jean Pied de Port. This would allow me to carry on my pack with less hassles. I'm staying at a hotel La Villa Esponda but don't have direct contact with them wondering if there was a safe place to use and if there are any documents necessary to post items to St Jean.
You can send your package to the pilgrims office 39 rue de la Citadelle 64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port. We take delivery of and we keep the package happens. But pay attention because maybe you have to pay some taxes
 
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C/M: 2016
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C/I: 2018
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#8
Mona, excellent information. I did not know this service existed. It will help some pilgrims.

Thank you.
 

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