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Easter 2020

Cailin O Eire

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked Sarria to Santiago Easter 2014
Hope to walk for 5 days from St Jean Pied De Port to wherever my feet bring me to first week of June 2016
Hello, I'm thinking of starting in St Jean on 6/7th of April, nothing booked it's a pipe dream at the moment and walking for maybe 8 or 9 days which will take in Good Friday, Easter Sunday etc, will all alberque be open over the Easter?

Also, will it be very busy at the start of the Camino Frances during April/Easter would I have to book ahead for accomodation or should I be okay?
Thanks for your time.
Buen Camino
 

Vacajoe

Traded in my work boots for hiking ones
Camino(s) past & future
2019 Biarritz-Pamplona-Lourdes
2018 Aragon/Frances/Finis
2018 Operation Sabre
2018 Marin Ramble
Hiked at Easter in 2019, staying at Roncevalles on Easter Sunday. Had zero issues with food and lodging leading up to that date and only Zubiri had issues with a lack of beds (which seems to be a regular issue there since the municipal closed). There were day-of beds available in SJPdP, Orisson, Roncevalles, and Pamplona.

While one can not predict the future, I’d walk it without a second thought.
 

Washie

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues (2019)
Camino Frances (2020)
Hello, I'm thinking of starting in St Jean on 6/7th of April, nothing booked it's a pipe dream at the moment and walking for maybe 8 or 9 days which will take in Good Friday, Easter Sunday etc, will all alberque be open over the Easter?

Also, will it be very busy at the start of the Camino Frances during April/Easter would I have to book ahead for accomodation or should I be okay?
Thanks for your time.
Buen Camino
I'm arriving into sjpdp on April 7th and starting on the 8th. I have booked accommodation in sjpdp, and Valcarlos but no further as I don't know where I'll be after 2 days with weather etc. I did part of the Camino Portugues last year over Easter and there was no problem with accommodation. So no plans to book in advance for Easter weekend.
 

Cailin O Eire

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked Sarria to Santiago Easter 2014
Hope to walk for 5 days from St Jean Pied De Port to wherever my feet bring me to first week of June 2016
I'm arriving into sjpdp on April 7th and starting on the 8th. I have booked accommodation in sjpdp, and Valcarlos but no further as I don't know where I'll be after 2 days with weather etc. I did part of the Camino Portugues last year over Easter and there was no problem with accommodation. So no plans to book in advance for Easter weekend.
Thank you for your feedback,I just need to decide if I'm doing this now or not 🤞🙏
Buen Camino
 

Cailin O Eire

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked Sarria to Santiago Easter 2014
Hope to walk for 5 days from St Jean Pied De Port to wherever my feet bring me to first week of June 2016
Hiked at Easter in 2019, staying at Roncevalles on Easter Sunday. Had zero issues with food and lodging leading up to that date and only Zubiri had issues with a lack of beds (which seems to be a regular issue there since the municipal closed). There were day-of beds available in SJPdP, Orisson, Roncevalles, and Pamplona.

While one can not predict the future, I’d walk it without a second thought.
Interesting about Zubiri, I must make note of that. Thank you, I feel less apprehensive and more like going for it 🤞🙏
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
...
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
The albergues will be open by then, and yes, it will be already busy-ish as many Spanish and other European pilgrims use their Easter holidays to walk at least a portion of the Camino. If you want to stay in Orrison, you should book ahead, also booking in Zubiri might be a good idea.
BC SY
 

mmmmartin

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santander-SdC bici '14
Plata bici '17
1/2 Plata bici '18
Frances a pie '18
(Porto a pie '19)
The pilgrim office in Santiago expects to be very busy around Easter but 800 kilometres away will be a very different matter.
 

Cailin O Eire

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked Sarria to Santiago Easter 2014
Hope to walk for 5 days from St Jean Pied De Port to wherever my feet bring me to first week of June 2016
I'm close to booking but have that fear that I will be walking and have no one in view, I recall walking from St Jean to Estella in June 2015 it was very busy, but I'm thinking St Jean to Najera in April perhaps I could be on my own at parts...the fear isnt of being on my own, but of encountering someone unsavoury and not be equipped to get away..
Sorry I feel daft saying it but the fear is there 🙈
 

mmmmartin

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santander-SdC bici '14
Plata bici '17
1/2 Plata bici '18
Frances a pie '18
(Porto a pie '19)
You are unlikely to be on your own, esp if you team up with people who you'll inevitably meet at albergues. And as for the risk: when doing a Camino you are at the greatest danger when driving to the airport to take your flight to Spain.
 

mmmmartin

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Santander-SdC bici '14
Plata bici '17
1/2 Plata bici '18
Frances a pie '18
(Porto a pie '19)
You are unlikely to be on your own, esp if you team up with people who you'll inevitably meet at albergues. And as for the risk: when doing a Camino you are at the greatest danger when driving to the airport to take your flight to Spain.
This post by me didn't age well, not at all.....
 

Cailin O Eire

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Walked Sarria to Santiago Easter 2014
Hope to walk for 5 days from St Jean Pied De Port to wherever my feet bring me to first week of June 2016
This post by me didn't age well, not at all.....
Little did any of us think that 2020 would pan out like this.
Until next time, we will just have to tide out the storm on this one!
 

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