Category Archives: Walking Alone

The Village Church South of Tarbes

The day’s route meandered through small villages and along corn fields.  At one hamlet on the east side of L’Adour River, not far from Vielle-Adour,  a woman tending her roses suggested I ask a neighbor two houses over to open … 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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Topo Maps and Guides for Walking the Pyrénées and the Camino

Topographic maps and guides are on sale until June 30, 2012 through the online store run by the French Association for Hikers — Fédération Francaise de la Randonnée Pédestre. Pyrénées-Atlantiques  – Western region towards Atlantic Ocean Hautes-Pyrénées – High Pyrénées in the central … Continue reading

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How to Walk the Camino :: Part II

Camp in the Pyrenees Mountains © http://www.backpackinglight.com One difficulty I encountered was ambiguous sign postings along parts of the route. A path continuation may have two or three options and occasionally there was no clear choice. It seems like the … Continue reading

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How to Hike the Camino :: Part I

Everybody wants advice on how to do the walk.  It’s tough.  Requires motivation and a nature that forgives yourself if you feel like taking a couple of days extra rest.  Competitive people might thrive on the challenge, but the path … Continue reading

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