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From tropical Australia to the Levante in February

Camino(s) past & future
VdLP-Sanabres-Fisterra (Summer 2015); Future? Levante-VDLP-Invierno (Feb/Mar 2019);
#1
We leave Australia on the 1st, fly to Barcelona and have a couple of days playing tourist to adjust to the time and climate difference ie going from 30+ deg C with maximum humidity to anywhere between 0-20 deg C and comparatively dry. And cold rain which will be a novelty. Official start date is 6th of February to start walking from Valencia.
So Levante, Astorga leg of the VDLP, a tiny part of the CF, the Invierno and then the Sanabres into SdC. I'm hoping to make it to Muxia as well.

Anyone else walking those times?
 
Camino(s) past & future
C. Francés (2004-), C. Portugués, C. de Madrid, 1/2 V. Plata, 1/8 Levante, hospitalera Grado 2016.
#2
The first few days may be quite warm - the orange groves of Valencia were quite warm when we walked in December, a few years ago.
 

Kiernan

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés febr/march (2012)
Camino Francés febr/march (2019)
#3
By the time you land in Barcelona I'll be almost packing for my Francés :).
I wouldn't count on 20 degrees......but less. Anyway, if you both need an extra jumper :Dor any help during your "adjusting days", just tell me, and I'll be glad to be useful
 
#4
20c would also surprise me! I walked Valencia-Toledo in the months of June/July but the Toledo-Zamora section in early April and I experienced freezing rain in the mountains and temperatures of 1c leaving Avila. Gloves and hat are a must!
 

JLWV

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Levante (2014-2016); Levante to Toledo (2017-2018), to be continued; Fisterra & Muxia (2018);
#5
The Met Office offers the statistics over the last 30 years:
For February
Valencia: average minimum 7,8 C, average 12,5 C, average maximum 17,1 C, relative moisture 64%, but this is the coast, after a week you will be in a different climate...
Albacete, same datas: 1,0 - 6,8 - 12,5 - 71%
Toledo: 2,6 - 8,3 - 14,0 - 69 %
Just before Avila you will reach an altitude of 1.300 m, and snow is usual there.
Buen camino
 
Camino(s) past & future
VdLP-Sanabres-Fisterra (Summer 2015); Future? Levante-VDLP-Invierno (Feb/Mar 2019);
#6
The Met Office offers the statistics over the last 30 years:
For February
Valencia: average minimum 7,8 C, average 12,5 C, average maximum 17,1 C, relative moisture 64%, but this is the coast, after a week you will be in a different climate...
Albacete, same datas: 1,0 - 6,8 - 12,5 - 71%
Toledo: 2,6 - 8,3 - 14,0 - 69 %
Just before Avila you will reach an altitude of 1.300 m, and snow is usual there.
Buen camino
While I have lived in the tropics for the last couple of decades, I originate from southern NZ. I'm assuming late winter/spring temps similar to parts of Central Otago (and Sanabria reminds me so much of that area!) so have enough variety of clothes to be able to cope with subzero conditions including awful wind. My biggest worry is that my partner's asthma will become an issue.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Mar-Apr 2017, Jan-Feb 2019
#7
Hi Donna.
Fellow Aussie here. I will be starting my Camino on 21st Jan but I'm doing the Frances. Who knows, maybe we'll cross paths in Astoria? I'll keep an eye out for you. Been Camino!
 

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