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Camino Primitivo in September?

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18th september
Hi,
I want to start the Camino Primitivo on September 18th. Is this a good time to start the Camino or is in better to go in an earlier month next year eg. June or july to start the Camino Primitivo? (Because of the weather conditions!)

Did anyone walk the Primitivo starting mid september in previous years? If so, what are your experiences? And do you have other information for me?

Thank you!

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Del Norte from Irun to Santander, Primitivo from Oviedo to Frances to Santiago September 2016
Hi,
I want to start the Camino Primitivo on September 18th. Is this a good time to start the Camino or is in better to go in an earlier month next year eg. June or july to start the Camino Primitivo? (Because of the weather conditions!)

Did anyone walk the Primitivo starting mid september in previous years? If so, what are your experiences? And do you have other information for me?

Thank you!

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My daughter and I started in Irgun early September 2016 and arrived at Oviedo about a week later. It turned out to be an ideal time of year on the Primitivo. A few hot days of road walking ( shit walking as my daughter would say) and one day of rain. Otherwise nice weather with beautiful clear skies. Not too many people so a big shock when we hit the Frances at Melide!
 

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I walked two times Primitivo. The first one in late September and the second one in early May. Two excellent periods. If possible I’d avoid early September because of possible crowd. Great Camino, good idea. Buen camino
 

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18th september
My daughter and I started in Irgun early September 2016 and arrived at Oviedo about a week later. It turned out to be an ideal time of year on the Primitivo. A few hot days of road walking ( shit walking as my daughter would say) and one day of rain. Otherwise nice weather with beautiful clear skies. Not too many people so a big shock when we hit the Frances at Melide!
Thank you Arch!
 
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Tar Heel

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Salvador and Primitivo September/October 2019
Hi,
I want to start the Camino Primitivo on September 18th. Is this a good time to start the Camino or is in better to go in an earlier month next year eg. June or july to start the Camino Primitivo? (Because of the weather conditions!)

Did anyone walk the Primitivo starting mid september in previous years? If so, what are your experiences? And do you have other information for me?

Thank you!

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I actually started the Camino Salvador, a historic 7 day Camino that terminates in Oviedo and intersects with the Primitivo which I then hiked in mid-September to Santiago Compostela , arriving there around October 15th. On the Primitivo the weather was mostly dry, the nights were chilly but not too cold except at the high elevations where blankets were available in the alburgues. There were few “completos”,meaning no available beds, in the mountains there are fewer towns therefore greater distances and fewer accommodations but the beauty of the landscape surpasses the inconveniences encountered. I do not recall much rain. And encountered very few other hikers until the route intersected the Frances a couple of days outside of SC when it became Like walking through a Central Park - many people.

All in all, the Primitivo in the fall is a must.
 

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18th september
I actually started the Camino Salvador, a historic 7 day Camino that terminates in Oviedo and intersects with the Primitivo which I then hiked in mid-September to Santiago Compostela , arriving there around October 15th. On the Primitivo the weather was mostly dry, the nights were chilly but not too cold except at the high elevations where blankets were available in the alburgues. There were few “completos”,meaning no available beds, in the mountains there are fewer towns therefore greater distances and fewer accommodations but the beauty of the landscape surpasses the inconveniences encountered. I do not recall much rain. And encountered very few other hikers until the route intersected the Frances a couple of days outside of SC when it became Like walking through a Central Park - many people.

All in all, the Primitivo in the fall is a must.
Thank you Tar!
 

Nina Busy

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2017
Hi,
I want to start the Camino Primitivo on September 18th. Is this a good time to start the Camino or is in better to go in an earlier month next year eg. June or july to start the Camino Primitivo? (Because of the weather conditions!)

Did anyone walk the Primitivo starting mid september in previous years? If so, what are your experiences? And do you have other information for me?

Thank you!

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Thank you for the question! We think about Salvador+Primitivo next year and we cannot choose the month. I thought that July is the best time because of less rain (weather cite) but now I am not sure as this year the summer is very hot.
 
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Hi,
Did anyone walk the Primitivo starting mid september in previous years? If so, what are your experiences? And do you have other information for me?

Thank you!

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Hello, I walked into Santiago on 10/7/2019 after 12 day on the Primitivo from Oviedo. I had one day of off and on rain and drizzle into Pola and one morning of chilly fog and drizzle high up in the mountains.
Other then that it was a beautiful walk, with chilly starts and fine sunny afternoons! And yes to quote Tar Heel making the turn in Melide onto the Frances was like walking in Central Park.
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18th september
Thank you for the question! We think about Salvador+Primitivo next year and we cannot choose the month. I thought that July is the best time because of less rain (weather cite) but now I am not sure as this year the summer is very hot.
I am happy that i could help you ;-)
 

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