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Virtual Camino Virtual Camino Francés

Simon B

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles and Camino Frances. VDLP Spring 2019
There have been some mentions recently about virtual activities. This has inspired me to start a virtual Camino Frances with my wife and two other couples who have not done a 'real' Camino. We live in Somerset and one set of friends in Essex and the other in Cornwall. We will virtually arrive in SJPP tomorrow and start our virtual Camino on Wednesday. I am the 'team leader' and will use daily emails to coordinate. Couples will walk each day any distance they wish I will then take an average and mark our progress in the Brierley Guide - probably not to coincide with a virtual albergue but never mind we will stay in the closest one. I can spice things up by adding a commentary and photographs from my real Camino in 2016. This will provide us with some distraction in these difficult days. And to give us something to look forward to we plan to visit SJPP, when travel restrictions are over, and drive along the Camino to SDC to collect our virtual compostellas - and if I can persuade my friends we will walk to Finisterre.

Buen Virtual Camino and I hope you all stay safe.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Completed one 550 Miile and six partial caminos
There have been some mentions recently about virtual activities. This has inspired me to start a virtual Camino Frances with my wife and two other couples who have not done a 'real' Camino. We live in Somerset and one set of friends in Essex and the other in Cornwall. We will virtually arrive in SJPP tomorrow and start our virtual Camino on Wednesday. I am the 'team leader' and will use daily emails to coordinate. Couples will walk each day any distance they wish I will then take an average and mark our progress in the Brierley Guide - probably not to coincide with a virtual albergue but never mind we will stay in the closest one. I can spice things up by adding a commentary and photographs from my real Camino in 2016. This will provide us with some distraction in these difficult days. And to give us something to look forward to we plan to visit SJPP, when travel restrictions are over, and drive along the Camino to SDC to collect our virtual compostellas - and if I can persuade my friends we will walk to Finisterre.

Buen Virtual Camino and I hope you all stay safe.
I am doing the same. So far I have reached Estella.
 

C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
Feel free to keep us posted on your progress! (It is an interesting challenge to promote and document a virtual camino, as I am finding out on my Sanabres thread.)
 

EZdenko

EZdenko
Camino(s) past & future
Ponferada-STG 2013, Primitivo 2014, Portugal 2015, Vasco 2016, Norte 2018, Portugal costa 2019
Thank you Simon for opening this discusion on unfulfilled desires. I've planed to start from home, (Slovenia) and Venice Airport to Irun on the 1 st of april. Then by train by Bayone to S Jean, where I would start the Frances. I've been a few times on the Camino on different routes with my wife and we enjoyed it every time very much. You colul say that we are infected by the Camino-Virus. :) Till now I never had a whole month of time to walk the entire Frances. As I'm retired from last october I was eagerly anticipating this tour. But this time another realy dangerous virus stopped me. Well I hope not for a long time. My avio company did not returned me the money of the canceled flight but a cupon of the same value to use till the end of this year. Hopefully I would try in october. In the main time I will go on a virtual tour like you and maybe we could exchange some impressions. Buon camino! Zdenko
 

Sue127

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
French Camino in 2020
I started my virtual Camino on Saturday with the aid of Walking4fun.com. In splendid isolation but lucky enough to be on a small holding, I’ve spent the days walking backwards and forwards, feeding a bonfire with tree tops that are too small for storing for next winter’s wood burner. In four days, I am now 2.5 km away from Pamplona. I’m amazed how far I’ve walked already!
 

MargieMac

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2016 & 2019, European Peace Walk " 2017", LP Sev. to Salamanca, Portugese 2018, Norte 202
I decided today am going to do a Virtual Camino starting Tuesday after Easter from SJPP. I have walked the Frances twice before 2016 and 2019 so have lots of photos and memories to inspire me. I will use my Garmin to work out my distances but will try to do roughly 25kms a day. As I will have to keep up normal home duties like cleaning and mowing these will be including in daily kms. I will have a fellow pilgrim (my red Kelpie) so I will be safe in early morning walks but unfortunately she lacks a bit in conversation. I will cheat a bit with the back pack weight, a comfy (bedbug free) bed, hot showers and other creature comforts but it will get me away from my uncontrollable fixation with the food in the fridge and the ongoing CV updates. Am signed up/registered for a possible recall to Nursing if the need arises too so it plays on my mind a bit. If I find it not realistic enough I will throw in some of Jeff Crawley's great suggestions (they are so true Jeff).
Am going to start in an authentic way with a 24hr on a virtual couch flight from Aus- just eating food, watching movies and drinking tinto, with occasional naps and leg stretches near the back door to stop legs swelling and clots........any other suggestions?
 

HikerGerro

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Pamplona to Logrono (May 2016), St Jean Pied de Port (June 2017), Logrono to Burgos (Sept 2017)
There have been some mentions recently about virtual activities. This has inspired me to start a virtual Camino Frances with my wife and two other couples who have not done a 'real' Camino. We live in Somerset and one set of friends in Essex and the other in Cornwall. We will virtually arrive in SJPP tomorrow and start our virtual Camino on Wednesday. I am the 'team leader' and will use daily emails to coordinate. Couples will walk each day any distance they wish I will then take an average and mark our progress in the Brierley Guide - probably not to coincide with a virtual albergue but never mind we will stay in the closest one. I can spice things up by adding a commentary and photographs from my real Camino in 2016. This will provide us with some distraction in these difficult days. And to give us something to look forward to we plan to visit SJPP, when travel restrictions are over, and drive along the Camino to SDC to collect our virtual compostellas - and if I can persuade my friends we will walk to Finisterre.

Buen Virtual Camino and I hope you all stay safe.
What a wonderful idea, I was to travel from Ireland next month and walk from Astorga to Sarria. How do I follow your virtual daily walk,”?
Shona
 
Camino(s) past & future
Completed one 550 Miile and six partial caminos
I have now reached Hornillios de Campo on my Virtual Camino. Like many I am not aiming for anywhere in particular in any given day, but count my miles and then map it out. Crossing the Pyrenees , I chose the steepest road I could find to begin my journey. It has got easier and although we are only supposed to be out for a certain length of time, I sometimes stretch it a bit . Therefore this Camino is certainly going to take me quite a bit longer than the real one. Having reached Hornillios I remember a large group of cyclists singing a dishing out doughnuts to everyone.
Every stop brings a memory. Good luck with your journey.
 
Camino(s) past & future
April 25, 2016
There have been some mentions recently about virtual activities. This has inspired me to start a virtual Camino Frances with my wife and two other couples who have not done a 'real' Camino. We live in Somerset and one set of friends in Essex and the other in Cornwall. We will virtually arrive in SJPP tomorrow and start our virtual Camino on Wednesday. I am the 'team leader' and will use daily emails to coordinate. Couples will walk each day any distance they wish I will then take an average and mark our progress in the Brierley Guide - probably not to coincide with a virtual albergue but never mind we will stay in the closest one. I can spice things up by adding a commentary and photographs from my real Camino in 2016. This will provide us with some distraction in these difficult days. And to give us something to look forward to we plan to visit SJPP, when travel restrictions are over, and drive along the Camino to SDC to collect our virtual compostellas - and if I can persuade my friends we will walk to Finisterre.

Buen Virtual Camino and I hope you all stay safe.

Love it! I did the Camino in 2016 as well, left on April 25, 2016, so on that date this year, I started doing a daily walk at home and thought I'd keep track of my kms with a goal of "Walking the Camino" once again.

Does anyone know if there's a online map that allows to you track your kms as you go - ie type in how kms you walked, and it shows were you are on the map?

ETA: I found Walking for Fun site mentioned above and have started keeping track there. :)

Thanks and good luck!
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Currently in Puente la Reina, very quiet out there - much nicer without all those grubby Pilgrims rushing for a bed! ;)

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binhpac

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Camino Frances
2020 Planned Camino Frances
I'm watching Full Videos of this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_qXVVpaxdCoYL3YveKf750Atgxqj2qls

A pilgrim captured all his way to Santiago. 5-hour walks per day (Parts are cutted out). It captures imho the feeling really good. If you want the full virtual experience, put a backpack on and walk on your treadmill. ;)

Or just do it like i do and eating cakes while lying on the couch watching it while thinking about the memories of every village he passes.

If people prefer a timelapsed Camino (30mins to 1hr per Day): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRFjODAj_lrjNDNfYJg2rNF5WsCko4c9J
 
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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Can't believe what a kick I'm getting from this!View attachment 74081
Me too! What username are you on the site? I'm Canterbury Pilgrim. Me and my friend Paula from British Columbia are slowly making our way west just heading out from Puente la Reina.

Where are you along the way - I find some of their metrics confusing!

Ultreia
 

jozero

Been there, going again...
Camino(s) past & future
CF x 3
Me too! What username are you on the site? I'm Canterbury Pilgrim. Me and my friend Paula from British Columbia are slowly making our way west just heading out from Puente la Reina.

Where are you along the way - I find some of their metrics confusing!

Ultreia
I will arrive in Roncesvalles either today or tomorrow! My username is JST on walking4fun.com. Will look for you and never know, may catch up to you and my province-mate, Paula!
 

Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
I will arrive in Roncesvalles either today or tomorrow! My username is JST on walking4fun.com. Will look for you and never know, may catch up to you and my province-mate, Paula!
Brilliant! We'll look out for when you zoom on by! See you out there!
 
Camino(s) past & future
April 25, 2016
Today I'm 42.2 km into my Virtual Camino. I should be pulling into Zubiri tomorrow. I will celebrate by making a jug of Sangria because that's what I remember doing when we were there 4 years ago.
 

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Jeff Crawley

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Currently on a "Virtual" Camino and striding out across Castile y Leon!
Today I'm 42.2 km into my Virtual Camino. I should be pulling into Zubiri tomorrow. I will celebrate by making a jug of Sangria because that's what I remember doing when we were there 4 years ago.
Another one from BC! Are you on Walking4Fun too? Currently at 103km so halfway between Puente and Estella. Going so slowly I earned a "snail badge"

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Smile and wave as you pass me by!
 

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