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  1. W

    Is Camino Frances a Rat Race in April/May?

    Hi All, I am just looking for advice from people that walked the Camino Frances in April/May of 2019. Did you find there was a race to get to destinations in order to secure a bed or was there generally beds available? Im young and fit and have no problem walking at a fast pace but I would...
  2. D

    Leon to Santiago starting April 11th

    Hello Everyone, I am flying into Madrid on April 10th and taking a train to Leon to start the walk the following day. This is my first time doing the Camino. Unfortunately I could not take too much time off from work so I decided to do the last 200 miles. I will have to return back to Madrid...
  3. E

    Camino del Norte in April?

    Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here and I need some advice. I walked the Francés last august and it was wonderful (maybe a bit hot). I would like to walk the del Norte but I have to start in the beginning of April. I know that it rains A LOT that time of year so I'm a little bit...
  4. Isabeila

    Via de la Plata in April?

    Hello fellow pilgrims! Even though I have already walked the Camino Frances and Camino del Norte, I feel so unsure and some what "afraid" about setting off from Seville to Santiago April 1st. Therefore I hoped to get in contact with pilgrims leaving from Seville at the same time - or around...
  5. andywild

    footwear question for april 2018

    Hi, I am planning on walking Camino Frances in mid April 2018.. This gives me about 12 weeks to get my equipment together. My main concern is footwear for the type of terrain at that time of year, (I'm assuming there will be a fair amount of wet weather). I'm hoping to get away with spending...
  6. Joseph_MT

    Camino Family - April 2017

    I travelled alone to SJPdP to what I thought was going to be my solo journey, however from Day 1 found a wonderful family who welcomed me with open arms, we've looked for each other, cared for each other, shared lots of stories and experiences together. This is what the Camino is all about...
  7. clivespicer

    LIVE from the Camino Numbers out of StJPDP today

    There were a number of recent threads asking how busy the CF was at present. I was advised in the Pilgrims Office in St Jean this afternoon that they are currently seeing around 240 Pilgrims daily.
  8. G

    Albergues for cyclists; riding el Camino in April

    Greetings pilgrims, I stumbled on this forum and found some great information. On a lark and at the last minute, I am going to ride El Camino about April 1--if there is anyone looking for company, holla! From what I have been gleaning from this forum, I understand that some or all albergues...
  9. N

    Advice needed for Camino Portugues please

    Hi Guys :) I am planning a little (mini) Camino in Portugal for April, but will only have 2.5 weeks to walk (which is super sad for me because the last time I walked I was real blessed with 2.5 months. bliss!) Because my time is so short, I would really appreciate it if I could have some...
  10. K

    1st Camino; Camino Frances; April 1st, 2017

    Bueno!! I am landing in Biaritz, March 30th, 2017 and finding my way to SJPP; Not sure if I'll take a train or bus yet, any suggestions? Also, I am only planning on bringing a silk bag liner. And hopefully getting a blanket at night....What do you think? Kate
  11. Jaco Klynsmith

    Camino Frances in April 2017

    Hi, I am planning to walk in April 2017. From what I gather the journey from SJPDP takes 35 days to Santiago de Compostela. I need to book my flight for when I am done and hope that 35 days will be enough? I'm 32 years old and quite fit so I think I should be able to finish in time. Will...
  12. Amanda___

    Camino del Norte, April-May 2017

    Hi all, I'm new to the forum/camino, and am looking to take on the Camino del Norte starting in mid-April and ending late May. I'm 23 and hike pretty regularly, do you think finishing this route in 5 weeks is realistic (starting at the beginning in Irun)? I've also read on some of the forums...
  13. B

    Getting to Sarria if flying to Santiago

    Hi - a soon-to-be first-timer here! I have one week of vacation in April, plan to fly from the USA to Santiago, pick up a bus to Sarria, and do the last 100K. Is it easy to get a bus from Santiago to Sarria any day of the week in April? Thanks!
  14. R

    Wanderer on Camino Portugues 2016-04-07

    I am on the Camino Portugues. Add your insights and view mine.
  15. JasoFett

    Sleeping Bag Advice

    Hello everyone! I am planning on going on the Camino the last week of April through May. What temperature sleeping bag do you suggest I take? I want to pack as lightweight as possible of course, and was wonder if a 55F would be heavy enough? Any suggestions? Thank you!
  16. A

    Reservations in April/May?

    Hi, I am planning to walk the Camino from April 15-May 15 starting in Pamplona. I am wondering if I need to make reservations at the albergues before hand at this time of year, or if it is likely slow enough at this time that I can just show up? I see others had mentioned making reservations in...
  17. G

    Early April and Orisson Refuge

    Hi everyone, I'm schedule to start walking on my birthday, April 4. I emailed the Orisson refuge on January 2nd asking to reserve on April 4 and I got a response on Jan 12 that said: "At this period of the year we don't know if the weather is good so just call us the day before to know if the...
  18. M


    Starting my Camino in middle to late April. I know no one can forecast the weather but is there usually snow in the Pyrenees. Is it passable? Thank you in advance for any information that would help.
  19. Nanumea

    Sleeping bag question, Camino Frances in April

    Hello! I will be walking the Camino Frances from 4th April to 13th May in 2016. I have trouble choosing the right sleeping bag to take with me to the Camino. What kind of temperatures to expect during the spring at night? Will all of the albergues provide blankets? I have one light sleeping...
  20. Hildegardista

    Via de la PLata between February and April

    Hola Peregrinos, I would love to walk the Via de la Plata leaving Sevilla on Ash-wednesday, February 10 to arrive at Easter,March 27 in Santiago. I would like to know if the albergues are open at that time of the year. Taking a tent with me is something i would like to avoid, (but i would carry...

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