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  1. A

    Thinking about walking Porto - Santiago this Dec/Jan 2019

    Hi All! I am a veteran pilgrim, however I've never walked anywhere in winter. I am tempted to walk from Porto starting around 12/28/19 and walking - slowly at first - towards Santiago. I would likely need very short days (15km?) for the first two or three days of walking. Would anyone know...
  2. M

    France Camino winter

    Hey guys! Need your tips! I am planning my Camino this January with bicycles from León to Finisterre. What do you think about? Is this possible? Some peoples says it’s not, has anyone done it before?thanx
  3. Gwaihir

    LIVE from the Camino Snow. Primitivo Yay or Nay?

    Heya peregrino peeps. I've been live on the Camino for longer than four months and this is my first "live" post, derp. Anyway. We're here in Ribadeseya and snow is closing in on us. It's on the hilltops very close to the Camino, the Picos de Europa are completely snowed under (so pretty), and...
  4. P

    January 2020 Start Date

    Hello everyone! Longtime lurker first time poster. I’m here with a pretty basic question, but I wanted to run it by everyone here before I did anything irreversible, e.g., buy plane tickets. I’m looking to hike the Camino Frances from St. Jean this January. I have a fairly firm end date on...
  5. Argentdave

    Walking the Norte in Feb 2020 from Hondarribia - anyone else around then?

    Hi Peregrinos, Walking the camino has been a life-changing experience, and I cannot wait to walk another one (after completing the whole Francés in 2016 and Portugués from Porto in 2017). I am now excitedly preparing for my third camino starting from Hondarribia/Fuenterrabia around 24th...
  6. D

    Is the Portguese Coastal route viable in the winter?

    I am looking forward to walking the coastal route next year, health permitting. I can literally hardly wait! I have to fit it in between work and I'm musing about the possibility of being able to do it before when I've planned, which is next September. I'm free December and January :) I've...
  7. H

    Winter walk

    Hello. New to the forum(last week) and have been reading posts and attending the University of Google in great detail. I have decided for work and personal reasons this December. Only time I can get a couple weeks off work ). Having made that decision I have started my training as best I can...
  8. gemma.mj

    GR65 starting new years day 2020

    Hello, I am walking the Camino for my first time next year. I'm beginning on new years day and wish to follow the steps of my Uncle beginning in Le Puy-en-Velay. I am an outdoor guide and can walk far distances without a problem. However I understand my limitations lie within the snow, as well...
  9. H

    12 Days- Bordeaux to Finish Camino de Santiago: How to make this possible

    Hello Everyone! I'm currently living in Paris, France and am (trying) to organize my pilgrimage from Bordeaux finishing in Santiago, beginning February 22-March 6th during my holiday. I've been studying a map to make this possible very vigorously, my plan would be to begin in Bordeaux (or...
  10. bradleyllew

    del Norte in winter?

    I'm thinking of hitting the Norte in February - is this doable? IE will there be any albergues open? I really NEED to walk!
  11. sullygal

    Transportation to St. Jean Pied de Port in January!

    I am planning on flying into either Barcelona or Madrid. The flight to Barcelona is significantly cheaper than Madrid, but I have read that transportation to Saint Jean Pied de Port is a bit easier than from Barcelona. Does anyone have any advice on getting there from either of these cities...
  12. J

    December 2018 near Christmas..anyone?

    Is anyone walking from Sarria to Santiago around Christmas? I’m thinking of it but would like to find someone to walk with. I’d have to send my pack on.
  13. H

    Which Camino is most used in fall/winter in France?

    Dear all, I was planning on hiking about 3 weeks on one of the caminos in France, starting in October, but due to illness, I had to postpone. This means I will be hiking from about October 24th 'till mid-november. I have heard a lot of lodgings close after November 1st, and since I am untrained...
  14. t2andreo

    The "ultimate" backpack for the Pyrenees or winter Caminos..."

    I came across this today. It is HUGELY funny.... Enjoy! Clearly, this is not for real, but it is amusing... o_O Also, it is a pleasant change form my normally over-serious posts... Then again, I just returned from six weeks in Spain, four as a Pilgrim Office volunteer. My time there was...
  15. Pink Girl

    December Camino?

    Buen Camino Everyone! The Camino is calling me back (my first was September 2017), but I only have vacation December 7th through the New Year. Does anyone walk in December? Is everything really closed like my guidebook warns? Are the mountain areas closed due to snow? Basically asking if...
  16. Sophie Luise

    Camino Invierno in winter

    I'm thinking about walking the Camino Invierno in February and I have a few questions: Are there enough albergues or other affordable places to sleep this time of the year? What do you think the weather will be like? Should I expect snow? How many days would you recommend (starting in...
  17. Rionajmc

    Rota Vicentina in winter?

    Hello there! My partner and I are planning on walking 5 days of the RV in early January 2018. I've previously walked the CF and the Camino Aragonese in spring/summer, so this will be quite different. We are just wondering about availability of accommodation and the kind of temperatures to...
  18. Pierre Julian

    Good Camino for walking over Christmas?

    Hi everyone, I'm thinking about walking the Camino from 23rd December to 2nd January, and would like advice on a good track which will have albergues open, not be too isolated (if shops etc shut around Christmas/New Year), and not too cold, wet or snowy! I love walking in winter, and have done...
  19. magsdayc

    camino francés in winter late 2017 to early 2018

    hey guys, I've always dreamed abt walking on camino de Santiago. This year I have two week vacation which I can spend on this, my planning dates roughly is from December 29 to 11 January, I am planing to start from Leon, ideally I hope I could reach the end, if not id be happy wherever I could...
  20. katie@camino

    Winter Camino questions

    Hi all, The idea of a winter Camino (SJPdP-SdC) has been percolating in my mind for some time and after buying a super-duper, super-warm sleeping bag on the weekend, i think i am edging closer to making it a reality in Dec 2018-Jan 2019 (Australian summer school holidays). I have some questions...