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Saint Jean Pied de Port - Roncesvalles (Ruta de Napoleón) in Oct

Camino(s) past & future
Planning to do my first walk this year (2017)
#1
HI All,

Visiting Spain in mid october for business and was thinking about the camino starting in Saint Jan Pied de Port and heading south for about a week. A concern however is that from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles many albergue along that way seem to be closed in October and I fear that all height meters will make it a thought first walking day.

Any nsighst to share? (First choice is to do start Oct 23... if not possible maybe i can manage before work trip. then Oct 9th).

Any insights/tips to share?
 

falcon269

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#2
Actually, you will be heading west!;)

Things will close after October, though October 28 may be closing for some. It will have little effect for the week from SJPdP. There are not that many stops before Pamplona, and they probably will be open. You will be fine, I think.
 

KinkyOne

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#3
HI All,

Visiting Spain in mid october for business and was thinking about the camino starting in Saint Jan Pied de Port and heading south for about a week. A concern however is that from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles many albergue along that way seem to be closed in October and I fear that all height meters will make it a thought first walking day.

Any nsighst to share? (First choice is to do start Oct 23... if not possible maybe i can manage before work trip. then Oct 9th).

Any insights/tips to share?
On Route Napoleon albergue in Huntto will be opened until Nov 15th and I think Orisson also until end of October.
On Valcarlos Route the albergue in Valcarlos is opened whole year so is the one in Roncesvalles and many of them all the way to Logrono which would be roughly your ending point for one week of walking.

Buen Camino!
 

Marbe2

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2015 SJPD to Burgos
2017 Leon to Santiago
Pamplona to Santiago Mar. 2018
Burgos - SCDC (Oct 18)
#5
Orisson may close earlier...I think it depends on the weather??
 
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Tobym1973

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French Way, San Jan to Estella 2018 plan to continue it in 2019 or do the Portuguese Way
#6
Might be good to look into route 2 in case like us in August we were advised to go the alternative route as the weather was bad on over the Pyranees on Naploeon route, dont be fooled as this route is just as tough.. Either way you will love it just study it as much as you would the Napoleon route. This is doable in a day but make plenty little stops, rest the feet, plenty water and stop in Valcarlos for food as there is no option to do so after there nor are there any water stops after there either. Lots of different terrain, road, forest paths and steep pathways. Buen Camino :)
 
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fall 2018
#7
We were scheduled to stay in Orisson on Oct 11th, but they cancelled us. They are closing early for renovations. We will arrange a shuttle (Express Bouricott) to pick us up after walking to Virgin of Orisson to take us back to St Jean PdeP, and then the next day back to the Virgin of Orisson to continue our walk. It was a disappointment to not stay at Orisson, but this sounds doable.
Bonnie
 
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Frances
#8
We were scheduled to stay in Orisson on Oct 11th, but they cancelled us. They are closing early for renovations. We will arrange a shuttle (Express Bouricott) to pick us up after walking to Virgin of Orisson to take us back to St Jean PdeP, and then the next day back to the Virgin of Orisson to continue our walk. It was a disappointment to not stay at Orisson, but this sounds doable.
Bonnie
Hi BonnieS - do you know of Orisson will be closed altogether at that time or is it just the lodging part? I will be passing up there a couple of days later and was hoping to grab a bite and a coffee on the way by...
 
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fall 2018
#11
My impression is that they are simply closed, everything. I had asked about their second place to sleep (a km away or so) and they said it too was closed.

Buen Camino!
Bonnie
 

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