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Early September weather on the Via de la Plata?

Stephen

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Twice walked from St Jean to Estella and once from Sarria to Santiago. Maybe someday I'll find the time to do the entire walk.
I've found the time. Just completed SJPP to Santiago. 25 Aug to 1st Oct, 2016.
And now the Portuguese from Lisbon.
I'm guessing the temperatures will have begun to drop then and it won't be quite as hot as July or August. Would it be a good time to start this Camino?
 
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The next four days in Seville is ~40C. Of course, I did the Levante from Valencia this year leaving March 1st. I couldn't imagine leaving much later....Much of the southern part of Spain is walking without shade.
 

hel&scott

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2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
People recommend this route for spring, and I for one would love to see the wild peonies bloom then. However we do most of our Camino trips in northern Autumn and usually leave at the start of September, getting into to Santiago in late October before the worst of the rains hit. This has served us well and we found the vdp to be fine for walking then. But we do leave early in the day and aim to stop before 2 or 3 in the afternoon as it gets you in before the heat of the day really takes over. It also means you get the end of the long Spainish lunch, as we found in the remote places things tend to close and not reopen til very late, if at all.

There are several other threads on doing the vdp at this time and I got in trouble for saying it's not that hard and so won't say it again (except I just did). You can read our blog for the unvarnished truth, you will see I moan about it getting cold and wet up around Salamanca, so be prepared for the change in weather as you go.
 
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Harington

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Vézelay/Francés 2011, Primitivo 2012, VdlP 2013, Via Domitia 2014, Inglés 2015, Francigena 2016
I'm guessing the temperatures will have begun to drop then and it won't be quite as hot as July or August. Would it be a good time to start this Camino?
I started 18 September (2013) from Seville and the temperatures were nudging 40C. It was seriously hot as far as Mérida, where it rained.
 

SUSIE

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People recommend this route for spring, and I for one would love to see the wild peonies bloom then. However we do most of our Camino trips in northern Autumn and usually leave at the start of September, getting into to Santiago in late October before the worst of the rains hit. This has served us well and we found the vdp to be fine for walking then. But we do leave early in the day and aim to stop before 2 or 3 in the afternoon as it gets you in before the heat of the day really takes over. It also means you get the end of the long Spainish lunch, as we found in the remote places things tend to close and not reopen til very late, if at all.

There are several other threads on doing the vdp at this time and I got in trouble for saying it's not that hard and so won't say it again (except I just did). You can read our blog for the unvarnished truth, you will see I moan about it getting cold and wet up around Salamanca, so be prepared for the change in weather as you go.
People recommend this route for spring, and I for one would love to see the wild peonies bloom then. However we do most of our Camino trips in northern Autumn and usually leave at the start of September, getting into to Santiago in late October before the worst of the rains hit. This has served us well and we found the vdp to be fine for walking then. But we do leave early in the day and aim to stop before 2 or 3 in the afternoon as it gets you in before the heat of the day really takes over. It also means you get the end of the long Spainish lunch, as we found in the remote places things tend to close and not reopen til very late, if at all.

There are several other threads on doing the vdp at this time and I got in trouble for saying it's not that hard and so won't say it again (except I just did). You can read our blog for the unvarnished truth, you will see I moan about it getting cold and wet up around Salamanca, so be prepared for the change in weather as you go.
 
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SUSIE

Camino addict....
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances (2010)
Camino Portuguese Lisbon to Santiago via Fatima(2013)
Via Podiensis Le Puy - Roncevalles (2014)
Via Tolosana via Lourdes (2015)
Planning Via Francigena [2017]
What is your blog...would love to read it.
Starting Salamanca 16th Sept
 

hel&scott

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Year of past OR future Camino
2004 St Jean - Santiago, 2008 &18 Seville - Finesterre, 2010 Ferrol - Lisbon, 2012 from Cartehenga.
What is your blog...would love to read it.
Starting Salamanca 16th Sept
Links on the bottom of our signature, see below.
 

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