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Walking the Camino Ingles Solo In February or March

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Eliza.c

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2018-2020
Camino Ingles 2020
I would like to walk the Camino Ingles sometime in between mid Feb and mid March. I have a few questions if anyone would be kind enough to advise:
Am I likely to meet a few other pilgrims along the way? Although I want to walk on my own for some headspace I don’t want to feel too isolated.
I have walked most of the Frances with friends and thought I could do that solo, but not sure about the Ingles out of season - would it be more advisable for me to walk part of the Frances or Portuguese...
Will plenty of albergues, restaurants and bars be open along the way and if they are empty or closed will there be hotels or hostels I can stay in.
And finally will there be bag transfer available in case I need a day or two without my bag?
You probably think if I am that worried about everything I should stay at home 🤨 but maybe it’s a case of feel the fear and do it anyway ... 💪🥾
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
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Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

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Hi and welcome to the forum @Eliza.c ,

You might meet some other pilgrims, as the CI is increasing rapidly in popularity but you should also be prepared to be occasionally alone.
I walked it, in bits and pieces, now several times and always alone, and would do so also in February/March.
The Xunta albergues will be open, plus some of the pensions in the bigger places like Pontedeume and Ferrol, same for bars/restaurants, those that cater to the locals will be open.
Bag transport will be difficult, the usual services start normally around Easter on that route, but in emergency, you could send it always ahead by taxi.

Hope that helps,

BC SY
 

jsalt

Jill
Camino(s) past & future
Portugués, Francés, Le Puy, Rota Vicentina, Soulac, Norte, Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo, Aragonés
Am I likely to meet a few other pilgrims along the way? Although I want to walk on my own for some headspace I don’t want to feel too isolated.
Hi, I start walking from Ferrol on 10 Feb. If that’s not too early in Feb you are welcome to join me. We don’t have to stay together if we don’t get on! I also like walking alone, but it’s nice to know there’s a kindred spirit ahead or behind, and to share a vino tinto with in the evening.

https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/camino-ingles-in-february.65705/

Jill
 

Eliza.c

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2018-2020
Camino Ingles 2020
Thank you Jill
That is really kind of you - I will check dates/flights and be in touch if they match. Like you say it’s good to know someone else who is on the Way.
Liz
 

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