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Day 12 El Toboso 33k The town where Don Quixote came from and the walk in La Mancha today is all through vineyards. The locals tell me that this is where the best wine is in Spain. An easy walk but long and those first few ales went down a treat! The picture of the […]

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Day 11 Las Padronas 24k The Camino is now in the region of La Mancha and in the morning the trail is alive with tractors and wagons full of workers heading to the huge farms I will be traveling through. Lots more vineyards now and again I am making my way west towards Toledo. I […]

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Day 10 San Clemente 35k Another long stage with lots of vineyards and three great villages en route for refreshments. The scenery has not changed at all this week and neither have the temperatures. It’s a nice little town and once again everyone is dressed in Spanish colors ahead of tonight’s must win match.

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Day 9 La Roda 36k More of the same except on a longer days walk. It’s a straight trail west through endless fields. At halfway there is a break on La Gineta and when I get in at 4 pm it’s 39 degrees according to the sign in this large city. This is a major […]

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Day 8 Albacete 17k The trail leaves Chinchilla and goes to the large city of Albacete through 15k of wheat fields. Straight as an arrow.The fast Trains whizzed by the whole morning and when you are walking like I was you appreciate the clever invention they are! In one hour they will travel what takes […]

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Day 7 Chinchilla 28k The first part of the day to a small village for breakfast is an easy walk on a path parallel to the carretera and from there it was 17k through delightful farmland with fields of deep brown soil newly turned awaiting planting. The town of Chinchilla also has an imposing castle […]

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Day 6 Higueruela 34k Pronouncing this name is a big problem for me! Today was another great day on the trail. The first part a walk around the big Sierra Mungon mountain range and then it is long and flat through pastureland. Again a breeze helped keep the heat at bay and at the village […]

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Day 5 Almansa 28k Camino Levante 2018 Day 5 Almansa 28k Finally I am well and truly in the Spanish countryside and the trail climbs early on on wide dirt paths. The hike today criss crosses the railway track and unfortunately like yesterday there is absolutely no shade to be had.A breeze is keeping the […]

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Day 4 La Font de la Figuera 18k The trail starts to climb today and we have left to outer towns behind us and move into more of the wide open agricultural landscapes. There is not too much road walking more dirt tracks and the distance is only 18k so it’s less than 5 hours […]

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Day 3 Moixent 27k The forecast for the next 10 days is sun and more sun. Again the trail moves west through some smaller villages and the market town of Canals at 8k distance is a great breakfast stop! Once again I am up early and away at 6 so the first 20k are traversed […]