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camino primitivo in middle september?


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Redhead Keith

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#2
Hola oferofer. I'm doing this too, but starting in León mid-sep on the Salvator - I've posted on this forum too, but have not had one reply. Keep me informed please, I'd like to know as I will be on the Primitivo sep -october. I know that at least one alberque closes at the end of sep. Best wishes, Keith
 
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#3
hi
maybe i will start also in Leon..on the Salvador...
but is it possible to hike mountains in september weather...? and maybe closed albergue..?
 
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2015
#4
hi
maybe i will start also in Leon..on the Salvador...
but is it possible to hike mountains in september weather...? and maybe closed albergue..?
 

Redhead Keith

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I hope it is good weather, or reasonable - a rain storm can always be expected. I have booked my flights, so I will be in Leon on the 18th and start from there. I am still trying to check-out the alberques. Most seem open.
 

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#6
I hope it is good weather, or reasonable - a rain storm can always be expected. I have booked my flights, so I will be in Leon on the 18th and start from there. I am still trying to check-out the alberques. Most seem open.
Haven't started yet planning. .just read on Salvador today for first time. ..any sleeping places recommendation on Salvador and primitivo?
 

Trude

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#8
hi
is it possible and nice to walk camino primitivo in middle to end september?
Of course it’s a great time to walk. The blackberries are ripe for the picking buy a yogurt and you have healthy food all the way. I love walking in September. Buen Camino!
 

Redhead Keith

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#9
Of course it’s a great time to walk. The blackberries are ripe for the picking buy a yogurt and you have healthy food all the way. I love walking in September. Buen Camino!
Hi Trude, thanks for the encouraging words. The Primitivo is challenging, it passes through the mountainous areas of Asturias - do you have experience of the Primitivo and recommend that late September/early October will be a great time to walk? The advice of our fellow pilgrims, their recommendations and advice, may determine what we pack in our rucksacks, what we come to expect from climate and conditions. Thanks again. Keith
 

Trude

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#10
Hi Keith, Spain is glorious in September. I have only walked part of the Primitivo when I volunteered as a hospitalario, the part I walked from Oviedo was beautiful. I have walked the Norte from Irun, Via De la Plata, from Seville, Portuguese from Lisbon and French 4 times twice from SJPD and twice from Pamplona. I usually walk in March and endure cold and snow as I hate crowds.
I walked the French in September .....the best it was amazing weather. Good luck
 

camino07

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#11
Hi Keith, I walked solo the Salvador/Primitivo two years ago,late September/October and the weather was perfect. It only rained in Berducedo after a lovely walk over Hospitales and from Melide onwards.
I took a fleece,rainjacket and sleeping bag as I get cold after a day's walk. Challenging for me with the ups and downs but made it and thinking about a repeat.
Have a wonderful Camino.
Heather
 

Redhead Keith

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#12
Hi Heather - thank you for the feed back, its very helpful. Keith
 
#13
We should be walking the Primitivo now, but being Spanish based we can go when we want. Due to the bad underfoot (and overhead!) conditions at the moment, we are delaying until late September/early October.

We won't have the spring flowers but we should have the autumn fruits to enjoy.

Good luck for your Camino.
 

peregrina2000

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#14
I totally agree with everyone's comments - - I think the scenery from Buiza to Pajares is more spectacular in summer, but fall is probably more likely to be dry (at least early fall). And the blackberries, oh the blackberries..... I remember starting out from León one year with two others in late September. We walked to Pola de Gordón that day, but our arrival was much later than it would have been if the blackberries had not been so abundant.

And as an added bonus, you may get snow at higher elevations. The walk out of Tineo is spectacular in most conditions, but with snow on the mountains behind it is just gorgeous.
 

Kiwi-family

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#16
My family and I are starting the Salvador and Primitivo on 10 October and noone has warned us not to so I assume it should be fine! I guess that means you'll have no worries in September.
 

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