Today, I have changed my walking plans.
Originally, I'd thought I'd bus to Caceres
and pick up where I left off on the Via de la Plata last year.
But after comparing costs,
and thinking about the two long bus trips
I would have to take to complete those plans,
I've changed my mind.
I've decided to walk the Camino Madrid this year.
It will be very convenient,
since I'm flying into Madrid,
just to start walking there!
Here is the plan as it has manifested today.
Of course, this can change as I gather more information.
Hotel prices are for a double twin room
and I was able to make reservations
|The Palacio de Comunicaciones|
May 1: Leave Portland Oregon
May 2 - Fly into Madrid. Hostal Residencia Fernandez €48. Find the Cathedral. Get our credentials. Locate the Metro Line #10 to Fuencarral so I don't have to walk out of the city.
May 3 - 24k to Colmenar Viego. Hotel Chiscon €60
May 4 - 15k to Manzanares - Hostal Parador de los Galanos €40
May 5 - 19k to Cercedilla - Hostel Aribel Longinos €30
|Alcazar in Segovia|
May 6 - 31k (whew!) to SEGOVIA! Hosteria Natura Colon where I got a GREAT price for two nights for €63. Here we will take a rest day and see the Alcazar and other sites of the city.
May 8 - 28k - Santa Maria el Real - albergue
May 9 - 22k to Coca - albergue
May 10 - 25k to Alcazaren - albergue
May 11 - 24k to Puente Duero - albergue
May 12 - 6k to Simancas then bus to Valladolid. We MAY not do this because it is a Monday and all the museums will be closed. But it is an option. Hostal Paris €42,75
|Hostal Paris Valladolid|
May 13 - bus to Simancas then walk 6k to Cigunuela - albergue
May 14 - 24k to Castromonte - albergue
May 15 - 14k to Medina - convent
May 16 - 27k to Villalon - albergue
May 17 - 17k to Santervas de Campos - albergue
May 18 - 22k to Sahagun - albergue
May 19 - Train to Pamplona €30
|Roman Aquaduct in Segovia|