I am planning to start the Camino Frances in early September but am really concerned about the crowds that I keep reading about. That's not what I expected, but with the increased popularity of the Camino I guess I'm not surprised. Peace, solitude, and reflection -- not compatible with the masses and trying to hunt down a bed. So I'm thinking about taking a different route. I'm flying to Paris from the US and currently have reservations to Biarritz/SJPP but I'll change or cancel that if necessary. I think the Norte might be too difficult for me. Please, what do you recommend?