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From Lisbon Sept 2017 - Anyone?

Discussion in 'The Camino Portugues' started by SimLin, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. SimLin

    SimLin Active Member

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    I am interested in finding out who will be walking the Portugues Route in the Fall 2017.
    Starting to get myself geared up.
    I have walked the Frances and am thinking of this one.
    I like that is it completely different.
    Let me know...thanks!
     
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    We did this May 16. After learning we couldn't get any accommodation in the second town we decided to get some of our accommodation booked via the Internet. It can be a long day after 30 k and then being stranded with no where to stay. Luckily for us a local found us and put us up for the night. That's when you realise how lovely people are. Enjoy.
     
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    Thank you very much for the head's up...I will take this into consideration for sure!
     
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    Wily Camino Francés May 2016

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    Hey SimLin - I happen to be in the camp of pilgrims who, for a number of reasons, like to have albergue reservations. On the Francés last year, I had my bed reserved at most of the places I stayed. I head to Porto late March this year and have already reserved a number of my albergues through simple emails to them requesting beds. I know it's early in the season, but as I know where I want to stop every day, my accomodations are now secured. I certainly recognize that there are different philosophies regarding reserving or not reserving, but for me, knowing where I'm staying after a long day of hiking, without having to look around for a place, allows me to go at my pace without worring about full albergues when I reach my destination.
     
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    Hi Simlin,

    Having walked the whole Camino Frances each year for the last 3 years including walking to Finisterre, Muxia and walking back to SdC, this year I am planning something different.

    As usual I will take the ferry from Plymouth in the UK to Santander, but instead of then taking the bus to San Sebastian and Bayonne to get to SJPP, I will be taking the bus to Oviedo and walking the Primitivo to SdC. I will then travel down to Lisbon and walk the Portuguese back to SdC. Finally I will take the bus to Ferrol and walk the Ingles back to SdC then a bus back to Santander to get home.

    My journeys on the Frances in 2014, 2015 and 2016 were all in May/June but this year I will be walking in September/October. I should be in Lisbon to start the Portuguese on the 12th September give or take a day or two.

    So when are you planning to start?

    Mike
     
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    I hear you. On the Frances last year, after Zubiri where there were no beds to be had, I also pre-booked for the next day at super time everyday. Worked like a charm and I was pleased with how stress free it was.
     
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    I am seriously considering walking the Camino Frances again in the Fall - Sept 1st start. While investigating the Portugues route, I kept picking up my Frances Brierley and couldn't/cannot shake the yearning to walk the same camino but different season. So for now, I am undecided. haha

    Your plan for the Fall sounds really interesting... Buen Camino!!
     
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