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Reflections On Walking The Camino Portugués

Discussion in 'The Camino Portugues' started by Wily, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. JJB

    JJB Member

    Jan 31, 2017
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    Thanks Greg and Rob,

    I appreciate your input. I have a bucket lists of hikes I want to accomplish including another Camino, parts of Ireland and the Tahoe Rim Trail and maybe someday the AT.

    Ireland really intrigues me. I was over there two years ago with a group and had a tremendous time but it wasn't a trekking adventure that I have grown to love since my Camino trip.

    Rob I would be interested in learning more about your 400 mile trip. Is that something you did on your own, or through a group or was it set up by a company? This is something I would like to do with my wife in about three years when my youngest is finally away at college.

    Thanks again for your feedback and your point about the open forum is well received. I went directly to Wily because we had communicated in the past I know he did the Portuguese last summer. As I start finalizing plans I will reach out to the entire forum that has been so helpful in the past.
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  2. RJS

    RJS Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2014
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    No Problem JJB – Always pleased to be of help :)

    I answer to your question about The Coast to Coast Walk – Like all of my walks, I organised this myself and based it on a Book “The Irish Coast to Coast” by Paddy Dillon - https://www.cicerone.co.uk/product/...le/the-irish-coast-to-coast-walk#.WftO14hpHx8

    I also bought maps from a company called East-West Mapping – https://shop.viewranger.com/products.php?category_id=74 comes up when I do a Google search for them – So that would be my first port of call

    I booked all my accommodation up in advance and although this did take away some of the flexibility, as accommodation was very scarce in places, it was nice to know that I had a bed waiting for me at the end of a long days walking :)

    With your next Camino – I have also walked The Camino Portuguese https://web.archive.org/web/20151031050709/http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/50192/c4/ and a few others besides :)

    Have you considered The Camino Primitivo ?? https://web.archive.org/web/20151120125413/http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/50192/c2/ – This was one of my own favourites as it passes through some very wild country

    There are a lot of other options, particularly if you don’t necessarily want to end up back in Santiago de Compostela - The Tunnel Route Camino, Irun to Santo Domingo makes a good choice if this is the case https://web.archive.org/web/20151031041735/http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/50192/be/

    and for a shorter idea, The Camino Aragonés is very interesting https://web.archive.org/web/20151031073132/http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/50192/2c/

    So – Lots of choices :)

    Good Luck and Buen Camino, whichever route you decide to take

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  3. samantha davies

    samantha davies Member

    Dec 14, 2017
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    Really good insight on the camino portugues! I did it last year by bike and it was a wonderful experience, maybe a bit hot to do it in summer but you have beautiful beaches all the way to go for a quick dive.
  4. Terry2

    Terry2 New Member

    Apr 23, 2017
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    Thank you for this wealth of information. I have a FB page for the friends who will be walking with me (about 8 in total) and have posted much of the information provided here (and cited you, Wily). My lifelong friend and I have invited close friends and family to walk with us to celebrate our 70th birthdays (two weeks apart). We understand that each will walk at their own pace, have moments of solitude and reflection, other moments of digging deeper into relationships. All of us are looking forward to it - and in training. ;-)

    (Posted a question on your blog before I found this information.)

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