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Trail into Portomarin

Anniesantiago

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#1
Hi. I’m in Morgade with limited internet.

Last week or so, someone posted a map of the two trails into Portomarin; the old and the new one to the left.

Can someone help me find that and give me a link? I’ve searched but can’t find it.

Thanks.
 

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Robo

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together again :-)
#2
On the high ground above Portomarin is a big map on a board. It shows the 3 routes, as the junction where you need to choose.
 

Anniesantiago

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#3
Yeah. I found it. We took the old route. As I remember it.
 

Mark McCarthy

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#4
There are three routes. The new route to the right is very steep and brings you out on the south west side of the bridge. The other two routes bring you out to the south east of the bridge. The leftmost C. Complimentario route adds a few hundred extra metres but is by far the most comfortable route. The middle most "direct" route is shortest but takes you down a very rocky path which is difficult when dry and treacherous when wet. I much prefer the leftmost C. Complimentario route.
 

Terwri

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#5
Took the right hand route, I think, it is steep but on tarmac largely and not slippy
 

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Anniesantiago

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#6
Yeah. I found it. We took the old route. As I remember it.
 

cathn

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Completed one 550 Miile and six partial caminos
#7
There are three routes. The new route to the right is very steep and brings you out on the south west side of the bridge. The other two routes bring you out to the south east of the bridge. The leftmost C. Complimentario route adds a few hundred extra metres but is by far the most comfortable route. The middle most "direct" route is shortest but takes you down a very rocky path which is difficult when dry and treacherous when wet. I much prefer the leftmost C. Complimentario route.
At age 74 I took the shorter path which , although difficult at times was yet another good hurdle to overcome.
 

Robo

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CF SJPdP to SdC
(May 2015)
Alone.
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CF Sarria to SdC
(May 2016)
with my wife Pat.
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CF SJPDP-SdC
(Apr/May 2018)
together again :-)
#8
Took the right hand route, I think, it is steep but on tarmac largely and not slippy
Yep. That’s the old one I think.
 

David Tallan

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Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - central from Oporto (2018 - planned)
#9
There are three routes. The new route to the right is very steep and brings you out on the south west side of the bridge. The other two routes bring you out to the south east of the bridge. The leftmost C. Complimentario route adds a few hundred extra metres but is by far the most comfortable route. The middle most "direct" route is shortest but takes you down a very rocky path which is difficult when dry and treacherous when wet. I much prefer the leftmost C. Complimentario route.
We took the leftmost (longer but less steep and rocky). My knees were completely shot at that point and it seemed the wisest course.
 

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