Frances vs. Primitivo

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between the Camino Primitivo and Camino Francés, check out the Sindre Almost blog. Sindre Sandvik from Norway has done both Camino routes and shares some entertaining posts, photos and videos on his blog. #FridayFaves #CaminodeSantiago

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So someone asked me what the differences were between the two routes I’ve walked. Now I won’t say one is better than the other or which I preferred. It would simple be an impossible exercise. Apples and oranges and all that, and the camino is so much more than walking a route and the landscape you encounter along the way. It is the people, the conversations, the jokes, blisters and much more.

The Primitivo is more physically demanding than the frances even though the latter is longer (350km vs. 775km) the reason for this is quite simple, the primitivo has a lot more climbs and descents to navigate which is a bit harder. Granted the first day or the frances (starting in St. Jean) is alot of UP and then DOWN again the same day, after that it is somewhat flat with some hills. Then you encounter the two other…

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