I don’t have 4 weeks off, can I skip the middle?

Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela

The question was:

My wife and I have only 15 walking days to work with for our planned camino starting in April. Since we do not have time for the whole thing, we thought we might walk the beginning and the end, and just take a train through the middle. So, perhaps SJPdP to Pamplona, and then Astorga to Santiago. For those of you who have been before, is there any reason why this might be a bad idea?

Read the whole conversation on skipping the middle part of the Camino Frances here in our Camino forum.

Should I skip the meseta?

Map of Spain

The question was:

If one wanted to skip the meseta what would that look like? Is it simply the stretch between Burgos and Leon? I heard from a Camino veteran that you would need to make this decision at the beginning as there are no buses once you’re in (on?) it.

Others have written how they liked the meseta and wouldn’t have missed it. Comments?

Read the good comments on skipping the meseta or not here.

If we were to skip a section of the Camino de Santiago, where do we do it?

Skipping Stages on the Camino de Santiago
Skipping Stages on the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

….we have about 25 days before flying from Santiago de Compostella back home, we know it is impractical, if not impossible to do the whole thing in that time, so the question is what section should we miss out?

View the multiple answers and suggestion here in our Camino de Santiago forum.