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COVID Albergues reopening on the Vía de la Plata

geraldkelly

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
Hi

I'm currently contacting all the albergues on the Vía to find out when they'll be reopening and how many beds they'll have under the new regulations. I'm posting my results here: http://www.viadelaplataguide.net/pages/updates

This will be continuously updated as new information comes in. At the moment many albergues aren't sure when they'll be able to open but most expect to do so in July.

Gerald
 

Pilger Franz

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Podiensis-Norte-Ingles-SdC; Francigena; Touron.; Bretagne; Lemovic.; Lana; Lusitana (Este)
Hi Gerald,

this is a huge task! Thank you for doing it.

BC Franz
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
What a great service Gerald!

May I suggest you add Casa Camino in Riego del Camino. The house was recently bought by a lovely Portuguese couple. I met with them on several occasions for lunch at our mutual albergues when I was volunteering in Fontanillas de Castro in February of this year.
 

JohnMcM

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Some, and with luck, some more.
Hi

I'm currently contacting all the albergues on the Vía to find out when they'll be reopening and how many beds they'll have under the new regulations. I'm posting my results here: http://www.viadelaplataguide.net/pages/updates

This will be continuously updated as new information comes in. At the moment many albergues aren't sure when they'll be able to open but most expect to do so in July.

Gerald
Good luck with this Gerald and thank you.

Buen (Albergue-listing) Camino
 

Staffman

Mature Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April-May 2019
Via De La Plata/Camino Sanabres/Finisterre/Muxia (2020)
Thanks Gerald. I'm hoping to do the Via De La Plata in October-November 2020 but I'm concerned regarding the possibility that some Albergues/Pensions which are situated in places which enable a 20-25km walk rather than a 25-40km walk may not be open. I will be doing the Camino with my 70 year old sister whilst I will be 67 at the time so these albergues/pensions which 'shorten' the daily walks are extremely important to us. I would be grateful if anyone can advise if they have solid information regarding any albergues/pensions which have closed permanently. Hopefully there will be none.
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Thanks so much for this I will have your guide and I hope the up to date list when I walk next year. I hope!
 

Colette Z

Happy Pilgrim
Camino(s) past & future
CF- Finisterre-Muxia 03/17; Camino SK 10/17; Norte 03/18; Ingles 11/18; Augusta 03/19
Hi

I'm currently contacting all the albergues on the Vía to find out when they'll be reopening and how many beds they'll have under the new regulations. I'm posting my results here: http://www.viadelaplataguide.net/pages/updates

This will be continuously updated as new information comes in. At the moment many albergues aren't sure when they'll be able to open but most expect to do so in July.

Gerald
Thank you Gerald for the service. 👍
 

LTfit

Veteran Member
I just read the following notice on a Spanish Facebook page reporting that the donativo Albergue in Alcuescar will remain closed this year.

"Noticias Jacobeas "

Estimados Amigos de la " via de la plata " Aprovechando este articulo les informo que ayer en conversación telefónica con Alcuescar ( Cáceres ) " El albergue de los Padres Reparadores de Alcuescar " cierra su espacio destinado a la acogida de peregrinos en todo lo que resta de Año. sirva esta nota ¡ por favor ¡ para que los administradores de esta pagina tengan en cuenta esta situación y todos los peregrinos que anden por la via de la plata se sientan informados. ¡ Gracias ¡.
 

Staffman

Mature Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April-May 2019
Via De La Plata/Camino Sanabres/Finisterre/Muxia (2020)
Thanks for that info LTfit. Very helpful.
 

geraldkelly

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés, Vía de la Plata / Camino Sanabrés, Camino del Baztán, Camino Aragonés, Chemin du Puy
Hi!

I posted some more updates on 22 July last. The situation seems to have stabilised and I get the impression that the albergues that are going to open this year have already done so.

The Via is doable from a point-of-view of accommodation, several people are doing it at this moment. You would need to plan ahead carefully and depend on hotels in places (which is normal on the Via anyway) but as far as I can see it isn't a problem.

The usual advice about the heat applies, around Seville the temperature has been over 40C recently.


All the best!
Gerald
 

Chef66

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Now
Thank you for this guide. I am thinking of doing this Camino in November so this is invaluable!!
 

nipeno

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Sep-Oct 2019, Via de la plata May-Jun 2021 (I hope)
Thank you, Gerald! I have your book in front of me today when I´m planning my next camino. Hope to do Via de la plata in May-June next year. Only covid-19 can stop me!
 


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