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Suggestions: 1-week camino with mom and aunt

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#1
Hi everyone!

I've done Cf and CP with my husband, and now I have Norte and Lebaniego on my personal list.

However, talking to my mom, she said she would like to walk the camino with me and one of my aunties. I'm in my late 30s, quite fit, and they are on their 60s, not sedentary, but probably not in shape to go more than 15-20km/day.

They mentioned they would love if I could find a one-week route to Santiago, not too hilly, where they would not worry about accomodation. They are open to albergues, privates, hotels... (I get the sensation a private bathroom would be highly appreciated by them, so we may end up sticking to the private places). They are also not fussy about food, weather or landscape, except for the amentioned hill issue. And they really wanted to have the "camino feelings" - seeing many other pilgrims would probably be more interesting than seeing none other.

Having done CP and CF, I thought Tui-Santiago could be a good option. But I was wondering if I could use the time to go through a new route for myself. Maybe Primitive from Lugo? Ingles? Norte from Vilalba?

Suggestions highly appreciated!
 
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martyseville

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
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#2
Did you consider the Ingles?

Can be done in that time frame. And would get 'Compostela' or 'Certificate.'

Only a few good hills. The one out of Pontedeume is little steep.

Since they changed the route, you will not have to worry about the famous one after Bar Julia.

Many options for places to stay along the route.
 
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Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#3
Did you consider the Ingles?
I never seriously considered the Ingles before, but would like to do it one day. Do you believe it is a nice option for a first camino, as it will be my mom and aunt's first walk?

Certainly fits in the time frame. What about the "caminoness" of meeting pilgrims, stopping at places and having menu del dia, seeing churches? I believe they would like to feel like they are part of a bigger group, so I would not like to take them to the more solitary routes. How is the Ingles in that aspect?
 

Jan_D

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
#4
Is it really important that they get to Santiago? I walked with my mom from Pamplona to Burgos, and she absolutely loved it! Nice mix of landscapes and experiences, lots of pilgrims, and definitely that 'camino feeling'. She had such a good time she's since come back for more...

(p.s. last year we walked together for two weeks on the Norte - I personally love the Norte, but my mom felt it lacked that 'camino feeling' she'd experienced on our first trip. The north coast is very popular with Spanish tourists, so the camino experience is much more 'diluted'. We hardly saw another pilgrim during the day).
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#5
Is it really important that they get to Santiago?
Yes, they would really like to finish there, hug the saint and attend the mass at the cathedral.
I agree with you there are a lot of amazing stages along the trail, but this time going to SdC would make them really happy :)

Thanks for the comments about the Norte, did you walk the last part of it? Is it good?
 

Via2010

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
06/07 & 12 Camino Francés, 08-10 Via de la Plata, 13/14 & 17 Camino Portugués, 18 Camino Primitivo
#6
How about the Camino de Fisterra. Either from Santiago to Fisterra/Muxía or the other way round (depending on wheter they want to obtain a compostela or any of the other certificates)?

It can be devided in sections of 15-20 km.

Other options are the Portugues from Tui or the Sanabres from Ourense.

BC
Alexandra
 

as gaillimh

Veteran Member
#7
Hi everyone!

I've done Cf and CP with my husband, and now I have Norte and Lebaniego on my personal list.

However, talking to my mom, she said she would like to walk the camino with me and one of my aunties. I'm in my late 30s, quite fit, and they are on their 60s, not sedentary, but probably not in shape to go more than 15-20km/day.

They mentioned they would love if I could find a one-week route to Santiago, not too hilly, where they would not worry about accomodation. They are open to albergues, privates, hotels... (I get the sensation a private bathroom would be highly appreciated by them, so we may end up sticking to the private places). They are also not fussy about food, weather or landscape, except for the amentioned hill issue. And they really wanted to have the "camino feelings" - seeing many other pilgrims would probably be more interesting than seeing none other.

Having done CP and CF, I thought Tui-Santiago could be a good option. But I was wondering if I could use the time to go through a new route for myself. Maybe Primitive from Lugo? Ingles? Norte from Vilalba?

Suggestions highly appreciated!

Lugo to santiago or last 100 of Norte. You are more experienced than most so called experts and 20km nice walking so go for it
 

Jan_D

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
#8
Yes, they would really like to finish there, hug the saint and attend the mass at the cathedral.
I agree with you there are a lot of amazing stages along the trail, but this time going to SdC would make them really happy :)

Thanks for the comments about the Norte, did you walk the last part of it? Is it good?
For the last 100km on the Norte you'd have to start from around Baamonde, and then join up with the Frances at Arzua for the final two stages.

But just so you know, the Norte comprises only 3-4% of total pilgrim numbers, and it can be very quiet at certain times of year. So maybe they'd prefer being part of the action from Sarria? If I were you, I'd save the Norte for a later date when you can enjoy walking for days on end next to the ocean, which is what makes the Norte so special. The last 100km are inland and similar in landscape to many of the other final stages into Santiago.
 

as gaillimh

Veteran Member
#9
I walked Norte in april this year tough as rained a lot. The last 100 km very easy and interesting and night in Miraz albergue , easy to break into 20 km days and only 40 km on french way or 20 km × 2 buen camino
 

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