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early september vs early october

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camino frances: sept 2018
hello. i am planning on cycling 7-10 days on the camino frances this fall. i have two possible time windows: 1) early september 2) early october. which time period would you recommend? i am going solo. are there still a decent number of pilgims on the camino in early october or will i be somewhat alone? many thanks for your help.



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Camino(s) past & future
2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
Early Oct. weather is a bit cooler and the crowds will be a bit thinned out!


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cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
Having cycled during Sept to early Oct I think its a matter of personal choice. However there is one thing to consider - the further west you get the later the sun rises. I recall leaving Rabanal at 8.15/8.30 when it was still morning twilight. The sun did not rise until I was nearly at Foncebardon. It was even later from Melide, but by then I was use to the situation. If you stay in private accommodation where they allow you to set your own departure time its not a problem, but in the municipal ones with strict 8.00 am departure times you might need a tail light and even a head torch. Or just go have an extra coffee and wait for the sun to show!! Cheers

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