Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
Be aware that both permethrin and Deet pose some health risk. Unless you are one of those who has a reaction to insect bites, given the small chance of bedbug contact, it would be healthier not to use toxins. Those who use them believe that Tea tree oil and lavender provide some protection.
Local bus right outside the airport door will take you to the Bayonne train station where they will bus you (train doesn't seem to run anymore) to SJPDP. I have tended to overnight in beautiful Bayonne and get the first bus in the morning.
My first CF was either before the movie 'The Way' was released or at least it was little known. So my Camino experience was before I saw the movie. Although I enjoyed it, the movie seemed very unlike anything that I had experienced.
In 2013 April 17-May 17 Camino Frances we had snow going over the mountains from SJPDP. We had snow again just before Burgos.
Wind on the meseta was hypothermic. I always take a toque and light gloves. Several layers but not doubles of each layer as the weight gets excessive. Do take extra pairs...
This is when I usually mention Tea Tree Oil. It seems to have worked; was recommended by a farmacia on the camino (they might have some experience). And sleeping in neurotoxins scares the heck out of me