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Camino de Santiago Fall 2023?
Region: International Activity Type: Hiking/Walk Place: Northern Spain,
Long distance hiking along sections of the Camino de Santiago in Spain, late September/early October 2023. Overall I'll be walikng 12-15 miles a day for around two weeks. Looking for hiking buddies for a week or two along the way, join/leave at whatever point you want. The particular Camino route to be determined. This will be my fifth camino; looking to walk some less busy route like the Camino Primitivo, but open to other suggestions. Stays in pilgrim hostels and small guesthouses. Willing and able to help you make arrangements. Spanish skills useful but not required.
I've been going back and forth trying to decide whether to try this. I'm "mature" (70 years old..) .. with moderate pulmonary issues.. so I had planned on doing this myself (so as to keep my own pace). I'd like to hear of your experiences .. and progress with this endeavor. Michael
Hi Michael, I am just back from a month in Spain doing the Via de la Plata from Mérida to Santiago. My apologies that it's been a while since i've signed in here! I've just posted a definite plan for a Camino hike Oct 5-12 and am awaiting the webmaster's approval so it should go up soon. Of course you are the best judge of your own abilities but I would guess that pulmonary issues would limit your ability to deal with significant elevation gains. There are flatter parts of the various caminos t
So you could do a week or so between Burgos and Leon, or between Pamplona and Burgos which are mostly flat with a few climbs. Most guides suggest stages of 14 to 18 miles a day but if that seems too much you can break them up into shorter segments with places to stay en route.There are also various services that will carry your bag for you between inns for about $7 a day. You should be able to do it at your own pace! Let me know if you have more specific questions.