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Best time to walk

Reklaw

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago, 2011,2013, VdlP 2017
Hi I am thinking of walking from Carcassonne to SJPdP in 2020. Does anyone have experience of the best time, weather wise to walk please. I could go from May and am wondering if by June the weather is more likely to be dryer. I know this is a ''how long is a piece of string'' question but I thought it was worth asking. Thank you
 
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Hi, Reklaw. . .

What season of the year is your favorite? Do you tolerate high heat well when active for hours at a time? Do you do better with cool weather for walking outside? Does the idea of walking in rain put you off, or are you OK with doing so?

Personally, if answering based on my own likes and dislikes, I would go in the late Fall. :)
 

smileymadd

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Camino(s) past & future
CF (2011) VdLP (2013) Camino Portuguese (2016) Camino Finisterre/Muxia (2016) Camino Ingles (2017)
Hi Reklaw,

I was about to ask your exact question, I also would like to walk Carcassonne to SJPDP in 2020. I have walked five caminos in Spain all May/June but this will be my first long walk in France. When I asked a freind who lives in Europe (I live in Australia) about walking in May on the GR78 they did offer that European winters have dragged on of late and there may still be snow in the hills. I would prefer to deal with the heat by limiting hours walking rather than walk in the rain, I also don't have a problem with cold, just rain, like most of us I guess! I would love to hear how others have found walking May/June as opposed to say September/October. Thank you. PS I'm not a new member but I'm not quite sure how to change this on my profile or even to add other walks I've done for that matter.
 
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PS I'm not a new member but I'm not quite sure how to change this on my profile or even to add other walks I've done for that matter.
I'm not sure you can change the status label (New Member, Veteran, etc) You CAN replace that label with one that you write, though.
  • Click on your Username in the Blue Menu Bar at the top of the page. This will open up into the 'Account Details' page.
  • Scroll down the page until you see "Custom Title". . . there will be a space for you to create a label for yourself. This will replace the designation as 'New Member'
  • After writing your new label, scroll down to where it says "Camino(s) past & future. This is where you can add your Camino resume. :)
 

smileymadd

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF (2011) VdLP (2013) Camino Portuguese (2016) Camino Finisterre/Muxia (2016) Camino Ingles (2017)
Thanks so much davebugg, that's a big help. If only organizing some great walking weather was that simple!
 
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Thanks so much davebugg, that's a big help. If only organizing some great walking weather was that simple!
You are welcome :)

With the weather thing, I think of it more as organizing myself to adapt to the weather, and enjoying whatever happens. This year on Camino Ingles, it was rain every day. . . but it was a GLORIOUS camino in spite of the weather. :)
 


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