Category Archives: Spain

Ceret :: Mediterranean Coast of Catalonia

While I stayed in Ceret after my trek across France, I sketched near a group of visitors from California who painted en plain air all day, then ate and drank through the star-lit evenings.  My memorable visit was during early October after … Continue reading

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Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre

Topographic maps and guides for walking in France are available at the online store run by the French Association for Hikers — Fédération Française de la Randonnée Pédestre.  The search function enables you to look by region, départment (regions in … Continue reading

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Evaluate GPS Navigation Services Before Renting

 

If you plan to rent a GPS tool and service provider during your walking journey, examine the services closely.

Will content be in your language?  Are there extra changes for certain features or locations?

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Practical Information for Camino Walkers

Travel Mole offers useful advice on accommodation, transportation and cultural lore on the Camino de Santiago. Good advice to prepare for injuries or accidents by bringing along appropriate first aid items and knowing how to summon emergency medical services in France … Continue reading

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Hiking the GR-65 in France to Join the Camino de Santiago

Hiking the GR-65 can be a classic route to Southwestern France.  The route in blue is suggested by this hotel in the region. I walked a more southern route recommended by a local guide through Arudy, Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Mauléon-Licharre and Ordiarp. … Continue reading

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Lodging in St. Jean Pied de Port

Nearly everyone who walks the traditional Spanish portion of the Chemin St. Jacques, also known as the Camino de Santiago de Compostello and The Way of St. James, passes through St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port which in English means St. John at the foot … Continue reading

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Foot-weary on the Camino

Kiwis have a reputation for being hard chargers in the outdoors.  These folks are headed for blisters! Take your time, break in your boots months before embarking on a walking journey, and cool your feet during the walk.  Foot care … Continue reading

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