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List of albergues, and advice on VdlP in June

Pierre Julian

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Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese & Northern. Sections of Portuguese & Mozarabic.
Hello, I'm wondering if there is a list of accommodation for the VdlP, like the pdf for the French camino? I'm starting on Wednesday the 15th of June, and don't have my guide book with me, so any advice would be helpful.

Also, I'd be going from Salamanca to Santiago, is that recommended at this time of the year?

Lastly, any ideas please about getting from Santiago to Salamancer? I fly into Santiago on Tuesday evening.

Many thanks
 
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trecile

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Also, I'd be going from Salamanca to Santiago, is that recommended at this time of the year?
Personally, it's too hot for me. Today's forecast 36°C


You can use Gronze or an app for albergues.

 

J Willhaus

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Hello, I'm wondering if there is a list of accommodation for the VdlP, like the pdf for the French camino? I'm starting on Wednesday the 5th of June, and don't have my guide book with me, so any advice would be helpful.

Also, I'd be going from Salamanca to Santiago, is that recommended at this time of the year?

Lastly, any ideas please about getting from Santiago to Salamancer? I fly into Santiago on Tuesday evening.

Many thanks
I think Gerald Kelley 's guidebook may be online. Maybe @geraldkelly will respond?
 
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peregrina2000

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Thanks. Any recommendations for a camino which is a bit cooler?

Though northern Spain is due for a heat wave this week, I persoally would start in the north — there’s the Lebañiego/Vadiniense, the Olvidado from Bilbao (which would be my first choice, and then in Ponferrada you could take the Invierno rather than the Francés), the Viejo from Pampona, or one of the northern Portuguese routes, such as the Caminho Portugues Interior from Viseu or the Geira from Braga. All of these routes have good information here on the forum, from members who have walked recently. I don’t see Primitivo on your list either, which would be another good choice, IMHO.
 

geraldkelly

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Hello, I'm wondering if there is a list of accommodation for the VdlP, like the pdf for the French camino? I'm starting on Wednesday the 5th of June, and don't have my guide book with me, so any advice would be helpful.

Also, I'd be going from Salamanca to Santiago, is that recommended at this time of the year?

Lastly, any ideas please about getting from Santiago to Salamancer? I fly into Santiago on Tuesday evening.

Many thanks
Hi Pierre

The latest info on open albergues on the Via / Camino Sanabres is here:

viadelaplataguide.net/pages/updates

I keep this up-to-date as people send me information.

You can also download the guide in PDF format from there.

Regarding the weather, if you're starting in Salamanca the weather conditions will be similar to the Camino Frances. So, yes it's hot at the moment but not like down around Seville.

Best wishes and Buen Camino!
Gerald

ps. I presume your starting date is a typo.
 

Pierre Julian

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Pierre Julian

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Hi Pierre

The latest info on open albergues on the Via / Camino Sanabres is here:

viadelaplataguide.net/pages/updates

I keep this up-to-date as people send me information.

You can also download the guide in PDF format from there.

Regarding the weather, if you're starting in Salamanca the weather conditions will be similar to the Camino Frances. So, yes it's hot at the moment but not like down around Seville.

Best wishes and Buen Camino!
Gerald

ps. I presume your starting date is a typo.
Many thanks Gerald, yes, it is a typo, it is meant to be 15th June! That's really helpful information. Best wishes
 
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Pierre Julian

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Frances, Ingles, VdP, San Salvador, Aragonese & Northern. Sections of Portuguese & Mozarabic.
Though northern Spain is due for a heat wave this week, I persoally would start in the north — there’s the Lebañiego/Vadiniense, the Olvidado from Bilbao (which would be my first choice, and then in Ponferrada you could take the Invierno rather than the Francés), the Viejo from Pampona, or one of the northern Portuguese routes, such as the Caminho Portugues Interior from Viseu or the Geira from Braga. All of these routes have good information here on the forum, from members who have walked recently. I don’t see Primitivo on your list either, which would be another good choice, IMHO.
Thanks very much Peregrina, so helpful. I'm torn between returning to the Via or heading accross to one of the northern. I always make up my mind last minute! May I ask you please, why is the Olvidado your first choice? Would there be enough albergues open at the moment? Do you like the Lebañiego? It sounds lovely also. Thanks
 

wisepilgrim

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Thanks very much, I had completely forgotten about that wonderful website which I've used in the past. Are the albergues listed there open now, or is this pre-covid, many thanks.
To the best of my knowledge all of the ones listed are open. If you are looking at a city page on the website you will see accommodation listed by type, and one of those is CLOSED… I did this to emphasize that the albergue existed but is currently closed. But the full list only contains open properties.
 

peregrina2000

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why is the Olvidado your first choice? Would there be enough albergues open at the moment?
The Olvidado, especially the part from Aguilar de Campoó onward, has the most beautiful mountain stages I’ve ever walked. It is not a camino that is fully equipped with albergues, but there are more than a few, and there were always pensiones or small hotels available. And the albergues that are there are all open, I believe. Ender’s guide has a list of albergue and non-albergue lodging. There was a pilgrim several weeks ago who ran into a very weird situation with no lodging available for a stretch of about 90 km, and I never heard what the cause was. But I think that @QuailHiker and @kcaldaba (who walked from Boñar to Ponferrada) found places to stay without too much hassle. You should check out their live thread.
 

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