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Walking Guide -- Lisbon to Porto -- Any Takers?

peregrina2000

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Hi, everyone,

I have been working with Johnnie Walker to extend the CSJ guide to the Caminho Portugues. I now have a complete draft of the Lisbon to Porto segment, based on my walk during Spring 2009. We will soon be posting it on the CSJ website, as part of their experiment with online guides, but I would love to have some "road testing" before posting it.

Is there anyone planning to walk from Lisbon to Porto in the near future? If so, would you be willing to test this guide and critique it for me? I especially could use some help with a couple of eucalyptus forests where the arrows disappeared.

Thanks, Laurie
 

sharon w

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2007
Camino Portugues 2009
Via Podiensis, Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre 2012
Cammino di Assisi 2014
Via Podiensis, Camino del Norte, Camino Frances(Astorga to Santiago) 2015
Aussie Camino 2016
Dear Laurie,
We are walking this route, starting on 5th September. We would be quite happy to roadtest your notes for a guide.
Sharon
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
Hi, Sharon,
Thanks a lot, I hope it will help you through some of the rough spots. I will send you a PM shortly.

By the way, are you planning to use a printed guide? I think that the Brierley guide is the only one in English that covers Lisbon-Porto. I saw a few pages of it and it is pretty sketchy -- no detailed walking information. But the practical information is good.

Laurie
 

sharon w

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2007
Camino Portugues 2009
Via Podiensis, Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre 2012
Cammino di Assisi 2014
Via Podiensis, Camino del Norte, Camino Frances(Astorga to Santiago) 2015
Aussie Camino 2016
Hi Laurie,
Yes we have John Brierley's guide. I've downloaded the CSJ guide from Porto to Santiago as well. I have been reading your postings as we are keen to get as much info as possible on the Lisbon route. We are concerned about the length of some of the stages as we aren't as fit as we were when we walked the Camino Frances. However, I'm sure our fitness will improve as we go along.
Sharon
 

peregrina2000

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Sharon, I sent you a private, but have been unable to figure out how to add the Lisbon-Porto document to the attachment of a PM. I am also pretty sure I have asked for help on this before, but am unable to find the instructions. I will ask in another post and see if I can figure it out. But if you want to contact me directly so that I can send you a copy, you can email me at laurie.reynolds@gmail.com

Sorry about my technological ineptitude. Laurie
 

KiwiNomad06

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Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy-Santiago(2008) Cluny-Conques+prt CF(2012)
Someone else might correct me on this, but I don't think there is a way to attach anything in a PM. (This feature is probably good protection against spammers sending nasty stuff via PM I would imagine....) I think if you want to send an attachment privately, you will need to ask for an e-mail address...
Margaret
 

ivar

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KiwiNomad06 said:
Someone else might correct me on this, but I don't think there is a way to attach anything in a PM. (This feature is probably good protection against spammers sending nasty stuff via PM I would imagine....) I think if you want to send an attachment privately, you will need to ask for an e-mail address...
Margaret
This is correct. There is no way of attaching anything to a PM. Exchange e-mail addresses works! :)

Saluos,
Ivar
 

Maugie

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My partner and I hope to walk the Lisbon to Porto section in October. I would be very grateful for any updates and happy to "road test " your walking guide. Any advise welcom
Thank you, Maugie
 

peregrina2000

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Great news! Thank you, Maugie and welcome to the forum. I am going to send you a PM (private message), which will show up at the top of your screen when you log in. I think Sharon is on her way in the next few days, so there may even be some updates before you get started!

Laurie
 

Howard

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Hello to everyone who expressed interest in Laurie Reynolds' Guide to the Lisbon-Porto section of the Camimo Portugués. I'm very pleased to tell you that the completed guide is now available on the Confratenity of St James website - go to http://www.csj.org.uk/guides-online.htm and follow the instructions to download it either in .pdf format ready for printing and folding into an A5 booklet, or in Word A4 format for you to create your own version. In either case we'd appreciate a donation to the CSJ in return.

Any comments on the content of the guide, and feedback for future editions should go to Laurie; any difficulties with the use of the site shouold come to me, please.

Howard Nelson
CSJ Webmaster
 

CarinaW

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Thank you so much ;-) I will report about our trip and how the map is funktions. Do you know if we can take the bus from Lisboa to Porto? And from were? Is it near or should we take us far aawy from the airport?. Thans once again that you answer my questions.
Sinserly Carina

sharon w said:
Hi Laurie,
Yes we have John Brierley's guide. I've downloaded the CSJ guide from Porto to Santiago as well. I have been reading your postings as we are keen to get as much info as possible on the Lisbon route. We are concerned about the length of some of the stages as we aren't as fit as we were when we walked the Camino Frances. However, I'm sure our fitness will improve as we go along.
Sharon

Hello Sharon!
From were have you downloaded the CSJ Guide about Porto to Santiago? I`going to valk from Porto to santiago 1 april 2010. I wonder if alberges is open at that time.
Hope you can get me an answer about that
Thank you Carina from Sweden in Sundsvall
 

frogeyed6

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I will be walking from Lisboa Sept 2010 with two friends and would be glad to critique it for you. I am currently researching lodging and route information for our trip. Any help I can get would be appreciated. :)
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
Hi, frogeyed6,

I think that the guides online at the web address Johnnie and Howard indicate in this thread will get you well on your way with walking and accommodation information. I know that both Johnnie and I would greatly appreciate updates, he for the Porto-Santiago segment, and me for the Lisbon to Porto trip. There just aren't too many walkers between Lisbon and Porto, in fact I met NONE! Nor are there any albergues. Private accomodation options are plentiful enough, and generally reasonable, and the volunteer firefighters frequently offer floor space and a shower for a donation. The guide will give you all the details. The main thing that affects the "up to date-ness" of my description of the walk north of Lisbon is the fact of some road construction and inevitable re-routing, so I'm hoping to get reports back from the caminho next spring.

I'm happy to answer any questions about the first part of your trip. Laurie
 

ioannisluca

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2007 -Camino Francès (bicycle)
2008+2009 -C.Francès
2010 -C.Portugues
2011 -Via Podiensis
2012 -C.del Norte+Primitivo
2013 -Via Lemovicensis
2014 -C.de Baztan+Francès+de Madrid
2015 - C. del Norte + San Salvador + Francés
I'm planning to walk the Camino portugues from Lisbon to Oporto next July. I got the Brierly guide and the "El Pais Aguilar" guide in Spanish, I bought it in Santiago last summer. But I'd like to read yours, too! :D Where can I see it?

Thank you
Gianluca
 

peregrina2000

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Staff member
Hi, Gianluca,
You can find the text here: http://www.csj.org.uk/guides-online.htm (there are links to several online guides and instructions for printing, either as a booklet or as a word document). This is a service provided by the British Confraternity of St. James, and you'll see a way to provide a donation if you are so moved. If you use the guide, please email me with updates and revisions (my email address is at the front of the guide). I am far from Lisbon now and can't do any updates myself, so I'm hoping that users will contribute to the ongoing effort.

Thanks, and bom caminho, Laurie
 

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