The question was:
Has anyone had the experience of walking the camino with a seven year old child? I hope to go in 2013 around may but I’ve read that in previous years the weather has been terrible! The last thing I want to do is give up after a few days. We can go at any stage really. We have 3-4 weeks in total. I at least want to do the hundred kilometres and eventually finish in finisterre. I thought to go to Leon and take a bus to start maybe in astorga or even further on. Ideas please! Also wondering if it would be a good or a bad idea to bring her bicycle? What type of shoes would be best for her to wear? Are there huge distances between hostels if the weather gets bad or for some reason we need to take an extra night? All advice greatly appreciated!
Read the interesting conversation on the best route for a 7 year old in our Camino forum.