Camino de Santiago de Compostela Camino Frances
Monday 25th - Sunday 31st March
The route offers some stunning scenary and the enjoyment of walking in nature.
Route information with accomodation names and numbers can be found here:
we are doing the stages in parts not as suggested by the page. (see below)
From Tenerife this is the plan (but if you coming from another place then still fly to Santiago)
Mon. 25th Day 1 Fly to Santiago ( flight with Ryan Air TFS is at 06.20 or with Ibeira later and slightly more expensive (North or South) bus to Portomarin arrive 15:30pm
Tues: 26th Day 2 start walking Portomarin- Palas de Rei 25km
Weds: 27th Day 3: Palas de Rei - Melide 14kms
Thurs 28th: Day 4: Melide- Aruza 14km
Fri. 29th Day 5: Aruza- O Pedrouzo 20km
Sat 30th - Day Protected content Pedrouzo - Santiago 20km End of walking
Sun 31st- Day Protected content home to Tenerife or stay on
I do not walk fast so you can go at your own pace and we can meet at certain times or at the final destination of the day - it's up to you.
You may need the pilgrim passport to stay at some accomdation (which needs at least two stamps) you should buy the pilgrim passport on line at:
March /temperatures are moderate between 12 and 20 degrees rain is also varied sometimes even snow come prepared.
The walking is not steep so walking boots not really essential and cross-trainers are much more comfortable and more restistent to getting blisters. ( I discovered on the last walk) - although rain might be a problem so waterproof ones probably better also bring a poncho.
You can get anti blister stuff from Decathlon or something called gold bond friccion defensa from amazon if you are worried about blisters.
Fortunately there is a backpack forwarding service if like me you cannot carry a load on your back - details here (only 20 euros for all the stages) Its C. Frances route but you have to scroll down to find Portomarin make sure you look at where they pick up and deliver from each location before booking your accomodation )
Make sure you have adequate insurance / money / phone battery / good walking gear /first aid with you . You may need to bring a sheet for the beds in the albergues (I am not staying in albergues) if you dont want to rent them (maybe a sleeping bag if no blankets provided)
Booking the accommodation is your responsibility so if you are considering coming please confirm soon to avoid disappointment.
You can start at any stage but let me know when and where I am only doing 93kms because of transport complications so if you really want the compostela Protected content then you might have to start the day before and meet me in Portomarin on 25th.
Lots of planning but well worth the outcome.
Hope to see some of you come on board.
I will be staying at the following places that you can find on booking average cost is 25Euros a night
Portosantiago in Portomarin 25th
Zendoira - Palas de Rei Protected content
Pension Pereiro in Melide 27th
Albergue Pension Cima do Lugar in Arzua 28th
Pensión Diana in O Pedrouzo 29th
Albergue Compostela in Santiago 30th (this has various options but there are hundreds of other places to choose from)
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