In my opinion shoes are the last thing that you should skimp on. I'm not saying that inexpensive shoes can't be good, but I wouldn't wait until you get to Spain to buy shoes - you will have no time to be sure that they work for you.
The 'Valcarlos' is an interesting route. The actual walk to Valcarlos town is magnificent, and I'd say the first day (if you decide to break the walk to Roncesvalles into two days) is a great opener for the Frances. However, day two presents a...
You could also take the Valcarlos route; essentially going around rather than over, if you have any concerns or the weather forecast is unfavourable (you didn't mention time of year except to say 'months').
Happy planning 🤗
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I have walked both, in 2018. I left Seville in late April and walked the VDLP and Sanabres, and later the same year left Lisbon in mid October and walked the Portuguese. The weather was pretty much perfect on the...
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I am planning on starting the Via de la Plata in the first few days of March. I have noted some posts about the weather at that time but I am trying to invite more responses. I am wondering about your experience along the...
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