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Trailer on the Primitivo

Camino(s) past & future
10 x Frances complete, SJPDP>Santiago>Fisterra>Muxia
1x Via De La PLata y 1x Camino Levante
#1
Hi, i normally walk my caminos with my homemade trailers, can anybody that has walked the Primitivo tell me if it is possible for me to do it with my trailer?
Thanks !
 

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Aurigny

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, 2016; Português Central, 2017; Português Interior, 2017; Primitivo, 2018.
#2
I don't believe it is. To put it a different way, if you want to bring your trailer, you'll have to leave the waymarked route almost every day and stay on paved roads so as to avoid obstacles. Not only are parts of the Primitivo muddy, steep and rough, but some of them -- I'm thinking of the trail above Grandas especially -- are at present blocked by fallen trees. To get past these, you have to climb over them, squeeze under them, or jump a stone wall or barbed-wire fence into a nearby field to pass around them. Doing all this with a trailer would, I think, be a lot more trouble than it's worth.
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#3
I walked with two people (separately) on the VdlP and Sanabrés who pulled trailers. One was a solid looking purpose built trailer with wide tyres that the owner said had been pulled all through Europe over every type of terrain, the other a lightweight model that attached to trekking sticks. I was surprised that both seemed surprisingly easy to pull over difficult ground. The wide tyre model coped with everything (although I'm not sure what you'd do about fallen trees), the lightweight one got taken apart if the ground was sticky mud or otherwise too difficult. But I don't know the Primitivo.
 
Camino(s) past & future
10 x Frances complete, SJPDP>Santiago>Fisterra>Muxia
1x Via De La PLata y 1x Camino Levante
#4
I don't believe it is. To put it a different way, if you want to bring your trailer, you'll have to leave the waymarked route almost every day and stay on paved roads so as to avoid obstacles. Not only are parts of the Primitivo muddy, steep and rough, but some of them -- I'm thinking of the trail above Grandas especially -- are at present blocked by fallen trees. To get past these, you have to climb over them, squeeze under them, or jump a stone wall or barbed-wire fence into a nearby field to pass around them. Doing all this with a trailer would, I think, be a lot more trouble than it's worth.
Thank you Aurigny...a very honest and helpful reply.
 
Camino(s) past & future
10 x Frances complete, SJPDP>Santiago>Fisterra>Muxia
1x Via De La PLata y 1x Camino Levante
#5
I walked with two people (separately) on the VdlP and Sanabrés who pulled trailers. One was a solid looking purpose built trailer with wide tyres that the owner said had been pulled all through Europe over every type of terrain, the other a lightweight model that attached to trekking sticks. I was surprised that both seemed surprisingly easy to pull over difficult ground. The wide tyre model coped with everything (although I'm not sure what you'd do about fallen trees), the lightweight one got taken apart if the ground was sticky mud or otherwise too difficult. But I don't know the Primitivo.
Thank you Kanga :)
 

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ksam

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese '08, Frances '11, del Norte '14, Invierno '16, Ingles '17, Primitivo October 2018
#6
....the trail above Grandas especially -- are at present blocked by fallen trees. To get past these, you have to climb over them, squeeze under them, or jump a stone wall or barbed-wire fence into a nearby field to pass around them. ....
I'll be interested to see how the trail is come fall. Hopefully the trees will be cleared by then. And if not, at least it's not in the US where I'd be checking for poison ivy vines before climbing over or around!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
10 x Frances complete, SJPDP>Santiago>Fisterra>Muxia
1x Via De La PLata y 1x Camino Levante
#7
I'll be interested to see how the trail is come fall. Hopefully the trees will be cleared by then. And if not, at least it's not in the US where I'd be checking for poison ivy vines before climbing over or around!!
Thanks Ksam
 

kalavati

One more time!
Camino(s) past & future
May (2014), Camino Frances, SJPdP 28 April. to Muxia
May (2016)- Again,better rain gear
#8
That would have been tricky going down from the "Alto de Perdon", how'd you do that?
 
Camino(s) past & future
10 x Frances complete, SJPDP>Santiago>Fisterra>Muxia
1x Via De La PLata y 1x Camino Levante
#9
That would have been tricky going down from the "Alto de Perdon", how'd you do that?
I am stubborn and i swear to myself a lot when doing it, the hardest part is going up into the Pyrenees and then coming down through the woods to Roncevalles..i have done this 3 times with a trailer.....and try to never use the road..the part going to Molinaseca in the hills is very hard, but i make my own trailers and they are strong. i am doing ok for my age 53, i always walk all the way, and i have seen people half my age getting buses or taxis because they have a blister ot they are bored or have a hangover......here are some photos of the trailer on last years camino Frances https://www.facebook.com/russell.ke...84837371287.1073742094.100006293712666&type=3
 

alaskadiver

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
2019- Invierno
#10
We saw a guy on the Primitivo last May with one of these trailers. He seemed to be doing fine and we saw him in Santiago so I know he made it.
 

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