from Madrid toBilboa

Mar 20th, 2008, 04:53 AM
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from Madrid toBilboa

I have planed a trip with my grandson to hike the Camino de Santiago. I have to get to Bilboa from Madrid, coming in from Canada, then find a way back from Santiago to Madrid. My Grandson being 13, would also see Paris before or flight back to Toronto We have lots of time. The pilgimage starts on the 6 of July and ends on the 16.
Can some one help?
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Mar 20th, 2008, 06:20 AM
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The train journey is now faster thanks to the opening of a new high speed line. The fastest journey is 4 hrs 46 mins. Schedules are on www.bahn.de, and schedules and fares are on www.renfe.es.
Note that the city on the north coast of Spain is Bilbao, not "Bilboa".
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:02 AM
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train, plane or car?
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:02 AM
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I forgot the bus.
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 11:32 AM
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I recommend flying from Madrid to Bilbao and from Santiago to Madrid. check Spanair, Iberia , Air Europa.

Out of curiosity, is this an organized walking tour?
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 12:22 PM
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The walk from Bilboa to Santiago is the Camino de Norte and that segment is approxiamtely 300 miles.

Thus it is far too much for a ten day walk.

Please provide more inforamtion as to the route and the means of transportation.

There are daily flights from Santiago and Bilboa to Madrid and there is a reasonably fast trains from Madrid to Bilboa.

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Mar 23rd, 2008, 12:23 PM
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I am sorry I spelled Bilbao wrong every time. Sorry.
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Bilbao, not Bilboa (thereīs a thread on this so common mistake).

In any case, 10 days for this pilgrimage, including the trips to and from Madrid, is not much...
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 12:33 PM
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A 300 mile walk in 10 days? Buena suerte.

My wife is planning a Camino as we speak where she will take the French route.

El Camino de Norte is supposed to be more beautiful but more rugged with fewer refugios.

Again I do not how I misspelled Bilbao three times.
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 01:04 PM
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There are numerous forums regarding the Camino, here is an excellent one:

http://www.mundicamino.com/


By the way I live in Manhattan and you would not believe how many Americans spell it Manhatten.
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Mar 23rd, 2008, 03:12 PM
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Are you sure that you are leaving from Bilbao, or is it an organized trip?
Itīs not enough time for a walking trip from Bilbao to Santiago (even less if you are doing the coastal road, itīs not so well organized as the French one).

I am just back from Bilbao, this time by train. When I went home a week ago there were quite a few pilgrims in the train that took it to get to Burgos, their beginning point. I can certainly recommend it.

To get back from Santiago to Madrid, the fastest way will be the plane. Check Vueling, or Easyjet from La Coruña.

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