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Safety: Running with the Bulls

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Safety: Running with the Bulls

Hello,

How safe is it for two girls in their early twenties to be attending running with the bulls? Would it be wiser/cheaper to use two days in Spain towards more time in Barcelona or go down to Granada instead? I posted an earlier thread on the feasibility of my trip to be under 4k. but now I am more concerned about the safety and ease of traveling for my friend and I. Thanks everyone.

Current trip

Spain

Madrid-3 days (1 day trip to Toledo)

• Pampalona -2 days

Barcelona-2 days

France

Paris-3 days

Netherlands

Amsterdam-2 days

Italy

Venice- 1 day

Florence-2 days

Rome-3 days

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1. Re: Safety: Running with the Bulls

Bear in mind that, allowing for packing, changing hotels and travel, 2 nights in a place really means only one day. So you will have 1 day in most of the places you list, and zero days in Venice.

You are trying to do far too much.

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2. Re: Safety: Running with the Bulls

'attending running with the bulls'.

Do you mean you will run or just watch? If the former, without knowing your ability and what research and preparation you will have done, probably extremely foolish and unsafe. If the second you will be fine behind the barriers or with a view, but again if you see an incident, how squeamish are you?

Not what you asked, but has there been no comment on the fast and furious pace of your itinerary?

Edited: 23 February 2014, 10:14
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3. Re: Safety: Running with the Bulls

Thanks for your input!

yes we are trying to figure out what places to cut to make the trip as fulfilling but comfortable as possible.

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4. Re: Safety: Running with the Bulls

pie:

I would skip Pamplona and add one day to Madrid and another to Barcelona. You could then do a day trip to Segovia while in Madrid.

Do a day trip to Montserrat while in Barcelona. Read about this day trip in the top question of the Barcelona forum.

Take the AVE between Madrid and Barcelona.

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187514-c80518/Madrid…

When they have the running of the bulls in July, they show it on TV between 7:30 and 8:30 every morning. So you can see this spectacle better on TV than if you were there, without fighting the horrendous crowds in Pamplona.

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