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Any tips for starting Feb 24th from Pamplona

Discussion in 'Camino Frances albergues, pensions and hostals' started by Augusta, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. Augusta

    Augusta New Member

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    Well this is the time we have and it's not long till Spring- Does anyone have any links to what hostels are open and February/March tips? Thanks
     
  2. Davey Boyd

    Davey Boyd Active Member

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    Welcome to the forum Augusta!

    The list of albergues on the Camino Frances that you can download free from the resource section lets you know if they are open all year. I walked back from Santiago last December, generally I found there is at least one albergue open in all the main towns. In winter if you stick to the Brierley stages you can't go wrong.

    Hope this helps

    Davey
     
  3. falcon269

    falcon269 no commercial interests

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  4. Gipsy Moon

    Gipsy Moon Member Donating Member

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    Hi Augusta,
    here is the direct link for Albergues open in winter
    http://www.aprinca.com/alberguesinvierno/

    I will be in Pamplona around the same time, starting a bit earlier in SJPP... we might cross path : )

    Happy walking!
     
  5. Kanga

    Kanga Moderator Staff Member Donating Member

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    Pamplona itself is lovely in winter - a great time to sit in those wonderful old bars drinking a coffee, reading the paper and imagining Hemingway is sitting at the next table writing.
     
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    mspath Veteran Member Donating Member

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  7. Walk On

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    Hello, and I hope all are in good health.....

    On a different subject but related to Pamplona, I will be arriving to begin my Camino in Pamplona in 10 days. Should arrive early afternoon, will explore the city the rest of the day, then spend my first night in a hotel.

    Instead of starting from my hotel I am thinking about taking a taxi to the outskirts of Pamplona (and avoiding the pavement as much as possible) and begin walking in a rural setting as much as practical.

    Has anyone done the same? Can anyone suggest a good starting point just outside of Pamplona? Just past Cizur Menor?

    Thank you in advance for any suggestions.

    Buen camino.
     
  8. mspath

    mspath Veteran Member Donating Member

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  9. falcon269

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    There are local buses (Route 1) that go to Cizur Menor for a very small fare.
     
  10. Mikel Olivares

    Mikel Olivares Active Member

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    2015, Christmas. From Zizur to Santiago.
    2016, Summer. Portugués, From Oporto to Santiago
    Pamplona is a small City.
    I recommend that you walk the Camino through it.
    It´s very easy and beautiful. It runs through the old (pretty) city and then the whole path passes through parks (Citadel, old fort) and the university area.
    The rest to Zizur Menor is a pleasant stoll.
    Buen Camino.
     

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