Four Caminos. 55 days. 887 miles.
I’ve been thinking about the upcoming summer’s camino since I returned home from last summer’s camino. And now, slowly but surely, the itinerary is beginning to come together. The beauty of it is that I can be completely flexible and change my plans at any moment based on how I feel at the time.
My trip will be 60 days door-to-door, which means that I will have approximately 55 days to walk. The itinerary I have put together below is exactly 55 days, which means that in all likelihood I won’t have time to do everything listed below.
Below is my tentative and flexible itinerary:
Part 1: Camino del Norte from Irún to Arzúa
825 km (513 miles)
(Tentative: Arzua to Santiago on the Francés, 40km)
Part 2: Camino Finisterre/Muxia
115 km (71 miles)
Bus to León
Part 3: Camino Salvador from León to Oviedo
121 km (75 miles)
Part 4: Camino Primitivo from Oviedo to wherever it joins with the Francés
330 km (205 miles)
825+151+121+330 = 1427 km (887 miles)
Featured photo of Catedral y Murallas de Lugo by Manual Vidal
One word: WOW.
Your blog is looking more and more beautiful — so much so, that it takes my breath away! Love the summer plans!
Oh wow! My feet ache and my heart soars to think about attempting that series of caminos. I walked the camino frances (and on to Finisterre) last summer and can totally identify with what I imagine to be your camino longing. I want to walk the camino norte in the next couple years- have you found a guide book for it? I haven’t done much in depth research yet, but I know there isn’t a Brierley. What are you planning to use?
Hi Kathleen! It will be interesting to see how this summer actually plays out! I purchased the Kindle version of the Cicerone guide and it seems fine. I’m more impressed by the samples shown for Editorial Buen Camino’s guides so may end up purchasing theirs. I am a huge fan of the online guides by Eroski Consumer, which is what I used last summer on the Francés. I’ll let you know what I end up with!
I did the Camino del Norte (from Irún), taking the Primitivo from Oviedo to Santiago, and then continuing on from Santiago to Finisterre and then Muxia. Every step of the way was beautiful, with such a diverse and varied landscape, and SUCH an international group of people, especially on the Norte. Can’t wait to follow along and relive the journey =)
I’m always glad to hear from someone who’s walked the Norte that they enjoyed it! Maybe you can answer a question for me. I’m trying to decide whether or not to pack a bathing suit. Did you find any/many opportunities to go swimming while on the Norte?
Thanks again for sharing!