- Camino(s) past & future
- Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
By only 3pm we were already 13 people at La Robla today! Methinks there will be a bed race tomorrow!
Yes! I was remembering what was here four years ago - it’s been done up - got rid of the old beds in tiny rooms and made one big dorm (though there’s still not a lot of hot water!!)Room for 18 at the Albergue, no?
It was the same when I arrived at La Robla three week back - almost full, but it quickly thinned-out and I rarely saw other pilgrims en-route, and the albergues were not full either, sometimes even just two or three of us. There was never any 'racing' or overcrowding. Buen Camino!By only 3pm we were already 13 people at La Robla today! Methinks there will be a bed race tomorrow!
You are in for a treat. Poladura to Pajares is a short distance, less than 15, and it is the most glorious part of the Salvador. Pajares to Bendueños is a short day too, also less than 15 km, and it is beautiful in a different way -- green tunnels, small hamlets, some great views over the green countryside. I have walked it that way and felt lucky to have the time. But anyway you walk it, whether the 4, 5, or 6 day version, it is fantastic!!!Thanks!
We have laid out an initial itinerary based on the assumption that the albergues we've chosen will have room. We have also planned to call ahead at Poladura and Parajes for dinner reservations and have been in contact with Sandra at Benduenos about the best time to call her on our way there.
At this point we will keep other accommodations in mind, but we also enjoy being open to the unexpected once we are on the trail.
Ender's guide and other notes/updates we've found on the forum and elsewhere have been incredibly helpful. We're so thankful for the work that these folk have done on behalf of other peregrinos!
Might see you on route!It certainly sounds like the Salvador is becoming more popular. We plan to start out from Leon around July 4. Anyone have an idea of the pilgrim traffic we might see at that time?
Also, has anyone seen annual statistics for travel on the Salvador? I know the percentage of overall pilgrims is small, but I'd be interested to know. Thanks!
Have made no decision on that. Most likely the most days version. I will know more once I am in Spain post Ireland.Hi, Ingrid,
Sounds like you are walking the Salvador this year. Lucky you, and July should be a great time to walk. I think you would really love Benduenos, what stages are you thinking about?