15th Aug 2016.
We are making our way to St Jean Pied de Port to start the Camino. The Eurosuntor2016 web page will be dormant until we return back to the motorhome, hopefully in late Sept/early Oct. Buen Camino!!!!
………..So belatedly, picking up where we left off, we arrived in Santiago on the 28th September after 36 days on the road and over 800 km’s covered by foot. We are both really pleased with our achievement as we walked every step, carried our rucksacks and never booked the pilgrim albergues ahead. We met many great and interesting people on the way and to be honest I am going to struggle with words to describe the experience, so I am simply going to upload the photos which will hopefully prompt our memories when we look back at this blog in the future………..
21st Aug: we left St Jean Pied de Port (Fr) and walked the ‘Route de Napoleon’ over the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles (Sp).
22nd Aug: Roncesvalles to Zubiri
23rd Aug: Zubiri to Pamplona
24th Aug: Pamplona (rest by day, bar crawl by night)
25th Aug: Pamplona to Puente la Reina
26th Aug: Puente la Reina to Estella
27th Aug: Estella to Los Arcos
28th Aug: Los Arcos to Viana
29th Aug: Viana to Navarette
30th Aug: Navarette to Azofra
31st Aug: Azofra to Granon
1st-Sept: Granon to Belorado
2nd Sept: Belordao to San Juan
3rd Sept: San Juan to Castanares
4th Sept: Castanares to Burgos
5th Sept: Burgos (rest by day, bar crawl by night)
6th Sept: Burgos to Hornillos
7th Sept: Hornillos to Castrojeriz
8th Sept: Castrojeriz to Fromista
9th Sept: Fromista to Carrion
10th Sept: Carrion to Terradillos
11th Sept: Terradillos to Bercianos del Real Camino
12th Sept: Bercianos to Mansilla de las Mullas
13th Sept: Mansilla to Leon
14th Sept: Leon (rest by day, bar crawl by night)
15th Sept: Leon to La Virgin del Camino
16th Sept: La Virgin to San Martin del Camino
17th Sept: San Martin to Astorga
18th Sept: Astorga to Rabanal
19th Sept: Rabanal to Molinaseca
20th Sept: Molinaseca to Villafranca dal Bierzo
21st Sept: Villafranca to La Faba
22nd Sept: La Faba to Triacastelo
23rd Sept: Triacastelo to Sarria
24th Sept: Sarria to Portomarin
25th Sept: Portomarin to Palas de Rei
26th Sept: Palas to Ribadiso
27th Sept: Ribadiso to O Pedrouzo
28th Sept: O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela (no rest, just bar crawl)
29th Sept: Santiago (rest day, no bar crawl)
30th Sept: Bus back to St Jean Pied de Port to pick up the van.
Final note, to rub salt into the blisters, it only took us 18 hours to get back to St Jean using a combination of coach, public bus and taxi.
Road sign in Roncesvalles, after the 1st day’s walking. In short, it was a long walk!