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Planning Your Pyrénées Pilgrimage Walk

Best tool I know for travel planning is to pull out a map and study where you are going.  Don’t limit yourself to a tiny GPS based map — get the real thing, unless you enjoy squinting. Before investing in … 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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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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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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Pilgrimage Routes in 1648

In 1648 the Camino Francés de Santiano de Compostela was an extensive web of paths across France through the Pyrenees and westward along northern Spain to Santiago.  I’ve walked the southern French path which passes through St Jean Pied de … Continue reading

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