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Virtual Camino You CAN walk a virtual Camino in Google Earth!

alexwalker

Forever Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
(2009): Camino Frances
(2011): Sevilla-Salamanca, VdlP
(2012): Salamanca-SdC, VdlP
(2014): SJpdP-Astorga
(2015): Astorga-SdC
(2016) May Pamplona-Moratinos; Sept.:Burgos-SdC
(2016): August/Sept: Camino San Olav (Burgos-Covarubbias), Burgos-Sarria
(2017): May: Portuguese; Sept: Pamplona-SdC
First: Unfortunately, threads on this huge forum will sink down rather quickly. I will now, in these times, bump up a thread that was posted 8 years ago by another member of this forum.

The reason: We will not be able to walk this year, obviously. But we CAN go virtual! For oldtimers it can be a trip down memory lane, for newbies/wannabies it can give a completely new insight into the CF. As said, one of our members posted some tools you can add to Google Earth, including the whole way. I use it now and then, and in these times, I may "walk" along the whole Camino, zooming in, looking around, trying to find albergues/cafes I've visited, and so on.

So, it IS possible to "walk" this year! :)

 
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Swinslow

Great Fundamental Book to Read Pre Camino
Camino(s) past & future
2014 & 2016 comp. + 15 day hospitalera/Ribadiso. Future: Via Francigena y Camino Portugues.
First: Unfortunately, threads on this huge forum will sink down rather quickly. I will now, in these times, bump up a thread that was posted 8 years ago by another member of this forum.

The reason: We will not be able to walk this year, obviously. But we CAN go virtual! For oldtimers it can be a trip down memory lane, for newbies/wannabies it can give a completely new insight into the CF. As said, one of our members posted some tools you can add to Google Earth, including the whole way. I use it now and then, and in these times, I may "walk" along the whole Camino, zooming in, looking around, trying to find albergues/cafes I've visited, and so on.

So, it IS possible to "walk" this year! :)

Also very cool - you can watch you tube vlogger Efren Gonzalez on his Camino France journey and many others (Norte, Francigena, Portugese, Primitvo) https://www.youtube.com/watch? You will enjoy his drone footage too. I found him after we walked the 500 mi trek and really enjoyed reliving it.
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/com...-walk-a-virtual-camino-in-google-earth.67287/ don't know if this one is the first vlog but it will get you to him and you can go back to find the beginning.
Enjoy! We were to do the Francigena beginning early August. Think it is best to wait a year.
 

jimmyc

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015
John Sikora on YouTube has filmed the entire CF on a speeded-up process of 12x1. It takes about 10 minutes to watch each leg.
 

David

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Moissac to Santiago Spring 2005 was the first foray.
Hi all - this link has been posted before, a few years back ... there are Camino overlays for Google Earth. Click on the Camino you want after opening the link and Google Earth will open and it will overlay .... if you zoom in on a section you will discover that there are literally thousands of photographs that you can click on ...

Thinking of a particular place where you stopped and sat, repaired your feet and wondered at the beauty around you? Zoom in to there ...
the bridge where you met the Danish couple with the donkey? Zoom in ...
that little chapel where you sat and prayed? Zoom in and see if there are photos ...

all the photos were taken by previous pilgrims ..... a virtual Camino for you - but without the fear of bedbugs ... :)

Here the link to the overlays - but if you don't already have it you have to download and Install Google Earth first - it is free.

http://elcaminosantiago.com/Camino-Santiago-Map-Google-Earth-Camino.htm

Stay home, stay safe - Buen Camino!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Via de la Plata, Seville to Santiago 2016; Camino Frances May 2020 - postponed by COVID
This is genius... thanks @alexwalker for bumping this up! I've got a big wall map, and Efren's Vlogs, and will be out as often as I can to clock up the kilometers, marking on my map the equivalent distance walked on the Frances, checking it out on google Earth, and possibly even starting the day with cafe con leche.... my dog is particularly keen to accompany me on this "camino"- unfortunately I can't bring him to Europe for the real thing, but he seems pretty happy with this alternative option!
 

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