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Skip- Tui/Porrino OR Porrino/Redondela?

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Frances 2015;
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#1
I'm finalizing plans for the Portuguese camino and must skip a section. I've narrowed it down to either from Tui to Porrino, or from Porrino to Redondela. I would like opinions on which of these two stages is the better one to skip, preferring less road walking and more nature. Thanks!
 

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#2
I'm finalizing plans for the Portuguese camino and must skip a section. I've narrowed it down to either from Tui to Porrino, or from Porrino to Redondela. I would like opinions on which of these two stages is the better one to skip, preferring less road walking and more nature. Thanks!

I would walk Tui to O Porriño on the alternative route ( not the industrial part ). I was not particularly fond of the area around Mos after O Porriño to Redondela.
 
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#3
If you leap frog over either of these, you will not have walked the final 10o km for the compostela. However, if you are aware of this, then I would recommend skipping Tui to Porrino, UNLESS you are certain to take the alternative route, and NOT the standard route that takes you thought the industrial estates on the road into Porrino. This is sketchy as some of the locals are always vandalizing the trail markings.

IMHO, the segment from Porrino to Redondela is more esthetic that the Tui to Porrino segment. But, to each his or her own.

Hope this helps.
 

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#4
I'm finalizing plans for the Portuguese camino and must skip a section. I've narrowed it down to either from Tui to Porrino, or from Porrino to Redondela. I would like opinions on which of these two stages is the better one to skip, preferring less road walking and more nature. Thanks!
porriño to redondela is all road. tui to porriño is mostly road with a couple of short but beautiful sections through whats left of the woods (careful with teh detours)
 
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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
#5
If you leap frog over either of these, you will not have walked the final 10o km for the compostela. However, if you are aware of this, then I would recommend skipping Tui to Porrino, UNLESS you are certain to take the alternative route, and NOT the standard route that takes you thought the industrial estates on the road into Porrino. This is sketchy as some of the locals are always vandalizing the trail markings.

IMHO, the segment from Porrino to Redondela is more esthetic that the Tui to Porrino segment. But, to each his or her own.

Hope this helps.
I think technically O Porriño is just over 100 km from Santiago (Brierley, for example, has it at 103.2). So if one were to skip the Tui to O Porriño section but still walk the rest, one would still qualify for the Compostela. If the section after O Porriño is skipped, the same cannot be said.
 
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#6
I think technically O Porriño is just over 100 km from Santiago (Brierley, for example, has it at 103.2). So if one were to skip the Tui to O Porriño section but still walk the rest, one would still qualify for the Compostela. If the section after O Porriño is skipped, the same cannot be said.
Be VERY careful about how tightly you try to shave the distance. The mileage tables in the Pilgrim Office computer are based on GPS data measured from the stairs of each town, village, or city’s main church or Cathedral. They are not subjective, and they are authoritative.

In places with no church, the distance from every municipal Albergue is recorded in the tables. They do check sellos if there is a question.

Thus, the Cathedral sello from Tui indicates you walked that distance, from there. But a sello from anywhere in Porrino will be credited as being from the church in the center of town, according to the standard table. This is 99 km NOT 100 km.

The Pilgrrim Office staff do not appreciate or negotiate with “Camino lawyers.” Some would disagree with this stance. But maintaining standards is critical to them.

The distance tables are what they are. I always recommend starting at the church, obtaining a sello there, or someplace immediately adjacent if the church does not have a sello.

So, the risk is that you could start from the edge of a city or town to walk the least possible distance. However in doing so, you may have cut it too closely. Often there are several Km from the church or Cathedral and the edge of town.

Again, be careful...caveat emptor...
 
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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
#7
Be VERY careful about how tightly you try to shave the distance. The mileage tables in the Pilgrim Office computer are based on GPS data measured from the stairs of each town, village, or city’s main church or Cathedral. They are not subjective, and they are authoritative.

In places with no church, the distance from every municipal Albergue is recorded in the tables. They do check sellos if there is a question.

Thus, the Cathedral sello from Tui indicates you walked that distance, from there. But a sello from anywhere in Porrino will be credited as being from the church in the center of town, according to the standard table. This is 99 km NOT 100 km.

The Pilgrrim Office staff do not appreciate or negotiate with “Camino lawyers.” Some would disagree with this stance. But maintaining standards.

The distance tables are what they are. I always recommend starting at the church, obtaining a sello there, or someplace immediately adjacent if the church does not have a sello.

So, the risk is that you could start from the edge of a city or town to walk the least possible distance. However in doing so, you may have cut it too closely. Often there are several Km from the church or Cathedral and the edge of town.

Again, be careful...caveat emptor...
I had thought Tui was the place to start for 100 km but in another thread someone corrected me and said Porriño was also acceptable and I looked it up and it seemed he was right so I took the correction. If the Pilgrim Office says Porriño is 99 km I will take the correction again. I am not invested in this.
 
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#8
I would definitely skip o'Porrino-Redondela, and even Redondela to Arcade. The walk into and out of Tui is lovely, as is Tui itself.
 

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