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Walking the VDLP - Sanabres or continue to Camino Frances

jhea57

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Via de la Plata
#1
Hi we are walking the VdlP starting Sevilla end of April 2018.
Just doing the research on different routes once we get to Granja.
Which way is best.
What are the Alberques like on the Sanabres.
Thanks for the advice...
John
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances/Finest September 2013
VDLP September 2016
Salamanca to Santiago/Finesterra/Muxia 2017
#2
I really enjoyed walking the Sanabres route. The hot roman spas in orense are a must. Albergues where very good, along with many other places to stay. Have a look at my blog if you like. www.terryonthevdlp.weebly.com
 

MikeJS

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Francis (2011), Norte (2012), VdlP (Apr 2016). Sureste/Invierno (Apr/May 2017).
#4
If you have walked the Frances before I would definitely chose the Sanabres. It is a good and well supported route.
 

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015
VDLP 2016
Portuguese March 2017
Sanabres September 2017
#6
I have walked both options - first time to Astorga, second time by the Sanabres. I found the walk between Granja and Astorga a bit too lonely and didn't enjoy it so much. I think the Sanabres would be my favourite - although after the solitude of the Via i enjoyed the 'buzz' of the Frances and being on familiar territory. You don't have to decide now - see how you feel at the time. Buen Camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (14), Fin.-Muxia (14), Portuguese (15), Le Puy (17), English (17), Via de la Plata (18)
#8
The Camino Sanabres has some very lovely parts. Please take this route!
Ensure you choose the "walking" routes over the "bicycle" routes for the best scenery.

The albergues are fine, but I suggest you take a warm sleeping bag for the municipals because many did not have heat and/or blankets.

If you want an idea of the route and accomodations - check out my Youtube VDLP video blog from Day 26 to Day 39.
https://www.youtube.com/saradhooma
 

jhea57

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Via de la Plata
#10
Thanks everyone and for all the advice...we will definitely be walking the Camino Sanabres.
I will be using Instagram to post photos and commentary... follow us at johnandjennycamino on Instagram
We leave Sevilla on the 20th April.
Buen Camino
 

Dominick

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Via De La Plata (2018)
#11
Thanks everyone and for all the advice...we will definitely be walking the Camino Sanabres.
I will be using Instagram to post photos and commentary... follow us at johnandjennycamino on Instagram
We leave Sevilla on the 20th April.
Buen Camino
Good Luck! I am also looking forward to your posts; and also deciding which route to take in September/October. Dominick
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Via de la Plata (2018)
#12
i have heard the sanabres camino is curre tly quiet disrupted by the construction if a high speed rail. can anyone shed any light on this? (the decision of where ro walk is still weeks away for me but am interested to know thoughts and recent experiences. thanks everyone
 

Dominick

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Via De La Plata (2018)
#13
Hi,
I also will need to make a decision as to whether to walk the VDLP & Sanabres or finish on the CF. However, the more I consider it - the more I think about holding off on making a decision until I get close to when I have to decide. I think the good thing about having to decide which route to take is that one has two (good) choices - with pros & cons for each, but "it is all good".
I wish you well on whatever you decide.
Dominick
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#14
I'll be following slowly behind you @jhea57 - leaving Seville 26 April. If I can work out how to do it I will definitely follow your blog on instagram.
 

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