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Marie_pri

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2018 Camino Frances
Hi guys, I walked the Frances last year. But am at the planing stage for next Camino. I wonder has anyone split routes? For example we met two Argentinian ladies that walked half French way and half north. But we did not meet at end to ask how it went. Most interested in French way split with Porto start from Portugal. May need a split caminos heading.
 

bill Burgess

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Hi guys, I walked the Frances last year. But am at the planing stage for next Camino. I wonder has anyone split routes? For example we met two Argentinian ladies that walked half French way and half north. But we did not meet at end to ask how it went. Most interested in French way split with Porto start from Portugal. May need a split caminos heading.
We did Porto to Santiago then Muxia in June 2019. However; wanted more mileage, so repeated the Logrono to Leon portion of Frances in late May then transported by train to Santiago for the night then bused to Porto the next morning. All in all, a very enjoyable pilgrimage of about 400 miles.
 

george.g

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French way 10, 11
Norte 12
Vdlp 13
Levante 14
Mozarabe/Malaga 15
Augusta 16
Mozarabe/Almeria 17
Hi Marie,
It might not be the best choice for a second Camino due to signage, distance, infrastructure etc, but an obvious “split” route would be Levante/Sureste.
Regards
George
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
I did what I called a "hybrid" Camino this year - Francés from SJPDP to León, Camino del Salvador from León to Oviedo, connected to the Norte at Avilés, then onto Finisterre after Santiago.
 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
I did what I called a "hybrid" Camino this year - Francés from SJPDP to León, Camino del Salvador from León to Oviedo, connected to the Norte at Avilés, then onto Finisterre after Santiago.
Trecile, is there good markings/signage showing the way from Oviedo up to Aviles?
 

Caligal

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CF April 4- May 12, 2018
CF Sept 10-27 2019
CP Sept 28- Oct12 2019
C Finisterre Oct 16-Oct 20
I walked Pamplona - Fromista which i walked in near constant rain last spring, took the train to Astorga walked to Ponferrada where today i took the train to Tui walked over the bridge to Valenca and tomorrow will continue the train to Porto, Tuesday i start the Coastal CP to Santiago!! Then on to Finisterre-Muxia-SdC. How’s that for a mixed up split Camino? I💜it! Dee
 

Marie_pri

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Camino(s) past & future
2018 Camino Frances
I walked Pamplona - Fromista which i walked in near constant rain last spring, took the train to Astorga walked to Ponferrada where today i took the train to Tui walked over the bridge to Valenca and tomorrow will continue the train to Porto, Tuesday i start the Coastal CP to Santiago!! Then on to Finisterre-Muxia-SdC. How’s that for a mixed up split Camino? I💜it! Dee
so where did you get the train to Porto from?
 

Isobeljc

Still walking
Camino(s) past & future
Frances “2017”
Aragones “2018”
Portuguese “2018”
Hi guys, I walked the Frances last year. But am at the planing stage for next Camino. I wonder has anyone split routes? For example we met two Argentinian ladies that walked half French way and half north. But we did not meet at end to ask how it went. Most interested in French way split with Porto start from Portugal. May need a split caminos heading.
This time last year we were in the middle of a split Camino.
First we walked the Aragones from Somport to Puenta La Reina then continued on the Frances to Burgos.
Then it was bus to Madrid and the plane to Porto. Had time to spare before we met our friends so spoilt ourselves on a last minute 7 day Douro River cruise.
(Thanks technology!!! Booked by our travel agent in Australia. We communicated by Facebook messenger while walking amongst the vines 😀😀)
We worked out our days and got the train to Coimbra to start walking. Met our friends in Porto and went on our merry way to Santiago on the coastal route.
Had a ball and would love to do it again in the spring.
 
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Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Yes, and I also used the Buen Camino app if I was ever in doubt.
How many days did you take to do that stretch...and do you recall where you stayed each night. I've read it takes 3 days.
 

trecile

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Camino(s) past & future
Francés (2016 & 2017), Norte (2018), Francés-Salvador-Norte (2019), Portuguese (2019)
How many days did you take to do that stretch...and do you recall where you stayed each night. I've read it takes 3 days.
Oviedo to Avilés is one day - 29 km. There are hotels/pensiones between Oviedo and Avilés, but no albergues.

 

Camino Chrissy

Take one step forward...then keep on walking..
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2015;
Norte/Primitivo 2016;
Frances 2017;
Le Puy 2018;
Portuguese/FishermanTr. 2019
Oviedo to Avilés is one day - 29 km. There are hotels/pensiones between Oviedo and Avilés, but no albergues.

Thanks, Trecile, for your quick reply! I'll probably take it in two days. I have a newbie with me and it's our start "right out the gate".
 


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