Take the bus along the Camino
Yes, there is a busline as well that follows almost all of the Camino, sometimes quite close and sometimes in a short distance of maybe 3-4km. So you will always be able to make a break from hiking and can still follow the Camino in a much easier way than to hike in the rain or what-ever.
Buses are very cheap in Spain, and they have funny prices like 1 euro and 8 cents for a distance of 1 hour driving. The bigger problem is how to find the bus-station ???
the bus-station in Viana is at a place, next to the waste-baskins and right in the middle of that zebra-crossing, where that nice lady is waiting in my main picture. There have been absolutely NO signposts for a bus-station in direction of Santo Domingo de la Calcada (while into the other direction there was a signpost).
I asked some local and he told me, where to wait and he also took me to a bar, where they had a schedule for the buses, BUT that schedule was outdated, as we found out the other morning, when we had to wait 30 minutes in vain for the bus. Other passangers told me, they got the right bus-infos at the tourist-information !
Buses are leaving quite early in the morning:
at 07.45am, then again once again untill noon and maybe once again in the evening !
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When you walk the Camino to Viana
The old city of Viana was built on top of a small hill but all of its surrounding are quite flat to walk through, when you are walking / hiking the Camino / Jakobsweg / St. James Way !
Most of the tracks of the Camino are away from the main trafic here and just in case that you decide to take the bus instead of hiking on a bad day, or when you are in a hurry: there is a busstation as well in Viana - see my other transportation-tip !
In Viana you will find a lot of great facilities for peregrinos / pilgrims along the Camino: lots of cafes, restaurants, albergues and ordinary hotels as well as private B&Bs.
In my last picture: A peregrino walking the Camino with a wagon to push.
I doubt very much that this is a good alternative to a rucksack, but in his case he had a rucksack as well and obviously he also had campinggear for a family on that wagon. I met him again on my last day in Santiago !
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