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Orrison is full Sept. 9th

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Shawnasong

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2016
I just heard back from the folks at the refuge that it is full on Friday the 9th.

I am planning to leave SJPdP on the 9th and was hoping to stay there. But now, I plan to walk the whole way across the mountains. Anyone else doing this that day?

Also, I arrive in Madrid on the 8th around 8:00 in the morning and then will travel that day to St. Jean. Again, anyone here doing that as well? Maybe a shared taxi part of the way?

Pura vida and Buen Camino!
Shawna
 

MegH

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September/October 2016
I just heard back from the folks at the refuge that it is full on Friday the 9th.

I am planning to leave SJPdP on the 9th and was hoping to stay there. But now, I plan to walk the whole way across the mountains. Anyone else doing this that day?

Also, I arrive in Madrid on the 8th around 8:00 in the morning and then will travel that day to St. Jean. Again, anyone here doing that as well? Maybe a shared taxi part of the way?

Pura vida and Buen Camino!
Shawna
 

MegH

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September/October 2016
Have you tried booking direct? I mistakenly tried booking through anoth webpage, which told me thre was no space but then managed to book direct for mid September. All good wishes
 

Shawnasong

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2016
Have you tried booking direct? I mistakenly tried booking through anoth webpage, which told me thre was no space but then managed to book direct for mid September. All good wishes
I tried directly with the refuge itself and heard back from the proprietor.

SY, thanks for the information about Huntto. I will look into it.

Buen Camino,
Shawna
 

KristinK

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
August 14, 2016 SJ-Santiago-Finisterre
I say try again closer to your date. I booked 4 days out and several people were there with no reservation at all. This was earlier this week and last week, so definitely try again...I almost gave up my bed to keep going as it's either a very easy 2 days or one incredibly hard single day (relatively speaking of course)!

Buen Camino,

Kristin
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
Orisson offers 28 beds; with the other two possibilities that escape the hype Orisson / Hunto combined provide some 70 odd beds; Valcarlos provides 24, plus 20 odd in various hotel / Hostal accommodations. While we see frequently see reports of Orrison being booked-out we never seem to see reports of similar conditions at Valcarlos. It would seem that most of the hundreds that depart StJdP every morning in peak season are walking to Roncevalles (or wild camping or very, very lost).

Most people, if reasonably fit and prepared, can walk 25k in a leisurely day.
 

Albertagirl

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
I tried directly with the refuge itself and heard back from the proprietor.

SY, thanks for the information about Huntto. I will look into it.

Buen Camino,
Shawna
@Shawnasong
Are you familiar with Kayola? It is a basic albergue about .8 km. before Orisson and run by Orisson. There is a kitchen, but pilgrims who stay there can also book their meals at Orisson. I am not sure if you asked about space at Orisson and didn't mention Kayola if it would necessarily also be full.
 

Felipe

Veteran Member
I just heard back from the folks at the refuge that it is full on Friday the 9th.
Maybe a shared taxi part of the way?
Pura vida and Buen Camino!
Shawna
Don't let yourself be overwhelmed by the "should stay in Orisson" mantra. As mentioned above, this convenient albergue has only 28 beds. That is just a tiny fraction of all people doing this stage in summer. I saw walkers of every age and fitness condition doing it without particular problems. Exhausting? yes. Doable? Definitely.
Liked very much your "Pura vida!" It is a kind of untranslatable, very emotional expression.
Buen camino!
 

Shawnasong

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2016
I am grateful for all of the input that you folks so generously offer up. I have no anxiety whatsoever about this journey. I trust that everything will unfold exactly as it is meant to. Maybe I will stay somewhere in the Pyrenees the first night, maybe not. Your suggestions give me peace in knowing that there are so many possibilities. Thank you for being part of my journey, and helping me to just let go.
Yes, indeed, Pura vida!
Shawna
 

Scarlet Fez

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Frances Sept/Oct 2016
Camino Portuguese Oct 2017
Del Norde Start 2nd May 2018
Shawna I was in the same position and tried to book the Orrison for the 15/09 but alas it was full. They did however offer me the Kayola which I have decided to take so as to not over do it at the beginning. Then it's go with the flow!!
 

Shawnasong

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2016
Hmm, they didn't mention anything to me about Kayola, and I forgot to inquire. I am leaving it up to fate.
Buen Camino!
Shawna
 

Sandra Ashby

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September
I just heard back from the folks at the refuge that it is full on Friday the 9th.

I am planning to leave SJPdP on the 9th and was hoping to stay there. But now, I plan to walk the whole way across the mountains. Anyone else doing this that day?

Also, I arrive in Madrid on the 8th around 8:00 in the morning and then will travel that day to St. Jean. Again, anyone here doing that as well? Maybe a shared taxi part of the way?

Pura vida and Buen Camino!
Shawna
Hi Shawna, I will be arriving in SJPP on the 9th from Biarritz. I have not decided yet whether to stay the night there or to take a taxi to Roncevalles. Perhaps we could share a taxi for part of the way.
 

Shawnasong

Member
Camino(s) past & future
September 2016
Hi Sandra,
Thank you for the idea. I remain open to possibilities. At this point, I feel determined to walk the whole way, whether in one day or in stages. If I decide not to cross the Pyrenees, then I will just start in Roncesvalles, since that is where I go first from Madrid. See you along the way.
Buen Camino!
Shawna
 

Sandra Ashby

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
September
Hi Sandra,
Thank you for the idea. I remain open to possibilities. At this point, I feel determined to walk the whole way, whether in one day or in stages. If I decide not to cross the Pyrenees, then I will just start in Roncesvalles, since that is where I go first from Madrid. See you along the way.
Buen Camino!
Shawna
No worries...I am open to what may happen...I may walk part of the distance but I doubt I will walk the whole way to Roncevalles......I hope to see you on the way....Buen Camino!
 

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