Thank you for your input and wisdom Regards Liam I think both routes are nice for cycling, each on its way. If you rather stick to one Camino and complete it all the way — stay on Camino del Norte. Firstly, you have to cross the high mountains range — Pyrenees — which is full of forests and green prairies. They even had belts with clam pouches. The weather was great and quite warm. We spent the whole four hours walking and talking with him. Pass through the towns of Colindres, Escalante and Barrio de Castillo where you can take in the beautiful views of the mountains and the coast before reaching Noja.
Somehow his story was part of my story, and I was determined to figure out why. See, what happens on the Camino is that people walk at different speeds, different distances, take rest days, get injured, and all sorts of things can happen. In Bareyo you will find the magnificent Romanesque Church of Santa María. There is no doubt that while other routes of the Camino to Santiago took years to become well-known, the Camino del Norte is considered one of the primitive roads. Both routes can be wet — especially as you get further west.
Subsequent downhill is not that steep but quite long. Each night you share a sleeping space with other pilgrims in the extensive network of pilgrims-only hostels that has developed along the routes. Albergue in Islares is currently closed, the next albergue is at El Pontarrón. The truth is that it is the most popular route and, consequently, the busiest is the Camino Frances. And 2nd thing — I am not in very good shape, I will try to train till August, but maybe I will not be prepared to do more than 10-15km per day. Therefore, we will be able to enjoy good weather and also with the advantage of being able to find accommodation in an easier way. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites.
We also have a 24-hour hotline and emergency vehicle in case of anything urgent. Jan Schubert My family and I 6 of us just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. From here, there is a gradual climb to the top of Mount Avril, where your efforts will be rewarded with stunning views of Bilbao and the valley below. Hi Connor, Do not be discouraged. The albergue in Piñera is away from the restaurants and shops, you can stop for lunch at one of them 2km before or buy food at the shop, 800m before the albergue. Used by us pilgrims as good luck and to scoop water up along the way. Although asphalt roads are still on the table, they are significantly more natural paths and dirt roads than in Cantabria.
Mutterings of Berlin was the best any of us could get. Explore the old town in Santiago de Compostela before you head home. This blog will serve as a daily log of our journey, and is intended to entertain, inform and inspire… So off we go! The of the trail will take you all the way from the market town of Vilalba to historic Santiago de Compostela. It is full of cereal and sunflower fields. Last night as I slept a little in Irun, I dreamt that I was in a mud-strewn mountain village.
Hi Eline, Firstly, I am flattered that you should choose to direct your query to me, personally; I am nothing other than a contributor to this forum who has walked many a pilgrim mile! It says there are no food places on this route, in fact there is a new bar right in the middle where you can get food. For the lovers of nature, forests and green landscapes El Camino del Norte is the perfect track but they should keep in mind that El Camino del Norte represents a greater physical challenge than El Camino Frances due to the constant going up and down of the way and also due to its humid Atlantic weather which makes rain quite likely even in summer months. This is, though, a popular holiday area and accommodation can prove relatively costly. Perfect night to opt for a private, since James really needed good sleep to kick this infection. I am sure in your case you will take due care of yourself and your belongings and, importantly, return home the wiser and better equipped to face those personal challenges, which we all have to confront at some stage. The walk wasn't guided but the maps and information received was enough for us to navigate our own way with no problems. But I am nearing the end, that is how it feels like.
So, hitch-hiking will be a choice for me. Depending on how long you are planning to go to Spain, there is also the option of travelling with a donkey! Information about the Camino de Santiago del Norte It could be said that the route of the Camino de Santiago del Norte is fundamentally a natural route. This is a good choice if you want to walk alone. At this point, it is also possible to cross the estuary in Barca, as was done in the Middle Ages. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, your accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. Afterwards, in the region of Castilla, the landscape becomes completely flat it is a high plateau around 900 metres above sea level. To make new enemies, I replied.
It is the one that pertains the most to me. Make sure to try the local Txakolí wine. That evening we all turned some water into wine for an extremely low price. We told him he better take it slow like us and not stick to the long official stages. In terms of facilities, there are less albergues here, especially in the first half of the journey but things improve once one reaches Asturias and especially Galicia. You can get a map with a route and explanations at the information office, 30m from the ferry.
I had Camino frances in my mind but i think that the days i have available are not enough to complete it. Bonne préparation, Les Guides Lepère Laisser un commentaire Votre adresse de messagerie ne sera pas publiée. Does anyone have any wisdom to offer. Ce premier chemin de pèlerinage, utilisé jusqu'au milieu du a pris le nom de « Camino del Norte ». They all seemed delighted while watching a cooking show where the chef made saucy signs.
Castromaior is not a town or village there is nothing except for the private albergue where you can get coffee, tea, dinner, breakfast, beer, wine, snacks etc. Pintxos are the Basque word for tapas. Albergue for donation in Guernica is opened only in August, there are many hostels, hotels and guest houses in the town. Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago Estación de Autobuses and Porto airport once or twice a day taking 4h or 6h resp. Has been a great learning curve and not yet ended. Infrastructure Although it is a route with a lot of tradition, it is not a crowded one.