In September 2014 I went on what I call my Top-up Camino to relive and revive the experiences and emotions I had when I walked from St Jean in 2012. I wanted to start in Astorga so I could enjoy Galicia again, and I wanted to walk on my own. However on the first day of walking I met L, and we walked together every step of the way from Rabanal. My plans mixed with hers for a bit before they flew out the window, and this is our itinerary after the fact.
Day 1: Astorga – Rabanal, albergue Pilar with its own bar!
Day 2: Rabanal – Acebo, albergue Meson Acebo – views and sunloungers!
Day 3: Acebo – Camponaraya, new albergue Naraya, clean, fresh, restaurant
Day 4: Camponayara – Pereje, albergue, wide single beds
Day 5: Pereje – O Cebreiro, Celta Venta (with interesting stairs – see below)
Day 6: Cebreiro – Triacastela, El Berce del Camino, big and clean with terrace
Day 7: Triacastela – Sarria, Hotel Cristal
Day 8: Sarria – Portomarin, private albergue next to Mirador
Day 9: Portomarin – Boente, great albergue with bar and pool out the back!
Day 10: Boente – Os Chacotes, huge muni, clean and nice, go to Cabana to eat/drink
Day 11: Os Chacotes – Salceda, small private hostal
Day 12: Salceda – SANTIAGO!