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Whats the difference in the routes?

StumbleBum7

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Hi all. A friend of mine and I are considering taking this exciting walk next year, hopefully in May I imagine if thats a good time to go... I was wondering what the differences are in the routes and if they all lead to the same place or what exactly all these different caminos are.

Also is there any that are more scenic and allow for more outdoor stay rather then in a crowded hostel. If possible I wouldn't mind spending a few nights in a sleeping bag in the outdoors.

Thanks to any help you may be able to give, and if you have any questions about what Im looking for just ask and I can try to be more specific.

Ryan
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
StumbleBum7 said:
Hi all. A friend of mine and I are considering taking this exciting walk next year, hopefully in May I imagine if thats a good time to go... I was wondering what the differences are in the routes and if they all lead to the same place or what exactly all these different caminos are.

Also is there any that are more scenic and allow for more outdoor stay rather then in a crowded hostel. If possible I wouldn't mind spending a few nights in a sleeping bag in the outdoors.

Thanks to any help you may be able to give, and if you have any questions about what Im looking for just ask and I can try to be more specific.

Ryan
Hello Ryan,

Welcome to the Forum.

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela, is a pilgrimage route which has existed for over 1000 years across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela where the catholic cathedral is considered to be the burial place of Santiago or St James the Major, Christ’s Apostle. Over the centuries multitudes of pilgrims have followed the route to Santiago known in Spanish as the Camino or path.

The most famous route is the Camino Frances, but there are many Caminos which lead to Santiago. You can read the threads on this Forum for a deeper understanding of each of them. Another useful source with an English description of the various Caminos is the web site Mundicamio. This following link will load a list entitled Routes. http://www.mundicamino.com/ingles/. Click on each separate orange colored bar to load general information about each Camino.

After browsing the Forum and reading about the various Caminos you will probably have many more questions regarding training, equipment, etc. Feel free to ask here for further advice. Past pilgrims love to share their knowledge.

Happy research, planning and Buen Camino,

Margaret
 

StumbleBum7

New Member
Thanks for the helpful links. It looks like some of the routes may offer a lesser traveled road until they converge with the frances which may be ideal. I will continue to look into it over the coming weeks and Im sure I will have more questions as time goes by. All the help is much appreciated.

If anyone has advice on which paths may offer the most scenic way on lighter traveled roads as well as offer safe opportunities to sleep outside your input and past experiences would be helpful in planning which way to take.
 

Pieces

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I really want to do the primitivo, soon as someone fixes my body i'm off...

until then the frances.

I like the portuguese tho nicer weather, less people, but native tongue is an advantege
 

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