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Which route to walk if we're only doing the last 100km to Santiago?

Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012 & 2015
CP 2014
VP 2017
Hospi 2017
#1
Hello dear pilgrims --
I've done a few caminos, but this will be the first for my husband. He wants to do the last 100km (as he can only walk for a week and wants to get a compostela) and wants to walk a route that has "cute towns." We'll be doing this in June, 2019.

So should we do the last 100km on the Francés, Portugués, Inglés, del Norté, Via de la Plata, or another?

Thanks for your suggestions!
 
Camino(s) past & future
April (2015) SJPdP to SdC; Porto to SdC April (2016)
#3
@Pelegrin makes a good suggestion, and as your husband likes cute towns, then consider starting in the Fortaleza at Valenca just over the river (literally) from Tui. It won't add much time to your day but gives the opportunity to officially start in Portugal and cross over to Spain, the border being marked on the path on the bridge by two painted boot prints half way across. Bom Caminho/Buen Camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances/Finest September 2013
VDLP September 2016
Salamanca to Santiago/Finesterra/Muxia 2017
#5
Was a great section from Orense to Santiago on the Sanabres.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugese (2018)
#6
@Pelegrin makes a good suggestion, and as your husband likes cute towns, then consider starting in the Fortaleza at Valenca just over the river (literally) from Tui. It won't add much time to your day but gives the opportunity to officially start in Portugal and cross over to Spain, the border being marked on the path on the bridge by two painted boot prints half way across. Bom Caminho/Buen Camino!
I like this idea. I’d add that both Valenca and Tui are wonderful towns. It’s worth spending a day in these towns before departing. The fort in Valenca and the Cathedral in Tui are both special.
 

Boog237

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
August 2013 SJPP to Santiago
May 2018 Porto to Santiago
August 2018 SJPP to Santiago
#8
Hello dear pilgrims --
I've done a few caminos, but this will be the first for my husband. He wants to do the last 100km (as he can only walk for a week and wants to get a compostela) and wants to walk a route that has "cute towns." We'll be doing this in June, 2019.

So should we do the last 100km on the Francés, Portugués, Inglés, del Norté, Via de la Plata, or another?

Thanks for your suggestions!
I highly recommend Camino Portuguese starting in Tui Spain (Or even better across the river from Tui in Valença, Portugal). Valença is an easy 1 ½ hour train ride from Porto(great little city). Once you reach Pontevedra, you can opt to take the Variente Spiritual which includes the Pedra e Aqua section (Stone and Water) which is my very favorite section on the Camino, CP or CF!
 

Peter Fransiscus

Do good and good will come to you.
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
#9
Hello dear pilgrims --
I've done a few caminos, but this will be the first for my husband. He wants to do the last 100km (as he can only walk for a week and wants to get a compostela) and wants to walk a route that has "cute towns." We'll be doing this in June, 2019.

So should we do the last 100km on the Francés, Portugués, Inglés, del Norté, Via de la Plata, or another?

Thanks for your suggestions!
Can't help myself beeing curious , wich Camino's did you walked ??
 

Walking Lover

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CdS from Leon to Santiago, June 16, 2016 to June 30, 2016.
#11
Hello dear pilgrims --
I've done a few caminos, but this will be the first for my husband. He wants to do the last 100km (as he can only walk for a week and wants to get a compostela) and wants to walk a route that has "cute towns." We'll be doing this in June, 2019.

So should we do the last 100km on the Francés, Portugués, Inglés, del Norté, Via de la Plata, or another?

Thanks for your suggestions!
Frances.
 

Peter Fransiscus

Do good and good will come to you.
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
#12
Hello Peter, the member's list of Caminos walked and service as hospitalera is below her photograph.
At the moment I'am only using my smartfone and than it's not under the picture.
She walked the CF , CP and VdP and than asked for " cute towns " in the CF , CP and VdP and some more that make me curious.
A bit strange.
Wish you well , Peter .
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012 & 2015
CP 2014
VP 2017
Hospi 2017
#13
Thank you for all these suggestions! Yes, I've done a few Caminos -- CF, CP, and the VP is the Via Podiensis, which is the Le Puy route -- not sure how it's abbreviated on here. The reason I'm asking about the last 100km is that I've really only walked two routes into Santiago -- CP and CF. I know there are quite a few others, and I wanted to hear from others -- those who've done those routes and those who've done other routes.
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012 & 2015
CP 2014
VP 2017
Hospi 2017
#16
I highly recommend Camino Portuguese starting in Tui Spain (Or even better across the river from Tui in Valença, Portugal). Valença is an easy 1 ½ hour train ride from Porto(great little city). Once you reach Pontevedra, you can opt to take the Variente Spiritual which includes the Pedra e Aqua section (Stone and Water) which is my very favorite section on the Camino, CP or CF!
I've never hear of this Pedra e Aqua section -- will look into that!
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
#17
I agree with the Valença/Tui suggestion. I have not walked the Spiritual Variant, but seems to be a lovely change if you have already walked CP.

And how not to love walking there when you get amazing food at the end of the day? :D Food on CP was SO MARVELOUS.
 

KinkyOne

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#19
I think we have to do something about CP here on the forum.
Is it Camino Primitivo or Caminho Portugues???

What about CPr and CPo? It's the easiest.
And you can add coastal as CPoC etc.

EDIT: Same with CI: is it Camino de Invierno or Camino Ingles, although Invierno could be CdI...
 

Kanga

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Francés x 5, Le Puy x 2, Arles, Tours, Norte, Madrid, Via de la Plata.
#20
Ourense to Santiago is my vote too. Although I'm one of the weird people who loves Sarria to Santiago on the CF.
 

daesdaemar

Camino-holic
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles - twice
#21
Can you tell me why? Thank you!
Several reasons: first, it is a traditional "complete" Camino rather than just a segment in that it is the route followed by pilgrims from the British Isles that took a ship to Spain and then walked on to Santiago. Also, it is typically not busy and I enjoy the contemplative time. The terrain is quite varied with nice cities and beautiful country-side. The traditional course schedule allows an early - about noon - entry into Santiago on the last day allowing plenty of time to see the sites, settle in, and just bathe in the accomplishment.
 

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