- Time of past OR future Camino
- Camino Frances (2010)
Le Puy Route (2012)
Camino Portuguese (2015)
Euro Peace Walk (2015)
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Rebekah Scott said:
I´m planning to walk the Camino Portugues from Porto to Santiago in May, takes me about 12 days and then I would like to spend about 4 days in Santiago before I have to fly back home and start working again.philipc67 said:What have you read or are planning to read re preparation?
susiemcc said:Thank you all so much for your responses - your guidance and information is fantastic. I shall enjoy searching out the books and adding to my ever increasing knowledge. I think one of the major things that I have gained to date is the feeling of community and for someone travelling on their own that is very reassuring.
I am really enjoying being part of this Forum!!! ......and welcome more advice.
Lemonkid said:It seems like even when it's been crowded, there's a place on the floor or what have you that you can crash right? I don't really want to bring camping gear along the camino.
It used to be the case that you could crash on the floor, but that was stopped a couple of years back. Now, for insurance reasons, there is a limit to how many people an albergue can have inside. It can be quite cold and wet in May for camping as well. But if you can manage enough Spanish etc, you can book ahead in private albergues as Elzi says.Lemonkid said:It seems like even when it's been crowded, there's a place on the floor or what have you that you can crash right?
Lemonkid said:I think the private hostel thing could add up pretty fast.. I'm not sure what the usual prices are?
alexwalker said:Lemonkid said:I think the private hostel thing could add up pretty fast.. I'm not sure what the usual prices are?
Prepare for 15-50 Euros/night. Few in the lower end. And for this holy year, I suppose many of them are already fully booked. I guess just getting in for meals at restaurants will be a challenge. I plan for 2011 in stead.
elzi said:alexwalker said:sorry, maybe there is some confusion here between hostel and hostal. I was refering to private hostels meaning private albergues. Most albergues, municipal, church-run etc will not take advance bookings but privately-run albergues often do. That means you can call ahead and book a bed in the albergue.
JohnnieWalker said:Yes - many local authorities along the various routes are planning to provide adidtional accommodation in sports halls etc. We will see this sign or versions of it all over the place
We are not walking until May but I have bought lightweight longsleeved T and longjohns from Trekmate. (They are a bit mean sized so make sure you buy big enough). I plan to use them when it is cold, and they double up as night wear. I tested them recently and they work well. Make great pyjamas as well as being warm walking. Quick drying etc.susiemcc said:I will be leaving SJPP 30 April - Preparation and gear nearly complete so one last (?) question from me - do you recommend thermal top and leggings and waterproof pants?
If you're leaving from London your best bet may be a flight from Stanstead to Bayonne-Bairritz airport. Then from there a train, or bus, to SJPP