We’re walking The Camino, 476miles, 31 days, 2 sons and their mum on The Merry Road To Santiago de Compostela.
This was the Itinerary we imagined before we left: the walk was actually 33 days over 800km and we made the route our own.
We are going out for a walk. It’s quite a long walk, we may be gone sometime.
It’s really a ‘rite of passage’. Time for me to spend with my sons before I become too uncool.
We’re walking The Camino, 476miles, 31 days, 2 sons and their mum on The Merry Road To Santiago. It seems just as easy to keep the itinerary on this website as anywhere else.
We are not going at the cheapest time, nor have we booked months in advance, which for poor pilgrims is bad planning – but that’s life.
The Eurostar to Paris appeared to be convenient, and the expected solution, for the first leg until the £112 each, one way, price tag and the famously efficient travel time making an overnight hotel necessary forced me to look at alternatives.
I dug deep into my student travel days to find “roughing-it” muscles that have been dormant pretty much since I got a mortgage, and entered different search terms in the browser.
Now we set off on the 29th July from Windsor to Victoria Station for an overnight Bus to Paris Bercy and onwards
Windsor 3 changes to Victoria Coach Station,
164 Buckingham Palace Road London SW1W 9TP 19:23- 20:26
London to Paris
Leaving from : London On 07/29/2013 at 21:00
Arrival at : Paris Bercy estimated at 06:05, 30/07/13
Paris Bercy to Montparnasse
Départ : 06h44
Etape 1 – Direction; Charles de Gaulle Etoile
13mn De la station de métro: Bercy Jusqu’à la station de métro: Montparnasse-Bienvenue
Montparnasse to Bayonne
mardi 30 juillet 2013 Paris Montparnasse – Bayonne 07:23
1 ET 2 12:32
Bayonne to St Jean Port de Pied
leaves at 14:55 30/07/13
Arr: St Jean Pied De Port, 16:18 30/07/13
That all cost a little more than two of those train tickets on Eurostar just from London to Paris, and there are three of us getting all the way from the shadow of Windsor Castle to Jean Pied de Port at the foot of the Pyrenees.
We haven’t even begun walking … but the 7 stages seem fitting for the trail.
Windsor to London Victoria £28.50
London to Paris £147
Paris Bercy to Montparnasse – €15 approx
Montparnasse to Bayonne €46
Bayonne to SJPP £24.25 inc. postage of tickets
For all three of us