Thanks for this. Hoping to walk the Primitivo in August after volunteering at the muni in Grado. Do we think that 11 or 12 days from Grado to Santiago is a reasonable amount of time to complete the route and still appreciate the surroundings?
In summer 2017 I did SJ to Moratinos, with repeated 30km+ days in hot weather before my feet gave up. Was planning to go back this summer but didn’t get on the plane due to a recurring back problem...probably would have been ok but didn’t want to risk it...and glad about it given the heatwave...
Will be continuing my Camino in October from just short of Sahagun. Have about ten days and if I’m feeling up to it I would like to get to Santiago in that time...about 400km. Is there enough proper daylight at that time of the year to average 40km a day?
Never had a problem finding a bed early last August on the first half of the Frances. You might want to book a bunk at Roncesvalles if you think you'll make a late arrival. I always tried to walk so that if the albergues in a small town were full, there was always another town less than an...
The only problem with this is that it will be dark! That might be fine on the Meseta, but making the descent from the hill towns where many of the albergues are to be found earlier in the walk is a bit hairy (DAMHIKIJK). Besides, you'll be missing about 90 minutes of the landscape!