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Walking Camino from Tui - Santiago with a pram?

chezpatrice

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Tui > Santiago de Compostela
Hi guys

We're walking in a group of 5 + our 11 month baby for 6 days from Tui - Santiago de Compostela in early April.

We have bought a new Osprey baby carrier, but are now thinking of doing this with a buggy so our baby can sleep more easily in the evenings, and it'll be easier for getting around. Can anyone advise on what the terrain is like on this route? We're staying in:
Tui
O'Porrino
Arcade
Pontevedra
Caldas de Reis
Padron
Santiago

Is this a particularly easy/smooth section of the Camino? Are there lots of cobbles/roads/woods/uneven paths?

Have any of you done this section with a buggy and can recommend hiking strollers? Or anywhere to rent them? We have an iCandy Strawberry (4 wheels) which is great in a city but we're not sure whether this will be ok on the Camino.

Thanks in advance for any tips!
 
D

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Hi, and a warm welcome to the Forum :)

Here is a site that includes elevation profiles of each stage.

As to the condition of each walking surface, perhaps these YouTube videos might help:

I am sure that others who have experience on that part of the Camino will also give you some good input.
 

RJM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
A few times
There is a set of youtube videos of a young couple walking the Portugues with a young child, and using a stroller/buggy for some of it. That may be of some help to watch.
Here is their blog:

 
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Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015)
Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (2019)
Hi there!
I have not walked with a baby, but that part of the Camino is mostly flat and there is a fair amount of stone and paved roads, which in your case will be helpful for the baby. Remind the parents to wear comfortable shoes though ;)

You will probably be fine, and your stages are very achievable. Enjoy! :D
 
D

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Have any of you done this section with a buggy and can recommend hiking strollers? Or anywhere to rent them? We have an iCandy Strawberry (4 wheels) which is great in a city but we're not sure whether this will be ok on the Camino.

I would focus on obtaining a stroller meant for hiking or jogging. The wheels will aid to the ride's comfort and the wheel base will make it more maneuverable, which will help conserve the pusher's energy.
 

jefferyonthecamino

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Francés (1994) & (2013 - 2019)
Portugués (2015 - 2019)
de Madrid (2019)
Argentino/Inglés (2020)
Hi guys

We're walking in a group of 5 + our 11 month baby for 6 days from Tui - Santiago de Compostela in early April.

We have bought a new Osprey baby carrier, but are now thinking of doing this with a buggy so our baby can sleep more easily in the evenings, and it'll be easier for getting around. Can anyone advise on what the terrain is like on this route? We're staying in:
Tui
O'Porrino
Arcade
Pontevedra
Caldas de Reis
Padron
Santiago

Is this a particularly easy/smooth section of the Camino? Are there lots of cobbles/roads/woods/uneven paths?

Have any of you done this section with a buggy and can recommend hiking strollers? Or anywhere to rent them? We have an iCandy Strawberry (4 wheels) which is great in a city but we're not sure whether this will be ok on the Camino.

Thanks in advance for any tips!

terrain's a bit bumpy leaving Pontesampaio (after arcade), that's about it.
Buen Camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances ('10), Portugues ('11), Promitivo ('13), VdlP ('14), Ingles ('16), Torres ('17), Litoral '19
My advice :)

Carry the baby during the day. Put five backpacks in the pram and take turns pushing it.
 

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