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Tomar to Santiago

Camino(s) past & future
Camino France's 2010 to 2013 2015 2017
Camino Portuguese 2014 2016
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Planning on walking the Camino this July from Tomar I am just wondering if anyone else is planning a Camino? I hope to start my walk from Tomar on the 6th of July would love to know if anyone passing at that stage.? Any advice on places to stay or avoid greatly appreciated. Due to a tight schedule I have semi planned my route but fingers crossed no problems.
 

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surya8

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Camino(s) past & future
Portugues Central, Santarem-Santiago - 2017; Portugues Interior, Sanabres, Fisterra & Muxia - 2018
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I walked from Santaren to Porto in late Oct and even out of season there were people on the route. There is a good hostel 2300 Tomar in the centre of town. Alvaiazere: Albergaria Pinheiro - small one, rooms for 2 people or private ones, stamps to rememer :) Rabacal: go to the private one, at Cafe Bonito, brand new, have a swimming pool. Coimbra: Rainha Santa Isabel, before crossing the river to the city, huge, old and atmospheric. Mealhada: Alb Hilario, check if they have hot water in the dormitories, we didn't but the ones staying in private rooms did. Agueda: probably the best albergue on the Portuguese way, Alb St Antonio. Slightly out of town but worth it, still on the way for next day. Albergaria: we went to A-Nova - avoid as almost on the highway, very dusty and polluted. Stay in A-Velha instead, greener and more pleasant town. Sao Joao da Madeira: we stayed in Casa da Misericordia, donation, not exactly an albergue, huge room, mattresses on the floor. Hope that helps.
Anna
 

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