- Camino(s) past & future
- V Frances; V Podensis; V Francigena; V Portugues; V Francigena del Sud; Jakobsweg. Jaffa - Jerusalem
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That's helpful. The main thing I need are the routes and preferably GPX files where possible so I can plan my stages.None of them are really necessary. I have walked the Nakahechi and Kohechi routes just using the leaflet guides that the Kumano Travel website offer as pdf files and which you can pick up in print versions for free in Kii-Tanabe or Koyasan. Between those and the Kumano Travel website there is all the practical information that I needed.
Well done! The Complete Map Booklet weblink is exactly what I need. Japanese certainly know how to plan - possibly a manifestation of their desire to be helpful to pilgrims. Happy thoughts are winging your way.Complete map booklet links for 3 of the routes on this page. And a gpx track for the Nakahechi which is the most popular route.
NAKAHECHI Maps Nakahechi Overview Maps are available onsite at the TANABE Tourist Information Center (next to the Kii-Tanabe station), KUMANO TRAVEL Travel Support Center, Kumano Kodo Kan Pilgrimage Center (near Takijiri-oij), and the Kumano Hongu Heritage Center (near Kumano Hongu Taisha). Maps...www.tb-kumano.jp
Find Kat Davis’ blog page or search for her on this forum. She wrote a very complete guidebook to that pilgrimage published by Cicerone publishers.
I have Kat's guidebook. I'm not an 'app' traveller/walker & still like a good ol' fashioned book. I use the paper version at home during planning & have the 'e' version on my phone for the trail.
Well, darn. I have to chose between reaction emojis for this post, when I just want to do this:Complete map booklet links for 3 of the routes on this page. And a gpx track for the Nakahechi which is the most popular route.
I too was hoping to go at least somewhere but current indications are the Australian Government won't open our international border for general travel this year. Apart from health issues, the idea being to encourage us to holiday (& spend...) at home to assist our economy to bounce back.Well, I have raised my face mask to find out if it is safe to leave my bedroom, which has been my survival ark for many days now. It looks promising! The white dove has returned safely with a worm in its mouth, so the world must be getting okay again and I can start to plan to see more of it. The Schengen Zone is reopening.
The KK maybe next year for me, alas, but Europe or even Israel is not so crazy for late this year, even if it is in late autumn or winter. I will start to work on it in a couple of weeks. The only drama for me is when the Australian government will relax mandatory quarantine requirements for incoming travellers.
Anyway, I hope you have all coped with the situation and can start to resume your own travels ASAP.
Yep...I hear you...I too am concerned about shunting everything back a year; so many trails, so much world, so little time...& even less time taking capability into consideration.If the Aus/NZ bubble comes about, have a look at the Te Araroa trail. I found out about it by chance when sitting next to a Dutch guy on a flight from NZ a couple of years ago. He was a thin as a rake with a straggly beard and somewhat weather-beaten; and mentioned in passing that he had just finished the Te Araroa trail and was going home.
I had never heard of it, so we chatted and (not to be outdone) I casually mentioned that I had walked the Via Francigena as if it was the simplest stroll in my local park. His eyes lit up and he said "Me too!" So that flight passed in the blink of an eye as we talked about the VF as well.
For Australians, there are lots of long hikes in our country, but (unlike Europe) there are not villages every 10 km, nor cafes on every doorstep, so these hikes almost invariably involve long stages, probably with camping or organised transfers.
I am definitely suffering from cabin fever - and, no longer being a downy faced youth, it is a big deal for me if I miss one of my remaining years of big walks.
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