We’re off to Europe on Monday.
We’ll begin with a five-week walk in France on the GR5. Our journey starts in Thonon-les-Bains on the South shore of Lake Geneva and roughly follows the Swiss and Italian border to the Mediterranean:
We first did this walk in 2011 and we’ve been back several times since for shorter walks in the French Alps. It is such a beautiful area that this year we are doing the whole 750 km walk again.
After the walk we’ll go to the Netherlands. Inge will spend a few weeks there before returning to Vancouver. I’ll stay only a few days, then go to Spain to do another five weeks of walking.
In Spain I’ll walk part of the Camino del Norte along Atlantic Coast from the French border near San Sebastian to Oviedo where I’ll continue on the Camino Primitivo to Santiago. These are some of the very early pilgrimage routes (primitivo means old in Spanish) and because they are hilly and more difficult, they attract far fewer people than the popular Camino Frances. The distance is about 800 km.
We will post updates as we go.