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Suggestions for Camino in 3rd week January 2019 : Primitivo from Lugo ? or stick on the Frances from Sarria?

taga_cebu

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues Nov 2015, Camino Portugues Costal Sendo Litoral Sept 2017, Camino Ingles (June2018)
#1
Hi again,

I have an 8 day break 3rd week of January next year. I have walked the Portugues Coastal and Ingles, and havent done a Camino ex-Sarria yet. I heard that the Primitivo from Lugo is a nice short walk. Any suggestions and advises? Inputs would be much appreciated , especially from those who have gone on these routes in January before.
 

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Jan_D

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
#2
Depends on what sort of experience you're after. I've walked various caminos/ parts of caminos in January and it can be cold and wet, with very few pilgrims and lots of closed albergues. For a winter camino, the Frances probably has the best infrastructure, more accommodation options, more pilgrims, and more cafe con leche stops (which will be essential on a freezing Galician winter morning!)
 

Walking Lover

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Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
#3
Hi again,

I have an 8 day break 3rd week of January next year. I have walked the Portugues Coastal and Ingles, and havent done a Camino ex-Sarria yet. I heard that the Primitivo from Lugo is a nice short walk. Any suggestions and advises? Inputs would be much appreciated , especially from those who have gone on these routes in January before.
Definitely the F because there are more people and accommodations. The weather could be brutal in J.
 

taga_cebu

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues Nov 2015, Camino Portugues Costal Sendo Litoral Sept 2017, Camino Ingles (June2018)
#4
Thank you. One quick follow-up: would walking in reverse from Muxia to Finisterre to Santiago be an option or is the route going to be much more of a challenge? I read that you can still get a Compostela from the Pilgrim Center in SdC as the route from Muxia to SdC is a total of 122 kms. But then again, would there be adequate accommodations and pit stops open during that time? Also , would reading the waymarks in reverse be an adequate quide ; if not, what would be the best GPS guide?
I am asking this since I havent walked SdC to Finisterre, and as much as possible I am reserving the walk from Sarria to be included in my planned walk of the full CF in the future.
But if this other option (ex-Muxia) is going to be fraught with safety issues weather- and accommodations-wise, I am open to walk ex-Sarria. By the previous advises, pit stops on the Primitivo ex-Lugo might be wanting in January.
 

Jan_D

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Aragones (2011)
Frances (2012)
Norte (2013, 2014)
Hospitalera (2014)
Portugues (2017)
#5
If you walk from Lugo, it's only 2 days of walking before you join up with the Frances! There are pitstops on the Primitivo stretch, but whether they'll all be open is anyone's guess (although you shouldn't have a problem finding accommodation). Only 108 people finished the Primitivo in January this year - so that's about 3 people passing through each stage per day.. But as I said, you join the Frances in Melide (just before Arzua), so you'll only be on the more 'solitary' path for 2 days.
 

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Kosmos

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino del Norte 2017
#6
Hi again,

I have an 8 day break 3rd week of January next year. I have walked the Portugues Coastal and Ingles, and havent done a Camino ex-Sarria yet. I heard that the Primitivo from Lugo is a nice short walk. Any suggestions and advises? Inputs would be much appreciated , especially from those who have gone on these routes in January before.
This guy did the Camino Primitivo in february, this is the video from Lugo to As Seixas

 

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