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Starting on July 11th

LakeMcD

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances 15' Portuguese 16' GR10/Norte/Primitivo 17' Chemin LePuy 18' Salvador/Prim/Kerry Way 19'
This will be the 5th year in a row of pilgrimage. We start the Salvador on July 11th after hearing so much about it, and will walk the Primitivo again afterwards. Will post when we can.

Buen Camino
 

dawnie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013), Via de la Platter (2013 - unfinished business here), Portuguese Coastal (2015), Portuguese Inland (2015)
This will be the 5th year in a row of pilgrimage. We start the Salvador on July 11th after hearing so much about it, and will walk the Primitivo again afterwards. Will post when we can.

Buen Camino
It’s a beautiful camino, not many pilgrims either. The hills are fabulous- you’ll love it.
 

dawnie

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2013), Via de la Platter (2013 - unfinished business here), Portuguese Coastal (2015), Portuguese Inland (2015)
It’s a beautiful camino, not many pilgrims either. The hills are fabulous- you’ll love it.
Meant to say, I did it last year & loved it.
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
A total of eight in the past 6 years!
Just beware the looonnngg day from Poladura to Campomanes (Buendueños). Assess your fitness well, as if you chose not to stop halfway in Pajares, the down hill from San Miguel is relentless! I beat up my knee after 20 km of downhill, A LOT on pavement. But it is FABULOUS as far as scenery, and the climbing, I didn't find all that bad. It was the downhill that did me in. If you don't have enough detail, you may refer to my website and day three and day four which covers this standard third stage. I divided the stage into two days, even though I didn't walk it in two days, as I am not recommending they be done together unless you really know you are fit enough to do it. I wish I had made a different decision, as I continue to battle knee tendinitis, 10 months later.
 

LakeMcD

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 15' Portuguese 16' GR10/Norte/Primitivo 17' Chemin LePuy 18' Salvador/Prim/Kerry Way 19'
Thank you all for the well wishes. Our plan is to do the Salvador in 6 days; La Robla, Poladura, Pajres, Benduenos, Mieres, Oviedo. Elle sorry about your tendinitis, ouch!! I have had good response to acupuncture for similar injures.

It will be good to be back in Spain. We took a break from Spain last year to walk the LePuy - highly recommend that one.
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
Thank you all for the well wishes. Our plan is to do the Salvador in 6 days; La Robla, Poladura, Pajres, Benduenos, Mieres, Oviedo. Elle sorry about your tendinitis, ouch!! I have had good response to acupuncture for similar injures.

It will be good to be back in Spain. We took a break from Spain last year to walk the LePuy - highly recommend that one.
@LakeMcD Last fall, I choose exactly those stages. The first two are bit long for the start of a Camino, but I still think it's the best choice because it allows you to split the section between Poladura and Benduenos into two days, and still make it through in 6 days. I also followed up with the Primitivo. I must say the elevation ups and downs in those two Caminos are very significant. Have look at our blog, from September 2018 for a few hints. Buen Camino!
 

LakeMcD

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 15' Portuguese 16' GR10/Norte/Primitivo 17' Chemin LePuy 18' Salvador/Prim/Kerry Way 19'
MileHighPair could you provide me with a like to your blog, mucho gracias.
 

MileHighPair

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2012, '14: Frances
2015: Chimayo, USA.
2016, '17: VdlP
2018: Madrid, Ourense, Salvador, Primitivo
MileHighPair could you provide me with a like to your blog, mucho gracias.
This was my first entry for the Salvador/Primitivo camino in 2018. There should be a link at the bottom for the following day, etc. Buen Camino!
 

LakeMcD

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 15' Portuguese 16' GR10/Norte/Primitivo 17' Chemin LePuy 18' Salvador/Prim/Kerry Way 19'
We finished the Santiago yesterday and will begin the Primativo today. The early mountain stages were magnificent. I was a bit surprised at the amount of pavement and proximity to national highway at the second half of the trip but just as we began to wonder if that would be the norm into Oviedo, we were delighted to be on an old Roman road again.

One nice surprise was just how far we could hike with minimal breakfast ;)
 

Elle Bieling

Elle Bieling, PilgrimageTraveler
Camino(s) past & future
A total of eight in the past 6 years!
We finished the Santiago yesterday and will begin the Primativo today. The early mountain stages were magnificent. I was a bit surprised at the amount of pavement and proximity to national highway at the second half of the trip but just as we began to wonder if that would be the norm into Oviedo, we were delighted to be on an old Roman road again.

One nice surprise was just how far we could hike with minimal breakfast ;)
Way to go! Yes, the day to Mieres is not very pleasant IMHO with lots of pavement. 😕 I also loved the final day in Oviedo! Buen Camino as you go onward on the Primitivo! Ultreia!
 

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