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August too hot?

Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese, French, Primitivo
#1
Hi Pilgrims

I friend and I are thinking of starting the Camino Mozarabe from Malaga around August 20, 2018. Too hot?
 
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CF: (2001, 2002, 2004, 2014). Hospitalera: 2002, Ponferrada. 2004, Rabanal del Camino.
#2
There is a heat wave. So, stay hydrated and hydrated, and more hydrated.

My first camino I started in Roncesvalles in August with black hair. I finished in September in Santiago with platinum blonde hairline.

Buen camino.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese, French, Primitivo
#3
There is a heat wave. So, stay hydrated and hydrated, and more hydrated.

My first camino I started in Roncesvalles in August with black hair. I finished in September in Santiago with platinum blonde hairline.

Buen camino.
Thanks nyc

Am hoping the first few days at least might be through forested hills but will take your advice. Long range forecasts are predicting mid 20s. We live in hope!
 

D74

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked 2016, 2017
#4
I've just come back from the Camino Frances and it was warm, very warm. The best way to beat the heat is to get up early and start walking by 6am, it's a beautifully peacful time to walk and it's nice and cool. Buen Camino.
 

gcsz

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Hope to walk in 2019
#5
I've just come back from the Camino Frances and it was warm, very warm. The best way to beat the heat is to get up early and start walking by 6am, it's a beautifully peacful time to walk and it's nice and cool. Buen Camino.
I'm considering a summer start...do you remember any actual temps?
Thanks
 

D74

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked 2016, 2017
#6
I'm considering a summer start...do you remember any actual temps?
Thanks
The first week was high 20's, which was fine to walk in, but then a heat wave hit and it rose to mid to high 30's, which was too warm to walk in the afternoon. A heatwave hit most of Europe this year, making it warmer than normal. It seems to have dropped down to high 20's again.
 

jpflavin1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(10,11,17), Vasco(12), Salvador(13), Primitivo(13), Norte(14), Madrid (16), Mozarabe (18)
#7
Thanks nyc

Am hoping the first few days at least might be through forested hills but will take your advice. Long range forecasts are predicting mid 20s. We live in hope!
Rick:

I do not know if you have started your walk yet but the Mozarabe from Almeria is more like Arizona. Much more like a desert area followed by about 200 miles of hills with Olive trees until you reach Cordoba where the vegetation begins to change.

There is plenty of accommodation and the Association is very helpful.

Ultreya,
Joe
 
Camino(s) past & future
Nearly every year since 2006, often walking more than one route. 2018 will be Camino #14.
#8
That route from Malaga would be horribly hot in the summer, in my opinion.
Besides that, no places to fill up water.
I realize it's past August... wondering how you did.
 

george.g

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
French way 10, 11
Norte 12
Vdlp 13
Levante 14
Mozarabe/Malaga 15
Augusta 16
Mozarabe/Almeria 17
#9
Perhaps it’s me but...if you need to ask if it’s going to be hot in southern Spain in August, maybe he shouldn’t be going!
George
 
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