Hi, Barobins, and Welcome to the Forum.Hi,
I’m doing my first Camino on Oct 21 from Pamplona. Someone in a FB group commented that “most alburgues will close Oct 30”. This scares the heck out of me! Is it true...? I’m already nervous as hell!
This is the go-to website to see which Albergues are open after November 1St www.aprinca.com/alberguesinvierno.
Unfortunately not all albergues respond to Lourdes request for information so you may find that an albergue is open but not on the list. Always call in advance! By the way she is considered the "original" or rather first volunteer hospitalera to offer donativo accommodations in her home after the revival of the Camino. She and her partner now live in Fromista and open up their home in the winter.
I walked from SJPDP to Santiago last October and November and had no problem finding a place to sleep.
Is this website only in Spanish?I second this!! Use this website as a bible when you’re on the trail. Sure you might catch some albergues open that aren’t on the list but I always had piece of mind setting out for the day knowing what towns definitely had something open within my min/max daily distance, was better than being caught out at the point of no return.
Don’t worry too much, you will easily have a bed each day and just remember if you have to do a shorter day, due to distances between open albergues, ... it’s likely all in the camino’s ‘plan’ for you and lining up some camino magic for you.
I’d love to contact you...I’m wondering about bringing rain gearI walked Frances from Pamplona November/December last year. Weather was great for long walks -- not too hot, not too cold) -- but there are a number of sections where you definitely have to shorten/lengthen walks based on accommodation availability. I didn't use a rain poncho the whole time (though I should have on the last day sprint to Santiago). On the positive side, if you like the social aspect of the Camino, you will see a lot of the same people every night, or if you like solitude, you can find that by hiking ahead or behind hiker bubbles (I had a 36 hour period after Logrono where I saw no other pilgrim).
The invierno site above is very useful, but can have errors. I also used booking.com -- usually with other pilgrim(s) -- a number of times so I could walk longer distances when needed.
Don't worry too much, I liked it enough that I might see you out there this year! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Hi,Is this website only in Spanish?
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