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Valenca to Santiago in 3 days

Jdanilo

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2018
Hi, I would like to do this route in three days, have somebody tried before? or think is possible ? I really appreciate your comments and advice
 
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Jodean

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That is 118km. Not something I would want to do.
 

jsalt

Jill
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Portugués, Francés, LePuy, Rota Vicentina, Norte, Madrid, C2C, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés, Inglés
Of course you can, if you really want to. A friend of mine regularly walks 45km days.

Welcome to the forum, anyway.

Jill
 
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SabineP

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Hi, I would like to do this route in three days, have somebody tried before? or think is possible ? I really appreciate your comments and advice

Hello and welcome.

Of course it is possible.

We have many members here who have good stamina and can handle making long etapas.
Do search for some posts by @LTfit or @BeatriceKarjalainen .
So it all depends on your own natural pace. And it would be interesting if you gave some more information with this first post to get an idea of your level of general fitness and former walking experience.

Would I recommend it myself when you have no time limits or when it is your first time on a Camino?
No , I wouldn't.
I enjoy a more leisurely pace : need for introspection, time to interact with locals and fellow pilgrims and " smell the roses".
But yes your plan is doable.
 

Jdanilo

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2018
Thanks for your reply, it is my first time, unfortunately I don’t have much time, i wish i have it, Its a family trip but i want to take this days off and dedicate them to myself and be appart of all daily routine and distractions, I’m and endurance athlete (amateur of course) and complete few long distance races in the past I think It could help, also preparing and training myself daily, but I Know this is totally different and has different meaning and environment, I mean no offence or disrespect for anybody I'm taking it the same way as religious and spiritual journey not a race i just don’t have the time right now, I would like to have a great experience and approach to the Camino, that’s why I'm seeking for opinions and advice.
Thanks
 
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SabineP

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Thanks for your reply, it is my first time, unfortunately I don’t have much time, i wish i have it, Its a family trip but i want to take this days off and dedicate them to myself and be appart of all daily routine and distractions, I’m and endurance athlete (amateur of course) and complete few long distance races in the past I think It could help, also preparing and training myself daily, but i Know this is totally diferent and has different meaning and environment, i mean no offense or disrespect for anybody im taking it the same way as religious and espiritual journey not a race i just don’t have the time right now, I would like to have a great experience and approach to the Camino, that’s why Im seeking for opinions and advice.
Thanks


Take a look at Gronze. Kilometres, elevations and accomodations.
https://www.gronze.com/etapa/tui/redondela
Possible etapas could be :
Valenca/Tui to Arcade : +/- 38k.
Arcade to Caldas de Reis:+/- 34k.
Caldas de Reis to Santiago:+/- 42k.
 

Aurigny

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Francés; Português Central; Português Interior; Primitivo; Português da Costa; Invierno; Gebennensis
Yes, it's quite manageable. I'm a middle-aged man with no great athletic abilities. I covered that route in four days in January 2017, but the last of them was a mere 14 km, and I could easily have continued to SdC on day three. The going on that stretch is easy: hardly any ascents or descents worthy of the name and the surface underfoot is solid all the way, a fair proportion of it on roads. I'd stage it as follows:

1. Valença-Redondela (c. 31 km)
2. Redondela-Caldas (c. 39 km)
3. Caldas-SdC (c. 38 km)


My comfortable pace is around 5 km/h, so none of those legs is more than eight hours of actual walking time for me (I always take longer, but I like to stop en route for coffee, drop in at wayside churches, etc.). The only complicating factor might be heat, depending on the time of year in which you do this, but that can be handled by getting an early enough start so as to break the back of the journey during the cool pre-dawn hours.
 

BeatriceKarjalainen

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My stages looked like this:
Day 14 Valença - Cesantes 39,86 km Route at Garmin Connect

Day 15 Cesantes - Caldas de Reis 39,29 km Route at Garmin Connect

Day 16 Caldas de Reis - Santiago de Compostela 43,76 km Route at Garmin Connect

My distance is albergue to albergue (2 first the third is to the cathedral) logged with GPS-watch, I might have been of trail a hundred meters or so for photos or visiting a bar or so...
 
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BeatriceKarjalainen

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Would I recommend it myself when you have no time limits or when it is your first time on a Camino?
No , I wouldn't.
I enjoy a more leisurely pace : need for introspection, time to interact with locals and fellow pilgrims and " smell the roses".
But yes your plan is doable.
It is fully possible to have introspection while walking in 6-7 km/h. The brain does its own work when it doesn’t have to think of what the legs do. And it is also possible to do a full stop and smell the roses. I actually did that on my last camino. I stopped at EVERY rose I saw and smelled it. It was a hassle in the rose garden in one of the towns :) I also interact with locals some interactions starts with them commenting my speed :) Fellow pilgrims are a Little bit harder but if possible I talk when I pass them sometimes I slow down and walk as a drunk for a while. Long daily stages doesn’t mean that we run blind through the day. It is just that our legs usually moves 1,5 times faster than the average walker. But our eyes and head sees the same things and we stop to photograph a snail on the ground, enjoy the church in a village and play football with the kid on the street, say hello to every cow and pat the lovely dogs etc but between those things the legs are fast. I do long stages and quite long days. And I think I see the same things as most pilgrims. The only thing I “miss” is half of the albergues, bars and restaurants.
 
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Stivandrer

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I´ve got Camino plans until 2042,
- or till I fall flat on my face, whichever comes first !!
My boss once stated that it is normal to walk 7 km/h, that is what he always does.
I made a point of telling him that his trouser inseam are 36" and they stump on him ....!!
So if long legs are involved it is may be no bigger problem.....
 

John H.

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CF - 2017
CP Central - 2017
CP Coastal - 2018
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Yup. Totally doable if you are up for it. I did it last year.
1. Valenca/Tui to Redondela - 32 kms
2. Redondela to Calais de Reis - 45 kms
3. Calas de Reis to Santiago de Compostela - 46 kms

I walked Porto to SdC (central route) in 7 days. But I kindly caution you that your feet better be well prepared with tough skin. The only reason my feet and legs were ok was because I had walked the Camino Frances about 3 months earlier and my feet were still tough as leather.

The long days were fun because I wanted to push this old overweight body to see what it can do. However, I found that I did not have the same Camino experience as I enjoyed on the Camino France 3 months earlier since I never saw the other pilgrims I met a 2nd time, which is always fun.

This year I walked the CP coastal route but I slowed down a bit to 11 days.

Good luck.
 
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Jdanilo

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Year of past OR future Camino
2018
Done, what a beautiful and amazing experience, hopping I could come back and take more time to enjoy it more.
1st day Valenca to Redondela 36 Kilometers
2nd day Redondela to Padron 57 Kilometers
3rd day Padron to Santiago 25.6 Kilometers
Really cold and Rainy days which make the journey a little harder, but can’t complain, it’s a blessing being able to get there, thanks everybody for your advice and support...
 

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John H.

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Well done. What footwear did you use?
 

Jdanilo

New Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2018
Thanks John, Adidas running shoes, light and soft only one issue they get really wet and with this kind of weather is better to avoid wet foot, I would say trekking runners will work the best if you want to cover long distance
 

John H.

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CF - [hopefully again someday]
I've tried a few different footwear options on my 3 trips. I like Keen day-hiker boots with a replacement sole that is somewhat softer than the factory option. I am going to try trail/trekking runners next time if weather permits.
 
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